What went wrong with vidya game collecting?

What went wrong with vidya game collecting?

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  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    One day I woke up & all the DS games tripled in price seemingly out of nowhere.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Because Nintendo shut the eshop down

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        The eShop was used for 3DS and WiiU, not DS, moron.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          DSi used it, but I get it.

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Normalgays realized they gotta buy those games from their childhood if they want to own them.

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Game originally sells at X price
    >Game is printed for a few years, after that period it stops getting made
    >If demand is low and stock is high, used games go for less than X
    >If demand is high and stock is low, used games go for greater than X
    >The higher demand is the higher prices get because the stock runs out sooner

    It's basic supply and demand, this is how it is in every fricking collectors market, not just vidya. Be it Video Games, Trading Cards, Action Figures, Comic Books, Movies, LPs, Shoes, Cars, whatever the frick you can think of. And it's not just exclusive to nerd shit, take a look at how Toilet Paper was treated at the start of 2020, no one could keep it in stock because production couldn't keep up with demand, so you had people paying 3x more per pack of toilet paper than normal. No shit a niche game from a two-generation old console that hasn't been sold on that platform for almost 15 years is going to see its price more than double over that period. Blame the market and the people willing to pay that much for it.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Comic Books
      I literally found a sonic comic at the same store for $2 that's selling for $50 online. Crazy how they let that one slip through.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        I'm surprised comic books haven't shot up in price as much as I thought they would. especially with graded ones. you're better of investing in crypto of you want a real return. it's really hard find 10 graded comic books that you don't have to sell your dick for

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          They kinda have, I can't get 25 or 50 cent books anymore, it's at least 1 or 5 dollars each.

          Games are hilarious though, sometimes ppl do research, but not every game. Walked out with a $40 game for $5.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Holostars are better

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      You're clueless. Take a look at the state of DVDs and CDs. They're cheap as dirt. 99.99% of them are less than $10, or even $5. Do you know how much that shit originally sold for? Even VHS is still damn cheap.
      >LPs
      Do you know what you're talking about? LPs, for the last 20-30 years, were fricking worthless. Even the hot stuff, all the cult classic rock and metal and jazz, was worth NOTHING, sent to bargain bins and landfill, since the 90s. Even now you have records that sell for $2 that used to be $40 in 1960 or something.

      Supply and demand is a meaningless buzzword when a loose cart, ripped label, shit-stained Pokemon Emerald is selling for $200. You don't know your ass from your elbow, anon, or you're posting from Tel Aviv.

      IRL auction houses have figured out that there is a collector's market for vidya so they're colluding with appraisal houses and buying their own property at auction for inflated prices to keep values high.

      Ding ding ding! The market is rigged by what is essentially a cartel of hoarders and warehouse owners.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Because most Hollywood slop is available on VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, 4k, stream, and digital.

        But good luck finding something obscure at a good price because it was only printed in Portugal in 2007 because one of the producers is a huge gay and refuses to give the rights back to the original company.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >all that shit
      Not reading. It's just a physical stock market. Some goober on youtube could make a video about a game and it's suddenly worth twice as much.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >google download "game name" "file format"
      >google download "emulator name"
      >play game for free

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >cheap assets, accesible so people who want it can acquire it
      >get literally all of the stock
      >sell it for a gorillion dollars
      >build a cyclic dynamic where morons bounce off the stock between each other slowly inflating the price via artificial trading like israelites
      >FREE MARKET I'M SUPPLYING YOU SHOULD'VE DONE IT YOURSELF BLAME THE GAME NOT THE PLAYER
      frick off

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Hey I remember this! This is a reprint they made around when VLR came out with a shittier cover to intentionally devalue it, and they printed new copies with the original cover at the same time and charged extra for them.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      This is still an ongoing practice in the industry.

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Uwahhh!!
    >I can't afford it!!!
    >Everyone BAD!!!

