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by thingonaspring
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Charity Shops
Replies: 734
Views: 30965

Re: Charity Shops

my take on it is that the charity is grateful for the donation. sure, they could make a lot more money if they were run more efficiently, but if they were run efficiently, and all the good stuff was taken away, then nobody would bother shopping in them, because they'd just be full of leftover tat......
by thingonaspring
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C64 rare and valuable games
Replies: 110
Views: 6191

Re: C64 rare and valuable games

All games in general,im not surprised with that price,games condition and format they released in can drive prices up,instance i seen c64 floppy disk version of street fighter 2 going for £30+ same site had that for £45, but i think it was out of stock. quite how it's "out of stock" for something r...
by thingonaspring
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C64 rare and valuable games
Replies: 110
Views: 6191

Re: C64 rare and valuable games

Mayhem wrote:Elvira II (English)
appreciate this is an old post, but was this post with regards to cartridges only?

or if not is this ridiculously overpriced (sounds it to me!) or is it the going rate..?
i can't remember if i have one in my parents loft or not...
by thingonaspring
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Indie record stores
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: Indie record stores

there is one not too far from me, called retrobloke but it's been a long time since i went in there come to think of it.
by thingonaspring
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Female Gamers
Replies: 44
Views: 1298

Re: Female Gamers

my wife is into wii fit and dance mats mostly. she did play a bit of trauma centre, and crash bandicoot, and actually quite enjoyed watching me play SMG (the only game she has actually enjoyed seeing being played). and even then she very rarely picks anything up to play herself. EDIT: she was really...
by thingonaspring
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...
Replies: 282
Views: 12600

Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

ah one by one - that certainly rings a bell! many thanks. that sounds exactly like the one, i'm going to have to look around online to see what i can find - at least i have something to go on now! cheers... 8)
by thingonaspring
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So many lost levels.
Replies: 27
Views: 495

Re: So many lost levels.

every time i get a new console i make a mental note to go back and "finish" (read "play" in quite a few places) a load of games on the old one too. been doing that for years. one day... maybe when i retire... :lol:
by thingonaspring
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...
Replies: 282
Views: 12600

Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

not quite got round to reading the whole thread yet, but there was one i remember watching at my nan's, and it was about a zoo vet. every episode something was happening (the monkeys were being sick) and he had to work out what was wrong with the animals. i loved it at the time (though it was probab...
by thingonaspring
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Trading Cards (do I open some unopened packs?)
Replies: 30
Views: 2477

Re: Trading Cards (do I open some unopened packs?)

i have a big stack of Garbage Pail Kids cards somewhere in my wife's nan's basement (sounds slightly ominous when i say it like that). forgot about those... might have to dig them out. anybody else collect those?
by thingonaspring
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Food/Drink from the past
Replies: 368
Views: 27264

Re: Food/Drink from the past

SoupDragon wrote:Those fish & chip crisps/biscuits were great :D
they still sell them, only they're called "Whiskas Crunchies" or something like that now... :shock: :twisted:
by thingonaspring
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 2486
Views: 144923

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi, Used to buy the magazine right in the beginnings of it, and only stopped because of having to save money on pretty much everything thanks to weddings/babies etc. i also don't get much time to play games these days sadly, but my path through gaming life so far has been c64 / vic20 (c64 broke, dad...
by thingonaspring
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesome Charity Shop Haul
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Awesome Charity Shop Haul

i love charity shops. i found about 20 boxed, sealed 90's PC games in one near me - sadly, i don't have room for a collection, nor were there any that particularly appealed to me - mostly sierra online titles, but i put them on ebay and got around £200 for them. they sold them all to me for £20, des...