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WingedSnagret

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I didn't buy anything, but I found a DreamCast and a NES controller in an antique store. They didn't look too bad in condition. Plus there were several other old systems and controllers (like a Sony Playstation, Nintendo 64 and Sony CD player). So would you guys say any of this would be worth something? Or just nice pieces of gaming history? They were all only a few bucks each, so I'm curious.

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Yeah, you could probably get a decent amount of money for the Dreamcast on eBay if it works. The NES controller on it's own probably isn't worth more than 6-8 bucks.

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Pretty much all of those are worth buying, but I recommend the Dreamcast in particular. It's a fantastic system. Granted, if its just the system, and no controllers, memory cards, or games, its a bit of a harder sell. If games are the issue though, it is pretty easy to find them on the internet. Yeah, its a little immoral, and piracy is arguably the biggest reason the Dreamcast failed, but hey, its not like SEGA or anyone else is gonna sue you over it. Plus, Dreamcast games aren't sold anymore, so its not like anyone is making money off of them.
EDIT: Never mind the post. The Dreamcast is worth something if it works. They have a reasonable demand. Don't go for the Playstation; there are a ton of them and the PS2 and PS3 are backwards compatible with the system's entire backlog. The NES controller isn't that big of a sell either.

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I kinda figured the NES controller wouldn't be worth much. But I'm not exactly sure if there is a DreamCast system there along with the controller or not. But would the controller be worth enough trouble to get by itself?

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I kinda figured the NES controller wouldn't be worth much. But I'm not exactly sure if there is a DreamCast system there along with the controller or not. But would the controller be worth enough trouble to get by itself?

Yeah, people want Dreamcast controllers. You won't get much money off of it though. If you're just going to sell it, the amount of money you'd make would be pretty small.

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One thing to keep an eye out for would be anything Turbografx related. I can speak from experience that there are people that want stuff related to the system and that they do not go cheap. System, controller, games, you name it. If you can find a Turbo Express, you've hit the jackpot. Those rarely go for under $80; usually they're upwards of $100 at the least.

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moomoo wrote:

WingedFish wrote:

I kinda figured the NES controller wouldn't be worth much. But I'm not exactly sure if there is a DreamCast system there along with the controller or not. But would the controller be worth enough trouble to get by itself?

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Yeah, people want Dreamcast controllers. You won't get much money off of it though. If you're just going to sell it, the amount of money you'd make would be pretty small.

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Anything Dreamcast is worth buying. Seems anything Dreamcast is going up in value.

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You want to know the value of something then the best thing to do is watch the items on an Ebay auction. But like others says, aDreamcast is worth buying.

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Depends what you mean by "worth something". If you mean "can i make money off it", then know that Dreamcasts are not hard to find and unless it's one of the limited edition versions (e.g., the Black sports version, etc), they typically will sell for around $50.

If by "worth something" you mean "worth buying so i can have it" then by all means, get the Dreamcast. Totally worth the buy.

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the_shpydar wrote:

Depends what you mean by "worth something". If you mean "can i make money off it", then know that Dreamcasts are not hard to find and unless it's one of the limited edition versions (e.g., the Black sports version, etc), they typically will sell for around $50.

I have to giggle about that cause a music store chain where I live that also deals with retro games and systems charges 20 bucks for any Dreamcast versions even the black sports one. I saw one in there one day but that was the day that I forgot my bank card at home (I took it out to make an online purchase and forgot to put it back in my wallet). By the time I ran home (less than a 10 minute drive) and got back to buy it it was gone and of course I didnt think of asking them to hold it for me cause I was so shocked that I saw it that low I just wanted to hurry up and get my bank card.

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i'd pay alot for a dreamcast its history to me but i already have one :D you should buy the dreamcast for yourself it has great games but if you wanna sell it you could get 30-50$ in good condition but if it was brand new you could get like 200$ for it

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another controller to keep an eye out for is the "hori digital controller" for gamecube. it was made for the gba player. even though the box is in japanese text, it was sold in "amurica" and go for 100$ these days. i think i passed on one of these at goodwill before i knew their value.
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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
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