Last Year at goodwill
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES $2.99
Final Fight 2 SNES $ 2.99
Last Year at goodwill
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES $2.99
Final Fight 2 SNES $ 2.99
so far i got 1
Final Fantasy 7 Black Label Ps1 in mint shape for 4 bucks at a good will store
1. 2 Sealed copies of Pokemon Stadium 2 for the N64. Found for $8 each at the same thrift store they were at.
2. Intelligent Qube for the PS1. A pretty rare game. Bought it for $2 at a used game section at a video store. Pretty good condition.
3. Super Mario RPG for SNES. Difficult to get, but it took me a couple games to trade for it. And it was excellent mint condition, for a cart only game.
1. Found a gold NWC cart in a box of 100 NES games for $80 at a flea market.(80 cents a game, not too bad)
2. Bought two label-less nes games for $3 each(megaman 2 proto, Crystalis proto)
3. Found two Atari 2600 protos for $3 each(Bridge and Frogger)
The flea market has been kind to me, but I use to check'em every week..... I put in the time.
Favorite DP quote:
..... I would be damned if I ever fall for a girl who spends 8-10 hours playing games and only talking gaming lingo. That's not a geek nor a nerd, that's just fucking sad. ~ megasdkirby
Back in high school, a kid in my US Studies class always talked to me (too much, also annoyed me) about classic games and he insisted that I "borrow" his Super Metroid for the SNES. He also had a second copy of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars that he gave to me. He ended up failing the class and got pulled out and I never saw him since. I feel kind of bad sometimes.
I also found The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the SNES for $0.99 at a used book store (in pretty good condition, too).
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From a thrift store i got
Mike Tysons Punch Out
To The Earth
All for nintendo in dust sleeves, for $10!
A boxed SNES with 21 boxed games including Final Fantasy II and III, Breath of Fire I and II, Wild Guns, A Link to the PAstand Mega Man X for $35.00 on the 127 sale 4 years ago.
A sealed copy of Mermaids of Atlantis for the NES for $2 at a garage sale. Also got sealed TMNT, Star Tropics 1 and 2 that day for $2
A Turbo Grafx 16 and 6 controllers along with a Turbo Tap and 8 games for $20 or a boxed Jauar for $15.00.
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My best finds in the wild:
Earthbound and Secret of Mana at a swap meet for $25 combined.
Chrono Trigger on SNES at a pawn shop for $2, mixed in with a bunch of sports games.
I suppose if "finds" doesn't mean I actually bought it...
After mentioning it to my friend, he is not going to let me forget it. I had heard rumors what it was worth, but I didn't believe it at the time, so I passed up a Stadium Events cart for $8.99 at GameStop in like 2002. Unsurprisingly didn't see any on ebay, and I was like "whoa! Who would pay $1000 for a title variant of a dirt common game?"
Arc the Lad Collection as part of GameCrazy's 3/$10 deal. Seems it's still a deal, even if it's missing one of the Arc III discs. I also got Game & Watch Gallery and Diddy Kong Racing (which I gave away as a gift).
Future rarity? I got a complete Game & Watch Collection (DS) from GameStop for $17.99. That allowed me to spend my points on G&WC2 instead.
I tend to find Popful Mail and Shining Force CD for the Sega CD a lot in thrift stores, complete. Now I just give them to friends to use as doorstops, it seems. And no, I have never heard of a place called eBay.
While I was attending Tech School, a student posted a sale of his C-64 disk collection of over 200 disks for $25. I jumped on the deal, and ended up with over 500 games, mostly hacks, but at least 20 or so were on published disks.
I found both my Famicom and a Super Famicom at Savers. A week or two ago I found a very yellowed but functional SNES in the garbage
Got a Model 2 Genesis with a broken but fixable RF cable (and who wans to use the RF-Signals anyways), some broken but fixable Infrared-controllers for the Genesis, two dirty but functional 3-button-controllers (just needed some cleaning), AND a working Model 1 Genesis (one with HIGH DEFINITION GRAPHICS) printed on, all for 11 Euros. (1 Euro on ebay plus 10 for shipping; the model 1 wasn't even mentioned in the description). The seller thought it was all a bunch of trash and sold it as nonfuntional, and I was the sole bidder...
Also, on two different occasions, I found a yellowed but fully functional SNES (2 controllers, plus Super Mario World and Star Fox) and a Japanese Model 1 Genesis on different attics and could keep them for nil.
#1: Last year, in 2010, at a local Shell gas station. I was only there to buy a soda, but then in the CD shelf, filled with a bunch of brand new music albums, something caught my eye... I found a sealed copy of Zelda's Adventure for the CD-i! Roughly $15!
#2: Also last year, I managed to get a PlayStation with two controllers for roughly $10 at a GameStop not too far away. I don't know about other countries, but here in Norway that's dirt cheap. And I love the PS1.
#3: While visiting a girl in the opposite part of the country, we stopped by a garage sale, where I managed to pick up Command & Conquer: Modern Warfare(contains C&C and C&C: RA), which I'd never before seen, in addition to a couple of other games at a rather nice price.
1. Got a sega Saturn with all hookups, Albert Odyssey, dragon force, 3 dirty dwarves, dark savior and 3 other cheap games for $20 at a pawn shop.
2. River city ransom Nes cart for $5 from a kid at my hs.
3. Three complete Atari lynxes with about 20 games for $25. Not really sure if the games are worth anything. Haven't researched it yet.
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I don't know if Ebay counts, but I got a Sega Game Gear, 16 games and a nice, official carrying case to hold it all for $30 including shipping.
I found all of this in early 2009 at Salvation Army. The clerk only had tiny bags and garbage bags, so I got to carry this stuff in the latter. It was fun!
