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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    I go to thrift stores all the time and the only games I ever see are sports games and shovelware DS games.
    You and me both, buddy. But when I find DS games, the actual games have been stolen out of the cases. Every time.

    I used to love going thrift store shopping. Flea markets on the weekends, too. But there's just no point, I get so discouraged now. There's nothing out there, most people have already tossed out or donated their old gaming goods or sold it on eBay. Retro game collecting has gone fairly mainstream, there's too many eyes looking over smaller and smaller scraps. It seems that retro gaming stores can't even stay in business, nobody's trading in old games, if they think they've got something valuable they sell in online. For a guy like me who doesn't buy games on the internet (there's no thrill of the hunt that way), it means coming up empty-handed every trip out. I would sometimes spend 12 hours criss-crossing the state hunting games, now it's not worth the price of gas to do so.

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    Smile Finds for 5/29 - 6/4

    I had some decent finds this past week. Got some things from the thrift stores I normally go to. I also hit up my first garage sale of the year and was not disappointed as I found four Wii games for a really good price. Then went to a local pawn shop that is going out of business and was advertising on craigslist cart only NES, Genesis and N64 and complete Xbox, Playstation 2, and Gamecube games for $1.00 and free sports games with purchase.

    NES:
    Side Pocket- $1.00
    10-Yard Fight- $1.00
    Anticipation- $1.00
    Captain Skyhawk- $1.00
    Othello w/instructions- $1.00

    Genesis:
    Super Battleship- $4.50
    The Jungle Book- $3.50

    Nintendo 64:
    WWF War Zone- $1.00
    Wipeout 64 w/box- $3.50

    Sega Saturn:
    College Slam- $2.00

    Playstation 2:
    Fantastic 4- $1.89
    NBA Street Vol. 2- $2.79
    NFL Street 3- $2.79
    Mojo!: $1.00
    ESPN NHL Hockey- Free
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour '07- Free
    MLB 07 The Show- Free
    NASCAR 06: Total Team Control- Free

    Xbox:
    MTV Celebrity Deathmatch- $1.00
    Legends of Wrestling- $1.00
    Project Gotham Racing- $1.00
    Second Sight- $1.00
    Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey- $1.00
    NHL 2002- Free
    High Heat Major League Baseball 2004- Free

    Gamecube:
    X-men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse- $3.59
    Madden 2005- Free

    Wii:
    Wii Play- $2.79
    Wii Sports Resort- $2.00
    Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars- $2.00
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl- $2.00
    Mario Kart Wii- $2.00
    Wii Sports- Free (was inside of wii play)

    Xbox 360:
    Battlefield 4- $2.79
    Devil May Cry 4- $4.50
    Tony Hawk Ride Skateboard- $0.98

    Playstation 3:
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2- $3.99
    "Fat" Nyko Intercooler (New)- $3.59




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    With summer time around the corner, I want to share my recent buys from the past few weeks:


    - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past


    - Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum


    - Fire Emblem Echos Limited Edition


    - Night Warriors: Darkstalker's Revenge, and Vampire Savior

    That's all for now!


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    Last month I went to Japan for 18 days and sadly most of my money was spent on food and drinks. It was a training program that was paid by the company I work for.

    There was too much too see and not too much too spend, hahaha. I bought some stuff, but I wanted to buy hundreds of games and soundtracks
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    you did good with what you got through

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    you did good with what you got through
    I'm happy with the stuff I bought, but all the items I wanted were a bit expensive and couldn't buy it. I hope to come back to Japan ASAP with a stash of cash
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    I went flea market shopping today, all I picked up was a loose Gremlins with a peeling front label for the Atari 2600 for $15.

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    Default 6/5 - 6/17

    I've been busy lately, so I haven't gotten around to posting. These are my thrift store finds for the last two weeks.

    Playstation:
    Jupiter Strike- $1.49

    Playstation 2:
    Catwoman- $1.49
    Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams- $2.69
    Def Jam: Vendetta- $2.98
    Resident Evil Code: Veronica X- $1.79
    GTA: Vice City- $1.49
    Legends of Wrestling II- $1.49
    Hot Shots Golf 3- $1.49
    Transformers- $2.69
    Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights- $2.69
    Kramer Striker guitar dongle- $0.89
    Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus- $3.59
    Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain- $2.69
    The Bard's Tale- $3.59

    Xbox:
    Burnout 2: Point of Impact Director's Cut- $2.69
    Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex- $2.69

    Gamecube:
    Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary- $1.49

    Xbox 360:
    Call of Duty 3- $1.79
    Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged: Volume 1- $2.69
    Dirt 2- $3.59
    Skate 3- $3.59
    "S" Controller- $1.98

    Playstation 3:
    Monopoly- $3.98

    Nintendo 64:
    Naki Yellow Controller- $1.98

    Wii:
    WWE '12- $3.59
    WWE All-Stars- $3.59

    Strategy Guide:
    The Godfather: The Game- $1.79

    Toys:
    Disney Infinity 3.0: Spot- $0.89
    Arms Sleeves- Free




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    At a GameXchange store in Shreveport, LA I found two boxed and complete Interphase games for the Intellivision, Sewer Sam and Blockade Runner for $4.95 each. Then I picked up Karate for the 2600 for $9.95 and Ace of Aces for the 7800 for $5.95. Since they have a "buy 3 retro games get 1 free" special running most of the time, one of the Interphase games was technically free.


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    I went to a game store called Game Mechanix in Monroe, LA a few days ago. I had a nice conversation with the owner (it's always great to meet a game store owner that knows anything about any era going back more than five years) about the Emerson Arcadia 2001 he had on the shelf but hadn't priced yet, and various things. On my way out I ended up buying this Radio Shack Astro Command for $29.99 ($10 off the sticker price!) and at a GameXchange in Ruston, LA I found these Intellivision games. The previous owner seems to have put them in nice plastic clamshells and printed out boxart for them. And yet, they were the same price as loose games.

    By the way, that store Game Mechanix has some good stuff in it. I can't afford Happy Birthday for the Atari 2600 or the Donkey Kong Country Competition Cart for the SNES, but at least I know where I can get them from if I needed them.


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    Went to a GameXchange store in Alexandria, LA a couple of days ago, and was shocked that they had boxed Atari Jaguar games there. And more importantly, one that I didn't ever pick up back in the day, Pinball Fantasies. They were overpriced of course, but I never find boxed games in the wild (with the shrinkwrap still on them, peeled off at the top to get the cartridges out) but I couldn't resist. It was $29.99 (with the Babbage's original pricetag for $59.99 on it).

    Their copy of Zero-5 was priced at $135. Glad I picked it up when it came out at its original price.

    The one I bought is the one on the far left. I thought I'd post this pic rather than a lone box picture once I got home.


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    My latest finds have been pretty lacking lately. Found a game cube with out controllers for $15 and a cat bed for $6

    Seems that when i find something big one time then i won't find any thing else for months

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    So far nothing very interesting...

    Maybe a CIB Contra in good condition for 48 usd.

    In more common finds:

    The Legacy of the Wizard NES Cart Only: 5 usd
    River City Ransom: 16 usd
    Ps1 mem card emerald: 5 usd
    Chrono trigger 1st print Ds CIB: 19 usd

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    I found a loose Star Wars: The Arcade Game for the Atari 2600 for $1.95 on Saturday.

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