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Today's goodies:

 

BioHazard Battle - $3

Tyrants - $4

Marksman Shooting - $4

Outrun 2019 - $2

Vectorman 2 - $2

King of Monsters 2 - $2

STTNG - $2

Jurassic Park 2 - $2

Stunt Race FX - $2

Wipeout 3 - $2

Capcom Plug and Play - $4 (1942, Commando, Ghosts & Goblins)

 

 

Never seen one of those Capcom controllers. How does it feel? Are they micro switches?

 

 

AX

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Yes they do pop like the Jag, I saw ir for myself at Jagfest UK last year :sad:

 

What do you mean they "pop"? :?

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Today's goodies:

 

BioHazard Battle - $3

Tyrants - $4

Marksman Shooting - $4

Outrun 2019 - $2

Vectorman 2 - $2

King of Monsters 2 - $2

STTNG - $2

Jurassic Park 2 - $2

Stunt Race FX - $2

Wipeout 3 - $2

Capcom Plug and Play - $4 (1942, Commando, Ghosts & Goblins)

 

 

Never seen one of those Capcom controllers. How does it feel? Are they micro switches?

 

 

AX

 

Without taking it apart, it feels like it uses microswitches. It also has a slot for "gamekeys" which I assume are like other cartridges containing more games, which seems to me to defeat the purpose of an all in one plug and play unit.

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Just one find, but I've been wanting this game. Pity the manual has water damage and the pages are stuck together.

 

Valkyrie Profile: $4

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Man, two Valkyrie Profiles found in one day for cheap. This after a few weeks of my buying one for nearly $50 :( Oh well... I did find one for 97 cents once, and sold it like a dumb ass before I was collecting PSX. At least I got $100ish for it (was around 2005).

 

AX

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I found a Valkyrie Profile not long ago for $5 and got in the upper 70's for it on ebay. I guess the price went down in the last 5 years, many things have. Still a great profit for all of us that got it for cheap or awesome to add to your collection.

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I picked up Jurassic Park: Lost World for Genesis, new in box at a flea market for $4. Sold it for $10 within 10 hours. I also found Mario Party 8 Wii NIB for $20. Sold it for $35 within 24 hours.

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Today's goodies:

 

BioHazard Battle - $3

Tyrants - $4

Marksman Shooting - $4

Outrun 2019 - $2

Vectorman 2 - $2

King of Monsters 2 - $2

STTNG - $2

Jurassic Park 2 - $2

Stunt Race FX - $2

Wipeout 3 - $2

Capcom Plug and Play - $4 (1942, Commando, Ghosts & Goblins)

 

Is it just me or did anyone else notice that this store/guy put the price stickers on those loose Genesis carts PROPERLY? About friggin' time!

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Is it just me or did anyone else notice that this store/guy put the price stickers on those loose Genesis carts PROPERLY? About friggin' time!

 

A few other customers and I have had a talk with the owners about that issue. It never used to be that way but thankfully they're coming around :)

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It would appear that I've just taken myself a ~$30 gamble on a recently deceased Vectrex. eBay Auction -- Item Number: 3205571014301?ff3=2&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&item=320557101430&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]

 

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I already have a pair of controllers and a scramble cart from years of thrift store hunting, but we'll see how repairs go before I call victory on this one. No sound or vid outside of a white dot. recently worked, but the fact that I was only competing against one other bidder is a bit worrisome.

Edited by Reaperman

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It would appear that I've just taken myself a ~$30 gamble on a recently deceased Vectrex. eBay Auction -- Item Number: 3205571014301?ff3=2&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&item=320557101430&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]

 

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I already have a pair of controllers and a scramble cart from years of thrift store hunting, but we'll see how repairs go before I call victory on this one. No sound or vid outside of a white dot. recently worked, but the fact that I was only competing against one other bidder is a bit worrisome.

 

If nothing else, it is a good shell. I've seen plenty of ugly shell units (cracked) sell cheap but working. I think you did pretty good for $30 SHIPPED. At first I didn't think so till I saw that was the total after shipping.

