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#12682018 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 08 May 2015 - 05:07 PM

I was gonna jump to 10 tech preview eventually, happened to have 8.1 on a flash drive from a restore I had to do on a laptop I sold. 7 feels outdated to me now that I am used to 10. Plus I have no keys for 7 copy installed was non genuine, where as I have several for 8.

#12679702 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 07 May 2015 - 01:54 AM

Got an update for you guys. My $15 laptop from last week works perfectly. Only problem with it really is that the battery is dead. Got a replacement coming in for it. Installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu on it as it was a tad too weak for my liking on Windows 8.1. Besides that the hinge is a little messed up and the case has some damage. Makes a good spare laptop for the price that's for sure, especially after I sold off my other ones since I've become mainly a desktop only guy.



#12668836 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 30 April 2015 - 02:27 AM

Well I had another good money making day out at the thrifts. Not a ton gaming related again but I am gonna be adding some money to my pockets once again when all is said and done.




At the first stop of the day I came across these three items, a Logitech Driving Force Pro Steering Wheel with the Pedals for the PS2, the Magnavox CDB-262 CD Player and a Protron DVD Recorder.


The Magnavox CD Player was purchased to flip, checked to make sure it worked and the last ones sold on ebay sold for $69 and $74 respectively and I bought mine for $4.99. Same story for the DVD recorder, I should be able to sell it for around $50 and I paid $9.99.


I have been after a steering wheel setup for my PC for the longest time and have been unable to find anything up until today when I came across this. I was unsure if it would work on my PC or not when I was at the thrift but when I saw the USB cable I figured I'd take a shot and sure enough it works great. Absolutely amazing how much of a difference a steering wheel setup can make for PC Racing games. Best of all the wheel was only $9.99. Here I am playing my new favorite game Dirt: Rally.




Finally, on my second stop of the day I came across this HP G60 laptop, I have no idea if it works but at $14.96 I figured I can take a shot, the screen does not looked to be cracked but the battery has no charge and I have to wait for a charger to come in from ebay before I can fully test it. I am prolly going to keep it for now as I recently sold off my laptop and tablet as I was going to go desktop only but for that price if it works it will make a decent laptop for here and there usage.





#12655058 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 22 April 2015 - 11:37 PM

Haven't been out in a while but had a big score today. Found this Sanyo M9990 boombox at the local savers for $6.99




They seem to sell on ebay all cleaned up and in working condition for around $200-250, so I'm going to have to put a little bit of work into it but definitely a nice find in my opinion.

#12606383 Club Nintendo Deals Thread II: CN Coins no longer can be added - ELITE Awards...

Posted by dodgeme on 31 March 2015 - 07:11 AM

Nevermind, found I still never redeemed a Pikmin 2. Got Platinum for the last time ever.

#12579743 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by dodgeme on 20 March 2015 - 04:26 AM

Our Walmart had 8 in stock. There were 5 of us in line. The manager decided to limit it to one per person. Did get one though and I think this will be the start of my amiibo collection.

Good luck to you all on your hunt.

#12570466 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 16 March 2015 - 05:01 PM

After a 2 week long dry spell I finally came across these, they had them bundled together for $24.99 and stupidly put the sticker on top of the screen of the pocket. I was going to pass but figured I'd best check the games and found LoZ: Oracle of Ages in the Color so I bought them. Gonna have to get creative with some goo gone but the pocket is otherwise in mint condition. The color is a little rough but good enough.



#12534517 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 26 February 2015 - 11:22 PM

Scored some games today. Haven't had a chance to go the past week but my later class got canceled today so I went on my thrift run. Came away with these.


The 360 games were all $2.99 each and I caught them as they were being put out on the shelve. Wasn't going to buy them but it's hard for me to leave quality stuff behind at a thrift. I actually don't own a 360 at the moment but may get one if I come across a cheap one.



The PS2 games are as marked and Zone of the Enders was with the 360 games at $2.99.


#12493055 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 12 February 2015 - 10:20 PM

Had me a good day locally for once. I don't usually stop by the local salvation army as I really never find anything there but, I was bored so I stopped in and it paid off. Breath of Fire III was $1.99 and I got Final Fantasy VIII for $1.99 as well as I pointed out it was missing disc 2 so they knocked off $2 dollars.



#12459998 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 01 February 2015 - 01:03 AM

Had a pretty decent day today. Wasn't going to even go but was bored so i headed out. Ended up with all in the pics from a few different thrifts.



#12440843 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 25 January 2015 - 04:16 AM

Managed to get out today. Found a Keurig B60 for $7.99, works great, I usually just buy them when their cheap as my mother is always looking for them. Also picked up another boombox, nice Panasonic model. Did also get a Purple Game Boy Color for $9.99, only thing of note gaming related for the day.


Forgot pictures, threads boring without pics. I did also forget to post my NES and Game Gear finds from last week. Got the NES games for $3.99 each and all 3 Game Gear games for $3.99.







