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Fucking goodwill has nothing but Madden and shitty xbone one gaems.
I remember finding awesome stuff in olden times.
Some of my coolest finds:
>MGS2 and MGS3 for 5 bucks each.
>Unreal Tournament III (PS3) for 1 sponduli
>Crash 3 for 15 bucks
>A PS1 with tenchu for 20
>A stack of PS2 games for 40 (included games like Ace Combat, SSX3. Ratchet and Clank, War of Monsters and more)
Now it couldn't be more over.
I’ll agree. Fucking games resellers. Any game of value they buy up for cheap and scalp online. I seen a guy do it at a walmart having a sale, he bought like 100 games, said he planned to resell them. 
I miss when used games would be sale prices insted of 10 times the fucking price. I went to a town garage sale convention and one guy had nothing but over priced old games. Any physical versions of games I liked (looking at etrian mystery dungeon) were in the hundreds of dollars.
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>>248705
At least the inflated prices usually only affect shitty localized versions of old games.
>>248698 (OP) 
>>248705
Thank god for piracy and emulation.
I usually don't buy second hand games due to the fact that most of the times they are in awful conditions, but a few years ago i got a copy of Metal Gear Rising for the PS3 in pristine condition for only 5 bucks.
In my country in Yurop during the PS1 era, i remember we had outdoor thrift stores with people openly selling pirated discs and even had the list of all the available games so that if they didn't have a copy at that time, you could order it from them and they would get it to you the next day.
I miss those times.
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You can still find some "cool" stuff, just 'not' every week. A couple months ago, I nabbed the PC copy of Prototype. And just yesterday, one had CIB copies of Doom 3 and F.E.A.R..
>>248710
Why would you miss paying for pirated games?
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>>248758
I am from Yurop too and i can relate. They came with the CD box (like picrel), and a lot of people those years didn't have a computer or even internet, so being able to buy them was good. In the ps2 era, it was more common to have internet and a computer, so the normal thing was buying the DVDs and pirate the games yourself in your computer. Until 2008 not having internet in your house was pretty common.
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If someone want cheap ps2 physical games, i found sometime ago a UK website that sells reproductions of the games, with manuals and everything. They sell also ps1 games and some for others systems, 5 bucks per game. Is called resurrection games. Every damn original game is so fucking expensive because resellers nowadays.
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>>248764
https://res-games.com/ I'll guess that you don't mean this.
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>>248765
what? no
the url was resurrection-games.com/ it seems they shut it down...
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>>248758
>Why would you miss paying for pirated games?
Back in the day, very few people had internet access (which was slow as fuck anyway), and not everyone had burners as they were expensive.
I think it's worth mentioning that the pirated games costed only a little more than the single blank disc, if i remember correctly something around 2.50 bucks for a game that you would have paid 50 bucks (or even more) original.
(Back then we didn't have Euro money yet, so my conversion may not be fully accurate.)
In my case i had a friend who had a burner so we just had to buy the blank CDs and he would make a copy of the game we wanted, if any of our friends had it.
But usually, we still had to buy the pirated games if we wanted the newer releases, before doing that.
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>>248802
And I thought these fucking video game stores were bad, holy shit I did not foresee this level of grifting
>>248710
>>248758
>>248760
lol my cousin would rent legit games from this shop and then would burn himself a copy on his pc and he thought he had beaten the system
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>>248802
Reminder that the morons that buy that shit don't even play the fucking games.
Now i am curious how much they asked for that Rule Of Rose copy on the top right.
These people belong in jail, by the way.
I remember buying an overpriced copy of Faxanadu from a collector and I played the fuck out of it, I'm sure the fuckwad expected me to put it in some shrine or something.
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>>248802
>marvel vs capcom 2 is 219.99
Damn I'm glad I got mine for less than 60. Of course now I just emulate because even that price was too much.
what the fuck is this thread? goodwill hasn’t had any decent shit since 2018 when youtube flipping became a thing. Now we’re seeing The employees themselves take all the good shit first or goodwill setting up ebay prices in stores now. They’ve become aware of accessories now too with guitar hero guitars being the recent fad they’re raising prices for. You’d be lucky to get anything nowadays
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Got myself Spore: Galactic Edition today for 16 bucks.
the best part is that, if the value crashed, they wouldn't bother lowering the price - they would just send the games into a shredder
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>>248802
>$160 for a game available on the Platinum label
>$400 for an above average PS2 action game
>$90 for a licensed capeshit game
>$220 for a bad port of an entry level fighting game
>$350 for off-brand PSO
>$150 for a game that came out in 2009
>$400 for a remake that came out in 2010
>a licensed Godzilla game probably selling above the triple digits
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>>248837
>>a licensed Godzilla game probably selling above the triple digits
You joke but if you jewgled it then you'd know someone is trying to sell a mint condition godzilla: save the earth for 999 burger bucks. Most others are 200-250.
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>>248812
>Now i am curious how much they asked for that Rule Of Rose copy on the top right.
I bet like 500 monopoly moneys.
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>>248861
>WATA still trying the grift after they got exposed
>>248861
I hate this shit.
That's why piracy is morally right.
I would love to see someone making high quality PS2 repro DVDs like they are already doing with games for consoles like the Saturn or the Dreamcast.
>>248863
There is no need to drag morality into piracy. I don't think of myself as a righteous knight because I downloaded Mario 2 from emuparadise.
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>>248864
>I don't think of myself as a righteous knight
I feel smug, when I pirate games.
>>248764
>a UK website that sells reproductions of the games
So they're selling bootlegs.

