Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 25

Thread: ?Good deal on these SNES games?

  1. #1
    Cherry (Level 1) Cambot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    383
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default ?Good deal on these SNES games?

    I stopped by a local second hand store today to check out what they had. Usually, I won't find any games there - just odd CD's and junk. I was surprised to see a file crate jam packed with an SNES system and games. There was also a Genesis pile with 42 games and system, but they wanted $95.00. Not that it might not be worth it; I'm just more of a Nintendo fan.

    They wanted $85.00 for the SNES stuff, but she said she could do $80.00. I came back with $70.00, but we ultimately settled on $75.00.

    Normally, I'd never spend that much in a second hand shop, but their profits do go towards the local Women's Center. That makes me feel a little bit better. Still, look at some of these games!

    These are all mint or dang near mint. Each is complete with games still in the plastic baggie, dust covers and all inserts, instruction manuals and posters. There are a few gems here.







    What you need to understand is that ALL the games are like this - complete and pristine. In fact, after opening these boxes, we're convinced they've never been played. The books are crisp and crack when you open them. The plastic bags on the games are folded too neatly and there are no save files on the RPG's. I figure if you just take the 16 games alone it only comes to $4.69 each. Add a like-new system to that (the bottom half is SNES brown) and that makes it even better. So what do you think?

    Here's the complete list of games:

    Final Fantasy II
    Secret of Mana
    Super Castlevania IV
    Street Fighter II Turbo
    Young Merlin
    Super Star Wars
    Super Empire Strikes Back
    Super Return of the Jedi
    Mortal Kombat
    Family Feud
    Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing
    Madden NFL '94
    NCAA Basketball
    F1 Pole Position
    NBA Jam
    Tecmo Super Bowl

  2. #2
    Cherry (Level 1) Veepa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    300
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Fantastic deal.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~Nick J. Phillips

    "Eternal Popcorn" (Honestly?... This probably isn't worth clicking.)

  3. #3
    Jessica's Knight / SOFEL Fanboy InsaneDavid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    7,357
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    16
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    11
    Thanked in
    10 Posts

    Default

    Seconded, excellent deal. Those do look brand new with little or no play time. Also it's pretty much all great games which is rare in pickups like that.
    Contributing Writer, Retrogaming Times Monthly 2004 - 2013
    Chief Editor, The Retrogaming Times 2016 - Present *NEW RETROGAMING HOBBYIST NEWSLETTER!*


  4. #4
    Cherry (Level 1) Cambot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    383
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    Yeah, even the console has that 'new feel.' If you had the SNES when it was new, you'd know what I mean. I still have my old one, and the reset and power buttons are lully functional, but feel totally different. Even when I plugged the controllers into this new SNES it really feels tight and secure. Hard to explain, but it feels like 1991 again

  5. #5
    Banned
    Poofta!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Brooklyn nYc
    Posts
    2,673
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    bow to postulio
    PSN
    MofoicDisaster

    Default

    this is about as believeable as my copy of Shining Force CD working on my saturn

  6. #6
    Jessica's Knight / SOFEL Fanboy InsaneDavid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    7,357
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    16
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    11
    Thanked in
    10 Posts

    Default

    Forgot to say welcome to the forums. Introduce yourself at the thread in Classic Gaming just for that, here.
    Contributing Writer, Retrogaming Times Monthly 2004 - 2013
    Chief Editor, The Retrogaming Times 2016 - Present *NEW RETROGAMING HOBBYIST NEWSLETTER!*


  7. #7
    Cherry (Level 1) Cambot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    383
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    Thanks.

  8. #8
    Cherry (Level 1) Veepa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    300
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Oh and by the way, Mystery Science Theater 3000 rocks.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~Nick J. Phillips

    "Eternal Popcorn" (Honestly?... This probably isn't worth clicking.)

  9. #9
    Cherry (Level 1) Cambot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    383
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Veepa
    Oh and by the way, Mystery Science Theater 3000 rocks.
    Yes it does. I like you already.

