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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:31 PM
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:41 PM
Being in Taiwan tonight is great because Minnesota is about to get snowed upon. We got it in Illinois throughout the day today and it wasn't great.
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:46 PM
You can try asking here: https://tw.forumosa.com/it's probably the most knowledgeable E-speaking community based in TW.
Or searching the "Taiwanese ebay": https://tw.bid.yahoo.com/ Now, of course it can be problematic if you don't speak/read Mandarin, but it's still possible to conduct some keyword searches such as "N64" and find some interesting stuff.
Yeah, having 25C in January, like last week, is kinda amusing but the truth is I miss proper winter with snow and all that jazz.
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:59 PM
I think you'll have far better luck thru online communities & auction sites.
I've been to Taiwan twice, and even thru my contacts that have lived there all their life, and know what's-what in the markets, the shops/options presented to me there have yielded nothing interesting. Usually "retro" in the eyes of the shops, means 2001+ if you're lucky. And I couldn't care less about anything after 1995.
Aside from that, I love Taiwan. Great food, great hiking, great people. Elephant Mountain is a 15 minute walk from the 101 Building and definitely worth it. Visit there for those kinds of things, and give game hunting a backseat while you're there.
Edited by DeathAdderSF, Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:01 PM.
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:04 PM
Yeah. I was in Taipei and Hsinschu a last year and it was a bust.
Playstation is the only relevant thing there.
There is an electronics mall in Taipei, the Guanghua Digital Plaza that does have some shops that carry the NES mini. I got mine there.
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:16 PM
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:42 PM
I don't think it matters anymore what country you're in. The deals are gone, so don't plan any trip based on what dumb games you can locally pick up. Try sure, but don't make a huge effort as there's far more to enjoy in the place, like you said, the food. Try checking out some historical sights or something else that's interesting. Thanks to what started here in the US turning a hobby into a profit grinder, the other countries locals caught on once people from here started paying more and more for their stuff, so now they keep it pretty much in parity.
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