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    I know we don't really post finds anymore, and/or we just don't get good scores anymore, but I got this for free from a neighborhood buy/sell facebook group and thought it was worth sharing.

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    edit: never owned a 360 before, so I don't know what model this is or anything, but it clearly has a HDD and wireless adapter, and has a Gamestop remanufactured sticker, so I guess it is one of the crummy first ones. Not that I'm complaining for free! edit 2: a little checking and it looks like this is a Jasper. I gather these are more reliable (out of the fats, anyway), so I wonder why it needed refurbing.
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    Last year was still good for me, I had the possibility to save some games (I usually resell my finds because of money constraints) for my collection that once was really impressive for yesterday and today's standards.

    This year I hope I can still have some good finds, so far:

    Nostalgia NDS NIB 14 usd
    Final Fantasy CC Echoes of Time NIB 14usd
    Zelda Phantom CIB 9 usd
    Castlevania OoE NIB 14 usd
    Blue Dragon Plus NDS NIB 14 usd
    Lufia Curse of the Sinistrals NIB 14 usd
    Fossil Fighters Champions NIB 9 usd
    Zelda Links Awakening PC GB Cart Only 12 usd
    Zelda Links Awakening DX GBC Cart Only 12 usd
    Ridge Racer 64 Cart only 2 usd
    Soul Hackers 3DS NIB 32 usd
    Animal Crossing GC CIB 12 usd
    Harvest Moon 2 GBC Cart Only 12 usd
    FF Tactics PSP 1st Edition NIB 9 usd
    Shining in the Darkness CB 8 usd



    So far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelius View Post
    I know we don't really post finds anymore, and/or we just don't get good scores anymore, but I got this for free from a neighborhood buy/sell facebook group and thought it was worth sharing.

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    edit: never owned a 360 before, so I don't know what model this is or anything, but it clearly has a HDD and wireless adapter, and has a Gamestop remanufactured sticker, so I guess it is one of the crummy first ones. Not that I'm complaining for free! edit 2: a little checking and it looks like this is a Jasper. I gather these are more reliable (out of the fats, anyway), so I wonder why it needed refurbing.
    Free is always a sweet find. It could be a load of different issues with a 360 needing a refurb. I've seen quite a few with an ethernet port error in the later fat models, but who knows. Good get either way!

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    I came across an indie game store I wasn't aware of before, and bought a loose copy of Challenge of Nexar for the Atari 2600 for $16.95. And it's really sad that it's been a month and a half since the beginning of the year and there's only two other posts of finds. It's also a bit disturbing that this thread hasn't been made a sticky, meaning that nobody's behind the wheel of this site anymore.

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    It's easier for me to upload pictures to tweeter than in the forum, that's why I don't post too often here. The last 2 weeks:

    50 usd lot:

    CIB Ghostbusters Genesis
    CIB Wardner Genesis
    Box + Cart Mutant League Football Genesis
    CIB Hellfire Genesis


    NIB Devil Survivor 2 record breaker 3ds 25 usd
    Zelda Spirit tracks cart only: 10 usd
    Box + Cart Shadow Dancer genesis : 12 usd
    Box + Cart Dick Tracy Genesis : 12 usd
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    Picked up a few cheapies, as I'm cleaning up on the stuff I'm interested in on PS3 and 360 while they're super cheap.

    PS3:
    Under Night: In-Birth (PS3)-$17

    360:
    Trials HD/Limbo/Splosion Man compilation disc-$5
    Namco Museum Virtual Arcade-$18
    Capcom Digital Collection-Free

    Grabbing a lot of former download only games that got disc runs, as there are a lot of 2D games that are more my style. That Namco Museum, aside from having Baraduke, has Galaga Legions among other former Live Arcade/PSN exclusives. Enjoying Limbo so far.

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    The return of prized findings, and wondrous treasures continue into 2017!

    I picked up a couple of goodies in the last few months, might start making room for extra space in the next couple of weeks ^_^



    - Final Fantasy XV "Ultimate Collector's Edition" (Finally got it after being on the Waitlist for nearly a year )



    - Nintendo Switch (Picked up at Best Buy; I went to retrieve the system in the late afternoon, and one of the associates mentioned to me that it was good timing to stop in considering how crowded the store was during the early hours with a lot of angry people who could not get their hands on one since there were no more in stock at that time



    - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Master Edition" w/ Zelda theme accessories (Got the Master Edition via Gamestop online during the early hours of the reveal before they vanished a few odd hours later; brought the accessories a day later after the game was released)



    - Nier: Automata "Black Box Edition" (This one was something I kept an eye out for when the game was first revealed a few years back; quite excited to finally have it )

    That's all for now!