-Tactics Ogre (missing the manual, bought one later for ten) $1.99
-Wild Arms (complete, nearly new!) $1.99
-Azure Dreams (complete) $1.99
-Guardian's Crusade (complete) $1.99
-Legend of Legaia (complete) $1.99
-Xardion (loose) $0.99
-Lufia & The Fortress of Doom (loose) $0.99
-Wanderer's From Ys 3 (loose) $0.99
-Romance of The Three Kingdoms 3: Dragon of Destiny (loose) $0.99
-GrimgriMoire (complete) $4.99
-Wild Arms 4 (complete) $4.99
-Futurama (case and manual only, no game!) FREE
-Shenmue (complete, VERY mint) $1.99
-Final Fantasy (loose) $0.99
I've had other good finds too, but this has been my biggest so far.
Last edited by Kyle15; 05-26-2011 at 11:32 AM.
In Heaven, everything is fine.
- Crazy Climber for 2600 - Free for fixing a friend's 2600
- Chase the Chuckwagon for 2600 - Free for fixing a stranger's 2600
- Vectrex mint in box w/ 20 games including both art cartridges and the light pen. Brought in to Funcoland while I was working there. - Paid the seller $100 cash, quadrupled that in profit parting up the lot and selling everything.
"And the book says: 'We may be through with the past, but the past ain't through with us.'"
1. Snatcher and Popful Mail (Sega CD) for 6.99 a piece, both CIB and in mint condition at a retro shop.
2. Snow Bros. (NES) cart and manual for 14.99
3. Power Blade 2 (NES) for 9.99
Some of my nicer flea market/video store finds include:
loose EarthBound for $5 in 2007
Loose Final Fantasy 3 for $5 in 1999
boxed Crusader of Centy for $1 in 2008
loose Megaman 5 for $5 in 2002-ish
boxed Intellivision (no games) for $10 in 2009
loose Pirates! Gold for $3 in 2002-ish
boxed Megaman X2, Super Mario RPG, and Secret of Mana for $6.99 each from a local video store in 1999
Complete Shining Force 2 and Theme Park (Genesis) for $4 each (they were 3 for $10, really) from the same video store in 1999
A very large collection of my Master System collection was also 4-for-$10 from this store, and included a factory-sealed Buster Douglas Boxing, and used/complete copies of King's Quest, Ys, Golvellius, and several other gems.
Finds like these just don't happen anymore these days...
This was easily the best deal I've ever gotten.
Yeah. All that? $170. Ninja Gaiden Trilogy alone (in box, with manual) is worth well over $300 just on its own.This sale is for a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) which includes 17 games, two controllers, a game genie and all the cords to needed to play the system. All of the games are in good to excellent condition and have all been recently tested to play on this SNES. All games come with either a dust cover, original box case or plastic covered case. No game is left open to the air. Most of the games also include the original instruction manual. These are all games from my personal collection and have been kept clean and free of dust the entire time I have owned them. For most of the games I was the original owner, so you can be sure they are in excellent condition.
Below is a list of items included in this awesome collectible SNES sale:
SYSTEMS SUPPLIESCode:Game Box Manual Beavis and Butthead No No Breath of Fire No No Donkey Kong Country No Yes Earthworm Jim Yes Yes Final Fantasy II Yes Yes+World Map Final Fantasy III Yes Yes Knights of the Round No No Mortal Kombat II Yes Yes Ninja Gaiden Trilogy Yes Yes Street Fighter II Turbo No Yes Super Mario All Stars Yes Yes Super Metroid Yes No Super Star Wars Yes Yes Tetris and Dr. Mario Yes Yes Turtles in Time No Yes Zelda Yes Yes Zombie at my Neighbors Yes Yes Game Genie No Yes
x1 Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
x1 Power Adapter
x1 RCA plugs
x6 Dust Covers
x6 Plastic Cases
x11 Original SNES box cases
x13 Original SNES Game Manuals
x1 SNES Manual
I got these all from 1 garage sale for $15:
Atari 2600 Jr.
Atari 2600 (Darth Vader black version)
2 copies of Air-Sea Battle
Demons To Diamonds
G.I. Joe Cobra Strike
Math Gran Prix
3 copies of Pac-Man
Pete Rose Baseball
Q*Bert (Parker Brothers)
2 copies of Raiders Of The Lost Ark
2 copies of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
I know those aren't particularly rare games, but still a huge deal.
From another garage sale for $5 I got:
Battletech Complete In Case
ClayFighter Complete In Case
David Robinson's Supreme Court
Desert Strike Complete In Case
Jungle Strike Complete In Case
LHX Attack Chopper Complete In Case
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
NHL All-Star Hockey Complete In Box
Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
Pirates! Gold With case but no manual
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 with case but no manual
Sports Talk Baseball Complete In Case
Twin Cobra Complete In Case
Urban Strike With case but no manual
PS1 Legend Of Dragoon Greatest Hits Complete In Case
This third one is a find I came across just as I was starting to collect, and therefore had no idea how much it was worth. It was for only $5, and I did buy it but minutes later returned it because the NES didn't have the cords and I didn't currently own an NES. I can't quite remember, but some of the games that came with it were
Mega Man 1-6
Super Mario Bros. 2 & 3
Sega Master System Sonic The Hedgehog
There were a lot more games too and some manuals but no boxes. Totally regret passing up that deal :-(
Daze before christmas sega mega drive ((Free))
BOMB wall defender atari 2600 $7
not so rare-
Bio Metal snes $4
Fire attack nintendo game and watch -free
Atari 2600 slim in box -$10
Amiga 500 -free