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#10876 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 5:51 AM

Thanks. I almost fainted when I saw them!


That would be funny actually. "Oh Atari. . ." *thud* :D

#10877 Rik OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 3:58 PM

I lucked out last week when i walked in the usual gaming shop and found some boxed Colecovision, Imagic, and Intellivision games:

ColecoVision:All CV boxes in almost mint condition:

Venture
Space Fury
Lady Bug
Ken Uston BlackJack

Intellivision:

Space Armada
Poker & BlackJack
Utopia
Star Strike
B-17 Bomber
Tron Deadly Discs
Burgertime
Snafu
Imagic Beauty And The Beast. Mint box, with instructions
Space Battle
Space Hawk
Night Stalker
Bowling
Donkey Kong
Checkers
Space Spartans
Triple Action
AstroSmash
Tron Maze-A-Tron (sealed)




Nothing rare, but all INTV boxes were gatefold, mint, all with instructions and had all Overlays. :thumbsup: :)

#10878 thegoldenband ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 6:26 PM

Got 10 portable games for $10 + tax at my local gaming shop today:

Game Boy - Dead Heat Scramble, Fist of the North Star, Ms. Pac-Man, Romstar World Bowling, Urban Strike
Game Boy Advance - Iridion 3D, Matchbox Missions, Pinobee: Wings of Adventure
Game Gear - F-15 Strike Eagle, Poker Face Paul's Solitaire

Nothing too earthshaking, but hard to beat the price!

#10879 SnapCraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 9:14 AM

Kinect $35, missing power for "old" 360 (ordered) Hope it works!

TI99 Joysticks $3

SNES Tarzan $3

Watara SuperVision (rare Gameboy shape) with 5 games -- $20!!!

#10880 pimpmaul69 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 10:24 AM


I got it at a local Denver game store called Level 7 Games. I've known those guys awhile and they've always treated me right.


I'll second that with Level 7 Games. They've got two locations, have always been very helpful to me. I'll go to them first for particular gaming needs before I hit the other independents in town.

I have been meaning to check them out.

#10881 orangest OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 8:44 PM

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Found this today for $2 at a thrift. I can't open most of the files at the moment (they're AI files but my Adobe isn't able to open them) but they're mostly promo art of characters and locations, including a black and white size reference chart of the main characters. I'm guessing the fax sheet was to send to Fox for clearances. It's nice having the whole theme song as well. :)

#10882 AlvinKarpis OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 9, 2012 9:10 AM

Found Micheal Jacksons Moonwalker for the Genesis at my local video exchange

Paid $20,00 for it

I was happy

#10883 SRGilbert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:05 PM

Man, it's been a LONG time since I've posted in here. Not that I haven't been buying stuff, just not much that would qualify as "thrifty." :ponder:

Yesterday was a rare exception. We were at an antique/collectors mall and I found this in a case that had a bunch of sports cards and stuff in it. It was a plastic bag marked as "Rare Atari Manuals" and it was $18 after a 20% discount. It was a fat pack about 2-3 inches thick so I took a chance. I figured if nothing else, they could get bundled in with systems and games I need to sell.

Boy am I glad I did. It turned out to be over 200 manuals and catalogs, no duplicates, and a number of them are pretty rare. Before this, out of the 300+ 2600 carts I had, I had about 150 manuals to go with them. With this lot, I was able to add an astounding 55 new manuals to my collection! Plus, there were a number of them for games I don't even have yet! I took a pic of just some of the more interesteing ones.

Let the 2012 season begin!

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#10884 Grig ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:43 PM

Awesome find on the Atari manuals!

#10885 Asaki OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:05 PM

Found two Macintosh computer (a Plus and I forget what the other one was) the other day, pretty incomplete. The Plus came with a keyboard, a mouse, and a newer Microsoft PC mouse. The other one just came with a keyboard (missing a few keys).

