[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Home]
4Archive logo
What is the highest amount of money you have...
If images are not shown try to refresh the page. If you like this website, please disable any AdBlock software!

You are currently reading a thread in /vr/ - Retro Games

Thread replies: 114
Thread images: 13
File: 546543.png (176 KB, 700x355) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
546543.png
176 KB, 700x355
What is the highest amount of money you have spent on a video game and which game is it??
>>
Paid $100 for FFXI at release with the hard drive, plus a few months of subscription. Paid $200 for my first arcade cabinet. Paid like $300 for my first PS2. I have much more valuable stuff than that, but that's the most I ever paid.
>>
>>2908176
Can't remember. It was a long time ago. Adjusted for inflation or is this an eBaby thread?
>>
On a single game? Ar tonelico for ps2 150 bucks a couple years ago. Next highest was 70 for a sealed star ocean 2.
Most on a system was my japanese ff xii ps2 bought at release so by the end it was 700 or so shipped express
>>
>>2908176
$3.50
>>
File: 1433979128450.jpg (38 KB, 500x375) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1433979128450.jpg
38 KB, 500x375
>>2908176
I never pay more than the price of what something went for when it originally came out. Don't care how good Hyperstone Heist is I ain't dropping nearly $100 for a cart only copy.
>>
File: 1450844434488.png (221 KB, 357x358) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1450844434488.png
221 KB, 357x358
>>2908176
$35 for herzog zwei.
>>
$115 for Suikoden 2.
>>
>>2908176
$40 for Metal Gear Solid GBC

Not retro, but $120 for Fallout 4 Pipboy edition. No regrets.
>>
£50 for South Park 64
I went right back the next day
>>
>>2908176
$120 for Radiant Silvergun. No regrets, that shit is cash.
>>
about 80 or 90 bucks for doom 64 when it first came out lmao :D
>>
Probably around $300 on World of Warcraft over several years. Don't worry, I don't play it anymore.
>>
>>2908176
Never paid more than release price for any vidya
>>
>>2908431
>i never imported
>im a badass
>im a colossal faggot
>>
File: 1449696806034.gif (900 KB, 500x368) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1449696806034.gif
900 KB, 500x368
>>
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 pre-order for something around sixty bucks
>>
$35 on DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3 for the PS2.
>>
$120 for a Super Metroid with the box and instruction manuals, all in mint condition, totally worth it though imo
>>
120 for Rondo of Blood.
>>
800 for a boxed stadium events (PAL)
>>
Between $900 and $1k. I'm not going to say what it was... harf
>>
I will not declare the most I've paid for a cart... but let's just say the number exceed what has been shared in this thread by a few hold. Now now, what I will share is the most anyone's ever paid me for a video game (and let's drop the hooey right now-- this guy was a sap!). See my dad owns this electronics and gadgets store that I occasionally do a bit of work in here and there for extra cash. Mostly pet projects, contract gigs whenever some dork wants to do something weird to an arcade cabinet or some local band needs an amp tune-up. It's a pretty lucrative business as a matter of fact. One job can set me up for months given our clientele.

Two summers ago I hit the jackpot. A scion, really nice car!, pulls into the parking lot with a preppy little punk popping out. I thought nothing more of him and then I went about my business. It really wasn't my business. Well lo and behold he enters the shop with a big ol' stupid grin on his face. He says, 'You do special jobs here- with video game cabinets, I mean?' . 'Sure I do and I do it well ... for a price. Anyways cough up the details and we'll see if we can't strike up a deal (be blunt. do not give them time to back out of a proposal.)'. 'Sure okay. I was wondering if you could rig Sega systems to play off a cabinet. Nothing special except I want at least 4 players compatible with it. Is that weird? I don't own the system myself. I'm pretty much looking for the guts of a dreamcast in a heavy built arcade cabinet. That... possible?' My eyes were seeing green! I mean, wow. In the back of the shop we had 7 well built cabinets that were all but useless because the datachips within them died long before disco. All I had to do was disassemble a dreamcast and put the guts into one of those, make sure the monitor functioned without any frazzing, degut the controller and pop it in. Bam, all at a radical upmark.

