I've been watching Pawn Stars on television lately, it's one show I'm really enjoying...and I haven't said these words for a quite a long time.
Anyhow I've always been interesting in the business, I mean it's a mix of recycling and business incorporating all sorts of items. Something about eBay or trading games in franchised stores feels as though it really benefits the consumer rather than the person selling a perhaps valued item.
I've been evaluating things around my place wondering what I would be willing to part ways with and for what sort of cash or trade or service.
One thing always immediately springs to mind. A game I bought over a decade ago for my Super Nintendo - A game called Terranigma. To this day I'm not sure why I even bought this game, I was always a fan of Zelda and I had (and still have) Solstice for the NES and this game fits in with the genre so perhaps it's not really that much of a mystery.
A few years ago I must have been valuing my games going off eBay prices and searched for Terranigma...WOW...apparently this game is rare...like really rare. I remember low search results and high price tags. How High? $300.
I've conducted a search just now and 8 results (and 15 international) have been retrieved. The cheapest item is $19. It is for a 'new' box only which, I might add, looks different to the original box that I have. The highest priced item out of the combined results, which also happens to be the only complete set, is priced at $AU212.83 and is located in the United Kingdom and costs 9.99GBP in postage. This appears to be exactly what I possess besides the fact that the box art differs between the sellers version and mine, as well as the fact that my copy is labelled for use in Australia and New Zealand only and has an Australian Rating's Classification label - Curiously rated 'G'
I just thought I'd share this with my loyal followers, potential new followers (hi :) ) and hopefully a collector or someone that can put me in contact with one. I'd love to do a deal. I have plenty of pictures but until/unless there is demand shown, I will be showcasing only one.
It is the rear box art showcasing still in-game still images, general game info, Official Nintendo Seal of Quality, etc
The Australian Box Cover is displayed at the Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terranigma
Which reveals that this game was released in PAL format on December 19 1996 and an interesting piece in the 'Reception' section regarding how it measures up with titles Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia.