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#91 spmahn

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

The Dreamcast is hands-down the most distressed sounding of them all. And yes, every Dreamcast I have, and have had, has been like this.


I dunno, there are times when I literally don't want to play the Wii because the disc drive is so damn loud it drowns out the sound of the game. The Dreamcast always sounds like it's about the die, but the Wii seems like it was just programmed to be as loud as possible, and it just seems to get louder the more you try to turn up the volume on your TV.

#92 Billytwoshoes

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

I had one of those odd trips to GW, where I found plenty of non-sport PS2 games, Game Gear games (which I hardly ever see nowadays), even some loose NES games (which are becoming more of a rarity in my locations), but the only thing I picked up was :wii: Project Runway for $2.50, and only because it was brand new, sealed (I'm a sucker for any sealed game).

#93 evuong

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

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Anybody have any idea on the value of those VHS? Picked up 2 of those sports one, and one is sealed in original shrinkwrap.. Can't seem to find any info on the zelda one.

#94 Peep

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

The zelda one probably has value. Hit up Nintendoage. They know their shit.

#95 juangrande386

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

Picked up an NES- marked "$15 AS-IS" and the dude would not go any lower despite the fact he knew Ive bought a similar one for $5. Plugged in my extra ac adapter, av cables, and MegaMan 6 and it booted up first time!

Donkey Kong 64 cartridge only- $3

Some Barbie for one of those "Happy 21st Birthday" cakes with the throwing up Barbie by a toilet- $2
Coworker wants to make one for my sisters 21st bday coming up, I get cake so I couldnt say no!

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#96 jeffthebeast

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:42 AM

So i ended up meeting up with that guy i was talking about in a earlier post and got a crap load of console. I got him down to $150 because of not knowing their working condition. There were also two xbox 360s, but i have done sold them.
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Best part is that almost everything works except for 3 gameboys, 1 gba, 1 ps1, 1 ps2 slim and 1 n64.

#97 Deader2818

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

any chance you might want to sell one of the NES? they all come with the hook ups/power?

#98 blindinglights

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

So i ended up meeting up with that guy i was talking about in a earlier post and got a crap load of console. I got him down to $150 because of not knowing their working condition. There were also two xbox 360s, but i have done sold them.
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Best part is that almost everything works except for 3 gameboys, 1 gba, 1 ps1, 1 ps2 slim and 1 n64.



I'm jealous. Especially of the Saturns, still waiting to find one myself at a Thrift Store or Yard Sale.

Do you do any console modding? You could have a lot of fun with that lot. S-Video Genesis, Slim Xbox, could be a lot of fun :bouncy:.
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#99 MortalKombat2007

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

Stopped by a Goodwill yesterday and saw:

2 Gamecubes, just the systems, no controllers or cords, $35 each.


Not worth the price...they were clearly untested. You can get a Gamecube with the cables for the same price online these days.

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#100 jeffthebeast

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

I'm jealous. Especially of the Saturns, still waiting to find one myself at a Thrift Store or Yard Sale.

Do you do any console modding? You could have a lot of fun with that lot. S-Video Genesis, Slim Xbox, could be a lot of fun :bouncy:.

Ive never really modded to much of the older systems. Ive done the av mod to my 2nd gen genesis. I have a modded ps2,xbox og,ps3, and 360.I have done countless jtags for the 360, I also made these connectivity kits for the 360 and use to sell them. I have done quite a few case mods on the 360's. But now that i have all these consoles and i have already made my money back from the 2 360's i have sold. Im going to mess around with doing some mods on some of them. Most of them i will end up selling though cause i need more money to support my gaming habits.

#101 highoffcoffee496

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

So i ended up meeting up with that guy i was talking about in a earlier post and got a crap load of console. I got him down to $150 because of not knowing their working condition. There were also two xbox 360s, but i have done sold them.
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Best part is that almost everything works except for 3 gameboys, 1 gba, 1 ps1, 1 ps2 slim and 1 n64.


I want a NES so badly... :cry: They are just non existent where I live.
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#102 yourlefthand

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Ive never really modded to much of the older systems. Ive done the av mod to my 2nd gen genesis. I have a modded ps2,xbox og,ps3, and 360.I have done countless jtags for the 360, I also made these connectivity kits for the 360 and use to sell them. I have done quite a few case mods on the 360's. But now that i have all these consoles and i have already made my money back from the 2 360's i have sold. Im going to mess around with doing some mods on some of them. Most of them i will end up selling though cause i need more money to support my gaming habits.


If you're trying to make money, I'd look into just painting some of the old systems. I would guess a green SNES with a gold triforce would make some people go pretty nuts.

