Originally Posted by neurotix
Regardless of the games and if they're good or not, those are some really good pickups considering the prices. I can never find stuff that cheap here. Seems like even used PS2 games are like $10 minimum regardless of title and value, at the game stores here in my city.
The Emerald Dual Shock is the coolest thing imo. You should take a picture and post it. I never really see different colored PS2 controllers here, it's always just standard black and occasionally silver (I have a silver slimline PS2 but the silver controller got used so much that the paint wore off in a lot of places.)
Other than that I like Jet Set Radio Future most. FFX-2 you couldn't pay me to take and if you did I'd never play it (I hated FFX though. The last FF I liked was FFIX/FF9). I don't think it's worth $10 (especially Canadian) even if it's complete.
COD Ghosts for $4 is extremely amusing, it seems that game just came out not very long ago... as I've said before, games for recent systems seem poor from an investment standpoint. You have to go back to at least the Dreamcast/PS1/N64 era for the games to have much value (in general, don't blast me for this). My PS3 games don't seem to be worth much but my Vita games are seeming to hold their value better. When I bought my Vita it came with Disgaea 4 which apparently was slightly valuable and the seller didn't know. My Vita-1000 came with a charger, 8GB memory card, Disgaea 4, Blazblue Chrono Phantasma and Ys Memories of Celceta for $100 (ebay). I was able to turn around and sell Disgaea 4 for $60 (it was cart only too and it sold immediately). It seems like my other games will hold their value well. Even in 10 or 20 years I really doubt that PS3 games will be worth anything.
I am a huge deal hunter (read : "cheapskate"), and I tend not to spend money on retro game stuff unless it's stupid cheap. I make the odd exception, but mostly, I don't want to lose money on anything I purchase...which kind of turned into only buying things at prices I will profit on eventually. My opinion on PS3 / 360 collecting...well, I say now is THE time to buy...most game are super cheap right now, $2-5 for most common stuff. I can't see them getting any cheaper than that...the one local store regularly has 3 packs of decent games for each system, for $5 each...3 games for $5. I really can't see how you could lose money on PS3/360 stuff right now. Even better...hold on to that stuff for a few years, and it will be doing what PS2 is doing now...on it's way up after a massive era of super cheap PS2 stuff. I'd say PS3/360 is about the BEST investment, at the moment, being at what I predict to be an all time low in regards to pricing. This is all my opinion based on experience with the local scene, mind you...there is a huge scene in my area. Kijiji has a MASSIVE gaming section, tons of retro stuff...it's getting pretty insane, honestly. I do get spoiled with the game market in my city.
And I am the same way with Final Fantasy series, but it's still one of my fav series, and I will buy and play through all of them, even the less impressive ones. Also, a lot of my deals are through pawn shops, second hand stores, Kijiji, and the like...and I've learned to effectively barter and haggle, without being a dick (just be fair and honest, really). Which has saved me a ton of money. COD Ghosts isn't worth much on console anymore, but it held it's value up there for awhile. Would never have bothered with it except at a price like that.
The emerald Dual Shock 2 caught my eye immediately...I vaguely remembered seeing it on Ebay when I was checking the value of the blue Dual Shock 2 I have, and it was worth quite a bit, for a PS2 controller at least. Seems to go for almost $50 Canadian, the emerald one, the blue or whatever it's called for about $35. Got the blue for $4, got the emerald for $5 lol The emerald one is mint though, doesn't look like it's ever been used. Rubber on the analog sticks is perfect, and not a hint of human grime in any crevice (OCD goes nuts...first thing I do when buying consoles / controllers is clean / disinfect them). Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio) is one of my favourite games, and I've been keeping my eye out for Future for some time, to find it for $1 was a massive score lol And any Dreamcast game that isn't a sports title, for $5, is a win too, in my book. These things have all just been picked up randomly here and there since my last "pick up" post, not all at once, in case that wasn't clear. All from various sources, some things Kijiji, few things from Second Hand World, and a couple things from Microplay.
Also, I will respond to a few of the other posts at some point...mainly the one asking for input on thread content and what not, I am not ignoring it
Also, might put some pics or something up of some of my never stuff / projects...I can put up a pic of my mint emerald Dual Shock 2 compared to the blue one, at least. Maybe some other stuff.Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 9/2/16 at 11:57am