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@Swamp_Swagger: Your bundle is worth at least $350. You can get at least get an average of $12 per NES games in that condition, with Super Mario Bros. 2 easily $25, and the NES set with the box for at least $125.

If his bundle is worth $350, then how come I was able to snag a more valuable set of items for cheaper by hundreds of dollars from a retro enthusiast?

That's what confusing about "collectors". They always give more value to stuff than it's actually worth. In my area, you can get these games for $5 a piece with the control deck and controllers costing some more, granted you get out of your computer chair and look around for a few hours.

I don't think this is worth over $100 at all. It's over 20 years old. You'd be better off buying a Wii U and some VC games. That's why it's not worth that much.

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If his bundle is worth $350, then how come I was able to snag a more valuable set of items for cheaper by hundreds of dollars from a retro enthusiast?

Break it down for us what you got from this so-called "retro enthusiast." Price, condition, contents, etc. Some actual proof of what you are talking about would be nice.

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That's what confusing about "collectors". They always give more value to stuff than it's actually worth. In my area, you can get these games for $5 a piece with the control deck and controllers costing some more, granted you get out of your computer chair and look around for a few hours.

A real simple exercise for your to do is find the current market value on eBay. You also don’t seem to take into account of condition along with important things like boxes and manuals.
Let me help get you started, Super Mario Bros. 2 complete with box and manual sold for $25.00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Mario-Bros-2-Nintendo-Nes-1988-...

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I don't think this is worth over $100 at all. It's over 20 years old. You'd be better off buying a Wii U and some VC games. That's why it's not worth that much.

This goes to show you don’t know much about the retrogaming culture. Enjoy your digital games and the virtual console.

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I got a Power Glove, Power Pad, and Double Player remotes in box with the instructions for $15 each. This guy has toys and video games EVERYWHERE at his shop.
I sold the stuff, but I'm not BSing.

I can find a Zapper for $1, and an NES usually goes for $20-30. If you do the math and consider material value in the modern age, this price($450, or even $350) don't hold up.

You're right, I don't understand the appeal, which is why I sold most of my collection. I just figure that I can get something for cheaper that does a hell of alot more, and alot better to boot.
I'd rather look to the future of technology, rather than hang on to the past forms of technology.

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I got a Power Glove, Power Pad, and Double Player remotes in box with the instructions for $15 each. This guy has toys and video games EVERYWHERE at his shop.I sold the stuff, but I'm not BSing.

Cool, buy more of it and sell it on eBay and make a nice profit. Well, except for the Double Player anyway.

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I can find a Zapper for $1, and an NES usually goes for $20-30. If you do the math and consider material value in the modern age, this price($450, or even $350) don't hold up.

Agreed, Zappers are not worth much but NES games complete with manuals and boxes in great condition are.

Super Mario Bros 2: $25.00 (as it wasalready show it was sold for)
Monopoly: $10.50 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monopoly-NES-Nintendo-1991-Game-Compl...
BurgerTime: $20.00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Burgertime-CIB-Complete-in-Box-Ninten...

Not going to continue ”do the math” but as anyone can see your value of “less than $100” is too low.

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You're right, I don't understand the appeal, which is why I sold most of my collection. I just figure that I can get something for cheaper that does a hell of alot more, and alot better to boot. I'd rather look to the future of technology, rather than hang on to the past forms of technology.

Cool, I enjoy collecting retro games as well as "the future of technology."

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@Ryno
Ya, it's not really worth arguing over. I just don't find this stuff that valuable. When something new comes out, I tend to leave the old behind.

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Yeah, the future of HDTV's has already taken a step back....Make way for motion blur, frame doubleing for 30 frame per second based games(Giena sisters, Trine 2 and the new Castle of illusion look like Mutagen A** in motion, it's unbearable.) and input lag! things that didn't exist over 20 years ago! These 3 things have almost turned me off from HDTV-gaming...Ahem, here i am with a brand new 60" Panasonic plasma that i just picked up 2 days ago which is a phenomenal set, but the 2 frames/34ms of lag and slight motion blurring(The step up ST60 improves on this nicely, but it has twice the lag) are putting me off as far as videogames are concerned. NSMB.Wii for example feels a bit heavy and unintuitive, it's putting me off. Perhaps i'm just destined to game on a SDTV CRT(using component cables) until this lag issue is ironed out.

And Scar, what was your first console? Were you around during the golden age(NES/SNES) of gaming, don't mind me asking? :p To not have those memories, to have not experienced both of these consoles when they were cutting edge and in their prime should be an optimus CRIME. But we can't pick and choose when we're born, some of us...are just lucky tee hee. then again, i would of rather of been born in the 70's but 84 aint too bad, although i didn't get around to play the NES until the late 80's. Would of been pretty rad to have experienced it during it's launch.

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27. Posted:

Only if it had SEGA Megadrive/CD/32X written on it... Then we could come to some sort of arrangement ;)

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Yeah, the future of HDTV's has already taken a step back....Make way for motion blur and input lag! things that didn't exist over 20 years ago!

And Scar, what was your first console? Were you around during the golden age(NES/SNES) of gaming, don't mind me asking? :p
To not have those memories, to have not experienced both of these consoles when they were cutting edge and in their prime should be an optimus CRIME. But we can't pick and choose when we're born, some of us...are just lucky tee hee. then again, i would of rather of been born in the 70's but 84 aint too bad.

