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The General Finds Thread! (Read 80191 times)
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Reply #135 - 21. Nov 2007 at 08:30
 
Best buy ever... Sharp Famicom Twin system on Fleabay for the equivilant of 10GBP
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Reply #136 - 31. Jan 2008 at 16:30
 
Though it's not an NES find per se, my greatest find went like this;
I walk up to a garage sale and find nothing of interest. As is my practice, I ask if they have any old video games. The guy is, like, "I think I have a Genesis upstairs". Upon his return from the house he has a box, overflowing. I look in the box and see a bunch of stuff, but what really caught my eye was a Donkey Kong cart fo the intellivision. Knowing that I have exactly $3 in my wallet, I hope that he doesn't know what he has and plan to offer him $3 and sincere gratitude for the cart. He says, "I don't know how much this is all worth, but (turns to his wife) what do you think a buck?" she replies, "for the box?". He says, yes, and they agree. I proceed to almost have a heart attack, hand over my dollar and fight the urge to run to my car. Upon further inspection I discover that the box contents were:
       1 Donkey Kong cart for intellivision
       18 various (some rare) Atari 2600 carts
       1 Atari 2600 in mint condition
       1 Intellivision master component, 1st generation, still with the    
       protective plastic cover on top.
I lit some incense as an offering to the vintage game gods and played pitfall until I fell asleep. Long winded, but worth it.
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Reply #137 - 06. Feb 2008 at 00:19
 
Just got Dragon Warrior III from a buddy i work with for $5 Cheesy
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Reply #138 - 07. Feb 2008 at 02:39
 
Unicron78 wrote on 31. Jan 2008 at 16:30:
Though it's not an NES find per se, my greatest find went like this;
I walk up to a garage sale and find nothing of interest. As is my practice, I ask if they have any old video games. The guy is, like, "I think I have a Genesis upstairs". Upon his return from the house he has a box, overflowing. I look in the box and see a bunch of stuff, but what really caught my eye was a Donkey Kong cart fo the intellivision. Knowing that I have exactly $3 in my wallet, I hope that he doesn't know what he has and plan to offer him $3 and sincere gratitude for the cart. He says, "I don't know how much this is all worth, but (turns to his wife) what do you think a buck?" she replies, "for the box?". He says, yes, and they agree. I proceed to almost have a heart attack, hand over my dollar and fight the urge to run to my car. Upon further inspection I discover that the box contents were:
       1 Donkey Kong cart for intellivision
       18 various (some rare) Atari 2600 carts
       1 Atari 2600 in mint condition
       1 Intellivision master component, 1st generation, still with the    
       protective plastic cover on top.
I lit some incense as an offering to the vintage game gods and played pitfall until I fell asleep. Long winded, but worth it.


haha, that's awesome!  How much is that DK cart for Intellivision worth?

And nice DW3 find!  That's a downer to self-employment... no co-workers to harvest.
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Reply #139 - 18. Feb 2008 at 21:15
 
picked up Captain Comic blue cart with upside down label for $6 at the flea market the other day Grin
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Reply #140 - 19. Feb 2008 at 02:17
 
Sunday equals FleaMarket day in the Burgh and it payed off.  Wally Bear, Venice Beach, Pac-Man both grey and black Tengens: all were three dollars each.  However, the guy is out of games and won't be back.
                             
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Reply #141 - 21. Feb 2008 at 23:55
 
It's not really a find...but I had this made and I just got it today.

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Reply #142 - 26. Feb 2008 at 05:08
 
No Really a nes find But I did get a UFO SUPER DRIVE PRO 6 for $50 at a pawn shop
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Reply #143 - 16. May 2008 at 04:20
 
just picked up
American gladiators and mission:impossible complete for $2.00 each I thought that was cool
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Reply #144 - 11. Jul 2008 at 05:05
 
I just got 3 famicom multicarts each with its own converter for $15 each  One even had burgertime Grin


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Reply #145 - 18. Jun 2009 at 19:58
 
Although I'm a new user, I'm not new to the site.  I've been reading posts for a few years.  I'm one Stadium Events away from a complete NTSC collection myself  Smiley
I started collecting back in 1998. I was still in high school.  If only I had access to the money I do now.  The things I've seen change in price over the last decade  Undecided I remember sitting at work as an intern and seeing Stadium Events, all three Panesians, and Caltron 6-in-1 all go for around $50/piece.  I thought, "Who would pay $50 for a Nintendo game?!"  Doh!
-Last summer I got 36 CIB games on Craigslist for $220 shipped.  Most were decent with two big highlights: Fire N Ice and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles  I was real happy!
-I got Panic Restaurant (cart only) for $20 shipped on ebay last summer as well because there was no pic and the lady only accepted money orders.  Ching!
I've got many more, but that's all I can think of right this minute.
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Reply #146 - 18. Jun 2009 at 20:05
 
A new secondhand video game store opened just down from where I work last summer.  (Everything seemed to happen last summer...weird)  Anyway, I walked in and bought Contra Force, Lolo 2, Namco PacMan, and something else decent, I forget, for $40  Grin

I can't ever find anything at Goodwill stores like I hear everyone on here.   I think there are too many ebayer's scanning the local stores Sad
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Reply #147 - 05. Aug 2009 at 14:01
 
Yeah some sources are drying up, here also hard to find. You really have to go to a fleamarket to actually find NES.
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Reply #148 - 12. Apr 2010 at 02:07
 
I bought a boxed copy of the crapfest that is Godzilla, but inside the manual was a perfectly preserved card for joining club nintendo with a picture of  mario from super mario 2. Was a nice surprise.
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Reply #149 - 13. Apr 2010 at 22:50
 
at least something good came out of that purchase then?  Smiley
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