LIMA — Mega Replay, a business that buys, sells and trades retro and current gaming systems, games and other electronics has recently opened in Lima, becoming the first location in Ohio, according to regional manager Phillip Shoaff.
In 1994, John Chesny opened Disc Replay, the original store, in the Chicago area. Twenty-four years later, there is a total of 40 Disc Replay, Mega Replay and Disc Traders locations throughout Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio.
Chesny believed Ohio, specifically Lima, would be a great place to branch out as it would be a good market for the business.
“It seems like there’s not a lot of stores like this here, so we are excited to come in and have a store where people can sell their stuff and where people who are interested in it can buy it,” said Shoaff.
The new Lima location at 912 N. Cable Road has an inventory of over 1,000 DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, video game systems and games as far back as the Atari and as current as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Customers can also purchase used game accessories, smart watches, phones, tablets, backpacks, purses, posters, laptops, Bluetooth speakers, Amazon Echo, Funko Pop figures, Plush toys, the Google Home, streaming devices like the Apple TV and the Amazon Fire TV Stick and new board games.
The store pays cash or 30 percent more store credit for iPads, iPods, iPhones, tablets, headsets, HD monitors, most smart phones, MacBooks & Macs and Laptops with Windows 7 or later and graphing calculators.
The store also buys the PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, Atari, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Sega Master System, Wii, Wii-U Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, Xbox 360, Xbox One and more.
“A lot of times people have stuff just lying around that they are not playing with anymore and it could be a brand new home for someone else,” said Shoaff. “We are happy to be a place where people can come in and find things. It’s awesome to see people look at the older gaming stuff and hear them talk about how they had played certain games as a kid.”
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