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Out Spied

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. 

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Dealings

A score from Facebook and a local game store, totalling somewhere around $60. A few sort of hard to find SNES games in there – at least hard to find locally anyway. Never saw Wizard of Oz prior to today. 

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Money Back Guarantee 

Post-Christmas binge for a total cost of… $0. Gift cards rule. Still wondering if I could cash in the guarantee on VR Soccer though.

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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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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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The Day of Birth

Was given (mostly) free reign to mop up in a local game store as a birthday gift, leading to this $75/free game haul. While Strider 2 may be missing the other disc (with an emulated version of the arcade original), it’s been on my most wanted list for a decade now. I’ll take what I can get. Sports fans should note NHL 2002 on GBA, which is an update to the Genesis era NHL titles. Physics are a touch off, but everything from the menus to the sprites are identical to NHL 96/97/98.

(Update: The Strider 2 disc is actually the Strider arcade disc. All copies were misprinted, and the games printed in reverse. I can see why the mistake is easy to make now.)

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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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They Do Exist

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My first NES find in the wild in… Well,  a long time. All I can do is reminisce about the days when no one wanted them and coming home with a car trunk full of NESes was not uncommon. GTA 2 is a nice find too, complete as it is – with a free pager offer!

$12 for everything here at a local thrift store.

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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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Sealed and Delivered

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A sealed NES game for $8? Thanks local game store! No matter the game, it’s impossible to lose on a truly sealed NES game still in the original shrinkwrap at that price, though you must know what to look for to ensure the seal is legitimate. In this case, the seam along the back is the clincher.

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