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Ha. I still have my sealed copy. I knew I was sitting on a gold mine.



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Signalstar said:

Ha. I still have my sealed copy. I knew I was sitting on a gold mine.

Myself aswell, I just haven't played it on my switch yet since I played all of them in the past. I bought it because the urge to play it but, I forgot all about it and nolonger care? Because of my backlog, And I'm adding more retor games which increases my backlog more it seems.



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Meh. This is just a clickbait article.

There are some people on ebay who will always stupidly overprice things in a stupid get rich scheme. But, if you look at what prices people are actually paying in auctions that ended recently on eBay, they sold for somewhere between 40-60 bucks. Generally people are taking a loss on selling this. You can still buy this on Amazon, Target, Gamestop, Best Buy etc for 60 bucks. If the scalpers had two brain cells to rub together, they'd realize that Nintendo didn't go out and destroy every copy sitting on store shelves, and they should at least wait until they sell through those.

It's basic common sense. 3D All Stars was a "limited edition" but it wasn't hard to get. Who are these people who are big enough fans that they would pay thousands of dollars for this but didn't just buy it when it was available? And even if you buy the Switch a year from now, there's enough used copies in circulation, that you're going to be fine. Maybe somewhere down the line there'll be a collector who just needs to have a sealed copy of 3D All Stars for their collection, but since tons of people bought this game to resell it, it's actually probably going to be less valuable than most Switch games.

Hate to burst anyone's bubble, but if cashed out your 401K and decided to use copies of Mario 3D All Stars as your investment vehicle, your golden years are going to be pretty rough.

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JWeinCom said:

Meh. This is just a clickbait article.

There are some people on ebay who will always stupidly overprice things in a stupid get rich scheme. But, if you look at what prices people are actually paying in auctions that ended recently on eBay, they sold for somewhere between 40-60 bucks. Generally people are taking a loss on selling this. You can still buy this on Amazon, Target, Gamestop, Best Buy etc for 60 bucks. If the scalpers had two brain cells to rub together, they'd realize that Nintendo didn't go out and destroy every copy sitting on store shelves, and they should at least wait until they sell through those.

It's basic common sense. 3D All Stars was a "limited edition" but it wasn't hard to get. Who are these people who are big enough fans that they would pay thousands of dollars for this but didn't just buy it when it was available? And even if you buy the Switch a year from now, there's enough used copies in circulation, that you're going to be fine. Maybe somewhere down the line there'll be a collector who just needs to have a sealed copy of 3D All Stars for their collection, but since tons of people bought this game to resell it, it's actually probably going to be less valuable than most Switch games.

Hate to burst anyone's bubble, but if you invested your retirement account in Mario All Stars, you probably invested poorly.

That's True, you still can get used copies from 40 to 60 and New ones from 50+ to 60+.

...And about the past comments, both are the problem, scalpers and stupid people that throw money for overpriced articles.

Right now the high priced copies are just people losing their time and getting more atention that what it should be.



eddy7eddy said:
JWeinCom said:

Meh. This is just a clickbait article.

There are some people on ebay who will always stupidly overprice things in a stupid get rich scheme. But, if you look at what prices people are actually paying in auctions that ended recently on eBay, they sold for somewhere between 40-60 bucks. Generally people are taking a loss on selling this. You can still buy this on Amazon, Target, Gamestop, Best Buy etc for 60 bucks. If the scalpers had two brain cells to rub together, they'd realize that Nintendo didn't go out and destroy every copy sitting on store shelves, and they should at least wait until they sell through those.

It's basic common sense. 3D All Stars was a "limited edition" but it wasn't hard to get. Who are these people who are big enough fans that they would pay thousands of dollars for this but didn't just buy it when it was available? And even if you buy the Switch a year from now, there's enough used copies in circulation, that you're going to be fine. Maybe somewhere down the line there'll be a collector who just needs to have a sealed copy of 3D All Stars for their collection, but since tons of people bought this game to resell it, it's actually probably going to be less valuable than most Switch games.

Hate to burst anyone's bubble, but if you invested your retirement account in Mario All Stars, you probably invested poorly.

That's True, you still can get used copies from 40 to 60 and New ones from 50+ to 60+.

...And about the past comments, both are the problem, scalpers and stupid people that throw money for overpriced articles.

Right now the high priced copies are just people losing their time and getting more atention that what it should be.

I'm generally not too concerned about scalpers particularly when it's a a purely luxury item. If someone really needs a sealed copy of Mario 3D all stars and the market determines that's a fair price, then whatever.

If it's something where there's legitimate scarcity like the PS5, that's far more annoying, but still ultimately that's a problem for the industry to resolve. Unless we're talking about things like food, water, and medicine, it's not a major concern to me.



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They reckon wrong, then. I didn't pay $60 for it and I'm not gonna be paying $2600 either.

Seriously though, dick move by Nintendo. Not too unlike them.



We are still talking about a game which sold for 8M+ last we heard (which probably went on 10M+ during the last fiscal quarter). If we assume that at least 7M of those copies are physical, then it'd be stupid to account this game as a highly scarce product most would want to grab their hands on.

This isn't GameCube games we're talking about here. Unless someone comes out as brain dead enough to buy into these scalpers, they know they'll able to find used copies easily (and cheaper than the MSRP price) by searching a little.

Now, if we were in 2031, maybe this debate would actually sought more sense.



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mZuzek said:

They reckon wrong, then. I didn't pay $60 for it and I'm not gonna be paying $2600 either.

Seriously though, dick move by Nintendo. Not too unlike them.

Eh... there's no reason not to keep it available, but history shows that this was more than anything else a ploy to make people think the game was more desirable than it is. The same thing happened with Mario All-Stars on the Wii. Where I worked at the time people were like OMGZ IT'S LIMITED I NEED IT NOW, but ultimately we had more than enough for anyone who wanted it. I didn't buy it, and later regretted it since it was selling for like 100 on ebay for a few months after release. But, after a little bit people realized how many there were floating around, and we had used copies on our shelves for like 30 bucks.

Ultimately, pretty much anyone who really wanted to buy Super Mario 3D All Stars for 60 bucks will have that opportunity. If Nintendo really thought that this decision would lead to less people being able to buy the game, they wouldn't have done it. 

I think more than anyone else, Nintendo fleeced people who are buying it to resell because they think it's going to be some crazy collectors item. 



3 games. 1 I like. 2 I already own. Yes, let me get right on paying that much for common games I can get elsewhere.



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