>>248863
>I would love to see someone making high quality PS2 repro DVDs like they are already doing with games for consoles like the Saturn or the Dreamcast.
Anon, I actually got a couple of those as a gift for Christmas as few years ago. They're of shittier quality than if I actually burned the disc myself and printed the case's cover art using my own modest Inkjet. Either spend however much is needed to play a pirated copy, or spend the money actually buying the real thing. Not for these prices however: >>248802
Those GameStop rejects are looking to make bank by tricking suckers into buying "Uber rare Pee Ess Duo" games that you can find literally everywhere else for less than $50. This Anon is right on the money describing how these people will act: >>248833
Because that was EXACTLY how GameStop treated the American distribution of Xenoblade. Being the "sole" distributor across the ENTIRE country, what they did was that they broke the game's packing, tossed it in the dumpster, and charged $70 "just for the fucking disc. They didn't do this for any other game (Excluding when they had to get rid of old stock), JUST"" Xenoblade''. That should tell you the mentality of these people.

And it doesn't just end there. Some Anons related on "Ye Olde H8Chan" that they physical saw "collectors" going to game meetings, buying uncommon and rarer games for decent prices, and then physically breaking them. Why? So that these collectors drive up the prices of their own "collection" of games. These people are parasites. There's no question about it. However buying bootlegs isn't the solution as you're just trading one parasite for another.

