What have you sold or gotten rid of that you regret?

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In gaming, is there anything you've ever sold or gotten rid of or given away that you regret?

I've always kept all of my gaming stuff that I own, with the exception of one thing. When I was little, I had a Sega Game Gear, a few games, and a battery pack for it. I ended up selling it to a video game store when I was probably 11 or so, and I traded it in so I could buy myself a Nintendo 64. The Game Gear and games/accessories is the only thing I've ever sold.

Our family already had one, but I was living with my step family and the console wasn't mine, it was a family console, and since there were often arguments about who could play and that sort of thing between me and the step siblings, I wanted to have my own where I could quietly play single player games by myself. I still have my N64 and all games.

I don't regret the decision though, cause it got me a Nintendo 64 and that console is one of the best consoles of all time and got me MANY times the hours that the Game Gear ever did. I went back to that store a few times afterwards over the next couple of years, and the Game Gear was still in the front display case with all the games I had on sale. I thought about buying it back at some point. But when I went there after a couple more years, the store had closed.

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I had a game boy lite and it was really cool. It was like a game boy pocket with a backlight like on those older digital watches. I think Warp bought it actually.

My brother stole my N64 and I miss it dearly. I want to break 2000 hits on Star Fox 64. I kept track of all my personal best scores per level and I just needed to string together a good run.

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Definitely regret selling off my N64 collection. It was at a garage sale and for peanuts - but the one positive I have is that I know they went to a new home with excited players. It was bought by a Mom for her daughters, and you could see their eyes light up when they saw Ocarina of Time in the pile (among other games).

I gave away my SNES collection to my uncle since he said he needed something to do... rumor has it that he gave it away to a now ex-girlfriend, which sucks. I'll never see it again.

I also sold a few DS games that I finished or didn't want to play - but years later I've wanted to fire them up again.

Since then - I don't sell my games (or much else) in general.
Monkey wrote:
October 25th, 2017, 1:40 pm
My brother stole my N64 and I miss it dearly. I want to break 2000 hits on Star Fox 64. I kept track of all my personal best scores per level and I just needed to string together a good run.
Your bro stole it? How'd he manage that? Did it happen when you were older (and therefore the 'rents didn't step in)?

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Drevin wrote:
October 25th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Your bro stole it? How'd he manage that? Did it happen when you were older (and therefore the 'rents didn't step in)?
Yeah it happened in the past few years. I kept it at my parents’ house and I’d play Star Fox if I ever went over and no one was home or something. It went missing and later or I found a blog post on his company’s website by his coworker and roommate saying they’d gone down to his parents house in NH and taken it. It was a smoking gun, but he’s never actually admitted to it.

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i sold my final fantasy tactics advance to gamestop and went back a few days later to rebuy it. i had to ask the employee to let me test each of the cartridges to find my save file

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Ray wrote:
October 25th, 2017, 10:02 pm
i sold my final fantasy tactics advance to gamestop and went back a few days later to rebuy it. i had to ask the employee to let me test each of the cartridges to find my save file
Ha! Did you get it?!

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yup!

just took these for ya

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I had no choice but when we got a ps1 my parents got rid of the atari 2600 we had previously gotten from a neighbor. No more joust or pitfall.

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@Ray: that's so awesome. 121 hours, nice. I have over 200 hours on Pokemon Red. Save file still in tact since grade 5.
karrtmomil wrote:
October 26th, 2017, 8:00 pm
I had no choice but when we got a ps1 my parents got rid of the atari 2600 we had previously gotten from a neighbor. No more joust or pitfall.
Ugh, that sucks!


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