Best place to buy old consoles and games?

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Jan 4, 2012
  1. Nujui
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    I'm going to be getting a job (hopefully) and plan on getting some old consoles and games, preferably the N64 (Had one but broke) and SNES (Always wanted one as a kid ever since I play Animanicas on it at a cousins house)

    I have a local store called The Exchange that do sell that kind of stuff, but was wondering if anyone knew of a better place.
     
  2. Hells Malice

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    I only ever notice local stores and pawn shops with stuff like that.
    Though your best bet would be online, at a site like ebay.
     
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    Online is your best bet

    I do have a brick and mortar store in my area that sells old games and consoles and surprisingly many imports of older FC, SFC, and Mega Drive games.
     
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    I have an exchange near my place, they aren't that bad price wise.
     
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    Don't listen to them. The Exchange, People Play Games, etc. Around here in Chicago can NEVAR beat your classic Flea Market. I ALWAYS find great 20+ dollar games for 1-5 bucks. And prices are usually negotiable. You need patience though. I wish you luck on your hunt!
     
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    Always check flea markets and pawn shops, thrift stores--they're usually gold mines. Know your prices, because many places that try and sell games will mark them up intentionally. Places that have games for sale but don't know, won't have a clue. Thriftstores are usually the worst, have only sports titles, but there's some gems from time to time. My brother bought FFIII for the SNES at a local one, $5 :)

    Online is a gamble, and suffers from price inflation as well, though not as bad as some places. Just be careful.
     
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    The Exchange is awesome. I just went to my local one today and got a new N64 controller along with LTTP and SMW.

    However, their prices tend to be equivalent to online prices. I'd suggest checking out flea markets. I got Donkey Kong 64, Diddy Kong Racing, and Banjo-Kazooie for $5 each from a local flea market last year, along with a bunch of other retro consoles (Atari 2600, NES, etc.) for roughly $20 each.
     

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