  10. #10
    Pretzel (Level 4) o2william's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    In an arcade, circa 1983.
    Posts
    890
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Agreed. About the great find and MST3K rocking.
    o2william's Found & Lost

    The Odyssey² Homepage! - Visit it for Sync-Sound Action!

  11. #11
    ServBot (Level 11) Steven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,209
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    You know what...

    FFII, SoM and CV IV in that complete pristine shape... would easily go for over 80 alone.

    What do you think?

  12. #12
    Banana (Level 7) smokehouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Sleeping....
    Posts
    1,426
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    If you’re being honest with us that is an amazing deal. A crap copy of FFII in box will go for $30, the same goes for Secret of Mana. Add a complete Star Wars set in box and then factor in the condition, that is one amazing deal.

    Take a hike, wang-broom!
    I swear I can smell your stinky hands from here!

  13. #13
    Cherry (Level 1)
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the toilet, taking a dump!
    Posts
    280
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I'd have to say you got a pretty darn good deal. Nice find.
    My collection | [url=http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53486&highlight=ulticron[/url]

  14. #14
    Kirby (Level 13) Griking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    5,548
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    That is a great deal. Personally though, I would have felt too guilty trying to negotiate a lower price from a local Woman's Club since their original asking price was practically a steal for you anyways. Did you buy it for yourself or are you just going to turn around and resell the lot?

  15. #15
    drowning in medals Ed Oscuro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    16,550
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    Great deal, welcome to the Forum :P

  16. #16
    Cherry (Level 1) Cambot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    383
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Griking
    That is a great deal. Personally though, I would have felt too guilty trying to negotiate a lower price from a local Woman's Club since their original asking price was practically a steal for you anyways. Did you buy it for yourself or are you just going to turn around and resell the lot?
    I didn't know who the profits were benefiting until after I was out of there and saw the reciept. From the outside, it just looks like a normal resale shop. She's the one who began haggling, anyways. But you're right, she said they were donated, so I should have known it was for some cause. I'll continue to do business there, so I'm sure they'll get more of my money.

    As for the games, I play them myself. I am a collector, but I don't sell stuff often. Unless I have duplicates or something. Even then, I'd only sell them to friends or other gamers. I've never sold anything on eBay except for some shirts my fiance bought online that were to big!

  17. #17
    Professional Geek Custom rank graphic
    Damaramu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    3,423
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Poofta!
    this is about as believeable as my copy of Shining Force CD working on my saturn
    Your BS meter picking up signals too?

    Well, welcome to the boards regardless. Good to see amazing "finds" can still be had in the wild.

  18. #18
    Banned
    mills's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,510
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    SUPERB FIND! Congratulations!

    It's threads like this that make me very happy.

  19. #19
    ServBot (Level 11) GarrettCRW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    3,700
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    GarrettCRW
    PSN
    GarrettCRW

    Default

    Unless Crow (excuse me, CROOOOOOOOOOOW!) has done something to Cambot's stash, I'd say he made out pretty well.
    Webmaster of the Cartoon Review Website!
    http://www.cartoonreviewsite.com

    My sale thread

  20. #20
    Cherry (Level 1) Cambot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    383
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Damaramu
    Quote Originally Posted by Poofta!
    this is about as believeable as my copy of Shining Force CD working on my saturn
    Your BS meter picking up signals too?
    I know it's not a likely find, in fact it's pretty unbelievable, but I wouldn't lie to a group of strangers on a site that seems pretty mature. I can't really prove it, but here's the reciept matching the amount...

    http://photos1.blogger.com/hello/240...4/DSCN0464.jpg

Similar Threads

  1. Was it a good deal SNES W/Games and controller
    By jdcarter4490 in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-16-2012, 02:32 AM
  2. would this be a good deal 2 wii games for this?
    By Urzu402 in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-25-2009, 06:21 PM
  3. is this lot a good deal? snes & stuff
    By hogfishmaster in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-05-2009, 04:55 PM
  4. good deal for a gba sp and 2 games
    By autobotracing in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-03-2004, 06:13 PM
  5. Good deal on GBA lot of 5 games
    By esquire in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-14-2004, 08:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •