xlindziex (xlindziex) wrote in pkmncollectors,

Video game collectors!

Hi, I'm Lindsey, or Lindz, whatever is fine. I joined the community 1.5-2 years ago and just this summer I've gotten back to collecting since I had to take a break during school because of my lack of a job there. I wasn't exactly willing to sacrifice my food money for Poke merch, haha.

So my question for all you guys is how many of you collect MIP versions of the Pokemon video games? I've decided to start collecting mint in plastic video games and various editions of different consoles such as the yellow Pikachu version of the Gameboy Color and the Pikachu N64.

Today two of the first pieces of new collection arrived: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red and Pokemon Puzzle League for N64. Both of the prices combined equaled less than $50, which worries me a bit. Especially for Puzzle League. I was suspicious of it when I first saw the listing, but I figured why not? The worst I thought would happen is that the game would arrive and the box wouldn't have actually been sealed and I would've been okay with that with such a reasonable price! Having one out of box to display would've been pretty cool. But, I was expecting an N64 game to go for much more, especially a Pokemon one MIP. So I BIN'd and it was shipped the next day and as I said it arrived today. It came in the same clear plastic box/container pictured and I could see that it was, in fact, MIP except for one little opening on the back of the box where there was a tiny tear in the plastic. Nothing big, so I don't really care, but would that really warrant such a price drop? From what I saw other N64 games were priced for AT LEAST $200, most of them more and when I checked the seller's other listings he had other games for older consoles for sale as well, all of them having more believable prices for MIP games.

So another question for fellow video game collectors: I would like to know what you make of this situation? Am I just over thinking this or could I possibly have a re-sealed box on my hands? Obviously I'm not willing to check, haha, but I don't even know if that's a thing that happens or what. Also, I don't know if this is worth noting, but there was also a 2 in red marker next to the tear in the plastic. I don't know if it means anything or not, but I'm kind of shrugging it off for now, it's the least of my worries, haha.

Anyways, I'm going to do a proper re-introduction post in maybe two weeks! I'm going to be moving back to school next week, so most of my Poke merch is safely packed away right now. Another post for another day =) But I am really interested to see what other video game collectors have to say! Maybe tips on what to look for price wise concerning MIP games? I'm assuming most would go for at least $100, but I could be wrong.
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