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Do you currently own any retro consoles?


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Most of the games I enjoy playing are retro games, so I own quite a few different ones. The oldest console I own is my model 1 Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive everywhere else in the world.) It's a refurbished one by Sega too, and I haven't had any issues with it. The LED won't turn on all the time, but that's very minor. I also own a Toploader NES, SNES, 32X, Sega CD, N64, Sega Saturn, PS1, PS2, Dreamcast, Original Xbox, Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Color, 2 Game Gears, 2 Model 2 Genesis, one other Model 1 Sega Genesis and Gameboy Advance. (I refuse to call the Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii as retro. 😛 I own a Xbox 360 and PS3 too.)

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Model 1 Genesis

Model 2 Genesis

Master System

SNES

N64

3DO

Gamecube

Playstation

Playstation 2

Dreamcast

Saturn

NES

Famicom

Gameboy

Gameboy Pocket

Gameboy Color

Gameboy Advance

Gameboy Advance SP

DS

PSP

 

I'm probably forgetting something.

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I do own some retro consoles but not too many. In my house at the moment we still have the following:

An original Xbox
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS
PSP
Nintendo 3DS

I would have loved to get my hands on a Super Nintendo but unfortunately, they are either very rare now or super expensive. 

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17 hours ago, Shortie said:

I do own some retro consoles but not too many. In my house at the moment we still have the following:

An original Xbox
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS
PSP
Nintendo 3DS

I would have loved to get my hands on a Super Nintendo but unfortunately, they are either very rare now or super expensive. 

Have you looked at the prices on eBay? I just looked up SNES consoles, and there’s not only a ton of listings, but it’s very easy to snag one for well under £100. This one is £60 with all the cables.

So I’m not sure what you mean by very rare and very expensive.

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On 11/17/2023 at 11:04 AM, Grungie said:

Have you looked at the prices on eBay? I just looked up SNES consoles, and there’s not only a ton of listings, but it’s very easy to snag one for well under £100. This one is £60 with all the cables.

So I’m not sure what you mean by very rare and very expensive.

I am very cautious when buying online when it comes to consoles like that so a lot of the time I tend to look in my local stores. Sometimes they have them in but they tend to charge a lot for them due to how old the consoles are and the fact they are no longer made and how many they get in which is not a lot. 

I was aware that the consoles on places such as eBay were somewhat more affordable but also understand in some cases it can be a risk unless you are super careful who you buy from. 

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4 hours ago, Shortie said:

I am very cautious when buying online when it comes to consoles like that so a lot of the time I tend to look in my local stores. Sometimes they have them in but they tend to charge a lot for them due to how old the consoles are and the fact they are no longer made and how many they get in which is not a lot. 

I was aware that the consoles on places such as eBay were somewhat more affordable but also understand in some cases it can be a risk unless you are super careful who you buy from. 

That’s why they have the seller ratings, and read what their return policy is. If that doesn’t work, PayPal will help you.

Also it’s a cartridge console. Those are really sturdy, so if the console turns on and isn’t reading a game, you usually just need to clean the cartridge and the pins.

eBay is also not “more affordable”, that’s usually the high end of prices. If someone’s charging more than the average price it goes for on eBay, they’re ripping you off. Most places get close to eBay prices because if you sell it too cheap, people will empty your supply for flipping purposes.

Anyway, you’re being overly cautious for no reason. Anyone too scared to buy a console online got cold feet from reading a couple horror stories, and don’t realize those are outliers, and some are lies and didn’t read the product description. There are listings that say “parts only”.

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