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Have you ever had your games stolen from you? If yes, what was the closest dollar value?

Yes. $10 0 0%
 
Yes. $20 0 0%
 
Yes. $50 3 15.00%
 
Yes $100 2 10.00%
 
Yes $200 1 5.00%
 
Yes $300 1 5.00%
 
Yes $400 0 0%
 
Yes $500 0 0%
 
Yes over $500 4 20.00%
 
No, never. 9 45.00%
 
Total:20

yep I used to have two "friends" who were secretly stealing my original Xbox games. About 20 - 25 in total, so well over USD500.
EDIT: oh also they stole a PS1 copy of FFVII, which I borrowed from someone else. Guess who was the bad guy when I told him that I didn't have it anymore. Me of course...

Last edited by Barozi - on 22 July 2018

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never stolen from, however, ive let people borrow games enough times to learn my lesson about letting other people use my stuff. had a friend once who borrowed a Pokemon game from me. when he returned it the master ball was used, all the post game events i was waiting to play were finished, and several of my main team pokemon had their movesets changed. he wasnt even trying to be a jerk when he did it, he was fully conscious of all his actions.



finalrpgfantasy said:

Out of curiosity,  are you still friend with Jason to this day?

OP,

My sister gave 3 "The Sims" games to a friend of hers, and she never gave them back.  I forgot about them until now.  The total cost of those games must've been $80.

Never saw him after he moved away.



                            

Not sure, not that I can remember. But I have lost a few of my old NES games due to that people borrowed them way back and you didnt really care much about them and we all forgot about it...

A funny thing though when I started collecting NES games some 6 years ago I started talking with friends via facebook if they wanted to sell me their old games.. and I bought a collection of about 50 games and the funny thing is when I get home and unpack it all there are two games that are mine hah and I never lend him any games in the past:P



Cerebralbore101 said:
melbye said:
Yes, about 10 of my SNES-games were stolen, not sure how much they were worth but i assume more than$1000.

I'm guessing you owned Earthbound and Ninja Gaiden Trilogy as part of those ten games? Or you had SNES games that were CIB/Mint? Or just other insanely rare SNES games? Because I know, even the really good SNES games like Super Metroid go for about $50.

Norway was and is just really expensive.  A Link to the past was almost $100. The most expensive game i bought on SNES was $115



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Not directly, but a lot of the loaned games haven't really returned home.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Yerm said:
never stolen from, however, ive let people borrow games enough times to learn my lesson about letting other people use my stuff. had a friend once who borrowed a Pokemon game from me. when he returned it the master ball was used, all the post game events i was waiting to play were finished, and several of my main team pokemon had their movesets changed. he wasnt even trying to be a jerk when he did it, he was fully conscious of all his actions.

Why would you lend somebody a game with only one save file though? That just sounds like a really bad idea, like he could have completely deleted your save in order to start his own even.

 

As for the topic, nope nobody has stolen any from me.



Shiken said:
Twice...kind of....

In high school I had a friend with sticky fingers. I caught him stealing my copy of Jet Force Gemini when I saw it in his room (and my OCD allowed me to notice a few distinct marks on the front sticker). I took it back but realized days later he actually took like 5 other N64 games including Turok 2 Seeds of Evil. At that point, he had already moved everything to his sister's house. I found them years later during the PS2 era so I can confirm he took them.

The second time was when I lost almost all if my games drom before PS3 during a bad break up from a toxic relationship. When I high tailed it out of there, I only took my PS3 and games. I was unable to get my N64, SNES, PS1, and PS2 back fromher however because she "moved" soon after I did and claimed they were still packed away. Said I would get them back...never did. I think that hurt worse than the break up TBH lol.

Should put a lawsuit...

 

That is a reason that unless for best friend or family my basic rule is I loan one and borrow one (basically reversible trade) instead of pure loan.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Mbolibombo said:
Not sure, not that I can remember. But I have lost a few of my old NES games due to that people borrowed them way back and you didnt really care much about them and we all forgot about it...

A funny thing though when I started collecting NES games some 6 years ago I started talking with friends via facebook if they wanted to sell me their old games.. and I bought a collection of about 50 games and the funny thing is when I get home and unpack it all there are two games that are mine hah and I never lend him any games in the past:P

And he could have borrowed from a friend who borrowed from you, or bought from that guy or stollen =p



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

In my case, more or so lost a load of my GBA games collection ...

Otherwise, I'll reverse your topic and say that I was one of those who borrowed Pokémon Emerald from one of my friends and didn't give it back to him before a year or so :P



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