Always. Ask. (Example 2)

Following up from a post two or three weeks ago, the tip remains an absolute truth: Always. Ask.

In this case, the garage sale-havers told me they had PS4 and “Nintendo 84” games after I asked about games. Expecting N64 stuff, they walked out with these. $20 for the stack. Sold.

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Hand Holding

A multi day, multi place find. The epic handhelds came from a garage sale. $15 for the whole lot, which was a steal.

These other games came from a local game store. $30 for the lot after trade-in.

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Wonder Duo

Overpriced or not, it’s rare to see any Turbo Duo game in the wild, so sure, this Wonder Boy import for $15 seemed like a deal. $40 for the whole stack from an out of town game store, which includes that hard to find Tecmo Bowl for the PS1.

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Always. Ask.

Every garage sale: Ask for videogames. Doesn’t matter what they have out. Ask. Once in a while, you get the, “I have some Nintendo games in the attic” response, and it leads to this $15 deal.

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Gaming is the Law

Some internet help and an eBay deal cuts down on the Game Gear list. Just under 30 games to go for a complete US set, and the only pricey ones are the Camerica games.

As of today, here are the current needs:

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Flea Market Skip

When a flea market an hour away turns up… nothing, search Google for local game stores. That led to this $40 grab which plugs some minor holes.

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Matt’s Official Collection Add of the Movie

Unexpected game store stop led to a few more Game Gear games knocked off the list and more than fair prices on some first party 3DS titles. $50 for the stack.

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Gearing Up

“Hey, we’re heading out of town. Want to go?”

*Googles game stores in the area*

Damn right I do.

Nothing special in this batch and for $120 total, I’m right on eBay prices, but I’m nearing closure on the Game Gear collection so I’ll pay up for certain oddities, and you just don’t see Jaguar games in the wild anymore. Hitting up stores you’ve never been usually means finding something off the wall.

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Vexxing

Grail achieved. This is my second Vectrex after I stupidly sold my first one about 15 years ago. Came with two boxed games (Scramble, Solar Quest) and Hyperdrive loose. $350 is a steal for one these days, especially without any cosmetic flaws or buzzing issues. Lucky enough to find a friend of a friend who was looking to sell.

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Thrift… Score

If you believe thrift stores are a pointless exercise these days, I leave you with this sage advice: “You never know.” Whole stack? Just under $30. Every game is flawless and complete (AC even has the memory card). Thanks Salvation Army.

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