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Topic   Find of the week

Y2k
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16-Nov-2001(#1)
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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.
ChronoLe
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-May(#162)
Oduomega wrote:
> ChronoLe wrote:
>> Picked up an original launch PS3 60gb CechA01.
> The CD drives on those OG PS3's were finicky AF iirc. Not sure if replacing the drive
> will be easy.

I swapped a few drives out about a decade ago. I remember changing out some 80gb bc systems, but probably not the 60gb og. Hopefully nothing too broken with this one. I do recall needing to remove the pairing board before getting to the drive itself. A lot of wires/ribbon cables in that machine. I still love it though. It's too bad most of them need to be refurbished at some point. I don't see myself buying a reball station, so hopefully de-lid and some capacitor replacing will do the trick to keep these ones alive.
ChronoLe
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-May(#163)
Kommie wrote:
> 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.

Dark Stalkers, MK3, and Golden Axe were beyond saving. In my experience, some games that rip okay still end up not booting up. But thanks for the tip, always nice to have alternative options to check.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 8-May(#164)
Just took a look at some of my last buys. There was a Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 in there for xbox 360 so that's a bonus. Skimmed (but have no real knowledge, didn't check online), but seemed like some commons, some maybe uncommon in terms of pricing, but maybe I'll get surprised as an older $25 + game has to be somewhat rare, or rare in that it's collectible or people want it on their shelves and in their drives.

The ps3 slim is a CECH 4001C so I assume it's also got 500gb. The Xbox 360 S console 1439, says it's either 4gb or 250gb, but prob the latter given the ps3, but will have to boot up to check. Sent a message for someone selling a ps3 controller if they ever make their way down here. It's $10 and I didn't ask if the sticks rotate around without sticking or if all the buttons press on and don't get stuck. Either way, they both have their power cords. 3 controllers for the 360, but one controller's missing battery in pack and closer lid. Assuming 2 work, will just toss one in free. Thinking it's gotta go on the bay, as I checked some local prices and they're all over the place. Oh yeah, the ps3 might not be that collectible as it's got a tiny dab of pink nail glitter that doesn't seem to want to come off. Either way, good find. Thanks to the posters that said def a go. Darkfact and Gypsy, but I think I messaged right after DarkFact confirmed. Don't have any paypal now, but should get something to sell soon via that method and will send you a few CAD dollars for a cold treat, assuming it's cold now. Did say that before, so I guess I gotta keep at it. Don't mind, it just cemented the deal, and checking it out, it's def a deal.

Just reminded myself of the count, 25 ps3 games, 34 xbox 360 games. Might take 2 weeks since I get paid one way for selling certain things, but you - DarkFact- will get a cold treat, either a soda, and or you can always have yourself a small joint. But at my cost, and at that price, you'd have to buy an o, or the shred stuff in 7g bags that's already grinded up for you lol but only about a .6 out of it. So prob a soda unless you smoke already lol. Either way, I like to treat with freebie coupons, but don't have those anymore, and always give free drinks I get for free that I don't want to drink from promotions like the circle k coupons. Buy an iced tea lol

It varies with some peeps too, one guy owes me a pack of cigs, and another guy's been giving me joints that I gotta spark him up or get him a few grams of some premium store stuff. Just the up and down not that I'm doing such a good thing, just will need help in the future, and quick replies are the way to go. If someone knows they're getting a soda or whatever, they'll take the time to reply and or fill out the form or go into the store to redeem...we're not on strings, but we all need something good from a stranger once in a while. We're all in this together and nice things go a bit away from the norm since it all seems so fast paced like we're in a line getting pulled through where everyone is going, but everyone in front is a ghost, and the people behind talking to each other. It's good to benefit everyone, but it's the norm to have a good time with someone over something you all enjoy. Short lived times are what gets the fuses brimming and fuming for adjusting how we're to layer and clockwork into this. The last 2 paragraphs have been edits, and seems I'm almost out of cigarettes but have to write something somewhere, guess it's trivial, but Imma bunned but not to the max so I'm going to be up for some more until it seems there's nothing else to do. Not even write somewhere to some people somewhere but here all in the dark, and going outside to be a little loopy smoking more and sometimes treating this like a show and tell but the guess who clockwork of it tells you who to talk to whenever, does it change like musical chairs, or do you need to start talking to people and seeing if they're alive and well. Haven't started a conversation in a while with a total stranger, anyways, that's my tidbit for the day. Stay safe and enjoy life
SupremeSarna
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* 10-May(#165)
I made an offer and bought Golden Sun: The Lost Age.
[imgt w=500 h=375]https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/2fAAAOSwdmpiLoM0/s-...[/imgt]

