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#1 flamingo-kid1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   32 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

flamingo-kid1

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:09 PM

Hello, everyone..
I am new to this forum.. this is my first post.

I have a request; I am the Mom of a boy in a Group Home (in Chicago) for handicapped people. They have a GameCube.

They are DYING to complete their collection of Resident Evil games, and of course they need 2 and 3.

Can anyone give me any tips on how to track these games down in an affordable manner?

The boys make approximately 2.00 an hour, stuffing pillows for an airline. They work in a special needs workshop and don't have a lot of work, or money.

They also do not need the books.. they can't read. One of them can follow cheats that I've downloaded for him, so he would be happy to have the book, but could live without it.

I already pay for them to have Cable TV and other things they need every month, so I am trying to catch a deal on these games.

Please send any ideas or info you might have!





#2 onetrackmind   Porno And Snuff Films CAGiversary!   5746 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:18 PM

I have no idea if this is legit or not... i'm not trying to flame here but why would a kid be playing resident evil games? It could just be me but that seems kinda odd to me... but good luck with finding the games.

#3 help1   What a dumb username CAGiversary!   11732 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:20 PM

Isnt 2.00 an hour not min. wage? I am also nto sure if its legit, no offensse, but im sure someone will help you.

#4 evilmax17   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   7480 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:22 PM

:rofl:

For the record, I'm not the OP, but I totally called this:

http://www.cheapassg...p=843787#843787

#5 dopa345   All around nice guy CAGiversary!   2247 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:26 PM

Well, it's not like she's asking for someone to give her copies of these games, just for some help on tracking them down for cheap.

If you don't believe her that's your issue and you're entitled to that. Maybe other people not as cynical as you, want to help out.

#6 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11280 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:30 PM

Hello, everyone..
I am new to this forum.. this is my first post.

I have a request; I am the Mom of a boy in a Group Home (in Chicago) for handicapped people. They have a GameCube.

They are DYING to complete their collection of Resident Evil games, and of course they need 2 and 3.

Can anyone give me any tips on how to track these games down in an affordable manner?

The boys make approximately 2.00 an hour, stuffing pillows for an airline. They work in a special needs workshop and don't have a lot of work, or money.

They also do not need the books.. they can't read. One of them can follow cheats that I've downloaded for him, so he would be happy to have the book, but could live without it.

I already pay for them to have Cable TV and other things they need every month, so I am trying to catch a deal on these games.

Please send any ideas or info you might have!




Here's the easiest way to track these down......
buy a PSX and RE2 and 3 for it.
These are much, much easier to find, and you open the doors to a pile of other games the boys could play...
all of which could be purchased inexpensively, or gotten as donation to the group home.
(Rather than trade thier games in for pennies on the dollar, I'm sure some people would rather donate them to a worthy cause.

#7 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:35 PM

Isnt 2.00 an hour not min. wage? I am also nto sure if its legit, no offensse, but im sure someone will help you.


i think it depends if they pay the rest of the money to the place the people are staying. it could also be based on piece rate. there are tons of ways to get around the min wage

#8 jeffreyjrose   Sporadic Gaming Addict CAGiversary!   2263 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:37 PM

I already pay for them to have Cable TV and other things they need every month, so I am trying to catch a deal on these games.


Classic! As cable TV is so needed compared to the essentials of life. I don't even have cable TV!!! Anyway OP, good luck with your quest... although I would recommend going JSweeney's route.

#9 minqqq   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   417 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:38 PM

Well, it's not like she's asking for someone to give her copies of these games, just for some help on tracking them down for cheap.

If you don't believe her that's your issue and you're entitled to that. Maybe other people not as cynical as you, want to help out.


/agreed i'm pretty skeptical about stuff like this always being in the city. scammers everywhere wanting something for nothing, but this is not the case here. she's just asking for any help finding a cheapassdeal on these games and this is the place to go to. also for her first post, she posted in the right forum +1!

#10 flamingo-kid1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   32 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:42 PM

I have no idea if this is legit or not... i'm not trying to flame here but why would a kid be playing resident evil games? It could just be me but that seems kinda odd to me... but good luck with finding the games.


Hi guys.. I'm not gone offline, yet.. so I wil answer a few questions

They are NOT kids. Robert is 35 years old, but is Developmentally Delayed. He functions in his teens.

My Eric is 26 and functions at approx. 13 years old. The others range in age from 23 to 65. The 23 year old has had a stroke, with a LOT of health problems.

There's no need to automatically think this is a scam.

#11 MadFlava   Sa Da Tay! CAGiversary!   2602 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:47 PM

These games are pretty hard to find. Your best bet is E-bay but expect to pay premium.

#12 onetrackmind   Porno And Snuff Films CAGiversary!   5746 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:48 PM

I have no idea if this is legit or not... i'm not trying to flame here but why would a kid be playing resident evil games? It could just be me but that seems kinda odd to me... but good luck with finding the games.


Hi guys.. I'm not gone offline, yet.. so I wil answer a few questions

They are NOT kids. Robert is 35 years old, but is Developmentally Delayed. He functions in his teens.

My Eric is 26 and functions at approx. 13 years old. The others range in age from 23 to 65. The 23 year old has had a stroke, with a LOT of health problems.

There's no need to automatically think this is a scam.


I never cried scam, i just thought it was odd for kids to be playing a resident evil game. I just asummed they were kids because you called them boys. Just want to make is perfectly clear i never accused this of being a scam. And as i said before good luck finding the games, Jsweeney's route is definetly a better way to go though.

#13 Spoon_si   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1362 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:48 PM

Hello, everyone..
I am new to this forum.. this is my first post.

I have a request; I am the Mom of a boy in a Group Home (in Chicago) for handicapped people. They have a GameCube.

They are DYING to complete their collection of Resident Evil games, and of course they need 2 and 3.

Can anyone give me any tips on how to track these games down in an affordable manner?

The boys make approximately 2.00 an hour, stuffing pillows for an airline. They work in a special needs workshop and don't have a lot of work, or money.

They also do not need the books.. they can't read. One of them can follow cheats that I've downloaded for him, so he would be happy to have the book, but could live without it.

I already pay for them to have Cable TV and other things they need every month, so I am trying to catch a deal on these games.

Please send any ideas or info you might have!




If they have the old model Playstation 1 System, not the new mini 1, I can provide CD-R copys of both games & I'll even throw in a converter unit to play them. all for free...

PM for details, if interested....

#14 M-10  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:49 PM

There's no need to automatically think this is a scam.


But it is :wink:

#15 flamingo-kid1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   32 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

flamingo-kid1

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:50 PM

Isnt 2.00 an hour not min. wage? I am also nto sure if its legit, no offensse, but im sure someone will help you.


i think it depends if they pay the rest of the money to the place the people are staying. it could also be based on piece rate. there are tons of ways to get around the min wage


That is EXACTLY right.. "piece work" is legally not subject to Minimum Wage.

The guys are not capable of holding a "real" job; Robert has behaviors that prevent him.

Eric DOES get minimum wage working in a school lunchroom, but doesn't work a LOT of hours. He is not able to because of his attention span. He does better than any of the others because he has been trained for years, and has us, his family, in his corner. The other guys have no families.

The facility runs it's own workshop, and Robert doesn't stay on track and is always running off for break, which of course cuts down on his productivity. That's because of his disability.

I can appreciate the fact that you guys would be wary of my post, and not believe it is legit, but it is TRUE that there are special needs out there that may not touch your own existence, and for that you are VERY fortunate.

#16 MaxBiaggi3   Designated Bad Guy CAGiversary!   1590 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:53 PM

Considering we're talking about a boy's home (probably run on a shoestring budget to begin with), I don't think tracking down and acquiring expensive, hard-to-find gaming software is necessarily the best use of one's funds, especially M-rated software like the Resident Evil series. You could easily purchase several used Playstations and any number of PSone games (including Resident Evil 2 & 3) for the same money.

#17 evilmax17   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   7480 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:55 PM

Go the Playstation route. If you were asking for deals on some common games, then I wouldn't have been skeptical at all.

It's like somebody starting a thread looking for a sealed Suikoden II for his autistic brother, because he has to complete his collection.

I'm just saying, that's why it looks weird. Get a Playstation and the games for cheap.

#18 jbroush99   Old Tickle Feathers CAGiversary!   2624 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:55 PM

Maybe they would be more productive workers if they weren't constantly playing Resident Evil video games :wink:

#19 flamingo-kid1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   32 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

flamingo-kid1

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:55 PM

If they have the old model Playstation 1 System, not the new mini 1, I can provide CD-R copys of both games & I'll even throw in a converter unit to play them. all for free...

PM for details, if interested....[/quote]

They DO have the old PS1.. I find them at garage sales and pick them up. There are THREE in the house.

The GameCube is relatively new.. Robert bought it when everyone told him not to.

Thank you so much.. PM has been sent!

#20 flamingo-kid1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   32 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

flamingo-kid1

Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:57 PM

Maybe they would be more productive workers if they weren't constantly playing Resident Evil video games :wink:



HA HA HA and when you figure out the remedy to THAT you'll be a millionare!

I do agree!

#21 Quillion   Not Proprietary CAGiversary!   2832 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:02 PM

I have to say, buying the Gamecube versions of the games does seem to be a bit extravagant.

If this isn't a scam, Those games are very very hard to come by and you will pay at least retail for them. If not more. Buy a PS1 system. You can get it all for $20 instead of $120.

It this is a scam. Please don't waste our time, nobody is going to part with those games for cheap because you tell a sad story. I'd be happy to pitch in for food or expenses on a local charity like that, but I'm not buying games that I myself would like to own but can't justify the expense.

#22 jetlag16   Original CAG CAGiversary!   388 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

jetlag16

Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:04 PM

Try this search engine www.campusi.com. When you get there, click on the videogames tab to search for videogames. Then, type in the game name, and when the search ends, pick which game you meant to search for. Then, the site will search for the best deals, and they will pop up(I probably make it sound harder than it is).

#23 Spoon_si   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1362 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:04 PM

Maybe they would be more productive workers if they weren't constantly playing Resident Evil video games :wink:


I been around people like these all my life, and they are mentally at the age of 7-10 yr. old. all they wanna do is play & have fun like kids, you can't blame them, they were born like that.

