is this game console worth the price?

#1. Post Posted: 04-03-2019, 04:37 AM
can anyone tell me if a used sega saturn just the console with a phantom universal modchip preinstalled is worth 250$ us i wanna buy one but not sure if the price is decent or to high

its an ntsc usa console with a mod chip

just wanna know if 250 is a decent price to pay for a saturn with a mod chip

for those who may ask why i dont just mod my own console myself i have severe shaky hands when it comes to things like this so solder is out of the question seeing as how my hands shake very bad
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#2. Post Posted: 04-03-2019, 05:49 AM
Hell no. I paid $20 for a mod chip, and every Saturn I have was $40. Also, the only soldering I had to do was almost optional, soldering a power line to one of the 5V pins on a power connector. Everything else was handled by the ribbon cable connections. Also, with a Pseudo Saturn cartridge (typically $20 or so, re-flashed Action Replay cart), you don't need a mod chip.

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#3. Post Posted: 04-03-2019, 06:10 AM
Nope, 250$ is way,way to overpriced.

I rememner people sell them for araund 150$ tops, few years ago back on TIZ ,and that was with all sort of goodies included.
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#4. Post Posted: 04-03-2019, 07:04 AM
Ouch, $250 seems a lot to me too.
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#5. Post Posted: 04-03-2019, 08:08 AM
Yes, 250 quids it's waaaay too much.
You are better off buying a Saturn by itself and self mods, or using soft mod like a 4-in-1 Action Replay or PseudoSaturn, as mentioned by @MisterXiado.
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#6. Post Posted: 04-04-2019, 12:22 AM
(04-03-2019, 05:49 AM)MisterXiado Wrote: Hell no. I paid $20 for a mod chip, and every Saturn I have was $40. Also, the only soldering I had to do was almost optional, soldering a power line to one of the 5V pins on a power connector. Everything else was handled by the ribbon cable connections. Also, with a Pseudo Saturn cartridge (typically $20 or so, re-flashed Action Replay cart), you don't need a mod chip.

I prefer the Pseudo Saturn cart over the Phantom chip. With the chip you will still need a region mod for games from other countries. At least that's what I've read.
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#7. Post Posted: 04-04-2019, 05:41 AM
(04-04-2019, 12:22 AM)CMR779 Wrote: I prefer the Pseudo Saturn cart over the Phantom chip. With the chip you will still need a region mod for games from other countries. At least that's what I've read.
I use the Action Replay cart for saving, RAM, and for region-breaking not only games, but for my MPEG card as well. Well, I say use in the present tense, but I haven't used my Saturns in at least five years, if memory serves. There's also a tool called SATCONV, a Saturn region patching tool, that allows you to change the region code for a disc image, in case you don't have an Action Replay or a super-fancy mod chip.

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#8. Post Posted: 04-04-2019, 01:04 PM
Yea $250 is way too much. If saturns are going for that much I can go to my local store, clean them out and make a ton of money. They sell fully modded saturns for 100.
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#9. Post Posted: 06-15-2019, 12:56 PM
a working saturn runs around 60 with cords and controllers .so i wouldn't go more than 75-90 dollars on a chipped console only and that also depends on the model .1st gen sucked for reliability .
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