The Missouri-based game store Trade-N-Games was the subject of a robbery that would see 150 games, valued at over $100,000, lost.
I'm sure he's insured probably an inside job.
Rare items like that are hard to move, if stolen. Especially stadium events I believe the carts are numbered so good luck selling it.
Such specific rare itens, my guess would be that they already have a buyer and he sponsored the heist.
Thats why I believe it's an inside job to claim that insurance.
Assuming the criminals even knew what they were taking...
Carts are not numbered, only identification would be the grading documentation which the thief could just ditch. @ Quetza & Soybetaboy "Such specific rare items" well all they took was the safe which had all the more valuable game in them. "Thats why I believe it's an inside job to claim that insurance." Well wouldn't really benefit that much as insurance only cover cost, which would only be roughly 1/3rd-1/2 of what they'd actually sell it for.
Ranging from Atari 2600 to the Sega CD, yes old games do sell for a hefty sum these days.
the problem of having physical games. digital ftw
Apart from having to get up and and put a disk into your console, the pros of physical majorly outweigh the pros of digital. Look at the response of Google Stadia in terms of your collection of the service gets shit down. Look at PT and TMNT and the older games getting pulled from stores because of music tracks etc. Digital is not that great.
I never ever had any trouble from the Steam/GoG early days and PS3 PSN store until today to Switch / 3DS stores, and PS4 stores. Always could download and install the game faster than going to the store and install from disc, the digital games never deteriorate, they do not tarnish the environment with the plastic packaging and paper booklets, there are no shipping / manufacturing costs and the systems I use them stay slightly more quiet because there's no physical part moving such as a blu-ray. And in Europe, you can sell your digital collection as well, albeit I only buy games that I want to play again in 5-20 years on a better system or just for the sake of nostalgia. Also, digital games do not take space, and there's no need to move them to a new location ever.
@Harmny The benefits of physical not needing internet to play and be afraid waiting for the servers to go down on your favorite game or a internet blackout in your area. Be lucky enough and you have the house paid with a physical rare games or go to college on old games, buy a new car, go on a vacation to japan during TGS. I’m stopping here because kid I’m blowing your mind too much and don’t want to kill the last few cells you used on that comment
Gamestop valued the collection at $57.67 dollars.
Dont forget instore credit is an even 5 bucks more
Ok I legit lol’d at this comment. I thank you, sir!
such a shame, i hope they get the games back! I only buy digital anymore, but still collect for the PSone, so i know I would be really upset if I had any of my games taken. I actually just got a sealed copy of FFIX the other day, I would hate to lose it after looking for so long :/
Not surprising seeing all of these articles about people finding 10k dollar games in their attic.
As someone that worked at a locally owned game store, that sucks, but also kinda dumb to put all of them in you safe with all your cash aswell. Even at the crappy one i worked at we kept the really valuable stuff in a separate security cabinet (big metal lockable cabinet, not quite a safe but still damn hard to move/open) from the money safe as not to put "all our eggs in one basket"
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