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Topic   Find of the week

Y2k
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16-Nov-2001(#1)
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lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-May(#121)
There are two dial adjustments for grip strength. One is for the initial grab and the second if for hold.
Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-May(#122)
lpeters82 wrote:
> So...I bought a claw machine at the Midwest Gaming Classic. I was there for work
> and my wife and kids were there. My wife came over and said she thought our kids
> would really like a crane machine and that was all I needed to here. I think I'm
> going to retheme it with the aliens from Toy Story.
>
> After winning I filled it up and put it on freeplay for the rest of the show. Our
> work was impressed by the traffic it brought over, so they ordered one to retheme
> and take with us to future shows.
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/86Avnd7.jpg 545 969{imgt}

Make sure to go the extra mile and get custom paint and decals from Pizza Planet!!!!
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 3-May(#123)
Oduomega wrote:
> Make sure to go the extra mile and get custom paint and decals from Pizza Planet!!!!

Working on it as I type this...."Oooooh! The Claw". I'm not going to have the metal piece repowder coated, so I'm going to try to work with the existing blue.

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Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
3-May(#124)
lpeters82 wrote:
> Oduomega wrote:
>> Make sure to go the extra mile and get custom paint and decals from Pizza Planet!!!!
>
> Working on it as I type this...."Oooooh! The Claw". I'm not going to have the metal
> piece repowder coated, so I'm going to try to work with the existing blue.
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/t49EJY8.jpg 2592 3240{imgt}
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/Yq3JgM0.jpg 2592 3240{imgt}

If you're going for that retro vibe though, I'd highly recommend getting it styled in Pizza Planet colors and decals. Would boost resale value too, since it can cater to Toy Story fans looking for a nice display piece.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
3-May(#125)
lpeters82 wrote:
> So...I bought a claw machine at the Midwest Gaming Classic. I was there for work
> and my wife and kids were there. My wife came over and said, "I think the girls would
> like a crane machine." I took it from there and bid on it at the auction. I think
> I'm going to retheme it to Toy Story.
>
> After winning I filled it up and put it on freeplay for the rest of the show. My
> coworkers were impressed by the traffic it brought over, so they ordered one to retheme.
> We'll be taking it to our future shows.
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/86Avnd7.jpg 545 969{imgt}

IF you don't mind me asking, what is your profession? Seems like a cool job, getting to travel to MGC and having a dedicated claw machine to bring to shows.
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
3-May(#126)
He's a pinball wizard.
tarzanpat
Canada
3-May(#127)
Got 2 deals. First was a driver san francisco in dvd case for pc, the other I believe was splinter cell conviction. He wanted a box of timbits for it, but lived 6 hours away. I said, would you ship driver for $8. He said sure. Got back to me that he shipped both, so prob spent $6 on shipping + padded, and still needed timbits, so said $8 to be fair or $10, prob what he wanted. Sent $10 for it. Enroute.

Another deal, though this one is a little more vague. Forgot to snap a pic and he deleted it when I etransfered. Got tracking number. 6 sealed games in boxes. 2 Heroes of might and magic millenium edition, but both different but I know both are heroes, crusader of might and magic, sheep, some virtual I believe pool 2 game, and some airplane or airport game. All of them are sealed in boxes, not mint condition for sure. BUT HERE'S THE KICKER: They Are All Missing Their UPC barcodes. Have been cut out. Paid $25 + $25 for shipping.

Spent $60, making $77 of a local deal, sold some tickets for $51.50 yesterday, barely sold cuz it was running out of time, and I caved and lowered and lowered lol. Won them so whatever. Wasn't a show I really wanted to see anyways. But from the $77 I need $60 to pay my line of credit this month, since I spent that today via etransfer. All in all, May is a month I'm going to try and kickstart more to do, so hopefully, it ends up being alright and good. Also seen a gamecube with mario strikers and zelda collector's edition, and some other whatever game, for $50, but with shipping, and I'm not big on shipping anyways, and I trust myself with pc games. It was in the same vicinity that I got the pc games, but 3.5 hours, did that for the last lot with that oversized LOTR battle for middle earth II game. Not doing that again lol
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 3-May(#128)
lpeters82 wrote:
> There are two dial adjustments for grip strength. One is for the initial grab and
> the second if for hold.
That's news to me. The claw grip strength can actually be adjusted? Wow. I wonder how many arcade places/bowling alleys/etc keep it on full strength (I don't know if all claw machines are adjustable, no idea).

On a side note, I have to give credit to the Dave & Buster's I've gone to many times in the past. Their claw machine is definitely set to full grip strength. When you play that claw machine, you know that you actually have a chance at winning.

In contrast to one of the lousiest crane machines I've played a long time ago at some convenience store. That claw would drop down perfectly around your prize and then smoothly recede while not gripping the item at all. One of the laziest claws ever.
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
3-May(#129)
Maybe I'm just not knowing enough about the mechanics of those- but knowingly making it harder to win without having to advertise the difficulty seems - off. I guess it's consider a gambling machine?
Porksta
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (3 minutes ago)
3-May(#130)
Correct - those arcade games can be set to payout at pretty much any frequency the owners choose. Mark Rober made a video about the spinning light game - he made a device to stop the light at the exact moment the light would give max earnings. It rarely stopped as it should.

Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
3-May(#131)
Yikes. Seems like they should at least be required to post odds.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 4-May(#132)
https://www.imgur.com/a/rGdxJUg

need some help. He wants around $250 for it. I see that emerald is worth near that alone. Good deal. Should I counter at $200 or possibly seem cheap. What can I recoup reselling this. Please reply asap, and let me know. Appreciate it, if you help me out and get it I can send you some paypal soon for some nice treat that you're feeling that would spoil you and make you happy that day. No more than $3 lol. And if not right, I will mail you a ketchup packet.

nevermind, seems I looked at the carts, and emerald is prob a knockoff. Could see it from the way it's cut out. Seems this guy wants to rip someone off. Am I right on it, or just console is not my thing?

https://www.imgur.com/a/XQo8107

also looking at above. He wants $200 but I inquired about strikers, mario party and mario kart. Than I added in hoops. What should I pay to make at least double?
Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
4-May(#133)
Emerald is that expensive cart-only?

Man, the world is crazy.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 4-May(#134)
Best1989 wrote:
> Emerald is that expensive cart-only?
>
> Man, the world is crazy.

It's around the $180 mark give or take on ebay CAD value. Sometimes more, usually not less. But I seen some that seem like knock offs, and this cart looked a little like it. If I ever go garage sale hunting, I'll prob miss lots of good console deals. Have data, can always check lol

And PS: I offered $75 for the 4 console games, he said no. I said $110? He replied and I said do they have manuals? I guess he checked, they didnt have and figured I was going to lower the price. Still a bit aways and I don't feel like travelling. Not to mention, there are some snipers for console stuff. I see pc stuff sometimes idling, and have time to pick up no real hurry. Less postings, but at least I usually know my stuff. Was last night, and prob more people messaged about the whole lot. I don't really want a gamecube and the other games he had there. Woke up, no replies, guess he found a better deal for him
Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
4-May(#135)
tarzanpat wrote:
> Best1989 wrote:
>> Emerald is that expensive cart-only?
>>
>> Man, the world is crazy.
>
> It's around the $180 mark give or take on ebay CAD value. Sometimes more, usually
> not less. But I seen some that seem like knock offs, and this cart looked a little
> like it. If I ever go garage sale hunting, I'll prob miss lots of good console deals.
> Have data, can always check lol
>
> And PS: I offered $75 for the 4 console games, he said no. I said $110? He replied
> and I said do they have manuals? I guess he checked, they didnt have and figured
> I was going to lower the price. Still a bit aways and I don't feel like travelling.
> Not to mention, there are some snipers for console stuff. I see pc stuff sometimes
> idling, and have time to pick up no real hurry. Less postings, but at least I usually
> know my stuff. Was last night, and prob more people messaged about the whole lot.
> I don't really want a gamecube and the other games he had there. Woke up, no replies,
> guess he found a better deal for him
Looks like a fair bit of overvaluing/pickiness on his part. If he wants to get what he thinks is a "fair" price, the onus is on him to come up with a number that satisfies himself and the buyer. I personally don't think a copy of Emerald is worth 150 USD/180 CAD, and would be more of a buyer at 60-70 USD for a loose copy with a working battery.

Economics 101, really. If you wanna sell something and are putting too high a price on it (as some resellers are want to do in collector's markets), then he's gonna sit on it for however long it takes him to find a willing buyer at that (arguably inflated) price.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 4-May(#136)
Frank wrote:
> lpeters82 wrote:
> IF you don't mind me asking, what is your profession? Seems like a cool job, getting
> to travel to MGC and having a dedicated claw machine to bring to shows.

