Those are new prices... I bought used Yellow ten bucks.I - am - so - angry right now. Its like, not even funny. I have been trying to find some older Pokemon games because I've never played anything so far besides Pearl. Well, I have checked in my local store and I will go back there again, since they get new things all the time. But I ended up on Amazon. I think its rather clear what happened. Well, this is my theory, anyhow. I'm betting a lot that I'm correct here:
Ok so they've got many of the old games that I have seen many a time in person & online go for just a handful of dolalrs - they have got them marked up for $300, $600 and even $1,099 apiece. THAT IS SO WRONG because what happens is, other sellers see that Mr. Greedypants has his copy up for some outrageous amount & they start thinking, oh this game must be super valuable. I had better mark up my copy also!
And that creates a very ugly ripple effect and just destroys the entire market for these things. Gaaaahhh!!! I am strongly considering contacting Amazon & letting them know people are doing this - maybe its against the rules. Seems like it would be, but ya never know.
There is just no logical reason why this is happening! Its not like they are games that there were like 3 copies of made & people are trying desperately to get ahold of! I doubt I'm allowed to post the links here so I am going to go to that site in another window & just type here some examples. Hold on LOL.
OK here they are:
1. Pokemon X $39.99 free shipping. That's decent & average, right?
2. Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green Combo for GBA: $1,350.00 (that's one thousand....)
3. Pokemon Leaf Green $179.99
4. Pokemon Red $599.95
5. Pokemon Yellow - Special Pikachu Edition $767.50
6. Pokemon Ruby $274.95
7. Then they've got a Pokemon Emerald for $600, a Gameboy advance SP for $600 (the system)
8. Pokemon Sapphire $185, Emerald for $349.95 and on & on & on.
WHAT THE HECK!!? THIS IS MORALLY CORRUPT!!
Reminds me of the time somebody paid me $75 for a copy of Lost in Blue for DS lol! But like, come on...! Seriosuy. How am I ever going to get my Gen I & Gen II games and without even considering my selfish whims just, come on. This is wrong. Don't you all think?
They aren't in production so there is a limited amount left unpackaged. It'd be stupid to buy those all new anyway, now try looking at the used and stop bashing amazon. :)
I got all three English Gen I games for like $20 when GameStop was still kind of cool and carried used GameBoy games.