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Caleb

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Excellent video game score at a garage sale.
« on: 23 Jul 2008, 11:12 »

Have any of you guys gotten any good deals lately?

Well garage sale season is about mid-way through now and I got one hell of a score the other day.
 
A whole rubbermaid bin of Japanese PS and PS2 games plus a Japanese PS2!  Someguy went to Japan to study being a translator or something and left them all with his mother.  $200 price tag and I talked the mother down to $100.00!

I go to a lot of thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales, and pawn shops to find deals on video games.  I hate buying stuff new.  This is probably the best deal I have gotten so far.

It's too bad almost none of these games are in English (Besides FF X International).  I don't know if the Japanese versions are worth much.  In any case I will be looking through them deciding what I want to keep and what I am going to sell.  In any case I made out pretty well with the PS2 itself and few games that can be played without knowing how to read Kanji.

Here is the list:

A WonderSwan handheld system

Gundam SD

Gunpei (doesnít seem to work)

PS1 Games

Persona 1

Persona 2

Street Fighter Zero 3

Tales of Phantasia

Parasite Eve

Arc the Lad

Shaman King Spirit of Shamans

Star Ocean Second Story

The Legaia

Lunar Silver Star Story

Tenchu

Gunadam Wing Dual

Pal

Valkyrie Profile

Wild Arms

ZenoGears

PS2 Games

Persona 3

Persona 3 FES

Namco X marvel

Zone of the Enders

Zone of the Enders Anubis

Kunoichi

Bloody Roar 3

Metal Gear Solid 2

Breath of Fire Dragonís Quarter

Star Ocean Until the End of Time Directors Cut

Grandia 3

Grandia Extreme

Final Fantasy 12

Final Fantasy X International

Final Fantasy X2

Okami

Shinobi

Phantom Kingdom

Gundam Lost War Chronicals

Mobile Suit Gundam

J-PHoneix (Gundam?)

Evergrace

Tales of Rebirth
Tales of Destiny

Dirge of Cerberus

Shinobido Imashime

Naruto (fighting)

Armored Core 2

Eternal Ring

Devil May Cry

Zeonic Front

Nightmare of Druga

Wander and the colossus

Valkyrie Profile Silmaria

Digital Devil Saga 1

Digital Devil Saga 2


An excellent haul.
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Re: Excellent video game score at a garage sale.
« Reply #1 on: 23 Jul 2008, 11:24 »

 How much would you charge me for the first two Persona games? (I have 3). Also which games are in English?
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Re: Excellent video game score at a garage sale.
« Reply #2 on: 23 Jul 2008, 11:49 »

wow, that's pretty impressive.
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Re: Excellent video game score at a garage sale.
« Reply #3 on: 23 Jul 2008, 12:25 »

How much would you charge me for the first two Persona games? (I have 3). Also which games are in English?

I would have to double check on their condition (I think they are both mint).  I know there are people selling them on ebay for like $45 so I probably will sell them for $20 each.  But they are in Japanese NOT English.  Probably not playable at all but they might be collectible since they have all the inserts and stuff.

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As far as I have found out so far only FF X International (Which I plan to keep) and the fighting games can be played in English.

Some of the other games might be playable with little or no Japanese language skills but I don't know which ones.

*edit*

Since these are Japanese games you have to have a Japanese PS2 or a modified PS2 to play them.  I am not selling the Japanese PS2.
« Last Edit: 23 Jul 2008, 12:28 by Caleb »
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Re: Excellent video game score at a garage sale.
« Reply #4 on: 23 Jul 2008, 17:43 »

Which Persona 2 game is it? If it's Innocent Sin, that game never came out in America and is pretty fucking rare. I guess implied gay relationships and Adolf Hitler were a little too much for late 90s SCEA.
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Re: Excellent video game score at a garage sale.
« Reply #5 on: 24 Jul 2008, 19:36 »

We sell used ps2s for $90 a work. So yeah. $100 for a system and a bunch of games is a good deal.
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Re: Excellent video game score at a garage sale.
« Reply #6 on: 26 Jul 2008, 13:08 »

$90 for a used PS2 is an outrage.  There are SO many PS2 systems out there, and seriously, its last gen, no one wants a used PS2 for that much.
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Re: Excellent video game score at a garage sale.
« Reply #7 on: 26 Jul 2008, 15:38 »

They are $129.99 new.


Ps3s are relatively hard to find(around here anyway), and people tend to buy PS2s a lot.

We make sure all our ps2s work before taking them in, and do have a 90 day warranty, so it isn't so bad. Plus we can repair ps2s.
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Re: Excellent video game score at a garage sale.
« Reply #8 on: 28 Jul 2008, 13:39 »

Regardless the PS2 I got at the garage sale was a Japanese region coded PS2.  It costs a bit to have them shipped to the US.

I am very happy with the deal I got and I am still going through the games trying to figure out what games I can play without knowing how to speak Japanese.

I am pretty sure that Final Fantasy X International is gonna be the only playable RPG.
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