Cost $58.94, more than I'm happy with. I'm a big fan of the poster and manual, which is why I was willing to pay this price. The poster has a tear, but a little tape on the back will make it satisfactory, and it got me a lower price.
tarzanpat
Canada
10-May(#166)
https://www.imgur.com/a/j9VPevO

just asked what's she's asking. Found another method for finding some deals. But how much can I pay to make 2.5x or 3x. PSP games might be a hard sell. Let me know, thanks. Might have another $3 CAD treat for you. In the process of selling, but what I got selling there, isn't making me any good money. Must not be the season, or people are feeling like me, waiting until summer and better days of naturally feeling good cuz the climate is warm and we're warm blooded lol
tarzanpat
Canada
10-May(#167)
should I pay $170 for the lot, or pick and choose at $10 a game? going in and looking myself, thought there's some video game guru's around here. I guess they don't want to pander their wisdom to someone acting like a calculator, but it's all money to round the earth and run alongside it. So whatchu gonna do. Let me know
tarzanpat
Canada
10-May(#168)
guess I can pick and choose chili con carnage, dead head fred, and snoopy red baron, maybe crazy taxi if she does $35 for those 4. But it's a mission still, local to the city, will prob just pass on it. $170 for the lot seems kinda what you'd expect
tarzanpat
Canada
10-May(#169)
lol, I remembered when I was chilling with someone in my youth. He said his dad would take $100 from him, if he wanted to take a day off school. So when he did, he blazed and blazed and enjoyed it. What's $100 bucks, when you're trying to get a vibe for the summer, to mission all the way there. If things weren't hectic, but meh. I'm a little too free to want to chase money. It's getting to the point where you can make $50 or $100 off a lot of little deals, but I'm not selling, so why buy up and waste the day. Got enough to list out, will caress my head into a groove for the summer. Will still have to hustle so to speak selling and making ends meet. But I feel my staycation is reaching vacation like rest, so I'm not about to go ruin the vibe for $100. It's a day amongst days, and I know she won't ship. She expressed it so. So I doubt she'd drive to deliver when she wasn't even expecting to post these online for sale. Ahh, a clue, not a good one. Will have to find and buy a deal, and maybe I'll share this tactic but prob not. Will try for a few deals this way lol
Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-May(#170)
tarzanpat wrote:
> should I pay $170 for the lot

@tarzanpat, this isn't the thread for these sorts of questions...just wanna let you know
tarzanpat
Canada
11-May(#171)
Oduomega wrote:
> tarzanpat wrote:
>> should I pay $170 for the lot
>
> @tarzanpat, this isn't the thread for these sorts of questions...just wanna let you
> know

Will leave it to one. Sometimes, get a little out there, but trying to just get from some winter to chilly spring staycationing with limiting the routine, to a good summer vibe that'll last the year and get hotter and brighter each summer. Than again, what thread that deals with a potenial deal to potentially being a deal, why is that intermission leading to not this topic. Isn't this topic the lone deal finder one, and if it's potential, it's on the way to becoming a deal. Anyways, not ranting, just unsure where I'd ask. But it's obvious some people take gaming too seriously, and by being serious, how are they ever going to laugh without their nerves sounding like they're being tickled. Off to more deals, but not today. Sold a boxed game today, happy. Will try to limit my posts to more conciseness and targetting the find. Guess I can learn to do it on my own, but will ask if it's a bigger lot to double check.
SupremeSarna
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* 11-May(#172)
$300. My friend is reimbursing me for the $50 PS3 lot.
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[imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/oasGbHS.jpeg[/imgt]
[imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/LGlAhEf.jpeg[/imgt]

The seller still has an Xbox 360 with two wireless controllers and five games (Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition, Skyrim, Mirror's Edge, Halo 4, Halo Reach). It's $50, but I haven't bought it.
Frank
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11-May(#173)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> $300. My friend is reimbursing me for the $50 PS3 lot.
> [imgt w=3024 h=4032]https://i.imgur.com/ujoFQJr.jpeg[/imgt]
> [imgt w=3024 h=4032]https://i.imgur.com/5RnR3zv.jpeg[/imgt]
> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/oasGbHS.jpeg[/imgt]
> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/LGlAhEf.jpeg[/imgt]
>
> The seller still has an Xbox 360 with two wireless controllers and five games (Fallout
> New Vegas: Ultimate Edition, Skyrim, Mirror's Edge, Halo 4, Halo Reach). It's $50,
> but I haven't bought it.

