Where to find a new Sega Saturn?

#1 Posted by RimacBugatti (1170 posts) -

Just wondering if anybody knew where I would be able to find a new Sega Saturn? I do intend on playing but I still want to buy it new. I have never been able to buy used electronics. A little OCD of mine.

#2 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

If you do find one... it's probably going to go for a ridiculous price (anywhere above $500 I would assume).

sealed retro items are extremely and unreasonably expensive.

#3 Edited by Starshine_M2A2 (4057 posts) -

If I had an unopened mint retro console, I'd never part with it for any price.

On the other hand, I'd happily pay for a new Dreamcast well into the thousands.

#4 Posted by david61983 (141 posts) -

You might find one on eBay occasionally but it will probably cost upwards of a grand. You'd be much better off buying a used one.

#5 Edited by achilles614 (4833 posts) -

It's either going to be extremely expensive or a reseal, either way not really worth it unless you're trying to go for a CiB collection of Sega stuff.

#6 Edited by Renegade_Fury (16944 posts) -

You're not going to find a new Saturn for a sane price online. I would just buy a refurbished one, and then clean it thoroughly.

#7 Posted by JuanGrande386 (1109 posts) -

Yeah if you want to actually play the thing than a new one would be waaaaaaay more than you need to spend. I got a working one from a Goodwill for $10! Had to order a video cable from ebay and now im good.

#8 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

I think to get a new one, you may need one of these ------->

#9 Posted by RimacBugatti (1170 posts) -

Thanks everybody! I had only found the Japanese models new and the others were used. All of my consoles stay in mint condition as I have no pets or kids. So even though they are used they stay looking new. I will see if I can find one in good condition. Yeah I may need a time machine for sure. I wasn't into playing games back then but I wish I had been.

#10 Posted by Gannon27 (98 posts) -

Hi Starshine. My brother has a mint condition dreamcast in an unopened box. He had just about every game available on the DC, he played it that much that he was afraid that he would burn the first one out. I have tried to buy it off him many times but he won't budge. :)

#11 Posted by Pffrbt (6355 posts) -

If I had an unopened mint retro console, I'd never part with it for any price.

What would be the point of having it if you aren't going to use it and you aren't going to sell it.

"On the other hand, I'd happily pay for a new Dreamcast well into the thousands."

That's kind of wasteful. It's a dead console where most of the good games it had are already available on other consoles.

#12 Edited by Starshine_M2A2 (4057 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

@Starshine_M2A2 said:

If I had an unopened mint retro console, I'd never part with it for any price.

What would be the point of having it if you aren't going to use it and you aren't going to sell it.

"On the other hand, I'd happily pay for a new Dreamcast well into the thousands."

That's kind of wasteful. It's a dead console where most of the good games it had are already available on other consoles.

It's about ownership. The simple fact that you have it and very few others do. That in itself is worth far more than something as common as money.

#13 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6178 posts) -

depends, does it have to be a sega Saturn? Or just play those games? if the latter, there either are or will soom come a sort of legacy console, that accepts a fairly wide range of cardridges, can not remember if Saturn was one of those + you would have the advantage of modern conntction types to your tv. Win Win.

#14 Edited by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

@Starshine_M2A2 said:

If I had an unopened mint retro console, I'd never part with it for any price.

What would be the point of having it if you aren't going to use it and you aren't going to sell it.

"On the other hand, I'd happily pay for a new Dreamcast well into the thousands."

That's kind of wasteful. It's a dead console where most of the good games it had are already available on other consoles.

not necessarily a dead console. Pier Solar and NEO XYX are releasing for Dreamcast this year. Sturmwind released for it last year along with Gunlord.

#15 Posted by Pffrbt (6355 posts) -

It's about ownership. The simple fact that you have it and very few others do. That in itself is worth far more than something as common as money.

So it's having a false sense of superiority over other people because you spent over a thousand dollars on a dead console you're neither going to use nor sell, rendering it a worthless hunk of plastic. Sorry, but I don't see the point or see how that's worth more than having that money to spend on something worthwhile.

#16 Posted by RimacBugatti (1170 posts) -

If I have the console I will play it. I want to play the games on the console just to have that feel of playing games in those days. Like when I play the Dreamcast it reminds me of those times when gaming was really starting to expand. Plus I like the look of the Sega Saturn to be honest. I know I have to play the Dreamcast from time to time because when it sat for years when I went to play it the controller didn't work immediately but after pressing the buttons a few times it began to work like new. The Dreamcast also has games that can't be found anywhere else. It was a system well worth the money spent.

#17 Edited by Starshine_M2A2 (4057 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

@Starshine_M2A2 said:

It's about ownership. The simple fact that you have it and very few others do. That in itself is worth far more than something as common as money.

So it's having a false sense of superiority over other people because you spent over a thousand dollars on a dead console you're neither going to use nor sell, rendering it a worthless hunk of plastic. Sorry, but I don't see the point or see how that's worth more than having that money to spend on something worthwhile.

So I assume you don't believe in the concept of Museums, the preservation of history, and basic sentimental value?. And that the Louvre should sell the Mona Lisa to the lowest bidder just to make a quick buck.

#18 Posted by Randolph (10344 posts) -
#19 Edited by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

imagine not understanding the concept of collecting.

#20 Posted by Pffrbt (6355 posts) -

So I assume you don't believe in the concept of Museums, the preservation of history, and basic sentimental value?. And that the Louvre should sell the Mona Lisa to the lowest bidder just to make a quick buck.

There's a difference between preserving history and culture in a museum and hoarding things in your closet. And no, I don't place sentimental value on things that have no actual sentimental value.

#21 Edited by Starshine_M2A2 (4057 posts) -

@Pffrbt: One console is hardly hoarding.

And I wouldn't keep it in my closet. It would be behind bullet proof glass in on it's own podium. So when Armageddon does arrive and the world is a charred husk, devoid of life - the only thing that will be left is my Dreamcast. It will then be found by future civilsations who will study it and be able to know how we lived. Thus contributing to the great circle of life.

Finally, when I'm reincarnated thousands of years later, I'll think to myself; " Wow, I'm glad I didn't listen to that fool without a soul and flog this immortal piece of history for meer chunks of metal!"

#22 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

holy crap Pffrbt, you've got to be a major buzzkill to hang out with man...

#23 Posted by RimacBugatti (1170 posts) -

@Starshine_M2A2: That was good! Well I'm hoarding 6 consoles and a PC. Why would we work if we weren't going to spend our money right. Dreamcast in my opinion is by far one of the ultimate consoles.