 

AX

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My wife and I were out and about and on a whim stopped at a garage sale. Heres what I got for $2

 

SNES - Super Mario All*Stars

N64 - Cruisin U.S.A.

N64 - Tetrisphere

N64 - Super Smash Bros.

N64 - Mario Cart 64

 

One of my very few finds in the wild.

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Nothing great this week,

 

1 - SNES Controller, $2 Works great

1 - NES Controller, $2 Did not work, but can be used for parts.

1 - Bubsy (Genesis), $2 Love this game, works great.

1 - Political Machine 2008 (PC), $3 Dont play too many PC but damn this game is addicting.

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It would appear that I've just taken myself a ~$30 gamble on a recently deceased Vectrex. eBay Auction -- Item Number: 3205571014301?ff3=2&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&item=320557101430&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]

 

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I already have a pair of controllers and a scramble cart from years of thrift store hunting, but we'll see how repairs go before I call victory on this one. No sound or vid outside of a white dot. recently worked, but the fact that I was only competing against one other bidder is a bit worrisome.

 

Reaperman, I am sending out some mojo for you...I predict the package will get jostled around just enough in transit to make it work again. Happy Scrambling!!! Morgan

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Hello all,

Great weekend for fun, not so great for treasure finds. :)

Did find the following:

 

A2600 Backgammon $1.99

A7800 Super Huey! $2.70

A7800 Winter Games $2.70

NES Breakthru $1.99

NES Guerrilla War $1.99

 

PS One dual shock controller $2.00

First gen Genny with Knuckles Chaotic $5.00 (OK, that was pretty good)

 

Also found Redneck Rampage for the PC for $1.99. Loaded up DosBox and it plays great, forgot how much fun that game was.

Edited by Shephda

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Diablo Battle Chest - $9.99

Complete with all discs, instructions, strategy guide and catalog. Didn't know there were board games or books based on their games....

 

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Radeon 7500 64MB DDR AGP video card - $9.99

Have not tried the card to see if it works. It looks unused. I know it's not the fastest thing in the world, but for what I play it's fine.

 

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I don't usually see these in the wild:

 

Atari XEGS with keyboard

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Hardball

Bug Hunt

Flight Sim 2

Barnyard Blaster

Food Fight

Ace of Aces

Blue Max

Rescue On Fractalus

 

Works great. Tested the ram, all good, nice clean unit - only $9.99 for everything at Value Village.

 

Its a little yellowed but the picture makes it worse than it is. Nice back up unit :)

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Nice find Atarileaf.

 

I hit up some thrift shops today and I picked up a White dualshock PSone controller, Tyco RC Demo for the PS1, and a Dreamcast 3rd party memory card. I still have yet to check that.

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I snagged a great deal on a Game Boy Advance SP (I think it's the original SP). It comes with Street Fighter Alpha 3 (score!), Jake Long (I'll probably sell this), Wade Hixton's Counter Punch (don't know about this), FIFA Soccer 2003 (definitely selling this), Konami Arcade Advance (yay!), Namco Museum (another score), Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (don't know), and a charger. Here's the auction:

 

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 2805302123831?ff3=2&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&item=280530212383&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]

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Went to a local shop tonight and finally struck a deal on a near perfect top loading NES!

This completes my Nintendo console collection (except for a few of the color variation N64's).

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Tried again a bit more today, not much better

 

Pac-Man (Atari 2600) $0.50 I know its not a great port, but I have just got my 2600 recently so....

Defender (Atari 2600) $0.50 :3

Combat (Atari 2600) $0.50 :3

Gremlins 2 (NES) $3 I expected this to suck, oddly it did not.

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Tried again a bit more today, not much better

 

Pac-Man (Atari 2600) $0.50 I know its not a great port, but I have just got my 2600 recently so....

Defender (Atari 2600) $0.50 :3

Combat (Atari 2600) $0.50 :3

Gremlins 2 (NES) $3 I expected this to suck, oddly it did not.

 

Nice, to me it's the thrill of the hunt. Don't matter if it's an ultra rare or an everyday common.

Good hunting and have fun!

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