I guess if playing games make them happy! happy people works harder... :wink:

#24 flamingo-kid1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   32 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

flamingo-kid1

Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:06 PM

Considering we're talking about a boy's home (probably run on a shoestring budget to begin with), I don't think tracking down and acquiring expensive, hard-to-find gaming software is necessarily the best use of one's funds, especially M-rated software like the Resident Evil series. You could easily purchase several used Playstations and any number of PSone games (including Resident Evil 2 & 3) for the same money.


Actually, the facility does a NICE job of taking care of them.

Try to imagine if you could not read, and you will never drive a car, and you will not date, or whatever else yourng guys spend money on.

The games and food are the most important things in their lives.

I am glad I wrote this post because i did NOT know these RE games were available on PS1.

There are 3 PS1s in the house. Are the games for PS1 the same as for GameCube, or have the formats and tips changed??

I even have a PS1 myself, because Eric got me started several years ago. I'm not a GREAT geek.. I like PacMan and Dracula, the Last Sanctuary, Castlevania, and Vampire Hunter D.. as well as Spider.

Please don't hold that against me :-)

#25 flamingo-kid1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   32 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

flamingo-kid1

Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:08 PM

Considering we're talking about a boy's home (probably run on a shoestring budget to begin with), I don't think tracking down and acquiring expensive, hard-to-find gaming software is necessarily the best use of one's funds, especially M-rated software like the Resident Evil series. You could easily purchase several used Playstations and any number of PSone games (including Resident Evil 2 & 3) for the same money.


Actually, the facility does a NICE job of taking care of them.

Try to imagine if you could not read, and you will never drive a car, and you will not date, or whatever else yourng guys spend money on.

The games and food are the most important tings in their lives.

I am glad I wrote this post because i did NOT know these RE games were available on PS1.

There are 3 PS1s int he house. Are the games for PS1 the same as for GameCube, or have the formats and tips changed??

I even have a PS1 myself, because Eric got me started several years ago. I'm not a GREAT geek.. I like PacMan and Dracula, the Last Sanctuary, Castlevania, and Vampire Hunter D.. as well as Spider.

Please don't hold that against me :-)

#26 flamingo-kid1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   32 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

flamingo-kid1

Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:13 PM

I have to say, buying the Gamecube versions of the games does seem to be a bit extravagant.

If this isn't a scam, Those games are very very hard to come by and you will pay at least retail for them. If not more. Buy a PS1 system. You can get it all for $20 instead of $120.

It this is a scam. Please don't waste our time, nobody is going to part with those games for cheap because you tell a sad story. I'd be happy to pitch in for food or expenses on a local charity like that, but I'm not buying games that I myself would like to own but can't justify the expense.


No, it's definitely NOT a scam. If you live in or near Chicago you can go visit the workshop, and see for yourself. Contact me for details.

But it looks like this issue has been easily solved, as I said, I didn't know that PS1 had the games, and if he wants them he will have to dust off his old machine..

I also don't know why my post launched twice (above.. so sorry!

#27 MaxBiaggi3   Designated Bad Guy CAGiversary!   1590 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:14 PM

There are 3 PS1s in the house. Are the games for PS1 the same as for GameCube, or have the formats and tips changed??

I even have a PS1 myself, because Eric got me started several years ago. I'm not a GREAT geek.. I like PacMan and Dracula, the Last Sanctuary, Castlevania, and Vampire Hunter D.. as well as Spider.

Please don't hold that against me :-)


Yes, the Gamecube and PSone games are pretty much identical, straight ports with no real changes or additions anyway. The PC and Dreamcast ports have a couple of extras (FMV cinema, character polygon and production art galleries for example), but the Gamecube and PSone games are direct ports. You'll save a lot of money by going with the PSone releases new or used for $5-$15 each.

#28 evilmax17   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   7480 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:17 PM

Please don't hold that against me :-)


You're cool, don't worry about it. It was just an interesting post at an interesting time. Lol I hope this doesn't ruin your perceptions of gamers attitudes.

#29 flamingo-kid1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   32 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

flamingo-kid1

Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:19 PM

Maybe they would be more productive workers if they weren't constantly playing Resident Evil video games :wink:


I been around people like these all my life, and they are mentally at the age of 7-10 yr. old. all they wanna do is play & have fun like kids, you can't blame them, they were born like that.

I guess if playing games make them happy! happy people works harder... :wink:


SO TRUE, they are mentally low in ability, and will never grow up completely.. and I thank you for the kind words!

They are GREAT guys, but they do IMMATURE things, such as slamming the kitchen cupboard door on one another for using the wrong coffee cup and fighting over sunglasses. I buy all the sunglasses I can find at rummage sales and the dollar store so they'll all have some. Jeez.

We just installed a basketball system on the patio so they can get OFF their butts at their game stations and excercise their legs and arms instead of just their thumbs :-)

Thanks to everyone for helping.

It's nice to know there's nice people out there!

#30 GameDude   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1614 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:23 PM

Buy a dreamcast and burn the games. $20 max.