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Do You Collect All Games You buy, Or Just The Ones You Like?

Discussion in 'Game Collecting' started by Nimbus, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Nimbus

    Nimbus [INSERT TITLE HERE] Premium Member

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    There are many discussions lurking around the forums about trading in video games. Many users do it, including myself. Obviously this cuts back on my collection every time I return/trade a game. What I find myself doing is trading in the games I beat and set aside, but I still keep games that I love and want to remember (games like Metal Gear Solid or Red Dead Redemption).

    So I ask all of you: Is your video game exclusive like mine, and rather small? Or do you usually buy all of your games and hoard them into a nice large collection?

    I just prefer to like all the games in my collection rather than shelving a game that I wanted to break.
     
  2. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    I started to collect, had a nostalgia binge for a bit, but it is just too expensive for me to do now....I really only like to buy games with cases (and if possible manual)....I go to a lot of flea markets/pedlar malls to keep an eye out looking for deals...never really see much...I like ebay and half and amazon...only problem is shipping is now bout 4 bucks, and that adds up

    I have my genesis, sega cd, saturn, and dreamcast and then the two modern consoles (xbox and ps3) and a few good games....I also hope my copies of shenmue 2 and panzar dragoon orta end up become semi valuable as I imagine there werent too many made

    Just saw Dragon Force and Albert's Odyssey for Saturn at a local independent game shop...only problem is one went for 75 and the other went for 90...way too much for two games I wouldnt really play

    My ultimate hope, and it will probably never happen...to stumble across like a Panzar Dragoon Saga at a yard sale where the person selling it doesnt actually know the value...that is the problem with a lot of flea markets and such, the people selling it know the value and it is hard to find great steals
     
  3. Warp

    Warp Loves Everything Moderator

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    I can count the number of games I've traded in/off on my fingers, and three of them were part of an exchange for older, more rare games. And I eventually bought those three games back. They were Grandia III (I had beaten it in ~2 weeks and its value was high), Kingdom Hearts II (because I had beaten it in two days and did not enjoy it at all), and Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (hadn't played any Fire Emblem at that point, and it was still very common).

    Pretty much once I buy it, it stays in my collection until something out of my control happens to it. Such as it breaking (I still have my broken copy of Breath of Fire III for PSX) or it being stolen. This is, in large part, because I never really owned many games as a child. I'd always just rent them, beat them, and then go for something else. And I regret not having a lot of those games available now, especially the likes of Super Mario RPG and Joe & Mac.
     
  4. Nicodemus

    Nicodemus Sausage King of Chicago Moderator Premium Member

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    My goal is really just to get some games I had as a kid and some that I missed. I'm not in it to resell and I don't particularly care about CIB items. I never owned a n64 but I just scored one cheap off of craigslist, so I'm picking up some games that I missed like Mario Kart 64, Majoras Mask, and Jet Force Gemini.

    The only other stuff I buy is stuff that don't I particularly want but is too cheap to pass up, and just buy it so I can trade it later for stuff I'm looking for.
     
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  5. Crazy Jamie

    Crazy Jamie First recipient of the Amaloo Award Administrator Super Moderator Premium Member

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    This is it for me as well really, though I perhaps have more of an eye for valuable items as well. I just want a good quality, nostalgic collection with a bit of value to it, though I don't intend to sell the collection on for quite a while (I expect I will have to eventually).

    In terms of the current generation games, I am certainly only collecting ones that I like and also ones that have something a bit unique about them. In other words, special editions or rarer games. For example, I am keeping the Dead Rising steelbook because it looks nice and I like the game. Same reason why I'm keeping the Gears of War collectors edition. But I sell on most other basic edition games of the current generation, because the value of the games dropping inevitably (with some exceptions), it serves my interest better to move them on and get something else. If I want them desperately I can do it when the games drop right down in value at the end of the generation.
     
  6. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    I went yard sale hunting today...some guy bought a box with two snes and a bunch of games...dont know how much...I heard him try to get it for 30, but the seller wouldnt go that low...so couldnt have been much more...maybe 50...makes me mad...had I got there maybe 10 minutes earlier it could have been mine
     
  7. Kalmah

    Kalmah Behold My Hate!

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    I don't like the idea of reselling my games for cheap. I'm really not quite sure why; I mean, something is better than nothing, right? I have never sold, nor will I ever sell any of my games. So, you can imagine I have a ton of old games sitting around and collecting dust, but I like to know that I paid $60 and I still have ownership to these titles. You never know when you want to just go back to it, maybe a relative or friend wants to check it out, or maybe I just want to do a good deed and give it to someone who has been meaning to play it... I dunno.
     
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  8. phantomstranger

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    I like keeping every game I get no matter if the game really sucked or if it was awesome. Doing so has got me a collection of over 200 PS2 games and over 100 PS3 games. There are times I end up going back to a lot of the older games and playing them again and get amazed at how far gaming has come from that point.
     
  9. Machine Gun Cat

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    I have a small collection of less than 200 games. I started collecting rpgs after I played Chrono Trigger for the first time. I played it for 3 days straight until I finished it. I ended up owning 95% of PSX rpgs and about 80% of PS2 rpgs, even if they were not very good. Next Gen Systems came out and I started playing MMO's so i pretty muched stopped buying console games. I kept all the casual games I bought for N64; Goldeneye, Mario 64, Killer Instinct and many more. I only own a 360 for next-gen and have only bought games I want to play for that system.