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Jan 31, 2011 at 4:37:28 PM
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I got the idea from this topic- http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/...
Exp. You go to a local video game store and they have a Stadium Events for $3. When you pick it up and go to check out. The cashier says "This game is really rare! $3 is not the right price!" and bumps the price up to $500.
Or even find a amazing craigslist or ebay find but it's already sold. etc.
So the point is just to read and discuss stories of people's misfortunes.


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Jan 31, 2011 at 6:00:58 PM
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For the masochist in all of us?

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Jan 31, 2011 at 6:30:50 PM
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I actually like that idea. It's something that happens to everyone.

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Jan 31, 2011 at 6:47:24 PM
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Originally posted by: smokelegend

I got the idea from this topic- http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=10&th...
Exp. You go to a local video game store and they have a Stadium Events for $3. When you pick it up and go to check out. The cashier says "This game is really rare! $3 is not the right price!" and bumps the price up to $500.
Or even find a amazing craigslist or ebay find but it's already sold. etc.
So the point is just to read and discuss stories of people's misfortunes.

Id still slap down $500 in an instant!
Id be pissed on one hand, and still rather ecstatic on the other!


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Jan 31, 2011 at 7:04:21 PM
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Originally posted by: Herbalist

Originally posted by: smokelegend

I got the idea from this topic- http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=10&am...
Exp. You go to a local video game store and they have a Stadium Events for $3. When you pick it up and go to check out. The cashier says "This game is really rare! $3 is not the right price!" and bumps the price up to $500.
Or even find a amazing craigslist or ebay find but it's already sold. etc.
So the point is just to read and discuss stories of people's misfortunes.

Id still slap down $500 in an instant!
Id be pissed on one hand, and still rather ecstatic on the other!



Yeah and then list it on ebay for $1500 lol

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Jan 31, 2011 at 7:34:29 PM
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When Paul was here a while back, we hit up a PnT in Raleigh. The guy behind the counter started crying about the prices of his Game Gear games being wrong and that he was pissed off at his employees for pricing them incorrectly. They were all priced $.89 each, which is all they were worth to me, but this guy acted like he gave away the store.

Jan 31, 2011 at 7:35:27 PM
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Oh, as for category, I don't think this would fill a whole category, but we could always use this thread (by moving it) as the pseudo-category.

Jan 31, 2011 at 7:48:31 PM
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Originally posted by: Dain

Oh, as for category, I don't think this would fill a whole category, but we could always use this thread (by moving it) as the pseudo-category.


I thought the same thing. I don't think there would be enough Posts/topics for its own category. But, it would be a sweet subcategory. (or whatever it's called)

Jan 31, 2011 at 8:11:38 PM
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Originally posted by: Dain

Oh, as for category, I don't think this would fill a whole category, but we could always use this thread (by moving it) as the pseudo-category.


You could sticky this in the "Finders Keepers" section...

Jan 31, 2011 at 10:31:15 PM
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Originally posted by: Dain

When Paul was here a while back, we hit up a PnT in Raleigh. The guy behind the counter started crying about the prices of his Game Gear games being wrong and that he was pissed off at his employees for pricing them incorrectly. They were all priced $.89 each, which is all they were worth to me, but this guy acted like he gave away the store.


A while back, IT WAS ONLY 2 WEEKS AGO.  

Fuck that guy at PnT he was a dick. 

Feb 1, 2011 at 1:05:57 AM
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Originally posted by: Paul

Fuck that guy at PnT he was a dick. 


Most guys that worked at a PnT are...

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Feb 1, 2011 at 11:13:22 AM
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Originally posted by: Paul

Originally posted by: Dain

When Paul was here a while back, we hit up a PnT in Raleigh. The guy behind the counter started crying about the prices of his Game Gear games being wrong and that he was pissed off at his employees for pricing them incorrectly. They were all priced $.89 each, which is all they were worth to me, but this guy acted like he gave away the store.


A while back, IT WAS ONLY 2 WEEKS AGO.  

Fuck that guy at PnT he was a dick. 


Are there any PnT's in Tennessee? I always heard the place was cool but never went to one.