They wanted $300 each >_<

#10886 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:10 PM

Found two Macintosh computer (a Plus and I forget what the other one was) the other day, pretty incomplete. The Plus came with a keyboard, a mouse, and a newer Microsoft PC mouse. The other one just came with a keyboard (missing a few keys).

They wanted $300 each >_<


Hell, I've seen those at the local dump in McMinnville, TN.

#10887 Reaperman ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:36 PM

Well I just took a gamble.
eBay Auction -- Item Number: 130643277341

I doubt I'll win the lottery, but I'm guessing that I'll more than break even.

#10888 Asaki OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:56 AM

Yikes, that is a gamble.

#10889 Reaperman ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:45 AM

Yikes, that is a gamble.

Yeah, I'm not sure this is really going to work out for me.

PS1 + 6 games $9 shipped.
but... 3 feedback ebayer, unknown condition (functionality or completeness), no picture, no game list

I could get some good stuff, or I could get a broken ps1 with 6 copies of yearly sports titles--or since there's only 3 feedback, I might not get anything sent to me at all

#10890 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:27 AM

I got a SNES console only with Mario All-Stars free. It was donated to a local thrift store and they didn't know what to do with it so I took it off their hands :P Still have not tried to fire it up. I think I still have an extra SNES PS.

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#10891 SRGilbert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:30 PM

Some decent (especially the CV games) finds this weekend at some backwater game stores:

All loose, cart only

Atari 2600
Dark Chambers $1
Squeeze Box (to go with the manual I found recently) $4.40

Colecovision
The Dam Busters (with overlay) $7.40
Chuck Norris Superkicks (Xonox single ender) $4.40
Motocross Racer (Xonox single ender) $4.40
Sammy Lightfoot $9.40

The one store had Smurfs for Colecovision for $1 too, but I thought for sure I had just gotten recently, but nooooo, hopefully I can still get it.

#10892 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:42 PM

Man I can't recall the last time I saw a Coleco game in the wild. Great on the Sammy.

I recently scored a CIB Sewer Sam for $8 on ePay.

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#10893 SRGilbert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:49 PM

Man I can't recall the last time I saw a Coleco game in the wild. Great on the Sammy.

I recently scored a CIB Sewer Sam for $8 on ePay.

AX


Well the first store had all the "Atari" type games just tossed in a cardboard box sitting on the floor, I was amazed there was anything interesting.

The second store, I had to ask if they had anything, they had to bring them out from the back room. I'm just glad they had them priced. Usually when a store doesn't price them, they make you wait while they look it up.

#10894 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:55 PM

January's scores were all about Nintendo, but here February is shining the spotlight on Sega:

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That's NBA Jam T.E., OutRun, Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye, Space Harrier II and Streets of Rage 2 for the Genesis, all boxed and most with the manual. I was pleasantly surprised to discover this haul filled a lot of holes in my collection. I was particularly happy to find OutRun which I have wanted for a while now, but never seemed able to find. Shockingly, I didn't yet own NBA Jam T.E. either. Even more shockingly, I'm going to keep it. The NBA Jam series was actually some of the more fun basketball games back in the day.

$15 for everything here. Not a steal, but still a very agreeable price.

Edited by FujiSkunk, Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:57 PM.


#10895 Desfeek OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:34 AM

Gotta wade through the crap to find the good craigslist posts: Box of Games - $50

