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Topic   Find of the week

Y2k
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16-Nov-2001(#1)
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Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 24-May(#241)
Frank wrote:
> I imported this Japanese copy of Super Mario Kart on the 19th, and it arrived today.
> I am thoroughly impressed. The packaging was also top-notch! yes
>
> 682 910{imgt}
>

Japanese sellers always pack their things well. Ordered two figures from Japan, and got PLENTY of bubble wrap, lol.
Gypsy
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24-May(#242)
I've never been disappointed by packaging from Japanese sellers. Only exceptions were non-Japanese resellers living in Japan.

The package I got from Buyee recently had enough bubble wrap to make a fort.
Frank
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* 24-May(#243)
Feeb wrote:
> なぜ日本語版が欲しかったのですか?

総費用はわずか15ドルでした laughing out loud

Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-May(#244)
Frank wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> なぜ日本語版が欲しかったのですか?
>
> 総費用はわずか15ドルでした
> laughing out loud
>
>

Hai!!
Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-May(#245)
Feeb wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> Feeb wrote:
> |>> なぜ日本語版が欲しかったのですか?
>>
>> 総費用はわずか15ドルでした
>> laughing out loud
>>
>>
>
> Hai!!
NANI!?
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
25-May(#246)
I'll be honest too. I think I like the box art for the SFC release more than the SNES. It's bright and vibrant and looks more fun than it actually is!

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
25-May(#247)
Got Batman AO Blackgate, AC Chronicles, and a 16GB memory for the vita the other day. It's nice to still find some stuff locally for decent prices. Been playing Batman and it looks great on the system, kinda impressed by it tbh.

Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 25-May(#248)
Oops?

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Cost me 150 pesos ($7.50 USD.) It seems to be complete, except for the game. I figured this was gonna be a lot cheaper than buying one off of eBay, and I was gonna have to get one of these sooner or later anyway...
tarzanpat
Canada
25-May(#249)
https://www.imgur.com/a/d18pDfI

this man sent me this pic, and is asking $3 a game. I didn't ask for all price. Please let me know if this is a deal, as it's not close, and might have to fork over some shipping. I forgot about the paypal thing, had it, paid for something, grrr. I owe someone a cold soda or something. Maybe soon, I'll get some paypal. If this ends up being a good deal, I dunno, but might be a cold soda in it for you or something lol.
tarzanpat
Canada
25-May(#250)
nevermind, was going to buy the whole lot, said it's unavailable. Someone else is doing what I'm doing, and guess I gotta be faster at these things. Maybe after the weekend I'll get into it again. Too casual means things slip out of range
Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
26-May(#251)
Yeah, even if you manage to catch something earlier there are some sellers that just accept a higher offer later.
shadyfozzie
Triple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
26-May(#252)
3 a game was worth it. You could sell the 2 smb3 and basically make all your money back
Gypsy
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26-May(#253)
Yeah that lot was worth it. It's possible but very difficult for $3 a game to not be worth it, in general. Like I wouldn't pay that price for a lot of bulk atari carts.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 27-May(#254)
https://www.imgur.com/a/ZH1tay9

long story on this one. He was to come, it was priced at $28, so I offered $25 + $5 for delivery. Was pretty close, but when he got here, we noticed it's only disc B, there's gotta be an A. He found it, so I said I'd come pick it up, and didn't go back to my inital offer. Whatever, took it. So paid $30.

today, my mom picked something up for me that was posted as free:

https://www.imgur.com/a/JNxZ9So

it was nearby, so no real hassle. Wanted contactless and left it at the front door. There's 2 c&c jewels, one for original c&c and expansion, and one for red alert and expansions. Didn't see cd keys unsure if they were in manuals in this or on the back and I just didn't glance at it, just mostly checked cds inside if seemingly complete
FinalFantasyForever
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review
28-May(#255)
I wish my mom helped me find games T_T
tarzanpat
Canada
28-May(#256)
FinalFantasyForever wrote:
> I wish my mom helped me find games T_T

I found the listing. She doesn't browse or know too much. I just messaged last night, and picked up next day. Didn't feel like going, and it was like a 10 minute drive from here and not by highway, on regular roads. I wish I had some people that knew some games. Than again, I'm a PC head. Had some console deals recently pass because I'm not that keen on them.

