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PC Engine - Too Good To Be True?


#1 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4388 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:16 PM

I'm in the market to get a PC Engine to play my old Turbo Duo games on since the CD player is not region locked.

I see one on Amazon for $9.21, that's too good to be true, right?

 

https://www.amazon.c...8&condition=all

Top of the list.
 



#2 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1747 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:28 PM

Seems like. It's important to note that the PC Engine was pretty popular in Japan, and designed as a budget system. It's possible that you could find a PC Engine in a Japanese thrift store for that price. Not likely, but possible.

 

It's also worth noting that the seller is located in Japan, so you'll be waiting for the item to arrive, if it gets there at all. On the other hand, it's just ten dollars. Might be worth rolling the dice.

 

EDIT: Checked on eBay. The absolute best price I've been able to find for a PC Engine is fifty dollars working, and thirty-eight dollars broken.



#3 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4388 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:39 PM

Seems like. It's important to note that the PC Engine was pretty popular in Japan, and designed as a budget system. It's possible that you could find a PC Engine in a Japanese thrift store for that price. Not likely, but possible.

 

It's also worth noting that the seller is located in Japan, so you'll be waiting for the item to arrive, if it gets there at all. On the other hand, it's just ten dollars. Might be worth rolling the dice.

 

EDIT: Checked on eBay. The absolute best price I've been able to find for a PC Engine is fifty dollars working, and thirty-eight dollars broken.

Exactly my thoughts, it almost sounded like a shipping scam (eBay does it often, low price, high shipping) if you read the desc, but.. shipping is free.

 

Thank you for interesting in our product!! This item is very good condition. We will ship the item is safely packed carefully from Japan. The delivery time is about 4-10 days by Expedited Shipping(EMS). This EMS is insured and tracking number is included. So I recommend you to order by EMS. If you choose Standard Shipping (SAL), the item to be delivered about 15-30 days. «



#4 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1747 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:51 AM

Nobody's taken the plunge on this sale. Evidently everyone else is having serious doubts about it, too.



#5 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4388 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:25 PM

Nobody's taken the plunge on this sale. Evidently everyone else is having serious doubts about it, too.

Looks like someone took the dive!