This past December I quit a good job to work for a pinball company. I don't really have an official title, but I'm writing the rules for our next game and helping with game design for the games after that. I'll be able to talk a lot more about it when the title I'm working on is announced to the public.

PS: If anyone happens to have connections with licensing at places like Disney, Nintendo, Universal, etc. I'd love to here from you. Licensing is by one of the most difficult aspects of game design.

nonamesleft wrote:
> That's news to me. The claw grip strength can actually be adjusted? Wow. I wonder
> how many arcade places/bowling alleys/etc keep it on full strength (I don't know
> if all claw machines are adjustable, no idea).

I would be surprised if anywhere keeps there claws on full strength. At least on mine that would pretty much guarantee a win on every drop. At least with smaller sized plush. As other have said newer games like this actually have settings where they will not allow a win until so much money has been earned...thus the operator is guaranteed to make a profit, even when there are higher end prizes in the machine.
Gildon_Dancypants
Silver Good Trader
5-May(#137)
My work schedule has been a little crazy lately, but I managed to get out to sales a few times in April. Video game hunting has been really hard around here lately, but I've had some decent pickups.

Grabbed these for $15 from a neighbor who collects comics but picks up games on the side. He didn't know how to clean or test these, but I got them all working.

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In my spare time I help host a monthly cult movie night, and one feature is a crappy raffle at the end of the night where we give out weird/kitschy prizes. I grabbed these for a total of about $5 and I'm really looking forward to handing them out.

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One of my favorite community sales of the season took place last week, so I took my daughter out and made a day of it. I grabbed the handheld lot for $40 and the N64 lot for $20. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get the GBA and Pac-Man Collection to work, but everything else is in good condition.

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And lastly, some fun little DVD/decoration pickups for my wife and the kids that were $10.

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Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (16 seconds ago) Secret Santa
5-May(#138)
@Gildon_Dancypants If you can't get the GBA working, you can still get a fair bit for it busted on eBay. I was surprised by how much when I sold a few.

There were some garage sales today and I grabbed 18 video games/tv show seasons for $28 total. Nothing really noteworthy.
tarzanpat
Canada
5-May(#139)
Got a deal. Not sure how good it really is, but figured I'd ask if he's ever around the area. He said he can come by, so I said, $5 or $10 for deliver. The lot was $10. He said $10 flat.

https://www.imgur.com/a/1GsUauN

That's what I got. I know a few people were inquiring about call of duty 4 modern warfare and this has 2 copies. Looked through some sim games, and some had the manuals and keys, some didn't. Don't know how complete it'll all be, the dude said it's his son's, but gave me a fair price. Just had to take it. Also noticed baldur's gate in folder but missing some discs. If it ever gets rarer I can sell individual discs lol. More stuff to sort through soon, and lots less will be up online, as people like to garage sale this kinda stuff I'm sure. Anyways, sharing all my deals of late, kinda like I share most if not all contests I find on another forum. Take it or leave it, I browse pc game deals in my spare and bored time in the lab lol
tarzanpat
Canada
* 5-May(#140)
a package just came in, and the games that were supposed to be new and sealed, just the upc cut out, are in mint condition, prob never played, but open box, with upc's cut out. Def not what I was expecting, bummed out, messaged him, but seems sometimes you get the back end of the stick in these deals with people just not knowing enough about them or listing them incorrectly.

Got might and magic millenium edition, heroes of might and magic millenium edition, crusaders of might & magic, sheep, airport tycoon and virtual pool 2. No upcs, not new and sealed in boxes, just checked out the 2 millenium's and prob will make my money back with the boxes as they are. Might not ask too much for a box, but seems can easily get $30 profit for each without boxes. Can't expect too much all the time lol

UPDATED:
https://www.imgur.com/a/mEckMpk

What I got. Crusader and Virtual Pool seem to be worse condition boxes. Thinking of selling the 2 magics millenium editions with no upcs for $70 CAD or so each on ebay. Think I can get higher? Saw a regular no box sell for $38. Prob will try a little higher, since I see ones with boxes going for a premium. Than again I have a quake team arena and new in boxes seem to be $250 if lucky, $300, and I'm selling one without upc and no bites and it's new and sealed.