If you want to hurt these people, then buy up physical copies of games that you take interest in, play them, and "Keep Circulating the Tapes" with groups and people who you trust.
>>248863
Nah I don't want to see repros be a thing, I just want the retards treating video games as an "investment" to die a painful death. Why would you buy a game just to keep it in a plastic case forever?
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>>248866
>keep circulating the tapes
muh nigga, nail on the head
tho wasn't it common to give your friends recorded copies of your own tapes just to spread it around more?
>>248698 (OP) 
I got Silent Hill 2 black label cib for $5 from goodwill like a year ago.
I got an og $599 ps3 there with a sixaxis and a dualshock 3 for $60 a few years ago.
I go every week to see what they have in video games and electronics. They're good for older connectors too.
It is unfortunate that resellers go there too. Fuck those guys.
Here ps2 games are around 7,95 - 15 € 
Do you consider them at a good price?
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>>248888
it depends, are those copies of FIFA 2003 or good games?
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>>248889
Basically everything, from horse  shovelware game, to devil may cry and final fantasy, tekkens and GTAs. I mean, if devil may cry 1 and devil may cry 2 have the same price i think they didn't too much thought to it. But for some reason there's one Haunting Ground PS2 at 200€, and God Hand at 150€
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>>248833
>the best part is that, if the value crashed, they wouldn't bother lowering the price - they would just send the games into a shredder
So, like Nintendo is doing with Switch games?
>>248866
>Some Anons related on "Ye Olde H8Chan" that they physical saw "collectors" going to game meetings, buying uncommon and rarer games for decent prices, and then physically breaking them. Why? So that these collectors drive up the prices of their own "collection" of games. These people are parasites. There's no question about it.
These people are truly miserable.
>>248864
>There is no need to drag morality into piracy. I don't think of myself as a righteous knight because I downloaded Mario 2 from emuparadise.
You are denying your money to both a corporation that wants to still make money out of a 30years+ game, and scalpers who are scamming people out of nostalgia.
So it is morally right.
>>248867
>Nah I don't want to see repros be a thing, I just want the retards treating video games as an "investment" to die a painful death.
I want to see them get punished by karma too, but you need a way to make those game prices go down.
High quality repros may do just that, most people hunting for old games just want to play them.
>Why would you buy a game just to keep it in a plastic case forever?
Because those "collectors" are retards who are just seeking for attention and validation.
They are losers who think that having a "rare" item in their collection will finally make them "special" or "popular"

I was thinking about selling my PSP game collection, but this thread is making me change my mind.
I don't want to see my own games on Ebay for 200$ each.
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>>248910
>I want to see them get punished by karma too, but you need a way to make those game prices go down.
Anon, those prices are rigged from the start and will not go down. Some of the most common NES games known to man, some selling as little as $5 a pop, go for thousands of dollars: https://redirect.invidious.io/watch?v=rvLFEh7V18A
It's literally no different that the art industry, where a banana taped to a wall sells for hundreds thousands of dollars.
>>248698 (OP) 
Similar here, albeit not with thrift stores. The ones here have never, not once, had anything good when it comes to games, any time I’ve been in. Rather, it was a local multimedia chain that, perhaps half the time, had no clue what they got in was worth. For some stuff it was stupidly high, like two-or-three times that of other game focused stores here, but other times I’d see stuff for anywhere from half to a sixth the going rate. Not exactly bargain bin prices, but still quite low comparatively. My speculation is that they were basing prices off an old internal database, rather than just using ebay and pricecharting like everywhere else here was and still does. Made for a good place to get various games I was interested in playing but normally couldn’t justify dropping money on, being fresh out of high school in the early 2010s and having very limited spending money for entertainment.

Those days are basically over now, though. Especially since the advent of the Shanghai Shivers encouraging people to stay in their homes a few years back. I thought it was bad before, but as of then, there’s games like Symphony of the Night and Xenogears, both of which sold enough to get Greatest Hits prints, going for like $150 or more where I live. And let’s not get started on pre-3DS era main series Pokemon games, where even the worst selling ones still moved the sort of numbers various other series and companies could only dream of. Even some of the spinoffs like Colosseum, Gale of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky are ridiculously high.

>>248802
What really baffles me is that Atlus actually reprinted the Raidou games, and pretty much every PS2 SMT and Persona game like a decade or so back. Yet they’re back up to those pre-reprint prices now, despite how much kvetching scalpers were doing at the time, like how fucking dare Atlus ruin their investments. And that’s not even the big box one with Raihou either.

>>248837
>a licensed Godzilla game probably selling above the triple digits
Not the only one like that. That PS3/PS4 Godzilla game’s in the triple digits too, between not reviewing well and Bamco apparently losing the license soon after and thus being neither able to print more or continue to sell it digitally, effectively making it a physical only game, at least in "legal" terms (I assume there's at least a rip of the PS3 version for those with CFWed systems)

>>248855
Sometimes I have to wonder if some people really even expect to be able to sell for the prices they ask. Seen some anons speculate them to be used for money laundering, but I wouldn’t put it past people to just be using it to show off what they have. Like a picture of their shelves isn’t good enough, they have to stroke their hoarder e-peen on ebay. An “I have this; it’s not really for sale because no one can afford it” mentality.

