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    ugh screw those game stop stickers! I hate that crap
    Haha! Fortunately the spine one is just tucked under the plastic, and the others are just on the case, not the paper.

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    Great find, Cornelius!

    Last Saturday had a chance to visit a TCG centered mini mall that I know has a few places that sell videogames:

    Devil Survivor 2 3DS NIB: 30 usd
    Devil Survivor 3DS CIB: 20 usd
    Carnage Heart CIB: 5 usd
    Duke Nukem Total Meltdown: 5 usd
    Super Mario Advance Cart : 10 usd
    Tamagotchi mini 20th anniversary NIB : 2 usd
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    Got some stuff past weekend:

    TMNT The Hyperstone Heist for 25 usd. It looked CIB but the cover and label are re-printed ... fortunately the cart is original.

    Lot:

    Suikoden 2 (no backcover)
    Suikoden (no manual)
    Grandia (no manual)
    Parasite Eve (no manual and no collector's cd)
    Sega Rally 2
    Panzer Dragoon Orta (no manual)
    Virtua Fighter Remix Saturn

    All the lot for 125 usd.
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    This weekend:

    Snowboard Kids - cart only - 5 usd
    Gameboy advance SP silver - great condition, console and charger only - 23usd
    Lead free solder 500gr Telecore HF-850 : 10usd


    45 usd lot:

    Breath of fire 3 - CIB
    Legend of Dragoon GH - CIB
    FF8 - CIB


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    over the last month....i picked up a new black xbox one controller and a new gold ps4 controller...the ps4 controller i got basically for free...went to a local pawn shop that had a basket of games for .50 cents each....they were mostly crap...but...they had splatoon, lego batman 2, donkey kong country returns and a couple of others that i already had...anyway i traded all those in at gamestop for like $40 credit and was able to get the ps4 controller...they were selling 39.99....not a bad deal at all

    also couple months back i ordered the hyperkin suparetron hd snes clone....I really like this system...i've seen reviews online and they werent great but werent bad...but to me the games look great on my 32 in 720p Vizio i have in my bedroom....yea its not an anolog super nt...but i am happy with it...and got it for $60 shipped

    between that and the retron 5 i'm set on clone hd consoles

    other than that...i cant really remember what i've gotten lately...trying not to spend so much on videogames this summer....oh yea i did get tmnt hyperstone heist for the genesis for like $30 shipped...the cart is beat up but it plays great

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    I found a battered but unopened Sega Master System controller for $4.95. I think I'll leave it in the 2nd & Charles plastic sleeve for an extra layer of protection.


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    I picked up a loose Star Strike for the Atari 2600 the other day, I think that's the last M-Network game I needed (outside sports titles, which is no big deal since I won't ever collect them).

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    Not much to mention yet, just a bit at yard sales:

    June/July:

    Saw a Nintendo 64 with wrestling games at a yard sale for $80; didn't bother to ask.

    July 13:

    New Super Mario Bros. (Wii, Complete) - $2 (and I don't have a Wii to test it to sell it on eBay)

    July 14:

    Gamecube Games:

    Harvest Moon (With Box and Animal Crossing Ad; Box is faded)
    Namco Museum (Complete, damaged box and insert)
    Paper Mario: TTYD (Complete)

    $1 apiece.

    I sold Paper Mario for $42 (minus shipping) shortly after purchase.

    Since I'm thinking of it, I might as well mention that some months ago I was talking with someone who found a copy of Earthbound on SNES for $5 at a Goodwill and promptly sold it for a nice profit. It looks like deals are still around.

    - Austin
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    Bought a 6 Foot Dreamcast Controller Extension Cable with its box for $0.50, passed on a few DS and Xbox 360 games.

    - Austin

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    Over the past month or so, my wife has come home from garage sales with maybe 10 games or so. The ones I remember are Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness.

    The times I went out looking anywhere I haven't found anything. I think all I got when I went to a used games store recently was a Nyco Perfect Shot Wii gun shell for a couple bucks.
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    I was walking by a garage sale on Saturday and stopped in. The guy saw my Star Wars T-shirt and asked if I liked star wars stuff, and offered to go look for some he thought he had. I said it probably wasn't worth it, I'm more interested in old video games. He didn't think he had anything like that, but went to find the SW stuff. Eventually came out with a N64 box and a N64 controller box. The system box had all the packaging and such, but mice had gotten in. Looked okay on the outside, and once upon a time I might have tried to salvage something, but I didn't object when he just chucked it in the garbage. The Controller box had a memory pak box in it and all that was in great shape. He let me have it, but I left him a quarter, the only cash I had on me. Lame story, sorry.

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    It's not too lame, Cornelius. Heh.

