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« on: June 24, 2016, 08:14:52 PM »

Personally I'm not prepared to spend to much on games, my limit has been upped since I got a steady job of course but still not very high.
I also don't chase after CIB games typically so I've been able to keep my costs down.

The most I've spent on a retro game was Youkai Buster: Ruka no Daibouken for Super Famicom(cart only), I paid around 90 US Dollars for it.
I was hesitant but it's rare and no copies would turn up on ebay except for this one with buy-it-now only.
I could see it possible to pay maybe 150$ for a single game if it was Gimmick or something, but that's usually not even nearly enough.

What is the most you've spent on a game? And how could you, so to speak? Did you have money saved up, sitting on a large inheritance, sell a car to afford
it or something?
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 11:29:39 PM »

I believe the most I've spent was $500 on a DKC Competition cart, which I later resold bundled with Star Fox Super Weekend for about the same price as I bought them.

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 09:39:58 AM »

 
 
 
 
I think mine would be 300 ($500 before the Brexit gutted the exchange rate).  Which is a lot for me.
 
I bought a Super Street Fighter II X arcade board from a friend, but that also came bundled with some other games.
 
Totally worth it!  In fact it was a birthday present of sorts from my wife.  Oh, I also bought a brand new Game & Watch for 300 ~ish.
 
I would definitely like a CIB minty Gimmick! one day, but it's getting a bit hard to justify now, price wise.  I guess they don't depreciate though...
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2016, 10:46:41 AM »

Even though this might not count, but the most I spent on a gaming related items was a Famicom Data Recorder for about US$70. As for software, never spent more than a $40 DS/3DS games. I don't think I would ever spend more than $100, except for just one game....Konami's DoReMiKo with keyboard.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 11:19:45 AM »

The most I ever spent on one game was $500 for an Asteroids Deluxe machine. ($520 if you count all the new bulbs and a ballast.)  I don't remember where the money came from; I just had a chunk o' change burning a hole in my pocket and happened to find an arcade cabinet in a junk shop.

On a more Famicom-related note, my second place game purchase goes to a CIB copy of Summer Carnival '92 I picked up back in '08 for $475. According to eBay, I haven't seen much of a return on that investment, which is kind of surprising.

I will never spend anywhere near that much on a cartridge ever again. I just couldn't bring myself to do that these days considering how common counterfeits have become, and how good they can be. There was a time when you could buy a copy of Surprise at Dinosaur Peak on eBay and be fairly certain it was real, but that time is long over. The whole retro game market has gotten way too crazy for me. I'm going to stick to $10 Famicom cassettes from now on.  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2016, 09:18:30 AM »

Most was gimmick! $205
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2016, 12:43:05 PM »

The most I have spent on a single game was $210.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2016, 04:26:18 PM »

I dropped $550 on my cart of Dinosaur Peak. That was almost 4 years ago, I think.
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2016, 07:59:42 PM »

The most, hmm.  IIRC, around $500 here and there.  Not very often though. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2016, 08:38:42 PM »

 
 
 
 
Bloody hell - what was that for that's a lot of money!
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2016, 09:31:11 PM »


 
 
 
Bloody hell - what was that for that's a lot of money!

Rare games, of course!  Wouldn't pay that price for commons, lol.  Actually, for those who are wondering, some prototypes easily cost such amounts.
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2016, 09:50:30 PM »

My personal limit for buying individual games is $80, and I don't think I've ever gone over that. I think the most I've spent on a Famicom game was $75 for Mitsume ga Tooru.
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2016, 07:17:04 PM »

$130 on a Punch Out Gold.  Luckily for me I was able to sell some extra stuff I acquired for cheap and free to pay for it.  That's my most prized Famicom possession to date.
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2016, 07:52:07 PM »

$200 for Swordquest: Waterworld for the Atari 2600 back in 1998. I had the money and just wanted to own a rare game! I think I sold it a few months later and got most of my money back.
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2016, 08:26:51 PM »

I bought a CIB Earthbound on Amazon around 2006 for $120.  Grin
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