Nice Spice Orange GameCube controller! And those game's cases seem super clean too!
Gypsy
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13-May(#174)
Got a Wii with Wii sports, Mario games, a wii motion plus controller, junk games and all hook-ups for $50.

Then some other blu rays, dvds and a few games for $1 each. Nothing too exciting but eh.
Frank
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13-May(#175)
Gypsy wrote:
> Got a Wii with Wii sports, Mario games, a wii motion plus controller, junk games
> and all hook-ups for $50.
>
> Then some other blu rays, dvds and a few games for $1 each. Nothing too exciting
> but eh.

Tha'ts definitely a good deal if you were looking for a Wii grin
Gypsy
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* 13-May(#176)
Just looking to make some money if I'm being honest, which I will.

ETA: I already have 2 Wiis, so I'm good there.
Frank
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13-May(#177)
Gypsy wrote:
> Just looking to make some money if I'm being honest, which I will.
>
> ETA: I already have 2 Wiis, so I'm good there.

Which Mario games did you get? I'm still looking for a few of the sports titles to finish off my Mario Wii collection.
Gypsy
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13-May(#178)
Frank wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Just looking to make some money if I'm being honest, which I will.
>>
>> ETA: I already have 2 Wiis, so I'm good there.
>
> Which Mario games did you get? I'm still looking for a few of the sports titles to
> finish off my Mario Wii collection.
>

Paper, NSMB, Galaxy. No sports unfortunately. Those are really fun.
Damian254
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 14-May(#179)
Had a great day today. Got a huge box of around 30 Play Station 1 games all complete in box. Best games of the lot were: Parasite Eve II, Um Jammer Lammy, Wild Arms 2 and a factory sealed copy of 007 Tomorrow Never Dies. Picked through a dirty box of SNES games at another yard sale and pulled out the best titles which were: Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario All Stars, Doom & Super Tecmo Bowl III

Keep an eye on my available list in the coming days since I'll be adding most of those games to them.
Cevil
Gold Good Trader
14-May(#180)
Yummy. Nice finds @damian254
Gypsy
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14-May(#181)
Finding good PS1/SNES in 2022 is pretty amazing.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
14-May(#182)
Nice, @Damian254 . My only find since the GameCube haul has been a bully gatekeeping me out of my garage sale finding website. That might make deal-hunting harder, and threatening if he's as diluted as I think.
Damian254
Triple Gold Good Trader
14-May(#183)
Thanks guys! It was a rainy, foggy morning over here in the Philadelphia area so I think that kept out a lot of other yard sale regulars today. FYI, my available is now updated with my latest finds.
SupremeSarna
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* 14-May(#184)
Thanks to an anonymous donation, I finally own Slide Adventure MAGKID.
[imgt]https://i.imgur.com/0XpWvgJ_d.webp?maxwidth=640&sh...[/imgt]

It's in great shape. I've been wanting to play it for several months, since it's an obscure Nintendo game with a unique gimmick: using your DS Lite as a mouse by plugging in the adapter! To the Good Samaritan who gifted it to me: You've been stylish!

EDIT: This was supposed to be a loan from @benstylus that I would then send back. Apparently, though, he has two copies and sent this as a gift. Thank you very much, sir! I will play it to completion!
Jaded
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15-May(#185)
Hey ... look at us ... our community acting like .. a community. As always... gold stars to @benstylus for being a standup gentleman
tarzanpat
Canada
16-May(#186)
Went in on a deal, that was quantity and not quality really, but still playable stuff. Now I'm thinking too much. He mentioned he wanted it sold and had it up for 5 days before I inquired, I said can you ship. Did it all. His name is right since I sent. But he hasn't marked it as sold, I let it be, saying he might've meant he'll mark it as sold when he ships. And that's today in about an hour. I guess I'm holding off, but I usually trust people. He's from a place that's a military base, and seems to have feedback there.

Guess I'll let it play out, just feeling a little blurred by that. Will await, and than share the deal if it indeed is coming. Otherwise, I might be shortfused for a bit of coin, but if microsoft pays out the claim since apparently some are getting notifications of checks. I don't want to be even, 2 home runs, or at least base hits lol. Hope no foul, just prob a busy guy and will ship, I'm always thinking something when things don't go my way. I gotta let up and enjoy life, it's meant to be shared, with at least some friends, and maybe a toke or two or a couple of j's lol
tarzanpat
Canada
16-May(#187)
https://imgur.com/a/hdzHX91

