Tips for Buying EarthBound

June 25th, 2012 | EarthBound, Images

I saw this on Reddit earlier and had to share it. It’s an old Best Buy ad:

I’ve long hoped to be able to find old store ads like this with EarthBound (and other games) in it, I’m glad to see one finally. What I’m really hoping for is an ad for EarthBound when it was first released.

Anyway, $29.99 for EarthBound was obviously a great deal, but as we’ve previously learned, the price of EarthBound at Best Buy would later drop to a mere $5.99!


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13 Comments to EarthBound for $29.99

Radiostorm said on Jun. 25, 2012

When I was a kid, I had no money and couldn’t afford EarthBound at $29.99. Now that I’m an adult, I have money but can’t afford it at the eBay price. Sigh.

Juanito said on Jun. 25, 2012
North said on Jun. 25, 2012

N way Tommy Boy for $7.99!? 😀

Mato said on Jun. 25, 2012

Juanito: Yeah, I think that was it.

Boki said on Jun. 25, 2012

I was one of the lucky ones who got it for $5.99.

Charley said on Jun. 25, 2012

I bought my copy of EarthBound for $25 at Toys-R-Us.

JRokujuushi said on Jun. 25, 2012

The funny thing is, when I bought my current EB cart and a Super Nintendo to play it on, the prices were almost reversed. $80 for the EB cart, $20 for the SNES.

Alex Dyson said on Jun. 26, 2012

That is messed up, they had it for super cheap,now we get crap like call of duty and its only 16 bucks and earthbound is now like,what? $1,000,000,000,000

Furball200x said on Jun. 26, 2012

Why would someone hold on to this for so long?
Still a neat find, though 🙂

Magnus hydra said on Jun. 26, 2012

I bought mine for $15 from walmart.

west_haven said on Jun. 26, 2012

I wish I could get the game that cheap……… 🙁

KingMike said on Jun. 26, 2012

I saw that a couple years ago.
That’s definitely vintage. VHS movies and a CD travel case? 🙂

Carl said on Jun. 27, 2012


You can get Tommy Boy on DVD for less than that now. It’s only $5.74 on Amazon. Even the Blu-ray is under $12 on Amazon.


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