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    Yesterday: one "Acceptable" Condition copy of Star Raiders on A2600 - $0.25 (Label has gunk on it and is peeling off.)

    There were other 2600 games in boxes at the same sale but not at Yard Sale prices.

    - Austin

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    I went to a thrift store today and left with CIB ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron.

    They also had several PS1, DOS, and even a few 3DO games that I almost got, but passed on because they were disc only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    I dont know where/how you guys are able to find games at garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets. Im lucky if I see a copy of NBA Live 2003 for Xbox at a garage sales. The flea markets Ive been to just have resellers. Nobody selling games that have been in their basement for 20 years
    I rarely ever go to thrift stores - I only go to used movie and game stores. I recently picked up an original Xbox to replace my dead one, and digging through my games I found the ones I want to play the most have no discs in their cases. I ended up paying $24.95 for a copy of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel yesterday at a GameXchange. That ticks me off, since everybody hated the game back in the day. I think it might have been Fry's Electronics that had marked down the PS2 and Xbox versions to $9.99 a few months after its release. Having never played any Fallout game, I ended up loving Brotherhood of Steel since it was akin to the arcade game Gauntlet with strong RPG elements bolted on. Now I'm paying $25 to play it again. Over time people realized it's a really good game and have bought them out at every game store.

    A few days before I also finally found a copy of The Simpsons: Hit and Run for the Xbox. It cost $19.99. It was really difficult to find - I had to drive to the far side of Dallas to get it. The Simpsons game Road Rage is in every used game store just about, and yet Hit and Run was nearly impossible to come across.

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    This Weekend was the last weekend in a year for one Flea Market. I didn't go there but I go on its route which has yard sales. I was going to one yard sale after the other and I stopped at what I thought was a Garage Sale (minus a sign) because the garage was set up like a Garage Sale. I looked around, saw a Playstation controller in a box of wires, dug in it and found a Super Nintendo at the bottom. (Note that I'm living in Pennsylvania, not Texas and there were no "No Trespassing" signs at all. I don't recommend doing this in Texas, very bad idea.) I rang the doorbell and asked, a woman came up and I asked about the Super NES and she asked the owner about it but she asked in such a way that I wasn't satisfied (it didn't sound like the owner knew what I was talking about) so I came back a few hours later and (nervously but pushing on politely) I inquired again, we went to the Garage and I showed the SNES, she took the Super NES to the owner (who turned out to be in her 80s, I'd guess) and we agreed on a price of $5. There was also a Playstation but I wasn't interested.

    No power adapter.

    I also bought these which were good deals:

    Small Panasonic TV with a VHS Player - $2 (no remote)
    50s / 60s Hoover Constellation 843 Vacuum with Attachments - $10

    It feels almost like 2005 again.

    - Austin
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