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Tips for Buying EarthBound

November 1st, 2012 | Auctions, EarthBound

Every month I manually update the EarthBound price info on buyearthbound.com so fans can get good deals and avoid spending too much money. Here are the latest prices for reference:

Average Prices:

  • EarthBound cart: $175 (up from $169, lowest: $65 / highest: $305)
  • EarthBound guide: $95 (up from $81, only one that sold: $95)
  • EarthBound complete set: $708 (up from $624, lowest: $365.39 / highest: $2125)

So basically all prices are significantly up, as is expected given that the holidays are approaching. Also, guides by themselves are getting rare to find, I think sellers are picking up any they can find so they can bundle them with carts.

The biggest thing of all though is that there were a LOT of EarthBound copies sold last month. In all my years covering EarthBound stuff, I don’t think I’ve seen so many copies sold in one month. Approximately 100 cart-only listings, and many more bundles and complete sets. This game is NOT rare or hard to find. Just hard to find it cheap 😛

Speaking of which, apparently some people DID get some crazy good deals:

Another trend I’ve noticed is a big surge in custom cases or custom boxes for EarthBound. Most are clearly not real, but some people make them out to look a lot like the official, smaller-sized display boxes. If you’re thinking of getting one that looks like it has a display box, just know that there’s a chance you’re getting a reproduction box and not the real thing.

For pics and more info on boxes and general tips on how to get EarthBound stuff without having to sell your eyeballs, check out buyearthbound.com!


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4 Comments to EarthBound Price Update (Nov 2012)

nintendofreak said on Nov. 1, 2012

i was actually bidding on an earthbound complete set on the 20th because it was my birthday

if i had seen that i think i might have won >_>

BusterTheFox said on Nov. 1, 2012

I need an SNES before I buy a real copy, but if I ever do get one, I don’t think I’ll care about the box or anything, as long as the GAME isn’t a re-pro. xD I don’t feel like getting the nightmare Pokey-Giygas-Erase-All-Your-Saves thing. Haha!

Thanks for the update, though! I play EB on a modified Wii, so it’s like having EB on VC. :p It works pretty well!

Radiostorm said on Nov. 2, 2012

The only chance anyone has to get a fair deal on an EarthBound cart is to buy it at a garage sale from an oblivious seller. Prices on eBay are going to keep getting more and more ridiculous, and used game stores have clued into the game’s value and charge a fortune. I’ve been to flea markets in the middle of nowhere, and they’ve asked the usual $100 or more for it. ;___;

Tayo said on Nov. 2, 2012

Whew, glad I got mine when I did a few months ago. $126 is not as bad as $175+.


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