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      !!
      you will never be japanese

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >half price books
    >double price games

  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Being a nerd into antisocial hobbies went mainstream now everyone is trying to get their hands on a piece of pie that was made 15+ years ago for a much smaller audience.

  8. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    The only places to find deals nowadays are at garage sales and eBay, seriously. It's more realistic to pay less than a game's market value because nowadays anyone can look up what it's worth.

  9. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    you got fricked op. check this out
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/176375011440?epid=92973687&itmmeta=01HXQWJB4AJ92S0HZ0BB90J20J&hash=item2910c51870:g:~oMAAOSwbcVmQQS~&itmprp=enc%3AAQAJAAAAwPc0GDU8W3qg6hZ4bpZRwMX%2B6Pk3L3KYX2ktbr%2BpCvJ9MferoODbDAvEhQVaqPALgYuFHhMXmnk2MR6AVlyXKRshXdOBXV30ai%2FSPVRgl46uc5I3fQzEIl26DM0OtPJpDGIHpM0oQYpejj4ZjjapyQKkQuG14NSise6pqaFv0Pzkca14sb98OkcNHnIkWmfpsA8eyIY2K0nRkO55pISMhyYDHp9%2BuzrnrComOm%2Bk53li4cQWJEPRHzFNU3f%2Bl%2B2AHw%3D%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR56yyfztYw

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >no game
      $40 for plastic and paper? lmao

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day.

        what do you need the game for?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not asking you to have a nice day because of the content of the listing, but because you posted that link without cleaning it up. Please learn how to use a computer.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            lol you think I'm in my computer? that things turned off and 5 feet away

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        look at op. in game collecting the cases and original art and booklets are what make up most of the value

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          That's only if the packaging is easily tossed or destroyed, like cardboard. Loose DS game listings on eBay are usually over half the price of CIB listings.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            I I'm thunder struck on how expensive ds games have become. it's kind of insane

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      have a nice day.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous
      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        no game buddy. it's just $50 for the case

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      botnetmax link

  10. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Video game "investors" ruined everything. Every secondhand store just sells games and consoles for Ebay prices now, if they're still putting on the shelves and not just selling it on eBay outright.

  11. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    IRL auction houses have figured out that there is a collector's market for vidya so they're colluding with appraisal houses and buying their own property at auction for inflated prices to keep values high.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      in real life there are toy/swap meet conventions. you can get major deals

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >can easily play any game you want at any time on real hardware or a pc
        >morons still choose to pay scalper prices for plastic to achieve a worse experience than flashcarts/emulation

        I don't get how people can be this stupid

        keep pirating Homer. I know I will, but there are cheap gems out there

  12. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    nothing
    if you can't buy it
    you probably don't have time to play it anyway

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Probably the inverse. While I now have money for rare retro physical games I have the free time to complete maybe 1-2 games a month due to work.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      i pirate it so i do have time to play it as my money can go on something actually important. i'm not paying an over inflated price for something i can get for free.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      the grey cart dragon quest 1 + 2 is fake. that one has a black cart

  13. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Look up Gotcha Force for GameCube

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Are you that schizo that spams webms of you playing the game badly on purpose

  14. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    now that I think about it I don't think op got ripped off.

  15. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    can people who complain about game prices give a valid reason for complaining when you can literally just spend $10 on an r4 card and get every single ds game for free?
    >muh original hardware
    r4 cards are actually legit hardware
    >muh og copy
    so you just want a copy to sit on your shelf? well then thats the price you pay for coomlecting. just print out the fricking artwork in a blank case and put your r4 cart in it if it bothers you that much

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I think these morons just don't want to pirate and care more about collecting and or selling

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >I think these morons just don't want to pirate
        considering its nintendo, youre probably right. despite nintendo having the easiest consoles to pirate shit on their cult fans will still pay aftermarket prices for games that havent been sold in decades

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          it's not just Nintendo, but yeah. you no what I don't blame them. you just have to know where to find them and haggle. quit buying shit online if the price pisses you off.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >can people who complain about game prices give a valid reason for complaining when you can literally just spend $10 on an r4 card and get every single ds game for free
      The R4 card isn't even necessary anymore, but I like having copies of games that I like. If I can get it at a good price, I will.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >u not think game r cheap free? download $10 pozztendo handheld ribrary ohhhh many bushido

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >so you just want a copy to sit on your shelf?
      Yes, that is genuinely the purpose for almost all of them.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        WTF

  16. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Heritage Auctions.

