Best place to buy old consoles and games?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Nujui, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

    Aug 12, 2010
    United States
    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.
  3. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    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.
  4. Silent_Shot

    Silent_Shot Newbie

    Jan 4, 2012
    United States
    I have an exchange near my place, they aren't that bad price wise.
  5. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniacâ„¢

    Aug 31, 2007
    United States
    Rozen Queen Co, Chicago Branch
    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!
  6. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    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.
  7. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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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