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Par Akiguchi

Hero (620)

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17-11-2011, 19:05

What is the market prize then?

According to what?

Luppie himself said something about the market price:

"I got some bids on SS, but I don't accept 150,- as a serious bid on this item. Rather have it bleached by the sun, then sell it for that price."

I agree with him, that maybe the average (sale) price of the game seems to be around 200 euros, but it needs to be in perfect condition then (and it's always a risk to start at the 1 euro bid on Ebay).

Par meits

Scribe (6513)

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19-11-2011, 01:10

Maybe the top days of Solid Snake are over now... I've seen it change owner for over € 400,- (which is totally ridiculous of course Running Naked in a Field of Flowers )

Par Akiguchi

Hero (620)

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19-11-2011, 11:21

It seems that more people have noticed it's price along the way and now the supply is high to even out average prices. Even now there's five complete Solid Snakes in Ebay ranging from 200 to 300 euros, but the ones starting at 1 euro bid usually ends up in 150-200 range.

Par RetroTechie

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20-11-2011, 10:09

It seems that more people have noticed it's price along the way and now the supply is high to even out average prices. Even now there's five complete Solid Snakes in Ebay ranging from 200 to 300 euros, but the ones starting at 1 euro bid usually ends up in 150-200 range.
Like with gold prices? People pulling jewelry from all corners (to be melted down), increasing supply in response to market demand? Hadn't looked at it that way, very possible that's happening to some degree.

Almost makes you wonder why Konami doesn't go out, and re-sells some of the favorites. I know that MSX is a small market, but hey: they've done the circuit boards before, they've done the cartridge cases before, ROMs are easy. After all Konami is in the game business, out to make a profit like any other company. You wouldn't need that big numbers to recoup one-time costs for producing more of what you produced earlier.

For example a small production run (say, a few thousand?) of classics like Vampire Killer, KV2, Nemesis 3, Solid Snake etc. Going at say, 20~50 Euro's a pop? Wouldn't mind my own original Solid Snake, but hey 200+ Euro's is just ridiculous even for a fan of the game. Looking at eBay prices it's obvious there is demand for some titles.

Or maybe someone could sell games on their own cartridges (like MegaFlash SCC), but with original licensed Konami title(s) on it?

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