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    Default Flea Market\Garage Sale - Loose cart prices

    What do you guys usually pay for loose carts at garage sales or flea markets?

    If I am lucky I can get them for $1 at thrift stores I go to and I am always willing to pay more for games I know are good. But what about ones you don't know?

    A guy at a flea market today was selling genesis games for $5 each, I think for a game I don't know anything about that is too much.

    Maybe I am just really cheap...

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    It depends on the game if it was PSIV or something I would pay $5 loose but something super common never. If it is good and common I would pay a buck for Sonic 3 or something like that and maybe $3 for something like a Shinobi game.

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    My thrift stores around here sell them for $2 to $5, usually $3. It's often too much since they're always sports games, but sometimes I get a super game for that price...something worth $20 or higher or a decent 32X game, but that's pretty rare.

    I paid $7 for Metroid loose at a flea market game store, and I try to hunt for the other "good" games for prices below ebay prices...around $3 preferably. Most sellers who know what they're doing charge close to ebay prices if not higher, though.

    However, I'm not a "true" collector in the sense that I want ALL of the games or complete games...just the games that I play or want to play. I like my Genesis games to be complete, but they're easy to find that way compared to NES and SNES, etc. For those ones, I just collect loose carts.

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    around here at local stores it seems to be ebay prices or maybe a buck lower but last week i got Ristar for 15 lose and i think that was a good deal,

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    I bought beyond oasis out of a grab bin for $1 :-). I think you just need to know a lot about what is out there and just negotiate. Having a price guide of some sort also is very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoder View Post
    My thrift stores around here sell them for $2 to $5, usually $3. It's often too much since they're always sports games...
    Usually the thrifts have not a clue on how to price sports or common games. I have told these guys that $5 is too much for Madden XX (you name the year). I normally see these setting on store shelves for half a year or more. Funny thing is that they are stubborn and will not lower their prices in the slightest.
    It is finished!

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    Most flea markets I go to have loose carts around $2-3 and boxed games for around $5.

    I remember years ago getting Castlevania Bloodlines and Herzog Zwei for $2 a piece. That was a good day.

    Remember. It's a flea market not a retail store. Don't be afraid to haggle with them.
    Last edited by Obviously; 01-15-2011 at 05:47 PM.

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    I picked up 3 Sega CD games for $25 a few weeks ago at a Flea Market. Kinda high but they were all in excellent shape

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