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Why is Heart Gold so expensive?

#1SilentShiroPosted 1/14/2013 12:21:38 PM
I try to have two of every game so I have one with all my meta-game junk and one to replay over and over in case I get bored, but unfortunately all I can find is Soul Silver (which I already own) everywhere, and Heart Gold is like 70+ dollars on amazon while SoulSilver is still the normal price.

What gives?
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#2MrKennedy320Posted 1/14/2013 3:03:44 PM
Toys R Us online has HG brand new for 39.00.
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#3TeremeiPosted 1/14/2013 3:14:32 PM
I'm guessing Nintendo made the same amount of copies of each game, and heartgold sold better so ofcourse there are very few new copies left.
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#4ExiledfmrealityPosted 1/15/2013 6:29:35 PM
Just keep watching Amazon.com. When it's in stock and "sold by and shipped" from Amazon.com itself, the price will be $39.99.

Or you can try J&R, which I think still has it in stock for $40.
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#5CalebtinePosted 1/15/2013 10:32:48 PM
Yeah, I tried every big name retailer I could think of and they were sold out. I checked Amazon last night and the user MOST WANTED had it for 44 bucks brand new. I ordered one and they must have more because it is still available from them but it's now 49.

I emailed the seller to ensure it was factory sealed and with the walker. They said it was.

Apparetly, HG was discontinued, though I don't know if SS is also discontinued. There is an abundance of Silver here locally where I live, but no Gold anywhere.
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#6ExiledfmrealityPosted 1/15/2013 10:56:02 PM
hope you had Prime, and that it was fulfilled by Amazon, or at least paid no shipping. Since Amazon is charging sales tax for CA users, having to pay shipping is just a double slap.

I was wrong about J&R having HG. They have just SS in stock.

MrKennedy320 is right. TRU has it in stock online, and free ship to store, if you live close enough to one.
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#7TeremeiPosted 1/15/2013 11:05:58 PM
I drove 24 miles to get my copy at the closest TRU that had one in stock. Someone in another one of my posts said Silver sold better. So it might be a case of Nintendo pressing more copies of Silver bc it was selling more, and all the copies you see in the store now are the left over copies from Nintendo printing just a slight bit too many.
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