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Topic   Find of the week

Y2k
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Canada
16-Nov-2001(#1)
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nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
27-Sep(#2)
Foxhack wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> @Foxhack If you play that Seinfeld game, let us know. I'm curious to hear more
> about
>> it.
>>
>> "Put on a puffy shirt, open a box of Junior Mints, and Yada yada yada". I got
> the
>> first two references, but not the last one. Is that something Elaine says?
>
>
> This thing, apparently. I say yadda yadda yadda in real life. Had no idea
> it was used in this show, I didn't watch it much back in the day.

How do you use yada yada in real life? The same was they use it in that episode?
Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
27-Sep(#3)
nonamesleft wrote:
> How do you use yada yada in real life? The same was they use it in that episode?

Kind of.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/yada_yada_yada

I probably heard it in a movie or a song while growing up and it stuck.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
28-Sep(#4)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I got PAL copies of Donkey Kong Country 1 and 3, both boxed. Came out to a very nice
> $69 price.
> I've got all three games as (loose) NTSC copies, but these boxed copies make nifty
> collectibles to a DKC nut like me. They could be in slightly better shape, but given
> what these PAL games usually cost, I got 'em for a song. I was planning to use an
> adapter to play them at blistering speed, but I was warned that such an idea would
> be highly risky for the games and my SNES.
>
> The sale itself was a gamble. The seller had no sales and 0% reputation when I found
> her, and she wouldn't answer my messages. I won both items with no competition--probably
> for these reasons--but my items weren't initially shipped. I contacted the seller
> today and she apologized for the lack of communication, then shipped 'em. It looked
> like a scam at first, but I've got a tracking number now and everything, so I can
> breathe easy. Every seller has to start somewhere, so I'll cut her a little slack
> right now.
>
>

That's pretty cool! I don't actually own any PAL SNES games. I do own a few SFC games. Honestly, I think the SFC had cooler box art than either US or PAL SNES.
Tj96
Triple Gold Good Trader
29-Sep(#5)
Part 2 of the DVD/PC lot posted last weekend, included in the price of $125 paid for everything. Will add to the dvd sale thread, but feel free to PM if anything is of interest!

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tarzanpat
Gold Good Trader Canada
1-Oct(#6)
was just looking at the prices of some things, and stumbled across this underpriced game, and it's still sealed the jewel case, I don't have enough to buy even at better than average prices, so do your own research, better for us than canada due to shipping anyways

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/195385638681?hash=item2d7d...

nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
2-Oct(#7)
Tj96 wrote:
> Part 2 of the DVD/PC lot posted last weekend, included in the price of $125 paid
> for everything. Will add to the dvd sale thread, but feel free to PM if anything
> is of interest!
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/UnOESUT.jpeg 2048 1448{imgt}
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/dGHLEaP.jpeg 2048 1956{imgt}
Stargate SG-1. Awesome.
ChronoLe
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
3-Oct(#8)
Sorry, I don't have any pictures today. Snatched this bundle up for $250.

Genesis cib
Mcdonald's Treasure Land
Mystic Defender
Lion King
Sword of Vermillion
World of Illusion cart

Carts
Gauntlet Nes
War of the Gems snes
Operation Logic Bomb snes

Saturn discs
Marvel Super Heroes
Night Warriors
Street Fighter Collection
Sega Touring Car
Galactic Attack
Last Bronx -complete
Porksta
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#9)
Bunch of stuff today:

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Everything is new and sealed. Some of the Amiibo packaging is in rough shape, but all is unopened. Paid about $95 for it all.

Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-Oct(#10)
Not my image, but I picked up one of these before I went to work today from a nearby yard sale.

Dunno if it's "Find of the Week" material, but it's complete and never been used.

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Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
8-Oct(#11)
Don't know how big of a deal this is since I haven't checked prices, but I finally got an Evercade Vs. CIB with the 2 included games and Data East Collection I for 100 shipped.

Pretty excited to try it out and get those Lynx collections
Had a Lynx as a kid and I've really been itching to play Blue Lightning again.

Please let me know if you have any Evercade games for trade or sell.
Gildon_Dancypants

10-Oct(#12)
I had the best weekend for games I've had in a while! First was an estate sale on Friday where the owner was trying to clear out a house for demo work - I managed to get the SNES and Wii lots pictured below for $100 total. Bubsy and Home Alone 2 were both games I had as a kid and, while they aren't great, it's nice to have boxes copies of them. Zombies Ate My Neighbors is an excellent find, too. On Saturday I took the kiddo out to some community sales that turned out to have far less houses than anticipated, but while the odds were slim the finds were good. The blu-rays and CDs were $20 for everything, the Switch games were $10 each, and the Lego sets (still sealed inside) were $5. Not too shabby all around!

