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"See, that's what I love about retrogaming. The rest can spend their $50-60 on the latest games. I'd rather spend $10 and get 5-10 great games that are just as much fun now as they were years ago. "

 

I'll echo these sentiments!

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got today from goodwill:

spitfire attack for 2600(cart only)$1

wild gunman(cart only)$1

sms light gun(works,trigger sticks though)$2

crayola crayons create a world for sega pico(complete,everything in box in original plastic bag)$1

nwa starrcade 1987 vhs tape(complete,awesome picture/sound,gonna put on dvd,sell tape)$1.50

best of the wwf vol 4(mid 80's awesomeness,complete with clamshell case,good picture/sound,tape is missing label)$1.50

wwf superstars entrance music videos(1996 era,complete)$1.50

atari 2600 jr system(system only with pacman cart in the cartridge slot)$6

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Local video store is going out of business and selling all "older" games for $5. I picked up a couple Genny games:

 

General Chaos (no manual)

Power Monger

Road Rash 2 (no manual)

 

I'm going to head back there and pick up a couple NES games (Megaman 4 & 5 in particular - both easily worth $5).

 

See, that's what I love about retrogaming. The rest can spend their $50-60 on the latest games. I'd rather spend $10 and get 5-10 great games that are just as much fun now as they were years ago"
Amen to that, agreed 100%. I also love being able to cheaply play games I wanted back in the day but never got. How can it be I never played a Road Rash game before? Edited by BydoEmpire

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Don't know if this qualifies but found a nes toploader with controller, rf switch and one controller for $20 at a local pawn shop. Now if I can just find those two dogbone controllers somewhere in a box.

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Don't know if this qualifies but found a nes toploader with controller, rf switch and one controller for $20 at a local pawn shop. Now if I can just find those two dogbone controllers somewhere in a box.

nice find!!

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Not really a "thrift find" but i picked up a JVC X'Eye on a trade today with all the hook ups.

 

Then i headed down to the local "mom and pop" gameshop and picked up copies of the following......

 

Sonic CD-Sega CD(Has manual and back insert but no clamshell case)-$4

Streets of Rage and Bram Stoker's Dracula-Sega Genesis both CIB and both for-$4

 

Plus i had a friend hook me up with a few 2600 carts i did not have for free......

 

Donkey Kong(Red Label)

Pac-Man(Sears Label)

Warplock

3D Tic-Tac-Toe(Text Label)

Mogul Maniac

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Not really a "thrift find" but i picked up a JVC X'Eye on a trade today with all the hook ups.

 

Then i headed down to the local "mom and pop" gameshop and picked up copies of the following......

 

Sonic CD-Sega CD(Has manual and back insert but no clamshell case)-$4

Streets of Rage and Bram Stoker's Dracula-Sega Genesis both CIB and both for-$4

 

Plus i had a friend hook me up with a few 2600 carts i did not have for free......

 

Donkey Kong(Red Label)

Pac-Man(Sears Label)

Warplock

3D Tic-Tac-Toe(Text Label)

Mogul Maniac

awesome.your gonna enjoy that x-eye!!

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How's this? I found a ColecoVision with the Atari 2600 adapter and a copy of Space Fury for $1.99 at Goodwill. I've been squeezed for cash lately and I wasn't sure if the ColecoVision would actually work, but with a price like that I couldn't resist! You can't eat at McDonald's for that price anymore!

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Got a working Atari 5200 (4 port) and two controllers, both did not work, but I fixed one, and pac-man for $29. This guy was selling nes systems alone for $75 and game boy colors for $35. He also wanted $15 for one 2600 joystick contorller. The 5200 was the best deal there.

Edited by Wickeycolumbus

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Probably spent about $20 in gas, but hit a lot of yard sales Saturday and found a few things.

 

Toys R Us exclusive Pikachu N64 console with one matching controller and all hookups

Hey You Pikachu (no mic though. :( )

Gex 64

Shadowgate 64

All for $5

 

They had a sale the day before and the lady informed me that they sold off their "Atari" stuff and PS1 stuff. :x

 

NES Toploader with 1 dogbone controller and 2 original NES controllers and all hookups

2 copies of SMB/Duckhunt

Tetris

Yoshi

Tengen Ms Pac-man

All for $20

 

Star Trek 25th Anniversary PC game CIB PC game. Pretty useless, old DOS game on floppies from 1991, but I liked the box art and it was only a buck.

