One of my best finds of 2017.
“Uh, it’s a Madden.”
Not any Madden, but Championship Edition. This was only available to rental stores in 1992 in small numbers. The manual – although separated from the staples – is exceedingly hard to find. The local game store selling this didn’t know what they had, and it was 20% off the marked price, making it $19.99. That’s ironic since the orignal sales reciept was inside. What did they pay back then? $19.99.
The Lynx games are not the best part of this $80 game store haul, but the pun was too delicious (note the games stacked on the left are boxes only). This find ends the search for a Nintendo Power #1. There’s a stain on the cover but the inside is pure and complete. Plus, an additional 50 or mags were included:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another day of garage sales led to the discovery of a single $1 Xbox game. Nearly called it quits, but decided to test a small weekend flea market and discovered the Apple Video System – brand new except for the open box. For $1, that’s a no brainer.
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.
While the foot pedals are missing, $10 for the Steel Battalion main controller console is still too good of a price to pass on. Considering how much it dwarfs the Vita and Game Boy game ($6 for that pair), it’s pretty awe-inspiring.