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Poll: How much is the most money you have spent on a single game? (123 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the most money you have spent on a single game?

  1. $1 to $50 (15 votes [12.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.20%

  2. $51 to $100 (27 votes [21.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.95%

  3. $101 to $150 (19 votes [15.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.45%

  4. $151 to $250 (14 votes [11.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.38%

  5. $251 to $350 (13 votes [10.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.57%

  6. $351 to $450 (6 votes [4.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  7. $451 to $600 (9 votes [7.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  8. $601 to $800 (7 votes [5.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.69%

  9. $801 to $1000 (1 votes [0.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.81%

  10. $1000+ (12 votes [9.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

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#1 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:35 PM

How much is the most money you have spent on a single game? What game was it? Why where you willing to shell out the bucks for it?



#2 Mangia-Boy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:52 PM

65 Euros for a Mangia - Cart in mint condition. PAL version, of course.

 

For a River Patrol cartridge I would pay a lot more...



#3 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:11 PM

Talking home console stuff right, not arcade?  

 

Jaguar Battlesphere to date (and probably will forever be) is the most expensive console game I've ever bought. 



#4 thanatos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:06 PM

$120, but that was for a Steel Battalion in box...



#5 fabman99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:52 PM

Over 500.00 once for CIB, but I have one that is worth more, that was free.

#6 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:18 PM

Over 500.00 once for CIB, but I have one that is worth more, that was free.

 

What was the game yo bought for $500?



#7 Albert ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:10 PM

Do prototypes count?  :)



#8 Rhindle the Dragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:42 AM

$70 for Mega Man on NES.



#9 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:37 PM

Do prototypes count?   :)

 

Sure why not! What was the proto you spent over a grand on? Myself I bought a proto of Shooting Arcade for the 2600 but even that kept me in the under $250 bracket cause I got lucky.



#10 NE146 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:51 PM

$99 for Street Fighter 2 on the SNES I think is the most I've paid.

 

Else I've paid more for the Cuttle Cart, SD2SNES, etc.. but those are all flashcarts.


Edited by NE146, Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:52 PM.


#11 Mangia-Boy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:16 PM

I bought three of my five VideoGems cartridges in Australia.

They were each over 50$.



#12 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:52 PM

$120 for Bonk 3 Bonk's Big Adventure (loose) for the Turbo Grafx 16. I have Mega Man 1-7 on cart and 8 for the PS. But got them back in the 90's to around 2002 before the big price spike for all of them.

#13 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:12 PM

129 DM = ~$55 for Atari 2600 Starmaster



#14 fabman99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:03 PM

What was the game yo bought for $500?

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#15 atari181 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:24 PM

$800, the worst $800 ever spent. Drunk Ebay bidding should be illegal!

#16 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:32 PM

It's hard to say how much I spent on one single game.  The highest I've spent on three games is about $400... or maybe it was $450, I forget which.  That was back when our South American friends were selling "ultra-rare" 2600 cartridges of Ikari Warriors, MotoRodeo and the original release of BMX Airmaster, all of which we eventually discovered weren't really quite so ultra-rare.  I have no regrets, though.  I bought them to play, not to brag about having a rarity 10 in my collection.

 

Ikari Warriors was the highest profile of the bunch, so that's the one that drove the total up the most.  I guestimate Ikari occupied $300 to $350 of the final cost, so I picked that range for my vote.



#17 Jin ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:39 AM

The most I've ever spent on a single game was $64 for a pristine condition cartridge only copy of Castlevania Legends for the Game Boy. Controllers to play games with are another story though. I can hardly remember all the $200 to $300 custom arcade sticks I've owned over the years, not to mention the $400 I once spent on a RedOctane AfterBurner dance pad for DDR. It seems like I generally try to keep my games cheap and my controllers expensive. :lol:

#18 PhoenixMoonPatrol OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:11 AM

For a then retail game it'd be $93.00 for Tempest 2000 with one day shipping from I think GameFan magazine. 

Had to have it asap. Was worth it for me as I played it religiously forever, but man the money I use to spend on games when I was younger was just too much.  

