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    Default Where could I find a Sega SG-1000 in Spring 2011?

    I've been craving a Sega SG-1000 for nearly 5 years now. Money's tight in the family because I have college coming up and a trip to New York planned for mid January. So how can I get my hands on an SG-1000 around May-June, in Tennessee? What would the price be on one? I'm really jonesing bad...
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    Order one from Japan, pretty much. Don't know the cost but shipping is what'll kill ya.
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    What website can someone order an SG-1000 from Japan?
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    Check Japan Game Stock, otherwise eBay might turn up something if you haven't already checked.


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    From Yahoo Auctions Japan using a service like Celga. Or try Bock @ Smspower.org

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    If money is tight, an Sg-1000 is probably not a good idea. Actually, don't know if they're cheaper, but you're better off with a Japanese SMS, it plays SG-1000 games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg2600 View Post
    If money is tight, an Sg-1000 is probably not a good idea. Actually, don't know if they're cheaper, but you're better off with a Japanese SMS, it plays SG-1000 games.
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    I've seen two on Ebay in the past two months and both went for over $400
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    Money won't be tight in the spring, that's why the wait. Due to the high price I may have to wait longer. I'll be in college 2011 - mid 2010s, but then again I could work in the summer in college to get some money for an SG-1000 in 2012 (:
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    And I have an American SMS, I got one March 27, 2006 when I first started collecting. I just like the look, novelty value, and "awesomeness" of the SG-1000. I saw one on eBay in '08 at maybe $130, but it was in Taiwan dollars or something like that. This SG-1000 won't be gotten until money isn't tight or I get means to make my own money. I'm 18 so I may be able to get a summer job in a year or so.
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    I've sold them before. Definitely for much less than $400.

    I'm planning to move back to Japan later this year, but it will be in summer/fall.

    SG-1000 consoles are NOT common in Japan. They are not something you are likely to see, even on an import site or in a retro game shop in Japan. They turn up infrequently. Still, if I do get more (and I will eventually), I will put them up for sale.

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    Awesome, we need to keep in touch about this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WelcomeToTheNextLevel View Post
    Awesome, we need to keep in touch about this!
    PM me every few months to remind me.

    I cannot guarantee anything, but at least I will have a chance assuming I end up back in Japan this year (I am counting on it!).

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    Okay, I'll put down some PM dates to remind me:

    around March 1, 2011
    around May 15, 2011
    around August 1, 2011
    around October 15, 2011
    around December 31, 2011
    around March 15, 2012
    around May 31, 2012
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    Look into getting a Telegames Dina 2-in-1. It's a clone put out by the Bit Corporation of the Colecovision and Sega SG-1000. It's video output is not all that great, though. But it will happily play SG-1000 games in the second cartridge slot.

    Wasn't the SG-1000 released in Australia too, along with the SG-3000 (the computer version)? It might be easier and cheaper to find one down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W View Post
    Wasn't the SG-1000 released in Australia too, along with the SG-3000 (the computer version)? It might be easier and cheaper to find one down there.
    Australia is PAL, isn't it? Going with a Japanese version would mean he'd probably still be able to power it correctly from a standard 110v power outlet and it would be displayed fine on NTSC televisions.

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    True, but if it saves him a couple hundred bucks, maybe it'll be worth it to him. Plus, the games hopefully would be translated.

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    An Aussie version would totally be worth it - the cheaper the better, as long as it's in good condition with many years of life left in it. There are ways around the PAL to make it play in America. And English translations are always a great thing.
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    And maybe a Dina would be a good idea (: Eventually, I want a true SG-1000, but a Dina could tide me over for a year.
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    I'd also keep checking Rakuten. Now that they have opened up to selling internationally there's some great deals to be had and the sellers do get in new stock from time to time so you never now if one will show up (I've already checked and didn't find one listed on there - plenty of games for one tho).
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