 

Epyx 500XJ 2600 controller for $.50

and a weird Epyx 500XJ controller that I can't figure out what it's for. I'll post a pic in the Classic games forum. Also $.50

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I did not have much luck at the thrifts or the many garage sales I hit this weekend, but I did trade some beer for an Atari lot last night. If you want the full story, you check out my AtariAge blog--I hate to ramble in this thread.

 

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?a...;showentry=4935

 

The full story of me, Bronco Hogballs, and a 30-pack of Tecate.

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Here are games for the Arcadia 2001 (or Leisure-Vision in Canada)...

 

Baseball (complete), R2 - $5

Capture (complete), R3 - $5

Cat Trax (complete), R2 - $5

Hobo (complete), R? - ??$$??

Ocean Battle (complete), R5 - $10

R2D Tank (complete), RUMOR MILL - ??$$??

Red Clash (complete), R7 - $35

Robot Killer (complete), R? - ??$$??

Route 16 (complete), RUMOR MILL - ??$$??

Soccer (complete), R5 - $5

Space Attack (complete), R2 - $5

Space Vultures (complete), R5 - $10

Spiders (complete), R8 - $35

Super Gobbler (complete), R? - ??$$??

Turtles/Turpin (complete), R? - ??$$??

 

All for $1.99 EACH at Value Village!!

 

Dan

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Last week I interviewed for a job on the opposite side of town, and on the way back I went by the Savers thrift. I saw Dinoland for Genesis under the glass and it was complete. I instinctively knew it was rare because I hadn't heard of it before (turns out it was R6!) so I didn't mind that it was priced at $6. Then I asked to look at some of the other games, and as I was deciding to plunk down another six bucks for Virtual Pinball complete, the guy told me that blue tag stuff was 99 cents. Not half price, 99 cents, so I asked him again to be sure. So I also got NBA Jam TE complete and Agassi Tennis with box, as well as Virtual Pinball for a buck each. As it turned out, VP was R4 and I didn't have it, and NBA Jam TE was a R1, and I didn't have that either.

 

So I managed to keep to my "one dollar per rarity" policy after all.

 

And I got the job, and I start this week (though I still need to take the SUV in to get the engine light checked now that I actually have a working engine after over five months in the shop) and while it will cut down on my thrifting time, it will also bring me by two good thrift stores on the way home that I wouldn't ordinarly have gone to because of distance. (As for the price of gas, I'll be getting paid quite well to work all the way across Austin five days of the week, even if it only lasts for a few months.)

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Nice pick up on the Virtual Pinball. I just got that one recently too. It's addictive and creepy with a bone and blood theme on many of the tables. Strange but cool.

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I forgot, I also picked up a really nice HP iPAQ PocketPC pda for $10, including the charger, cradle and a case. It's just like brand new.

 

I've been looking for a nice small pda to keep my games list on when I'm out thrifting. I already have an original Dell Axim, but that thing is huge compared to this.

 

:)

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went to a couple goodwills after work this evening and got:

fire fighter for 2600(cart only)$1

fighting simulator 2 in 1 for gameboy(cart only)$1

amagon for nes(cart only)$1(pm me if you want to trade for it)

donkey kong country for snes(cart only)$1(pm me if you want to trade for it)

fallout for pc(complete)$4

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Had a great weekend for finds.