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With regards to the SNES stuff, most of the boxes are going into my or my brother's collection, but the box for Pitfall, the shown manuals + the manual for Mario All-Stars, and many of the cartridges are available.
shadyfozzie
Triple Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#13)
The friends set was only 5 bucks? That's a great score
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
10-Oct(#14)
Gildon_Dancypants wrote:
> I had the best weekend for games I've had in a while! First was an estate sale on
> Friday where the owner was trying to clear out a house for demo work - I managed
> to get the SNES and Wii lots pictured below for $100 total. Bubsy and Home Alone
> 2 were both games I had as a kid and, while they aren't great, it's nice to have
> boxes copies of them. Zombies Ate My Neighbors is an excellent find, too. On Saturday
> I took the kiddo out to some community sales that turned out to have far less houses
> than anticipated, but while the odds were slim the finds were good. The blu-rays
> and CDs were $20 for everything, the Switch games were $10 each, and the Lego sets
> (still sealed inside) were $5. Not too shabby all around!
>
> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/92ozXBH.jpg[/imgt]
>
> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/lPCJtcG.jpg[/imgt]
>
> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/jGf3cBV.jpg[/imgt]
>
> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/dL0xVZz.jpg[/imgt]
>
> With regards to the SNES stuff, most of the boxes are going into my or my brother's
> collection, but the box for Pitfall, the shown manuals + the manual for Mario All-Stars,
> and many of the cartridges are available.

Super jealous of that SNES score. If that was me I'd be keeping the whole lot! grin
Gildon_Dancypants

10-Oct(#15)
I'm certainly keeping the stuff I don't have yet! But I've been very fortunate over the years to have had some very decent retro scores that have filled out the stuff I want plus some a nice collection of boxed stuff.
Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#16)
I picked up a bunch of interesting things over the week, and I might post photos later, but this is the big one. I spent a month waiting for this set to arrive.

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This was the last big purchase I made for my DVD game project. I found it on ebay, but the seller didn't ship to America. So a friend from Germany told me he could buy it and forward it to me, but eBay wouldn't let me pay with my US gift card balance, so I had to pay real money for these. Then the package arrived at my friend's, he shipped it out, and it was not picked up for two weeks. Then it was, it was sent to the Netherlands, and stayed there for two more weeks... until it arrived last Saturday.

Volume 3 is so rare that there's almost no mention of it online, and I honestly didn't even know it had been released. I figured it was cheaper to spend the money to get all three volumes right away instead of praying vol. 3 would show up on its own. Other than that German listing, the only one I've seen with photos of the actual item was... at an online store from Oman. And it was out of stock.

Playing it is going to be an adventure of its own...
CRAZY93NiS
Gold Global Trader (10)
(abandoned)
12-Oct(#17)
i found a wheelchair for $5
ued222
Double Gold Good Trader
* 13-Oct(#18)
Bought a Xbox Series X for $399.99. Well it was for sale for $399.99 I paid $400. Hopefully I can sell it to help someone out for what I paid else wise I will have two Series Xs.
Gildon_Dancypants

17-Oct(#19)
I missed a "Nintendo and a Sega" at a yard sale this past weekend since I figured a sale that listed "video games" would just have 360 stuff, but alas. Still, I picked up the DS lot for $20, the burger bank for $2, and the XBone stuff was in a free box at a sale around the corner from me, so not a bad weekend all around.

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tarzanpat
Gold Good Trader Canada
18-Oct(#20)
found something last Thursday, but as usual, get iffy waiting. Got scammed once sending money, so now am never sure or that feeling is fresh, and it's lingering. Guess what I don't like about it is that the person had autodeposit on bank to bank transfer (we call them etransfers here) - that was the same deal last time, - and he said he'd take a picture of the package when it had postage, never did. Said his father sent it. I never take pics, so that wasn't it, but he said he would, than didn't. On that note, I inquired if the item was new and sealed, and he sent me pictures of the item (would people really take pictures from ebay or other sources and than post much later trying to get an illegitimate cash from it?). The name he used on fb matches that on the bank transfer. He had some other collectible things at decent prices, but this item was priced a little low. The ad for this might have not been up, and he scouted the used and priced it as such. Or priced everything, than put everything up on fb. I dunno, I'll let you know either way. Hope it comes. If it doesn't, I won't send first again via that method again...or at least really try not to lol. Had some good buys that way. I always think if it's far, the place, someone may send me to someone's house that he doesn't like. I guess people aren't that deranged. What's the point. wasting ppl's time, let ppl waste their time trying to have some fun. My head's a little looney sometimes thinking way beyond the premise
Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct(#21)
tarzanpat wrote:
> found something last Thursday, but as usual, get iffy waiting. Got scammed once sending
> money, so now am never sure or that feeling is fresh, and it's lingering. Guess what
> I don't like about it is that the person had autodeposit on bank to bank transfer
> (we call them etransfers here) - that was the same deal last time, - and he said
> he'd take a picture of the package when it had postage, never did. Said his father
> sent it. I never take pics, so that wasn't it, but he said he would, than didn't.
> On that note, I inquired if the item was new and sealed, and he sent me pictures
> of the item (would people really take pictures from ebay or other sources and than
> post much later trying to get an illegitimate cash from it?). The name he used on
> fb matches that on the bank transfer. He had some other collectible things at decent
> prices, but this item was priced a little low. The ad for this might have not been
> up, and he scouted the used and priced it as such. Or priced everything, than put
> everything up on fb. I dunno, I'll let you know either way. Hope it comes. If it
> doesn't, I won't send first again via that method again...or at least really try
> not to lol. Had some good buys that way. I always think if it's far, the place, someone
> may send me to someone's house that he doesn't like. I guess people aren't that deranged.
> What's the point. wasting ppl's time, let ppl waste their time trying to have some
> fun. My head's a little looney sometimes thinking way beyond the premise
Just curious...why is this on Find of the Week? Are Scams eligible? Lol.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
18-Oct(#22)
Scam of The Week has potential to be a hot topic... raspberry

Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
19-Oct(#23)
Frank wrote:
> Scam of The Week has potential to be a hot topic... raspberry
>
>
DO IT.
tarzanpat
Gold Good Trader Canada
19-Oct(#24)
Not a scam yet, somehow have a good feeling about it. He also marked it sold right after I sent. But to be honest, I'm one of the few people buying up pc games. Maybe a few more started up, I like to do it in person, but this was from the east coast. I still, feel good about it, but the feeling has to pass into a tangible, or else I'll be scattered, either that some kids got wind of games selling, etc, etc. I know one kid asked me to rent him my bank account for a bit, for something or other. I was like, hell no. Lol. No idea, I was a troubled kid, but I thought I was banking on profitable institutions, and doing their service sector better to make sure quality and common incidents don't occur. Still didn't seem right, just catered to me like a booze hound. I couldn't be a gentleman on the alcohol. Switched over to smoking, and cleaned myself right up. Gotta live the good life not look for handouts. But I like games, and I'm always trying to make good buys. Still, this life won't feel like I'm coathanged by an assembly line crane, and my actions only rendered on the row I'm on. The world, big or small, ain't that different anywhere, still, I feel good about myself, and hope there aren't too many kids making people like me disappointed in society when things like this happen. It wouldn't even be karma. Don't know, couldn't have made it up here yet, so will wait until Friday before really getting iffy. Sorry for sharing early, just some lingering thoughts, glad to see it got some comedy from the folks here
tarzanpat
Gold Good Trader Canada
19-Oct(#25)
And to be fair, I was a kid, thinking I need some lunchmoney for beer. What are these adults doing right apart from being older. Ha ha. I dunno, it was simply reversing one thing, to go, if I keep nurturing myself by this remedy, I'll never be self-sufficient. With smoking, I still have big appetites, but it doesn't get me in a downer. The weed makes you talk in your own comfortable code until you reach new heights. Booze is the neverending call of the wild, when all is tame. You lose control Wanting the same. With weed, you lose your mind thinking what you need. Much more beneficial. Plus, I have schizzophrenia. And to start my funds right, I had 20k as a kid, that I boozehounded for years adding and losing it. Not much, but like I said, if you got things where you can't keep your head on your shoulders. look for the right remedy. It doesn't have to be the mainstream, but I'm sure weed is a positive, though I still gotta be a customer. Whatchu gonna do in a vending machine world. W420 for me lol
tarzanpat
Gold Good Trader Canada
* 19-Oct(#26)
To think back is to be lost. To be lost and feel lost, equates to a flatline emotion. I guess at first, you're looking for drive, and without doing the time and being patient enough, you just do things that you lose the most control. You think it's fun. Your morals get thrown into a hiatus cuz you believe in fun and you're following the leader. When it starts to hurt, you wish you could stop. But you've always been jaded, might as well not take a pill and smoke the mind to at least not lose yourself.

I'm a big advocate of weed, but I don't promote it. Just think it betters you. Granted, when you need to be doing something, you just don't smoke as much. But once you start, it's hard to put down. Harm reduction not in either beer or weed, but in how you react to these things after time. Mixing can't be good if you want your energy to be either liquid inebriated or piff high.

I've been doing good for a long time now, but always somehow backtrack in thought or render it something else but it all stems from somewhere. I guess if the kids have done it, and even if they're getting better and the world is somehow automatic, I don't want to minesweep the internet for potential no returns. I guess we all did some damage or destruction as a kid, than when we're getting high, they try to say we're acting like we're drunk, compared to that, we're flying to the clouds and they're pinning angel wings to our spines and trading all the hair for feathers.

But all the apparent good, it's just a feeling. Guess you always feel better, like you're getting younger, rather than feel like you're at the end of your rope lol
Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 19-Oct(#27)
No finds from me this week. We had a freak rainstorm last Saturday and it damaged or destroyed almost everything that was set up at the flea market that day. What a freakin' waste. :(
tarzanpat
Gold Good Trader Canada
20-Oct(#28)
Well, the package didn't come in, but from experience mailing out on ebay, it can take about a week before I get feedback, if they even give it. So I'll be nervous by next Tuesday.

Sorry for all the random chit chat, my head sometimes does better writing than thinking but not that day. Seems some days, when too much new stuff is starting up, I regress and talk of something no one wants to hear. I guess that's the bs of internet sometimes, sometimes you're at your best, sometimes you're at your worst lol

But I am going to pick up another solid deal tomorrow. Will let you all know when I get it. Didn't do the math, rather be surprised, but from looking at it, it seems to be quality. Not AMAZING, but decent enough, and I could use some sitting in the car and being the passenger. Will share that tomorrow, and hopefully I get my package by Friday. If not, maybe early next week, or I'll go this lot cost me more, and just leave it at that. Not be so prone to buy from the internet randomly anymore.