Though yeah, she's ok to ask for favors sometimes, but than again, sometimes she expects too much. And I'm not that young anymore, give me a break lol
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 28-May(#257)
I managed to score Super Smash Bros. Melee (CIB) and Banjo-Kazooie (loose) for $60 total today. I've got Melee up for grabs if anyone's interested, but Banjo's staying with me--I'll put it up in my family's northern lodge for future fun with my nieces.
@benstylus "It's so good, I'm selling it!" wink

Prices at the sale were worse than the owners had let on. I would've bought several Super Mario Land games if they weren't $20 each. I'm also sad that I was unable to buy PUNCH-OUT!! Wii from a different sale despite arriving there before anyone else. The owner had sold all his listed Wii games before the sale even began, which is lame. That's one of those games that you can't expect to find at a garage sale, and when you see someone walk away with it, you somberly acknowledge that you'll never find it again.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 30-May(#258)
was up late one night, trying to find deals, and they didn't reply til morning. One was a 10 game big box lot for $100, but 4 hours away, so I asked for shipping. Had quake team arena, morrowind collector's edition, a need for speed game, sim mania pack the 8 game pack, and 6 games were over $50 on ebay, the other 4 didn't check but prob under. Still was like a $300 - $350 lot at least. Said someone local was interested, so prob had 2 replies by morning and preferred not to ship. I guess I might do the same. Than I tried for a ps3, found one with games worth about $50 plus the ps3 and 2 controllers and charging cable. No go. Didn't even get a reply. It was $100, thought I could counter and get it at an awesome price.

Than I had someone reply to me that I asked for a pic. Sent this:

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

He was a 20 minute drive and said he wanted $100 for all the games there. I said sure, was browsing lots yesterday, and saw one in pickering for the same price, and much less and worse quality. Didn't even do the math, just said, I'm in lol. So some deals didn't go through, but got at least 1. How much more listing lol
tarzanpat
Canada
* 30-May(#259)
https://imgur.com/a/lZB8k25

here's a clearer pic. I don't know why there's so much better resolution on the pictures on fb marketplace, and on kijiji, they're much smaller lol. He posted on fb, glad he contacted me about them, cuz I would have missed it probably.

PS: Got another deal shipped to me from the weekend, I forgot about, but not yet shipped so will post later.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 31-May(#260)
Wanted to edit, but will add. I just went through the games lightly in the $100 lot I got, and out of 5 or 7 games, all were in there. I also noticed star wars best of - 5 game combo is sealed, as is another game. Didn't go through it all, but finally feels good to get in on a good deal. It's worth about $30 on it's own, and I can prob keep it as I'm kinda looking to start keeping a few games I buy up lol. Don't know if a good idea. Also 3 vampire masquerade but they are all eu editions. $10 a piece I guess, so like $60 for 4 games. And I got 72. Oooo-aa. Lol, I gave a girl on a motorcycle a joint yesterday. Guess all those joints I sometimes give up late at night are paying off, ha ha, nah, just good karma and keeping busy.

To add, the shipping, I messaged him today, about another deal over the weekend, just 4 games for that price, and he replied immediately, but said he'd ship in a few, I thought hours, but usually I feel better when they ship. It was only 24 bucks shipped, but I always think: what if this guy hacks fb accounts, what if he got one and heard on a forum ppl pay up for games. Than again, he has puppies for sale, and today said he's walking the puppies and is with his son. I'll let it be, but want to get on it, in case it is a scam to be early. I always can recant the most ludicrous crazy tale that people are still lowlives. We all rise from the low roads, but still, sometimes, it doesn't let me be. I'm fine with this, but I mean, I want the games lol.
Gildon_Dancypants
Silver Good Trader
* 31-May(#261)
I managed to get to a few yard sales in the last couple of weeks, and even found some stuff! The most important part, however, was that my kid did NOT puke all over the car while we were out, which is what prevented me from yard saling three weeks. It's the little victories that make life worth living.

Grabbed these Wii games for $5. I kept Tetris and the rest went to a friend of mine looking for stuff for her kid to play.

