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Original Price Tags on Old Gaming Stuff


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#1 nosweargamer

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:12 PM

Does anybody else enjoy seeing original price tags on old game stuff?

I didn't used to. I'd be one of those guys who carefully tried to remove them.

But something has changed. Now I rather like them! (except the large ones that cover the art)

Take for instance the Ice Hockey tag only $1.99.

 

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It looks like a drug store item...and guess what? it was!

This must have been a crash discount.

 

Also, look at this Sky Jinks:

 

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Same price. Maybe same store. But it looks like it came from the clearance section of a grocery store. Makes me wish I had a time machine!

 

So how about you? Do you like them? Do you have any pictures to share?

 


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#2 RickR

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

Man, I love the original price stickers.  Especially if it's from a store I know (or knew).  It's also a great surprise to find original receipts inside boxes. 


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#3 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:51 PM

From "Our Price" to "Sale" to "Special"... one step away from paying me to take the game!  :lol:

 

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#4 fergojisan

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:25 PM

I like the KayBee stickers because you can tell the year they got to the store. I have one or two from 1985 I believe.


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#5 TrekMD

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:32 AM

At the time, I didn't like it.  Now, I think it is part of the history of the games.  It's cool to see them.  :)


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#6 Atari Creep

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:08 PM

I LOVE seeing old pricing on games!!!!! It's sometimes funny to see what they sold for knowing what we know now in both directions to be honest!!!!! 


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#7 Atari Creep

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:41 PM

I don't have any games with price tags but my system boxes do. This is a store I got almost everything from besides Child World, both sadly gone.

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#8 Arenafoot

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:45 PM

here's some of mine that are in my collection (and all are what I actually paid....back in the day!)

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#9 TrekMD

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:15 PM

Oh, that' is some nice Vectrex stuff! 


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#10 RickR

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:48 PM

I'm gonna post them as I come across them....

 

Not a bad price here.  But this box needs some help.  As much as I hate to do it, tape must be used. 

 

 

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:09 PM

That box needs major surgery!


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#12 RickR

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:19 PM

That box needs major surgery!

 

I'm pretty happy with the results.  I used some glue stick and tape. 

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:14 AM

You did plastic surgery on it.  It does look pretty good.  :)


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#14 RickR

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:56 PM

Here's a good one.  Wouldn't you hate to have been the sucker that paid $75?

 

 

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:43 PM

Here some of mine ive got more. Ill have to look at everything. The tetris one is my favorite. It doesnt look like they even took the time to put a new tag on it they just wrote a 5 over the 9. And the last one is a sealed pokemon puzzle league

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#16 Atari Adventure Square

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:12 AM

Found these gems around the castle.

Original prices indeed.

 

Played these titles every single day.

30 for the Activision star ride, 16 for a doghouse sky ride.

 

Worth every penny of my folks' money!

 

 

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#17 Arenafoot

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:37 PM

30 for the Activision star ride, 

oh yeah......Woolco!

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:47 PM

Here are some sealed genesis games. Have the Hollywood Videostickers on them. Man i miss hollywood video. Loved that place. I went there more than blockbuster

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#19 TrekMD

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:43 PM

Wow, that is awesome!


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