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Old Apr 10, 2020, 06:07 AM
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Anyone got some spare change?
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f415478994
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Old Apr 10, 2020, 07:28 AM
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Dang. Any idea why this one is so expensive? Looks like even Suruga-ya will pay you ¥40,000 for it if you sell it to them.

https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/120006883
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Old Apr 10, 2020, 08:41 AM
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Great composer line-up and probably a limited release. Plus it's for a Nintendo soundtrack which sometime tend to fetch a pretty penny regardless of quality
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Beloved N64 game? Check.
Well-known composing staff? Check.
Issued by a long-dead label? Check.
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Old Jul 23, 2020, 10:02 PM
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https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/120004457

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https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/120007852
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Old Sep 20, 2020, 08:15 AM
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Someone on eBay is trying to sell Famicom Graffiti for $3400:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/324301315967?ul_noapp=true

Someone should tell the seller it's a $50 album on YJA.
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Old Sep 21, 2020, 06:24 PM
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it super rares man, there mario on it
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Old Sep 21, 2020, 10:31 PM
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I've noticed a few more that are likely rare or at least uncommon.
Elebits, Skygunner, and Cho ren sha68k original soundtrack.

looking at JP sites there's sometimes a few copies of the Elebits album, it's typically priced around 10,000 to 25,000 yen https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g394171505
I've never seen or been able to find the Skygunner Soundtrack since it went out of print.
Specifically the first version of 68k it's only in four collections on this database, the complete edition seems to be more common. https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/186121154

Also this one: Xardion https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f424631103
This is the only copy I can find for sale right now.

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Old Sep 21, 2020, 10:49 PM
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Old Oct 15, 2020, 04:49 AM
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There's always some crazily priced stuff in Nakano:

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Old Jun 22, 2021, 02:56 AM
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Any particular reason this "limited edition" version of Eyes On Me featured in FINAL FANTASY VIII went for 56,790 yen?

https://home.exetel.com.au/layzee/temp/20210621FF8.html

It may or may not be a bootleg (the EMI Malaysia suggest not) and looks pretty unremarkable to me unless it has some specific regional value over there.
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Old Jun 22, 2021, 03:21 AM
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I think it’s a legitimate printing.

Something I’ve noticed is that non-Japanese pressings bring a premium on YJA. For example, the US version of Donkey Kong Country 2 sells for much more on YJA than on eBay. I would guess it’s because most folks in Japan just don’t use eBay, and so to them the album is rare and hard to get (hence the high price).

It could be similar for Malaysian goods as well.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know where to find a cheaper copy? e.g. is there some Malaysia-specific auction site or online marketplace?
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Old Jun 22, 2021, 07:11 AM
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I would guess it’s because most folks in Japan just don’t use eBay, and so to them the album is rare and hard to get (hence the high price).
They don't really have eBay in Japan.
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Old Jul 9, 2021, 10:25 PM
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To be fair sometimes you can even get rare US CDs from Japan for way cheaper prices.

For example I got the US Rule of Rose CD for around 11.000 Yen, which isn't that bad.
And 2 Haunting Ground CDs for around 7000-8000 Yen each.

I also was able to buy 1 Uncharted 2 soundtrack and 2 Uncharted 3 soundtracks for around 1500 Yen each lol. Now that was dirt cheap.

Japan is also great for buying foreign video games. Most are dirt cheap.

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They don't really have eBay in Japan.
Their ebay is yahoo auctions, which I find better than ebay tbh.

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Old Jul 10, 2021, 11:37 AM
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Their ebay is yahoo auctions, which I find better than ebay tbh.
While I don't use the website itself due to UI and 18+ restriction, I definitely do so via a proxy service's listings. The way YAJ categorizes things and the amount of categories is great. My main issue is that sellers sometimes ignore the categories and list it wrongly (download PC titles under packaged PC titles is the worst offender...).
And yeah, Ebay is just straight up garbage. I basically don't use it.
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Old Jul 12, 2021, 10:38 PM
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The most expensive game CD I've ever purchased was the "Boktai Sound Rare Tracks - East of the Sun & West of the Moon." You can occasionally find a copy being auctioned on Yahoo Japan, mine cost me ¥60,000.
I'm not sure how much it's actually worth, but the "Guilty Gear XX Λ Core: Secret Gig" seems to be pretty rare. I've never been able to find one being sold anywhere which is unfortunate seeing as it's still the only release to feature "Keep the Flag Flying" on it.
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Old Jul 13, 2021, 05:46 PM
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Capcom Special Selection Gotcha force ( https://vgmdb.net/album/15664 ) is difficult to find

This is all I could find on it: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/B077Z8C1GG
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Old Jul 13, 2021, 05:55 PM
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Capcom Special Selection Gotcha force ( https://vgmdb.net/album/15664 ) is difficult to find

This is all I could find on it: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/B077Z8C1GG
According to Keepa, besides the one that's listed now for ¥39,800, this one hasn't been available on Amazon JP since July of 2019. But back then, it was listed for between ¥2500 and ¥7800. So, at least as far as Amazon history goes, that current listing is unusually high for it.

