Bank Holiday Booting Finds

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Bank Holiday Booting Finds

Post by James A » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:12 am

Not to bad,

Boxed NES £5 :D
Master System 2 plus games £5
Boxed Master System + light gun and games £4
Resident Evil 2 (PS1) £2
Metal Gear Solid (PS1) £2

Couple of fighting fantasy books, and Big Trouble In Little China

Also yesterday got a boxed Atari 2600 and 6 games for free. Picked the drummer from my band up to find his mum chucking a load of stuff out. here exact words were you appartently collect loads of crap, you want that? Thought it was rude to say no!!!!

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Post by pipster » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:14 am

Couple of things..

Boxed Sony MSX compter £1, seems to be some kind of promo computer, yellow label on the bottom says "NOT FOR SALE" and the box has a Sony loan label on it.
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2 X ps1 GAMES £1
Pokemon Snap 50p
3 x N64 guides £1.50

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Post by filecore » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:40 am

Went out this morning and picked up the following:

Sonic R - Saturn - £1
Sonic Jam - Saturn - £1
Dreamcast Official steering wheel - £3
Warioland - Gameboy - £1
Ms Pac Man - Megadrive - £1.50


First thing I saw was a loose Mega CD 1 with leads & 6 games for £20 ONO. Thought about it but it would have wiped me out of cash. Went back 20mins later to offer £15 and it had gone.. ah well :)

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Post by Cornelius » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:50 am

Kirby's Dreamland - 7 Euro
Donkey Kong '94 - 7 Euro
Dragon Warrior Monsters - 7 Euro
Metal Gear Solid(gbc) - 7 Euro

(don't laugh, they're damn good finds in this part of the british isles)

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Post by SirClive » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:46 am

Nothing to do with retro gaming, but I got a decent full set of golf clubs (with bag and covers) for £12.50 :D

Another idiot trying to get £35 for a standard gameboy advance :shock: There was a loose Saturn but I already have one of those. Other than that it was a bit crap.
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Post by Mantas » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:59 pm

After weeks of absolutely nothing, I hit the mother lode yesterday.

Mario Bros handheld £1
Streets of Rage and Thunder Force 4 £2
Powerstone and Soul Calibur (DC) £2

Boxed VIC-20 with boxed tape drive, games (including The Perils of Willy), all for £6 (I'm very happy about this as it was my first ever computer and tis taken me a while to find it. Plus, the guy called me back saying that he had found the power supply and the memory cartidges).

IO and Bruce Lee (C64) 40p
Monkey Island Bounty Pack (boxed+manual) 70p
Star Wars X-Wing Collectors series(boxed+manual) 70p
Beneath a Steel Sky (PC floppy,boxed+manual) 50p

Very happy with this find but like I said, its been completely dry for weeks. It just goes to show that if you're patient and have a decent boot sale to trawl, you will eventually find what you're looking for.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:02 pm

Mantas wrote:After weeks of absolutely nothing, I hit the mother lode yesterday.

Mario Bros handheld £1
Streets of Rage and Thunder Force 4 £2
Powerstone and Soul Calibur (DC) £2

Boxed VIC-20 with boxed tape drive, games (including The Perils of Willy), all for £6 (I'm very happy about this as it was my first ever computer and tis taken me a while to find it. Plus, the guy called me back saying that he had found the power supply and the memory cartidges).

IO and Bruce Lee (C64) 40p
Monkey Island Bounty Pack (boxed+manual) 70p
Star Wars X-Wing Collectors series(boxed+manual) 70p
Beneath a Steel Sky (PC floppy,boxed+manual) 50p

Very happy with this find but like I said, its been completely dry for weeks. It just goes to show that if you're patient and have a decent boot sale to trawl, you will eventually find what you're looking for.

Good haul , esp. the Bounty pack
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Post by Mantas » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:04 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:
Mantas wrote:

Good haul , esp. the Bounty pack
Thanks. I was planning of selling it on/swopping for something else since I already have MI 1+2 for Amiga and PC but I've since discovered that its worth a bit more than 70p so I'll hang onto it for a while.

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Post by seanm99 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:14 pm

I was tempted by an Imac - 500mhz G3, 128 mb of RAM for £70, but I couldn't really justify the cost (what if it doesn't work!) Though that would have been worth it.

Someone wanted £45 for a Dreamcast with Chu Chu Rocket, Virtua fighter 3 and Crazy Taxi! I also saw another Dreamcast sat in a pool of water! I passed on both of those!

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Post by oli_lar » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:24 pm

Got a MegaDrive II and 27 games for £4.70 last wensday, plus a lovely sturdy box!

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Post by filecore » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:40 pm

oli_lar wrote:Got a MegaDrive II and 27 games for £4.70 last wensday, plus a lovely sturdy box!
A great haul, but I'm curious as to how it cost £4.70. Seems an odd amount! Did you beat the chap down from a fiver? :)

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Post by oli_lar » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:01 pm

He said a fiver originally yeah, I said I have like £4.70 (although I hada few notes on me) and he accepted!

The games are mostly sports sims....... :x

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Post by nwosteve » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:03 pm

picked up the ottifants on the snes for a quid

sweet as a nut...
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Post by Robbo » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:41 pm

oli_lar wrote:The games are mostly sports sims....... :x
YAY! :wink:

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Post by sirclive1 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:52 am

bit bleak with the weather but the weekend brough -

an atari plug n play for £2 (boxed)

pacman world on ps1 for 50p

and a 3do machine with quite a few games but paid £35 for that.

Also missed a boxed atari 2600 woodgrain with about 12 loose carts , she wanted £25 and wouldnt budge , i went back later and she was packing it away so i offered £20 and she still wouldnt sell it.

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