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    Default Impulse buy help: Darkwing Duck GameBoy

    I just bought a sealed copy of Darkwing Duck for GameBoy at a, what I think, is a decent price ($25). I snatched it quickly before anybody else could, mostly based on the fact that despite me being a somewhat recent GameBoy collector I don't ever remember seeing a mint copy of it in the past.

    So, GameBoy collectors, is it a good buy? How rare is it? Will I be able to at least double my money if after playing it on an emulator I decide I don't like it and want to sell it still factory sealed? Thanks for the help!

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    Buy it and film yourself peeing on it and put it on youtube.
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    I only buy games I really like, and I know Darkwing Duck NES is good, so I thought I better snatch this one quick because it was relatively cheap and I'm hoping it's as good as the NES one. Thing is, if I don't like it then I wasted my money.
    On the other hand, if I decide to keep it, I'm gonna open it and play it even if it loses its value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpepper9 View Post
    Collecting is for fun! If you think you are going to profit on every purchase, flipping shortly after purchase, you are going to have little or no fun in this hobby!~
    With the exception of the "profit on every purchase" part...this IS how some people do fund their hobby, and can be fun in and of itself. But to each their own. Having said that though, I mostly gave up this way when I got a job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    With the exception of the "profit on every purchase" part...this IS how some people do fund their hobby, and can be fun in and of itself. But to each their own. Having said that though, I mostly gave up this way when I got a job.
    True.... Now that I think about it, my entire GameBoy mint collection has been purchased by buying GameBoy lots off of Ebay from people that don't know the value of what they are selling and reselling them individually for a lot more. This is what I have so far, everything complete in box:

    -Original GameBoy (with original receipt from Toys R Us 1990)
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    Spent $320 on it.
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    It's hard to say but that game is getting hard to find. Watch this auction and see what it goes for. $25 seems like a pretty good deal.

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    A case or two was found last year. You paid $25, which is about right. Anything over $30 is crazy talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandAmChandler View Post
    A case or two was found last year. You paid $25, which is about right. Anything over $30 is crazy talk.

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    Nice tip! Thanks. I only found another one in the U.K., complete but not sealed, going for $27. I also played the game today on an emulator and don't like it. Ugh. Looks like I'll be lucky if I can get my money's worth back.

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    Put it up on Amazon for $100. You'll have no competition besides one for $199.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobiusclimber View Post
    Put it up on Amazon for $100. You'll have no competition besides one for $199.
    or put it for $199 and don't be an undercutting dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslime View Post
    or put it for $199 and don't be an undercutting dick
    So if some idiot overprices something on Amazon you shouldn't post your item cheaper at a price it would actually sell at, as it wouldn't be polite? I see plenty of people on craigslist asking $30+ for common NES games, I can't price my own copies at $5 because it would be a dick move unless they manage to sell their overpriced copies first? If that were the case I'd be stuck with all my games forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslime View Post
    or put it for $199 and don't be an undercutting dick
    Are you kidding me? This is about competition. If sellers didn't try to compete on price as well it'd be really hard for buyers to ever find deals they like.

    Being an undercutting dick is the fucking american way.
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    How do you not like the game if you like the NES version? It is the exact same game as the NES version only with a tad more slowdown in parts. Otherwise: EXACT same game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckTalesNES View Post
    Are you kidding me? This is about competition. If sellers didn't try to compete on price as well it'd be really hard for buyers to ever find deals they like.

    Being an undercutting dick is the fucking american way.
    On anywhere but amazon feel free to undercut, but on amazon it just causes penny wars. I've seen one person putting there item at a few cents under bring down the price of the item $20 in a day, because people just keep undercutting each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslime View Post
    On anywhere but amazon feel free to undercut, but on amazon it just causes penny wars. I've seen one person putting there item at a few cents under bring down the price of the item $20 in a day, because people just keep undercutting each other.
    How is that a bad thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslime View Post
    or put it for $199 and don't be an undercutting dick
    I <3 undercutting dicks. That love takes two forms, when I'm buying and when I'm selling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslime View Post
    On anywhere but amazon feel free to undercut, but on amazon it just causes penny wars. I've seen one person putting there item at a few cents under bring down the price of the item $20 in a day, because people just keep undercutting each other.

    Welcome to Capitalism. Get over it and get the thread back on topic. This is about Darkwing Duck, not about amazon sales undercutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcalder8 View Post
    How is that a bad thing?
    It is bad if you're a seller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslime View Post
    It is bad if you're a seller.
    There's an easy way to prevent it from happening. Offer to buy the game yourself for $100, then list it yourself on Amazon for $199. Simple.

    It probably would work for anything that you'd want to sell on Amazon, if anybody is selling one cheaper than yours, buy it and list it yourself to keep them from being listed for a cheaper price.

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