I agree on the input lag, but motion blur is usually just cosmetic from my experience
(EDIT: I thought you meant in-game motion blur. I agree that HDTV gadgets need to step it up, with at least options to shut some stuff off or set how many frames you actually want to happen). I honestly thought wireless HDMI would have been normal by now.

My first system was the NES. I got 2 hand-me-down systems from my cousins that moved on to PS1. They still had SNES and N64, but they basically ditched the NES.

My grandpa got an SNES soon after, then I got the DK64 bundle on Christmas of '99.

I saw alot of the systems in action before I was aware of the differences in capabilities between them, and I grew up jumping from N64 to GBA to GCN to DS. Those 2 off set generations of gaming were the most transitional for me.
Graphics wise, Xbox 360 caught my eye for graphics pretty quickly, seeing as DS was released only a year prior and was currently the newest thing out, and PSP looked like the bore fest I thought of PS2.

I wasn't around during the "prime". This stuff was already around me with no progression to be aware of, but I did enjoy the NES for a good 3 years or so before I got the N64 in '99, which I still have, because it's technically my sibling's as well.

I'm happy having only the Wii U for now. I have a PS3, too, but it's mainly a media device that I hardly use anymore.

I used to have a shelf ridden with over 200 retro games. Granted, not everything was CIB, but that wasn't my goal. I just wanted to play the game on the cartridge, that's why digital versions of games don't bug me.

EDIT: Sorry for the some what long background of my gaming experience, but that's not even the half of it, really.

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I still don't believe its as easy to find what I have in this great of condition like some of said you just walk down the street and find one simple as that. Even on eBay or other sites that have the box, manuel, dust cover, ect almost have some kind of flaw.

These like I said are in such good condition it's like all they are missing is the shrink wrap. No dents, no creases, no fading, no nothing

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To be fair, I generally know where to find this stuff. Regardless, the only type of person that would want to buy this is a collector and nothing more, at least at that price.

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Last comments: If you are hoping to sell high, then be patient.

I do believe you could get more than $300 for this lot, but finding the right buyer (especially at that price) is going to be tough. Selling on eBay will mean losing a big part of that to fees and otherwise you are basically stuck advertising and hoping a local collector is interested. There are a couple of reputable forums online for retro gamers/collectors where you might be able to find interested buyers, although they tend to be more price savvy than your average Joe and might be wary to buy from a new member right away.

The $100-120 estimate is low. You can get all of the stuff listed for that price, but condition and completeness goes a long way to boosting value. On the other hand, very few of the things you are listing are really high demand items which makes selling the lot as an expensive package much tougher. Breaking it up might be an easier solution, but also might leave you holding on to the bits and pieces that people don't care about and only selling the "best" pieces.

Best of luck, whatever happens.

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SCAR392 wrote:

To be fair, I generally know where to find this stuff. Regardless, the only type of person that would want to buy this is a collector and nothing more, at least at that price.

Since you know where to buy this stuff why don't you buy some of this stuff as cheap as you say and sell it to me? I will give you market value for it if I don't already have it.

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Ryno wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

To be fair, I generally know where to find this stuff. Regardless, the only type of person that would want to buy this is a collector and nothing more, at least at that price.

Since you know where to buy this stuff why don't you buy some of this stuff as cheap as you say and sell it to me? I will give you market value for it if I don't already have it.

If I go back to where my retro "hook-up" is, I'll let you know, but I don't plan on going out of my way just to make a few bucks.
I've had plenty of opportunities to make profit at resale, but it's not something I'm looking to get into.

Just go to a flea market. I was able to find new CIB N64 controllers, rumble packs, systems, games, and other items similar to the ones in this thread.

The guy I know goes to comic-con, E3, etc. every year.

Maybe someone else from the forums can help you out? If you would have asked me a few years ago, I would have been all for it, but that's not really the case anymore.

I just want to mention, too, that there's no guarantee that I find something CHEAP all the time, even though it's pretty likely, especially if I haven't gone in a while. There's those few items that never really get sold because of the high asking price, but I know where this stuff is.

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Update: Sold the Nes with box and its accessories, 2 wireless controllers, Game Genie(with box and book), and the 2 Mario Games for $215

I didn't really wanna sell the Mario games but he offered $60 for both and only got $15 for the Genie . I still have all the other games and even the Power Pad in its original box because for some reason they didn't wanna it.

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Update: Sold the Nes with box and its accessories, 2 wireless controllers, Game Genie(with box and book), and the 2 Mario Games for $215

I didn't really wanna sell the Mario games but he offered $60 for both and only got $15 for the Genie . I still have all the other games and even the Power Pad in its original box because for some reason they didn't wanna it.

Obviously your buyer never saw this commerical:

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Update: Sold the Nes with box and its accessories, 2 wireless controllers, Game Genie(with box and book), and the 2 Mario Games for $215

I didn't really wanna sell the Mario games but he offered $60 for both and only got $15 for the Genie . I still have all the other games and even the Power Pad in its original box because for some reason they didn't wanna it.

Obviously your buyer never saw this commerical:

I guess not lol. I offered twice and even explained what it was but they insisted they wouldn't use it. They were two twenty year old guys so I guess they didn't know

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