Hopefully it's just a one off, not a 2 off, but I don't want to strike out. Foul! lol
tarzanpat
Gold Good Trader Canada
* 21-Oct(#29)
https://www.imgur.com/a/s19CMdb

Good day today. Went for a drive, but didn't smoke much on the way. Guess it hit me on the way back when I was like, time for a break, Now lol. The first 3 pictures of what I saw, paid $50 CAD for it. Had to travel an hour and a third of another hour one way. Way back was traffic and took way longer weaving around. Anywho, gems are prob the unreal tournament, dune 2000, saw an ultima gold unsure, the command & conquers, etc. Didn't count up the value but figured it should be worth a ride.

The last picture is what I got via mail, not scammed, woo hoo, still gotta be sharper but I guess you can't. You send it than get a feeling. This one (the feeling) was good, good stuff. Got a driver san francisco new in dvd case. I saw them selling for $165 CAD and they said new but opened no seal, mine is fully sealed. Got it for $25 CAD shipped.

Also the star treks have strategy guides, left down a c&c generals, starcraft and supreme commander strategy guide and didn't put them in the photo. That's all they wrote for me. Guess I gotta get to selling more.
Porksta
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Oct(#30)
Picked up a few consoles. Never seen a Switch in the wild.

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All for $275. Vita works and comes with Uncharted. Switch works and includes a digital Mario Kart 7 Deluxe. I am guessing it is the original release Switch? Not sure if I want to keep it or not.

lightslime
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Oct(#31)
Got a 27" trinitron with remote for free off nextdoor
incubus421
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 22-Oct(#32)
No matching pedestal or barstool, but I nabbed this Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Arcade1UP cabinet from a local Facebook group for $100.

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Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
22-Oct(#33)
incubus421 wrote:
> No matching pedestal or barstool, but I nabbed this Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Arcade1UP
> cabinet from a local Facebook group for $100.
>
> [imgt w=1056 h=2048]https://i.imgur.com/JyqwXNI.jpg[/imgt]
>
>

Great score! I always scan these with the Walmart app every time I visit. I'm just hoping to find one. Closest I got was a $250 Ms. Pac-Man
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
22-Oct(#34)
Frank wrote:
> incubus421 wrote:
>> No matching pedestal or barstool, but I nabbed this Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Arcade1UP
>> cabinet from a local Facebook group for $100.
>>
>> [imgt w=1056 h=2048]https://i.imgur.com/JyqwXNI.jpg[/imgt]
>>
>>
>
> Great score! I always scan these with the Walmart app every time I visit. I'm just
> hoping to find one. Closest I got was a $250 Ms. Pac-Man
>


I got the Street Fighter and Rampage cabs for $75 each. Rampage gets a lot of use, SF not so much.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
22-Oct(#35)
KCPenguins wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> incubus421 wrote:
> |>> No matching pedestal or barstool, but I nabbed this Pac-Man 40th Anniversary
> Arcade1UP
> |>> cabinet from a local Facebook group for $100.
> |>>
> |>> [imgt w=1056 h=2048]https://i.imgur.com/JyqwXNI.jpg[/imgt]
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Great score! I always scan these with the Walmart app every time I visit. I'm
> just
>> hoping to find one. Closest I got was a $250 Ms. Pac-Man
>>
>
>
> I got the Street Fighter and Rampage cabs for $75 each. Rampage gets a lot of use,
> SF not so much.

I had an opportunity to grab Street Fighter for $100 at Walmart, but I have limited space and will only settle for a cool Pac-Man... Unless they strike a deal with Nintendo to bring some of their games. raspberry
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
22-Oct(#36)
incubus421 wrote:
> No matching pedestal or barstool, but I nabbed this Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Arcade1UP
> cabinet from a local Facebook group for $100.
>
> [imgt w=1056 h=2048]https://i.imgur.com/JyqwXNI.jpg[/imgt]
>
>
Awesome. How'd you get that monster home? It's probably not light.
incubus421
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Oct(#37)
nonamesleft wrote:
> incubus421 wrote:
>> No matching pedestal or barstool, but I nabbed this Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Arcade1UP
>> cabinet from a local Facebook group for $100.
>>
>> [imgt w=1056 h=2048]https://i.imgur.com/JyqwXNI.jpg[/imgt]
>>
>>
> Awesome. How'd you get that monster home? It's probably not light.

