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Buying SNES games - or any retro games - can be difficult, both off and online. Nintendo stopped producing games for the console over 10 years ago and many SNES games and consoles ended up lost and forgotten in lofts, garages, and spare rooms. You can often buy SNES games from jumble sales, garage sales, flea markets, etc. but it can be very hit and miss. It's certainly worth a try to see if you can buy used SNES games or a console in reasonable condition but if you're looking for anything in particular, especially rare SNES games and accessories, then you're going to need a huge amount of luck to find what you want.

SNES Games Stores

Most of the major games retailers no longer stock new and used SNES games and even when you do eventually find one that does, you can bet anything you like that they don't have the SNES games you're looking for! However there are a few specialist SNES games stores on the Internet to choose from. A quick Internet search for SNES Games Shop or Buy SNES Games will give you a good selection of sites to choose from.

But what should you look for when buying used SNES games off the Internet?

Good question!

Obviously the usual rules apply. It is recommended that you pay using a credit/debit card to take advantage of the additional security and insurance cover provided by the card issuer. If the SNES games store you're buying from offers Nochex or Paypal as a payment option, it is always worth using them as they provide yet another layer of cover for you as a buyer.

As with anything else, make sure you know what you're buying. Some games were released on two or three different games consoles and you should always make sure you are actually buying SNES games and not games for any other console. The easiest way to check is to only use sites that have a picture of each item. If you find a site that doesn't have a picture of all their used SNES games then you might be wise to e-mail or phone and ask for a picture first.

It's also important to make sure that the store is only selling original Nintendo game cartridges. Piracy was not such a problem for the SNES as it is with modern CD based systems but there are still some pirated carts out there. Any site that is happy to provide a picture of the item on sale and answer any questions you might have should be trust worthy.

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