And then there’s people outright selling broken shit for absurd prices. I don’t mean they tried to disguise it either, or pass it off as perhaps fixable with a proper cleaning or buffing, but straight up in the auction title as being broken, with the idea of it still being “ornamental” as the justification. Not even the weirdest scalper marketing fad I've seen lately though.
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>>248859
Last I saw one locally was last year, and the store wanted $700 for it.

>>248863
>I would love to see someone making high quality PS2 repro DVDs like they are already doing with games for consoles like the Saturn or the Dreamcast.
If you mean the faggots at LRG, they were called out recently for simply burning games to cheap discs rather than doing proper pressings, making for less longevity. Hell, I recall hearing their reprint disc for some old PC game wouldn’t even boot up either.

>>248866
>Being the "sole" distributor across the ENTIRE country, what they did was that they broke the game's packing, tossed it in the dumpster, and charged $70 "just for the fucking disc. They didn't do this for any other game (Excluding when they had to get rid of old stock), JUST"" Xenoblade''. That should tell you the mentality of these people.
I don’t know about dumping the rest of the contents in the trash, but they certainly did take new reprint copies they were shipped, gut them, and sell them as preowned so they could charge more than Nintendo likely sold them to them for. Even tried to market them as a “vintage” wii game, despite having been out in the US for a little more than a year at that point, as justification to charge ninety fucking dollars. I believe the standard case (as in, not steelbook) reprint of Metroid Prime Trilogy was given the same treatment by them, though I don’t know if it also got the “vintage” treatment back then, or recall if it was also $90.

>>248891
Not a Yuro, but as far as comparison goes, FFX and XII, DMC 1 and 2, are all like $10-12 where I live. Probably helps that they've been rereleased and remastered so many times over now, to the point almost no one has interest in the PS2 originals. Haunting Ground's like $350-400 here if complete. Either way, that and God Hand, I'm not sure how those prices stack up percentage-wise compared to US dollars, but I'd say 150€-200€ is way more than the actual experience of being able play them is worth. Few games are ever worth more in terms of their gameplay than what they sold for at launch, and arguably these days, few games are even worth said launch price to begin with.

>>248910
>High quality repros may do just that, most people hunting for old games just want to play them.
I remember watching a review of a bootleg Pokemon Emerald cart a while back, where whoever compiled the game file actually took the time to fix the clock glitch, essentially future proofing the fake cart better than Nintendo did for the real ones. Real ones which are now like $150-200 cart only, compared to about $20 for one of those bootlegs. That said, I suppose the question of being able to connect to another, legit, game is the biggest concern pokedrones would have regarding those. But if one didn't already have a game each from gen IV, V, and at least VI when they were still reasonable, I'm guessing that would wind up even more of an investment just to be able to send things to the modern era.
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>>248916
>If you mean the faggots at LRG
No, i fucking hate Limited Run Games, because they pander to the scalpers more than people who actually want to play the games and just want a physical copy.
<"x game is finally getting a physical release! But we are only making a very limited number of copies, so be quick to get yours before anyone else does, and you'll be one of the few people on earth to get in possess of a rare physical copy!"
It's not like they make as many copies as necessary, based on requests, for this reason their entire customer base is scalpers.
>>248910
>most people hunting for old games just want to play them
People who just want to play old games use emulators. If I buy an old game it's because I want to own it, and a bootleg copy doesn't count imo.
>>248924
didn't they develop a game for the sole purpose of scalping it? it was some indie platformer
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>>248912
>What really baffles me is that Atlus actually reprinted the Raidou games, and pretty much every PS2 SMT and Persona game like a decade or so back. Yet they’re back up to those pre-reprint prices now, despite how much kvetching scalpers were doing at the time, like how fucking dare Atlus ruin their investments.
I remember SEGA reprinting their PS2 Yakuza games not long ago, i think more companies should look into doing this since there's clearly request for it.
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>>248698 (OP) 
I sometimes have luck at flee markets, but almost exclusively with ps2 games. I actually once recieved a whole stack completely for free (albeit they were totally weird games / demo discs )
>>248912
>Not even the weirdest scalper marketing fad I've seen lately though.
Might as well elaborate on this. That would be “contains registration card” or some variant wording thereof. Yeah, a single tear-out postcard as justification to go as close to maximum overjew as they can. Like that’s now considered part of the definition for “complete”. Not enough now that it has the cover/box and manual along with the game itself (which I can understand charging more for, but not to the levels some games see), but that it still has that single piece of paper unfilled-out as well.