Actually the Arcade 1UP models are surprisingly light. They don't quite have the huge boards inside that the old arcade cabinets do. Probably weighs 25-30 pounds. It was easily managed.


nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
23-Oct(#38)
incubus421 wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> incubus421 wrote:
> |>> No matching pedestal or barstool, but I nabbed this Pac-Man 40th Anniversary
> Arcade1UP
> |>> cabinet from a local Facebook group for $100.
> |>>
> |>> [imgt w=1056 h=2048]https://i.imgur.com/JyqwXNI.jpg[/imgt]
> |>>
> |>>
>> Awesome. How'd you get that monster home? It's probably not light.
>
> Actually the Arcade 1UP models are surprisingly light. They don't quite have the
> huge boards inside that the old arcade cabinets do. Probably weighs 25-30 pounds.
> It was easily managed.
That light? Wow. Nice. I thought they were much heavier. It's really not fun to move really bulky items. Fun to play. But not fun to move.
Gildon_Dancypants

23-Oct(#39)
So this was probably the last weekend for yard sales in 2022 here in Baltimore, and it ended up pretty well! Saturday morning had me going to a community sale that didn't have much for me, but after that I hit up an unlisted sale near my house that mentioned video games and consoles. Turns out it was being held by a guy who does clean outs, so I got a BUNCH of good stuff. They determined prices by looking up eBay Sold prices, cutting in half, then rounding way down, so I got the items in the first two pics for $200. Not too shabby, especially considering I grabbed a Game & Watch and a functional Virtual Boy head!

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On Sunday there was a late starting community sale about 10 minutes away. When I pulled up to the first sale a friend of mine who also hunts games pulled up behind me and mentioned he already got a score which was...less than ideal. Still, I decided to continue looking around in case there was anything he missed, and I lucked out at the next house. My friend skipped it because he thought it was just an old-lady-stuff sale, but they brought out a Wii lot then a PSP lot and then PS2 lot! I got everything for $60, which was a pretty great to end my yard saling season.

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And finally, a co-worker of mine was cleaning out for a move and found box with old Atari stuff, so they brought it to me at work party we had! Gotta love random free stuff.

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Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
23-Oct(#40)
Holy crap, there's a lot of awesome stuff there. You trading or selling any of it? I see all kinds of stuff there I would like to have
Especially the Atari, been wanting to get back into it for a while.

I picked up the Atari Lynx Collection 2 on Evercade and I'm ready wanting to revisit stuff like the 2600 and 7800.
Gildon_Dancypants

23-Oct(#41)
Tad wrote:
> Holy crap, there's a lot of awesome stuff there. You trading or selling any of it?
> I see all kinds of stuff there I would like to have
> Especially the Atari, been wanting to get back into it for a while.
>
> I picked up the Atari Lynx Collection 2 on Evercade and I'm ready wanting to revisit
> stuff like the 2600 and 7800.

So I'm keeping the Game & Watch, Virtual Boy, most of the PC games, the PSP games, and a smattering of the rest of the stuff, but a lot is available for trade if folks are interested. The Atari stuff is definitely available, though I was gonna hang on to Attack of the Mutant Camels just for the name alone. Haven't had the time to update my lists, though, so feel free to PM if there's something you're interested in!
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (5 seconds ago)
23-Oct(#42)
@Gildon_Dancypants Super impressed with that VB and G&W find! This is the first time I've ever heard of someone finding a Game & Watch at a garage sale. So there's hope for @Frank and me yet!

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
23-Oct(#43)
Sent you a PM.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (5 seconds ago)
24-Oct(#44)
I'd totally trade for Punch-Out, but I've got nothing you want, sadly. Oh well, great find either way!

tarzanpat
Gold Good Trader Canada
24-Oct(#45)
Turns out all the games are there, from the lot I bought, but axis and allies is a copy inside, and island paradise for sims 3 has no cd. That's the 2nd one I have (the sims island paradise - I knew I had it and was like maybe that one is cd only, nope both only keys lol), and have a shelf of incomplete games. When I get time, I might list out the keys or whatever individually. No idea if even worth my time, but now I got an axis and allies big box and some other boxes, maybe make a lot of them all one day if no one needs the box(es) locally. More to list out, *sigh*. Maybe this is the unwritten code of our life weavings itself into writing in the grand ol machinae ad ballrooms. All we do is idle on concepts and waste time, apart from embarking on feelings and emotional harness go's. Time to code in something new, and have the machine change up something and say, you're saying what's already there lol

Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
24-Oct(#46)
In yet another "boy I need someone to help me manage my money" moment, I found a binder with a bunch of blurays so I paid $15 for the lot.

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The first photo has a bunch of Disney discs, I figured I can list those on ebay along with a couple of other discs I have around and make back the money I spent. The others, well, most are trade fodder, but I'm gonna be looking for art and cases for a few of them. Fantastic Beasts is a 4K/BD combo, too. I have no interest in that one. I also got three other DVDs but they're not in the best of shape.
Gildon_Dancypants

24-Oct(#47)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> @Gildon_Dancypants Super impressed with that VB and G&W find! This is the first time
> I've ever heard of someone finding a Game & Watch at a garage sale. So there's hope
> for @Frank and me yet!
>
>

I've actually managed to amass a nice little collection of Game & Watches from yard sales over the years! Here's where it stands now:

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Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
24-Oct(#48)
Gildon_Dancypants wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> @Gildon_Dancypants Super impressed with that VB and G&W find! This is the first
> time
>> I've ever heard of someone finding a Game & Watch at a garage sale. So there's
> hope
>> for @Frank and me yet!
>>
>>
>
> I've actually managed to amass a nice little collection of Game & Watches from yard
> sales over the years! Here's where it stands now:
>
> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/Y8HnRVL.jpg[/imgt]

I wish I could get that lucky. If you ever part with them please let me know!


Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
24-Oct(#49)
I found a mint copy of the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome soundtrack on vinyl. It sill had the ridiculous fold-out poster too.

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Also - if you have an Ollie's Discount store in your area and are into graphic novels, they've got a really good selection.

I went into the one that is down in Worcester MA on Sunday and came home with the following for $48

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SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (5 seconds ago)
24-Oct(#50)
Gildon_Dancypants wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> @Gildon_Dancypants Super impressed with that VB and G&W find! This is the first
> time
>> I've ever heard of someone finding a Game & Watch at a garage sale. So there's
> hope
>> for @Frank and me yet!
>>
>>
>
> I've actually managed to amass a nice little collection of Game & Watches from yard
> sales over the years! Here's where it stands now:
>
> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/Y8HnRVL.jpg[/imgt]

Most impressive! I'm looking for Fire Attack specifically--the black and orange give it a striking aesthetic--but I'll take anything I can find. You'd think LCD games would be easy to find at garage sales like NES games, but I've never been so lucky.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
24-Oct(#51)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Gildon_Dancypants wrote:
>> SupremeSarna wrote:
> |>> @Gildon_Dancypants Super impressed with that VB and G&W find! This is the first
>> time
> |>> I've ever heard of someone finding a Game & Watch at a garage sale. So there's
>> hope
> |>> for @Frank and me yet!
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I've actually managed to amass a nice little collection of Game & Watches from
> yard
>> sales over the years! Here's where it stands now:
>>
>> [imgt w=4032 h=3024]https://i.imgur.com/Y8HnRVL.jpg[/imgt]
>
> Most impressive! IÂ'm looking for Fire Attack specificallyÂ--the black and orange give
> it a striking aestheticÂ--but IÂ'll take anything I can find. YouÂ'd think LCD games
> would be easy to find at garage sales like NES games, but IÂ've never been so lucky.
>
>

My one and only Game & Watch came from eBay. My Russian bootleg Game & Watch also came from eBay. laughing out loud


Tj96
Triple Gold Good Trader
25-Oct(#52)
Weekend library sale finds from coastal CT. Instant collection of Zappa, Kraftwerk, and more! Some available. Plus a crazy liberty puzzle, should get $90 or so... some of the out of print ones go for thousands!

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Sid_Ceaser
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
25-Oct(#53)
So much Kraftwerk!




SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (5 seconds ago)
25-Oct(#54)
I almost got a CIB Kirby's Pinball Land for $41.25 total, but someone managed to top me two seconds after my snipe bid. Oh well, losing to a sniper is part of the eBay experience--many of my competitors have learned this the hard way! laughing out loud

Did I mention I got Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (loose) for $33 a few weeks ago? If not, then yeah, I did that. Saved me $7ish on the eShop.

Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
26-Oct(#55)
lightslime wrote:
> Got a 27" trinitron with remote for free off nextdoor

yes

Nice!!!

I had to give away my three JVC D-Series TV"s and a few 9" CRT's when I moved recently. Even trashed an RCA CRT because I had nothing I could do with it and nobody would take it for free.

I have no space now, but I sure do miss the CRT days :(
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
26-Oct(#56)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I almost got a CIB Kirby's Pinball Land for $41.25 total, but someone managed to
> top me two seconds after my snipe bid. Oh well, losing to a sniper is part of the
> eBay experience--many of my competitors have learned this the hard way! laughing out loud
>
> Did I mention I got Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (loose) for
> $33 a few weeks ago? If not, then yeah, I did that. Saved me $7ish on the eShop.
>
>

I didn't realize Superstar Saga 3DS went up that much, I'm glad I copped a CIB copy from a local store a few months ago for $35.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (5 seconds ago)
26-Oct(#57)
Frank wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> I almost got a CIB Kirby's Pinball Land for $41.25 total, but someone managed
> to
>> top me two seconds after my snipe bid. Oh well, losing to a sniper is part of
> the
>> eBay experience--many of my competitors have learned this the hard way! laughing out loud
>
>>
>> Did I mention I got Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (loose) for
>> $33 a few weeks ago? If not, then yeah, I did that. Saved me $7ish on the eShop.
>>
>>
>
> I didn't realize Superstar Saga 3DS went up that much, I'm glad I copped a CIB copy
> from a local store a few months ago for $35.
>

Nice! But mine was cheaper. winking raspberry


Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
26-Oct(#58)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> SupremeSarna wrote:
> |>> I almost got a CIB Kirby's Pinball Land for $41.25 total, but someone managed
>> to
> |>> top me two seconds after my snipe bid. Oh well, losing to a sniper is part of
>> the
> |>> eBay experience--many of my competitors have learned this the hard way! laughing out loud
>>
> |>>
> |>> Did I mention I got Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (loose)
> for
> |>> $33 a few weeks ago? If not, then yeah, I did that. Saved me $7ish on the eShop.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I didn't realize Superstar Saga 3DS went up that much, I'm glad I copped a CIB
> copy
>> from a local store a few months ago for $35.
>>
>
> Nice! But mine was cheaper. winking raspberry
>
>
>

