I know Anayo and I are diligent (him more so than I) about scouting around our local thrift/pawn locations looking for gold. I thought it might be nice to have a thread where we brag about our recent finds/engage in moderate and friendly one-upmanship about the best deals we've ever found.
Recent Find: I went with my In-Laws to an Antique Market. Usually I never see anything at these places for myself, and when I do it's generally not priced particularly well. As luck would have it, the only booth that had a decent gaming collection had put all their games on sale for 1 dollar. I picked up these two that had otherwise been marked at $12 and $4 respectively.
(I thought Toei would appreciate my having added something Ninja Related to my collection).
Best Find: In Greensboro NC there was a thrift store that only existed for about 3-4 years. Most times they didn't have anything that I cared about, but once, I found Mario Kart 64 with the box and the manual for $1. That might not be the game that I got the best deal on, or a game that I ultimately play that often (I really suck at ALL racing games) but it's definitely the most memorable find because it was so unexpected.
Silpheed is a great pick-up, and I've always loved that iridescent cover it has (GunGriffon Blaze on PS2 also has a cover like that).
I don't shop for games in the wild, I buy all my games online (99% of the time at least). So happenstance deals aren't really a thing that randomly happens in my life. I don't really have anything to offer this thread in that regard. I do occasionally find really good deals on eBay or Amazon though.
Well, I wasn't expecting to find this. I had a buddy of mine that told me he was in a pawn shop in one of the sketchier nearby towns, and saw a bunch of SNES stuff. He wasn't kidding, although pretty much all of it was sports. However, they had stuff for just about every system, and the gold mine was the GBA section. They sold everything at $5 a pop, so I came away with the haul in the pic.
Haha, someone did the ol' cart swap trick. "Prehistorik Man" is actually Beyblade G-Revolution. Whee! I'll probably return it when I get a chance to pass back through, but neither of them are worth particularly much, so no biggie.