What is Your Best Gaming Haul At A Garage/Yard Sale?

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  1. HaloEffect17
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    I thought this would be a fun topic to discuss your best gaming haul at a garage or yard sale to date? State what you got in the deal and the amount of money you paid for it.

    Mine was a Super Nintendo pickup in 2013. Fortunately, the plastic body wasn't yellow from the sun (some SNES tend to do when they are exposed). For a mere $7.00 CAN, I picked up:

    - An SNES with one controller
    - Super Mario World
    - Super Mario All-Stars
    - 4 other SNES sports games (that aren't worth mentioning)
    - SNES RF Cable
    - SNES power/audio cables

    I'm curious! What was yours? ^_^
     
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    Nothing on the scale of https://www.youtube.com/user/BitHead1000/videos

    I am putting together a very respectable PS3 and 360 library these days though. People seem to want to get rid of the games and I am happy enough to pick them up at a couple of pounds each usually.
     
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    I sold Alvin and the chipmunks 2 at a yard sell for 20 bucks two weeks ago.

    I got 007, mystical ninja, excite bike 64, and another game I forgot all for 5 bucks
     
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    Actually mine was fairly recent and I've been meaning to post it.

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    Ready? Amount I paid was...

    $5.

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    Nice you liv in a nice hood. In mine people sell crap like clothes
     
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    Been a while since I went on a scavenge! Don't think I'll ever beat my Sega Saturn swoop one sunday though:

    Shining Force III
    Saturn Bomberman
    Croc
    & Some crappy sports game...

    All 4 for £1! :lol: - I already had a copy of Shining Force III and Saturn Bomberman, so simply sold them on ebay for £50 & about £20 respectively! :D
    (thee watch, my next post will probably involve me slagging off the scalpers that sell on Amiibo figures...:lol: )
     
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    Which sports games did you get ? If you can remember?
     
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    A silver nintendo gamecube, 2 controllers and a memory card: 30$ that was 2 years ago

    A PSP go with purchassed games like dissidia 012 and the 3rd birthday, and a few cheap games, 60$ 2 years ago

    Okami for ps2: 2$ not too long ago

    A nintendo ds lite: 10$ around 2 years ago
     
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    How big is the memory card?
     
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    16mb, or 2048 blocks :hrth:
     
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    Nice Vinny, your a billionaire
     
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    Recently picked up a decent Box & Cart of Soviet Strike 64 only thing it needs is the manual

    Cost me $4 at a garage sale down the block

    :lol:
     
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    A few years ago I managed to find a copy of Panzer Dragoon Orta at a car boot sale. Paid £2 for it, boxed mint. Sold it on eBay a couple of days later, got £74 for it. Not a bad day.
     
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    Its worth that much in the EU??? Holy crap, I can get the US copy for like 10 bucks here .-. Thats crazy
     
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    Oooh, one of the EA ones.... NHL 97 seems to ring a bell. I remember it wasn't long after my eldest was born as I was going round a car boot sale (UK talk there ehh! Basically a big car park where peeps pay, open up their car boot, and sell all the shit they managed to cram in it) with him in a pram - he's now 15 years old! yes, old fart here!

    Did a similar thing with Saga (again, on the Saturn), but mine was my own copy that I'd completed... remember buying it on launch for £30, sold it, unboxed!, for £121!
     
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    A perfectly good Dreamcast (if a bit dirty) with VMUs, controllers, cords, and a couple of games for just a couple of dollars all together. I got them, cleaned them up (I've found bed bugs and cockroaches in used consoles before), then saved it as a Christmas gift for when I visited my little brother. He had started getting into more "retro" consoles, so he liked it.
     
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    There was a point where Gamestation would give you £95 in store credit for a mint copy of it. Don't even get me started on what they'd give you for a boxed mint copy of Steel Battalion with that massive controller.
     
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    I hear in the us it would be around 250ish usd