The cable guy
- May 22, 2013
That's why price guides are so hard. Everyone has an agenda. The prairiedillo cops price guide is a prime example. If he didn't own the game it was cheap, but willow magically became a 500 game and then within a week he was selling one every two weeks.
First of all, anyone paying 500 for a CPS1 failure timebomb is an idiot.
As for price guides, you're right, they are difficult and should be taken with a grain of salt. AES in particular can value can vary wildly due to condition. A growing portion of titles are difficult to price at all. eBay sold listings are not reliable for rarer titles. Buyers will quote the lowest examples possible and vice versa, based on completed listings that may have been shilled, unpaid, cancelled, returned, misrepresented, discounted or otherwise manipulated.