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So I've basically given up on trying to find a physical copy of VIII for 3DS. Less than an hour ago I happened upon this amazon page:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017WJYX3Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3ODHND3J0WMC8&psc=1
Is this a good alternative to buying a physical copy? How do I use this after purchasing? Has anyone here bought this?

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It's an activation code to get the digitally. You will need to put the code into the 3ds's eshop and that's it.

I would just get it directly on the eshop tbh, it'll be a faster process.

I think getting it digitally / this way is a good alternative to a physical cart if you don't mind not having it physically for collection purposes. It will probably be cheaper than a physical copy nowadays.

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I had no idea the price of this game had gone up so much. 🤯

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You'd have to be VERY lucky to find it at a store now. 😕

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On 7/20/2021 at 9:23 PM, GrandAlchemist said:

I had no idea the price of this game had gone up so much. 🤯

Neither did I!

 

Glad I got mine when it was new!

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On 7/20/2021 at 8:32 PM, DragonQuest2IsGood said:

So I've basically given up on trying to find a physical copy of VIII for 3DS. Less than an hour ago I happened upon this amazon page:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017WJYX3Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3ODHND3J0WMC8&psc=1
Is this a good alternative to buying a physical copy? How do I use this after purchasing? Has anyone here bought this?

Really surprised at the price increase for this game.  I assumed it had a fairly substantial print run and most 3ds titles have held pretty steady in pricing outside of really niche releases (corpse party etc). This is coming from a perspective on PAL releases however release numbers are usually way higher in the NA region. Just had a look over average ebay price as well, clearing $150 AUD on average, rough as hey, hope you manage to snap it up in the wild somewhere. 

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Pandemic hoarding and price gouging with virtually everything paired with rising popularity of Dragon Quest mostly led to the price spikes. Apparently VHS tapes are also getting notably gouged.

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On 8/13/2021 at 5:32 PM, Fates said:

Pandemic hoarding and price gouging with virtually everything paired with rising popularity of Dragon Quest mostly led to the price spikes. Apparently VHS tapes are also getting notably gouged.

So I guess all those articles saying your old Disney VHS tapes can send your kids to college can retroactively claim they were right.

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Maybe, I just learned a japanese Pokemon card I bought on Mercari for like 75cents (but 5$ with shipping) is now going for 200+ in PSA7-8, and 150 ungraded lol

Sucks though because a lot of stuff is just outright gone in seconds and marked up to hell. I mean in Pokemon cards I'd say the scalpers have effectively become part of the whole supply chain, inserting themselves between retailer > consumer.

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