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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by CRTGAMER Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:08 am

Video Game Finds
Swap Meet Picks!


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I went nuts at the Swap Meet and found all kinds of crazy stuff. Once a month the Swap Meet encourages sellers to bring out electronic devices. My favorite day of the month!

Sears DieHard Battery - $2.00
Wait, what? I had to get this just for the stares to the car show. Game related for a game case carrier. Oh and maybe use as a cooler too.

Shopmate Solder Gun SG-125B- $5.00 :shock:
Speaking of Car Show, here is a beauty that reminds me of a 57 chevy. The blue matching power cord, the gun even looks like the Tail Fin!

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I bought the Solder Gun from an older guy, told me he had it for years. From looking at the design and the seller's story, the vintage must be 1950s, 60s or 70s at the very latest. Amazed of the condition and quality for such a great classic tool. I have admiration for the seller who had the gun for so long and assured him I will take good care of her and use it on home solder mod projects. A 125 Watt Solder gun and it works, even the light works! 8)

Oh wait, look what all came inside the cooler!
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N64 Super Pad - $5.00
A third party controller that is very well made. Nice layout of the buttons, Programmable Auto Turbo Fire and a STEEL Shaft in the Analog stick! 8)

Serial Mouse and PS/2 Adaptors - All $2.00
A spare adaptor for my Keningston Serial Trakball. Also spare adaptors for future mods.

Atari 7800 Flashback - $5.00
I already have Flashback 2, but why not at this price. The emulation is not really as bad as all the reviews state. Not perfect but still very playable. Besides, there is a rare 7800 game in it call Planet Smashers.

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Mac Keyboard - $5.00
Okay so it didn't fit inside the cooler, still bought on the same day. I'm collecting these like stamps! This time fully functioning.

Six Volt Power Adaptor - $1.00
Perfect for the portable listed below, a simple lop off the end and solder a smaller plug.

NES Dr Mario - $2.00
Any Mario game for only two bucks is definitely a good price! :D

FC Mobile Twin II - $5.00
A portable NES, No kidding only five bucks! Seller originally wanted ten and it was missing the add on wireless controllers. Who cares, the main module for an unbelievable price! :mrgreen:

Reviewed here: viewtopic.php?f=52&p=578865#p578865

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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by CRTGAMER Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:08 am

Radica Tetris PlugnPlay - $2.00
This falls under the category of hard to use but so ultra geeky and very cool controllers. I look at this and just smile, its up there with the Ninja Turtles DVD player I bought at a Swap Meet last year. :mrgreen:

Gamer Limit wrote:http://gamerlimit.com/2009/07/retrostyle-radica-tetris-in-pictures/

For some of us, Tetris was our Pong, or Space Invaders. We can remember sitting on our Gameboys, or NES’s, and playing it for hours. This piece of licensed plastic is possibly the closest thing that comes to replicating that experience, outside of going back in time and buying a first generation gameboy. Or hitting eBay of course.

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Atari Arcade Hits 1 and 2 - Both at $1.00
Already have Mame, but why not. Unlike later compilations these have an upgraded graphic mode and extra history trivia built on the discs. :D

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NEC LCD1560NX Monitor - $10.00 :shock:
Yes only ten bucks! As mentioned earlier an electronics themed swap meet once a month. There are reclaim resellers who bring stacks of used monitors and computers and sell them cheap.

In addition to SVGA, the monitor also has DVI which means any HDMI component can plug right in. Only a 15 inch, but this is perfect for a few reasons.

1. An extended Desktop for the Win 7 laptop.
2. 4:3 screen to play older non wide screen PC games.
3. A quick spare Monitor when a relative brings a desktop for me to work on.
4. Transportable backup if my laptop screen ever dies out. Still needs an AC outlet, but compact and easy to setup. Starbucks has plenty of wall outlets.

Sometimes I spend hours at the coffee house. Hey, at least I have not decided to bring the cooler yet. :lol:

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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by retrozombieslayer Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:32 pm

Super Smash Bros. Melee at GameStop for $2.99
NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Xbox 360, PS1, PS2, PSP, DS Lite, DSi, GB, GBA SP, Dreamcast, and 2600.

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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by BoringSupreez Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:34 pm

retrozombieslayer wrote:Super Smash Bros. Melee at GameStop for $2.99

How did you do that?
prfsnl_gmr wrote:There is nothing feigned about it. What I wrote is a display of actual moral superiority.
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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by ExedExes Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:15 pm

For the record, American Pickers FTW
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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by flojocabron Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:44 pm

nice stuff crtgamer!

I got some okay stuff too.

Wario Plushie $2.00

LCD game "mario's cement factory" $1.00 new in box

Star Wars Dark Forces PS1 no booklet $1.00

Final Fantasy VIII Strategy Guide $2.00

Mario Kart Wii Strategy Guide $2.00

Childrens book "Jackie And The Shadow Snatcher" $1.00, it had a comicbook look to it and for a buck was an okay price.
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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by harper Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:03 am

BoringSupreez wrote:
retrozombieslayer wrote:Super Smash Bros. Melee at GameStop for $2.99

How did you do that?

Seriously.
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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by AppleQueso Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:10 am

Got Banjo-Kazooie and Atari Combat CIB as freebies.
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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by sbk Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:28 am

About a month and a half ago I walked into my local Play N Trade right after a trade in had happen. I saw it was a bunch of Sega CD games sitting behind the counter so I asked to check it out. There was alot of good stuff. I was then informed that the deal is not completed yet. I asked if I could put my name on some of the stuff and be called when the deal is done. They said yes so I finished up and left. I waited a week and called back (they had forgotten to call me before on stuff so I wanted to make sure I got it.) and I was informed that the lady who brought the stuff in hadn'r been back in. Apparently her phone number she left was disconected. I waited another week and called again. Same thing. Waited another week and called again. The guy told me after a month it is considered abandoned but they ussually wait two months just in case. Fuck I want these games. Then finnally they called me. I went and picked it up today. Heres what I got:

SNES
Super Metroid CIB Mint!- $45

NES
King's Knight cart only Free
Kid Niki in box no manual Free
Vindicators CIB but very rough box Free
Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom Tengen cart only Free

PS1
Xenogears CIB $13

N64
Duke Nukem 64 CIB $5
Mega Man 64 CIB $15


Sega CD all CIB no cracks or broken hinges.
Night Trap cardoboard box so I think it is the 2nd release. $9
Dragon's Lair $12
Space Ace $9
Ecco The Tides of Time $11
Dark Wizard $9
Mansions of the Hidden Souls $5
Vay with map =] $5
Cadillac's and Dinosaurs The Second Cataclysms $9
Panic! $5
Mary Shellby's Frankenstein/ Bram Stoker's Dracula Double Deal $5

I will be making a video of it soon to show off the condition. Untill then here is some pictures!
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Re: Video Game "Look what I found"

by Cody_D165 Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:43 pm

Very cool, wish I could find some SCD games in that condition. I just got my CD working again so I'd love to have something other than Sonic CD to play :P
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who loves the Nintendo e-Reader.

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