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Rydias

Member Since 07 Jul 2012
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Game X Change Credit---Out of Luck...

30 June 2015 - 04:31 PM

Totally going for advice here.

I have a gift certificate from trading in at an old Game Xchange store in Springfield, MO.  This thing is from about 10 years ago and that's the problem, all the shops around here closed up around 10 years ago.  There's one (I think) left in Missouri and some in Arkansas and I've contacted them and the problem is nobody is willing to honor it.  They say that it's because these stores are franchises and that I'd have to get in touch with the owner...but I have no clue who that is/was.

 

It wouldn't be that big of a deal, except for the fact that we're talking about $227.25.

 

So it's a desperate plea because I KNOW I'm pretty much screwed, but are there, by chance, any options I may have here?

 

Also, for what it's worth, nowhere on the certificate does it have any kind of "use by" or expiration date either.


Game Collecting--Keep Both Originals and GH/Million Sellers/Etc.

19 June 2015 - 02:05 PM

So I'm hitting that point in my game collecting where I'm trying to decide if I should keep the Greatest Hits version of something along with the original.  I don't feel so bad keeping just the original of a PSOne or PS2 game over the Greatest Hits version, but with older games it's trickier. 

 

I have a couple of different versions of "Space Invaders" on Atari 2600 because one is a text front label and the other two are picture labels--but even these have differences as one is a red end label and the other a blue end label.  Last night I came across a "Million Seller" version of "F-Zero" on SNES.  This one has a slightly different label with a smaller picture, the ESRB rating, and even the text on the end label is smaller.  It also has the recessed front of the cart compared to my original version.  I'll try to attach a photo showing the differences.

 

So here's the conundrum--if I elect not to keep the GH versions of games, what about this?  Stuff like this is more of a variation than just a stripe on the spine/front/disc--it's an alternate cart altogether.

 

Bonus follow-up:  What about Game of the Year Editions vs. Originals?  Where do you Cheap Ass Gamers stand on stuff like this?


Astrocade Deal--Worth It?

03 June 2015 - 02:44 PM

A co-worker says his dad has an old Astrocade system that he's selling "as is" with no idea of if it works or not.  The thing has two controllers but is missing the top shell that goes over where you store games.  The box on the power cord is missing the outer casing and the TV cable has some wear near the plug portion.  No games.

Bottom label reads:  Astrovision Arcade Model ABA-1000-2

 

He's asking $50 for it, saying you don't come across these very much.

 

I agree that they don't seem to pop up often, but is $50 a fair price considering the above?

 

Any thoughts?