that's what I got. At least I think I did. He gave me a tracking number so should know tomorrow. Didn't even really look up prices, but thought it was a great deal at $30. $30 for shipping, it's only 15 or 25 minutes under 2 hours one way. So $60 total. I guess I might do something with it, unsure, might have gotten into not such a great deal, but I figure I know my pc games, nothing really stood out, but said, take it.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
16-May(#188)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Thanks to an anonymous donation, I finally own Slide Adventure MAGKID.
>
> ItÂ's in great shape. IÂ've been wanting to play it for several months, since itÂ's
> an obscure Nintendo game with a unique gimmick: using your DS Lite as a mouse by
> plugging in the adapter! To the Good Samaritan who gifted it to me: YouÂ've been stylish!
>
> EDIT: This was supposed to be a loan from @benstylus that I would then send back.
> Apparently, though, he has two copies and sent this as a gift. Thank you very much,
> sir! I will play it to completion!
Nice. Iirc rnot too long ago you mentioned this game with the bizarre sliding device. Cool that you finally have one.
Gypsy
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17-May(#189)
Not a find, but a strong ALL GAMETZ mail day.

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Scott
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17-May(#190)
Dual lands love
Gypsy
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17-May(#191)
Scott wrote:
> Dual lands love

love

I asked ForgottenFreshness if any walk in to contact me first. I now have 2 Trop, 2 Plateau, 2 Savannah, 1 Taiga. Both Trops are from Frank, got the other one awhile ago.
Feeb
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17-May(#192)
Yeah those dual lands made me do a double take. I remember late 90s those things were gold- but banned from most of the pre builts I played in.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
17-May(#193)
Gypsy wrote:
> Not a find, but a strong ALL GAMETZ mail day.
>
> 1857 1278{imgt}
Solatorabo. Nice.

If only I was more familiar with mtg, in order to better appreciate those cards.
Gypsy
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17-May(#194)
It's perhaps the cheapest item in the lot but I'm finding Go Go Cosmo Cops to be pretty fun. Released only in Europe, but a Japanese developer. A Japanese release was planned but canceled.
Gypsy
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17-May(#195)
Got into trouble on buyee. To my surprise it showed up today. The fighters, Ippo, Dark Souls set were all bought individually. 23 of the games were won in a lot for like $12. Didn't expect much, and I feel it went fairly well considering. I'm wondering how many of the US developed games are playable in English, if any.

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Feeb
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17-May(#196)
Good haul. I've played a few Tales games in Japanese- not too bad when you learn the menu / move names. Becomes pretty twitchy once you get it down. Vampire Resurrection is one of my fave capcom brawlers.
Gypsy
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17-May(#197)
This Ippo game is like, 11/10 if you like the manga/anime. Dark Souls has some supplemental materials as well as the DLC on disc. Of course I have the game on PC now, but wanted to revisit PS3.
Feeb
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17-May(#198)
I saw that it has a "complete guide prologue" never looked at one of those.
Gypsy
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* 17-May(#199)
Feeb wrote:
> I saw that it has a "complete guide prologue" never looked at one of those.

Appears to be the first 3 chapters of the guide. Has area maps, covers attack animations for various weapons etc...

Soundtrack appears to be the whole thing, which is awesome.

Then there is this, which I'm gonna frame.

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Tagging Souls appreciator @WithinTemptation
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
17-May(#200)
Gypsy wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> I saw that it has a "complete guide prologue" never looked at one of those.
>
> Appears to be the first 3 chapters of the guide. Has area maps, covers attack animations
> for various weapons etc...
>
> Soundtrack appears to be the whole thing, which is awesome.
>
> Then there is this, which I'm gonna frame.
>
> 3072 2304{imgt}
>
> 3072 2304{imgt}
>
> Tagging Souls appreciator @WithinTemptation

I got the plat on Demons Souls Japanese version. All the voice acting was still in English. However the menus/text wasn't.

As far as the map, was it a Japan exclusive? I have the US collector's edition, but don't remember seeing that in there. But I did buy it used, so not sure.
Gypsy
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17-May(#201)
WithinTemptation wrote:
>
>
> I got the plat on Demons Souls Japanese version. All the voice acting was still
> in English. However the menus/text wasn't.
>
> As far as the map, was it a Japan exclusive? I have the US collector's edition,
> but don't remember seeing that in there. But I did buy it used, so not sure.

This is like an LE of Prepare to Die edition. I don't think Prepare to Die PS3 in Europe had any extras. So there probably is an original Japanese collectors edition that is fairly close to the US CE.

I am expecting full Japanese menu text on Dark Souls as well but I haven't put it in yet. GTA V and some of the sports games have had full english options.

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