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#701 jmjustin6

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:09 PM

Sweet! What model psp box is that?

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:16 PM

3000
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:18 PM

Heres the box i got yesterday. Its for a PSP 2001. I only have a 1001 so ill have to get my hands on a 2001 for this box

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:36 PM

Awesome goodwill find today! Got all this for about $15 plus tax.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 01:25 PM

Well i just tested both gameboys and they both have lines down the screen

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 01:50 PM

I think for $15, that's a complete steal. The games alone are worth a ton more than that.

As for the lines on the screens, that's usually fixed by re-soldering the screen pins. Not hard...but those aren't worth a ton yet.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 06:54 PM

I think for $15, that's a complete steal. The games alone are worth a ton more than that.

As for the lines on the screens, that's usually fixed by re-soldering the screen pins. Not hard...but those aren't worth a ton yet.


Is that something you could do?

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 07:30 PM

about the 5 minute mark

 

 

I haven't tried it myself yet but maybe someday


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 07:38 PM

Is that something you could do?

Yes, but it isn't worth the cost of shipping both ways.  What is a working gameboy worth? 



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:25 AM

Yes, but it isn't worth the cost of shipping both ways. What is a working gameboy worth?


I think I paid 25 from my best working one and it's got a perfect screen

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:41 AM

With the game store still closing i was able to get this 5200 trackball for 60% off. It was like $18

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:10 PM

With the game store still closing i was able to get this 5200 trackball for 60% off. It was like $18

the 5200 Trak-Ball is a great upgrade for Missile Command and  Centipede as well. also works great for Tempest


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:40 PM

the 5200 Trak-Ball is a great upgrade for Missile Command and  Centipede as well. also works great for Tempest

I completely agree with Chas10e.  It's great for a lot of the games.  Space Invaders, Galaxian, Super Breakout too.  It just feels so much higher quality than the stock joysticks.  What I don't like is how freakin' big they made it.  Just like the 5200.  So big for no good reason. 

I always imagine Atari releasing a much more compact 5200 with improved controllers.  That would have been awesome. 

Seems to me that Intellivision should have also improved their controller over time.  Like when the INTV 2 was released.  Such a wasted opportunity. 


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:17 AM

I completely agree with Chas10e.  It's great for a lot of the games.  Space Invaders, Galaxian, Super Breakout too.  It just feels so much higher quality than the stock joysticks.  What I don't like is how freakin' big they made it.  Just like the 5200.  So big for no good reason. 

I always imagine Atari releasing a much more compact 5200 with improved controllers.  That would have been awesome. 

Seems to me that Intellivision should have also improved their controller over time.  Like when the INTV 2 was released.  Such a wasted opportunity. 

 

I believe part of the reason the 5200 trak-ball controller is so large was to make it sturdier when using it as compared to the 2600 trak-ball controllers. I also like the fact that the trak-ball in the 5200 controller is just a standard cue ball so you could replace it with any other billiard ball if you so wanted.

 

With the intellivision controllers, I never understood why they went backwards with the model 2 in that regard? The Intelly 2 controllers are just so hard on the hands and the buttons are ridiculous. The best controller I've found to use with the Intellivision is my modded flashback controllers I have. They work better than the original 2609 model controllers. I've also used one of the controllers that has the Stickler installed and I thought was pretty darn good as well. Though I could see in some games that use the intelly disc more for movement where that wouldn't be the best. Still for quite a few games I thought the sticklers were great.


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 12:30 PM

Awesome goodwill find today! Got all this for about $15 plus tax.


My Goodwill NEVER has Gameboy. I'm so jealous.
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 07:20 PM

Found me a Xbox One controller at goodwill today for $5! Now all i need is an Xbox One.....

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:02 PM

Been awhile since I shared my finds with ya'll, and not all of this thrift store stuff, but I didn't know where to post it. Some of it came from Facebook and Toys R Us going out of business sale.

From Toys R Us came all those Amiibo figures, the Chibi-Robo Set, and the Xbox 360 King's Quest game, which was much cheaper than $39.99. (I also got a Switch and some games and accessories for it, but that is a post for another day.)

The Xbox Duke controller used to belong to my brother.

Sword of Mana, Legend of Zelda/Four Swords, Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi and Super Mario Advance were Facebook finds.
The Mario Party DS case and manual was Facebook, too.

Kung Zhu was from Walmart.

Blue Dragon, Mah Jong Quest, Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing, Atari Greatest Hits, Ferrari Challenge, Rubik's World, and Super Mario 3D Land all came from Gamestop.

Lastly, Record of Agarest War was from Goodwill.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 01:12 AM

I picked up this Apple II monitor a few months ago at Goodwill. My dad used to have one just like it, I think.

 

 

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