Is there some sort of motion in normalfag circles these days toward actually filling out and submitting those to companies as part of the “experience” with the game? To tell the publishers themselves that they are the owner of that specific copy, which they almost certainly didn’t buy when it was current to begin with? Or is it just scalpers grasping at whatever straws they can to try to add more perceived value? I figure that any company rep that sees those start trickling into the company mail box is just going to throw them out for being so far out of date as to be pointless to read and document, assuming they even still have the old text file or spreadsheet or what not made to compile feedback like that.

>>248924
Yeah, I'm not a fan of their business model either. Helps that a lot of the more decent stuff they pick up also gets non-artificially limited Asian, Japanese or European physical prints with English on the discs or carts as an option from other companies, sometimes to the point of even being better on the data end (for example, the Japanese Bloodstained Curse of the Moon Collection comes fully patched while LRG's individual ones aren't). Will say it was a bit humorous a while back, seeing them quietly printing more copies (or conveniently finding some unsold ones under the couch) of Moero Chronicle H for $30 each on amazon and making the scalpers who had been trying to hock the first batch at ridiculous prices go full "sell sell sell" panic mode, immediately dropping the vast bulk from something like $150-$225 on the aftermarket to $60-70 in a scramble to still try to make back double on their "investments".

>>248931
Revenge of the Bird King, which they claim to have had nothing to do with aside from distributing. "Employees are free to make their own games" or some shit. They were also heavily connected to Breach and Clear, developed by "Mighty Rabbit Studios", of which LRG is a subsidiary of. So their first limited physical print was for a game made by their parent company.

>>248933
I agree. And at least for consoles that have used standard, still-used disc formats, it's not like blank ones would be hard to come by. Old specialty proprietary discs or carts though could potentially be a problem at this point, though; potentially, but obviously there are things like flashcart manufacturers and various indie devs who manage to get physicals made for their Atari NES, Genesis, or Game Boy compatible indie/homebrew games, so I guess even when not officially endorsed, third parties have reverse engineered the physical tech.

Granted, even in Atlus' case, the only games they've reprinted have been ones they own internally, like SMT, Etrian Odyssey, and Radiant Historia. The third party stuff they were merely licensed basically becomes undistributible once said license runs out, unless they choose to renew it or some other company poaches it for ports to modern systems (like NISA has done with FuRyu's previously-3DS games).
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>>248969
>Might as well elaborate on this. That would be “contains registration card” or some variant wording thereof. Yeah, a single tear-out postcard as justification to go as close to maximum overjew as they can. Like that’s now considered part of the definition for “complete”. Not enough now that it has the cover/box and manual along with the game itself (which I can understand charging more for, but not to the levels some games see), but that it still has that single piece of paper unfilled-out as well.
Most of the used games I buy have that card even without paying a scalper premium.
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>>248969
>Not enough now that it has the cover/box and manual along with the game itself (which I can understand charging more for, but not to the levels some games see), but that it still has that single piece of paper unfilled-out as well.
The registration card don't matter much to me, but the autism is ENTIRELY justified when looking for Japanese games that come with the spines. There's something about it piece of paper that makes the games look more "special" when sitting on my book shelf wrapped around the case compared to the game that don't have them. These things are fairly inexpensive, they only "raise" the price about $2-$3 (If at all) everywhere that I've seen.
>Is there some sort of motion in normalfag circles these days toward actually filling out and submitting those to companies as part of the “experience” with the game?
More the autism of having everything that "came" with the game. The only time I see this as justified is actually cool bonuses, like the calendar that came with the Saturn release of Sentimental Graffiti.
>Or is it just scalpers grasping at whatever straws they can to try to add more perceived value?
There's that, too. Also, it's worth pointing out that the vintage game market seems to be entirely fucked ONLY when it comes to American releases of games. Finding Japanese copies of games, most in good condition and complete, on the cheap is piss-easy. Like my CIB copy of Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai II (With both discs, the manual, the art book, the spine, and the registration card) only cost me $20. However this also means that if you ever find a Japanese game with a sky high price (E.G. Rule of Rose), there is a reason behind it.
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>>248987
Exactly, because it's something no one sane should care about or notice at this point. I have never seen anyone care about that before the last year or two. Yet now there's apparently a need to specify if it's still there. Surprised I haven't seen any try to charge a premium for games containing other pamphlets like safety booklets or advertisements.

