What is the cheapest thing you got that should've been way more expensive?

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  1. joyoshi

    joyoshi ICUP

    Oct 9, 2015
    Shoved up your nose
    For example: I once got a Nintendo DS with 3 games for €15, from a flea market.
  2. CeeDee

    CeeDee I'm A Chump

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    May 4, 2014
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    I downloaded games for free that should've cost money.*

    *not legally of course
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  3. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut

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    a genuine US copy of hagane on snes for £15 (thank you repro sellers for messing up the ebay sold items prices :P ), also got a PS3 dev kit system for £25 as the store thought it was just a faulty ps3
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  4. Sheimi

    Sheimi A cute Vixen!

    Oct 22, 2009
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    Copy of Metroid Prime V1.0 from a garage sale. $5
  5. Returnofganon

    Returnofganon I pretend like I know what I'm talking about

    Jul 1, 2015
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    I got a gamecube, controller, memory card, mario sunshine, pokemon xd, some naruto game and a monopoly game for $15 from a swap and sell site
  6. JaapDaniels

    JaapDaniels GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 22, 2012
    i really don't know anything nowadays worth any shit, all devices built nowadays break as soon as you touch it... televisions, radio's computers they're not lasting long enough to be called quality built... so i know a lot o stuff i have should've been a lot cheaper, like the notebooks of today: if they'll survive 3 years it's something the manufacturer is proud of? my c64 still works, my first laptop (compaq pentium 75 mhz) still works... but they can't get a modern console to survive 3 years? when i was 20 a television was as cheap as € 80,- and i could see everything clearly nowadays the tv looks way different always have a water like effect, even the 8k versions and the cheapest i can find is still 350 euro... nothing is too cheap all companies got greedy...
  7. VinsCool

    VinsCool Receditur a Veritate

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    Jan 7, 2014
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    Gbc pokemon games for 5 bucks each.

    I have them all, except pokemon blue
  8. Scarlet

    Scarlet Self-Inflicted Achromatic

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    Got a 2DS on eBay for £25 because it was faulty and didn't read carts. Turns out it read carts and was fully functional :P
  9. pokemoner2500

    pokemoner2500 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 14, 2013
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    Radeon R9 270x for $70 off craigslist, while not being the biggest discount it felt great getting that cheap of a graphics card.
  10. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Are you on the square?

    Sep 13, 2009
    I bought Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete for 30$
    It's almost mint box and has all the pieces to it and the game discs actually completely mint.
  11. Supster131

    Supster131 (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ *:・゚✧

    Jan 19, 2016
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    I bought Pokémon White, Black 2, and HeartGold all for $5 each.
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  12. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 13, 2014
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    Just got an iPhone 5S for 30$ yesterday
  13. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

    Jul 6, 2007
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    Michigan, USA
    Scored a slim PS2 with cables, a memory card, and two controllers for under $12 total at Goodwill a couple years back. One of the controllers needed new joysticks but otherwise everything was in great condition.

    Used to be that the local Walmart would clear out games for well below market price if they needed the shelf space. I saw a bunch of copies of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance for $17 and never grabbed one, and of course now even a used copy goes for around eighty to a hundred bucks.

    Also traded a Minecraft keycode about five years ago for a Jasper Xbox 360 Arcade that was apparently RRODing on occasion; figured since the warranty seal was intact I could just ship it off under the RROD warranty and get a working console back. Never had to do it - worked fine on arrival and to this day hasn't died, although my brother apparently managed to fry the HDMI on it.
    Last edited by FireEmblemGuy, May 18, 2016
  14. ThePanchamBros

    ThePanchamBros Hates the Undertale Fandom

    Jan 31, 2016
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    Under your bed ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    I got a gamecube+ cords+ controller for 15 bucks last year at a flea market

    I got a PS2 Slim for $5 with a controller
  15. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here

    Oct 6, 2015
    In your basement Dick Size: 5 meters.
    I got a......... Uh.... A note book for 1.50$ that should've been 10.00$?
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  16. nero99

    nero99 GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 18, 2014
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    I got a jailbroken PS3 backwards compatable cecha01 for $40 that was in perfect condition with all its original parts
    Last edited by nero99, May 22, 2016
  17. suctions

    suctions Member

    Mar 1, 2015
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    My cousin gave me her Super Mario World on SNES because it "didn't work"

    It works perfect :D
  18. Darthlink9

    Darthlink9 GBATemp Resident Heartbreaker

    Feb 18, 2016
    United States
    cheapest thing: a 1990 Gibson Les Paul Studio with a Marshall half stack cables, Boss Super distortion (1980's era) and a wireless system for $210. cheapest gaming thing: a PSP 2000 with 6.60 PRO CFW, an 8 GB memory stick, a Micro SD to memory stick adapter (with 32 GB microSD) and like 4 games for $1, because m buddy got a vita.
  19. Katsumi San

    Katsumi San GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 15, 2012
    Monster Hunter 4G for $15 of release day.
  20. JustAKirby

    JustAKirby GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 7, 2015
    United States
    Wouldn't you like to know?
    A copy of Pokemon Diamond for $15
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