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Bootsale bargains Sunday 25th

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:31 am
by Mad Gerald
Prior to going to the O2 Wireless Festival to see Depeche Mode, my girlfriend and I made our weekly trip to the local carboot. I had a feeling in my waters that today was going to be a good day.

And I wasn't wrong.. Picked up several nice bits including a GBA for 50p, Final Fantasy VII for £3, A couple of TV games, some handhelds and a rare book - The Art of Final Fantasy IX for £2. And some other bits n bobs.

Pics and full details over at the bootsale blog.

Have a good weekend people - I'm off to the moon :p

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:27 am
by SirClive
I thought I got a good deal until I saw yours :cry:

I got...

Gameboy Advance (the clear one) with cary case, magnifier, earphones, link cable, 2 games, 2 rechargeable battery packs and car charger for £10

Mario's Cement Factory Game & Watch - £1

PacMan2 2 player tabletop game - £1.50

Atari Lynx and Roadblasters game - £2

Halifax is really bad for boot sales so I was pleased to find this one in the yorkshire dales village of Pately Bridge when visiting the girlfriends gran :D

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:35 am
by James A
Not too bad today

SNES + 8 games (4 boxed) £12. Zelda a link to the past in there :D

Golvellius & Gauntlet (Master System) £2

Gabriel Knight The Beast Within £3

Dogma DVD £2

Bargin of the day Unboxed N64 with no leads or games £25!!!!!! I swear the woman that was trying to sell that was on a different planet.

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:08 am
by SirClive
Some idiot was trying to get £3 each for generic MD games. I'd have given him a fiver for all 11 :roll:

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:24 am
by acharris05
I managed to pick up the following:

Spectrum +3 128k FDD boxed - £4
Mario Paint SNES - boxed with mouse mat - £2
SNES Jurassic Park - £1
SNES Street Racer - £1
Mega CD Night Trap - £2

Not much around this weekend.

Anthony

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:25 pm
by Mantas
Decent day today.

Got Pinball Dreams (Amiga) and Wizball (Atari ST) for £1.
Phantasy Star Online (DC) and a wireless Xbox controller for £7

Walked away from a Capcom vs SNK(DC) promo game with manuals etc cause I thought it wasn't complete. DOH!!!!! Oh well, win some lose some.

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:14 am
by woody.cool
At my local car boot I picked up

2x Atari ST (520STFM's) - unboxed
1x Amiga 500+ - boxed with all accessories
1x Amiga 600HD (with the HD actually working)

1x big box of Atari ST games (on floppy) mostly unboxed - but originals.
and 1 GIGANTIC BOX that was almost the size of me full to the brim with Amiga games - mostly originals + EVERY CU Amiga coversdisk ever done all for £25 - they wanted around £40-£50 but I stood there for half an hour haggleing

I was impressed.

I walked around the corner and bought a NES for £1 with Duck Hunt and the gun (as well as two pads) but no other games (I was hopeing a Mario game would be in there)

Then I wondered around the the car boot some more seeing what else I could buy, I saw an unboxed Sega MegaDrive (no games) but being as I have 3 MegaDrives at home I decided against buying it ... I'll be kind enough not to buy up the entire retro gaming machine population in Lancashire and let some one elso have a turn.

Although this is not from a car boot, I work in a special needs school (as an IT technician) and when I cleaned out my cupboards in my workshop/dumping ground I found a BBC Micro Model B (with disk drive, Elite & Knight Lore - which is rare on BBC) and an Acorn A3010 (no games unfortuantly) - both have made there way into my home retro collection. We should have a topic for what retro machines people own and what their fav game is on each !?!

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:42 am
by seanm99
I got:

Final Fantasy 8 - £2.50
Nights - £1

psOne - £5 with Crash Bandicoot 3.

Slightly dissapointing as I'd driven 25 miles to get there - my local ones weren't up to much. However I later traded in a load of stuff at Gamestation and walked out with a White DS lite with Mario Kart and Sonic Rush :P

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:57 am
by acharris05
woody.cool, I would have thought that the duck hunt game would have had Mario on the same cart, as every NES I picked up with the gun had Mario Bros 1/duck hunt on the same cart, and I have picked up 6 - 7 of them now.

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:46 am
by woody.cool
I stand corrected - it does have a Mario game on it. I was actually after one of the later Mario games (can't remember which one)

Can't believe I made such a daft error !!!!!!!

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:33 pm
by sirclive1
Did ok again this weekend

A gba sp (silver) boxed with 11 games but including 2 gb colour games - pokemon silver and yellow - all for £30

Another gamecube - why do they sell them so low - including 9 games for £25

Tatio legends for the ps2 - £3

A box of misc speccy games £1

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:24 am
by woody.cool
Does anyone know and/or have seen any GBA-SP chargers recently? Mine has suddenly vanished - to never be seen again!

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Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:52 am
by Mad Gerald
woody.cool wrote:Does anyone know and/or have seen any GBA-SP chargers recently? Mine has suddenly vanished - to never be seen again!
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?

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Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:57 am
by woody.cool
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!

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:13 am
by Opa-Opa
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.