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the Goodwill's 'round here for most gaming stuff have them bagged & tagged with "Goodwill tech certified" label & pehaps a bit overpriced IMO

 

they DO have a decent return policy so I suppose that may have something to do with the items being checked somehow. but I'd prefer the "curb & gutter warranty"  ..... once it hits the curb, you got-'er

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5 Goodwills?!

Yep there are 10 goodwills within 10 miles near me and most of them are actually relatively close to each other. So on days off when there is no traffic in the middle of the day i can hit 5 or more in say 2 or 3 hours

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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.

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As promised, here is a picture of my great find from earlier today.

 

It's a Coleco Telstar Classic Pong console, CIB, with instruction manual and original power cord. I got the whole thing for just $20.

This is the first Pong Console in my collection.

No idea yet if it actually works, though.

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I found this at Goodwill earlier this month, still sealed:

 

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After putting it together, I found it came with this Flappy Bird game already installed:

 

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It uses an Arduino Uno microcontroller, which I wasn't familiar with before, but I'm enjoying programming for it. I was hoping to also find some coding projects for this particular kit online, but pretty much all I've found so far are the example projects provided by the company. Right now I'm working on a program inspired by an Apple II game I used to play called "Caverns of Callisto". The 8x8 screen is a bit of a limitation, but that's not about to stop me!

 

 

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On 11/23/2018 at 2:44 AM, RadioPoultry said:

I found this at Goodwill earlier this month, still sealed:

After putting it together, I found it came with this Flappy Bird game already installed

It uses an Arduino Uno microcontroller, which I wasn't familiar with before, but I'm enjoying programming for it. I was hoping to also find some coding projects for this particular kit online, but pretty much all I've found so far are the example projects provided by the company. Right now I'm working on a program inspired by an Apple II game I used to play called "Caverns of Callisto". The 8x8 screen is a bit of a limitation, but that's not about to stop me!

 

 

This is actually really cool. Love the arduino. 

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8 hours ago, kamakazi20012 said:

That Jungle Green N64 is extremely rare.  Hang on to it.  We have the grape one.  Those are really cool.  Controller looks to be in great shape.

That's awesome. I dont think I've seen the grape one in person before only pics on the internet. Yea I dont plan to get rid of this one anytime soon. The controller is in pretty good shape. The stick is a little loose (7/10) 

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Sticks are easily replaced and not too terribly expensive.  We got lucky...our grape one felt barely used.  We use it but we are babying it as much as possible.  I'm glad we have the usual standard issue N64 to help keep wear and tear off of the grape model.  But you got lucky, too.  $20 for any colored N64 is a steal.  Might as well used the five finger discount card.  LOL

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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. 

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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. 

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