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SNES prices are getting crazy
December 13, 2014
1:17 pm
SNESFTW
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What is going on the last two years with game prices they are going up like crazy

check out this website

http://videogames.pricechartin…..rt-by=name

A game like firestriker was going for $7 and now it’s $35

I wanna buy adventures of batman and robin and the auctions for it now are getting up to $50 I remember not buying it last year because when it was going for $30 I thought that was to much

Do you guys think these prices are gonna go back down to normal soon? Or will they continue to climb upward?

Is $10 the new price for a crappy snes game and $20 the new norm for average games?

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December 14, 2014
5:45 pm
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I think the prices are going to continue to climb for the next few years. The only thing that is hotter right now are Neo-Geo AES games.

If you know right now you want a particular game, get it now for the lowest price you can. Chances are that game is going rise in price within the next 12 months.

If you like platformers, let me tell you, get Prehistorik Man now. it’s a fantastic game (and cheap) that the resellers don’t know about yet.

December 14, 2014
9:15 pm
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There’s three possibilities for SNES prices; they keep going up, they flatline or they go down.  That said, nobody knows the future, so any answer someone gives you on what the future of SNES prices will look like is pure speculation.

 

Please keep in mind that prices on anything can drop unexpectedly.  Just look at what’s happening with oil.  Just this summer it was close to $110 per barrel.  6 months later, there’s talk of it going to $40 per barrel, with no price recovery in sight.

 

For what it’s worth, I think that SNES prices will keep going up or stay high for the next few years.  After that, it’s anyone’s guess.  Many kids who grew up with the SNES are now in their late 20’s and early 30’s and have a decent amount of disposable income to buy the SNES games they always wanted growing up.  However, as these gamers get older, it’s possible that their work and family responsibilities will shift, meaning that they may not have as much time and money to devote to SNES collecting.  When this happens, will younger gamers step in to keep prices high or will we finally see some decline?  Who knows.

 

To summarize, I agree with what Masamune said.  If there’s a game you want know and you are comfortable paying the price for it, then you might as well buy it.  Don’t go thinking of SNES games as investments though and don’t go stretching yourself financially to get them; no game is worth that.

Now playing: SNES - Phalanx, R-Type III, Genesis - Bio Hazard Battle, PS3 - Dragon's Crown

December 15, 2014
8:26 am
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I agreee

Masamune said

If you like platformers, let me tell you, get Prehistorik Man now. it’s a fantastic game (and cheap) that the resellers don’t know about yet.

I played that game as a kid and when I started collecting as an adult that was one of the first games I searched out. Got it for about $8. But it is an amazing game I love it.

 

I listened to a podcast from Pat the NES Punk and they talked about how right now NES prices are going down slightly while SNES and Genesis games are going up. It was interesting they also had another podcast about how those big ebay retro game sellers have programs that are able to buy game listings less than 5 seconds after they are posted so they can then resale them at higher prices and that is why the prices spiked recently.

Fuzzy Pickles

February 15, 2015
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Reminds me of one notorious seller who bought up all the PAL Mega CD titles years ago then listed them at x10 the price.

So are NES prices going down then? It’s a console I rarely play or collect for so don’t really know. Noticing though, that N64 game prices are steadily climbing. Do PS games hold much value or is it still restricted to only a handful of select titles?

February 17, 2015
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I loved the NES growing up so much so I used to sleep with the cartridges as if they were teddy bears. I’m actually glad prices are going down for NES games. There’s quite a few I would like to get again even if it’s just for nostalgia’s sake.

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