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#301 200STM

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:29 AM

i have stock in hasbro right now because of MLP FIM. I am happy with my purchase of my top loader console and it is in great shape I have a friend buying my old grey box NES for 20$ and the scans dont bother me too much since Im more on being able to enjoy the game for what its worth on the convince of a reliable system.

#302 slowdive21

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

i have stock in hasbro right now because of MLP FIM. I am happy with my purchase of my top loader console and it is in great shape I have a friend buying my old grey box NES for 20$ and the scans dont bother me too much since Im more on being able to enjoy the game for what its worth on the convince of a reliable system.


Just for the record, I wasn't saying it was a bad buy if it came off that way. You can always recoup what you paid.

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#303 juangrande386

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:52 PM

Willow, Disney Adventures In The Magic Kingdom, Legacy Of The Wizard, Iron Sword Wizard And Warriors 2, and Wrath Of The Black Manta all cartridge only for NES- $4 apiece.

ToeJam and Earl In Panic On Funkotron for Genesis- game, case, booklet. Everything looks great except the case which looks like a dog chewed on it. Will put the artwork and stuff in another case when I get one. $4

Saw Contra, Mario3, Tetris 1 and 2, and Battletoads...........with 8 and 12 dollar stickers! Never will I play more than $4 for a cartridge at Goodwill unless I know I can double my money if I dont need it for my collection.

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#304 ZombieToast

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:46 AM

Finally went to the Thrifty Thrift mentioned previously by 200STM and picked up Breakout, Combat, and Pac-Man for $1. I also got a hard drive enclosure that unfortunately was empty (you wouldn't know by its weight), but I can use it with one of my old hard drives.

#305 200STM

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:01 AM

Its small right ZombieToast? I asked the owner if he ever gets any retro games to shoot me a text so I can go check em out.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:20 AM

Yeah, that place is tiny. It's actually kinda cool, though. I wanted to buy all of the super old electronics that I have absolutely no use for. Ha.

I was also tempted to buy the $5 Gamecubes, but I'm pretty sure there isn't much profit to be had there.

#307 spmahn

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:38 AM

Willow, Disney Adventures In The Magic Kingdom, Legacy Of The Wizard, Iron Sword Wizard And Warriors 2, and Wrath Of The Black Manta all cartridge only for NES- $4 apiece.

ToeJam and Earl In Panic On Funkotron for Genesis- game, case, booklet. Everything looks great except the case which looks like a dog chewed on it. Will put the artwork and stuff in another case when I get one. $4

Saw Contra, Mario3, Tetris 1 and 2, and Battletoads...........with 8 and 12 dollar stickers! Never will I play more than $4 for a cartridge at Goodwill unless I know I can double my money if I dont need it for my collection.


How ludicrous, if Goodwill wants to charge the retail market price from the Amazon Marketplace, then they should just cut the BS and list them online and quit jerking around their customers. Plenty of Goodwill chapters do this already, so if that's how they want to run their business, just make it a company wide mandate. Even the NES games you did buy were way overpriced IMHO, but as long as you enjoy them, that's all that matters.

#308 TheHeef

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:22 AM

How ludicrous, if Goodwill wants to charge the retail market price from the Amazon Marketplace, then they should just cut the BS and list them online and quit jerking around their customers. Plenty of Goodwill chapters do this already, so if that's how they want to run their business, just make it a company wide mandate. Even the NES games you did buy were way overpriced IMHO, but as long as you enjoy them, that's all that matters.


It only gets worse. The other day, I was in a GW by my house and saw a boxed Atari behind the counter. I asked the lady at the register about the price. $75!! Not the worst price I've seen for a boxed Atari, but then it hit me: that was donated to them! I know there's overhead to consider, but that was absolutely ridiculous.

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#309 tiggerkiddo

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:10 AM

Saw a pink GBA SP at an indy thrift store for 10 but it wouldn't power on so I wasn't sure if it'd work or not. I was too far from home to go back to grab my own adapter so I passed. Wasn't in the best of shape either.

Second one I found a copy of the Volume 1 Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Pokedex guide and a Star Wars Young Jedi Knights novel. Both were half off and came up to 2.10 in total so I'm pleased as peach.

#310 atarifreak0073

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

I met a guy to buy his old atari 2600 games which he sold for a flat 40 dollars which was paid and got some good deals. The rare games was H.E.R.O., and double ender (Chuck Norris/Artillery Duel) in addition to other ordinary games (qbert, and etc...)

