I'm gonna post this right away because I have been negligent lately. Prior to August, I posted 90% of my gaming finds but in the last few weeks I posted almost 0.
So, Saturday starts with 39 degrees . . . damn the season is almost done. Only about 8 new sales on CL and in the paper. My first stop promises 1000s of books (my main objective) . . . so I get to this warehouse at 8am and it is all crap . . . I asked the seller if any other bookseller had gone through it but he says no. Its an estate and I think the reader was a big buyer who stopped buying around 1981 . . . big letdown for me.
So, I drive over to another listed sale and it has nothing good and almost nothing at all . . . why do some people bother when they have so little out? This sale is kinda locked in . . . so only 2 streets will get you there. I came in from the south and left from the south. As I head north along the main street . . . I see a sign on what would be the north entrance and as I blow by it (think it is for the dud sale) I see the word "comics" on it. I'm thinking "wait a minute there wasn't anything like that" and "maybe its another sale." So I do u-turn and sure enough the sign says "video games" too. Lucky I noted the sign because this was one of my better gaming finds.
As I walk up a guy is just leaving with a box of stuff . . . crap . . . but he bought comics (probably got all the good stuff from what I can tell). Other comic buyers later leave empty handed but the one guy got some 60s books. Turns out I know the guy (my daughter was in dance class with his years ago and we used to chat while they were in lessons). I don't see any video games . . . he hadn't brought them out yet. So he brings out 2 boxes with a GC and Xbox (games are $5 each) and I snatch up these:
In retrospect, I kinda messed up because he had a Gamecube system and he wanted $75 for all the GC games and the sys. I left behind 3 games, the sys and a wavebird. I probably could've talked him into $50 for all and basically gotten the WB for free . . . I ended up leaving it behind . . . so maybe someone else was excited to find it.
Then we start talking and it turns out that he has more stuff inside . . . as his wife "mans" the sale we head into the basement. All these pics are from this sale:
PS2 with 2 TV hookups (component and standard) and network adapter, N64 with expansion and Power but no TV hookup, SNES bare . . . said he'll call me if he finds hookups but I might have to just stop by . . . he's about 5 blocks north of me. There are 3 N64 controllers and 5 PS2 ones. (I think it was $20 for the PS2, $10 for the N64, and $5 for the SNES)
He's got a huge selection of NES games but he wants to keep them all . . . makes sense cuz he's 37 and probably cut his teeth on them. He had only a few SNES ones . . . makes me wonder what happened to the rest because he is into RPGs . . . damn this could've been better. I didn't ask him but I bet he traded them in.
Carts were $2 each
Some nice PS1 games:
While he was into RPGs, he didn't have any of the really hot ones
Complete copy of Minish Cap! Also I spotted the GCPlayer disc in the basement . . . discovered that the player was on the sys and he sold me both for $5 . . . again I should've offered $50 for the whole thing in the first place but intially is better to pay $45 for the games then to spend $75 on it. Oh well.
I really didn't haggle much because I know (and like) the guy and I was excited to find this stuff. He did shave some off the total. Paid $130 for everything.
Edited by schultzed, 08 October 2012 - 12:17 AM.