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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night $9.99 @ Blockbuster (Brand New)


#1 savestheday888   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 11:50 PM

I was browsing the games at a local Blockbuster, one without a Game Rush. I found a brand new copy of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night marked $14.99. I've been looking at this game on Ebay, and noticed that it sells used for around $15, without shipping, and around $20 brand new. I figured, what the heck? I can't pass up a sealed copy. To make a long story short, when the clerk rang the game up, it came up at $9.99 + tax. In case someone was looking for an awesome ps1 game, brand new ,and for a cheap price, check out your local Blockbuster (or Game Rush).

#2 BIG5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2027 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:04 AM

I've actually been tempted to grab the copy at my BB even though I already have the game. Is that weird?

#3 GTmaster39   Wes Wes Ya'll CAGiversary!   1188 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:09 AM

I was browsing the games at a local Blockbuster, one without a Game Rush. I found a brand new copy of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night marked $14.99. I've been looking at this game on Ebay, and noticed that it sells used for around $15, without shipping, and around $20 brand new. I figured, what the heck? I can't pass up a sealed copy. To make a long story short, when the clerk rang the game up, it came up at $9.99 + tax. In case someone was looking for an awesome ps1 game, brand new ,and for a cheap price, check out your local Blockbuster (or Game Rush).



Your not mentioning the fact that you picked up a Greatest Hits version, those things are a dime a dozen. If it was a black labeled one, then I might have said something more meaningful.
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#4 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19143 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:09 AM

I've actually been tempted to grab the copy at my BB even though I already have the game. Is that weird?


yes

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#5 AdamInPlaidum   Wii will rock you. CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:20 AM

This one has been covered rather extensively. Still a great deal, though. It almost makes me want to buy two copies!
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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:24 AM

Well, you get about $12.00 trade in with the 40% bonus at Gamestop. So if you see four, pick them up and make a whopping 8 dollar profit.

#7 illennium   Systems Analyst CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:04 AM

Your not mentioning the fact that you picked up a Greatest Hits version, those things are a dime a dozen. If it was a black labeled one, then I might have said something more meaningful.


Is there a difference to anyone who's not a total nerd, i.e., is the game content any different?

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:09 AM

Your not mentioning the fact that you picked up a Greatest Hits version, those things are a dime a dozen. If it was a black labeled one, then I might have said something more meaningful.


Where can you get a sealed GH hits version for a cheaper price?
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Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:20 AM

Is there a difference to anyone who's not a total nerd, i.e., is the game content any different?



Some people collect Video games, and verision means a lot.

#10 Scarface7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3976 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:30 AM

Anyone willing to pick me up a copy? Let me know and we'll work something out.
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#11 Aleryn   CheapassSinceGradeSchool CAGiversary!   764 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:41 AM

I've actually been tempted to grab the copy at my BB even though I already have the game. Is that weird?


Oh hell no. I saw two copies at Costco one day and snagged 'em both ($14 a piece). Even though I've had a copy of the game since 1997. Best non-rpg on the entirety of the PS1 IMO. Only downside is it could use a HARD mode.

#12 OldTime   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:44 AM

Is there a difference to anyone who's not a total nerd, i.e., is the game content any different?



Yes, because we all know you are joe cool.:roll:
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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:10 AM

Anyone willing to pick me up a copy? Let me know and we'll work something out.


I may be able to. I'll PM you if I can find one.
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#14 savestheday888   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:14 AM

Yeah, I wish it wasn't the greatest hits version. That green bar on the side of the case is really killing me. I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:27 AM

Yeah, I wish it wasn't the greatest hits version. That green bar on the side of the case is really killing me. I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight.


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#16 savestheday888   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:32 AM

*hugs and caresses non GH version, along with rare BradyGames strategy guide*


Thinking about that strategy guide is making me crazy. I don't think I'll be able to live without that rare compilation of shiny pictures, and information that I can find on the internet for free....if need be.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:08 AM

The Sarcasm is strong with these ones

hahaha i love it though, funny stuff

But yeah, I never saw much use for collecting videogames. On the same token, I stare in awe at some people's MASSIVE collections. But still, I bought the GH version of this game ages ago and it didn't sully it for me one bit. I say if you haven't played this game yet, $15 is an ABSOLUTE STEAL!!! I played it a couple of months ago... It still holds up as one of the greater games of all time, in my book. And yes greater, not greatest. I figured "greater" was more flame retardant.

#18 Sulmona   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   517 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:01 AM

if you can get a bunch of them u can sell them on ebay for $25 apiece, i got like 6 of them at two blockbusters awhile ago so i netted like $90 for virtually no work.

#19 Scarface7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3976 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:15 AM

I may be able to. I'll PM you if I can find one.

That'd be awesome. :-)
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#20 radjago   Long-time CAG CAGiversary!   4069 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:23 AM

I've seen these locally at Blockbuster as well. Most were GH, IIRC. If anyone wants me to pick one up, PM me and we'll work it out.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 02:33 PM

Is there a difference to anyone who's not a total nerd, i.e., is the game content any different?


No, the only difference is packaging. If you can handle the green stripe on the Greatest Hits version, you might as well get the game new for less. Some people would rather pay more for a copy without the green stripe.

#22 urzishra14   Who are you? I'm Batman. CAGiversary!   2385 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 02:47 PM

the GH packaging never bothered me that much.. i personally like the xbox version the platinum packaging better.. at least it doesn't look totally retarded.
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#23 willardhaven   Thief of Life CAGiversary!   7073 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 02:58 PM

I have plenty of first-edition games, but seriously, people are crazy about not buying games with the GH logo... it's ridiculous.

#24 MaxBiaggi2   Assistant Produce Manager CAGiversary!   1164 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:35 PM

I should mention that the Greatest Hits packaging for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night does more than add a green stripe to the case inserts. Where the original disc has color artwork of Alucard on one side, the Greatest Hits version disc is simply silver in color with black lettering. It's a striking visual and aesthetic difference when you compare the two discs side to side, but the game itself remains exactly the same in both versions.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:41 PM

I have plenty of first-edition games, but seriously, people are crazy about not buying games with the GH logo... it's ridiculous.


I agree.

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#26 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19143 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:18 PM

IF you ask me both the GH and black strip cover look like crap compare to the Japanese cover

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#27 Zoglog   Blogging = AIDS CAGiversary!   6498 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:08 PM

Dunno, I just think he was trying to be an elitist prick =p.

#28 zman73   Got six? CAGiversary!   3583 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 09:11 PM

Picked this one up a while back, loved it... if your BB has this... get it... to heck with the damn packaging... as long as it HAS it I am cool... since I buy these games for myself
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#29 nakanenui   O-O CAGiversary!   1853 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:25 PM

has anyone seen these in store anywhere in los angeles. i tried the bb website, but it isnt allowing the search stores near me option.
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#30 radjago   Long-time CAG CAGiversary!   4069 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:34 PM

I have plenty of first-edition games, but seriously, people are crazy about not buying games with the GH logo... it's ridiculous.

I think the appeal is having a collection that looks uniform. GH versions usually have lower production runs than the original, making that version more rare.