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Gamestop just cost me $200... [roundtable]
 
Well, not really. But after getting absorbed into TVTropes.org for hours and coming across the apparent rarity of Infinite Space, I got all excited and looked up the current price of an unopened copy (which, of course, I have!). Two-hundred bones! Then I went to the archives to make sure that the game was still unwrapped, and... it's a goddamned gutted copy from Gamestop. Still brand-new. Just... kind of soiled. Who the hell knows how much I can get for it now? Freaking Gamestop. WHY!

Anyway, this is all a roundabout prelude to asking: What are your most valuable gaming possessions? Do you ever plan to sell them? Have your plans been dashed by an untimely rerelease?

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Posted: 10/19/13, 04:08:20
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I suppose gold-cartridge Ocarina of Time.

EDIT: Wait. Never mind.
Posted: 10/19/13, 04:16:55  - Edited by 
 on: 10/19/13, 04:17:26
I bought that game when it came out, then never opened it.

Maybe I can sell it for $$$?

The most rare game I have is the Arc The Lad Collection for the PS1. I have all the extra stuff that came with the collection.
Posted: 10/19/13, 04:19:14  - Edited by 
 on: 10/19/13, 04:25:59
I guess Xenoblade is my rarest game at this point. I tend to trade most games in unless I'll play them until they break, and those I would be hard pressed to give up.

I worked at Gamestop and there is a shrink wrap machine in the back. So... if it is technically new, you could just shrink wrap it again. It's what we did all the time.
Posted: 10/19/13, 04:59:02
I never ever sell or rid of gaming merch.... well almost never. There's the fateful Pokemon Blue story and then I plan to get that Zelda 3DS XL so I can give my blue XL to my best friend for her birthday/xmas.
Posted: 10/19/13, 05:10:32
@-JKR-
Hmm, that's kind of an evil notion.


I like it.


Actually, does the game even HAVE to be new...?
Posted: 10/19/13, 05:23:47
I don't have much rare or expensive stuff, but I do have Panzer Dragoon Saga, which I love.
Posted: 10/19/13, 05:45:59
I suppose my unopened copy of Xenoblade Chronicles would count.

I also own Ninja Five-O, but it's just the cartridge.
Posted: 10/19/13, 05:48:11
I don't own any games that would retain "rarity" value as I don't support the notion of games being rare to begin with!
Posted: 10/19/13, 05:52:09
I have three sealed copies of Metroid Prime Trilogy. K-Mart happened to have sealed ones when the game got rare so...I snagged a few... <.<

Also valuable: EarthBound cart (used, of course), PSO Ep 1 and 2 Plus for GCN, sealed GCN Master Quest, and a sealed Zelda Wii U that I won in a Tetris tourney last week!
Posted: 10/19/13, 05:53:52
@GameDadGrant
Haha, I was just looking for my Ninja Five-O box the other day, after I learned how rare THAT was. I couldn't find it. :(
Posted: 10/19/13, 05:54:09
I have an opened copy of Xenoblade... and a sealed copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy. I don't plan to sell them but I do want to see if it becomes valuable in the future. I check ebay and Metroid only goes for about $100 which is nothing to write home about. Oh well.
Posted: 10/19/13, 06:25:09
Wait, how much can a used copy go for now? Hmm. Infinite Space may be one of my rarest games, I did not realize this was particularly rare. Xenoblade Chronicles perhaps as well. Old SNES RPGs maybe... how much does Lufia & the Fortress of Doom go for now?

Gamestop is evil.
Posted: 10/19/13, 06:29:20
I have a "sealed" copy of Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, which I'm pretty sure was resealed by Gamestop. I haven't looked at it in forever, but I think it didn't have the official sticker seal that Microsoft puts on all retail 360 games.


EDIT: Oh, and as for my most valued possession, that would be hard to say. I have a number of more expensive games, particularly for the Super NES, like EarthBound (complete, though the box and player's guide are in messy condition) and the Mega Man games for the system. I own Xenoblade Chronicles, but it's the PAL version, which I preordered before the NTSC version was announced. I also have Umihara Kawase on the Super Famicom, which the last time I checked, was pretty expensive.
Posted: 10/19/13, 06:53:40  - Edited by 
 on: 10/19/13, 06:56:12
@GameDadGrant

DAMN! I used to have it. Or maybe I still do. Had the box for awhile too.

I'd say "rarest" game I have right now is the Gamecube Zelda Collection and Masterquest disc. Maybe some GB games
Posted: 10/19/13, 06:55:30
I only have a couple of unopened PS2 strategy games, but they aren't worth anything special.

I also have Bangai-O for the N64 with the box and instructions. I read that there were only 10,000 of those made. And they were only released in Japan. I have Sin and Punishment for the N64 as well. I think that's more common though.

I have Ninja Five-O. I think I also have the box and instructions, but I'm not 100% sure if I still do.

I also have Shantae for GBC. Same as with Ninja5-0, probably have box and manual too.

After checking racketboy.org I found some more rare/valuable games.

Apparently Castlevania Legends is fairly sought after. I have Ogre Battle 64 with box and manual (I think). I guess .hack Quarantine is also valuable.

They also listed some Gamecube games that would seem common to be. They're probably more valuable than rare. And they made their lists a few years ago so I don't know how the prices have changed.
Posted: 10/19/13, 07:42:22
Oh, I also have a sealed copy of Wizardry II for the NES. I don't know why it was never opened; I just know that it's unopened, and I own it At this point I might as well keep it sealed.
Posted: 10/19/13, 07:53:36
I'm guessing Xenoblade for me. I also still have the Legend of Zelda Promotion Disc with the 4 games on it, too. Who knows if that's worth anything.
Posted: 10/19/13, 18:11:36
Yeah I stopped buying DS games from Gamestop years ago because the policy in their new york stores was to gut *every" copy of every game, so there was no more option to buy "new", one of the many reasons I hate GS and now only shop at Best Buy, Amazon, and Mop & Grop Shops.

EDIT: Oh and I'm not sure how much they're worth but I have complete set of the Bit Generations GBA games, opened but in mint condition, I will never sell them though because I love them, both for the actual games and for the artwork. Also, without fail, the original GBA games are all better than the various DS/Wii ports that were made later, the minimal aesthetics and 8-bit sounds are stunning and pure.

Also the carts are black, can't beat that.

Posted: 10/19/13, 18:13:48  - Edited by 
 on: 10/19/13, 18:19:28
@GameDadGrant

I actually just found the box for N5-O the front of it has a crease but the instruction manual and everything is there except for the game. Also have WarioWare, Minish Cap, Bomberman(nes), and Superstar saga boxes hahaha
Posted: 10/20/13, 00:17:49
I don't sell anything, but..I dunno, I have some pretty expensive NES games, but a "new Wii U game" will pretty much trump that. According to this site, and the appropriate filters, here are my most expensive games by Platform:

Complete in Box:
$82.00 Donkey Kong Classics (NES)
$226.00 Chrono Trigger (SNES)
$83.00 Ogre Battle 64 (N64)
$98.00 Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus (GC)
$36.00 Beatles Rock Band (Wii - and this can't be right...and Xenoblade isn't even on this list)

Loose cartridges:
$47.00 Fire 'N Ice (NES)
$73.00 E.V.O. (SNES)


I guess thats it?
Posted: 10/20/13, 00:30:58
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