Russell Casse wrote:
Stores usually always over price their shit. I went to a game store to look at stuff over here and all their crap was more expensive than I've seen them online. Plus they didn't even have the games I was looking for. I think the best bet is to haggle at those cons or on craigslist.
The only way the stores get away with it, like in cases with the Zelda I bought, is that when its right in front of you it becomes convenient. I turned down Axelay for 20, something I could actually play, yet seeing something like that for the same price (that I can't play) became a no brainer. I've been eyeing up Willow on NES for ages. It's been on my Amazon wishlist for god knows how long. I could have easily bought it for a similar price off Amazon, but when you see it right in front you it becomes harder to say no.
I just looked up the price on Zelda, and it looks like I actually got a solid deal on that. Looks like most people are selling it loose for 30.
I will say Next Level Games is very competitive with their prices. Like you said, a lot of these retro stores are way overpriced. I know that shop in NYC is ridiculous. But Next Level has been fair with their prices, and they mark everything before hand so there is no funny business before you buy it. Also, I personally think it makes it easier to buy more when you see the price right there. I was hesitant to really through this collection because I had to ask for EVERYTHING and the store was packed with people, so I really picking and choosing. There have been times at NLG where my hands are full in about 5 minutes.