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#8221 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4446 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:10 PM

People complaining about paying $60+ a game. I paid $80-90 for new SNES games back in the 90s and you got paid a lot less money per hour  back then than now (I remember minimum wage was $3.35 or so). Granted, I was about 20 and still lived at my parents' house, so I could buy these games back then. But then again, cartridges cost a lot more than discs and we got colored manuals and sometimes maps with the games back in the day.



#8222 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7102 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:15 PM

I hate when people do that. Your experience doesn't invalidate others. Great that you paid $80+ for games. Others still don't want to pay over $60+. 

 

Been on CAG for a very long time, never paid over MSRP for any game for my personal collection. No reason to. Even back during the SNES days, sales and clearances still went on. 

 

Sucks that you paid $80+ for games, but others rather not.



#8223 Super Sonic   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   788 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:16 PM

I would gladly pay $80-90 a game if I could go back to 90's pricing on housing/healthcare/food/college etc as well. That $3.35 had more buying power then than the 7.25 does today.



#8224 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4446 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:23 PM

I understand its everyone's prerogative to not want to pay over a certain amount for games. I'm just saying its much easier now to pay for said games because amount of effort or time worked needed to pay for the game is less. Minimum wage in my state is about to go up to $15 (hell, Whataburger in my area is starting at $16/hr..fast food!). That's roughly 5 hours of work to buy a game if you make minimum wage and most should be making more than that. Of course this should be after paying bills, but still. I had to work many more hours to be able to buy the new games back then. That's all I'm saying. I can easily afford the games these days especially when they are lower priced than back then and we all make more compared to before. But of course, we all love to get deals when we can.

 

I just feel gaming these days is easier to get into because of websites like this one that didn't exist back in the day sharing constant clearances, sales, coupons, etc., and games actually not increasing in price like I thought they would compared to the 90s. Today's game prices adjusted to inflation compared to then would cost over $100 new, but thankfully they do not.



#8225 SlaughterX   Teh Killer CAGiversary!   1551 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2021 - 11:40 PM

I hate when people do that. Your experience doesn't invalidate others. Great that you paid $80+ for games. Others still don't want to pay over $60+.

Been on CAG for a very long time, never paid over MSRP for any game for my personal collection. No reason to. Even back during the SNES days, sales and clearances still went on.

Sucks that you paid $80+ for games, but others rather not.


He's saying that was the MSRP for certain games back then. I think Chrono Trigger might have been one of those games, but I wouldn't know since I got that game for $30 in the clearance bin at Walmart back in the day. Also got Suikoden 2 for $20 at Walmart.

#8226 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7102 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 11:59 PM

He's saying that was the MSRP for certain games back then. I think Chrono Trigger might have been one of those games, but I wouldn't know since I got that game for $30 in the clearance bin at Walmart back in the day. Also got Suikoden 2 for $20 at Walmart.

I understand what he's saying. But choosing to pay MSRP back than doesn't invalidate others not choosing to pay it now even if it's a cheaper MSRP.

 

While we're at it, let's look at an ad for SNES games from 1993 from TRU. Notice the several games that were on sale, including first party Nintendo titles. Sales and clearances happened back than and I hope people just waited for those instead of shelling out $80+ for any game. Though I'm glad we have CAG now where we can more easily save money now. 

 

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#8227 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9714 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2021 - 01:12 AM

People complaining about paying $60+ a game. I paid $80-90 for new SNES games back in the 90s and you got paid a lot less money per hour  back then than now (I remember minimum wage was $3.35 or so). Granted, I was about 20 and still lived at my parents' house, so I could buy these games back then. But then again, cartridges cost a lot more than discs and we got colored manuals and sometimes maps with the games back in the day.

Yes, it sounds so stupid when people say "old SNES/PS1 rpgs are so expensive now!"  No they aren't.  Not even in the slightest.  In fact most of those games are cheaper now after inflation than they were in the 90s.  I see people say that all the time. 



#8228 Artistic  

Posted 22 July 2021 - 02:50 AM

People complaining about paying $60+ a game. I paid $80-90 for new SNES games back in the 90s and you got paid a lot less money per hour  back then than now (I remember minimum wage was $3.35 or so). Granted, I was about 20 and still lived at my parents' house, so I could buy these games back then. But then again, cartridges cost a lot more than discs and we got colored manuals and sometimes maps with the games back in the day.

Never knew games used to cost that much and I thought $70 was pushing it a bit.



#8229 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4446 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 03:47 AM

Never knew games used to cost that much and I thought $70 was pushing it a bit.

Not all Super Nintendo and Genesis games cost that much at release. Some released at $50 while others were $70-90. IIRC, Street Fighter 2, Illusion of Gaia, Chrono Trigger, Killer Instinct were on the higher end. I remember buying these games at Babbages at the time. Phantasy Star 4 for Genesis cost $100 at launch. It had a lot to do with how much memory each game used as well as RPGs usually cost more back in the day.