The other 4 games, crusaders, pool, sheep and airport, I'll prob chuck the boxes out and sell the contents. Crusaders, airport and pool are sealed jewels.

EDITED AND UPDATED AGAIN: checked US ebay, and seems the heroes one is rarer than the other. Also doesnt help that someone put 2x the value on a complete in box with strategy guide might millenium and it sold prob immediately lol. Meh, will try. I might need to look at US ebay more closely and align all my prices on the stuff that hasn't sold yet. Some I may even raise, but prob not

tarzanpat
Canada
6-May(#141)
Just a funny fyi, found an older account, prob had 1 or 2 more, but seems I even got a btr back than. I don't remember. If link doesn't work, it's because it's an inactive account, but yeah, username was profanedj. I just liked profanity and liked headbanging anthems. I def was no dj lol, no idea.

http://gametz.com/?user=profanedj&tab=Trades&Next=...

so i was around way back when pc trading was still a thing lol
Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
6-May(#142)
tarzanpat wrote:
> Just a funny fyi, found an older account, prob had 1 or 2 more, but seems I even
> got a btr back than. I don't remember. If link doesn't work, it's because it's an
> inactive account, but yeah, username was profanedj. I just liked profanity and liked
> headbanging anthems. I def was no dj lol, no idea.
>
>
> so i was around way back when pc trading was still a thing lol

You should ask the Moderators to merge your old account into your current one.

Did you ever resolve that BTR?

@bill

incubus421
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
6-May(#143)
tarzanpat wrote:
> a package just came in, and the games that were supposed to be new and sealed, just
> the upc cut out, are in mint condition, prob never played, but open box, with upc's
> cut out. Def not what I was expecting, bummed out, messaged him, but seems sometimes
> you get the back end of the stick in these deals with people just not knowing enough
> about them or listing them incorrectly.
>
> Got might and magic millenium edition, heroes of might and magic millenium edition,
> crusaders of might & magic, sheep, airport tycoon and virtual pool 2. No upcs, not
> new and sealed in boxes, just checked out the 2 millenium's and prob will make my
> money back with the boxes as they are. Might not ask too much for a box, but seems
> can easily get $30 profit for each without boxes. Can't expect too much all the time
> lol
>
> UPDATED:
>
> What I got. Crusader and Virtual Pool seem to be worse condition boxes. Thinking
> of selling the 2 magics millenium editions with no upcs for $70 CAD or so each on
> ebay. Think I can get higher? Saw a regular no box sell for $38. Prob will try a
> little higher, since I see ones with boxes going for a premium. Than again I have
> a quake team arena and new in boxes seem to be $250 if lucky, $300, and I'm selling
> one without upc and no bites and it's new and sealed.
>
> The other 4 games, crusaders, pool, sheep and airport, I'll prob chuck the boxes
> out and sell the contents. Crusaders, airport and pool are sealed jewels.
>
> EDITED AND UPDATED AGAIN: checked US ebay, and seems the heroes one is rarer than
> the other. Also doesnt help that someone put 2x the value on a complete in box with
> strategy guide might millenium and it sold prob immediately lol. Meh, will try. I
> might need to look at US ebay more closely and align all my prices on the stuff that
> hasn't sold yet. Some I may even raise, but prob not
>
>

Happy to see another person interested in big box PC, and especially Might & Magic. I've been trying to complete my M&M collection, can't find the elusive big box for Heroes of Might & Magic II GOLD Edition. Prices are rather all over the place due to scarcity. I've seen some big boxes by themselves fall through the cracks and go for little. Finding an average is difficult enough for the games themselves, let alone a box or manual on its own.
Gypsy
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6-May(#144)
Thankfully I got my pc stuff many years ago. Has to be hard to find the old desirable titles now. I recently got around to making another shelf so I could display them all.

People here are doing garage sales today despite the rain. Been fun, found some goodies but no games.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 6-May(#145)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> tarzanpat wrote:
>> Just a funny fyi, found an older account, prob had 1 or 2 more, but seems I even
>> got a btr back than. I don't remember. If link doesn't work, it's because it's
> an
>> inactive account, but yeah, username was profanedj. I just liked profanity and
> liked
>> headbanging anthems. I def was no dj lol, no idea.
>>
>>
>> so i was around way back when pc trading was still a thing lol
>
> You should ask the Moderators to merge your old account into your current one.
>
> Did you ever resolve that BTR?
>
> @bill
>
>

I'm not sure when that person left, but I know I was doing something else, and it was one of the last trades. I think when I got back on, and my account was still active, he might've already disappeared and was inactive, so could never fix it. I think I wanted to after it lingered for a while, but did send I'm pretty sure. Can't really remember exactly that long ago but I think that's what happened.

