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    @Slate: that waffle iron you have-is it all silver/chrome on top and bottom with black handles in the front with a dial that has settings like "Waffle" and such? If so, I think I might have the same kind. That thing is awesome with its Teflon coated waffle/griddle plates! The heating elements look fairly straightforward to replace if it ever goes out.

    I haven't prowled in a while as I really want to cut back on stuff I don't play. On that note, I am building up my Switch equipment as I recently got a used Switch followed by a few games from Midwest Gaming Classic:
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    Prices weren't bad. The Mario 3D package, Pokken Tourney and Smash Bros. were all new sealed but were about $5-10 less than MSRP. I pre-ordered Demon's Tier as it looked dang cool and as I'm a bit of a sucker for MGC, it's the event special edition. I haven't played it yet as two of my older step-sons have dominated it. My lunch breaks have been spent writing D&D adventure stuff for the kids, so I haven't played much in the video game realm. Not that I mind-one of my twins really eats up the lore for her character and between the two of us have hammered out quite the back story between her character and an NPC that I wrote up on a whim that her twin sister up and saved.

    I also recently acquired (but not pictured as it's in my laptop bag at work) a Breath of the Wild themed wireless Switch controller by PowerA. It looks hardly used and the store had it priced at $19.99. As I looked around, I saw another but at $44.99. Guess which one I bought..... Thankfully it seems to work just fine.

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    I went to one of my favorite game stores in the Dallas area, and saw that they had all their games and consoles being marked down. Turns out they're going the same way as a lot of video game stores and going with tabletop gaming and Funko Pop figures and stuff like that, and minimizing video gaming. PS3 games were 40% off, PS4 and PS5 were 15% off, and so on. They used to have the most PS Vita games I've ever seen in any store, today they had three - one with a generic case cover. If I could get a Vita and games cheap, I might have jumped in and started collecting for it, but there's no point now.

    The PS3 Borderlands 2/Dishonored pack was only $12.97, WRC 5 was $19.97, PS4 Legend of Kay Anniversary was $15.97, Hero Defense was $12.97, and Space Hulk Tactics was $10.97. After the discounts, it came to a little over $50. Nice. The Japanese Puyo Tetris I picked up at a GameXchange for $13.99.



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    i had some success today

    empty ds cases w/ manual for:
    Animal Crossing Wild World
    Blue Dragon Plus
    Mario Kart DS

    an empty game gear game case
    and tecmo superbowl (gen) case that had the cart holder part cut out, probably a stash box

    all of these were $2.10

    a book of ps3 loose games:
    COD MW3
    COD Black Ops
    Netflix disc
    GTA 5
    GTA 4
    Madden 13
    FIFA 07
    MK Komplete Ed
    Tekken 6

    also
    pirated version of jaws revenge
    some star wars trilogy cd-rom thing from sound source
    Mobile suit Gundam Journey to Jaburo

    all of this was $10

    lastly, only mildly game related
    Epson PowerLite 410W

    and since it was all done by weight it was only $5.16
    amazingly it works and has about 310 hours on the lamp on high, lamp expectancy on high is about 3000 hours. 4000 on low.
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    https://www.projectorcentral.com/Eps...rLite_410W.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoshiM View Post
    @Slate: that waffle iron you have-is it all silver/chrome on top and bottom with black handles in the front with a dial that has settings like "Waffle" and such? If so, I think I might have the same kind. That thing is awesome with its Teflon coated waffle/griddle plates! The heating elements look fairly straightforward to replace if it ever goes out.
    The one I got is silver/chrome, but it says "Light" "Medium" and "Dark" at the sliding (not round) temperature selector. Its body is a rounded rectangular one. The elements do look easy to replace on these, true, and they're also pretty easy for a little kid to electrocute himself on.

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    Finds for June 2nd, Thursday:

    Wii games.