  17. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    why do people still care about owning physical copies of games? i mean, i actually understand why, i just think it's dumb. like the guy who still collects CDs for music, or still collects DVDs for movies. sure, there may be some sentimental value there, but when you can download stuff to your harddrive that can be endlessly replicated and never has wear and tear, it just seems like a massive waste of time

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      if you have a physical copy the corporations can't can't take them way from you because you called them a bunch of "stupid homosexual Black person israelites" online.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        true in some cases, but most games can just be pirated so it doesnt make a difference

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          yeah. it's nice to have original copies though to look at the art, and play the originals on the console they were meant for though.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        a copy of it on your hard drive is no less of a physical copy than if it was on a disc instead, it's just two different forms of storage

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          I can sell my physical copy.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          I can sell my physical copy.

          other than that I'd have to be really secret about selling you bootlegs..

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      It is nice to have. Also the stuff you download is ripped from the physical stuff, so it isnt like DVDs, CDs, etc. are useless. It is just another way to play the data.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        yeah

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        it's not the same quality either

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      It makes pirates seethe to no end

  18. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Like with everything else in life, it went to shit once normalgays got into it.

  19. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Tendies hate their life and are trying to capture the innocence of their childhood.
    I don't really care for boxes honestly.
    If they're so desperate for a dopamine hit, they may as well just shoot heroin.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Xbox troon trying to drug and kill kids, and adults who like Nintendo
      I'm not surprised

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >kids want old shovelware
        I don't think they're the ones spending $80 for a box

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          what do you mean? A MiSTer FPGA Hardware box?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          what do you mean? A MiSTer FPGA Hardware box?

          oh shit. you're talking about shitty hardware Microsoft shit. frick Xbox.

  20. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone who buys old console games for more than a couple of dollars is a poser pathetically trying to flex on others sois, if you actually liked the game you would just download and play it

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I agree, but there's nothing wrong with finding a good deal when it's available especially if it's $10-20 under market value.

  21. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Metal Jesus.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      mind broken

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        He's still right. It's israelitetubers fault. Just like Pokémon cards and Logan Paul.

  22. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Since 2011 I knew game collecting was not only going to be a thing but become totally egregious in terms of pricing. People called me crazy for wanting their old games, some guys on maketplaces gave me extra shit because they simply wanted to get rid of it and never saw the potential value in it. I've gotten Castlevania SoTN for free this way. People thought I was stupid when I paid $90 (probably about $50-60 in USD) for a CIB copy of Silent Hill back in 2016. People thought I was insane for buying every PS1 and PS2 I could find because they were all less than $10.
    These same people now constantly barrage me with collecting questions, "oh anon, is my copy of ____ worth anything?" "oh anon, where can I get ___?" "oh anon, can you lend me your copy of ___?" and answers are ALWAYS: nothing, nowhere, hell no. I type this while booting up my copy of Haunting Ground, eat the fattest shit you stupid c**ts from 5-10 years ago.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      That reminds me of when I bought a 27" Sony Trinitron ProFeel CRT TV with RGB Scart input off an old guy for $20 back in 2013, he seemed bewildered why a young guy like me, back then, would want it. I still have and use that TV for all my retro console gaming.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      You are me

  23. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >can easily play any game you want at any time on real hardware or a pc
    >morons still choose to pay scalper prices for plastic to achieve a worse experience than flashcarts/emulation

    I don't get how people can be this stupid

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Except when scalpers do it and resell it for double the value or more.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      You can only conclude it's not actually about playing the game.

