Reader, Matt Z., sent us a tale with a twist that left me quite aghast:
So I went into a Game Crazy many years back and checked out the SNES items on display at the counter. Holy crap! A Chrono Trigger in the box…MINT! Like, OMG Mint, too! In fact, it looks like it’s never been opened. Well, turns out, it was never opened…the guy at the register told me that he’d just removed the cellophane!
I told him I’ll take it. $24.99! This was many years back when a CIB was going for $300. Once I had the game in my hand I lectured the dude on how much of a dumbass he was. I told him a sealed Chrono Trigger was around $600+ and his lack of gaming knowledge should get him fired immediately! Walked out telling him he was a disgrace to gamers and game collectors.
Now, I wouldn’t advocate cursing out an employee that landed you such a great deal, but what a find! Great games like this, in this condition, are a sight to behold!