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Some of my finds over the last month or so:

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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.

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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!

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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.)

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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. 

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

Some of my finds over the last month or so:

20190211_130314.thumb.jpg.7dd29a80712f32b971b77ac09bd25616.jpg

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.

20190211_124946.thumb.jpg.b011390b11949fe620b0477f4d4ee2ad.jpg

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!

20190211_124802.thumb.jpg.467d494e6ea17570d505289d19dde849.jpg

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. 

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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.

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It's the library near my house.  They have a little "for sale" area with books, DVD's, VHS, CD's, audiobooks, etc....everything is 50 cents.  Once in a while, they have video games.  I scoop them up.  I've gotten a lot of sports games and such. 

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