      It's more about collecting for some sort of feelz it gives them momentarily, some sort of pointless investment that won't pay off or trying to have status from owning supposedly rare thing

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Buy physical media

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      if you bought those games back in the day instead of pirating them you could've made a pretty penny

  24. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >What went wrong with vidya game collecting?

    >coin collectors set up ponzi schemes to amass tons of coins from all eras
    >set up their own coin grading service - grade all their own coins 10/10
    >set up their own auction and trade their coins between themselves for massive prices - giving the perception that these coins are actually in demand and are worth shit loads of money
    >causes a rush on coins - they profit from this because all the collectors want their shit graded
    >these new collectors who got in late try to sell to a market that doesn't exist
    >whole thing goes bust

    >repeat above for comics

    >repeat above for VHS

    >as above so below for Video Games

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus dude. lay off the plebbit pacing

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      This should be called "trading", not "collecting".

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Well yeah that's because that's what it is. Speculators looked at video games as an investment opportunity. They hit up every single mom&pop store and sucked up as many copies of all the big games that they could while they were dirt cheap, with the intent not to play them but to capitalize on being early to a perceived gold rush.

        I was reading some stuff on twitter the other day that they've hit the Japanese retro game stores too - some poor jap walking down to their local to find some SNES games only to find the entire store has been cleaned out by some American with deep pockets who wants to flip their shit at 5x the price on Ebay back home. This is all what ultimately kills retro hardware. The games aren't printed anymore. There is no more new stock. Your options are to pray some guy dies and his wife hocks his shit in a garage sale or to grit your teeth and just pay out the arse for a game you want.

        I don't care none of it affects me - I'm an emulator gay I couldn't give less of a shit about playing on real hardware except the original controllers.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Jewtubers

  25. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I don't need it..

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      you're right you don't, juri was fricking lame in every game after 4.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Juri was lame even in 4. She's a shit waifu bait character for crap foot gays

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        I don't care homie. I need feet

  26. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I think the grading meme from sports cards has tainted and ruined other markets. Apparently people have been trying to sell graded fricking VHS tapes and I remember some absolutely moronic thing posted on Ganker about some nonwhite LARPing that his copy of Super Mario Bros or something was worth thousands (I think it was on Discovery or one of those """infotainment""" channels)

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      you didn't even mention Pokémon cards, or magic the gathering

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        True, but that goes hand-in-hand with sports cards. Now people's first thought when they get something like Wemby or Stroud is "should I send this to SGC/PSA?" I don't know if there's anyone who actually plays the game, but that Lorcana shit was massive a few months ago with people grading and selling/buying cards for hundreds or thousands. Just fricking invest in the stock market if you're going to do that shit.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          or go to a "casino".

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          it's impossible to get rich without information or pure luck.

  27. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    its a good thing i can play any ds game for free on really any computer (including that one mcdonalds game that groper found) with piracy

  28. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I really wished I saved my jurassic park VHS movie collector screen shots. it was very bloody

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Time to kys

      Is there something special about the original VHS release?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Frick no, it's as common as any other 90s VHS tape for a blockbuster movie

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Frick no, it's as common as any other 90s VHS tape for a blockbuster movie

        blood

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        No. This is the kind of collection you start because you keep finding the same video in every thrift and charity store you visit, and it becomes funny, so you start buying them whenever you see them for nearly nothing, but they just keep coming. Eventually you accidentally cornered the market in that one specific worthless VHS for miles around, and you stop seeing them in the stores.

