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Submitted by nzk0 849d ago | article

I just bought a brand new Dreamcast sealed in the box for 100$

Just bought this bad boy (pictured below). I found it at a local market here in Mexico City for 100$USD. I also got a used copy of Shenmue to go with it (Dreamcast, Retro)

Bumpmapping  +   850d ago
Good old Dreamcast reminds me when I got mine.
nzk0  +   850d ago
Hehe, I think I was more excited when I got this one than when I was a kid :P
afterMoth  +   849d ago
$100? You got ripped off. Paid about $60 for a brand new unit when they were trying to dump inventory.
The_Devil_Hunter  +   849d ago
I lived in Mexico City for about four months around Polanco district. (I went there to get ACL surgery for cheap) And they have lots of bootleg items in markets or swap meets such as Tepito so in fact it was good you opened it because you could had been scammed. But still a fantastic buy.
zeeshan  +   849d ago
I'd be one of the first in line to purchase a new Sega console if that were to ever happen. I am a HUGE Sega hardware fanboy!
Knight_Crawler  +   849d ago
Is this guy a moron?

By opeing the sealed box you just devalued the collectors price by 70% -_-

Now its just a worthless as any other Dream Cast
FlyingFoxy  +   849d ago
Think about it though, you would be curious if it was fake considering the circumstances, i guess you would have to open it.
nzk0  +   849d ago
Thanks for calling me a moron. However, my goal was not to become rich by selling a mint in box dreamcast.
Picnic  +   849d ago
If you think that 'any other Dreamcast' is worthless than you don't really value Sega's last console do you? It was a trend setting console (for those with taste) and still is really.

What's wrong with wanting to pay a small amount to play a classic console more than 10 years down the line that's brand new rather than having had 10 years of sweaty use out of it?

That said, most of the games that I happen to like for it have been released on other consoles since anyway. It's a console for arcade game lovers now.
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rainslacker  +   849d ago
bravo nzk0. I'm glad, as a collector, to see other collectors collect because they enjoy the hobby. Too many people assume we do it for monetary gain. I have you beat though...I got an unopened TG-16 and unopened TG-CD unit, both for $125 about 3 years ago at a flea market.:)

I opened it to make sure it worked but kept everything as packed as possible and handled with white gloves. Put it back in the box as I have a Duo but one of my best collector purchases ever.:)
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Mounce  +   848d ago
annnnnd.....You know, Knight_Crawler....what if it was fake? annnd, what if the guy...you know...wants to play his fucking console? lol.

You know, what it was made for....playing games on....not for mounting it over the fireplace as a bloody mantle piece.
lfclee  +   849d ago
I loved my dreamcast I still have mine and the games .
wishingW3L  +   850d ago
He could have sold that for like $400 easily but he opened it. -__-
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DarkBlood  +   850d ago
maybe he wanted to own it instead of selling it? lol
insomnium2  +   849d ago
buy it used and keep the 300 dollars of so profit?
rawshack  +   849d ago
dreamcast gone but not forgoten
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   849d ago
It had so many great games.
I hope one day SEGA get back into making consoles.
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rawshack  +   849d ago
i was given one by a friend .when even i play on a wii u it reminds me of the dreamcast couse of the screen on the controller .
strigoi814  +   849d ago
Why did he open it..man that could make him at least $200 richer
Cam977  +   849d ago
Why open it!?!
karlowma  +   849d ago
Nice find! I'd have opened it too. Loved my Dreamcast.
cochise313  +   849d ago
You can get a used one for 30 bucks. He should have kept this sealed.
Tapani  +   849d ago
Yeah open it and play Shenmue like it was supposed to be played!

It's still one of the best games ever made. Try and get a hold of the Shenmue II (European version) as well and play that.

Happy gaming with one of the best systems and games of all time :)
josephayal  +   849d ago
Best console for fighting games, better than ps3 and 360 combine
deadlydragon121  +   849d ago
I got about 4 dreamcast consoles lying around the house, 3 under my bed and 1 being used in my bedroom. No idea why the guy opened his own though!
Merrill  +   849d ago
The most overrated console ever(other than the 360).
TENTONGUN  +   849d ago
dreamcast was very cool. i owned 64 games for it and fkn loved it. nfl2k1 was my favorite
ElectricKaibutsu  +   849d ago
I'm glad he bought it and opened it and now will play it. I wouldn't have done that, but I can't say I'm not a little jealous :)
Death  +   849d ago
Nice find nzk0

There are quite a few Dreamcast games worth picking up. I still have my launch system along with a new one sealed in the box. I'm not sure why people say the system is "useless", the games are still fun and look perfectly fine. By far one of my favorite systems I have owned.
TuxedoMoon  +   849d ago
Dreamcast! The Last system I can really call my favorite. Why? Power stone, MVC2, Sonic adventure 1-2, Crazy Taxi...The games were amazing and it was the last Christmas console I ever got as a kid. Every system since then was bought with my own money. Thank you Sega Dreamcast, for that amazing Xmas morning.
mcstorm  +   849d ago
I agree. I still have my dc and I still play the games you have just said as well as jsr msr and Sega rally 2
cleverusername  +   849d ago
What do u want, a parade?!!
Megaton  +   849d ago
Why? You can get them for like $30 on eBay.
KontryBoy706  +   849d ago
see... I would have bought it. Never opened it and then sold it for more money
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AO1JMM  +   849d ago
If I found a dreamcast unopened I would have kept it that way and purchased another used 1 for playing.
DarkBlood  +   849d ago
seems like its only just about profit to most of you guys
3-4-5  +   849d ago
At the end of the day The Sega Dreamcast was meant to be played and not used as a bargaining chip or some kind of monetary value.

It's a gaming device and one of the most fun to play.
rainslacker  +   849d ago
I agree. I bet a lot of the people saying he should have sold it are the same ones complaining about the Ni No Kuni flippers Play Canada.

Wish people would get off this kick that collectors do it for the money. Some do obviously, but I like my collection.:)
black911  +   848d ago
By switching To State Farm.

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