Tips for Buying EarthBound

April 2nd, 2013 | Auctions, EarthBound

Once a month I update the EarthBound pricing info on by hand so that fans can get good deals and avoid overspending. Here’s the latest pricing information:

Average Prices:

  • EarthBound cart: $199 (down from $205, lowest: $80.00 / highest: $305.00)
  • EarthBound guide: $115 (down from $120, lowest: $60.00) / highest: $159.95)
  • EarthBound complete set: $713 (down from $818, lowest: $450.00 / highest: $1525.00)

Neat! All the prices have dropped a little bit in the past month! It’s of course way too early to say if this is the start of a trend or just a little blip in an otherwise upward trend, but I’m hoping this is at least as far as prices will go. It’s so strange to see hundreds of EarthBound listings all going for so much money, you know?

Remember a few years back when I’d freak out and post about EarthBound copies going for $1000 or so? Man, it’s so weird that it’s become so commonplace now 😯

As always, check out if you’re thinking of buying a copy of EarthBound or the guide or the box or a complete set – it’ll save you lots of money!


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8 Comments to EarthBound Price Update (Apr 2013)

Prayer For Safety said on Apr. 2, 2013

I’m glad to see the average price isn’t $200 now. Hopefully things will continue to get better with the prices.

Ness1985 said on Apr. 2, 2013

Not at all a drop really. If it goes down to $150, that’s a start.

segaman2 said on Apr. 2, 2013

@Nes1985 I agree

NEss said on Apr. 2, 2013

What were the prices like in 2005?

Prayer For Safety said on Apr. 2, 2013

I remember until 2010 $80 was a high price for the game.

Mr. Tenda said on Apr. 2, 2013

Do you include shipping price in your statistics? Sometimes on ebay people will have a low list price but a high shipping fee (though this doesn’t appear to be the case with the examples here)

Mato said on Apr. 3, 2013

No, it doesn’t include shipping, but I guess the fact that some might include free shipping while others don’t might slightly sway things since free shipping is rarely really free. That’s something that’s really hard to account for though (if possible at all) so I just try to do the best I can and not include shipping.

misterdigi35 said on Apr. 3, 2013

Thanks Mato. I should’ve bought the cart for 50 bucks when I had the chance. Oh well. I’ll snag a copy someday soon for less than 200.


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