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Old 25 December 2002, 07:57   #1
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Dreamcast price in USA

Anyone has any idea of how easy would be to find a NEW Dreamcast in USA? And how much would cost?

I once heard DCs are being sold theere for US$50 .

I friend of mine is going to the USA, and I want to buy one of those cheap video-games. I know the PSone is costing US$ 50 and it's easy to find, and that would be an option, but I really want a Dreamcast.

Oh, and anyone has any idea if I would have trouble to make an american Dreamcast to work here in Brazil?
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Old 25 December 2002, 10:02   #2
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The dreamcast was being unloaded for $50 last year, finding anything dreamcast related in stores now is VERY hard (impossible to find the console itself).

Used equipment can be found on ebay, or maybe at www.babbages.com
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Old 25 December 2002, 15:50   #3
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Well, I can live with an used DC... thing is I don't want to buy in online stores because I would have to pay shipment and all, and this would make the thing more expensive.

As I have someone who's going to the USA, I just thought about him getting one for me.

Someone in other forum told me about this gamestop stores too. Are they any easy to find?
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Old 25 December 2002, 19:25   #4
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Just about every store or pawnshop that sells used video game equipment sells a Dreamcast. They usually run for about $40 with controllers.
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Old 25 December 2002, 22:29   #5
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I've been searching, and the cheapest 2nd hand Dreamcast I saw in USA stores costed 60 US$ . Which still is a lot cheaper than what I can get here. (An used DC will usually go for something like 100 US$)

Well, whatever... I already told the guy some places where he can find one, let's see if he's going to take the time to but it for me

Thx for the help, guys .
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Old 26 December 2002, 00:21   #6
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We told you at the Shmups forum... Gamestop, EB or Funcoland will do. I repeat myself: watch out for its condition. Stuff over there uses to be pretty well beaten up :P

Remember to take into account, in your final price, the price of the mod chip installation.
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Old 26 December 2002, 01:08   #7
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But it was exactly at Gamestop I saw, and it's exactly where I told him to go, I even got the adresses The guy is going to Orlando, and it seems like there's no Funcoland in Orlando.

Why do I need to mod my dreamcast? From what I know, there's this boot disk that let me boot any CDR.
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Well SEGA made the last batch different so you have to change the setup to get cdr's to boot.. but it can still be done. I must have 200 dc games on cdr for that system, its very fun to play.
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Old 26 December 2002, 01:52   #9
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Mee wants a DC tooo!!!!! It is retrogaming now
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Old 26 December 2002, 02:54   #10
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Where in the United States is he going?

New York is different that LA is different than Chicago is different than Dallas is different than Atlanta is different than Phoenix is different than... Well, you get the point. Where inthe USA is Carmen Sandiego?
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He's going to Orlando.

Goddamn, I didn't know about this CDR thing... now I have to hope he's lucky enough to get an older one
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You don't need to mod your Dreamcast.

True there are newer models that won't taked burned discs, but they are extremely rare. (I think manufactured after October 2000 doesn't work, but the only "known" version that doesn't is the Sakura Wars special edition. Good luck finding one of those!)

The only thing you really need to worry about is your cd-burner, since over 50% of the cd-burners on the market cannot burn most bootable Dreamcast images.
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Well, that's not a problem, I believe.

I have this friend, he has something like 300+ games of Dreamcast.. ALL in CDrs, and he's going to be my main source for games. So, he probably knows his way around
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Why do I need to mod my dreamcast?
To play import games, you bloody pirate
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Now THAT'S a reason to mod it . No way I will have a DC and not try Ikaruga
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the dreamcast was brilliant, lovely Shenmue 1 + 2, Skies of Arcadia and so much more!
 
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Was?
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And Shenmue is awful
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Old 28 December 2002, 21:14   #18
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From what I have geekily read and played, I think the Dreamcast has the highest percentagee of high quality games I have ever seen on any system. Even more so than the Atari Jaguar.

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From what I have geekily read and played, I think the Dreamcast has the highest percentagee of high quality games I have ever seen on any system. Even more so than the Atari Jaguar.

Did the Jaguar have any good games at all?

There are quite a few good games for the DC and a few stinkers.
Anybody want to compare DC games lists let me know maybe we can trade a few.
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Old 29 December 2002, 00:48   #20
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Was?
IS!
I say "was" because sega has stopped all dreamcast production, I still play on my dreamcast, and also my saturn for that matter
 
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