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    I stopped at the local Family Video to rent a movie and came out with six DS games for a total of $42:

    -Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
    -Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7
    -Lego Batman
    -Super Scribblenauts
    -Pokemon Dungeon Explorers of Time
    -Kirby Mass Attack

    The kids love the Lego games plus I have the first Harry Potter Game and the Batman game, so there can be multiplayer action.

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    not pic 'cept remote my new 55 LG inch tv this was from January



    got this for this month

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    It's been years since I've contributed to this thread. Looks like it's slowed down from weekly to monthly and now yearly eh? Anyway, I've got "kind of" finds to contribute. A friend of mines friend (who's also my friend but not as close) decided to help out our friends financial situation by giving him his old video game collection stashed away in his mothers attic. My friend gave me first dibs, and since it was going to a good cause (struggling musician) I told him I didn't expect friend discounts.

    We got to rummage through his old stuff this weekend which was kind of fun and back breaking. This guy had good taste in games, and even better he took real good care of his stuff. Still, some of the turbografx boxes suffered some crushing damage due to the way everything was stored. After all was said and done I walked away with these:



    Almost everything is in like new condition. Only Splatterhouse and Neutopia, which are just the boxes no games, have minor crush damage. Unfortunately his mother must have thrown out a fair bit of his game stuff at one point. His Sega Genesis collection was missing completely. His Turbografx-16 system had the CD docking station, but there was no CD unit to be found. All his NES games (about 30) were missing their boxes, and he never threw them away. There was a Dreamcast present but no games to be found. I passed on a lot of stuff, but I don't really need it. He did have Last Alert, Book of Ys I & II, Ys III, and Valis II all complete for the Turbo CD, but I really don't want to start collecting for another system
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    The past 2 weeks:

    Yakuza 3 CIB 9 usd
    Goemons Great Adventure Cart only: 30 usd
    Dragon warrior 3 GBC cart: 17 usd
    Kings Field II (no manual): 10usd
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 DC CIB: 7 usd
    Phantasy Star Online I & II GC CIB : 20usd
    Mario Kart Super Circuit Cart: 7 usd
    DC Mem Card Clear Blue: 5 usd
    Advance Wars DoR CIB: 12 usd
    Pokemon Crystal cart (dead battery): 15usd

    Very sad to miss the launch of the switch and zelda botw ... I am eager to play BotW but I have to wait a few months, my priority right now is Mass Effect: Andromeda for PS4
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    Local store clearing out their WiiU and 3ds games for $9.99. So can't resist to pick these game up.




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    nice choice of 3ds/wii u games

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    Spent 120 usd on this stuff:



    The price includes a NES and SNES (dirty but working) consoles
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    Recently got an original Xbox with box, two controllers and hook ups for $25 at Goodwill. When I got the system home, it had a Battlefield game in it. The system fired up and played just fine. Only problem was I couldn't get the dang tray open again.

    I stopped by a local game store that did repairs and asked if they had any belts, which I recently read could be the cause of the problem. The clerk said they sprayed the belts with belt dressing. I tried that and holy cow....it worked!

    If only I knew this a couple years ago-I would have never gotten rid of my Xbox collection.

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    Had some pretty good finds at the thrift stores this weekend:

    Playstation:
    Space Jam- $1.89

    Playstation 2:
    Silpheed: The Lost Planet- $1.98
    Lumines Plus- $1.89
    Rise to Honor- $1.99
    Hitman: Blood Money- $1.99
    Final Fantasy XII: Collector's Edition- $2.99
    New Memory Card 2-Pack- $4.98

    Playstation 3:
    The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition- $1.99
    Red Dead Redemption- $1.99
    Mortal Kombat- $1.99
    Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition- $1.99

    Gamecube:
    Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2 Plus- $1.99
    Nyko 8MB Memory Card- $0.98
    Memory Manager Plus Software- $3.98

    Wii:
    Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil- $3.79
    Sonic and the Secret Rings- $1.99

    Strategy Guides:
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas- $0.98
    Dragon Age II: Collector's Edition- $3.98

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    I haven't found anything worth mentioning in a while now but I did pick these Colecovision* games up at a Goodwill recently. The boxes aren't necessarily in the greatest condition but all are CIB.

    *For some odd reason though, the cartridge for Congo Bongo is actually the C64 version.

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    Had another good weekend of finds-

    Playstation:
    The Game of Life- $2.98

    Playstation 2:
    Friends: The One With All the Trivia- $0.98
    Slim PS2 (SCPH-77001)- Free

    Playstation 3:
    Call of Duty: Black Ops III- $1.89
    Slim PS3 (CECH-2001B)- $10.00

    X-Box:
    Green Pelican Blade 2.4 wireless controller- $5.00

    X-Box 360:
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution- $1.89
    Assassin's Creed:Revelations- $1.89
    Borderlands (Platinum Hits)- $1.89
    Assassin's Creed III- $1.89
    Saint's Row: The Third- $1.89
    Titanfall- $1.89
    Batman: Arkham City- $1.89
    Batman: Arkham Origins- $1.89
    MotionSports: Play for Real- $1.89


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    I can finally cross something off on my collector goal 2016 list.

