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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.

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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 CRT with a VHS Player Built In - $2 (no remote)
    50s / 60s Hoover Constellation 843 Vacuum with Attachments - $10

    It feels almost like 2005 again.

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    Here is my latest pickup for the last two weeks. I can't believe there are still deal out there. I manage to pickup the Sega Genesis for $4.99 at Value Village.

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    The local Family Video is blowing out older games for $5 a pop. I couldn't resist:

    3DS-Animal Crossing:New Leaf
    Wii U
    -Yoshi's Wooly World
    -Super Mario Maker
    -New Super Mario Bros U

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    i just waited through a shit show of months for a game i have always really wanted to play only to have the order finally arrive today with some other game in there that i didnt order. Shipdate of this game was September, i got it today Nov.6th.

    i'm going to make a thread later about it but i think its destroyed my desire to play it now

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    I dont know if eBay counts but I just got 10 Genesis games for $17. granted they are sports titles but Ill play anything as long as its good. looked like some of the better ones too
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    My local Meijer store clearanced some 3DS games for $10 a pop. I picked up Super Mario Maker 3DS. So far the tutorial is neat as it explais some "why's" of level design that I took for granted.

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    I didn't buy this today but it was within the last 10 days:

    Fallout: New Vegas Collector's Edition Strategy Guide (With Map.)

    $4.50.

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    havent posted here in many moons...hope you guys are doing great! so recently i hit up family dollar and gamestop....at family dollar picked up nba2k18, titanfall 2 both on xbox one for $5 each....also got raid ww2 and the order 1886 for ps4 from family dollar for $5.....went to gamestop this morning and picked up crash bandicoot n-sane trilogy and Control both on xbox one....crash was 19.99 and control was 29.99

    lets see...couple of weeks ago i got anthem and the division 2 both on xbox one for around $10 each...

    oh yea..theres this little whole in the wall store about 25 min from where i live called...small town toys and games....ended up getting stack of retro nintendo power magazines...$2 each ...10 mags in all and pickup timehift on xbox 360.....a few weeks before that i got several ps2 games...mostly wrestling and racing games for around 5 each
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    I dont know if eBay counts but I just got 10 Genesis games for $17. granted they are sports titles but Ill play anything as long as its good. looked like some of the better ones too
    these days ebay counts lol

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    Here is my recent pickup for the past month

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    I bought Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue #1 for $25 about a month ago. eBay of course
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    Got the following at a pawn shop today. 99 cents per title (PS2)

    Splinter Cell
    2 copies of GTA3
    Mercenaries 2
    007 Nightfire
    Tekken Tag Tournament
    Dead to Rights (Xbox)

    also

    Urban Chaos (PS2) no manual $20
    Fantasy Zone (SMS) no manual $30

    really bummed that they were missing the manuals but still thought they were decent deals
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    I picked up this Super Mario / Frankford 2019 Tube Bank last month for next to nothing. It stands just under 18 inches tall.

    - Austin

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    i thought that was a POG container at first
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    Picked up 8 games today from GameStop's but2get2 free
    Spent $80
    New Yoshi's island 3ds
    Dragon quest vii 3ds
    Mario and Luigi Bowser's inside story ds
    Mario and donkey Kong mini land mahem
    Medievil PS4
    MegaMan 11 Xbox one
    Marvel vs Capcom infinite Xbox one
    Last guardian ps4
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    me and the kids went to a different gamestop today...probably the last time i buy any games for at least a month or so...but i am taking advantage of their buy 2 get 2 free on preowned games.....got kingdom hearts 3 for xbox one, mafia 3 xbox one, killzone shadow falls ps4, and metal wolf xd (new) on ps4

    in the mail from lukiegames...picked up call of duty blackops on the DS, boxing legends of the ring on snes, and call of duty declassified on ps vita

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    if be all over that sale if they still sold 6th gen and PSP games. GameStop was always the best place for cheap games. years ago I think I paid 79 cents for The Club for Xbox 360.
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