>>248989
>The registration card don't matter much to me, but the autism is ENTIRELY justified when looking for Japanese games that come with the spines.
Isn't that called an obi? Or is that a horizontal sleeve instead?

>More the autism of having everything that "came" with the game. The only time I see this as justified is actually cool bonuses, like the calendar that came with the Saturn release of Sentimental Graffiti.
I can get that, but only to a degree. For me, if a game came with a proper case, then I'd prefer it with that, the cover, manual, and disc/cartridge. Those can either be helpful for playing the game, keeping it in working condition, or being part of the identity of the game. Safety booklets and such, I get why various game used to come with one as any game could be someone's first with the system, but are generally unnecessary to keep around, or have more than one of. But for systems that only used cardstock boxes that most everyone tossed in the trash with everything but the game itself, I'm not the sort to bother, because the difference in price is way, way too high. I'm not inclined to spend $60+ on Super Metroid when it takes up roughly 3mb of space and the system is easily emulated/flashcarted, and I'm sure as hell not going to pay $400+ for a complete boxed one (the price I last saw one for locally).
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>>248760
In burgerland I had a family friend who came back from yurop with some of these. I wound up with Tail Concerto
>>248924
LRG also monopolizes some games by getting the distribution license all by itself and effectively banning other versions but its own. Fuck that shit.
>>248992
>Exactly, because it's something no one sane should care about or notice at this point.
It's because it's one of the first things that gets lost or destroyed when you buy a kid a video game, closely followed by safety booklet and the manual. Copies with that shit intact are rarer and therefore (allegedly) more valuable.
I miss it, too. All the secondhand media stores near me closed over a decade ago. I found a lot of good anime, music and video games through them.

Not sure where this should go or if anyone is even interested, but the Xbox 360 marketplace is closing at the end of July and they've been heavily discounting a lot of titles. More are supposed to be added in the middle of next month. List is here: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2024/05/14/xbox-360-price-reductions-available-now/
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>MGR on PS3 at 30E when every thrift shop compulsorily had at least 3 copies in stock 6 years ago
>subhumans already scalping national version of Nier for +100E
PS2 games with price tags any higher than 90E already looked stupid enough for these niggers to be gouging PS Triple games as well.
There must be some Discord speculator mafia pumping these prices up, otherwise I don't understand what's wrong with Spain.
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>>249907
>There must be some Discord speculator mafia pumping these prices up, otherwise I don't understand what's wrong with Spain.
There's a lot of things wrong with spain, but with just i few searches i found there's a lot of discords and people that live of reselling videogames, and there are lot's of guides of how to "invest" in videogames. Basically these guys buys all the stock to resell it at higher prices. They all seem to rage when it comes to reproductions, so i hope the market flood of cheap fake games and ruin their businesses.
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>>249910
>Basically these guys buys all the stock to resell it at higher prices. They all seem to rage when it comes to reproductions, so i hope the market flood of cheap fake games and ruin their businesses.
That's what i was talking about when i said that good quality repros may lower the game prices and even kill the scalper business.
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