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Portability

An all portable find from a local game store, and with this, the final Christmas gift card has been extinguished. X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse can be scratched from the wishlist, and the Sonic Advance series is now complete. Not a bad score for only $13 over the gift card’s value. 

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Black (Long Box) Friday 

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

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Checking In

Local game store reopened after being closed for some time. They offered B1G2 free as a thank you, leading to this $20 haul. 

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DS’ing

Ha, ha, ha. This garage sale wants $2 for an Intec DS card case… 

Ooooh. Sold. 

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Filling Gaps

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Nothing spectacular in this $12 haul between Goodwill and a local game store. Filling in the Genesis collection a little at a time.

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Late Season

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After spending much of the summer remodeling part of the game room, a late journey into garage sale season can begin. This lot was $12.

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Christmas Deals

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B2G1 free sale at a local grocery. Can’t go wrong with Mega Man. The Boom Blox were from a video store. $34 for all.

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The Nintendo Family

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Combination estate sale and thrift store find, around $55 for all. There was more, including strategy guides, magazines, and appreciate cables for the system’s which didn’t fit in the image.

This was also the first time I’ve picked over the house of a hoarder. Those systems underwent about three hours of restoration to get them to that point.

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That was the N64 before. It wasn’t pretty.

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Displaying Properly

Display tip: Stay away from black shelving, especially when glossy. Even if it fits the room’s palette, black is quick to show dirt and dust, plus even slight surface wear will be impossible to miss. This is my boxed portable collection and for as well as this shelf holds what I need it to, it is persistently dirty. Shelves show scrapes, and owning pets makes it no easier to maintain. Stick with faux wood grains, custom build where possible with light stains, or paint with bright colors.

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Skewing Modern

Haul from Temperance Days in Michigan. Total around $25. I highly recommend picking up colored, “Play it Loud” N64 controllers/systems when cheap. They’re showing a strong rise in value. The jungle green controller should bring between $20-$30. Other colors go higher. N64 items in general are beginning to pick up value as well.

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