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1. Playing Retro Games > Buy Retro Games

Buy Retro Games

Go shopping for classic videogames, online and offline.

It used to be so easy.

Anyone who’s been collecting retro games for some time now remembers the heyday of the early 1990s. For that glorious half a decade, buying retro games on the cheap [Hack #14] was like taking candy from a baby. With the advent of the Super Nintendo and Genesis hardware, the Atari 2600 and its contemporaries were two generations old. ’80s retro would not come into fashion for another decade. The Internet was but a gleam in the eye of Al Gore.

Nobody had any clue that people might one day pay big bucks for their old Colecovision. It was just an obsolete hunk of plastic taking up precious closet space, ready to be unloaded at the next neighborhood yard sale. But there was never any shortage of collectors ready to scoop them up. And it was hard to resist buying multiples of the same games and hardware—how could you resist buying yet another Atari 2600 when it was only ten bucks and came with thirty games?


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