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    Wii Fit Board (Under some games)
    Wii Ultra Sensor Bar
    Wii Classic Controller

    (Gold's Gym) Cardio Workout
    Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009
    Sonic and the Secret Rings
    (Lego) Star Wars: The Complete Saga
    Tenchu Shadow Assassins
    uDraw Studo Instant Artist
    uDraw Pictionary
    Ultimate I SPY
    Wii Fit
    Wii Sports

    $10 for this lot from one yard sale.

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    Finds for June 10th, Friday:

    I nearly passed this lot up. A small town nearby was having their yard sale days, and I just happened to decide to go on Thursday (I didn't know that was their designated community yard sale weekend.) They didn't have these that day. I came back on Friday, to a sale that wasn't open the day earlier, and none of these games were out for sale. I nearly left without asking if there were any games, but then I saw Nintendo stickers on a drum set, so I asked if there were any games. The fellow said he had Super Nintendo games that he didn't bring out for sale, and he brought them out:

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    3D Ballz (was in the plastic bag pictured, with a printed out "how to play" paper.)
    Super Battleship
    Street Fighter II
    Super Mario All Stars (Player's Choice version)

    2 SNES Contact Covers

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    Mario is Missing! (With Manual) - Ex-Rental copy (ex-rental case not shown.)
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (With Box, Cardboard Insert, and Manual - has a plastic tab glued on the back of the cartridge.)
    Super Mario World (Ex-Rental Copy with Box [damaged on back from tape removal,] Xeroxed [not original] manual, cards.]

    I paid $10 for the Super NES games. I also asked if there were other games, and he brought out a Game Boy Pocket:

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    Game Boy Pocket in Red with Broken Start Button, Broken Battery Cover Tab

    Austin Powers: Welcome to my Underground Lair! (GBC)
    The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (GB, with protective case)
    Pokemon Red (GB)

    Paid $15 for this second lot.

    - Austin
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    I've been on vacation this week, and I hit a couple game stores on the drive. Picked up Capcom Essentials for PS3 (very disappointed to find out the MegaMan 10 game is download-only), Silent Hill: Homecoming for PS3, and Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne the day after. Not really much to post about, I've pretty much reached the end of PS3 finds. They're slowly creeping back into stores and coming down in price from 2020's ridiculous retro game price spike, and I can afford to buy them again. I'm thinking of picking up the other Silent Hill game for the PS3, the store I bought the other one had a copy. The case wasn't in great shape, though.


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    I've just driven back from my week's vacation. I only stopped at one game store today because I just wanted to get home. Picked up Monster Jam: Path of Destruction (PS3) for the heck of it. Tried getting a PS4 Touhou game but they couldn't find the game. I did pick up one of those little Atari TV sets from Target a couple days ago, also for the heck of it.

    I've been trying to find the PS3 Simpsons Movie game for a while, but after lockdown the prices shot through the roof. Now they've come down to semi-reasonable prices and are starting to show up on game store shelves again. This store had three copies - none with its original case. Sigh.


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    Most of these are not exactly "finds," but here's what I've been up to lately.

    Recap: A while back (I don't remember when, but I think it was 2020 or 2021 and I forgot to post about this find then) I was looking through yard sales, and I bought a Sega CD model 2 which was being sold for parts. The seller said that it needed a ribbon cable, and he only asked $15 for it, so I got it even though it didn't have a power adapter included. No photos of the SCD, I somehow recently lost my digital camera, hopefully I find it soon.

    Well, a week or so ago I decided to buy the exactly right Sega 1602 power adapter, so I got one for $25 shipped (The SCD was cheap enough, and I sent a best offer for the adapter.)

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    After the adapter arrived, I tested the system; no power light at all. The power adapter worked according to my V.O.M., so I opened the system. The only thing wrong with the Sega CD system was the commonly broken fuse; that's all. I soldered in a 2 amp fuse, which is a bit small (it calls for a 2.5 amp fuse,) but it does work. I also bought a set of 5 correct fuses that the system actually uses, just to be correct with it. That was $7.

