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newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by aaron Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:19 pm

http://www.gamegavel.com/item.cgi?show_item=0000687017

it's been authenticated by Al over at AA so that's cool. there's a couple of neat youtube videos too. it got listed today and is already at $15k+
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Re: newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by Erik_Twice Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:20 pm

I'll never understand why someone would spend a cent on "rare" videogames.
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Re: newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by elmagicochrisg Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:35 pm

The closing price for this game will be insane...

In fact, it's already insane right now...
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Re: newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by nightrnr Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:06 pm

General_Norris wrote:I'll never understand why someone would spend a cent on "rare" videogames.

You mean you wouldn't pay a few dollars for Panzer Dragoon Saga? :shock:

I guess you mean the extra MOUNTAINS of cents. And why pay exorbitant amounts when there are other games to to found for sane prices?

Otherwise, you just are annoyed about the big fuss people make out of owning these so called Holy Grails (and I don't blame you for that).

I generally don't get into that nonsense either. But sometimes there's a game that just means a little more to you than normal. So I'm guilty of making a few contributions to the madness (nothing near $1000+ contributions, mind you).

What bugs me is the high dollar sealed collecting of games,
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Re: newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by bryan_65 Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:08 pm

nightrnr wrote:
General_Norris wrote:I'll never understand why someone would spend a cent on "rare" videogames.

But sometimes there's a game that just means a little more to you than normal. So I'm guilty of making a few contributions to the madness (nothing near $1000+ contributions, mind you).


I hear ya on this, I collect certain interest but not everything.

nightrnr wrote:What bugs me is the high dollar sealed collecting of games,
...but that's another topic.


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Re: newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by flojocabron Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:29 pm

that is awesome.

Give us all more hope in finding one.

Check out the vids too. The guy has lots of games still in their boxes!
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Re: newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by Soldier Blue Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:30 am

Apparently that's the only CIB one in existence and the bid is already up to 17.8 k. Pretty ridiculous. It's not even a good game.
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Re: newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by AppleQueso Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:13 am

Oh look another Racketboy thread where people go on and on about how they don't comprehend collectors. This happens every single time someone makes a thread about a legitimately rare game popping up for auction.

Do you guys act this way about other high value collectables that pop up that aren't video game related?

It just has this air of condescension that kinda bothers me, it's only a step away from the people who are like "Wow, they actually buy their old video games? I will never comprehend people who insist on playing on real hardware when emulation is just fine and free."
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Re: newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by Erik_Twice Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:57 am

AppleQueso wrote:This happens every single time someone makes a thread about a legitimately rare game popping up for auction.

Yes, it's rare, so what? That's what I find silly, paying a lot just to own a something rare, not something interesting or culturally significant. In other words, I can see people paying for Panzer Dragoon but not for this.

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Re: newly discovered CIB Air Raid up for auction

by AppleQueso Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:14 am

General_Norris wrote:
AppleQueso wrote:This happens every single time someone makes a thread about a legitimately rare game popping up for auction.

Yes, it's rare, so what? That's what I find silly, paying a lot just to own a something rare, not something interesting or culturally significant. In other words, I can see people paying for Panzer Dragoon but not for this.

But if it makes you happy, it's your own money! It doesn't matter what I think.


One could make an argument that in this case, it's sheer scarcity is exactly what makes it interesting.

Everyone has their own reasons for buying this sort of thing. I can't tell you how they rationalize wanting to drop that kind of cash on this, but I'm sure they have their own reasons.

I guess I'm just saying that I consider collecting to be almost a separate hobby than playing retro games. There's a lot of overlap of course, but yeah. It is what it is.
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