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    Default Where to buy retro games in the toronto area

    I just started collecting old games but I don't know where to buy them in my area. Does anybody know where to buy games in Toronto?

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    I would advise against buying games locally if you can as often the prices you'll find online with shipping and the exchange rate are better than what's around Toronto. If you're convinced it's local or bust I can recommend two places: Game Centre (two locations in Toronto) - they used to have great older inventory but more and more they are shifting towards the modern/present generation, they often have good prices although not on everything so be mindful. The other is A&C Games (one location) - they have probably best retro inventory I know of via experience but their prices aren't great, there are some rare exceptions but generally speaking you'll pay more here than you would on ebay. I think a couple stores opened up downtown within the last couple years but I've never investigated personally.
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    There's Video Game Express in Richmond Hill which is a bit north of Toronto, they have a good selection but are pretty expensive. Otherwise just craigslist and Kijiji, they're still good for common stuff.

    What type of games are you looking for?

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    There's A & C Games on Spadina but they're a massive rip off and their selection isn't the best. Gamerama on Yonge and Eglinton is better, but you're probably still better off with eBay and forums.
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    There's a place called Game Centre on just south of Bloor and Yonge in a little indoor plaza with a Dollarama(btw there's a really great okonamiyaki place just across the street on the south side called okonamiyaki house.. er... or something... for then you're feeling snacky after hunting for games.)

    There's also another Game Centre on danforth at Coxwell(?) I think. Not as great at the one downtown.

    There's also a GameShack in the Atrium, but they usually have a crap selection for "retro games", not too badly priced for ps2 and up games...mostly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djshok View Post
    There's A & C Games on Spadina but they're a massive rip off and their selection isn't the best. Gamerama on Yonge and Eglinton is better, but you're probably still better off with eBay and forums.
    Actually, I forgot about Gamerama. I so seldom am in the area I didn't consider it. They have an alright selection and sometimes reasonable prices. Sadly, the staff can be grating to deal with and I've tried to avoid going by there for that very reason.
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    If you don't mind a little driving I'd also recommend taking a day down in the Buffalo area (if you live close to Toronto that is), there's a lot of game places around here selling classics. If you ever want a list of places and addresses just send me a PM
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