View Poll Results: Where do you get most of your stuff from?

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  • E-Bay

    61 35.67%
  • Second-hand stores

    62 36.26%
  • Private/garage sales

    20 11.70%
  • Other

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    Default Where do you get most of your stuff from?

    I heavily rely on second-hand stores. We have a chain in Australia known as Cash Converters....they are my lifeline! :P

    So where do you get the bulk of your stuff from?

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    Since I am not a collector, I get most of my stuff retail.
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    I get most of my stuff from ebay, but some items from private sales too..

    I was wondering, what exactly is a thrift store? I know what a pawnshop and garage sales are, but I cant figure out thrift store.

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    For me, it's definitely garage sales.

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    Flea Market's and Pawn shops.
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    You do know that cash converters is'nt an Austrilla on;y chain.. I have 2 of them near me in the US
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biohazard
    I get most of my stuff from ebay, but some items from private sales too..

    I was wondering, what exactly is a thrift store? I know what a pawnshop and garage sales are, but I cant figure out thrift store.
    Thrift stores (also known as resale shops) are stores that are usually run by charities (Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc...) where people donate unwanted items to receive a tax deduction (or, sometimes not...) and then these stores resell them at usually reduced prices. These have been a goldmine for me!
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    CGE. I save up for a long time nad that's how I spend so much at CGE.
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    Most of my finds are from flea markets which luckily for me have included some of my rarest finds(Music Machine and Death Trap for the 2600)...second would be Ebay where I pick up mostly boxed games since they are hard to find in the wild. Third are thrift stores which are hit and miss. I have yet to find anything of significance at a garage sale

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    I haven't had much luck with thrift stores and flea markets around me so I'm stuck with ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioAllStar2600
    CGE. I save up for a long time nad that's how I spend so much at CGE.
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    Yard. Sale. Whore.

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    It depends..
    I find a lot of stuff at Flea Markets and Garage sales..mostly Vintage systems and games..

    I buy all my new system games retail from stores like EB/Gamestop.

    I buy stuff off Ebay that I can't find no where else like ...rarities/Neo Geo AES and MVS carts.
    I always have at least 1 bid on some MVS cart auction at all times.

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    Most of my stuff has come from eBay. Without eBay my PC Engine collection wouldnt exist!

    There was a time when getting NES stuff was as simple as walking to Funcoland, but ever since Gamestop swallowed them, I cant find anything 8 bit at all! I went to three Gamestops here in NYC, two of which were converted Funco's, and two of em carried NO cart stuff other than N64 and GBA. One other had Genny and SNES, but no 8 bit stuff. Truly was sad. End of an era...
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    Thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets around here all suck, and never ever offer games.

    The only pawn shops around are in the scary section of Cleveland with the bars on the windows and bullet holes in the doors.

    I get almost everything I buy from either EBay or Funco/Gamestop/EB.

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    Yea, cash convertors is pretty much the only good pawn chain in australia. One time i went there and they had a hoooge stack of games for $5.00 each (australian). Good games too and very few sports games, but i only had $10 on me.
    I got 2 games, when i went back the next day to get more they were all gone
    I suspect the used game store down the street bought most of them, seeing as how they sell theirs for $10 each.

    Since that fateful day ive gotten most of my stuff off ebay.au

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    I get most my stuff retail but as of late I've been obtaining stuff here and there via the Salvation Army store in my town and ebay.
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    Ebay or neo-geo.com for my MVS and CPS2 stuff.

    Best Buy or Gamestop for the new releases.

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    Game Stop right now, buty I've almost cleaned them out so I'll have to start going to eBay soon. I also need to get to the Mall and TRU soon.

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    The brunt of my games has come from EB and Gamestop. I have used eBay quite a few times, each encounter with damned good results.
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