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I met a guy who was clearing out stuff from his wife's old photography business and I bought a mini-chaise lounge for $10. My cat has decided it's her new throne, which is exactly what I hoped would happen.

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A bunch of CDs from my teens/early 20's for $2

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Found a Vive HTC headset for $30 a few streets over from my house. It's lacking the base stations but beyond that it's complete. Who knew that the only thing keeping me from being interested in VR was finding it at a yard sale?

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And lastly, on Memorial Day a friend sent me an ad for a nearby sale so I figured I'd swing by. I grabbed the XBox games for $5, then the folks there mentioned they found a bunch of 8-tracks in the drop ceiling from someone who used to live there. They brought them out while I was sending pictures of some furniture to another friend, and lo and behold it was actually cassette tapes! I have a buddy who still listens to cassettes, so I grabbed the lot of them for $20. If he doesn't want them I'm sure I can find a good home them, and I figure I can at least use the racks they came in to hold my Genesis games.

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Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-May(#262)
Fashion Nugget. And God Lives Underwater. That brings me back.- Here I am, my anger and me...-
tarzanpat
Canada
31-May(#263)
Here's the deal, I bought 4 games for $4 each + $8 for shipping. He said he lives on a reserve and his dad get even better rates due to the business. He said he'll be in touch, and provide transit, transit is for banks, I said tracking? I paid on Saturday. I messaged him at around 11 am, and he still hasn't gotten back to me. I checked the page and 19 views on kijiji, but he also posted on fb. I thought $8 for shipping, I told him to put it between cardboard and send that way to make shipping reasonable. Now that he's not replying, makes me think a) he's busy, he has a life, more so than me, the kid waiting on some games - b) he's out of things to say and will delay saying it's shipped than without tracking than maybe it'll be a burned game or not even send lol. I dunno makes me uneasy, the situation now. Not only that, but his name is a man arrested for porn charges in Vermont. I doubt it's the same dude living on a reserve, but he may just be buying time and egging me on.

Can't do much, it's $24. Won't file a report but maybe post under scammers online, flag him down. Also will post on kijiji at least that this is a scam don't fall for it. I sometimes think the best of people, but when things don't go as planned, I guess I can't do nothing but think something is up. Wait today til he replies, if he doesn't reply, than flag it and let him know that you're flagging it for thinking it's a scam?
Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
31-May(#264)
Well, I mean, it's a holiday weekend. Maybe he was away for the weekend and couldn't ship.




tarzanpat
Canada
31-May(#265)
Normally though, people get at me, and say they've shipped. And it usually happens in a timely manner. Maybe they're native-living, kinda like a Jamaican lifestyle, I tend to think that too, see the good in everyone, but this one seems different so it's throwing flags, and he replied within a minute yesterday, and today, no contact. Maybe he's agitated I said I thought you'd ship in a few hours, Please ship today, Appreciate it, Thanks. But i dunno.
Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-May(#266)
tarzanpat wrote:
> Normally though, people get at me, and say they've shipped. And it usually happens
> in a timely manner. Maybe they're native-living, kinda like a Jamaican lifestyle,
> I tend to think that too, see the good in everyone, but this one seems different
> so it's throwing flags, and he replied within a minute yesterday, and today, no contact.
> Maybe he's agitated I said I thought you'd ship in a few hours, Please ship today,
> Appreciate it, Thanks. But i dunno.
The best thing to do in any situation is be patient, people have their own lives and don't march to the beat of your drum, man. It sounds like you got a little impatient due to being used to having people ship out within hours or a day of a deal closing. Maybe take a step back and relax?
tarzanpat
Canada
* 31-May(#267)
Oduomega wrote:
> tarzanpat wrote:
>> Normally though, people get at me, and say they've shipped. And it usually happens
>> in a timely manner. Maybe they're native-living, kinda like a Jamaican lifestyle,
>> I tend to think that too, see the good in everyone, but this one seems different
>> so it's throwing flags, and he replied within a minute yesterday, and today, no
> contact.
>> Maybe he's agitated I said I thought you'd ship in a few hours, Please ship today,
>> Appreciate it, Thanks. But i dunno.
> The best thing to do in any situation is be patient, people have their own lives
> and don't march to the beat of your drum, man. It sounds like you got a little
> impatient due to being used to having people ship out within hours or a day of a
> deal closing. Maybe take a step back and relax?

