A basic game store haul totalling $12. But what’s that “spying” from the back? A $7 copy of Super Spy Hunter which was only $2.50 after a store rewards discount? Yup. Win.
Category Archives: Great Finds
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.
That feeling when you finally one up a local game store. Keeping the price sticker on Metal Gear Solid as a trophy. The Mac controller is a wildshot. No idea of its value, but Mac stuff tends to command a premium. $20 for everything here.
“Why did you buy a NASCAR PC game?”
Sports games don’t often see release on PC, so the final years of major franchises tend to draw a strong mod community, upping the value. This includes MVP Baseball 2005, NHL 2004, and yes, NASCAR 03.
Huge lot of SNES games scored from a Facebook garage sale group. There were 38 games in total for $120. Seem like a lot? It’s not. In the seller’s picture was this cart:
It’s Peace Keepers, valued between $100-$120 on its own. Consider the condition, and it’s probably $60, making this one cart about equal to the others in value, turning this into a great find. Whenever you find a lot, ALWAYS make sure to check the carts. Hidden gems like this show up all the time.
The first post on this blog to ever require two images to capture the full set of games. A local game store offered B1G2 free for Black Friday, plus a gift card matching deal up to $40.
Not only did this selection of 32 games only cost me $40, there is still $9 left on the gift card for next time. A sensational buy which also landed me two long time want list titles: Batman on the Game Boy and Task Force Harrier EX for Genesis.
Some days, the collecting gods smile down upon you or maybe the store makes a mistake and doesn’t check value before putting stuff to the floor. Whatever the case, this was one of those days. Fire ‘n Ice is valued between $75-$100. So, when you have a bad game hunting day and you don’t score anything, always remember how random this is. You never know what you might find tomorrow.
Scored this from Twitter. Someone offered it for a low price ($120) which I quickly snapped up. I then sold the box for $90 on eBay, which lowered my cart cost to under $40 after fees.