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Post by SirClive » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:29 am

I got 2 rechargable battery packs with the GBA that I picked up, but for some reason they only work while plugged in!!!!

Whats the point in that?
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Post by woody.cool » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:56 am

Opa-Opa wrote:Go down the high street, enter GAME, find the GBA section, pick up GBA/DS charger, Pay the spotty oik £7.99 (ish..), go home.

Job done.
GAME? You think I'd go into GAME? :shock:
When I went into GAME last week, they had none left - then just as I was about to see the dude on the counter - some little sh*t set the fire alarm off and the whole precinct had to be evacuated.

WHEN I GET MY HANDS ON THAT LITTLE :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: I'LL :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: HIM!

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Post by Frank Chickens » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:57 am

I wish that I could make some of the finds that you lot are having. :(

The biggest one around here is in Furnace End and over the years it's gone from being the biggest carboot with a small market to a market with a small carboot. :(

Still, there's the next best thing, Ebay! :lol:
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Post by Mad Gerald » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:13 am

Frank Chickens wrote: Still, there's the next best thing, Ebay! :lol:
I've really gone off eBay for retro buying.. I prefer the thrill of seeing the goods in the flesh under some old tat! All the stuff I want can be purchased off eBay - but I'd rather hunt it down at a car boot sale or charity shop. (Plus there are no postage costs involved)
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Post by woody.cool » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:15 am

Mad Gerald wrote:
Frank Chickens wrote: Still, there's the next best thing, Ebay! :lol:
I've really gone off eBay for retro buying.. I prefer the thrill of seeing the goods in the flesh under some old tat! All the stuff I want can be purchased off eBay - but I'd rather hunt it down at a car boot sale or charity shop. (Plus there are no postage costs involved)
As far as retro computing is concerned, eBay is a rip-off!

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Post by rtrgrl78 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:38 pm

Hello,

Your madness makes me laugh :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted:
woody.cool wrote:
Mad Gerald wrote: Did it vanish like an old oak table?

I just flogged one with my GPA SP only yesterday. I'll keep an eye out at the boot this weekend though. How much ya going to pay?
Preferably under £10, but it depends on condition & if I can find what happened to the GBA SP. It ran out of power - I couldn't find the power adaptor after searching for :x 3 FU*KING DAYS :x so I just put the GBA SP on the bed-side table, woke up this morning, WHERE'S THE FU*KING GBA GONE?

GOD DAMN IT :evil: I wish I was more organised!

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Post by Frank Chickens » Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:04 pm

woody.cool wrote:
Mad Gerald wrote:
Frank Chickens wrote: Still, there's the next best thing, Ebay! :lol:
I've really gone off eBay for retro buying.. I prefer the thrill of seeing the goods in the flesh under some old tat! All the stuff I want can be purchased off eBay - but I'd rather hunt it down at a car boot sale or charity shop. (Plus there are no postage costs involved)
As far as retro computing is concerned, eBay is a rip-off!
I was JOKING people, hence the laughing smiley! :roll:
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Post by fizzycat » Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:33 am

Wow, you guys get a lot more luck than I do! Last week though I did get a mint copy of Final Fantasy VII for £2...I thought that was good. Also got a bunch of shoot-em-ups for a pound each, but there wasn't anything amazing in there.

Down here though, the boot fairs are choc-a-bloc with video game dealers...so it's VERY hard to find anything decent :(

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Post by Mantas » Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:34 am

woody.cool wrote:
Mad Gerald wrote:
Frank Chickens wrote: Still, there's the next best thing, Ebay! :lol:
I've really gone off eBay for retro buying.. I prefer the thrill of seeing the goods in the flesh under some old tat! All the stuff I want can be purchased off eBay - but I'd rather hunt it down at a car boot sale or charity shop. (Plus there are no postage costs involved)
As far as retro computing is concerned, eBay is a rip-off!
I agree with you there, but....................if you're patient enough you can get good bargains too.

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Post by learnedrobb » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:13 am

True.

I just got Ground Zero Texas off Ebay for £2.99 including postage.

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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:18 am

woody.cool wrote:
As far as retro computing is concerned, eBay is a rip-off!
Really ?

I can't think of anywhere cheaper to pick up retro stuff, other than a car boot/charity shop where you'd be lucky to find something specific.
Preowned Games - Buy games that other people are bored with.

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Post by woody.cool » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:22 am

preownedgames.co.uk wrote:
woody.cool wrote:
As far as retro computing is concerned, eBay is a rip-off!
Really ?

I can't think of anywhere cheaper to pick up retro stuff, other than a car boot/charity shop where you'd be lucky to find something specific.
It depends on what you're after, most stuff is reasonably priced but there are lots of people selling actuall machine for way too much, also I saw (and it was mentioned in an old issue of RG) a spectrum cassette game ("Moonwalker" if my memory serves me correctly) sell for £210 ...... what a censored rip off.

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