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#871 Segasonic01

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 05:32 PM

DDR Mario Mix (game, no mat)-$10

Anyone know where I can get a pad for ~$10

#872 Ice2Dragon

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 05:36 PM

I picked up nearly 30 blu rays in two days from local pawn shops for a mere 125 bucks.

They were priced 5-6 bucks a piece.. all brand new ones too.

THE MIST

STARSHIP TROOPERS TRILOGY (10 FREAKING BUCKS!!!)

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Great freaking deal.. clerk had no idea they were different from DVD so they had them priced the same.. it was an insanely great 2 days :)

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#873 Ace_Defective

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 08:12 PM

This is my first post, and since I have not had great luck in the past couple of weeks... I will list all the great and not so great finds I have made in the past few months, at my local pawn shops.

:ps2: ICO(Complete, Near Mint)- $5.35
:ps2: Time Crisis 3(Mint, Complete)- $5.35
:ps2: Fatal Frame II(Complete, Mint)- $10.70 :drool:
:gc: Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker(No Manual)- $5.00
:xbox: Fatal Frame(Complete, Mint)_ $5.00
:ps2: Kingdom Hearts II(Complete, Some scratches)- $5.35
:gc: Super Mario Sunshine(No Manual)- $5.35

... an since my luck at the pawn shops has sucked so much in the past couple of weeks, I will list the only good deal I have found at the flea market.

:gc: Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes(Mint, Complete)- $15.00 :bouncy:

#874 willc23

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:45 PM

Picked up Persona 3 FES and Grand Theft Auto 4 for $31 after taxes.
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#875 Link927

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:48 PM

Picked up a Mario Kart 64 the other day for $7, not too bad I suppose

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#876 Segasonic01

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:50 PM

^ not bad. I sell them for $20 all the time.

#877 david12795

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:13 PM

Went to the pawn shops in Miami and got

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Pikmin 1 : $2

I love pawn shops. I need to hit up more stores soon
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#878 camelking6969

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 01:33 PM

saturday i got for 5 bucks
fight night round 3
the godfather
spiderman 3
so i was happy 3 game for 5 plus 2 buger king games and a bunch of cases
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#879 willc23

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 04:47 PM

Hit several shops

Pokemon Emerald
Pokemon Sapphire
$15

Lost Oddyssey w/ Bonus Disc
$15

Force Unleashed
Mass Effect
Call of Duty 4
$50

Donkey Konga
Tetris Worlds (PS2)
Knights of the old Republic
$10

New Super Mario Bros-Cart
Nintendogs Lab & Friends-Cart
$15
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#880 punkmaggit

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:47 PM

I don't really plan on playing this one, but... I found a Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II for the xbox at a pawn shop for $8.00. I figured "what the hey" and grabbed it.

#881 darkslime

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:09 AM

I don't really plan on playing this one, but... I found a Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II for the xbox at a pawn shop for $8.00. I figured "what the hey" and grabbed it.

Good find.

The first dark alliance game was a really fun hack and slash game. One of my all time favorite games.

DAII dissapointed me. It was too short and had a bad story. I don't know why it goes for so much now.

#882 KysarKills

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 06:30 PM

I like older PS1 games, and came upon a copy of Pool Hustler for $1.20 total with tax. It is complete, game has very few scratches, and the case looks brand new.
Looks like on ebay and amazon its selling for $7-15.

Do you think it will be hard to sell?

#883 darkslime

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:02 PM

Do you think it will be hard to sell?

Yes.

#884 KysarKills

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:09 PM

Yes.

It ends up being a fun game anyways.. ill keep it a while then :lol:

#885 Ace_Defective

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:32 PM

Today I went to my favorite pawn shop and found...

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$5.35- Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes(very good shape)

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$5.35- Resident Evil: Zero(discs & manual in very good shape, case is a little beat up)

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$5.35- Resident Evil(discs in very good shape, case, manual & artwork is beat up)

I find it strange that I can look for a game like "Twin Snakes" for months, and then I find two copies in three weeks. I wish my luck were more consistent.

#886 Segasonic01

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:54 PM

Halo 3 (game disc only from CE)-$9
FFVII (misprint version)-$3
Metal Gear Solid-$3

#887 Ace_Defective

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:06 PM

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$5.35- Mega Man: Anniversary Collection(flawless disc, no manual)

This is not the best deal in history, but I'm happy.

