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    Let's start off the month with some 8-Bit SEGA goodness!



    King's Quest
    Alex Kidd in Miracle World
    Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
    Zillion II: The Triformation
    Spellcaster
    Aztec Adventure
    Quartet
    Penguin Land
    Ghostbusters
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
    Action Fighter
    Shooting Gallery
    Casino Games
    Hang On/Safari Hunt
    Monopoly (Mono Poly misprint version)
    Great Golf

    The total cost for this lot was $48, but there's 16 games so essentially $3 a pop. While some in there are only worth about that much (if that much) like great golf and Hang/On safari, the presence of a few midvalue games such as Quartet and Spellcaster I've been after, as well as more expensive games like the Alex Kidds and the surprisingly rare/valuable King's Quest port made this lot an incredible deal and a great way to expand on my tiny SEGA Master System collection.

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    Took some trade-in to Game Dude, which allowed me to pick this up for $3.

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    Pokemon Gold
    Super Mario Land
    Super Mario Land 2
    The Castlevania Adventure
    Dr. Mario
    Simpsons: Bart Vs The Juggernauts
    Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands!
    The Little Mermaid
    Tetris
    Tetris (double)
    Tetris Plus
    Battle Bull
    Alleyway
    WWF Something
    Game and Watch Gallery 2
    Spider-Man 2 (GBC)
    Croc 2 (GBC)
    Stuart Little (GBC)
    Tony Hawk (GBC)

    Total Price Paid - $27

    I don't think I even have to mention how infrequently a first or second-gen pokemon game is in a lot with this many games for under $30, let alone one including a nice selection of other good games.

    I've got roughly half of the games in this lot worth owning, so it'll be easy enough to flip the doubles and the rest.
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    I picked up this Turbografx set off of Craigslist last month for $140. Everything was dirty but no deep scratches or cracks or broken hinges. The guy made clear that the CD was not working. After searching the internet awhile I determined it was caused by a gear that becomes yellowed and brittle. Luckily a guy on Ebay is selling them fro $20 and I installed it this week and everything is working great. I ended up burning Some CD-r to test and play and so far really like Splash Lake. I may end up doing a region mod on it to get a 3.0 card to play the vast majority of the games I want to play, or get bored and sell it.

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    I picked up a loose Japanese copy of Dynamite Duke for the Sega Mega Drive, and this thing's seen better days. Apparently somebody filed down the sides of the cart so it would fit in a US Genesis. I still bought it, since I find it hard to pass up imports in the wild even though they look like hell. $4.99.

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    Did well this evening, got 3 sealed PS3 games for $100 (Tomb Raider, Lego Movie the game, and Wolfenstein the New Order.)

    Shame is I don't have a system yet, well in hand. Within 90sec of it hitting ebay 2 days ago I snapped up a brand new PS4 for $300 shipped, guy was short on tuition money, and better yet I had a $50 gift card so it was $250 out of pocket!

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    The double disc games were $5.99, the single disc games $2.99; from Salvation Army.

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    Some recent goodies so far



    - Crystalis ($10)
    - Ys Seven ($20)



    - Growlanser Generation ($20)



    - Lunar 2: Eternal Blue ($6)
    - Time Crisis 3 ($4)
    - Some training CD about selling stuff ;D (Free)



    - Cardcaptor Sakura Blu-ray collection w/ poster ($184.99 w/ NIS Coupons)



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    I got to the flea market this morning, and had such a great time of it I finally made another Flea Market Pick-Up video to go with it. Good times.



    Final pick-up score card...

    Sonic & Knuckles (GEN) $3
    Game Genie (GEN) $1
    Ace Comback (PS1) $1
    Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1) $1

    Guardian Bob Action Figure (Loose) $0.50
    AndrAIa Action Figure (Loose) $3

    The World of Darkness Core Rule Book $1
    Vampire the Requiem Core Rule Book $1
    Mummy the Resurrection Core Rule Book $1

    The Risen (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $1
    Buried Secrets (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $1
    Ends of Empire (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $1
    Guildbook: Artificers (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $1
    Guildbook: Sandmen (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $1
    Guildbook: Masquers (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $1
    Guildbook: Haunters (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $1
    Guildbook: Pardoners & Puppeteers (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $1
    Guildbook: Spooks & Oracles (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $1
    Wraith the Oblivion Player's Guild $0
    Sea of Shadows (Wraith the Oblivion Source Book) $0

