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My latest retro console purchase; a mint NES

Discussion in 'Game Collecting' started by Crazy Jamie, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Crazy Jamie

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

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    And I mean mint, as in virtually brand new. I actually don't think I can bring myself to play it considering how good the condition is.
     
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  2. Nicodemus

    Nicodemus Sausage King of Chicago Moderator Premium Member

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    ^ WOW... just the sight of that invokes such a visceral feeling of nostalgia, i can't imagine what it must be like to slide the styrafoam out of the box.

    For the love of god don't PLAY it. You can find a junker for a dime a dozen, that is something special that should be preserved as such.
     
  3. Crazy Jamie

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

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    It was a beautiful sound. I'm not going to lie.
    You're absolutely right. Andy already suggested picking up another console from somewhere else to play games on. I did actually want to buy a NES to play it, but when the option swung around to get one in excellent condition for a decent price I went for it. I didn't appreciate when I bought it just how utterly pristine it is. It is a true collectors item.
     
  4. FalconZero

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    Holy crap, didn't think people still took care of consoles. My SNES is in similar condition, but the box doesn't look as good as that one does.
     
  5. Klowny

    Klowny Cheating Death Since 1955 Super Moderator Premium Member

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    HOLY SH-SH-SH*T!

    What was the "decent price," if I may ask?
     
  6. Rabid

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    You should have never opened that box... If it was still factory sealed you just killed the collectors value on that precious thing.
     
  7. Klowny

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    Death to Collector's Value!

    I really mean that.

    Read your comics. Play with your consoles. Spend your coin collection!

    Oh, wait. Scratch that last one.
     
  8. Rabid

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    But to buy something new, in factory packaging, after over 20 years of not being produced... Yikes. I wouldn't open it, but to each their own. :D
     
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    Not fair. :(

    Where'd you find it and for how much?
     
  10. Klowny

    Klowny Cheating Death Since 1955 Super Moderator Premium Member

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    1. I will never open it!
    2. It will remain valuable and its value can only rise!
    3. Are you nuts?!? I will NEVER sell it!
    4. What's the point of having it?
     
  11. Rabid

    Rabid NEED MOAR DEE-PEE-ESS Premium Member

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    I already own an NES, if I ever found one in a box, it would stay that way. I really wouldn't mind owning two, one for play, one for a centerpiece on my kitchen table, or even perhaps on a shrine.
     
  12. Crazy Jamie

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    ?40. It's worth at least double that, more with the right collector. Not that I'm selling it, obviously.

    It wasn't factory sealed. It is as about brand new as you can get without it being sealed. I am sufficiently experienced a collector to know when not to open something that is factory sealed ;)

    It was in the Classified section of another set of forums that I post in. The guy had a big clearout and started the NES at ?60 if I remember rightly. No one bought it at that price surprisingly, and someone offered him ?40. At the time it looked like something of an insult of a price, but surprisingly he accepted the price. The buyer then said he couldn't get the money for a week, so I jumped in and paid instantly. Bargain at that price.
     
  13. Puffy Ghost

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    DO WANT!

    I've got a top loader that I bought "new," as in it came in it's original box and had clearly been used, but what you got thar is sweeeeeet.