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    I guess this will teach me to check games thoroughly before i jump on them. Ended up buying a lot of 7 genesis/nes/ps1 games for $10

    got boxed Ecco, Eternal Champions, and Lion King

    Loose, Dragon Warrior, Faxanadu

    Black label Final Fantasy VIII


    i get home, and find out the the 3 genesis games have missing copper pegs on the rom chip on the bottom of the cartridges. I haven't tested the games yet, but i assume that means these games are pretty much dead.

    then i open up the final fantasy, and realize it is missing Disk 1.

    FML

    although i did manage to get paper mario for $10, As well as a black label final fantasy 9 for $6. So i'm happy with those.

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    Your Genesis games will work fine. It's actually pretty common to see Genesis games missing some contacts. I assume it was done to save money and they were going unused anyway.

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    Like cityside75 said, your genny carts are ok. As for checking discs, yeah, you gotta.

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    I bought Ghen War for saturn at a flea market and the disc was horribly scratched up. For whatever reason the case had the hinges gone so they taped it close and I didn't want to make a big fuss over 5 dollars. It's a good thing the saturn is great at reading damaged discs.but yea, flea markets arn't as trustworthy as second hand shops. Got to inspect before you get home

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    I've had that happen to me too though not with games but with video tapes and records. So yeah check the insides first because I had learn the hard way too.

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    Went to a flea market this past Saturday, I have been going to this place for years.

    Megaman 2, $12.50
    Super Mario Bros. $7
    Any other NES commons, $5-$6 a piece
    Mario 64, Goldeneye 64, $20 each

    Everything was in really bad shape. Megaman 2 had about half the label ripped off, and every vendor looked at me hard like I was going to try and steal something. I didn't get anything. Fleas are no good for me anymore, but I go about once a year to remind myself of this.

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