    Also, here's a pic of some earlier game pick-ups not from Flea Markets



    METAL GEAR SOLID (PS1) $5 - Found at a local Goodwill. Immaculate condition. I'm actually currently playing it and will probably beat it this month. One of my better Goodwill finds I think.
    METAL GEAR SOLID VR MISSIONS (PS1) $9 - Got off Ebay. I was actually hoping to get a copy of Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence so I could have copies of the original MSX Metal Gear and Metal Gear: Solid Snake. But I couldn't find a copy for less then $15. So I held off. Got this instead. Decent condition.
    MEGA MAN 2 (NES) $15 - Got at the local GameXchange. I impluse bought it when I saw it for less then $20. I didn't have it, and I really needed it for my Mega Man collection. Still need MM1 and 3.
    FINAL FANTASY X-2 (PS2) $1 - Got at a local pawn shop. They had a dollar bin. I don't really care about FF, but for a dollar it could hurt to have it.
    RESIDENT EVIL CODE: VERONICA X (PS2) $1 - Same pawn shop dollar bin. I like Resident Evil, and though I have the game for the Dreamcast already. It was a whole buck.
    PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE MIRACLE MASK (3DS) $10 - Gamestop has this on sale for $10 right now. I figured it was worth $10. I'm playing it right now. I may beat it. I like puzzle games.
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    I've been trying to find any SEGA Master system controller for less than the $13-15ish they average so I could play a few genpad-incompatible games. Things ended up a little differently...



    $27

    2 SMS Normal Controllers

    2 Arcade Joysticks

    1 Light Phaser

    Both controllers and joysticks work perfectly, seller couldn't test the light phaser due to lack of non-HD TVs so it'll be a nice bonus if it works too.

    Regardless, now I can play those wonderful games in my collection that hate the genny pad without snipping a pin off of a genesis controller. Let's see, there's Alien Syndrome...er, okay port, but what about...Carmen Sandiegoh.......yeeeeah....oh right, Penguin Land! Penguin Land is a good game!

    I just spent $27 to play penguin land.

    SUCCESS!

    (Of course they'll work with other SMS games fine too, possibly lightgun games as well. Can probably resell one of each controller/joystick to make back some of the price.)

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    I actually found a SMS pad in a pile of random controllers a year or so ago at the flea market. I picked it up for a buck or two. So when I got my Power Base Adapter cart earlier in the summer I was all set!
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    Last time I posted I mentioned the 3 for $100 PS4 sealed games and that I had a PS4 in transit.

    That deal got super slick as a stock image with a line of text paid off. That PS4 I got for $250 (w/50 gift cart I put to it) was even better. It was a Costco(looks like it) new bundle where they pull off the Sony tape and put some of their own, only after tampering with things in a very nice way. They put this ghetto white sticker label with poor color blocky print out on the front that featured three games which threw me off. When I opened it I found retail sealed copies of Knack(wanted this), Killzone and NBA2K14 (both don't want so selling them) but still that's $170 in games thrown in along with a 3Mo Playstation Plus card too ($18 value.)

    I figure I'll get $50 back off those 2 sealed games in the end so I'll end up with a new PS4 for just $200. Can't beat that!

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    Thanks to crazy huge amount of built up Amazon credit and a small donation from my partner, I got a PS4 for $100 not including shipping.
    It is now sitting behind me, hardly touched, waiting for the next Dragon Age or Kingdom Hearts.
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    Went to the Flea Market again this morning. Not nearly as exciting as last week. Came back with just two games and nothing else...

    Castlevania - The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP) $6 - Picked this up if only because I know I'll want it some day. I don't current have a PSP. So it'll go up with my copy of Mega Man Powered Up which I've had for 2 years. Why are PSPs still 60+ bucks?!
    Phantasy Star Universe (PS2) $5 - I've had Phantasy Star Online on the brain lately. Apparently this game isn't the best in the franchise.


    And that's it. So ho-hum I didn't even take a photo. I passed on a copy of King of Fighters Collection The Orochi Saga (PS2) for $8 that I'm kicking myself over because complete copies go for $35 apparently. Balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Adventurer View Post
    And that's it. So ho-hum I didn't even take a photo. I passed on a copy of King of Fighters Collection The Orochi Saga (PS2) for $8 that I'm kicking myself over because complete copies go for $35 apparently. Balls.
    Don't. That game is garbage. It's a shit port done by a shit company.


