Anyone know of London Flea Markets with games?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by WiiCube_2013, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 19, 2013
    Gaza Strip
    I'd like some recommendations because I've not had any luck going blindly to some (they just had clothes and stuff), nor would I want to go to a flea market which would be filled with resellers.

    Hope someone knows about one or more.
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Reveal all my sources? That'll be the day.

    Flea markets seem to be more of a US thing, though I have been to them all over the place. There are some markets, what you mainly want to look for in those is those that do house clearance/estate sales. After that I do OK from a lot of the pawn shops around here, some are staffed by people that know games but not all. The humble car boot sale is where a lot of the action is at, if there is ever a road/area sale then definitely do those and maybe also consider computer faires/fairs/fayres.

    It has been years since I did London proper for this sort of thing but I did have some good stuff from the people that set up under the shadow of westway around all the skateparks (we mainly saw them on the run up from the underground to the playstation/bay 66 skatepark). That I still call it playstation probably says how long it has been though.

    If you are feeling especially sociable then have a walk around places and speak to residents. Many will be quite happy to make £30 if they are otherwise standing around that day -- "I struck out at the nearby market [gesture with thumb], however I thought I would take a wander and ask". However in those cases I would not be picky unless you are literally looking at 10 copies of fifa and wrestling.
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