#8230 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2311 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 05:55 AM

Not all Super Nintendo and Genesis games cost that much at release. Some released at $50 while others were $70-90. IIRC, Street Fighter 2, Illusion of Gaia, Chrono Trigger, Killer Instinct were on the higher end. I remember buying these games at Babbages at the time. Phantasy Star 4 for Genesis cost $100 at launch. It had a lot to do with how much memory each game used as well as RPGs usually cost more back in the day.

When the SNES was released, first party games (Pilotwings and F-Zero) were $49.99 and third party games were $59.99.  Most games held to this up through the later years, when larger carts and more advanced chips were included.  Street Fighter 2 was the first 16 megabit game and cost $74.99.  I remember David Perry (of Shiny/Earthworm Jim fame) complaining about competing with Nintendo first party titles like Donkey Kong Country versus Earthworm Jim because Nintendo always made theirs cheaper.

I believe Phantasy Star 4 was a little less than that ($90 maybe?), but Virtua Racing was definitely the most expensive due to the tech in the cart.



#8231 SackAttack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   925 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 08:21 AM

When the SNES was released, first party games (Pilotwings and F-Zero) were $49.99 and third party games were $59.99.  Most games held to this up through the later years, when larger carts and more advanced chips were included.  Street Fighter 2 was the first 16 megabit game and cost $74.99.  I remember David Perry (of Shiny/Earthworm Jim fame) complaining about competing with Nintendo first party titles like Donkey Kong Country versus Earthworm Jim because Nintendo always made theirs cheaper.

I believe Phantasy Star 4 was a little less than that ($90 maybe?), but Virtua Racing was definitely the most expensive due to the tech in the cart.

Might depend on where you shopped on Phantasy Star IV. I remember seeing it for $100. Rented it instead and bought a used copy years later.



#8232 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   7114 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2021 - 11:01 AM

Makes sense why my dad took me to Blockbuster every week instead of us buying new games, and why we also bought used games.

#8233 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2311 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 12:09 PM

Might depend on where you shopped on Phantasy Star IV. I remember seeing it for $100. Rented it instead and bought a used copy years later.

Yeah, there was some price variation, but for the most part prices were consistent where I was because there were three game stores in the mall where I worked back then.  That resulted in prices not really being a premium because you could walk a few hundred feet and get a better price if it happened.  It was pretty well known at the EB where I worked they had different pricing models depending on how many competing stores where in the mall of the store on some items.

 

My manager was a jerk and always tried to make us pretend we were the only store in the mall for customers since we were centrally located.  But if we were out of some popular game, like Madden '92 (aging myself here) and someone asked for it I'd suggest they take a short walk in a "certain direction" and they might be happy.



#8234 ppitchfork  

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 01:19 PM

Games were pretty expensive back in the day. My friends and I would share our games, and we’d all go to Funcoland together and decide which of our games we were trading and which we were getting. Once I was old enough to get a job at six flags I was able to buy more games (FFIII and Chrono Trigger cost me like a whole week’s wages each). That said, I refuse to pay that much now because costs *should* be lower these days. These gaming companies have a lot of your personal information, buying habits, playing habits, etc now. They had none of that back in the day. There are also better resale options now. If I’m going to be out more than $10 for a game after I’ve sold it on eBay these days I’m not buying it.

#8235 zander1123   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   40 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 02:47 PM

So I got drafted into trying to find a PS5 for my nephew.  My sister is fine with the bundle, is it true I can just walk into a gamestop and pre-order one now for some point in the future? 



#8236 DrBayrd  

Posted 22 July 2021 - 04:13 PM

So I got drafted into trying to find a PS5 for my nephew. My sister is fine with the bundle, is it true I can just walk into a gamestop and pre-order one now for some point in the future?

They’re online only. They haven’t done walk-in preorders for ps5 in a while. Pro members get early access to next gen bundles when they go live though.

#8237 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3893 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2021 - 04:20 PM

Might depend on where you shopped on Phantasy Star IV. I remember seeing it for $100. Rented it instead and bought a used copy years later.

PSIV is not a short game..... how many tiem you rent ti befoire beating it.  PSIV is so  expensive it is not funny,  I heard rumor it is because of Ballmer hate rpg and make it so expensive so the game would tank but then game like chrono trigger cost as much.



#8238 zander1123   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   40 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 04:33 PM

They’re online only. They haven’t done walk-in preorders for ps5 in a while. Pro members get early access to next gen bundles when they go live though.

oh for real?  I'll pay 5 dollars a month for this. Do we know roughly when the next drop is? 



#8239 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3893 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2021 - 04:56 PM

oh for real?  I'll pay 5 dollars a month for this. Do we know roughly when the next drop is? 

The last was a week ago... so i am guessing 2 weeks ish maybe?



#8240 chrono31  

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 05:15 PM

People complaining about paying $60+ a game. I paid $80-90 for new SNES games back in the 90s and you got paid a lot less money per hour  back then than now (I remember minimum wage was $3.35 or so). Granted, I was about 20 and still lived at my parents' house, so I could buy these games back then. But then again, cartridges cost a lot more than discs and we got colored manuals and sometimes maps with the games back in the day.

