Spangler wrote:Went to a trade-in store the other day to look at old video games because I was hoping to pick up a copy of Super Smash Brother's Melee, and I noticed the good Gamecube games are rising in price. All of the major titles I saw were at least $50 which defeated the purpose of me trying to get an old game for cheap.
Hold onto your old games I guess.
Pretty much any popular game at the Exchange or other chain stores like that for old systems are $50. The Mario's, Zelda's, etc.
I'm sort of lucky because I got most of those games for like $20 a few years back, but I'm kicking myself for not getting the Zelda OOT and Majora's Mask combo for Gamecube, and Luigi's Mansion. I saw Luigi's Mansion for $7 a few years back and passed because I thought it would go down. Now it's like $40.
I walked into the Exchange on McKnight the other day and every single NES game, no matter how crappy, was a minimum of $10.
I'm lucky I got most of mine before the huge price spike. Most I got for free right after collect when my buddies were getting rid of them, or got them cheap at flea markets. Now I wish I spent a little more money on some games I passed on that I thought were too expensive at like $40-50 back then. Now they are going for $300-500.