I'm very against cart only these days, especially with DS/3DS/Switch. I'd gladly pay $2 more. If you are cool with cart only though, there's nothing wrong with that. I realize I'm the problem laughing out loud


SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (5 seconds ago)
26-Oct(#59)
Frank wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> Frank wrote:
> |>> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> |>> I almost got a CIB Kirby's Pinball Land for $41.25 total, but someone managed
> |>> to
>> |>> top me two seconds after my snipe bid. Oh well, losing to a sniper is part
> of
> |>> the
>> |>> eBay experience--many of my competitors have learned this the hard way! laughing out loud
> |>>
>> |>>
>> |>> Did I mention I got Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (loose)
>> for
>> |>> $33 a few weeks ago? If not, then yeah, I did that. Saved me $7ish on the
> eShop.
>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> I didn't realize Superstar Saga 3DS went up that much, I'm glad I copped a CIB
>> copy
> |>> from a local store a few months ago for $35.
> |>>
>>
>> Nice! But mine was cheaper. winking raspberry
>>
>>
>>
>
> I'm very against cart only these days, especially with DS/3DS/Switch. I'd gladly
> pay $2 more. If you are cool with cart only though, there's nothing wrong with that.
> I realize I'm the problem laughing out loud

I go with what's cheapest first, then go for extras if they're worth it. I usually store DS/3DS/Switch carts in cart holders and dump the boxes in a tub out of sight.
And of course, eBay sniping is the most fun way to buy games, so if I can snatch a game out from under someone's nose AND get it cheaper, that's usually what I'll do. Hence why I settled for a loose $33 cart here.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
27-Oct(#60)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> SupremeSarna wrote:
> |>> Frank wrote:
>> |>> SupremeSarna wrote:
> |>> |>> I almost got a CIB Kirby's Pinball Land for $41.25 total, but someone managed
>> |>> to
> |>> |>> top me two seconds after my snipe bid. Oh well, losing to a sniper is part
>> of
>> |>> the
> |>> |>> eBay experience--many of my competitors have learned this the hard way! laughing out loud
>> |>>
> |>> |>>
> |>> |>> Did I mention I got Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (loose)
> |>> for
> |>> |>> $33 a few weeks ago? If not, then yeah, I did that. Saved me $7ish on the
>> eShop.
> |>> |>>
> |>> |>>
>> |>>
>> |>> I didn't realize Superstar Saga 3DS went up that much, I'm glad I copped a
> CIB
> |>> copy
>> |>> from a local store a few months ago for $35.
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> Nice! But mine was cheaper. winking raspberry
> |>>
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I'm very against cart only these days, especially with DS/3DS/Switch. I'd gladly
>> pay $2 more. If you are cool with cart only though, there's nothing wrong with
> that.
>> I realize I'm the problem laughing out loud
>
> I go with what's cheapest first, then go for extras if they're worth it. I usually
> store DS/3DS/Switch carts in cart holders and dump the boxes in a tub out of sight.
> And of course, eBay sniping is the most fun way to buy games, so if I can snatch
> a game out from under someone's nose AND get it cheaper, that's usually what I'll
> do. Hence why I settled for a loose $33 cart here.
>
>

I'll admit those old Club Nintendo 3DS holders are really nifty!
Oduomega
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
27-Oct(#61)
A deal from GameStop:

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They had the game on clearance ($49.99 still...), but they had a 50% off anything MARKED as clearance sale, so it cost me ~$25 plus tax. Didn't expect a SEALED copy to boot, lol.

I know it's nothing much, but game shops in my area still have this game marked at the $50 price point...plus: Rare GameStop deal, lol.
SupremeSarna
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* 30-Oct(#62)
I won an auction, but at a frustrating price.
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Ever Oasis for $43 + shipping, resulting in $51.30 altogether. I don't always go for boxes, but this one looks rather nice, with a lovely art style and pleasant-looking characters. Everything was going great until the seller added four hours to the auction, then people actually started bidding in the last hour. I made the mistake of putting 39 as my max bid and then waiting to snipe with 40, so someone else topped me with 40. I then made the rookie mistake of bidding 41 immediately instead of sniping with it. Got topped with 42, and then made the do-or-die choice of sniping with 43. I expected the other bidder to have a higher max bid to bump me out, but he didn't. So I won a pyrrhic victory. Thanks for inspiring me, @Frank ; I never could've done it without your box-dedication, lol.

Now let's see if I win a weak port of Xenoblade.
EDIT: I didn't, but that's kind of a relief.

Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 30-Oct(#63)
Wait, what? How can a seller add four hours to a listing?

I found the auction and it started and ended at the same time :P
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
30-Oct(#64)
Foxhack wrote:
> Wait, what? How can a seller add four hours to a listing?
>
> I found the auction and it started and ended at the same time :P

I'm fairly sure you can't do that eBay as well. Yahoo Auctions has an automatic extension thing you can put on where I believe it adds another 5 minutes if there is a bid in the last 5 minutes or something like that. I've ran into that buying off Yahoo Auctions Japan via proxy.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (5 seconds ago)
* 30-Oct(#65)
@Foxhack Huh. I won the item around 5 PM Michigan time, but eBay says I paid at 1:40 PM. Maybe eBay calculates time differently. How'd you find the dead listing, anyway?

Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
30-Oct(#66)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> @Foxhack Huh. I won the item around 5 PM Michigan time, but eBay says I paid at 1:40
> PM. Maybe eBay calculates time differently. How'd you find the dead listing, anyway?

... completed listings, found the item based on the photo you posted. :)
TwoHearted

* 2-Nov(#67)
Helped a coworker move into his new house not long ago. He asked if I liked old games, I said "Of course I do!".
He hooked me up! He wanted to give them to me for helping but eventually I drove him like 6 hours so he could buy a new car.

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Jaded
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Nov(#68)
@TwoHearted That is possibly the best friend ever

You keeping all of it, or looking to move some?
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
2-Nov(#69)
Without adding it up, does he not know that's about $1k in stuff?
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (5 seconds ago)
2-Nov(#70)
@TwoHearted Why'd he have two copies of Adventure of Link? Who does that? wry smile

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
2-Nov(#71)
@TwoHearted This thread should be considered won. I've been in this thread for years and I've never seen anything as glorious as that.


TwoHearted

2-Nov(#72)
Tad wrote:
> @TwoHearted This thread should be considered won. I've been in this thread for years
> and I've never seen anything as glorious as that.
>
>
>

I'm sure there are better finds out there. I did price everything individually with vgpc, turned out to be about $2600 worth of stuff, give or take. Yeah, he's a good guy. He paid $150 for all the nes stuff about 20 years ago, and the snes stuff was from his childhood. So I don't think he cared much. The magazines were going to get tossed.

I've gotten some pretty good deals in my years of collecting. Scored all three panzer dragoon games on the Saturn for $3 each, like new with the foam still. Funtastic orange n64 for $20, all that genesis stuff in the first pic for $30, over 1000 vhs tapes for free, personally my favorite find. I think it's good to have connections.
TwoHearted

2-Nov(#73)
Jaded wrote:
> @TwoHearted That is possibly the best friend ever
>
> You keeping all of it, or looking to move some?

I'll probably try to sell or trade some of it. There's a few nes and snes games I'd like to get ahold of.
TwoHearted

2-Nov(#74)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> @TwoHearted Why'd he have two copies of Adventure of Link? Who does that? wry smile
>
>
>

There's a handful of duplicates there. I'm missing A Link to The Past though, have the box and manual just need the cart.
lightslime
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
4-Nov(#75)
I found wwf no mercy, star wars episode 1 racer and the rugrats in Paris all n64 carts for $6 at savers. They were tied up in a bag with some rc car controller hanging on the wall of bags of random electronics and I definitely did a double take seeing n64 games there in 2022, unfortunately nothing great but I still bought them
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
4-Nov(#76)
lightslime wrote:
> I found wwf no mercy... unfortunately nothing great but I still bought them


Bite your tongue!
lightslime
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Nov(#77)
KCPenguins wrote:
> lightslime wrote:
>> I found wwf no mercy... unfortunately nothing great but I still bought them
>
>
> Bite your tongue!
Not saying its not a good game but I was hoping for some games with higher monetary value honestly lol, I had a PS1 in that era and am not a wrestling fan, didn't have any friends who had the game so I don't have any nostalgia for it.
TwoHearted

6-Nov(#78)
Definitely not a great deal on anything but My friend had a booth at our local flea market and I wanted to support him. Picked up:

Super Mario rpg $70
A link to the past $25
Mario and Luigi PiT CIB $30
Zelda spirit tracks CIB $30
Narc
Iron sword
Rush n attack
Legacy of the wizard
All for $5 each

Really stoked just to find good games locally as I seldom do.

ManiacMadman
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 6-Nov(#79)
The thrill of the hunt is the HIGH I've always looked for. I use to just buy games cheap to sell to support my game collecting. Until 2008 I had to sell almost everything I had and I really didn't have that much. My bad health made me love games so much. And when I sold here and eBay I always sold for a lot less because I knew what I paid for it. I knew games were a great investment but didn't think some games would so expensive. And most of the games that are of high value now were all clearanced because they didn't sell in the store. And I always knew games would be a better investment than say baseball cards as they don't do anything other than look at them. I tried to get my father to buy this stuff just for an investment but sadly he did not listen. I knew he wouldn't play them but I figured he could have a better retirement fund. I hate looking at games this way now but that's the way it is now. They say bacon is better than sex but finding games is what does it for me. I really only sell stuff now that I won't play because its just it hard to find stuff now.
ManiacMadman
Triple Gold Good Trader
6-Nov(#80)
Twohearted I love that Mario and Luigi game for Nintendo ds. I had the game when it came out but regrettably sold it after I beat it. Thankfully 3 years later I found the game complete at a garage sale for $10 which was more than I wanted to spend for a used game. Now it sits on my shelf never to be sold until I'm long gone because I just cant find games anymore locally. I'm not looking to get rich just trying to collect the stuff I love. But now if go to a church sale you see people with their phones out looking sell everything. They have no love for games its just about the money. I'd love to have some games that were worth some money but I'm not looking to break the bank here I'm just looking to get back games I've had in the past that I would love to have the physical copies again.

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