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gamezgalore
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Inspired by the article you posted on the blog. (rare ps1 games) I had a look if I have any rare or valuable games.

I own a few PS1 games that are quite expensive to buy now but no actual rare ones.

I’m considering buying some rare games as an investment but prices change so much i don’t know if its a wise decision. 

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Posted : 20/02/2020 7:43 am
Frank Burrows
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Too much of a niche market to make any real money profit, but if you like collecting it could be a decent hobby hunting and finding the 'rarer' games out there.

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Posted : 20/02/2020 1:58 pm
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Yea, I agree.

 

The prices do fluctuate wildly, one month a game is dirt cheap the next it's not. 

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Posted : 20/02/2020 4:17 pm
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I had the EarthBound SuperNES cartridge, my little brother kept it and its still in my parents house, when we bought it it was $20, now collectionists are will to pay a lot more, even more with the box.

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Posted : 20/02/2020 7:44 pm
lordpikachu
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Wow! Earthbound is super pricey.

 

will you ever sell it? 

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Posted : 21/02/2020 10:41 am
johndz
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My little brohter kept it, he is not interested in selling it, I wouldnt be if I had it.

 

The only bad thing its that SuperNES cartridges battery will die one day and you will lost your data. An would be a reason to finally sell.

You can install a new battery and start again, but would be a headache in some RPGs. Now that virtual consoles are a thing, many people will prefer the digital version.

 

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Posted : 22/02/2020 12:55 am
gamezgalore
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Yea that's a shame! How long did the battery last in a SuperNES cartridge out of interest?

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Posted : 22/02/2020 3:38 pm
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I totally forgot, I owned Castlevania on the PS1 at one point 😕 

 

I've not idea where it went.

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Posted : 22/02/2020 10:18 pm
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Wow, another pricey game.

 

All games are available online via emulators so only real hardcore collectors pay that price. 

 

Places like ebay and CEX drive prices up.

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Posted : 23/02/2020 3:58 am
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Posted by: @gamezgalore

Yea that's a shame! How long did the battery last in a SuperNES cartridge out of interest?

Maybe two years of real use, even if is enough to enjoy the games many times and you can install another battery, it would be annoying to lose data of very hard records, rare items, long games, imagine if you have e very nice game of Final Fantasy VI (labeled as III) and you lose all. Its like losing all your hard trained Pokémon (the first Game Boy games have this problem too).

 

I also had a orange Zapper but I dont know wich one was more common, grey or orange? Maybe both are common

 

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Posted : 24/02/2020 12:19 am
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