    $250 Donkey Kong Cocktail
    Everything works, no manual, needs edge veneer replacement (easy), need to replace brightness pot (broken leg), needs a through cleaning and a few minor dings knocked out, needs cabinet locks both sides.
    I might go full restore on this thing and have the lower cab re-powdercoated or I might knock dents out and call it good....I donno yet.

    i'll post more of the story and my other finds to date later, there hasn't been much this year and I am super exhausted right now

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    ok so heres the rest of my finds to date
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    this is all my finds (and buys) for January and February 2017

    I usually "find" a lot more than that but I didn't find much

    the 2600 $free
    OG xbox games about $3 a pop
    all Wii u games were retail price or gifts for b day or xmas except ninja gaiden that was $7 new
    pokemon moon was a gift
    Dragon Quest Monsters 2 was $25 new
    Space Marine for PS3 was $7 new with a promo bag I gave away
    Both SNES's were ~$5
    Laser Discs $3
    Star wars book I cant remember
    NEC LCD projector was $25 Shipped, 4% bulb life, bought for a LED conversion project
    Dell 27" monitor was about $160
    Naga Hex gaming mouse was $40 Amazon Warehouse Deals
    Saw Blades and Wrenches were a gift
    cords and controllers were about $3 a pop
    Legend of Dragoon was $1, missing disc one and manual but it was in really nice shape
    that KMOON box is a dash cam I got as a gift
    PS4 Translucent controller from japan was a gift
    MegaMan light up Pixel Pal was a gift from the wifey
    that werid black square thing on the far left under the wrenches is a USB foot pedal used for transcription but I am gonna mod it to use it for PC games

    I cant remember what else there is in that pic but it was either cheap or a gift.
    this pic is mostly gifts, its been very dry around here I didn't find ANYTHING until late april (last week) and that was this...

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    PACMAN!!! board game. $4 It feels complete but its taped shut (as goodwill does) but THANKFULLY they didn't just slap it on there its actually nice and flat with out any bubbles under the tape which I can appreciate so I can cut it and it wont be too.... whats the word....I cant think of the word so i'll say it wont be too fucked up looking.

    and then Saturday I bought the cocktail table posted above

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    Nice find with that Donkey Kong! And probably the most useful layout for an arcade game from that time, as a cocktail table. Even if you get bored with it in a couple years, it's still useful as a functional table. Can't say that with an upright cabinet. Besides, sitting at a cocktail table to play games seems a more authentic experience for machines of this age, at least to me. Congratulations!

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    Yeah, great buy Niku! It may be common, but it's one everybody wants. Great price, too! You can swap in other classic Nintendo pcbs like DK Jr, DK 3, etc.

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    Post Finds for 5/6/17

    Had a pretty good haul this past weekend:

    Xbox:
    Flatout- $1.89
    Midtown Madness 3- $0.99
    IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005 (New)- $3.98

    Playstation 2:
    Monster Jam- $2.79
    Nicktoons: Unite- $1.89
    Conflict Desert Storm II: Back to Bagdad- $1.89
    The Golden Compass- $1.89
    Dark Cloud 2- $1.89
    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance- $3.97
    Controller Extension- $1.89
    Gameshark Multi-tap- 2.79
    Spongebob Squarepants Controller- $2.49

    SNES:
    Monopoly- $2.79

    Xbox 360:
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles Expansion- $1.89

    Wii:
    Pac-Man Party- $3.69
    Wii Zapper- $1.89

    PS3:
    Grand Theft Auto V- $1.89
    Wireless sensor bar for Cabela Rifle- $1.49

    Saturn:
    Super Pad 8- $1.49

    Soundtrack:
    Kingdom Hearts II- $0.99

    Guide:
    Minecraft Essentials Handbook- $0.99

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    Post Finds for 5/20/2017

    This weekends thrift store finds:

    PlayStation:
    Gameshark V. 2.1- $1.98
    PS Arcade- $3.59

    Xbox:
    Dynasty Warriors 4- $1.79
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic- $1.79

    Gamecube:
    Mario Party 5- $3.49
    Yu-Gi-Oh: The Falsebound Kingdom- $3.49
    Indigo Official Controller- $3.00

    PlayStation 3:
    Guitar Hero World Tour- $1.79
    Purple Afterglow Wired Controller- $0.89


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    I go to thrift stores all the time and the only games I ever see are sports games and shovelware DS games.

    I did find the Super Mario World Collector's Edition cartoon series on DVD this past weekend though. Not much to get exited about, but my 5 year old loves it and it's fun sharing some of my old childhood memories with him(even if that's the Mario series I remember least)
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