When You Buy A Used Game,Do You Care If The Manual Is With It Or Not?

Jul 2009
1,849
California
x2 said:
That is exactly how I am too, Snatcher. Although if I had to choose, I'd take the original cover art over a manual.
Definitely. I really hate the generic cases gamestop has and will not buy it unless it's a last resort or under $3. and even then I pull them out and toss 'em :lol

Although I do like the weight the manual gives, and you could always print out a cover. Although, what are the odds of getting a case with a manual but no cover art. :-X
 
Jul 2009
1,849
California
For me I think it's 'cause carts can take more damage, they usually came in a cardboard box anyway so chances are the box would get wrecked before the game would. Only cardboard case I still have is my Double Dragon Advance game and I only got that like last year.

As for discs, they're discs. They're pretty fragile and without the case and manual, it just doesn't feel like a game to me :p
 

Grindspine

Forum Staff
Jun 2004
3,210
Indiana
I generally prefer to get games in as good of condition as is possible including package and instructions. If I ever choose to sell said game, it will hold more value that way.
 

Mai Valentine

Forum Staff
Jun 2004
10,541
Georgia
I prefer to get used games with the original box and the manual, but usually only on the newer gen systems. On NES, SNES, N64 stuff I don't care as much.
 

creepindeth04

Forum Staff
Oct 2004
8,545
Los Angeles, CA
I'm a collector, so it definitely matters to me. If I can't find a copy with the original box and manual, I'll settle for just the game, but I'll still continue my search to see if I can find one complete.