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These were found at a Goodwill for $5.99 each, all new and sealed. I wonder if these were part of a store or warehouse drop given the Blade II and Cabela games for both Xbox and PS2 (there was another sealed PS2 Blade II that I left).

 

You find a lot of sealed games cheap. I found a sealed xbox jade empire at goodwill the other day but it was $3

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It's easy to miss. On first glance, you would think it was just a CD deck, or perhaps a DVD player. I suspect many Nuons have been missed at yard sales and thrift shops for the same reason.

 

True, but not by me! :-D I got all three of my Nuon players at pawn shops, both of my CD-i players at thrift shops, and my Laseractive with Sega PAC at a thrift shop. I don't think I paid more than $10 for any of the Nuons or CD-i's but I will admit that the Laseractive was around $50. For some reason, thrifts are still way overpricing LD players, so the Laseractive wasn't any more than if it had been a regular player. By the way, my 910 has exactly the same problem with the drawer not closing all the way. I wonder if that it common.

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Nabbed the gameboy stuff for $1, nabbed the tetris for $.25, tomb raider for $.50, coleco games $.50 each for labels and $.25 each for non labels. I have no idea what the non labels are as I don't have a coleco anymore. Got the wii games for $10 :)

 

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I can't see the games

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True, but not by me! :-D I got all three of my Nuon players at pawn shops, both of my CD-i players at thrift shops, and my Laseractive with Sega PAC at a thrift shop. I don't think I paid more than $10 for any of the Nuons or CD-i's but I will admit that the Laseractive was around $50. For some reason, thrifts are still way overpricing LD players, so the Laseractive wasn't any more than if it had been a regular player. By the way, my 910 has exactly the same problem with the drawer not closing all the way. I wonder if that it common.

Its kind of a common problem. You probably need to replace the drive belt.

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Its kind of a common problem. You probably need to replace the drive belt.

Nice to know the problem with mine is easily fixable. I'm also glad mine doesn't sound like a screeching banshee when it opens. Edited by nightwheel

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My CL find. Midway Super Pac-Man working, Gottlieb's Golden Arrow (minor ball release problem), and Turbo Cockpit (unknown problem. believed to be monitor issue).

 

I was able to test the pinball machine there. I have yet to power the Turbo up. Trouble shooting comes this weekend for those two.

 

$350 for the lot. I figured the Super Pac was worth that. The other 2 are something for me and the kids work on. Our 1st arcade machine projects. Stocked for the weekend!

 

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Roadium swap meet finds...

 

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PS1 Power Serve 3D Tennis-$3

Sealed PS2 R-Type Final-$4

GameCube Pikmin 2 (missing manual)-$2

PS2 Promo NFR Shadow Hearts-$5

PSP Monster Hunter Freedom Unite demo disc-$1

 

The highlight of the day was recognizing one of the sellers from a garage sale that I had 2 weeks ago, and then recognizing some of my old stuff on her table!

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Flea market finds:

 

NES Remote Control and Championship Bowling are both complete, in great shape and were $5 each. GC Custom Robo and PS2 Freaky Flyers were $2 each, and the Japanese PS2 Evergrace II was $5

 

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Goodwill finds, $5.99 each. MP4 and MKDD are missing their manuals, a too-common trait the I've been running into lately among GameCube games.

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Well...if arcade finds count..

$90 on Craig's list

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If that doesn't count, then I don't know what does! :-o :lust:

 

But seriously, that is an awesome find!

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Did a trade with a good friend.

 

I traded for Diablo for PS1, and he threw in the other 2 for free!

 

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Power supply was dead, so purchased as non working. Opened it to find a new one in the box.

 

And that is how it is done ... great find, enjoy the arcade cab!

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Fridays at my flea market are really hit or miss. I either find nothing whatsoever, or multiple items I've been searching for for months, if not years. Today was the latter.

 

Seganet DC keyboard: $3

PXL-2000 camcorder: $12

Hey You Pikachu complete: $5

Superpad 64 Plus controller: $1

 

Flea Market 08/09/2013

 

I'm most excited about the PXL-2000 and the DC keyboard. I've been keeping my open, hoping I'd find either one of those for about two years now, and today I found both of them. Same seller even, so I was able to negotiate the price a bit more.

 

Edit: My friend also gave me a Mario Paint cartridge, a SNES mouse, and the mouse pad last night, but I don't have a picture. He's trying to start a Mario Paint collective.

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CIB 2600 Donkey Kong for $6 at the local game store. Not a great price but acceptable. They had Trick Shot CIB for $9 but left it, maybe next time if I bring in some trade bait.

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Anybody want a 1998 RCA portable LCD TV still sealed in the package? Found it Saturday.

 

Is it a TFT screen, or one of those old passive-matrix screens?

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