Yeah, I would, but he said he'd be in touch. DIdn't mentin Monday. Now it's Tuesday, and he's not replying. Everyone wants to stand up for the person that seems to work and has a kid, but it's probably that it costs a buck a beer there, and he wanted a 24-pack lol. Either way, I'm not too bummed out. Will wait until tomorrow morning, if not, letting it up. I don't care, this just doesn't seem right, and that's it. I don't go with the common vote or majority lol
tarzanpat
Canada
31-May(#268)
Guess the lesson is on me lol. He said he's busy with moving, but said to send me the email, and he'd send me the money back

the $24 was for rise of the witch king in oversized dvd case, the thing in jewel, dark forces in jewel and shogun total war (wanted this since I have a box with jewel but it's missing a disc). Now I just need the answer and will collect my money back. Usually people that have my money know it's courteous to reply or at least let them know when to ship. Guess this guy isn't a sales guy or maybe he is just doing his thing, either way, I let it be. Not getting the games, but will get my money back. Silly me I guess. Impatience is one thing, but I may understand people more, but I just sit at the computer too long, it's not even about my way or something, I just feel how is it possible not to reply, even if working, married, whatever, etc etc.
tarzanpat
Canada
* 1-Jun(#269)
Not all is bad, I guess I always think if you consume alcohol, you're either partially dreaming or you're going against the world in some way. True, need to find yourself and finetune life, but I find smoking gives me those elongated thoughts, sometimes strange no doubt, but let's me be.

Anyways, out of the $100 lot I bought, 23 games are new and sealed. Going to be Alright. Lol. Missed out on that other deal, but I guess he wasn't an online seller, and I pushed it to the gas, that there was nothing left but get the refund. Maybe another time, but really, I got too many games now. I'll prob miss the next good lot, even for pc, cuz I'm going to try and get into some other things, and list it all out during the weekend or next week. Hopefully, the summer drift can take me away and I can just float aimlessly apparently lol

Edited: Also came with a Star Trek 25th Anniversary Nintendo game with box and manual. He mentioned he had some console games, than reverted saying he sold them. I'm ok with pc games, I know what I'm getting into it. Console deals are more, but maybe after the summer, a few typing of each console and game after it, and than checking finished listings from high to low, should get my head into some mode to buy more console games, maybe at some point. I dunno if the info will stick lol
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
1-Jun(#270)
Not a gaming find, but...

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It was cheap, who knows what's recorded on it though.
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Jun(#271)
Foxhack wrote:
> Not a gaming find, but...
>
>
> It was cheap, who knows what's recorded on it though.

I've seen like a half dozen horror movies that start like this.
Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 1-Jun(#272)
Foxhack wrote:
> Not a gaming find, but...
>
>
> It was cheap, who knows what's recorded on it though.
Probably some news program from a town in Hokkaido, Japan. Being a 50GB format disc, it's probably a lot of archival footage.
Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Jun(#273)
Foxhack wrote:
> Not a gaming find, but...
>
>
> It was cheap, who knows what's recorded on it though.
Just looked up Asahi News, and seems like it's a journalism company out of Osaka.
https://www.asahi.com/ajw/
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
1-Jun(#274)
Yep, I've seen them mentioned a few times before, but how did this end up in California, and then... down here?

I'm hoping to find a video archiving nerd in one of my discords who'd take it to see what's in it.
tarzanpat
Canada
1-Jun(#275)
https://www.imgur.com/a/fTOrN5L

just to finish this unconcluded report of what I find. As soon as I find I post, not to boast, more like share my enthusiasm for doing this. I guess I should update or go through it before posting. I share a lot of contests, and this isn't contests, lol. I don't care if I win or not, I just feel if I don't someone should, and there's so many you don't want, share all you can. As for games, yeah, this $100 lot was way worth it. The Gothic Universe sealed new can prob net me my initial down on it alone. Haven't checked the others. The xena I was tempted to keep, but will sell it as well.