    I just picked up a surprising haul:

    DS Car Power Adapter
    Gamecube Controller (Black; I needed this)
    Grey Game Boy (The power switch seems to be broken but I don't know)
    PS1/PS2 A/V Cable (x2)
    PS2 Memory Card
    Starfox 64 (Loose)

    Game Gear Items:

    Carrying Case
    System (Not working; battery acid leaked all over the motherboard)
    Power Adapter

    Games:

    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    X-Men (With anti-dust case)

    NES & Related Items:

    NES Power Glove & Sensors
    Regular NES Controller (Dirty)
    Hyperkin NES Clone + 2 Controllers
    NES Power Adapter

    Neo Geo Pocket Color Games (All loose, all except 2 have anti-dust cases: )

    Card Fighter's Clash (Capcom Edition)
    Dark Arms Beast Buster 1999 (U.K. version? It says "Supported by NGP Color" at the top, is that U.K. exclusive?)
    Dive Alert (Matt's Version)
    Fatal Fury Contact (American Version)
    Evolution: Eternal Dungeons (Import; probably the more common Japanese version)
    King of Fighters R2 (U.S. Version?)
    Metal Slug: 1st Mission (U.K. Version?)
    Metal Slug: 2nd Mission (U.S. Version?)
    Pac-Man (U.K. Version?)
    Pocket Tennis Color (U.K. Version?)
    Puzzle Bobble Mini (U.K. Version?)
    Puzzle Link 2 (U.S. Version?)

    Total price was, at first, $15; however, the fellow also told me he was into fabricating things and he showed me a good Fallout 3 Shich Kebab he had made (minus the flame capabilities) and I commented "I wonder what you could make with a 50s Hoover Vacuum..." and he mentioned he had an Electrolux; I then mentioned I had a nice 50s/60s Electrolux and he was interested and bought it for $10 (I paid $12 - Edit - I previously thought I paid $13.) I also gave him a bottle of Blueberry Basil Kombucha (though I volunteered that to introduce him to Kombucha.) In total, this haul was $7.50.

    EDIT: I may have done better than I thought with the NGPC games. If Evolution were the PAL version I could have struck it rich.

    - Austin
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    picked up some random ps1 games and dreamcast games couple days ago at pawn shop all complete in case with manual...

    ps1 c12 resistance and Wild 9
    dreamcast: tennis 2k2, sonic adventure 2, world series baseball 2k1, and shadowman

    $25 for all

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    not a lot for this year. I don't bother with garage sales anymore because I never find video games; not even newer stuff like PS2 or Wii.

    I did find a guy off Craigslist earlier this month who sold me like 20 xbox magazines for 20 bucks. I was happy with that

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    Found a Wii with the cables, sensor bar, a controller and 2 of the smaller plug-in controllers with a few other things for $25. Passed on a DSI which was having issues; when I hit the L or R button, it got an error message.

    - Austin
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    Today, found:

    Atari 2600 4-Switch Woodgrain system with the A/C adapter. It seems that some motherboard chips are taped to it (?) - $3
    Wii DJ Hero Controller with Tattered Box - $1

    - Austin
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    I'm starting to think (Edit: Possibly because of Cornelius' post about his Star Wars shirt and find) maybe I should go to yard sales wearing an Atari Tee Shirt and also start hitting Craigslist. It's Monday, I haven't found anything lately but I sold that broken Game Boy for $18.50 with free shipping.

    I saw the discussion of Goodwills and Salvation Army stores in the last page. I can't speak for what it's like lately outside my little part of Pennsylvania, we all know 2003-2006 or so was a golden time in yard sales (and I had a good finds in both stores then) but I'll keep the subject in mind for future replies.

    - Austin
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    13 days since the last find and this is all I got so far:

    Yard Sales:

    DS:

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue (W/case) - $2.25;
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Eplorers of Darkness (loose, with DS game carrying case) - $2.25;

    I'm going to stick these on eBay.

    At one yard sale, I saw a Playstation with some common games and a dusty NES (from the original owners) that they were asking $50 for. Keep in mind this is 2 weeks after buying an Atari 2600 for $3 from a man who might have been the original, 61 year old, owner. Some games are still around even if it's sparser and people seem to be holding on to games more lately.

    Goodwill:

    Xbox 360:

    A/V and Component cable - 73 (counting tax.)

    I might have not been vigilant enough to get there in time, wherever "there" might be.

    - Austin
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    I haven't found squat in months.

    the real reason I am sharing that is because when ever I do I come across something shortly after...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    I haven't found squat in months.

    the real reason I am sharing that is because when ever I do I come across something shortly after...
    It's like washing your car and it almost inevitably rains the next day, breaking a dry spell. I totally get it. Good luck!

    I went to three different flea markets this weekend - one was such a bust that I was the second car in the entire parking lot - I did find some things. One was this group of Super Famicom carts, from a seller that always has baskets of them for $4.99 each. The second pic is a bunch of Tomy toys from the days before all these newfangled vidya games got so popular with the kids. $13 for the three of them. The two wind-up ones work, I haven't tried out the battery operated one yet.




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    It seems having my wife go out to yard sales by herself works best for me, since I rarely find anything. This week she came back with a couple GameCube games and one of those giant cloth Legend of Zelda posters.

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