As for games, yeah, I find a lot, but I recently found lots of good console deals. Guess what, no replies. Must be long dead or already pending when I get around to them. So I'm stuck with what I know, pc games. They're usually on for longer than the average console lot lol

tarzanpat
Canada
6-May(#146)
And as for pc games, played a lot of them. Picked these ones without the upc, but all are like new inside. Will prob put the might and magic millenium @ 50 or 55 CAD, and put the heroes at $70 - $80. Unsure if it'll sell missing the upc, but if I make double off those 2 (paid $50 shipped, and $120 on ebay is around $100 for you), I can prob get another $50 or $60 from the 3 new jewels. I might give the boxes without upc's away locally (except the milleniums), don't want to waste them, but have no room to keep spare boxes, well, I could make them flat and put them where I keep the boxes. Big fan of pc games even though I don't play. Yesterday saw a working slim ps3 and xbox 360 no cables, but worked with like 100 for ps3 and xbox 360 games, jurassic park the game stuck out for xbox 360 but man he wanted $125 for it all. Missed it too. Would have been a lot of $5 or so games to list, but back to the pc drawing board. Maybe console deals are for others lol, since I gotta do more research but am getting better at figuring out what's a good deal or not. Maybe I'll post one at some point. Good deal hunting to y'all, and yeah, garage sales are hitting. Sometimes they post them online, and say if they got games or not. But I take it you gotta be there early from what I hear. My uncle wants me to collect some vinyl for him, garage sales seems like the only place for good deals on that. We'll see. Staying comfortable waiting for more warmth. Can't take things too seriously, but need to catch up from some slacking. Summer months for better deals, and more fun all around!
Gypsy
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6-May(#147)
Got a NCAA Basketball 10 for a dollar. Always nice.
Porksta
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* 6-May(#148)
Gypsy wrote:
> Got a NCAA Basketball 10 for a dollar. Always nice.

Two of us finding it in one week for good prices! Awesome!

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (16 seconds ago) Secret Santa
* 6-May(#149)
Porksta wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Got a NCAA Basketball 10 for a dollar. Always nice.
>
> Two of us finding it in one week for good prices! Awesome!
>
>

Hell yeah. Always a quick sale too.

I got a bunch of cheap dvds and blurays again today. Nothing really noteworthy but all 25-50 cents. The last sale I hit they were 50 cents but everything was like new, or still sealed. That one was not part of the town I went to either, just literally on the way home perhaps a mile away from me, so I figured might as well stop.
tarzanpat
Canada
6-May(#150)
https://www.imgur.com/a/ozw1s70

hey nevermind, the lot is still available. Worth it for $125. 2 systems and like 50 games, thought it might be 100 but counted. Let me know, some time to get there, but might pick up if worth it. $350 value at least? Let me know
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 6-May(#151)
Ah crap, Canada, lol. I was gonna say, if you end up snagging it, I'd be down for a PS3 bundle, but shipping's gonna murder that.

If that's in CAD that's a steal, go get it.
tarzanpat
Canada
6-May(#152)
DarkFact wrote:
> Ah crap, Canada, lol. I was gonna say, if you end up snagging it, I'd be down for
> a PS3 bundle, but shipping's gonna murder that.
>
> If that's in CAD that's a steal, go get it.