Games or any product or service is only worth what someone is willing to pay for them.  If millions of people are willing to pay $70 for a game that price point is fine, if not its not.  Nintendo 64 cartridges cost around $30 just for a blank cartridge, blu ray discs are what a buck?  Technology such as TV's, computers, dvd/blu ray players dropped dramatically over time.  In the 90's you could buy a computer for $2,000 that had less power than my watch. My first lcd tv was 40inches and cost around 2,000.  Inflation isn't always the only argument when it comes to technology.  If Playstation is seeing fewer sales of games at $70, they are going to need to find ways to lower the cost of developing games.  Pirates of the Caribbean On Strangers Tide cost $379 million to make, how much did I pay to watch it nothing I watched it on ABC one afternoon.



#8241 SackAttack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   925 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 07:38 AM

PSIV is not a short game..... how many tiem you rent ti befoire beating it.  PSIV is so  expensive it is not funny,  I heard rumor it is because of Ballmer hate rpg and make it so expensive so the game would tank but then game like chrono trigger cost as much.

I was young enough when it happened that it wasn't about beating it as much as 'ooh, this concept appeals to me, I should try it."

It was YEARS after that before I REALLY got into RPGs as a genre. Like, my early adulthood when I had a disposable income of my own and could not only buy my own games but could backfill my collection.

At that point in time, it was a novelty to me, so I think I only rented it once or maybe twice.



#8242 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3893 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2021 - 04:30 PM

I understand its everyone's prerogative to not want to pay over a certain amount for games. I'm just saying its much easier now to pay for said games because amount of effort or time worked needed to pay for the game is less. Minimum wage in my state is about to go up to $15 (hell, Whataburger in my area is starting at $16/hr..fast food!). That's roughly 5 hours of work to buy a game if you make minimum wage and most should be making more than that. Of course this should be after paying bills, but still. I had to work many more hours to be able to buy the new games back then. That's all I'm saying. I can easily afford the games these days especially when they are lower priced than back then and we all make more compared to before. But of course, we all love to get deals when we can.

 

I just feel gaming these days is easier to get into because of websites like this one that didn't exist back in the day sharing constant clearances, sales, coupons, etc., and games actually not increasing in price like I thought they would compared to the 90s. Today's game prices adjusted to inflation compared to then would cost over $100 new, but thankfully they do not.

The way I do it, unless it is a ga,e that I really really like, i buy it at launch and beat it anmd sell it asap to coup cost.  Or camp target and best buy for their buy 2 get 1 free deal.  



#8243 DrBayrd  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 01:47 PM

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#8244 Nephilim_BC  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 02:34 PM

greatness is going to keep waiting, im team xbox now  :-



#8245 jupiterjones   WHAT THE CUSS!?! CAGiversary!   1216 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 02:44 PM

Been kinda swaying back and forth on wanting a PS5, but seeing these crazy-priced bundles really pushes me back off the fence into the firm "nope" camp. While the games included aren't the worst (minus sports titles), I don't feel like paying retail for stuff I'll pick up later on (for cheaper). Guess I should just keep holding off til next year (unless I happen to stumble upon a decent Target/WM drop with no bundled junk).



#8246 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3893 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 03:25 PM

wow gamestop run out of the bundle pretty quickly today.  Been spaming refresh for the past 30 and sold out



#8247 darthbster31   Herpaderp CAGiversary!   305 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 07:40 PM

Been kinda swaying back and forth on wanting a PS5, but seeing these crazy-priced bundles really pushes me back off the fence into the firm "nope" camp. While the games included aren't the worst (minus sports titles), I don't feel like paying retail for stuff I'll pick up later on (for cheaper). Guess I should just keep holding off til next year (unless I happen to stumble upon a decent Target/WM drop with no bundled junk).


Yeah, most of the bundles are just way overpriced for what you get. I lucked out and snagged just a console on Amazon during one of their midnight drops. I was on the fence like you and satisfied with my pro, but on a whim grabbed it without much afterthought. I will say, the console really does feel premium and next gen. Load times are non existent, UI is smooth, and the Dualsense is a great controller.

#8248 Indiana Jones   Yippie kai yay! CAGiversary!   2585 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 08:32 PM

I think the last decent bundle Gamestop offered was Miles Morales and a second controller. But these bundles do keep them out of scalpers' hands.

 

And yet Gamestop bundles are still not as bad as the QVC/HSN bundles, which come with incompatible third-party headsets and game vouchers that even aren't for the PlayStation.



#8249 gmsick   $50,000... CASH!!! CAGiversary!   1669 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 08:43 PM

greatness is going to keep waiting, im team xbox now  :-

Greatness Awaits is the PS4's motto. 0/10  :-

 

You could have went with, I Have My Limits or Patients Has No Limit. That's just lazy trolling on your part. Lol!



#8250 Nephilim_BC  

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 03:47 AM

Greatness Awaits is the PS4's motto. 0/10 :-

You could have went with, I Have My Limits or Patients Has No Limit. That's just lazy trolling on your part. Lol!

don't be like that. At least give me 3/10