Tips for Buying EarthBound

January 8th, 2010 | EarthBound, Merchandise

Over on the Starmen.Net forums, Narkumi posted about a lucky find not too long ago:

Found one at a local used electronics store that sells everything(books, cds, dvds, current/old gen games) for $3.98, just last year. It was the cheapest SNES game they had. =/

Check absolutely everywhere. Pawnshops usually are the suckers that sell all their SNES games for like $5.00 each, regardless of their availability/demand.

That is INSANE. Seriously, look at the prices some people are selling EarthBound – cart only! – for: ouch ouch!

So when people say that you should check around local shops and places for good deals (especially with EarthBound), this is why.

 

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32 Comments to EarthBound for $3.95


Halfsan said on Jan. 8, 2010

God, I love McKay’s! <3 Nice find! The McKay's near where I live didn't have a copy of EB, but they did have a SNES for like $50.

SuperTrainStationH said on Jan. 8, 2010

My copy of EarthBound was 3.00 at a thrift store.

Steve! said on Jan. 8, 2010

Thats so lucky I wish I had gotten that good a deal on my copy I had to pay over $80 for just the cartridge. But it was worth every penny.

santiagoff said on Jan. 8, 2010

I want an earthbound cart T_T

neonix said on Jan. 8, 2010

This inspires me to make another fruitless attempt at searching all the thrift stores, flea markets, and pawn shops within a 20 mile radius of my house…

Karma said on Jan. 8, 2010

I want an Earthbound for 3.95. 🙁

PsiWolf674 said on Jan. 8, 2010

And stupid me bought it for $80…

Anonymous said on Jan. 8, 2010

me and my friend were at this one place and they had earthbound for 5 bucks!!
but he didnt have his money so my mom drove us to his house and his he wanted me to stay at his house so i could pay the game and we went back and it was gone!!! (we were only left for five minutes)
p.s. i would have boughten it but i noticed it after i spent my cash and i dont have a snes but i wish i could go back in time and use my knowlege and get it.

Churly said on Jan. 8, 2010

I know! I live around so many Pawn Shops & Thrift Stores too, but I have no time to go to them since I don’t have a car.

Ricardo said on Jan. 8, 2010

I got my Mother 3 copy for 4 bucks, and a flash cart for the Mother 3 Fan Translation for just 3 bucks.

Sora444 said on Jan. 8, 2010

Hes right about Pawnshops, I remember awhile ago when I went to Goodwill, I saw FF7 sitting their for around $8 which included all the discs and not just 1.

shibaru said on Jan. 8, 2010

Sweet maybe I should try checking around like I always have to do when I need more pencils!!! (It’s hard to find a store that sells pencils I will actually use)

Vetauciont said on Jan. 8, 2010

Hey, I’ll buy it from you for $10. You’ll be making a profit lol.

MarioFan3 said on Jan. 8, 2010

Whoa! Now that is extremely lucky! $3.95, even I would get that IF it was in a local store, even though I don’t have an NTSC SNES I’d still get it. (but it’s a big if)

TheFakePsychic said on Jan. 8, 2010

Holy cow, I know that store.

Wish I was there when that was there.

SmaMan said on Jan. 8, 2010

We just had a Play n’ Trade open where I live. I’ve checked there a few times and no Earthbound yet. But if Earthbound is going to show up, this is the place.

Keiji Dragon / OKei said on Jan. 8, 2010

That is one lucky son of a bitch.

Komaru said on Jan. 9, 2010

At SmaMan:
Play N’ Trade is indeed a very good place to buy Earthbound- 30 bucks, according to the employee I talked to.

SmaMan said on Jan. 9, 2010

Cool! I can live with that price. Let’s hope it shows up soon. It seems like the majority of their classic collection is from someone named “Kolby” as most of the carts have his name sharpied on them.

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Deraj626 said on Jan. 9, 2010

@Komaru
$30, man. the play n’ trade where I live has it priced at $70.

Super Smash Bros. Fan said on Jan. 9, 2010

It’s an shame that this is an rarity. Most copies goes for $100 or more. The game needs an VC release.

Ninji said on Jan. 9, 2010

😮 😮 😮 I have just GOT TO find a Pawn Shop like this one, imagine how many rare games I’ll find for dirt cheap prices, I might even find sealed games for SNES and Game Boy, like PKMN Red,Yellow,and Blue for like 5.00 each *drools*

Andy said on Feb. 6, 2010

I whish i got my copy of eathbound for $3. I got my copy of earthbound for $80 on ebay.

james said on Jun. 20, 2010

i got mine copy of earthbound
for 99p at cash generator gloucester

pk jammin said on Dec. 10, 2010

i got eb for a buck at a local video game store

Anonymous said on Jan. 19, 2011

tell me where! now!

Lumakiri said on Feb. 18, 2011

if only they released it in britain =(

Mashroomized! said on Feb. 21, 2011

They used to have one for about 6.95 on the internet. I should’ve bought it:( No all of them are 100+ dollars!

Derek said on Jun. 24, 2011

$3.95? Can’t… Breathe… Need… Air…
*faints*

Matteomax said on Aug. 14, 2011

Darn… I bought my copy of earthbound for 117.00!!! 🙁

Rusty Shackleford said on May. 15, 2013

We have a local store called The Bargain Box, I go there about once a week, they have all these old video games and DVDs, I have yet to see a copy of Earthbound. Someday…


 

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