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    Big buy for the month is a Pump It Up machine for $150. Didn't boot when I got it. Just needed a new stick of old memory which I had in my bin of random RAM sticks. Works perfect now.

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    ColecoVision Flashback $39.99 ToysrUs
    Yes I got one over a month early, even beat the preorder customers!

    Over at Atari Age is where I found out about these appearing early. A different ToysRUs had them on the shelf tagged at $39.99. I had tried to get a price match remembering seeing it some where for $29.99. The Sales Clerk could not find it at the ToysRUs website, nor show any of their authorized competitors. Then the cashier told me they could not ring it up due to not supposed to be out until October! My guess is for all the preorder customers to claim theirs? I stood my ground stating its on the shelf and I want to buy one now. I ended up paying $39.99 and with option of price adjustment later if competitor ad found. I was thrown off by the price at Atari Age which had a picture showing it at $29.99, Turns out at the other TRU, it was stocked above a CD Boombox price label!

    Ah well still happy to get it early, ooooh I am loving discovering Jumpman Jr again; one of my favorite games on the Commodore 64.

    Get yours while you can, ToyrUs is pulling these from the shelves until October 1st. That is if any left after the preorder customers gets theirs. Hope others get an early score, Good Luck!

    My preliminary review in the Portable Game Guide:
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    I wonder how many other controllers will work in the ColecoVision Flashback?

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    Here are my purchases for August:


    Final Fantasy VII OST (Used, Complete) - Trade

    Pokemon SoulSilver (Used, Case and cart only) - $15.00

    Both of these finds were from Craigslist. For the FFVII OST, I traded my copy of the FFX OST to the seller.




    Rayman Legends (New) - $10.00

    Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (Used, Complete) - $8.99

    Rayman was from one of Target Canada's game sales. VP2 was found in my local Value Village.




    Pokemon Season 1 Box Set 2 (New) - $24.99

    Sailor Moon S.H. Figuarts (New) - $49.99




    Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition (New) - $139.99

    Tales of Xillia 2 Prima Guide (New) - $37.60

    I pre-ordered the CE at EB Games the first day it was put up. And it a good thing I did too, because my local store only got one copy allocated to it. I saw the guide sitting at the cash when I picked up the CE, so I bought it as well. The employee was nice enough to give me the "Day One" 20% discount on it, even though that discount only applies when purchasing the regular edition of the game and guide together.




    Donkey Kong Country Returns (Used, Complete) - $15.74

    Puppeteer (Used) - $26.99

    Kirby Mass Attack (Used) - 16.19

    EB Games sent me a "20% off one used game" coupon as thanks for buying ToX2 from them. I also received a "buy one used game and get a second for 40% off" coupon for my birthday, so I used them to get a few gifts for myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SEGA_Queen View Post
    Here are my purchases for August:
    Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition (New) - $139.99

    Tales of Xillia 2 Prima Guide (New) - $37.60

    I pre-ordered the CE at EB Games the first day it was put up. And it a good thing I did too, because my local store only got one copy allocated to it. I saw the guide sitting at the cash when I picked up the CE, so I bought it as well. The employee was nice enough to give me the "Day One" 20% discount on it, even though that discount only applies when purchasing the regular edition of the game and guide together.



    EB Games sent me a "20% off one used game" coupon as thanks for buying ToX2 from them. I also received a "buy one used game and get a second for 40% off" coupon for my birthday, so I used them to get a few gifts for myself.
    What the deuce? I didn't receive any such coupon and I pre-ordered and picked up that same bundle along with the super fancy guide.

    Was your copy really $139.99 or $129.99?

    I've been slacking this month on posting in this thread but I haven't really found anything noteworthy IMO beyond some pre-order pick ups and the occasional cheap PS3 game. I did find The King of Fighters XII at Gamestop for $10 the same day I picked up my ToX2. Other than that I picked up Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright for 3DS, Akiba's Trip and Mugen Souls Z on PS3, and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace on Vita.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashback2012 View Post
    What the deuce? I didn't receive any such coupon and I pre-ordered and picked up that same bundle along with the super fancy guide.

    Was your copy really $139.99 or $129.99?
    The answer to both your question is that I am Canadian. So thanks to the weak dollar, we got a $10 price hike on the ToX2 CE. As for your question about the coupon, it was exclusively for Platinum Edge card members.

    I'm not sure of GameStop in the US was offering the same promo. But since the membership card programs are completely different from each other, I assume the answer is no.

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