  29. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Time to kys

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      those are the dinosaurs that are in the gift shop in the movie. also the box art i owned as a kid in the bottom right corner

  30. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why doesnt this phenomenon happen with books

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I think it does, just that books are much older so probably high dollar collectors focus on the really old printings

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Probably because books get reprinted all the time while videogames never get rereleased except on on demand virtual arcade storefront type things

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      These people don't read

    • 6 days ago
      Moose

      >Books get reprinted all the time.
      >There isn't a stigma about reprints since they're identical to the original release in most cases outside of typo fixes unlike games where if you own a Platinum/Greatest Hits/Player's Choice you don't really own the game due to the worse boxart and disk art.
      >Reprints can also just be better versions of the game so your older version is worse than the updated one.
      >Unofficial reproductions of games are looked down upon as fakes and shunned in gaming.
      >An English copy of a book can be read in any English-speaking country and the cover art is usually identical whereas English games sometimes wouldn't even work on different region systems and would typically come with objectively worse boxart.
      >PAL copies were objectively worse than NTSC-U for decades and the stigma still sticks today where PAL copies hold no value unless they're exclusives like Last Window.
      >Books can be made for cheaper and produced cheaper than games can so their value in general starts off smaller.
      >We now have digital copies of books that cost $1-$5 driving the prices down significantly lower since books in general don't have the physical value a game does.
      If you want to get a book reprinted it costs virtually nothing and I think you can go as little as 100 copies was it? You also get constant reprints of books. Just recently I went to Barnes and Noble around Christmas time and they had hardcover reprints of classic stories like The Odyssey and Alice in Wonderland for like $15 I think it was.

      If you want a game reprinted the company that originally made it still has to be in business and also willing to let you use their production facilities and licensing to make it since you have to custom order PS Blurays and Switch cartridges. On some defunct systems this is less strict since you're seeing aftermarket GBC, GBA, and Atari games being made due to the counterfeit Chinese market paving that way forward but that's neither here nor there.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >trip homosexual

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      It absolutely does. First editions blow video games out of the water in terms of price.

  31. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Vidya collecting is not even safe in jp anymore
    >seeing a lot of posts by japanese ppl complaining about tourists(?) buying old video games in bulk at used goods shops
    Why are you, a foreigner, buying a japanese video game in Japan?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I think people are buying them just to collect them, not to actually play it. I feel bad for the JP video game players who are being impacted by this.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Well maybe they should then learn to pirate for once.

  32. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    VNs are the only good games. They deserve to be priced at $80 dollars

  33. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I could certainly understand the watches for all three games, but the DS reprint of 999? Hell no, only the original case would be worth that price.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >watches are now going for over 300 a piece
      I never managed to get a 999 watch, but thank god I got all 4 VLR watches years ago and snagged a ZTD watch. Only part of the series that's held any value.

  34. 6 days ago
    Anonymous
    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I can't believe there are still people trying to push this scam at conventions

  35. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder how much my Pokemon Black/Black 2, MegaMan ZX/ZXA and DS Castlevania games are worth right now.
    I remember it was super hard to find an original copy of SMT: Strange Journey and I ended with the 3DS Redux version instead.
    At least I have all SMT 3DS games special editions, except for the tbh remakes/Persona Q games.

  36. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >black/black 2
    100 to 150 easily
    >megaman ZX/ZXA
    weirdly low for megaman games, around 30
    >DS castlevania games
    90 for ecclesia, 50 for the other two

  37. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    some Black folk broke into my house and stole my ds collection when I was a kid, but at least I was able to get some games back before the prices went crazy.
    homies stole my nintendogs

  38. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Autism is an expensive hobby. Pay up or put out.

  39. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >YouTubers tell kids it’s POGGERS to own old shit
    >Kids’ parents suddenly buying $10 used games en mass
    >Sellers realize they’ll pay anything

  40. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    frick off moose

  41. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Wait, I AM RICH!

  42. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    zoomer bots and trannies run Ganker

  43. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    My mom always participates in community yard sales. I come over with some actual real value games in case any neckbeards ask for them. I ask for ludicrous prices like $400 for a lose copy of Pokemon Platinum and one guy actually bought it once I proved it was legit. Most of the time they pull out a bag of trash games and want a trade.

