buying older systems

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming' started by MrHimashi, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. MrHimashi

    MrHimashi Rookie

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    I recently had a very large urge to own a NES .. and none of the game shops around me have them for sale. what can i do?! besides EBAY
     
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  2. Paradox

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    a simple google search brought up a few places online, although the one i chose to click on said out of stock. theres amazon. and dont forget garage sales. dont completly write off ebay. just find a store with very good feedback and uses paypal.

    my little brother lucked out a couple of years ago. an elderly neighbor had bought an nes 20 years ago to give as a gift, but never did. it sat in her closet all that time until she told my brother about it and then she gave it to him. a brand new nes, still in box, never opened. he could have sold it for a modest amount...but he opened it and played it. cant say i blame him though. its harder and harder to find a working nes these days. i can get mine to work only about 25% of the time. fine for tetris, but forget final fantasy or dragon warrior.

    hope you find one.
     
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  3. MrHimashi

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    I just hit the jackpot.. my friend is selling me his for 10 dollars WITH mega man 3 .. and thats like my most favoritest game.. i'm so excited woo!
     
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    Not a bad deal.

    For anyone else looking, I would suggest you scour all of the local garage sales and flea markets.
    We have a few large, weekly flea markets here, and I found my Genesis a couple of years ago at the first one, after looking for just 20 minutes.
     
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    I found most of my N64 games on garage sales, that's how I got Conker's Bad Fur Day and Resident Evil 2.
     
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  6. ALAKA

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    try attaining a top loader as i heard there a tad more reliable for game playing.
     
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  7. digglerinc

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    flea markets are good for finding gems like the nes and games.
    Super Mario 3 never gets old too me..... love that game.
     
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  8. Lakerol

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    I was able to find the orginal metroid for a $1 at a flea market in Indiana.

    Awesome.
     
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  9. Cait

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    ...where in indiana is this flea market?? *must go* lol
     
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  10. Lakerol

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    Just look for the Amish people who sell quilts and video games. :p
     
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  11. tydie59

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    I got a SNES, controls, plus 30 to 40 games for $20
     
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