Author Topic: Do You Buy Or Keep Cartridge Games With Torn Stickers But Still Play Fine?  (Read 6501 times)

I'll usually skip them in favor of waiting to find another one in better condition, unless it's a really good price for a game I'm desperate to play.

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I personally don't mind a torn label or a cartridge with some discoloration. However, it doesn't make it worth as much to a collector.


Nowadays, no. Not wasting the money or effort if it's not going to stay in my collection.


Depends. I have a couple that bother me, like Dracula X for SNES with a torn label.  On the other hand, I have plenty of 2600 cartridges with crap labels, but I don’t mind them. It adds character.
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A lot of games were owned by children, so they can get a bit ruffed up before it's all said and done.

For me, at this point in my life I'm more of a collector than a gamer. So I would need all my game labels to be perfectly intact!

I do have several games in my collection with torn labels and/or dirty carts, a few with names written on the plastic (or even worse, the sticker itself). Even have two with a name actually carved into the plastic. I'll take them until I can trade them out for cleaner copies.


Re: Do You Buy Or Keep Cartridge Games With Torn Stickers But Still Play Fine?
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2019, 12:13:39 am »
All depends on the game for me. If its a used sports title that I know I'll have a different one the following year I don't care as much. I'm also pretty picky when it comes to second hand stores, especially GameStop. I'll ask for a better case or I'll swap it with a nicer once from a game I don't care as much about.