On Mercari Japan, I can find SOLD listings for anywhere between ¥3500 and ¥10,000. But yeah, no current active listings there for it.

On Yahoo Japan Auctions, I found one SOLD listing for ¥5750, but no current ones.

So, to anyone reading this who might want a copy, I think it's probably best to just hold out for a cheaper listing to pop up. Usually when there aren't any other active listings, you'll be left with just one or two where the seller is asking a ridiculous price because they (currently) have the market cornered. But it's not a good idea to pay that much, because then it just drives the price up for the next time someone lists it.
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Dang. Any idea why this one is so expensive? Looks like even Suruga-ya will pay you ¥40,000 for it if you sell it to them.

https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/120006883
Now that price is up to ¥56,000. That's what Suruga-ya will pay YOU for your copy. It'll probably be listed for sale for around ¥100,000. Sheesh...
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Old Aug 8, 2021, 10:02 AM
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Has anyone noticed that on YJA lately, copies of old albums which are mint + complete are bringing absolutely sky-high prices? Some examples are below.

These prices make me want to list some of my albums at high prices, not because I want to sell them, but to see if anyone is crazy enough to bite.

- Custom Robo Music Theater; 301,000 yen; https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d527715080

- Super Donkey Kong 3; 222,200 yen; https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closeds...n=100&select=2

- Super Mario RPG (doesn't even have the obi or stickers); 116,600 yen; https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n521116382

- KOEI Original BGM Collection Vol.1 Rekishi Sanbusaku + Grade Up Version; 53,800 yen (this album is worth like 7,500 yen without the obi); https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp...on/x1000256506

- Yoshi's Island OST (only the obi and stickers, NO DISC OR BOOKLET); 50,000 yen; https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c912497016

- Fushigi no Yume no Alice; 47,850 yen; https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l673268321

- SD Gundam Gashapon Senshi Daishuugou; 42,500 yen; https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l673268321
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Super Mario RPG (doesn't even have the obi or stickers); 116,600 yen; https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n521116382
I'm usually not surprised to see some of the usual suspects go for a ton, but this is a strange one. Not even a complete copy and then the booklet is not in good shape at all; damage at the bottom-right on the back and the classic damage on the side from the terrible "booklet destroying" cases these two-disc PSCN releases used.

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Yoshi's Island OST (only the obi and stickers, NO DISC OR BOOKLET); 50,000 yen; https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c912497016
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Has anyone noticed that on YJA lately, copies of old albums which are mint + complete are bringing absolutely sky-high prices?
Yep, noticed this trend too. That's not to say I'm overly excited about it, not at all. I'm even a bit annoyed by it. After the old game music LPs skyrocketed in prices (thanks retro hipsters!) now some of the CDs are going for obscene amounts. Who pays them anyways? But I think some auctions are shill-bidded too.

By the way: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/s838551348
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The price on that DKC2 album doesn't look too bad (yet). This is a nice looking copy and is totally complete, with stickers, registration card and NTT information paper. I think fair value (i.e. what I would expect to get relatively easily) for such a copy is at least 180,000 yen.

In fact, I see the last 3 copies all sold for more than 180,000 yen, and none of them were totally complete:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j737508724 (missing registration card and NTT information paper)
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/x789510727 (missing obi)
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m496720124 (missing all extras)
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220,000 Yen for DKC2 in the end... still crazy if you ask me. This album isn't very rare and the music from the second game wasn't very memorable anyway, was it?

The SD Gundam Gashapon CD for instance somehow justifies it's price because I never see it up for sale, let alone in mint condition with no sunfade (green obi is prone to it).

But oh well, still plenty of good music to be found for low prices so I won't complain
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220,000 Yen for DKC2 in the end... still crazy if you ask me. This album isn't very rare and the music from the second game wasn't very memorable anyway, was it?
Does quality of the product matter when you are just collecting something though?
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In the past year, that's been happening with video games as well. I bought a copy of Aria of Sorrow on the GBA at launch and, for whatever reason, never got around to playing it. I was checking eBay this week and saw that the cheapest sealed copy that sold in the last 3 months topped US$1,100.
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- Yoshi's Island OST (only the obi and stickers, NO DISC OR BOOKLET); 50,000 yen; https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c912497016
Someone bought it that didn't read the description probably foreign?
That person will be in for a surprise.

btw. was lucky today, and got myself Metal Gear Solid 2 Ultimate Sorter (BLACK) for only 16.000 Yen, which is quite a steal. Looked for it for ages. Phew. eBay copy is 500 USD, lol.

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Dreams of a reprint.
Unless it's either impossible or the people behind it prefer the glory of that "rare CD that goes for ridiculous prices," or it just wouldn't sell.
Take Square that constantly reprints Romancing Saga and Final Fantasy soundtracks, but Rudra no Hihou, Treasure Hunter G, and some others remain frozen in the past.
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I got lucky a few years back, got a Treasure Hunter G for cheap, but no spinecard. Didn't even know it was hard to find back then.
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