44 Games, they are:

PC
Far Cry in case w/ manual
Freedom Force in case
Freedom Force vs The Third Reich loose w/ manual
Arx Fatalis loose
Splinter Cell loose
Dungeon Siege Legends of Aranna in case with manual
Dungeon Siege 2 complete
Dungeon Siege 2: Broken Sword loose w/ manual
Evil Genius loose w/ manual
Divine Divinity in case w/ manual
Beyond Divinity in case w/ manual
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor in case w/ manual
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc in case w/ manual
Scrapland loose w/ manual
Doom 3 in case w/ manual
Freedom Fighters in case w/ manual
Painkiller in case w/ manual
Unreal Gold in case w/ manual
Unreal 2 in case w/ manual
Unreal Tournament 2003 loose
Unreal Tournament 2004 in case w/ manual
STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl complete
The Sims 2 complete
Serious Sam / State of Emergency in case w/ manuals
Serious Sam II complete
Prince of Persia Sands of Time in case w/ manual
Prince of Persia Warrior Within complete
Prince of Persia Two Thrones complete
Pariah complete
Indiana Jones & the Emperor’s Tomb in case w/ manual
GTA San Andreas Second Edition complete
Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold complete

PS2
Timesplitters complete
Timesplitters 2 complete
God of War GH complete
Ratchet & Clank GH no manual
Ratchet & Clank Going Commando GH complete
Ratchet & Clank Up Your Arsenal GH complete
Jak II GH complete
Guitar Hero III complete

360
Assassin’s Creed complete
Prince of Persia complete
Lego Indiana Jones/Kung Fu Panda complete
Army of Two complete

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and then, at Goodwill of all places (I never find stuff at Goodwill) I found:

$2.99 PS1 Black Label Hot Shots Golf complete
$3.99 IBM PC Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Death Knights of Krynn complete
$4.99 Nuon Logitech Controller! loose
$7.99 Nuon Ballistic pack-in game! complete

-and the AD&D had a Snake's Revenge (NES) manual, as well as the map and manual to Dungeon Magic (NES) tucked away under all the paperwork. Nice bonus!

I double-checked every DVD player in that store, and couldn't find the unit that went to the game and controller. *sigh* I still had a great week!

Edited by Desfeek, Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:40 AM.


#10896 Coolhand20th OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:01 PM

Was given Sprint Master for free from the local Gaming Shop when I bought a SNES system complete for 20 bucks with T2 Arcade and NHL '94 with it. Time before that picked up Road Runner for the 2600 for a buck there, they sell all 2600, 5200, 7800 and Colecovision carts for a buck regardless of what game they are so sometimes you can get lucky there.

#10897 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:11 PM

Picked up a Mario 64 $4, Moody Blues DVD $2.50, 3 LP records (Don Williams, and two Alabama all in shrink) $1 each, and a Crash Bandicoot 12" stuffed plush with tag still on $1 on the way home from taking the mail in this afternoon. :)

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#10898 Chuck D. Head OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:12 PM

I found a Genestick (Sega branded flight yoke) for $3.99, a GB Game and Watch Gallery 2 for $2.99 and a Speak and Spell with one of the elusive expansion modules inside for $4.99 at Goodwill. I also found a very nice complete PS1 hockey game in longbox for $3.99 but passed on that and some overpriced common NES and N64 games as well.

Edited by Chuck D. Head, Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:16 PM.


#10899 rockman_x_2002 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:26 PM

Nice flea market score today for me. I finally got something that I've wanted for years: A TI-99/4a!!! Here's the rundown of what I got for $75:
  • TI-99/4a, working, nice condition, with antenna, power supply, and manuals
  • TI-99/4a Speech Module, working, nice condition
  • Set of TI-99/4a "Wired Remote Controllers" (aka, glorified name for joysticks)
  • The following games:
    • A-Maze-Ing
    • Addition & Subtraction 2
    • Alpine
    • Burgertime
    • Car Wars
    • Dig Dug
    • Donkey Kong
    • Early Learning Fun
    • Football
    • Munchmobile
    • Pac-Man
    • Parsec
    • Popeye
    • Q*Bert
    • TI Invaders
  • Commodore 64 (early breadbin model), excellent condition, CIB
  • Commodore 1541 Disk Drive, excellent condition, no box but in styrofoam packaging with its manuals, cables, etc. (only the actual box is missing)


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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:00 AM

8 years ago found coleco tabletop pacman, with battery cover, fully functioning, $5. Has since been stolen.




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