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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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    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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    This Saturday I bought all of this at the same place.

    N64 (All games are loose: )

    Armorines
    Paper Mario (Worn and it looks like someone tried to pry it open; also had rust flakes coming out when I shook it.)
    Waialae Country Club

    1 Purple Translucent Controller with a worn center stick.

    1980s Computers:

    Atari 600 XL (No hookups or controllers on first glance)

    Texas Instruments TI99/4A System + TV Cable Switchbox, 2 Paddle Controllers & Instructions

    Papers

    Colecovision Manual (Poor shape)
    Colecovision Send-In Card
    Coleco ADAM Papers; Setup Manual, Envelope and Survry Card. Strangely, the envelope's sealed without anything in it. Did someone heat it with a hair dryer and reseal it?

    Total paid for all: $2

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    I got a ps2 controller and a 1940's Victor electric adding machine for $5

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    after a long long time I found something substantial!

    Labor day weekend the flea market is outside and free to browse and buy, as opposed to the other sunday fleas they have that cost $1 to get in.
    Any way I noticed a guy with a TON of PC hardware and tucked in a corner was a Atari 800XL with 2 drives. I kept it in mind and continued on and then found, at a completely different seller a box of Atari PC carts, there were 12 of them and one 2600 game. so I bought it and then finished up the rest of the flea, came back to the 800XL and bought it from the guy who was REALLY into old PC gaming and he was getting rid of this as a spare, came with 2 drives, one a 1050 and another some Rana something or other later on that week I found a Genesis for cheap and 2 days ago I finally came across a component cable for the OG X-Box at a decent price and picked up another spare NES AC adapter.

    Atari 800XL w/ Controllers, Hookups and 2 drives (bare drives no cables for them) $30
    Atari PC games all loose:
    Peanut Butter Panic
    Movie Musical Madness
    Ernie's Magic Shapes
    Big Bird's Special Delivery
    Frogger
    Miner 2049er
    Pole Position
    Donkey Kong
    Centipede
    Pac-Man
    Qix
    Space Invaders : all plus 2600 Defender $15
    Genesis Model 1 :$1 Loose
    NES AC Adapter : $3
    OG XBOX component cable : $3
    Master System : $20 shipped

    The master system was something I bought a while ago but was just recently able to get to since life has been hectic with family breaking them selves and having strokes and are unwilling to accept help but I bought it as "broken" from a computer hardware liquidator on ebay I buy some things from and it booted up just fine. has Hang On and Safari Hunt built in, cart and card slots work, my guess is they had no way to test so its "broken"

    Side note:
    the 800XL was assembled when I bought it, I took it apart to clean because it smelled like literal ass, i'm also in the process of reversing the yellowing, that's for another post

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    Nice find, I rarely ever came across Atari computer stuff in my years of hunting.

    I hit a flea market a little north of Lafayette, LA yesterday and bought these four Super Famicom games. I have no idea what they are, there was a shelf full of assorted games marked $4.99 each, so I picked these four. Maybe I'll post the pic in the Import thread, and hopefully somebody can identify them.

    I also picked up the Up N' Down cartridge for the Colecovision at a GameXchange earlier in the week for $19.99.


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    I gave a rundown in your import post of your games. Love me some Itadaki Street 2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    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
    so funny thing about this find in July...
    I finally got around to opening the system up from the goodwill bag it was wrapped up in and it had a copy of Smash Bros in it, found this out minutes ago...

    I just grabbed it because $15 for a gamecube with any cords is cheap any more, never expected to find a game in it

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    I swung by the local St. Vince De Paul thrift store to see if they had anything interesting. I walked out with a pink DS Lite, New Super Mario Bros, Namco Museum and Super Scribblenauts (all loose) for about $27. The DS works great and the carts are in great shape.

    That now makes I think 4 DS systems that can be rotated amongst my kids during bouts of Mario Kart on top of the three systems my boys have. Now only one child has to sit out as they wait for someone to lose the race.

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    I'm surprised I didn't post this earlier; this took place before my last post on August 19th and now I have no date for it though it was between April and July.

    I bought:

    1 White Dreamcast;
    1 A/V Cable;
    1 Controller;
    1 Memory Card (not a VMU; )
    102 Dalmations (complete; )
    Sonic Adventure (complete; )
    Toy Story 2 (complete)

    For $5. I sold the 3 games on eBay and bought Crazy Taxi 1 and 2 for about $15 each.

    In early August I bought:

    2 DS systems;
    1 GBA SP (which I later broke by dropping on the floor, they're made of brittle plastic; )
    a Gamecube with no controller;
    Various games, mostly for the GBA and DS (including Pokemon Leafgreen)
    1 Mario Plush
    1 Mario Kart Lunch Box (for lack of a clearer term; it's not aluminum)

    All for about $28. I sold most of that on eBay and made more than 3x my investment back on it.

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    Stopped off at a great little store called Found It Electronics and Video Games up in Watauga, TX this evening. Got this boxed Astrocade game, Pirate's Chase, for $5 and the Atari 400/800 cartridge K-razy Shoot-out for $15. Dammit, I love finding games for more obscure consoles. They had two other boxed Astrocade games, but I already had one of them and the other was an empty box, no cart inside. I've never come across Astrocade games outside of a game convention, and I rarely ever find Atari computer carts (especially third-party ones). I'm really happy.


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    Found the boxes at a thrift a couple months ago probably, no manual for Lufia (or game), but I think FFV has everything except the game, which I have a loose copy of. I think they were around $4 each. Tron 2.0 was $1.50 at a goodwill. I remember I nearly bought this game brand new when it came out, but decided to wait and then just sort of moved on. I've noticed it mentioned now and then and I've read some favorable reviews of it over the years.


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    My wife took me to some seasonal flea-market type event called "Maxwell Street Days". It takes up a County fair ground. It was basically your mix of antiques, hand made goods, rummage and collectables. I saw a video game store with a tent at this event, selling their wares. I think I saw them at MGC before.

    Many of the games, systems and accessories I saw were "collector priced", even on items that were pretty beat up. There was an Intellivision with bad controllers and a handfull of commons for $50. The sun umbrella that was covering where the dealer sat fell when I was looking at the stuff, so I took that as a sign from Bira Bira to move on.

    I got an original Xbox Type S controller for $5. That's it.

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