Black (Long Box) Friday 

A $40 Black Friday haul. Everything was 25% off at a local store. 

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PC Obscura 

“DOS sports games. Really?”

Yes, because in this case, Madden is exceedingly hard to find. Next to – or even right alongside –  the Turbo Duo Madden, this 1995 DOS PC port is the most obscure entry in the series. This is the first one I’ve seen on ebay in some time, so even though it was bundled with the others, I grabbed it. When Madden 96 was cancelled on the PlayStation, the PC port shuffled into stores to recoup the losses. It’s all that remained of the PS1 game until a prototype surfaced years later. 

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It’s Thrifty

A small thrift store haul, for a total of $10. That’s worth it for the Marvel games alone. 

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Well Timed

Needed an AC adapter for the SNES find last weekend, which led to this $20 total haul from a local game store. PTO qualifies as a great find for a measly $1 (and it’s complete) while I’ve been hunting for an original box for Arnold Palmer Golf for some time. Weird coincidence/timing I found it the same week he died. 

Also, ESPN Speedworld isn’t worth much but it’s not easy to come by if you’re going for a compete set. 

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On Flea-k

Around $40 for everything here (not pictured are two Tiger Woods Xbox 360 games) at an annual flea market. Good score despite the lack of controllers or AC adapter for the SNES. 

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Bundling

After a trade-in, this lot came to $40 at a local game store. Decided to start buying last gen games in collections/bundles to save on space. It’s not much, but replacing God of War and Infamous with those collections makes room for two additional shelf spots. 

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Turn the Channel

My first ever find for the Fairchild Channel F, and while a controller isn’t as exciting as the console or games, it’s a step forward. And a measly quarter for Onimusha Tactics? Sure, toss that in top random flea market vendor. 

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Foolsball

A rare CD-i find in the wild for $2. Rarer still to find a CD-i game at a flea market in Fremont, Ohio. 

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Combative 

$6 at a flea market. Not the best but Ace Combat can be erased from my want list. Been meaning to replay it for a while. 

Also, what’s a key ingredient to a great flea market? Expired beef jerky and sausage shoved into a cabinet with Axe deodorant. Such things can get no better. 

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Now You’re Playing With Power (Pad) 

Half off thrifting day and rummage sale day. Mostly resale items except for the Xbox games. Not pictured is a 3D Avatar Blu-ray and a slew of character twin bed sheets. Bed sheets? Yes. 

If you want something else to hunt while you’re thrifting, scour the bedding. ’80s era bed sheets/sleeping bags can command a decent return. Real Ghostbusters, Batman, Ninja Turtles… Etc. As long as condition is great, they can sell. 

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