 

Galaxian 5200 3.00

Defender 5200 3.00

Qix 5200 3.00

Super Breakout 5200 3.00

Countermeasure 5200 3.00

Joust 5200 3.00

Centipede 5200 3.00

Crystalis CIB NES 3.00

Megaman 2 CIB NES 3.00

Willow CIB NES 3.00

1943 CIB NES 3.00

Joycard SSS Controller CIB NES 6.00

Toxic Crusaders NES 4.00

Caveman Games NES .99

World Champ NES 3.00

Side Pocket NES 3.00

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde NES 3.00

4 Quattro Sports NES 3.00

Arkanoid NES Trade

Shadowgate NES Trade

Solar Jetman NES Trade

Super Mario Land 3 GB .50

100 Nintendo Power Magazines and Strategy Guides 6.00

Maximum Carnage Gen 4.00

Aero The Acrobat Gen 4.00

Bubsy Gen 4.00

Chakan Gen 3.00

Earthworm Jim SNES 5.00

Super Alfred Chicken SNES 5.00

Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES 5.00

Skyblazer SNES 5.00

Axelay SNES 5.00

Mickeys Ultimate Challenge SNES 5.00

Super Turrican 2 SNES 6.00

Tenchu 2 CIB PS1 4.00

Qix CIB PS1 Free

Jeopardy! CIB PS1 .25

Rayman 2 N64 4.00

Aerofighters Assault N64 4.00

Pinball Fantasies Jaguar 10.00

I*War Jaguar 10.00

KOF Best Collection CIB Saturn Import 80.00

Nascar 2005 *loose Xbox .25

Ace Combat 04 CIB PS2 8.00

Black Nintendo DS System w/charger, case, and 2 games 60.00

Bad Mojo Redux NIB PC 2.00

CSI: Dark Motives CIB DS 12.00

Bust a Move CIB DS 18.00

Gears of War CIB 360 25.00

Intec Surround Sound System Sub, and 5 speakers (Looks like a Xbox) 24.00

 

Store Bought Goodies

M&Ms Break'em NIB DS 19.95

Wii Classic Controller NIB Wii 19.95

Sega Genesis Collection NIB PS2 19.99

Pinball Hall of Fame NIB PS2 9.82

World Heroes Anthology NIB PS2 9.82

SNK Arcade Classics NIB PS2 19.99

Obscure NIB PS2 19.99

Wii Fit NIB Wii 89.97

 

Ebay

 

Escape From Cybercity NIB CD-I

Defender of the Crown NIB CD-I

Mystic Midway NIB CD-I

Text Tiles NIB CD-I

Paid 7.99 for all of them

 

Picked up some AES goodness on another forum. All are loose and in gamer condition.

 

KOF 94'

Nam 1975

Ninja Combat

Ghost Pilots

Aggressors of Dark Kombat

Robo Army

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3.99 each saturn complete games

Resident Evil

herc's adventure

loaded

tetris plus

revolution x

 

dc games complete

tombraider chronicles sega gt and sega web browser (for the sega swirl game 1.99)

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Couldn't post during the weekend and I finally have the time now.

 

On Saturday my oldest son and I went to quite a few garage sales and came up with some nice items.

 

$2 each

 

Insector X - Genesis

Gauntlet IV - Genesis

Galaxy Force II - Genesis

Command & Conquer - N64

Warhammer: Dark Omen CIB - PSX

Darklight Conflict CIB - PSX

Heart Of Darkness CIB - PSX

Original Dreamcast controller

 

$1 each

 

Evolution - Dreamcast

Dreamcast VMU (needs batteries)

Dreamcast rumble unit

Overblood CIB - PSX

Intellivision Classics CIB - PSX

Tomb Raider CIB - PSX

Blaster Master (brand new and unopened!) - PSX

The Next Tetris (brand new and unopened!) - PSX

 

75 cents each

 

Axis & Allies - PC

Risk - PC

 

Passed on a 5200 in the original box with 20 games and tracball. He only wanted $30 for it, but I'm not a 5200 fan and just decided to leave it for someone else.

Edited by MCHufnagel

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dang!!! ghost you are the man homie especially getting those cib nes games

followed by aes games

where these from the same pawn shop?

The NES CIB games came from a pawn shop. There very minty and still have the shrinkwrap and original retail sticker on them. I picked up the AES games over at neo-geo.com. They arrived at my home this weekend. All told I put over 120 miles on my vehicle and visited numerous yardsales, pawn shops, flea markets, and thrifts. I started out at 8:00 am and made it home at 10:30 pm. The wife and I had a really good weekend together away from the kids.

Edited by Ghost Soldier

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