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Topic: Most you have paid (or would pay) for retro?

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ophone

I paid €180 for Mega Turrican for the Mega Drive.
It's the most expensive game in my collection.

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Piyo

In 2019/20 I bought Paper Mario 2 for 95€, which was then my by far most expensive game. Since then I also bought two of the GC Pokemon games and Metal Gear Solid in the 100€ price range.

Every other retro game was cheaper than its original retail price.

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yokokazuo

I never had a GameCube so I’ve been interested in some games more recently.
The games are often pretty expensive though, but I got a Japanese Wii in Japan several years back so it’s helped a lot with saving money on the games. FE Path of Radiance is often $200 or $300, but the Japanese version can be found for around $40-60.

As I collected FE games in the series, one game in particular (aside from Path of Radiance) is also quite expensive now. Thracia 776, I believe I paid around $200-250 for a boxed copy of it.
Most I’ve spent on a retro game, but I am happy to have it (and now all games in the series) in my collection.
I considered the special edition of it, but that’s around $500+ for me.

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NeonPizza

I've never spent big on any retro game. Although, i remember winning a Virtual Boy auction back in maybe 2007 or 2008 with an NA CIB near mint copy of JackBros. I foolishly sold it a few years later for only $100.

Now, just the box alone is going for $3000 CAD on eBay.

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OldManHermit

I think I spent over a hundred bucks on a Demon's Crest snes cart years ago. Probably worth even more these days.

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Kvnc77

I just caved and bought an N64 switch controller from StockX for almost $200 USD after shipping and fees. I’ve been checking for a re-stock daily for months and finally got sick of doing that. Who knows if they are ever even coming at this point. I’m old enough to have played all these games with that controller and want to play them the same way.

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HeavyMetalWario64DS

Most I've paid was about $170 before tax for Fire Emblem Path of Radiance in 2019(?). Other than that. I'd usually not spend over $100 on a game back then. Today, I'd say $100 would be my limit, and it'd have to be a game I'd really want to play (if I didn't already have the DS Pokemon games for example). I have a hard time wanting to spend $60 or $70 on a new game even. New Kirby and Elden Ring look cool, but I can't justify spending $60 on them when I don't know how much I'll play them since I have so many games. Did just pick up Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon for $20 though.

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TommyTendo

I would pay a lot for the special editon GameCubes that are mint green and orange.
But I need to get rich first.

MortalKombat2007

The most I would typically spend is $50 if it is a game I desire to have a physical copy of. I did however spend around $100 Haunting Ground on PS2 CIB. Considering how much Haunting Ground is going for these days, I do not regret my purchase.

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BinaryMessiah

I've paid as much as $200 for a game, but it was super rare and about the same price as online. That also doesn't include collector's edition games which I've paid even more for.I won't pay more than $300 for any game, but I have the income for that. I have most of my holy grail games, but I don't just hoard games and buy everything in sight. I have a very specific wish list and over the years I've knocked out many systems down to just a few very expensive titles that I'm waiting for price drops on. I have my collection insured it's that big, but again we all started out with just a few games as kids.

I got lucky and bought pretty much most of my collection way before prices started getting as bad as they are now. There was a lull in retro gaming in the early to mid 2010's where everything was dirt cheap and no one really cared. I was able to buy a brand new PSOne screen for $35 at a game store. These days you're lucky to get one not completely messed up for less than $100.

The pandemic didn't help matters at all. I have a retro game store about three blocks from where I live and the owner told me that during the pandemic people got bored, bought this stuff for cheap, and as time went on more people wanted this stuff so prices went up. The market will crash a bit as people are starting to sell this stuff out of need for income or regret. Some systems are lowering faster than others, but you just have to be patient.

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TheAbsol

Oh, god. $300 for Xenosaga Ep. III. The most I overpayed for a game was $150 for the Switch version of Doom 64...

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