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why is doom 64 so expensive?

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He might be looking at like Complete-In-Box listings or something.

 

Or someone's just trying to sucker him.

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You get what you pay for.

 

Doom 64 is arguably the greatest Doom ever made.

 

Open for arguments (change my mind) =D

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Your avatar doesn't match the animations in the second thread. Could you post that version of the animation full res?

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I'd have to check to see if I still have the file. It may have been lost to time. If you do a search though, I believe there's a revenant encounter story with its own full sized image, if that's of any interest. 

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If your looking at never opened never played then yeah its gonna cost hundreds of dollars (for some reason) But if you look for just the cartridge it would be like $10-$20

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I bought the cartridge by itself back in 2003 for $8. Going cost for all N64 at Software Etc. at the time. Still works. So yeah, prices for a loose cartridge are fine if you just want to play the game. If you want an unopened copy for collector purposes, you gonna pay collector prices. Still, unopened shouldn't be more than a few hundred.

 

Unless you're 8 years old, then it's probably more like $300? MIGHT AS WELL COST A MILLION!

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I bought one on eBay for 30 bucks with a great condition sticker and everything, and that was in 2016 or so. I seriously doubt the price has jumped since then.

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I'm actually surprised there's more decent prices for a cartridge out there, back when I was trying to buy a cartridge all I managed to run into were retarded collectors and Nintendo fanboys. Then again, perhaps my problem was also the fact that I was looking for a cartridge in decent condition, and not a piece of junk (I've seen plenty of those too), and also not on eBay as shipping consts tend to get expensive depending on the country.

 

Either way, I'm just glad it's finally getting a proper re-release, an easy way to get the game for a decent price. Let's just say I am allergic to buying second-hand goods, especially video games, just to put it nicely. If I can't get the game new because it's no longer commercially available or whatever I'm just going to pirate it. Sorry not sorry, resellers ain't getting my money. Ever.

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Ya there might be a price bubble being generated in retro game prices due to comic book and baseball card collectors coming in. They are looking at retro games like an investment and set up "professional grading" services to boost game prices. Luckily though they are focusing on NES games and pretty much don't understand other consoles yet.

As others have said, there are good deals on Doom 64 to be found if you look in enough places. I happen to get a boxed version for $20 at a local store. To be fair the box has some damage to it and the local shop undervalued it for sure. I wonder what will happen to the price after the re-release? Will cartridges go down in price since its more accessible or new fans might want to get the physical copy and up the price slightly? Probably will just keep the same price haha.

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I think prices will most definitely plummet after the re-release. It only ever managed to get so high because it simply wasn't available anymore, thus turning into a collectible item.

 

Now that's it's seeing a remaster on so many platforms, they kinda have to drop if they expect anyone to ever purchase them since they'll be able to get it on most platforms for a very good price (I expect it to be priced around 10$ or so on PC, if other NDS releases such as Fresh Supply are to go by). Only dieharders will be willing to invest so much money for nothing.

 

Btw, thanks for the heads up regarding NES games @Immorpher.

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It may also be, that the prices for the original Doom64 complete in box go through the ceiling, because an increased interest in owning the original as an collectors item.

 

You can buy Doom for the PC at $5 or less, but try to get a complete boxed version at ebay, especially if you look for the small boxed 3,5" non-ultimate version, you have to pay a good amount of money.

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Oh yes, those rare items will maintain their price for sure, as seen with other titles.

 

A regular cartridge however? I doubt it (but hey, I've been wrong before, many times too).

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I'd be pretty dubious about anything "factory sealed" anyway. If they had an opened, but in excellent condition boxed version, shrink wrap it and call it "factory sealed". Add on $50 to $100.

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I bought a copy of Jaguar 64 Doom from amazon that was labelled as new. I was a bit sceptical, but it came shrink wrapped and even had the display hanger attached to it. The box and overlay were mint.

 

Cost me 25 quid, so I was actually happy regardless as that was a good price when compared to second hand stuff on ebay. 

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