 

For retro gaming it was $78 for Resident Evil (N/M condition) on Sega Saturn earlier this year.

But it'd now have to be $84 for Rebooteroids for Jaguar.

 

I don't mind spending good money for games I enjoy though.

That type of investment and enjoyment lasts a lifetime.

Keeps my old ass young. ;)  :D   


Edited by PhoenixMoonPatrol, Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:13 AM.


#19 iesposta OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:22 AM

Vectrex is my weakness!

Highest price single game would be VeCaves at $525. But then the seller wanted it back, so I got my $525 back. Found out after it sold he had put it up for sale again a few months later and the auction ended at $149! I would have bought it back for more. I even used my Star Trek cart shell and made a label and returned the clear blue shell it came in.

 

Game with Hardware?

3D Minestorm with the 3D Goggles, boxed, I paid $827. Couldn't get the 2nd color wheel so ended up buying another imager for $900. Kept the 2nd color wheel, and auctioned off the second imager and got $1400.

 

Apart from those, the 2 boxed Christopher L. Tumber Vectrex games Spinerama and Tsunami/Vix (Tempest/QIX) I paid $275.49. 

 

Atari 2600 most paid for game has to be $150 for the Kickstarter boxed 8K Star Castle. 



#20 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:55 AM

I think I paid $120 for Panzer Dragoon Saga on Saturn, but sold it for the same or slightly more.



#21 nanochess ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:53 AM

I paid $600 for a complete Super Sketch for Colecovision like 3 years ago.

I had the feeling never I was going to get the chance again, and guess what? I was right :dunce:

#22 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:09 AM

Vectrex is my weakness!
Highest price single game would be VeCaves at $525. But then the seller wanted it back, so I got my $525 back. Found out after it sold he had put it up for sale again a few months later and the auction ended at $149! I would have bought it back for more. I even used my Star Trek cart shell and made a label and returned the clear blue shell it came in.
 
Game with Hardware?
3D Minestorm with the 3D Goggles, boxed, I paid $827. Couldn't get the 2nd color wheel so ended up buying another imager for $900. Kept the 2nd color wheel, and auctioned off the second imager and got $1400.
 
Apart from those, the 2 boxed Christopher L. Tumber Vectrex games Spinerama and Tsunami/Vix (Tempest/QIX) I paid $275.49. 
 
Atari 2600 most paid for game has to be $150 for the Kickstarter boxed 8K Star Castle. 


Colecovision was my weakness about 2 years ago. Now it is Vectrex. Seriously an amazing experience on original retro hardware for vintage arcade style games. Recently I've been buying up ever Homebrew for the Vectrex that comes along. Really looking forward to the new Robotron style game.

#23 DJ Badger OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:26 AM

Atari 2600 "Chase the Chuck Wagon," in the box with the instructions in great shape... $265 plus shipping from an eBay dealer in 2001.

 

I can still remember asking my girlfriend at the time to go into the living room... so that I could concentrate on dropping in my bid towards the end, and so that she wouldn't see how much I was paying for an Atari game!

 

After it was over and I'd paid, I discussed the game with the dealer.  He admitted that he'd paid $10 for a batch of carts that included this one at a garage sale.  :)

 

These days, I've got a wife and two kids, so I can't go throwing that kind of money around anymore.  But, in retrospect, if I could go back to that fateful day in 2001, I have absolutely no doubt that I would have made the exact same bid and purchase.



#24 HoshiChiri OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:40 AM

$121 for a minty copy of Lunar: Eternal Blue on the Sega CD. Hardly a deal, but I love that series and it was the ONLY one I didn't own already.

 

Of course, this will likely be changing soon. I do own a Saturn now. ;)



#25 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:02 AM

$121 for a minty copy of Lunar: Eternal Blue on the Sega CD. Hardly a deal, but I love that series and it was the ONLY one I didn't own already.
 
Of course, this will likely be changing soon. I do own a Saturn now. ;)


Any chance there's another copy for $121?

Edited by adamchevy, Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:02 AM.





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