Gaming Finding certain games at good deals

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How can I find certain games on good deals? Like I was trying to find Pokemon Platinum (Authentic with case) and they all where some crazy fucking price. I'm not looking for sealed crap either, I just want Authentic working games with cases but some of them are so pricey:( I would pay these prices but I feel like I am missing something and I can find them cheaper.
Also to answer things I will get asked

A. Well why don't you just open a facebook account, they got good deals????
BECAUSE I TRY TO STAY OFF SOCIAL MEDIA! I know I sound old.
B. WELL DO YOU HAVE THRIFT STORES???
If the goodwill counts?

:yayps3::yay3ds:Only collecting for xbox/nintendo systems, I dont collect playstation/sega.
 

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Prices will end up high. Limited supply, only getting smaller, greater demand than there is supply (you have everybody that sold it off back when wanting it back, everybody that wants another copy for the shelf of cool things, that played it back when round a friend's, rented it, has discovered it since, that wants it for an investment of sorts... and all that with no new ones being made, old ones being destroyed).

The facebook thing is not a bad plan for some. In the general selling groups you get stuff like mothers looking to do a clearance of an attic and will bundle all games and consoles for way less than individual games might go for (can be enough if you are willing to sell it on individually to fund what you want). Boxes are less likely in those though as it seems many kids get rid of them.

Game shops online and off generally know what they can get for things, and yeah that means high prices.

Charity shops/thrift shops are a thing, though again they tend to employ people to check prices on ebay and will also know that goes as far as games these days.

Yard sales, flea markets, car boot sales and similar. Can find things here, but have to be early as everybody on a site like this knows about such things and might even rapid speed them looking for such things as soon as they are up, but at the same time everybody apparently has a phone these days and knows to look on ebay so it is not like it was 15 years ago (which was still after the retro boom when retro games went up).

Basically there is a reason emulators and flash carts are a popular topic around here.
 
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Prices will end up high. Limited supply, only getting smaller, greater demand than there is supply (you have everybody that sold it off back when wanting it back, everybody that wants another copy for the shelf of cool things, that played it back when round a friend's, rented it, has discovered it since, that wants it for an investment of sorts... and all that with no new ones being made, old ones being destroyed).

The facebook thing is not a bad plan for some. In the general selling groups you get stuff like mothers looking to do a clearance of an attic and will bundle all games and consoles for way less than individual games might go for (can be enough if you are willing to sell it on individually to fund what you want). Boxes are less likely in those though as it seems many kids get rid of them.

Game shops online and off generally know what they can get for things, and yeah that means high prices.

Charity shops/thrift shops are a thing, though again they tend to employ people to check prices on ebay and will also know that goes as far as games these days.

Yard sales, flea markets, car boot sales and similar. Can find things here, but have to be early as everybody on a site like this knows about such things and might even rapid speed them looking for such things as soon as they are up, but at the same time everybody apparently has a phone these days and knows to look on ebay so it is not like it was 15 years ago (which was still after the retro boom when retro games went up).

Basically there is a reason emulators and flash carts are a popular topic around here.
Yeah my gamestores are AWFUL
My gamestop sells noting but dumb merchandise nobody even buys
We don't get many yard sales around here either
Looks like I'll have to pay the price on ebay:( *Gulp*
I am fine with emulation but I like to own my games.
 
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