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/191603915863

    I tested the only 2 games I have for the system; Ground Zero Texas' first disc didn't work beyond the company titles (and the disc's heavily scratched on the shiny side, so maybe I could re-surface it and get it to work,) and Dracula does work - or at least, it works to a point; it froze on me a few times.

    While I was testing the SCD, I realized that both of my Sega Genesis II systems have worn down power inputs that often go off, so off to eBay I went. I bought 4 replacements for about $12.50, because I might as well have 2 spares.

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/143000541214

    (Photos are not mine, they're seller photos.)

    - Austin
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    i made a increasingly rare visit to Gamestop today. they are doing the pro day sales right now...bought nba 2k22 new for 9.99 and Capcom Fighting Collection for 39.99...both for xbox series x...was able to use my $5 monthly discount for being a pro member

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    I managed to pick up some more PS3 games I didn't already have yet, which is getting rare for me.

    Of Orcs And Men is something I ordered off Amazon, Test Drive Unlimited 2, SBK X, and L.A. Noire are ones I keep thinking I already have but didn't until now, and Splinter Cell Blacklist is one I never really wanted, but I picked this one up because it's entirely in French. I already have a couple French-only games I've picked up in stores around here, and I just have to wonder how they got here. Didn't know so many people around here spoke French.


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    I went to Game Trade in Mesquite, TX today because they're transitioning to tabletop gaming and marking down all their video game stuff. Total bummer to see yet another game store in the Dallas area moving away from video games, but at least they've got some good sales going. Picked up MotoGP 14 for the PS3 and Hoa for the PS4, along with the Dragon Sword for the PS Move controller (it's supposed to have liquid blood inside the blade that sloshes around "realistically", but apparently they dry up over time). It's always been on the wall facing the opposite direction from me, so I wasn't aware until I took it off the shelf that it actually comes with Ninja Gaiden 3 sealed inside. The PS3 stuff was 40% off, the PS4 game was 15% off. Then I went a few miles away to a GameXchange and picked up Capcom Essentials (with Resident Evil 6 inside) and Stubbs the Zombie HD remaster for the PS4.



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    When I went game shopping a couple days ago I came across the remake of the first two Danganronpa games but put it back on the shelf, thinking it'll be easy to find it later. Last night I looked the game up on Amazon, and the only version available is the UK game and it was $125 for a "very good" copy. Today's payday and I'm off, so I went all the way back to that GameXchange and picked it up for $44.99. On the way back I hit a Half Price Books to pick up that F1 2014 and then went to the main Movie Trading Company location and picked up that Streets of Rage 4 Anniversary Edition new.


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    June 2022:
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    My Sega CD Fuses arrived, but I haven't installed them yet.

    27:

    My Sega Genesis Power Jacks arrived, and I installed them. The one Genesis works fine now, the other still needs to be looked at again. (It's a different board version that has wires at the power jack. I probably soldered that badly, or a wire's just broken inside.)

    30:

    After numerous stops without anything, I passed one of those "middle of nowhere, no internet store use" shops run by an old lady who's 80 years old. I noticed that she had a sign up saying she was liquidating her inventory, so I stopped in. Good thing, too:

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    Super NES Mouse Pad / Board
    PGA Tour Golf - Game Gear, Loose (with Cartridge Case)
    Sewer Shark (Sega CD) Manual
    Wonderdog (Sega CD) Manual - Has sticker residue on dog's nose, and still has a sticker on the front.

    I'm counting this lot as $3 (bought with a box of books, the whole box was $12.)

    That's all I found game-wise, but I also stopped at another yard sale about 8 miles later, and I found a small Casio keyboard for $2. I almost passed it up, and I bought it just for the fun of it, but it turns out to be worth $100 - $120 in good condition. This one might not be since it has musical notes on the keys in (probably) magic marker, but that should be removable.

    - Austin

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