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    Default FS/T: More than a few games. The end of an era...

    My complete trade list: Here.

    Other stuff I'm considering parting with (but for no less than the figures listed): Here.

    I'll ship *anywhere in the world* (even to South America, Europe, and Asia), except to the African continent, and I'll try to get the shipping charges as accurate as possible. Post or PM if you have any questions...counter-offer if the prices seem a bit on the plus side.

    Edit 12-23-06: The end of an era...

    A certain primarily old-school gamer, one day a few years back, saw a few NES games at an EB Games in Orlando, Florida... Seeing them, he purchased them rather quickly, as he figured they were excellent deals (Dragon Warrior for $3.99, StarTropics for $2.99, and Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt for 29). With those three games, plus the few systems and games he had at home (about 6 systems and 70-75 games), he began a collection, on a mission to find the best of the best in games. He discovered RPGs would be among the most challenging to find and the most rewarding to play, so he made a shopping list that primarily consisted of RPGs. He began to buy anything and everything from his list (and some cheaper items that weren't on his list), $5 here, $10 there, $20 somewhere else, $15 at a different place, etc., until he had quite a sizable collection some four and a half years later (about 120 systems, in the neighborhood of 830-850 games). Then, he began to realize, as by this time he had a pretty decent girlfriend, and one he was planning on settling down with in three to four years: "I don't have the money to continue this...I'm addicted to buying video games, and I really need to stop." It was taking a toll on everything about him, his work life, his home life, and his relationships with God and those around him. So he thought for a few long minutes, and decided he would sell the great majority of what he had, even if it meant taking a loss in some cases on what he had invested in it. Much of his rarer stuff, and most of his not-so-rare stuff, systems, games, strategy guides, some of which he knew he wouldn't see again, it all had to go...

    This is the story of Matt Bellinghiere, the one you all know and love as mb7241, here and at various other sites. Due to situations that I'm taking control of, and because I've spent far too much and put myself into the red, I am officially quitting the majority of the collecting scene. As for what I'm keeping, I plan on keeping only one of each system I own (counting imports separately, and not counting the Wii, as that's already pended out), what accessories are necessary for those systems (and maybe a couple extras where memory cards are concerned), and game-wise...most of my shmups (I'm seriously debating selling Zanac X Zanac), my Zeldas (of course), Dragon Quests (of course), Final Fantasies, Lufias, Marios, Suikodens, Tetrises, and one of each of my Lunars (possibly some of my other RPGs, as well), and (most of) their guides. Yes, this means my Panzer Dragoon Saga, a game for which I held out for three and a half years, will likely be up for sale. I haven't set prices on anything just yet, but be prepared for something about 90% of what it actually goes for. My entire regular trade list (the link at the left in my sig) will either see eBay (IQ, MvC 2, maybe one or two others) or be clearance-priced. My collection trade list (the link at the right in my sig) will be expanded beyond even my own belief, and there will be price cuts soon to follow on things already on that list.

    As much as it saddens me to report this, it's the end of an era...my era...as a fellow video game collector. I have invested in excess of $7000 over the past four years into my collection, and now it's time for me to get my returns on my investment. Feel free to send me reasonable offers on anything that I didn't mention I'd be keeping (any lowball offers will be laughed at and either discussed or declined). In another time, in another place, we'll probably meet again, but until then, it's done. The only games/guides I'm left looking for are any games from the series I'm keeping (my highest (read: only) wants right now are a Sega CD Backup RAM cartridge, a complete Dragon Warrior IV NES and its guide, and Zelda: Twilight Princess GC and its guide). But with those exceptions, unless I see something really good and/or rare at a price I deem acceptable, I will not be buying any more games. It's done.

    Edit 2-2-2007:

    Lists updated.
    Last edited by mb7241; 02-02-2007 at 10:30 PM.
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    Wanted: Any and all Dragon Quest, Lufia/Estpolis, Tales of series, and NIS games, strategy guides, and miscellaneous items. Will pay $$$ or trade well for items I don't already have.

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    The usual bump.
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    Wanted: Any and all Dragon Quest, Lufia/Estpolis, Tales of series, and NIS games, strategy guides, and miscellaneous items. Will pay $$$ or trade well for items I don't already have.

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    PM SENT,let me know.Thanks.

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    JordanM: Got it and responded .
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    Bump... A couple decently difficult-to-find games added...
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    To the top. Due to a bit of work-related delay, all orders will be shipping tomorrow.

    Btw, this is my 600th post .
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    To the top.
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    Wanted: Any and all Dragon Quest, Lufia/Estpolis, Tales of series, and NIS games, strategy guides, and miscellaneous items. Will pay $$$ or trade well for items I don't already have.

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    And another one to the top. Needing some Paypal funds...and willing to do almost anything legal to get them ... Buy my stuff :P .
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    Wanted: Any and all Dragon Quest, Lufia/Estpolis, Tales of series, and NIS games, strategy guides, and miscellaneous items. Will pay $$$ or trade well for items I don't already have.

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    Another bump.
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    Wanted: Any and all Dragon Quest, Lufia/Estpolis, Tales of series, and NIS games, strategy guides, and miscellaneous items. Will pay $$$ or trade well for items I don't already have.

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    Bump. Bad news in the first post, and now I have to sell some stuff...
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    Up to the top.
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    Bump from 12 pages back.
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    Bump. Lists edited to show quite a few things pending out (thanks to 2 large purchases from secretvampire and Classicgamesdepot).

    secretvampire & Classicgamesdepot: Your packages should ship either tomorrow or Friday at the latest. Thanks a ton for your purchases .
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    Sorry to hear ya go yea videogame investin takes time, specially when your doing a whole entire set of PSX genres and foreign games (including europe)

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    mb: if you still have most of the stuff by the time I move to Tennessee I will take it all for my flea market whatever you have left.

    Also, do you have BOXED Super Famicom or Famicom games? I am interested in the loose Faria, but I want to talk about the price.

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    oceanfr: You would know about that... That's one thing I'll probably always recall about you, is that you had a huge list of almost purely imported PS1 games... If I ever get the bug to start collecting and trying to put together a complete set of Japanese PS1 games, you're probably about the first I'd come to.

    DreamTR: About the only *boxed* SFC game I'm parting with at the moment is my spare complete Dragon Quest I & II (it's on the first list). I'm sure we could work out something with that and Faria... Message me with your offer on the two . As for the rest of the list, it is likely I'll have quite a bit left over...though at the rate it's been selling since the 30th of December, I can't seem to be sure, heh heh.
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    pm sent
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    PM responded...but you know that already.

    Also looking for a near-mint complete Zelda: Wind Waker/Ocarina combo like this one...here. Willing to trade $40 worth of items from my list for one.
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    To the top. Sold items removed. SNES section expanded.
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