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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma View Post
    Ha! My question to you is did you think of this thread because you know me?
    Actually no

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    I cant be bothered anymore with the used market so many sellers are delusional and unfortunately many buyers are conditioned now to pay more than what these used games are worth. If someone approaches me for a sale then I make an offer and leave it at that, no emotion in the deal whatsoever and have found these sellers the best to deal with. I understand why many prefer to buy NIB, even if they seem expensive new is new.

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    Impulse buying was easier in the younger years when the word "responsibilities" didn't have such importance or relevance.
    These days I have an ever evolving short list of 5 pins I'd like to buy.
    Try to keep 5K under the pillow to accommodate a quick purchase but living is expensive and quite often the 5K turns to dust.

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    Mine are all planned, I make sure I've played them enough to know I like the music, call outs etc. Theme is also really important and all the titles I now own are games I played when I was young, so I am re-living my youth.

    However... RAZA could be the exception to the rule and possibly will be my first ever NIB. I am waiting with eager anticipation. If anyone has any experience buying a NIB pin overseas and bringing it to Australia I would love to hear from you...please PM me if you have so I can get some advice and begin planning my possible future purchase.

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    Impulse buy

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    Pinball usually planned but have bought around 8 or so Arcades from the States on impulse.

    I almost went the whole way with Munsters LE (Def a impulse decision) but cancelled and got my deposit back.

    Thank F i did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotty View Post
    I cant be bothered anymore with the used market so many sellers are delusional and unfortunately many buyers are conditioned now to pay more than what these used games are worth.
    This times 100. Delusional sellers is Exactly right. Well said.

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    I've been through the Russian roulette of purchasing without playing.
    Win some loose some, dangerous.
    I learned you need to play them first.
    There are some pins I have enjoyed playing each time i get to play them.
    They go on my bucket list.
    Trick is, don't let the list get too big.


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