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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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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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One Up

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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.

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Probably Stellar Purchase

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$63 between two buys at a local game store and Goodwill. Nothing immediately leaps out, but Beat Down and Twin Cobra have long been on the want list. Time to scratch them off, even though Twin Cobra is in miserable condition. Bomberman on PSP isn’t special now, but most games in the series maintain or go up in value.

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Black Friday Score

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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.

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Winter Breaks

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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.

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An Actual Find!

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Score combined from Pemberville, OH garage sales and a local Goodwill. Around $25 for all. Years ago, a haul like this would have been a disappointment, but this year has been impossibly dry. At this point, this may as well be listed as a mega find.

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Grab Bag

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A varied lot of titles from thrift and local game stores, $35 dollars total. Primal Rage is just the box as I draw nearer to a compete boxed 32X set.

A note on Tecmo NBA: While the game itself is common, not so common is the poster inside which lists all of the teams and their strengths. It’s surprisingly hard to find, and that goes double for the SNES version. It’s not valuable, merely uncommon.

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Michigan Browsing

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Lower Michigan game store find, from Destiny Games and Gen X Games, about $18 for all. We Love Golf was the only “pricey” title at $10, mostly because it’s Capcom and was developed by Camelot. Not much value unless you’re an arcade golf fan.

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Cabin Fever

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Multi-store run after an extended weather based house arrest. Pulled the band-aid off per se and filled PSP sports game holes at only $1 each. Overpaid for Guerrilla War ($4) as I found my copy not working. Total for all was a hair less than $50.

A note on Flintstones (Game Boy): Some seem to be inflating the price of this title online, upward of $200. The cart alone is not worth the exorbitant price. Compete with box and manual is something else all together, and the false assumption is loose copies are equally value in those bloated prices. Comparable would be Castlevania Legends (also Game Boy), a $45-ish cart on the high side that balloons to hundreds with the box or manual. Flintstones? $5 game.

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