I also stopped by a flea market where most of the people usually price the retro game at rock bottom price since got Plaque Attack for Atari 2600 for $5.00 In addition, I stopped by other thrift store to buy read aloud books by disney for 7 dollars each (good conditions). I do see that people need to make quick cash as possible so they don't really care how much the items will be sold for online.

I have decided to become a part-time flea market hunter/trader.


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#311 Techman16

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:32 PM

Don't know if this is decent or not, but I got a Dr. Mario for NES in box with manual and slipcover in like new condition for $12

#312 juangrande386

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

How ludicrous, if Goodwill wants to charge the retail market price from the Amazon Marketplace, then they should just cut the BS and list them online and quit jerking around their customers. Plenty of Goodwill chapters do this already, so if that's how they want to run their business, just make it a company wide mandate. Even the NES games you did buy were way overpriced IMHO, but as long as you enjoy them, that's all that matters.


Yeah, the ones I got were some of the collection only games. I played them about 15mins each and onto the shelf they went.

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#313 slowdive21

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:06 PM

I met a guy to buy his old atari 2600 games which he sold for a flat 40 dollars which was paid and got some good deals. The rare games was H.E.R.O., and double ender (Chuck Norris/Artillery Duel) in addition to other ordinary games (qbert, and etc...)

I also stopped by a flea market where most of the people usually price the retro game at rock bottom price since got Plaque Attack for Atari 2600 for $5.00 In addition, I stopped by other thrift store to buy read aloud books by disney for 7 dollars each (good conditions). I do see that people need to make quick cash as possible so they don't really care how much the items will be sold for online.

I have decided to become a part-time flea market hunter/trader.


Long live the Retro Games,


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May I ask what flea market that was at?

#314 Porpoise King

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:47 AM

Don't know if this is decent or not, but I got a Dr. Mario for NES in box with manual and slipcover in like new condition for $12


From a collecting standpoint you did fine. Bad if you're trying to resell ):

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#315 Techman16

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:18 PM

From a collecting standpoint you did fine. Bad if you're trying to resell ):

Im actually thinking about getting a nes (top loader), I've always wanted one just never got around to looking

#316 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:06 AM

I grabbed the following from a couple thrift stores down the line from me today.

First store(lil neighborhood one):

All PS1 games, all game disc and manuals only in slimline CD cases, most are in good/very good shape:


Cardinal Syn
Classic Games For the Intellivision
Running Wild
Sim City 2000
Vampire Hunter D

I also grabbed the manual for NamcoMuseum Volume 1 as they couldn't find the disc to go with it. A copy of Pong for PS1 was in the slot for that game unfortunately.

All of the above for $12.51 total though($2.36 a game before tax cuz today was 40% off white stickers, which all of the games had;)).

Second store:

They had a bunch of games and CD's/DVD's, but my real score was getting an HP 2159m monitor for $19.99. I'm using it right now. It's kinda weird seeing CAG in widescreen, but the picture is absolutely amazing on this. The volume on it is so-so, but I don't do much video streaming on here. It has HDMI, DVI and VGA ports on it and is 1080p I believe.

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#317 Chronis

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:44 AM

^I think your letting this HD thing go to your head. :lol:

Anyway, I decided to do a little thirfting yesterday. I went to a local Savers, and it was packed. I didn't know they were running some President's Day sale. Hell, I forgot it was President's Day. Did a quick peek and didn't see anything I really wanted. They had a PS2 network adapter in a taped up clamshell for $6 but I have absolutely no use for it. They also had a NIB Radica version of the Golden Tee plug-n-play for $15. Kind of wanted it but I already have the new Jakks version which is apparently better.

Then I decided to check one out that someone showed me years ago. Haven't been there since. Drove by the area where it was and didn't see it, but i did see a bunch of cars parked outside of another store a few spots down. Ended up they moved to a much larger lot. Went in, they had a lot of stuff. Had a bunch of old consoles in a galss cabinent. Most of them looked to be in good shape, except for one N64 that looked like it had blue acid poured on it, but they were all a bit too rich for my blood. The fact the the acid N64 was the same price as the other was also ridiculous. I do like that all their controllers are $3 though. Thats why i remember them. Last time I was there, I grabbed a black N64 controller. This time, they only had a bunch of third party ones, NES ones, and an original PSX one. Anyway, doing a little more searching, I end up finding a GunCon 2 and a GC3 off near some computer and plug-n-play stuff. $5 each. I snapped them up in a heartbeat since I love light gun games. Sadly neither of them had the video/sensor cable. Already had a GC3, and I can use 2 guns on one sensor. For the GC2, I ended up buying an adapter on eBay for $4. Overall, I'm happy with my find. :)

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#318 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:02 AM

^I think your letting this HD thing go to your head. :lol:

Yeah. Maybe I am just a lil bit.:razz:

Anyway, I just looked up two of the games I left behind during my thrift store run today and as usual I grabbed the nearly worthless ones while leaving behind the ones that might be worth a damn.