'I can do it.'
'The price?'
I look at his Scion out front.
"...17k, take or leave."
"...Take."
Done.
>>
>>2908504
kek
>>
>>2908714
Turns out he was a rich kid with the financier of the local Baseball stadium for a dad. A request like his would typically run the average schmuck a cool 3k but sometimes a poor little rich puppy comes barking up the wrong tree and is made mince meat of. So yeah, I took his 17k and I did the thing. It took 3 days and exactly zero broken sweats to manage. I've made similar deals but none so satisfying as then because I knew I had him in the palm of my hand. Could've made that price go sky high but I didn't. I offered mercy when I could have gotten cruel. It's different than anything you know.
>>
>>2908721
>seven
>teen
>thousand

Holy shit.
>>
>>2908714
I thought you were the guy that claimed that the PS1 could play Laserdiscs?
>>
>>2908714
How much do I need to pay to mod my PSX so it can play laserdiscs?
>>
>>2908714
I'm sorry, Edgar, but this story kinda reeks of bullshit and reads like copypasta.
>>
>>2908714
>>2908721

Nothing to do with OP's question, and you type like a fag.

Get out.
>>
>>2908504
Live next to an asain country get imports cheap as shit stay mad
>>
>>2908714
Fuck off Edgar, go play laserdisc on PSX.
>>
>>2908795
>>2908842
wait what is this laser disc on ps1 meme?
>>
>>2908832
>it costs nothing to smuggle games to shitskinistan
Whatever faggot. You're just proving you're full of shit.
>>
>>2908714
nice going
>>
$15 for Castlevania Bloodlines. No regrets, it's my favorite Castlevania game.
>>
Not really a video "game" but I picked up a perfect condition gameboy micro at a goodwill store for $5
>>
>>2910905

But the most I ever spent was $45 on skies of arcadia for my dreamcast
>>
>>2908243
>Ar tonelico
>$150

Holy what? Dude you got scammed like hell. I got both Ar to AND Ar to 2 for about $60 each, 2 years ago complete and everything.
>>
>>2908714
>>2908721
FUCKING EDGARS BACK
EVERYONE HOLY SHIT

GET THOSE SCHP-1001'S THAT CAN PLAY LASER DISCS IN HERE.
>>
>>2910957
>>2908912
>>2908842

No reference to welding? For shame!
>>
>>2911057
tfw no welding my n64 to play snes games.
>>
>>2908714
>>2908721
One of the best stories I've read in these types of threads.
>>
Probably ni no kuni wizard edition.

I spend way more on systems and hardware.
>>
Paid about $90 for NHL '96 for the Genesis back in the day. Worth every penny.
>>
>>2912706
>i spent way more on systems and hardware
i feel you
3 PC Engine Duo RX's later and I have no furniture.
>>
I've never paid more than 50 bucks for a video game, whether new or old, modern or back in the day.
>>
>>2912756
Best. Troll. Evar.
>>
>>2908714
>I know he's rich because he has a scion

Next time you tell this story, change it to an actual sports car instead of a shitty KIA-tier economy brand.
>>
>>2910905
Holy shit! That's a good deal!

I always see them and think, "Those look like doodoo", but one day I was in my local game shop and they had a modded one that I absolutely had to have, but the store owner was asking 150 dollars for it.
>>
>>2908176
Depends, technically the IIDX series and if we count specific games I have dropped over $500 on Lincle at round 1 and is still one of my favorite in the series.

$175 on a sealed gunbird for the sega saturn. I don't know if it was a good price or not but gun bird regularly fetched for $50 at the time used so it seemed fair and I didn't know when I'll ever get a chance to see another one.
>>
File: 17012_front.jpg (159 KB, 609x1104) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
17012_front.jpg
159 KB, 609x1104
>>2908504
I've only imported game when it was the cheaper option like pic related.
>>
>>2908176
$770 for Earthbound with box and guide.
>>
>>2908680
Aww man, that's how much I payed for my complete Super Metroid, except it wasn't nearly in mint condition.
>>
>>2908257
This. I'm kicking myself for not picking up more games years ago when the prices were sensible. That said, some games ARE still easily worth their MSRP. They shouldn't be because they're 20 years old and are usually being sold with ripped-labels and not box or manual, but their intrinsic value is still high.
>>
File: cover_large.jpg (48 KB, 504x700) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
cover_large.jpg
48 KB, 504x700
>>2908176
Relative to my income, probably $30 for Dragon Crystal for my game gear. When it was new. I think I was 12.

