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TerminX

Buy my overpriced original mail order copy of Doom

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...or tell me what it's actually worth, whatever. Here it is:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120771890312

I know it's rare but it's not something that comes up often enough to get much of an accurate price for it anywhere. I need to feed my family (and buy us cool stuff for that matter :p) so, please, someone take this.

Get the guy with the Ferrari and the room full of Doom stuff in here! ;)

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The box is a little scuffed and battered. But even if it was in pristine condition $250 is asking a lot.

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It's not easy valuing one of these, based on the condition I think you'll be doing well if you top $100. A couple of determined bidders could drive it higher but you'll first need to lower the starting bid to get things going.

By way of comparison, I scored this little lot plus several other boxed id and Raven games (some unplayed) for $180. There was probably an element of luck involved in that purchase.

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Yeah, I would maybe pay $50 for this if I really wanted the original floppies for some reason, but even then it would only be for show since not only do I have Doom on CD and on Steam, but I would also have to go order a USB floppy drive if I wanted to read the disks at all :P

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You guys are probably right about the price. I set it high because I saw a similar condition copy go for $150 a few weeks ago and some Googling found a thread here where someone had paid something like $274 for one a few months ago so it seemed appropriate. I've lowered it some now.

The disks are v1.666. I wish it was v1.1 or v1.2 in near mint condition, though in that case I'd probably be telling my wife and kid they'll be starving as I hold onto it for a decade or so. ;)

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Selling this to feed my family... yeah, sorta. I'm disabled with a fixed income. When I have free money I tend to collect older boxed games and when things are tight I sell some of them off again. Alluding to any kind of actual starvation is certainly an exaggeration but it's not like there's ever a month where there's more than $100 left over by the time I get another disability check. I just bought my wife a birthday present (a used Wii...) so now some stuff has to go.

Also, the kind of people who buy something like this either have a floppy drive somewhere or just want it as a collectible and don't care about actually reading the disks. I thought that much was a given.

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