Anyways, off to more finds. Granted you prob won't hear from me for a week. Going to try and break my chilling phase to get some computer things done, and will prob do them real slow compared to being in the thick of things, so gotta pace myself lol. Anyways all, enjoy the warmer days ahead
tarzanpat
Canada
2-Jun(#276)
I'm trying to get away from tedious things on the computer. But today, I was like no, don't look, if there is a purchase, your head will be clockworked and it's got to unwind to do something. No idea if that makes any sense lol, but yeah, browsed and came across a Star Wars Shadows of the Empire new in box for $40. I said $35 but asked him to hold, fearing someone else may try to get it and pay full price, I said $40 is good. I seen a sold listing of a german manual game sealed for $92 CAD. I guess the english version, with the prices the way they are now, I guess I could comfortably ask $120 or even $125 and sell in a reasonable time. So like $60 profit, and it was real close. My mom was out and about, so she picked it up for me. Guess I still owe her that nice dinner, gotta get some money and order in or go out lol.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
4-Jun(#277)
I may miss one of the best deals of my bargain-hunting life. There's a guy in a nearby town who seems to be selling a NEO GEO, "a Sega system with a CD player (probably a Sega CD, but could be a CDX), and eight boxes of assorted retro games. I arranged a reservation for them, but he's pretty bad about responding. A power outage forced him to delay the sale until next week--when I'm out of town. My Dad will be home, but he works at the time the sale runs. It hurts, truly!

Maybe I can get a friend in the area to drop everything and pick it up for me? It's a stretch, but it could happen. Otherwise... dang it.
Gypsy
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4-Jun(#278)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I may miss one of the best deals of my bargain-hunting life. There's a guy in a nearby
> town who seems to be selling a NEO GEO, "a Sega system with a CD player (probably
> a Sega CD, but could be a CDX), and eight boxes of assorted retro games. I arranged
> a reservation for them, but he's pretty bad about responding. A power outage forced
> him to delay the sale until next week--when I'm out of town. My Dad will be home,
> but he works at the time the sale runs. It hurts, truly!
>
> Maybe I can get a friend in the area to drop everything and pick it up for me? It's
> a stretch, but it could happen. Otherwise... dang it.

Rooting for you.

A few years back @tonymack21 did me a major solid. He went and picked up a massive laserdisc lot for me located in Texas and the seller understandably didn't want to ship. Then we met up in Oklahoma and I got the stuff from him.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 4-Jun(#279)
@Gypsy Thanks for the well wishes. This is a perfect storm of aggravation.

Is there anyone here stationed in Michigan who has the time and interest to drive to Livonia, arriving sharply at 9 AM on Thursday, June 9? I'd happily work something out with you.

EDIT: A friend of mine agreed to help me pick them up, but the seller still isn't communicating. So I'm not counting on getting them. frown
Frank
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5-Jun(#280)
Went to a pretty large Flea Market yesterday morning. I didn't end up with a lot, but it was a fun way to spend a Saturday morning. smile

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There was one vendor with $2 360/PS3 games, as well as a box of $5 PS4 games. A few might have been worth a buy, but I passed on them. I'm just focusing on my own collection these days.

I'm happy I was able to find a set of the SMB3 McDonalds toys. Especially both Koopas having their little pumps.



tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
6-Jun(#281)
Gypsy wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> I may miss one of the best deals of my bargain-hunting life. There's a guy in
> a nearby
>> town who seems to be selling a NEO GEO, "a Sega system with a CD player (probably
>> a Sega CD, but could be a CDX), and eight boxes of assorted retro games. I arranged
>> a reservation for them, but he's pretty bad about responding. A power outage forced
>> him to delay the sale until next week--when I'm out of town. My Dad will be home,
>> but he works at the time the sale runs. It hurts, truly!
>>
>> Maybe I can get a friend in the area to drop everything and pick it up for me?
> It's
>> a stretch, but it could happen. Otherwise... dang it.
>
> Rooting for you.
>
> A few years back @tonymack21 did me a major solid. He went and picked up a massive
> laserdisc lot for me located in Texas and the seller understandably didn't want to
> ship. Then we met up in Oklahoma and I got the stuff from him.

haha i remember that


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