Yeah, not replying now. Gave it some time to come here and make sure it's a good deal. Guess we'll see, not too far, different area, so should be fun. We'll see. Will have lots and lots of stuff to start listing out if it's good. I can pass on a good deal to a fellow gtzer though, so try me if you're interested. Are the cables the same as for a ps3, there's my sis's ps4 here, and was wondering if I can test the ps3 and some games later
Gypsy
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6-May(#153)
Great deal but shipping from Canada kills passing it along to anyone here. That's a lot of gaming action. I remember when I shipped a SNES to Canada for $14. Can't imagine what that would run now.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 6-May(#154)
I recall I used to send cd's and dvd's in bubble mailers for at most $7, prob $6. Now they have to go as media mail, and it's around $11. Some people still say they're sending letters and send cd's/dvd's, but yeah, if buying a lot of stuff, the package is around $30 prob. A system and games, might be $35 or $40 even. It's definately not helped my selling, as some things I try to sell to Canucks for $2.20 lettermail if under 100 grams, and $3.60 if over 100 grams. All singles usually fall in either. Can't really compete elsewhere, and haven't gotten used to claiming it's a letter and getting it sent cheap. They know me, I only ship media, I'd prob have to go to another post office lol

PS: Think I got the deal. He replied with address, I just asked for cell number that I could text upon arriving. Either busy or at work by his reply times, but all good
Gypsy
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6-May(#155)
I risked the letter thing for someone here awhile back (they were paying shipping and said they were okay with taking the chance). Game case ended up being shattered but the disc was still okay somehow.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 6-May(#156)
Gypsy wrote:
> I risked the letter thing for someone here awhile back (they were paying shipping
> and said they were okay with taking the chance). Game case ended up being shattered
> but the disc was still okay somehow.

I recall, and it was on gtz, I sent something that way. And it had tire marks, I wanted restitution from Canada Post, but too much hanging around, I just let it be. I refunded the person, but the lettermail had tire marks on it, and game was crushed. Hasn't happened in a long time. Guess things are getting better, including the post. Or they no longer lose packages moving them around on forklifts, or something
tarzanpat
Canada
6-May(#157)
Got the deal. But before I was going to leave, I messaged about a wii game lot, than saw she had a ps3 lot, a ps2 with cables and controllers all for $25 each and a red wii in box for $50. Said I'd take it all, to cut me a little deal. When I got back, she had 11 listings, down to 3, never got back to me, and i left my cell.

But a little out of the city, I scored a deal that I thought I missed, but was still available. Guess people like big things they can easily flip for double or more, and big titles. Seen lots of people selling low cost games, and all the marios are gone lol. Don't mind going a bit aways sometimes, but lots of work listing it all down the line, I'm sure lol. Xbox 360 had controllers, ps3 no controllers
ChronoLe
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-May(#158)
Picked up an original launch PS3 60gb CechA01. Warranty seal still intact. Everything working but the disc drive. Should be a good little learning project. I also have several 80gb BC models that I'm gonna try to bring back to life this year.

Also grabbed some disc only Saturn games that are super scratched, would be nice if I can get any of them working. The lot was only $20 and included Astal, Golden Axe, VF2, VC1, UMK3, Dark Stalkers, & command and conquer. Taking them to a shop tomorrow, fingers crossed.
Gypsy
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7-May(#159)
Quick trip to a small town for garage sales today but good hits.

Some bluray TV show seasons for $1 each. Also grabbed all of Mutant X for my brother at a $1 a season.

Stack of mostly ps3 and a wii game for $10. Maybe 17 games total. Some are loose and were in the cases with the matching games for the case. In the need for speed carbon case was an NCAA basketball 10.
Oduomega
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7-May(#160)
ChronoLe wrote:
> Picked up an original launch PS3 60gb CechA01. Warranty seal still intact. Everything
> working but the disc drive. Should be a good little learning project. I also have
> several 80gb BC models that I'm gonna try to bring back to life this year.
>
> Also grabbed some disc only Saturn games that are super scratched, would be nice
> if I can get any of them working. The lot was only $20 and included Astal, Golden
> Axe, VF2, VC1, UMK3, Dark Stalkers, & command and conquer. Taking them to a shop
> tomorrow, fingers crossed.

The CD drives on those OG PS3's were finicky AF iirc. Not sure if replacing the drive will be easy.
Kommie
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7-May(#161)
ChronoLe wrote:
> Picked up an original launch PS3 60gb CechA01. Warranty seal still intact. Everything
> working but the disc drive. Should be a good little learning project. I also have
> several 80gb BC models that I'm gonna try to bring back to life this year.
>
> Also grabbed some disc only Saturn games that are super scratched, would be nice
> if I can get any of them working. The lot was only $20 and included Astal, Golden
> Axe, VF2, VC1, UMK3, Dark Stalkers, & command and conquer. Taking them to a shop
> tomorrow, fingers crossed.

Ripping them to a computer would be the best way to figure out if they work.

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