#103 jeffthebeast

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

If you're trying to make money, I'd look into just painting some of the old systems. I would guess a green SNES with a gold triforce would make some people go pretty nuts.

Thats a great idea. You think the krylon spray paints would work good on the nes?

#104 blindinglights

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Thats a great idea. You think the krylon spray paints would work good on the nes?



The vinyl dyes can produce great results that don't chip or flake since it gets into the plastic.

#105 yourlefthand

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

The vinyl dyes can produce great results that don't chip or flake since it gets into the plastic.


Yeah, this is what i meant. It's certainly not a new idea, but with a whole bunch of grey consoles it might be worth looking at.

#106 juangrande386

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

I spray painted an ugly ass yellowed SNES black and left the switches purple and I sold it for $60 with cables, a controller, and Super Mario World a couple years back. Youll probably get some "does it work" emails cus I guess spray painting the 2 plastic shell pieces might mean the system is broke??

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#107 spmahn

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:33 AM

I spray painted an ugly ass yellowed SNES black and left the switches purple and I sold it for $60 with cables, a controller, and Super Mario World a couple years back. Youll probably get some "does it work" emails cus I guess spray painting the 2 plastic shell pieces might mean the system is broke??


Why bother spray painting it? It'll sell just as well either way.

#108 SilverPrince

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:40 AM

Why bother spray painting it? It'll sell just as well either way.


Think about what's more likely to attract attention though. Another NES in a sea of yellow and gray? Or a NES painted to look epic so that really stands out?

#109 spmahn

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:50 AM

Think about what's more likely to attract attention though. Another NES in a sea of yellow and gray? Or a NES painted to look epic so that really stands out?


Maybe, I dunno, I've never had any trouble unloading NES and SNES consoles, painting them just seems like extra work and extra expense that's not necessarily going to bring more money.

#110 sp00ge

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:08 AM

Think about what's more likely to attract attention though. Another NES in a sea of yellow and gray? Or a NES painted to look epic so that really stands out?


But are we talking custom-painting or painting to match the factory color? Because the latter, if it isn't disclosed, is pretty shady. Unless it is prepped and painted properly, the spray paint is going to eventually flake off.


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#111 SilverPrince

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

But are we talking custom-painting or painting to match the factory color? Because the latter, if it isn't disclosed, is pretty shady. Unless it is prepped and painted properly, the spray paint is going to eventually flake off.


The former. Painting it back its factory color really would be pointless. Retr0brite is quicker, longer lasting, and more cost-efficient.

#112 Tsukento

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

The case is clear and the insert is the double-sided white hair version, and the disc itself is region free. It looks way too good to be pirated, but maybe an import or something.

Handy tip when dealing with anime DVDs - if it says it's "Region ALL," then it's a bootleg. Japan isn't all too keen about making their stuff available to anyone outside their region. Not to mention, no legit company in the US would EVER release an anime DVD that's available to all regions. It also fails to show any sign of *who* exactly released that DVD, which should be MANGA, who are the distributors of the first GitS movie.

Hopefully that helps. :)

#113 aptanor

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

Picked these out of a pile of GCN games for $3 apiece
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#114 Peep

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

Walked into a thrift store and bought a Minolta Rokkor X 58mm 1.2 lens for $10. Woo-fucking-hooo!

#115 TKSJOHN

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:04 AM

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#116 juangrande386

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

Not a thriftstore find but this is my favorite thread so Ill post here.

Someone put a perfectly fine Turtle Beach Ear Force PX21 headset in the garbage! Apparently these were in the Lost and Found since October and noone wanted them cus they just thought they were just gross ear phones that someone left. Plugged em in and chatted to myself then I listened to TSKJOHN's video.

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#117 TKSJOHN

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:34 AM

Not a thriftstore find but this is my favorite thread so Ill post here.

Someone put a perfectly fine Turtle Beach Ear Force PX21 headset in the garbage! Apparently these were in the Lost and Found since October and noone wanted them cus they just thought they were just gross ear phones that someone left. Plugged em in and chatted to myself then I listened to TSKJOHN's video.


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#118 juangrande386

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:39 AM

ha oh yeah, my bad!

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#119 wheels

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

This week's finds:
SNES with all cords and 1 controller $15
Yoshi's Story N64 $4
Gamecube controller $4
Populous for Genesis $.50
Lord of the rings Monopoly only missing the ring piece $4
Star Wars Trivial Pursuit 1997 edition complete $4

#120 gatordeve86

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

This week's finds:
SNES with all cords and 1 controller $15
Yoshi's Story N64 $4
Gamecube controller $4
Populous for Genesis $.50
Lord of the rings Monopoly only missing the ring piece $4
Star Wars Trivial Pursuit 1997 edition complete $4

i used to love Populous (SNES though)
nice finds