I left behind:

:xbox:Godzilla: Save The Earth(disc was in ok shape but it was missing the manual)
:gc:Super Mario Sunshine(didn't bother checking condition)

Both were $5 at the next to last Salvation Army store I hit.:cry: This is the same store I grabbed the Transformers G1 "official bootleg" DVD set from about six months ago.

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#319 sp00ge

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:04 PM

I dropped into one my non-regular GW's today and found Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Special Pikachu Edition for $3/ea. A nice end to a rather lackluster week.


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#320 Rexall

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

The other day I went to the Goodwill store, and I found:

You Don't Know jack Vol 1-2, Movies, Sports edition. (Were not pricemarked but the counter guy gave me 1.99 for them each)

Animaniacs music cd for $1.99
CC Sabathia Jersey for $7
NJ Devils Practice Jersey for 4.99
Johan Santana jersey for 4.99

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:53 PM

It only gets worse. The other day, I was in a GW by my house and saw a boxed Atari behind the counter. I asked the lady at the register about the price. $75!! Not the worst price I've seen for a boxed Atari, but then it hit me: that was donated to them! I know there's overhead to consider, but that was absolutely ridiculous.


The people who work at a Goodwill don't have a clue what it's worth. They don't hire video game experts, they hire people nobody else will hire. That's why it's OK to pay them a little more.

#322 wheels

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:45 AM

good find today:

Xbox original console only with Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart disc in it for $8

I plugged it in and it works and found the Crash game in the disc drive, it's also got 20 discs worth of music on it the hard drive, about half of which i would listen too.

#323 Demolition Man

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:13 AM

The people who work at a Goodwill don't have a clue what it's worth. They don't hire video game experts, they hire people nobody else will hire. That's why it's OK to pay them a little more.


Or an employee who went on eBay and priced it according to what they feel its worth.

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#324 Indigo_Streetlight

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:55 AM

The people who work at a Goodwill don't have a clue what it's worth. They don't hire video game experts, they hire people nobody else will hire. That's why it's OK to pay them a little more.


Actually my Goodwills have hired people who used to work at Gamestop, which really wacks out the value on some items (even at 50% of what GS used to charge). These are the guys who mark GB Pokemons at $12 a pop and consider it "a deal."
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#325 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:03 AM

Actually my Goodwills have hired people who used to work at Gamestop, which really wacks out the value on some items (even at 50% of what GS used to charge). These are the guys who mark GB Pokemons at $12 a pop and consider it "a deal."

Personally if I worked at a thrift store I'd underprice stuff but make sure my friends were coming in to grab it for me.;)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

Brand new Goodwill distribution center just opened up the road from me. Went there with the girlfriend today and I got..

Croc 2 for PS1
LucasArts Full Throttle for PC. The disc seriously looks like it's never been used.
Blood for PC. I guess it's the game Blood with all the expansions on the disc.

Not sure if there is much here to sell but at 50 cents each I figured what the hell. I'll be heading to this Goodwill quite a bit now.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:03 AM

Walked into a GW near my mother's house and saw a Sega CDX behind the case. $100. Wanted so badly to grab it, but I don't have that kind of cash to throw. Thought about getting it to flip, but not at that price.

#328 juangrande386

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:24 AM

$100 for CDX at a GW????!!! I wouldve literally asked for the manager and said "GET THE F*** OUTTA HERE!" HA then they probably wouldve told me the exact same thing.

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Aliens Infestation for DS- $5 complete
Dream Trigger 3D for 3DS- $5 complete

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$8 cartridge only Tetris, Tetris 2, TMNT for NES

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#329 yourlefthand

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:06 PM

Not too many games yesterday, but I did find Sniper Elite (PS2), Resident Evil Outbreak File 2 (PS2) and Buster Bros Collection (PS1) for $4 each at a GW.

#330 Indigo_Streetlight

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:46 PM

Brand new Goodwill distribution center just opened up the road from me. Went there with the girlfriend today and I got..

Croc 2 for PS1
LucasArts Full Throttle for PC. The disc seriously looks like it's never been used.
Blood for PC. I guess it's the game Blood with all the expansions on the disc.

Not sure if there is much here to sell but at 50 cents each I figured what the hell. I'll be heading to this Goodwill quite a bit now.


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