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Catalyzan

What could one expect to get for a sealed copy of The legend of Zelda Collectors edition poromotional disc that includes the 4 first games and a Windwaker demo? I could only find used ones on ebay and amazon..

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Haruki_NLI

I can only find used ones too. Lucky to find one at all in store in this country.

Gamecube games....not sure if they are still being produced, especially not early, early GC stuff.

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Catalyzan

nono, you misunderstand, I own one, and I wanna know how much its worth!

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Eel

Probably quite a bit. If you can't find another one like that at all, then you can probably come up with the price yourself.

I sadly never found one of these, only the one with ocarina and master quest. But hey it was free (more like a friend of my brother forgot we had it).

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Catalyzan

Thats nice! I really hope that I can find the real value for it, rather than putting an estimate, and then afterwards finding out that I could have gotten a lot more

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Tasuki

Why not sell it at a reasonable price for someone to enjoy rather then be a greedy jerk. But then again that probably didn't occur to you. >:/

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Catalyzan

well, that actually didn't occur to me. And I will do as I please with it
Maybe it didn't occur to you that I am myself somewhat of a collector, but due to life situations, I have to get rid of some of my stuff?
It's hard enough to get rid of it, but having someone like you speculating into what kind of person I am, I find quite offensive.

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Xyphon22

I remember seeing them at Toys R Us shortly after they came out for $80, and being happy that I got one for free, so I am sure they are worth considerably more than that now.

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GauBan

In the past I've seen sealed copies from eBay going for about $150 but this was when Twighlight Princess came out. Open in good condition $40/$80 depeding on the seller and country.

Now adays the prices for sealed is about the same but opened has can be picked up from around $20 as interest in GC games has dropped as the Wii U can't play them and also becuase Zelda interest has dipped a bit over the fact the new console game have no release date to pick up hype.

Which region is it becuase that also makes a difference even though regonlock is easy to bypass it still makes a difference in price. US seems to sell for more.

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Octane

@Catalyzan. Used copies sell usually for at least €50 (anything lower than €50 is a bargain), even disc only copies sell for that amount sometimes. Sealed copies.. I'd definitely expect at least €100, but prices may go even higher depending on the seller.

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KingMike

GauBan wrote:

as interest in GC games has dropped

GameCube prices have really picked up. I think it's hit that age where people have started to simply collect games.
Why is Melee ridiculously expensive for such a common game? (that had to have been one of the top 10 sellers, right?)

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GauBan

KingMike wrote:

GameCube prices have really picked up. I think it's hit that age where people have started to simply collect games.
Why is Melee ridiculously expensive for such a common game? (that had to have been one of the top 10 sellers, right?)

From my expierance over the last couple of years the prices have dropped or stayed the same, apart from some execptions like Melee.

However there are several fundimental issues which is making game collecting a unpleasent place over the last 5-10years and would explain the increase your talking about.
1) eBay and Amazon with surgested prices bases on what a game has sold for previously. In some case based on what the item was selling for even if it didn't sellI. Interest level in items even if the same person has looked at multiple copies of the same item.

2) The sellers, with the help of these sites, are always trying to maximize their profit. So if they see a copy went for one price they will last for as much if not a bit more. This begins a snownball effect until no-one is willing to pay.

4) Lets play videos. You can see a price spike on eBay whenever a large let's play or game reviewer shows a game. Even if the review is negative people still want to get it. Those rises in price then to drop after a bit. However now adays they last longer due to price recommendations by the auction sites.

5) The buyer. we tend to be lazy and not willing to look hard enough for a good price. We are to quick to take the requested price because we may never see a copy again or we fear that the next copy will cost more.

6) Traders buyers, These are people who buy stuff to either "wheeler dealer" a quick profit or want to hold onto stuff incase the prices rocket in the near future. These are people who want you to spend £100 on a Wii Fit Trainer Amiibo when they picked 12 up at Game for £15.

The casual/nostalgic collectors. These are the people who used to play games and then moved away for various reasons. Now they feel nostagic about their childhood and haev spare cash to burn. They are then willing to pay the higher prices before their interest drops again. The price of nostalgia is high.
I've not given these guys a number as I don't seem them as an issue but they tend to be the ones who seem to accept the higher prices and then cause the rise in prices from the common spots.

But if you're willing to do some leg work you can find the deals. A couple of me GC over the last year
ASCII GameCube keyboard controller complete boxed £7
Eternal Darkness £2
StarFox Assult £2
Doshin The Giant £6
Japanese Animal Crossing (First version withour e-Reader features) £6
Japanese Animal Crossing with eReader boxed £8

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Octane

KingMike wrote:

GauBan wrote:

as interest in GC games has dropped

GameCube prices have really picked up. I think it's hit that age where people have started to simply collect games.
Why is Melee ridiculously expensive for such a common game? (that had to have been one of the top 10 sellers, right?)

Yeah, the interest definitely hasn't dropped. From what I see, prices are only rising, but I'm not sure if that's due to collectors only. Common games, or the more popular games, like SSBM, Double Dash, or Wind Waker are pretty expensive, even though there are plenty of copies around. Meanwhile, there are plenty of rare games that sell for much less, like Doshin the Giant or Ribbit King (considering how few copies are around).

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GauBan

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Meanwhile, there are plenty of rare games that sell for much less, like Doshin the Giant or Ribbit King (considering how few copies are around).

But is it not the rare games that prove the measure of collectabilty demand of a console. These are the ones that true collectors look to get and are outside the desires of the general public.

Also region/language has always been a major price variant. For example Chibi Robot on eBay. Jap £12.17 complete, USA or UK £30 - £60

Also this is another game where the price has risen recently due to a new game coming out soon. As last year it was going for about £10 from UK/USA. Once Zip Lash is out we should see the price come back down.

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Octane

GauBan wrote:

Octane wrote:

Meanwhile, there are plenty of rare games that sell for much less, like Doshin the Giant or Ribbit King (considering how few copies are around).

But is it not the rare games that prove the measure of collectabilty demand of a console. These are the ones that true collectors look to get and are outside the desires of the general public.

Also region/language has always been a major price variant. For example Chibi Robot on eBay. Jap £12.17 complete, USA or UK £30 - £60

Also this is another game where the price has risen recently due to a new game coming out soon. As last year it was going for about £10 from UK/USA. Once Zip Lash is out we should see the price come back down.

That's why you should look at the rare games as well. If it's just the popular games that are rising in demand, it's probably due to nostalgia. If everything is rising in demand, that's probably due to collectors. At the moment it's a combination of both.

Well, sure.. prices between regions have always varied. Especially between Japan and the west, however I fail to see what that has to do with this. We were talking about value of The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition, there's little use in checking the Japanese prices if we're talking about a PAL game. Also, Chibi-Robo for 10 bucks? That game has always sold for around €30 in the recent years.

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DrWario

I had like 3 copies of it, brand new. Kept one and traded the other two for FF Chrystal Chronicles and a Super Metroid cart

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