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  1. So, Dad and I were out in town running an errand, when we spotted a thrift store we'd never seen before. (I'm assuming it must be fairly new.)

    Went in, didn't find much at first. I was looking for video games, only found a couple PS2 titles, some old PC games, and one single PSP game. Also found a USB floppy disk drive from Sony, which I snapped up.

    Anyway, we were about to leave, and I'd brought everything to the counter, when I suddenly remembered I hadn't checked the toy section. I go over to the toy shelf, spotted FIVE Easy Bake Ovens (jeez), and was about to go back to the counter, when I looked down at the floor.

    There it was... A NINTENDO 64. I couldn't believe my eyes! I grabbed it up, ran to the two cashiers, who was ringing up my other stuff, and said, "This, too! I gotta have it!" The younger cashier and I talked about Goldeneye and Mario Kart.

    The N64 cost a grand total of $4, included the power brick, AND IT WORKS.

    Now I just need a controller.



  2. On 2/14/2019 at 7:38 PM, RickR said:

    This item is pretty old, but I've been looking for one for a long time with no luck.  It's the Ms. Pac Man plug and play and it has the twisty knob for Pole Position control.  It also has the little game key slot, but no cartridge (dang it). 

    It had really old and dead batteries within, but I wasn't able to open it at Goodwill.  I took a chance (only $5), and when I got home, the batteries were ancient.  One had leaked, but not bad.  I got it cleaned up pretty easily and it works fine. 

    ms pac man 003.JPG

    I have that. It's great. Only downside is it doesn't save high scores. Later models do.

  3. On 2/11/2019 at 3:26 PM, RadioPoultry said:

    Some of my finds over the last month or so:


    Picked up these GameCube games in a Pasco, WA Goodwill. I still need to find a GameCube memory card for my Wii, but I have a couple controllers, at least.


    Found these two Competion-Pro joysticks at a Goodwill in Hermiston, OR. Haven't tested them out yet.  I assume they were designed for the 2600 and the two buttons serve the same function,  but it would be nice if they supported the 7800's 2nd button. We'll see!


    And I found these at a Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store in Boise. (I discovered there's a lot of thrift stores in Boise. I only had time to stop by a couple, though.)

    I am SOOOO jealous of that Paper Mario. I have been coveting that game for years, but the prices it goes for online would make your eyes bleed. 

  4. On 12/31/2018 at 5:49 PM, RickR said:

    Same as last year:

    • Sell what I don't use.  I made pretty good progress in this area in 2018.  Sold off several systems, some extra TV's, a bunch of games.  My sale plans for 2019 include a couple of modded 2600's, an Atari 800, a Rana disk drive, a bunch of handheld games (Entex Pac Man 2 for example).  I want to also get rid of a lot of my Intellivision collection and a Mattel Aquarius.  Anyone interested in these or maybe something else that I may have, please let me know.
    • Buy less, play more. 


    I'd be interested in your Intellivision stuff, man. I'm still trying to build my collection.

  5. While I don't have any valuable games, I HAVE been in this kind of position with another type of collectible.

    I like to collect a variety of things besides video games. (In fact, I probably collect too many things, but that's another story...)

    I'm an avid reader, and I like to collect antique books. Quite a few years ago I got my hands on an interesting old book called "Ver Beck's Book of Bears." Now, I didn't think too much about it. It had really nice illustrations, was a pretty old book, but didn't seem too special.

    A few years ago, though, I got curious and decided to look it up online. Low and behold it turned out to be an exceedingly rare volume worth up to $400 or more. That's a good deal of money for a book. I like it far too much to sell, though. It has more value to me than the money.

    I imagine if I found any truly rare, valuable video games, it would be a similar case, and depend entirely on whether I like the game more than the money.

  6. I have no shame at all when I say I've downloaded roms off the internet. If that makes me a thief, so be it. At least I'm a thief who's actually enjoying myself. 

    I downloaded roms of the entire Wii Virtual Console library when I learned the WiiShop was closing. No shame. My only problem is I hate playing classic console games on a computer with a keyboard. It's a right pain in the neck.

  7. On 11/29/2018 at 9:35 AM, jmjustin6 said:

    Awesome goodwill score yesterday! Jungle green N64 for $20!! With all the hookups and a controller. Never thought I would own any of the colored N64s. 


    I am SOOOO jealous. I've been wanting to get an N64 for awhile, but I can't find any good ones for less than $30. 

  8. Not Goodwill. This is my modest haul from today's citywide garage sale.


    DK Bongos for the Gamecube, Fable: The Journey for Xbox 360, and Jade Empire for the Xbox.


    The white computer-like device on the left is a V-Tech Smart Start Speller from the mid to late '80s. I especially like that faux floppy disk drive it has.

    The black thing on the right that looks like a calculator is a Unisonic 21 "Jimmy the Greek" Blackjack game/calculator, from 1977. As the picture shows, it still mostly works, but some of the keys appear to be broken. I believe it's now the oldest handheld in my collection.


  9. I had the day off yesterday so i went to 5 diffent goodwills and heres what i found. Its not everyday i find a 2600 game i dont have already. Fun with numbers is nee to me so gotta go try it out. Probably some kind of educational game. The other 2 are label upgrades.


    And man ive been looking for sonic on dreamcast. And cant say no to spyro on PS1.

    Fun With Numbers is just Basic Math with a fancy new name, I believe.


    And man, I'm super jelly for that Sonic Adventure.

  10. Look what I found on Facebook last week, and just arrived in the mail today!

    12 issues of Nintendo Power, arguably the greatest gaming magazine that ever existed!

    There's some great stuff here, like a first look at Ocarina of Time on the N64, speculation on the upcoming Wii, and other gems of Nintendo nostalgia. I can't wait to dig deep into each issue.


  11. 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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