Resistance Fall of Man was $60 when it came out. I picked it up when I got my ps3. Since then I've paid less and less for games, since ps3 games didn't appear to golf their value at all.
>>
>>2913280
This. What a fucking tool. That's what to expect from a tripfag, I guess.
>>
>>2908372
The first step is admitting you have a problem.
>>
I bid 2000 dollars on a PC-FX with 5 games action and won
>>
Not retro but battlefield bad company 2 for 50bux new. Was worth it.

Most games back in early 2000's cost a ton in eastern europe so i bought mostly used, paid no more than 15bux on anything.
>>
$100 for a MINT copy of pic related.

I offered a pawn shop owner $300 for a Little Samson a few years ago after watching him buy a whole box of games for $20 (a quarter per game) but he wouldn't take it. The box also had ninja gaiden 1-3, shatterhand, tmnt 1-3 and tournament fighters, etc. Bastard
>>
>>2908176
$40 on an auction for LOLO 3 and $55 for Sword Máster famicom version
>>
>>2908176
200 for a very good shape Dracula X for SNES.
>>
File: imgres.jpg (9 KB, 200x146) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
imgres.jpg
9 KB, 200x146
Would've been pic related for $120, but when I went to the local store to pic it up it was gone because my fiance had bought it under nose, and surprised me with it for Christmas. Glad I put a ring on it
>>
$70 for xenoblade chronicles
>>
>>2914394
I got it for $50. I only bought it because it was going for $100+ on ebay at the time.
>>
>>2914298
Super turrican 2 is shit though.
>>
Probably the Lunar PSX games
>>
>>2913873
That seems like a extremely high amount for a hentai console.
>>
$30

neverhood (disk only)
>>
>>2914684
I thought about buying a PC-FX because I want to start collecting more obscure hardware, but the fact that it's literally only VNs made me not so sure. I actually happen to like VNs, but a little variety would be nice.
>>
Not quite retro but I paid $200 for Steel Battalion on xbox. Absolutely worth it.

Otherwise, I dipped on a copy of Metal Warriors on SNES for $120. I love my mecha.
>>
>>2908714
Loved the story, Edgar. Where is you dad's store located?
>>
>>2908176
$70 or $72 for the collector's edition of BG2. Then the expansion as well, I think that was probably $40.
If you counted my mad catz panther XL as being crucially for Xwing versus TIE fighter, then with Balance of power, that's $82+60+40, I think. But then I used that stick for all sorts of games, so scratch this one.
>>
>>2908714
Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing.
>>
>>2914795
Holy shit I remember wanting steel battalion so bad when I was a little shit and poor. How was the actual game anyways?
>>
400-something for an Xbox and Steel Battalion. In hindsight, I overpaid by a lot. It was a stupid purchase.

Cool game though.
>>
I think the most I've paid is $140 for Alien Soldier (Jpn) back in 2000.
>>
I paid$80 for secret of mana new when it launched in the 90s. Never spent close to that since.
>>
>>2908714
Actually pretty cool.
>>
>>2913871
I didn't have a problem. I was paying for a fun, quality product. The product stopped being quality is all.
>>
>>2908176
On retro games (that were retro when I bought them)? King's Field for $35. PS1 games by and large are still cheap. Most games are like 4-5 bucks.

>>2908504
What's the matter, have sales on your eBay store been slow as of late?
>>
Chrono Trigger when it came out. I think it was 75$. I also managed to find the promo poster at the video store, it was huge, like 4'x3', then bought the strat guide from Nintendo Power shortly after. Lost the box, though. Sold the cart/poster/guide for 250$ in 2008.
>>
File: Markos.png (450 KB, 700x466) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Markos.png
450 KB, 700x466
$388AUD
>>
>>2922748
Just laughing at the badass who never pays more than msrp. If someone bragging about that doesn't make you giggle you're as silly as him.
>>
>>2908714
You sound like a real faggot.