#12376287 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by dodgeme on 01 January 2015 - 04:52 AM

New year means it's time for a new thread. Being the group of cheapassgamer's that we are, it's only natural that thrift stores would be one of our main areas to hit up. Go ahead and use this thread to show off all of those juicy finds you've had for the 2015 year.


2014 was a very generous year for me personally and I have posted my finds here and there throughout 2014, plus with the closing of the local Flea Market in my area I decided to start going to the thrifts in the area a lot more often and let me tell you I was generally pleased with what I found, so if you are on the edge and aren't sure if you want to go, please go and save some of the stuff from these stores.


That being said, thrifting requires a lot of persistance, I can't tell you the amount of times that I have come home with nothing. In order for it to be worth your time you really do need to expand past just video game items. One of the best finds from last year was a Toshiba DVD/HDD recorder I found. Got it for $9.99 just because it looked interesting and I was able to flip it on the bay for $150.


Still there are plenty of video games to be found and my best find of last year was Megaman X2 for just $3.99 at the local savers.


Here's last years thread if your looking for some motivation, quite a big number of great finds to be seen in there


With that being said I plan on starting the new year off with a trip to my thrifts this Saturday. Hopefully there will be some good finds to be had. Happy Thrifting to you all and hopefully 2015 brings us all some great finds.



#12364770 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by dodgeme on 28 December 2014 - 07:07 AM

While I know its not specifically gaming related, anybody else enjoy finding classic 70's and 80's boomboxes at thrift stores. Something about these things intrigues me and I pretty much buy any of them that work and are under $10. Here are my last 2, the Toshiba cost me $4.99 and is one of the models where the speakers detach, and it has a phono amp in it.


The LXI is a Sears model and it cost me $2.98. Favorite thing with this one is how the antenna actually folds into the boombox and it has the LED meter that goes with the sound output. Both are a bit beat up but I honestly enjoy fixing these things up, plus quite a few of them bring some big money, I posted a few months ago about a Magnavox model I found complete in box, bought it for $7.99 and sold it for $99. In the end I kinda wish I kept it, but I think I may start collecting these on the side, something fun about seeing how gungho a lot of these companies went to compete in the boombox field.







#12337925 Your collection - post a photo - show us what'cha got!

Posted by dodgeme on 18 December 2014 - 03:46 AM

Figured I'd come and share my mess/collection with you all again. Get ready for a picture onslaught, theres a lot of them as I was a bit bored. On that note some of the pictures are not the greatest, just using my iPhone so thats all I can do.


Let's start.


Here's my main setup.


It consists of:

46" Samsung 120hz 3DTV

Harman Kardon AV1710 7.1 Surround Sound w/ Boston Acoustics Speakers from the 90's in a 5.1 setup and 2 Polks I picked up cheap for the rears.


Xbox One

Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-Ray Player

Gamecube - Not Hooked Up.


On to the games themselves.


That includes pretty much everything I own gaming wise. I've prolly got a few things floating around though. I'm sure you all wanna see some close-ups so here you go.
















I've really been focusing on the SNES recently and have been trying to tackle some big games. Between Megaman X2 from a thrift for $3.99 I got inspired to get some others. Recent additions include King of Dragons, Final Fight 3, Megaman X3 and Castlevania Dracula X. Some big money but so worth it.














I am also a bit of a Blu-Ray buff. Can't help myself but have been buying way too many to be honest. Just this Black Friday I probably added some 30 more. This is all of them outside of a few I have out on loan to my sister.



And of course some close-ups.













Finally figure I better show off some of my other gaming spots. I recently this summer had the desire to build a Gaming PC so I went through and did it. Pardon my mess, didn't feel like cleaning.





Here's some specs.

Intel Core i5 4690k @ 4.2ghz

Gigabyte GA.G1 Z97 Sniper Motherboard

16gb DDR3 Gskill Trident X 2400mhz

Asus AMD Radeon R9 280x

120gb SSD for the OS and a few apps

2TB HD for everything else


Finally the cream of the crop and my favorite my retro corner. This was the result of me getting into Neogaf's CRT thread and realizing just what I was missing out on.



This is a Olympus OEV203 CRT Monitor basically a rebranded Sony PVM. All of the consoles are hooked up either via RGB for everything pictured up to N64 and the Wii and PS2 are connected via component. It puts out an absolutely beautiful picture and I could never go back to using an HDTV for older consoles.


Here some obligatory CRT porn with Vampire Savior on my Saturn.







Sorry about the picture overload but it's been a while since I last posted in here and I wanted to give a full update on my collection. Hope you all enjoy.

#12279979 The Official CAG November 2014 Pick-Ups Thread

Posted by dodgeme on 28 November 2014 - 06:30 AM

Well went black friday shopping for movies ended up leaving with this. Needless to say the 3DS XL is awesome.