10+ years ago, I had a pretty amazing PS2 Video Game Haul.
I was in college and walked into a local GameStop and saw they were casting away their PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox games via an amazing, Buy 2 Get 2 Free sale. Epic PS2 haul incoming.
It was the age of the PS3 and Xbox 360, and these games were taking up valuable shelf space. The last-gen games needed to be purged.
I knew I had to grab these PS2 games for my collection.
There were tons of JRPGs I wanted to try, and if they were no longer available to be purchased used from GameStop, they would be nearly impossible to buy for a decent price off eBay.
What did I do?
I went around to 5 local GameStop’s and cleared them out. That’s what I did!
Being a lowly college-student, I spent more money than I had, so I knew some of these games were bought with the intention of resell. I lucked out and managed to grab an entire .hack collection; all 7 games of the original series, and all 3 games in the G.U. series. These games were a bit hard to part with. I had owned, played and loved the first game, .hack//INFECTION and wanted to play the rest of the series, but…selling these games basically funded every other game I purchased, selling the lot for somewhere in the $300-$400 range! .hack//Quarantine goes for $300+ itself right now!
This game haul lived in bins in different closets over the years. More recently, they lived in a storage unit. Unfortunately, my storage unit decided to more than double the rent for September 2021, so I promptly moved out. This left me with bins of games I haven’t looked at in over a year. I really don’t remember the games I have, so I thought it would be a nice project to jump in blind, unbox, catalog and value everything. I do so in the video on my YouTube channel, below.
I remembered I used to use software called Game Collector and found that it still exists! My old list lives on a PC I no longer own, but luckily they now have a web-based option, so I went with that. Game Connect, is pretty awesome. It allows you to add quite the bit of details; a few options include:
- Loose Disk/Complete In Box/New
- Purchase Date
- Purchas Price
- On Loan
You can view your collection in list form, cards, bookshelf view. It’s quite nice. My favorite part being the current game value. Game Connect pulls in historical values from PriceCharting.com, a site that takes recent & historical eBay sales. I love this app!
Give my video a watch and let me know what you think about the first box of my epic PS2 haul!
PS2 haul hunting was quite the different experience back then. Leave a comment about any garage sale or thrift store haul you’ve had. I have yet to find any epic deals that way, myself.
Want more PS2 content? Check out my Rule of Rose Review to find out if that rare, PlayStation 2 horror game is worth the price!