Mass Effect prices. What is wrong with the world?

#1 Posted by mrcool11 (471 posts) -

   So, after picking up Mass Effect 2 for a measly $20 a few weeks ago, I realized that my main Xbox profile was not the one I'd used to play Mass Effect 1, so the whole character import thing (which I really don't want to play the game without, for some reason) is unavailable to me. However, the save files still remained, so all I needed to do was pop in ME1 again, and play the last few minutes of the game and then I could import that shit. Sadly, I'd packed away the game a few months ago, thinking I probably wouldnt play it after I moved.  
   Today, in an effort to get the first game, I realized that while ME2 is being sold for $20 all over the place, ME1 was being sold for $40 new. My only question: what the fuck? 
PS: Im not from Australia
#2 Posted by InfamousBIG (3246 posts) -

God hates you.

#3 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

I picked up ME1 a couple years back for only $10. There's always places with stupid high prices, just look around a little and you'll find a reasonable price.

#4 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Both Mass Effect 1 and 2 don't go for much more than 20 around here o.O  
Sucks to be where you're at, I guess

#5 Posted by ch13696 (4761 posts) -

It happens. Depends on where you were shopping also. When I first got Disgaea 3 used it was $17.99. I sold it along with all my other PS3 games. Now that I'm trying to get them back, I noticed it was $29.99 used.

#6 Posted by MattyFTM (14568 posts) -

I'm pretty sure you'll be able to pick it up super cheap used on ebay or somewhere similar.

#7 Posted by YetiAntics (1493 posts) -

Geez, where are you shopping? Toys R Us? 
the Platinum Hits edition of ME1 is $20 at Best Buy!

#8 Posted by crusader8463 (14441 posts) -

You didn't look hard enough.

#9 Posted by MikkaQ (10346 posts) -

I bought ME for 20 dollars months before 2 came out, so I'd look around more. Shop online or check out different games stores, you'll find something. 

#10 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1899 posts) -

Both games are $20 in Canada, that's a weird pricing disparity.

#11 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

Buy it off the net mate, the most I have seen either game go for is £15.

#12 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I think the more important question is why ME2 is only 20 buck. I'm pretty sure that a copy of Super Smash Bros. Melee will run you more than that.

#13 Posted by hanktherapper (396 posts) -

My guess is it has an old price label that never got replaced. ME1 has been selling for $20 for almost two years.

#14 Posted by xyzygy (10104 posts) -

Look harder, you'll find ME1 for cheap. 

#15 Edited by Tramalulz (6 posts) -

it depends on what version you want to buy.

Original (2007) sell for $50-70

Platinum Hits with the 'Bring Down The Sky' DLC (2009) sell for $20

Collectors Edition (2009) sell for $700+

#16 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -

Amazon that shit.

#17 Posted by Tramalulz (6 posts) -

the prices are the same on Amazon.

#18 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

Mass Effect 1 was better.

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