Yes, it’s been slow around these parts. Blame an abysmally bad garage sale season. But, today was different as this birthday haul from various game stores in Cleveland shows. Not often do I get to use the TurboGrafx tag, and two more Dreamcast games inch me ever closer to that complete set.
Well isn’t this a weird one to find buried between stuffed animals at Goodwill? At $2, you can’t say no to a Japanese import plush Link.
My first ever Pico find in the wild. It’s amazing it took this long (20+ years), and of course I paid $40 and change for one a year or so ago. Patience will always pay off, and in this case it would have saved me $34, although my original is complete. That dulls the sting a little bit.
Oh, and the Mario figure which is one of the larger pieces of official Nintendo character merch they’ve ever put out for sale – maybe the largest. He is available at Kmart and I presume other similar retailers as well.
In cold weather climates, winter kills collecting. Look at this: a freaking shirt is a highlight. Granted, it’s a Smithsonian shirt, but still. It never hurts to check the shirts for video game related ones. At a Goodwill, I once found a Killer Instinct shirt, a promo for the SNES version. You never know!
The other picks ups are unremarkable. $11 for all from local thrift and game stores.
Small Flat Rock, Michigan flea market find. Pac-Man stuff is easy to find. MS. Pac-Man stuff? Not so much. That’s one of my first pieces from the game, and the first glass.
As for Kickmaster, that was a game worth about $10 a year ago. Now? It’s about $40-$50, a perfect example of the market’s hyper inflation.
$20 local game store haul. Patience can be key, if risky. Most of these 3DO games were initially $10 each, but today were lowered to only a few dollars. Waiting is usually beneficial even if you consider the risk of losing out to another buyer in the interim. It’s not worth paying $10 for common titles even for oddball consoles. Set your pricing standards (mine is usually a $5 max) and stick to it. You can buy more games long term and you will certainly run across those gap filling commons again.
Hyrule Historia was on sale for $5.
Odd find for $1. The book features a bunch of little things the C64 can do and also has a few programming tips. Condition is only fair, but the price was too tempting even for a non-C64 fan.