#888 mguiddy

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:10 PM

I found Secret of Evermore and Final Fantasy III(US) for $5 each. Carts are a bit dirty though.

#889 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:17 PM

Good find.

The first dark alliance game was a really fun hack and slash game. One of my all time favorite games.

DAII dissapointed me. It was too short and had a bad story. I don't know why it goes for so much now.


I think it was one of the last games released by Interplay before they went belly up. That may be why it goes for a bit. I just hope that if the license is still active, that Bethesda doesn't end up making the third part of the series(if there EVER is one that is), since I'm sure they'll make it some first person shitfest like Oblivion.

Unless the next game in the series were done like the other two, I'd steer clear.

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#890 anji2128

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:01 AM

I'm definitely into this pawn shop business. Here it goes...
Conker's Bad Fur Day - $2
Sega MultiMega w/ Sonic 2, Sonic+Knuckles, Comix Zone, Aaaah! Real Monsters - $20
Call of Duty 4 (360) - $15
Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN) - $8 (x2)
Super Mario Bros. 3 - $1
Mario Party 3 - $3
Silent Hill 3 - $8
Zelda: Majora's Mask - $4
as well as a number of other items.

#891 Segasonic01

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 12:44 PM

Passed up Zelda: Shitty Princess (GC) for $13 today. Right now, there's not really any way to make a profit out of it.

#892 ratzombie

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:20 PM

Is that really necessary to post?

I walked by a bagel shop the other day, I was going to get a locks bagel but passed on it.
Also, today I was going to grab a coffee at Starbucks but decided not to.

#893 KysarKills

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:09 PM

Is that really necessary to post?

I walked by a bagel shop the other day, I was going to get a locks bagel but passed on it.
Also, today I was going to grab a coffee at Starbucks but decided not to.

No, SegaSonic is a legend here on this thread and its fun to see what he finds. Your post was very unnecessary. Don't be a dick.

Anyways, i found a 360 Wireless Controller for 7$ today.

#894 majinvegeta-88

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:28 PM

Nothing too special but I picked up these 2 for $15

King of Fighters 00/01 PS2
Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance II XBOX

both complete and near mint

#895 yourlefthand

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:54 PM

No, SegaSonic is a legend here on this thread and its fun to see what he finds. Your post was very unnecessary. Don't be a dick.

Anyways, i found a 360 Wireless Controller for 7$ today.


Wow. It's nice to see the newbie taking care of business and talking smack. I for one am glad to hear what Segasonic finds, but don't really care to read his opinions about Zelda. We know he doesn't like it, and that's ok. He doesn't need to keep rampling about it, IMO.

#896 Segasonic01

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 04:12 AM

Thanks, Kysarkills.

yourlefthand-i see what you mean, but did my post really hurt anything? If you don't wanna read about my bashing on Zelda, then don't read it or put me on your ignore list.

I haven't actually been seriously pawn hopping lately because I've been low on funds. These lastest finds are just from going to one of the 4 pawn shops that are closest to me. Hopefully next week I can actually go pawn hopping & find some really good stuff. I bet the local hoarder is having a field day with me MIA.

#897 david12795

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 04:16 AM

Now if only there was somebody who was obsessed with Zelda yet hates sonic...;)
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#898 Placebo

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 04:23 AM

Anyone know of any shops like this in the Brampton/Mississauga/Toronto area? I'd love to check in on some of these and cash in on these deals. Unfortunately haven't seen any shops around here like that. =(
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#899 Segasonic01

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 04:37 AM

^phone book or something?

#900 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:52 PM

I stopped into my local pawn shop today to ask them if they had any wonky PS2's they could sell me for cheap to take advantage of the Gamestop $100 deal, but they said they didn't have any.

I also tried the one local game shop to no avail as well. The clerk was originally going to give me one for $10, but once they tested the one broken system and it read a disc, they upped the price to $15. Then, they said the owner told them to NOT sell the broken systems at all, since they get $20-25 or more on Ebay.

Oh well...guess I'm sitting out this chance to make a couple hundred in credit at Gamestop's expense.

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