I've mainly done this accidentally but I have tried to do it twice on purpose. For some reason it's incredibly hard to get motivated to actually do it!
I bought Moho for Dreamcast because I read it was the rarest Dreamcast game at the time. Also it was a Euro-only release. I paid £20 for it but now it sells for £300+. I regret not buying a couple more now!
I bought 3 copies of sealed "Gregory Horror Show" for PS2 when they were selling them off for £10 each. I figured - it's a good game, probably won't sell much and could become a cult-classic. But then 5 years later the price had only gone up by about £5 so I sold 2 of them and opened the other one for myself. Of course now the price has gone up a lot. A sealed copy sells for around £200 here now. oh well...
Only one time really, I bought two copies of the Gaiares repro in case I wanted to sell one. But that's the only time ever. I usually just buy games at the end if a console's life cycle and sometimes they are worth a bunch after a few years.
I really only buy games to play, BUT I definitely buy games like Xenocrisis just in case the value gets too high to afford later.
pimsbury I never know if repros will go up in value although thinking about it I remember the Breakers Revenge AES re-release - that went up by a lot, so I guess they do. I really like Gaiares. I was thinking the other day that might be in my top-3 Megadrive games.
I was going to buy 2 Xeno Crisis Collectors Editions so I could sell one later but it's just so much to pay to hang onto a game. I could have done that many times with NG homebrew and made a ton of money. But for some reason it's just really hard to actually do it.
A few years back I sold my Fast Striker MVS LE for £1200+ and then ordered the new AES version and bought 2 other Neo Geo games with the extra money. That wasn't planned though. Also I still haven't got the AES game!
Yeah, I bought this Sailor Moon game on the Ps1 from this swap meet. It was japanese and the dude was selling it for 5 dollars. In reality, it had a resell value of 35 dollars at the time. So it was pretty obvious. Game was trash too.
I never understand why some games are valuable in the first place Riko 😂. It's all a gamble but with how prices always skyrocket I took a chance on Gaiares. I still haven't played it yet but I've heard nothing but good things about it and I like to support these high quality repros, AND it came with the classic shirt!
I bought XenoCrisis just to make sure I didn't have to pay extra down the road anyway since it seems Neo Geo carts get wild.
Nah. Funnily enough, I do have loose carts of Clayfighter: Sculpter's Cut and Hagane but I have no intention of selling them. I got Clayfighter from a second hand shop for about 30 bucks decades ago and I found Hagane in a literal bargain bin when I was a kid (I had no idea it was a rental only game).
5 years ago I found a mint MVS kit of Kizuna Encounter and just bought it for investment. I knew It isn’t a very good game but I still wanted to try it. It was 500$. Next year I sold a few games to help me buy a car. I sold Kizuna for 600$ and it was between the games that sold very fast. Nice game with apocalyptic setting. Together with Kizuna,I sold Money exchanger cart too. Today I miss Money exchanger and probably I will buy it back someday. My mint Japanese Garou kit was in the same sale, but luckily it didn’t sell for my asking 500€ price and I love to still have it
boogiepop: A little belated, but congrats on the bonus, Miky!
Feb 29, 2024 13:02:59 GMT
tuxedomarty: So wait, they already gave a stand alone physical release to Final Vendetta, but now they are releasing it along with Xenocrisis and Battle Axe on a single game card when I already own one of these three titles on a stand alone game card??
Feb 27, 2024 3:19:25 GMT
Miky: Got a bonus at work! hoping to take my niece and nephew to the arcade this weekend.
Feb 23, 2024 18:34:09 GMT
Riko: Well done for winning in Thrash Rally Marty Has been a long time since I played that!
Feb 15, 2024 16:23:42 GMT
tuxedomarty: Thanks. I am feeling better for the time being.
Feb 15, 2024 10:20:51 GMT
iswy: Hey Tux hope you are now feeling good etc. I can relate somewhat... Had a surgery recently and still on recovery (though now at home, slightly better each day)
Feb 15, 2024 8:58:28 GMT
tuxedomarty: I got 1st in the second race too now, and I have been trying tor HOURS now to get first in the third race (Greece was it?) and I can't do it! I can't get any higher than second! Even studying the playthrough World of Longplays uploaded didn't help!
Feb 11, 2024 23:07:49 GMT
tuxedomarty: I finally got 1st in a race on Thrash Rally. This might be one of the most frustrating racing games ever seeing as you are not ranked by how many cars you are ahead of but how quickly you finish a race.
Feb 10, 2024 22:09:43 GMT
tuxedomarty: I didn't bring my Switch there because I don't feel safe bringing it there, instead I brought the barely functioning iPad which needs to be replaced. But I digress.
Feb 7, 2024 19:29:21 GMT
Riko: Get well soon Marty - Hope you still had access to your Switch while in hospital!
Feb 7, 2024 17:39:58 GMT
tuxedomarty: They kept me there longer than I needed to be (12 hours) doing the same tests and asking the same questions over and over again to the point that I got annoyed. I just wanted to get out of there as quickly as I could and wanted to relax when I got home.
Feb 7, 2024 16:06:04 GMT
pimsbury: Sorry to hear this Marty, I hope all will be well and it's nothing serious!
Feb 7, 2024 1:09:45 GMT
boogiepop: I'm very sorry to hear that, marty. I hope it's nothing and you're out of the hospital soon.
Feb 6, 2024 18:27:03 GMT
tuxedomarty: I am in the hospital again as I type this and I am told that I will need to stay for at least another 24 hours because of what they found in my blood work.
Feb 6, 2024 8:59:33 GMT
boogiepop: Thanks! I sure am too. ><
Feb 6, 2024 0:43:10 GMT
tuxedomarty: Glad you got it back!
Feb 5, 2024 19:57:37 GMT
boogiepop: This weekend I had the wonderful experience of losing my wallet on the subway. Thankfully, some kind soul gave it to the police, so, in the end, I only lost a bit of time and access to my credit card since I immediately cancelled it.
Feb 5, 2024 18:06:14 GMT
pimsbury: CHAT DAY WHOOT!
Feb 4, 2024 17:51:03 GMT
Riko: oh damm yes I almost forgot. It seems like too soon for chat. A month goes quickly!
Feb 4, 2024 17:39:41 GMT
NeoStrayCat: Hi NGF crew, its been a while, stuff happened, but hopefully I'll try to be active here and there again, lol.
Feb 4, 2024 16:37:37 GMT
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