  44. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    when do I sell my gameboy micros

  45. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    ultimately all your possessions are future landfill

  46. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I was blown away by how good Americans have it when it comes to older games. Like shit man, best my country has is scalping you on platinum sellers and now its being flooded with a lot of German games probably because its way easier to collect over there than this shithole.

  47. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Sincerely, I think Logan Paul has made retro collection mainstream tmsince his video about the "most expensive pokemon card". He created a bubble. People --mostly failed normies and people without hobbies, thought it was easy money.
    Also, I don't when it started, but there is a weird obsession about old things the past years, in the Internet.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I recently brought (for like $2) a book called Citadel of Chaos, part of a book series called Fighting Fantasy. It's like a Choose-your-own-adventure game but with stats and combat and stuff. It's insanely fun, albeit pretty bullshit at times. Despite being niche as frick and most books being in awful awful awful condition, they seem to always sell pretty damn well and some of them even fetch for $500+. Literally early-teens / childrens books, not even that old I'm talking 1980's here, sold millions of copies, selling for several hundred. It's fricking ridiculous.
      (Although part of the reason is because Scholastic recently reprinted a bunch of them but changed the art into this shitty digital childrens coloring book ass renders, looks awful)

  48. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Literally just dont buy it you gay.

  49. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I started buying PS2 games whenever they appeared in thrift and charity stores. Started a list to track what I had and didn't have.
    Now a couple years later I've got ~450 PS2 games on a big wall shelf in my hallway and spent nearly nothing on the lot. But now the market has changed and PS2 games aren't worthless things people are dumping any more.
    I doubt I can be bothered to finish out the collection and I also kinda can't be bothered to sell them.
    I've got basically all PS2 games in functional emulated form, so it's just stuff...

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >I've got basically all PS2 games in functional emulated form, so it's just stuff...
      This is the worst fricking feeling. Sold my copy of OoT for moron money because it just felt like a thing I owned and never played, and when I did it was always emulated.

  50. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Send help.

  51. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    eBay.

  52. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >buy collectors edition of old game on ebay
    >comes with everything but the coin and map
    >check seller profile
    >selling both separately for 20 dollars
    People who parcel out the game, case, manual, etc. on eBay deserve to be drawn and quartered

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I always get a good laugh out of the people who are selling just the box of something trying to scam some idiots

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing, it's just a constant reminder that I need to get up and sell all of my stuff. Especially the Nintendo stuff since tendies are the most moronic.

        You'd be surprised what PCgays pay for "le big boxes". Shit's messed up.

  53. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Stimulus checks made people comfortable with overspending, and we're still seeing the greed effect at play. People aren't buying like they used to. Also, something about youtubers hyping up games and driving demand up.

  54. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I gotta sell all my old shit.
    I still have DQ5 on the DS sealed because I just ended up playing it on my flashcard instead.

  55. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Coolectors deserve to be scalped, since they can't control their urge to coolect plastic boxes of vidya games they could get for free online.
    I can understand owning a couple of physical copies if some games have a special place in your heart. But all those people with hundreds of games on their shelves don't own them for that reason. They are just hopelessly addicted to coolecting. Or more likely, they used to enjoy coolecting, but at some point the magic wore off, and now they continue to coolect due to sunk cost fallacy. One day they will regretfully sell all their junk when they realize how stupid coolecting is.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I got all mine when they were being liquidated from game stop, they stores that liked me would give me the bags of games they were told to toss in the dumpsters out back. You're just pissed that you're late to the party and now have to deal with israelites.

  56. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    It’s compounded by the fact we don’t have any laws that force unused IPs into the public domain (orphan works laws), and games are still sold on proprietary formats that get discontinued every 4-8 years instead of a standardized platform, making scarcity inevitable. It’s why piracy is markedly larger here than with any other media.

  57. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Collecting consoles makes sense, I suppose, but video games themselves are a waste of time, money and space.
    Just buy one of those cartridges where you insert an SD card with the games, or an external hard drive, or any solution where you inject the game directly into your console, instead of keeping hundreds of pieces of plastic with bits inside.

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