Feb 1, 2011 at 11:36:24 AM
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Murfreesboro Tn has a Play N Trade and it's a nice place, I've hit it up a few times and found some decent games cheap. Rarer and popular titles are overpriced of course, but that's business.

Feb 1, 2011 at 11:37:54 AM
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In Knoxville they have 1 location.

http://playntrade.com/Stores/Knox...

Feb 1, 2011 at 12:58:31 PM
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Originally posted by: Paul

In Knoxville they have 1 location.

http://playntrade.com/Stores/Knoxville


Alright, thanks a lot man.

Feb 2, 2011 at 11:16:26 AM
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Topic moved, title changed and stickied.

Feb 2, 2011 at 11:21:22 AM
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Originally posted by: Dain

When Paul was here a while back, we hit up a PnT in Raleigh. The guy behind the counter started crying about the prices of his Game Gear games being wrong and that he was pissed off at his employees for pricing them incorrectly. They were all priced $.89 each, which is all they were worth to me, but this guy acted like he gave away the store.

Whoa, that's really horrible customer service. I did that kinda shit at my job, I wouldn't last long there.

I think my most recent near misses have been the most shattering actually. I was outsnipped on a jewel case MK3 on ebay. It was sitting at like 40 bucks and it ended at 56. Totally pissed at missing that one. Same goes for a mint sealed Marvel Super heroes on the saturn. That and the whole fiasco I went through to get Earthbound.


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Feb 2, 2011 at 3:29:52 PM
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PnT was open for 7 months in Battle Ground Wa and went under, had NO selection of used games tho

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Feb 2, 2011 at 5:03:02 PM
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Originally posted by: smokelegend

Originally posted by: Paul

In Knoxville they have 1 location.

http://playntrade.com/Stores/Knoxville


Alright, thanks a lot man.


There was one in Turkey Creek but it closed soon after opening.  The one you linked say Farragut yet it's address is North Broadway.  Wtf?

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Feb 2, 2011 at 6:09:25 PM
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I once responded to a craiglist ad for 2 NESs and multiple games including Contra Force. Like $75 for everything.
Went to pick it up the same day. As I looked through the lot I noticed Contra Force was missing and I asked about it. The gal told me that someone asked and bought that one from her specifically for $15. At least she gave $15 off the lot but I was disappointed.

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Feb 2, 2011 at 10:03:07 PM
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Originally posted by: wrk

Originally posted by: smokelegend

Originally posted by: Paul

In Knoxville they have 1 location.

http://playntrade.com/Stores/Knoxville


Alright, thanks a lot man.


There was one in Turkey Creek but it closed soon after opening.  The one you linked say Farragut yet it's address is North Broadway.  Wtf?

I remember that place. I went there asking if they had used PS3 controllers. (at the time I only played PS3.)



Edited: 02/02/2011 at 10:09 PM by firebrand

Feb 3, 2011 at 7:12:03 AM
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Originally posted by: Paul

Murfreesboro Tn has a Play N Trade and it's a nice place, I've hit it up a few times and found some decent games cheap. Rarer and popular titles are overpriced of course, but that's business.


I visited that one before when I was down there a year ago.  They had an Earthbound for $99.00 and I passed on it.  Seems like the price just keeps going up.  

Nice area, too.

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Feb 3, 2011 at 10:37:24 AM
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Had a Craigslist posting for a boxed Sega Master System and 80 CIB games for $75. Guy told me they were mine, but he couldn't meet until the next day. About an hour later he emails me and tells me someone offered him more and already came and got them. Did not give me a chance to match the offer and no mention of the fact that he said he wasn't available until the next day.

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Feb 3, 2011 at 6:00:30 PM
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Yesterday at school I saw a local ad for an N64 with about 10 games at 50 bucks - not an amazing deal but there were 4 or 5 titles that I didn't have and I could quickly make a profit selling the console + dupes. Anyway my laptop ran out of battery as I clicked on the ad, and when I checked a school computer an hour later after class, the ad was gone. *sniffle*

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Feb 3, 2011 at 6:43:48 PM
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I went to the local game store and they had no copies of Stadium Events, Peek-a-boo poker, Hot Slots, ect.

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