I asked a local company how much it would cost to fix my MVS board (2 of the slots don't do sound, 1 has garbled graphics) and they quoted me 500 dollars and 2 days work.

I just fucking laughed at them and walked away. As I'm walking out the door he goes "Fine, 200" and I just kept walking.

Sure, you found a "sucker" and took advantage of him, but you're still a cunt.
>>
Sure thing, Constantine.
>>
File: facepalm.jpg (35 KB, 600x600) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
facepalm.jpg
35 KB, 600x600
>>2923138
>>
>>2923138
You're a poopyhead Edgar.
>>
File: u-re-stupid.jpg (129 KB, 460x460) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
u-re-stupid.jpg
129 KB, 460x460
>>2923138
>>
File: 1451993524172.jpg (118 KB, 600x808) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1451993524172.jpg
118 KB, 600x808
>>2923138
>>
File: 1447318701752.png (708 KB, 576x628) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1447318701752.png
708 KB, 576x628
>>2923138
thats pretty gay
>>
>>2908286
I respect you.
>>
>>2908698
TELL US.
>>
>>2913840
Were the scratch n sniffs worth it anon?
>>
>>2925507
Eh.

You know I don't even like this game that much? This is like my third or fourth attempted playthrough of Earthbound, the other ones being aborted due to boredom. I feel like there's something wrong with me because I don't like Earthbound. I feel like I have to make myself like it. People talk about this, I dunno, transcendent religious experience they have with the game, where it changes them as a person. I want to have that too. I feel like if I could only penetrate the icy wall that encircles my jaded heart and learn to love again, then I too could love Earthbound.

If you asked me why I even bought the damn thing, I couldn't give you a reason. My only justification is that it's one of the only expensive games that I have an interest in owning, so it's not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things.

The guidebook is pretty cute though, it's written like a faux travel guide with newspaper reports and stuff.
>>
>>2922786
Why is this game so expensive?
>>
>>2925524
Nothing is wrong with you. Earthbound IS boring, even the fans will acknowledge that it has long stretches of nothing much happening. Lord, if you ever get stuck, good fucking luck ever regaining your interest.
>>
>>2925524

Ya its lame. I think its the pokemon style monster encounters.
>>
>>2925524
The only thing Earthbound really has is charm. The gameplay is uninteresting at best and as >>2927925 said there's a whole lot of nothing going on in the game.

I think the only reason I ever finished it was because I played the game through from start to finish while I had a bad cold and therefore couldn't really do much else.
It's a comfy game, but not much more.
>>
>>2925524
No one who had that religious experience ever played eb in search of it.
If you want an earthbound experience and you're too cynical to enjoy the mother games then try LISA. It's not retro but it has some eb sensibilities and cynical 4chan neets love it.
>>
about 1.50 each for FF 7-9 and FFT at a goodwill for a friend.
collecting isn't for me but if I see a good deal I'll grab it for my bud.
>>
>>2927994
I was sort of joking about the cynical thing. In fact, I don't want to play Lisa because it looks *too* dark for my tastes. Thanks for the recommendation though.
>>
$1200 for earthbound
Bought two actually, first one I paid $750 for
>>
Probably Guitar Hero 2 with the guitar controller, which was something like $100
>>
100$ for Everdrive
>>
300€ on a complete, mint Panzer Dragoon Saga copy with its cardboard sleeve.
>>
>>2928785
So you were retarded and then got even more retarded? Or you were just the same amount of retarded when you pretended these two things happened?
>>
>>2928805
I've just contacted the Not Retro Assault Squad, get ready son
>>
I bought a mint condition panzer dragoon saga for £220 for my fiancé...
>>
>>2928114
>>2927994
One game that made me love the medium was LOL lack of love for the Dreamcast. It's kind of a proto-Spore, I recommend everyone to try it.
>>
$140 for Musha
>>
>>2928805
It's funny to think now-a-days GH games are completely worthless. Hell I still find tons of guitar controllers at my thrifts everytime I go. Crazy that they use to sell out of GH, I remember that happened when GH3 came out.
>>
>>2928893
What medium?
Thread replies: 114
Thread images: 13
Thread DB ID: 439827



[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at [email protected] with the post's information.