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Hey all,

Wondering if you can fill me in on why the BG: C&C War Chest is so pricey? A couple years back I happened across one at Target on a clearance rack for $10. Since I had played the original C&C back when I was a kid, I figured I'd grab it for my nephew and stick it in a closet till he got a bit older.

So, I pull it out yesterday and find out that people are listing it on Amazon for close to $200.

What in the world happened to make it worth so much?

Thanks!
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My guess...nostalgia for the older game, plus relatively limited release/publication of this version. It's now OOP and hard/impossible to find in stores.
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Hunter Shelburne
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What happened is scarcity. If you go down those same aisles now, you don't see copies of it, anywhere. Its hard to find now.
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Gary Pressler
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Heh. That makes it very tempting to sell. However, I always wanted C&C as a kid, and never got it. I can't deprive my future children of such joys. =)

Actually... I wonder if I have two sets... or maybe it's just a couple expansions... hmmm....
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This is the one time i've ever experienced that a game is cheaper in the UK than it is in the US

And even though i'm 22, i'm bloody tempted to buy it for the pure fun of it!
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Don't forget asking prices on Amazon don't equal prices that people are willing to pay for it. There are quite a few out of print games where people ask very high prices on Amazon

It has gone up a bit, but you can buy it on Amazon or here for much more reasonable prices.
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William Bertram
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Yeah, I'd have to agree. Looked at the descritpion of this game and thought "PERFECT!!". Would have been great for my son and I. But to pay $150 - $200 for a game that was once on salt at Target for $10.00? Not happening.
 
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There's a buy-it-now on ebay for $50 right now.
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i got today a full starter set for only 20 euro, but as it came today the box was lager 1/2 bigger than the us box. even the expansion that cost only 10 euro.
 
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