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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Mortis » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:24 pm

Last Sunday, I found some rare stuff at a few charity shops which was pleasing as it was the first time I had seen old Nes and old Sega stuff being sold.

Gadget Racers CIB PS2
Road Rash Boxed for Master System
Lethal Enforcers Cart SNES
Michael Jordan Chaos in Windy City Cart SNES

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by ALK » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:23 pm

XIII (Gamecube)
GTA Liberty City Stories (PS2)

Usual £1.49 price. Missed out on that decent Wolverine game for Gamecube while I returned home to fetch moneys.

Unusual thing about XIII. Inside there was a piece of note paper, which at first I thought was a chest code but just read "GREAT+UNDERRATED". Nice of the former owner to leave a short review for me. :lol:
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Re: Charity Shops

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by IronMaidenRule » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:32 pm

Found me some PS1 Games in Oxfam today, £2 each and complete

Rayman 2
Worms Armageddon
Tommi Makinen Rally

Was a copy of Theme Park but it had the PC CD-ROM instead of the PS1 Disk!

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by slacey1070 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:52 pm

Found some good stuff this weekend, not earth shattering, but nice finds anyway.

Wii sports (complete)
Animal Crossing Wild World (boxed but no manual)
£2 each.

Chaos Legion
Kessen
Onimusha 3
Metal Gear Solid 3 - Snake Eater
Final Fantasy X
All PS 2, £1.50 each and mint condition - none of them look played.

Jurassic Park Operation Genesis
PC - complete - £1.49
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:02 pm

A newport 500 computerized racing game from 1980. Box with manual and in lovely condition.

£15
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by slacey1070 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:16 am

Time crisis 3 ps2 £1.50 - it's in absolutely mint condition, with manual and other inserts.

Pokemon black 2 £3.00. In a pokemon white ds box without instructions. Am sure I have a loose white cart somewhere.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Liamh1982 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:42 am

It's always worth having a look through if there's a big tub of random cables. I found an Amiga SCART lead the other day for a quid.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by ALK » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:55 pm

slacey1070 wrote:Time crisis 3 ps2 £1.50 - it's in absolutely mint condition, with manual and other inserts.

Pokemon black 2 £3.00. In a pokemon white ds box without instructions. Am sure I have a loose white cart somewhere.
A good find as I've noticed the Main Pokemon games have gone up in price since Go's success. Think CeX were charging something like £38-42 for the BW games....
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by slacey1070 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:27 pm

I've managed to pick a few up lately, one from a charity shop, the rest from FB groups. Got a bundle for a tenner - 7 games if I recall.

Surprised to see Black 2 cart only going for over £20.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Analog » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:52 pm

picked up ok computer for a quid the other week :)

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by ALK » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:46 pm

Midway Arcade Treasures PS2- £1.49
PS1 Hyper Blaster lightgun Boxed- £3.99

Sadly the gun had a Namco lightgun instead in the box but meh, least I have the box.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by rocky1980 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:58 pm

First ok find in months.

Baldurs Gate 2 (PC CD) for 99p. I am happy because I have had the manual for this sitting in a drawer for years.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by RetroAerosmith » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:11 am

Ive noticed a scary increase in stupid prices on retro stuff in charity shops of late, only reason i can see is that before they were housed with the blue rinse brigade selling "those space invader games" for 25p, these days the job centre is making people work in these shops to keep receiving dole, these are 20-40yr olds who seem to be keen on pricing things at retail prices.

I picked up a few games and there was no price sign anywhere, my fault taking 6 games thinking they were a pound each, ps2 titles. Guy with guyliner and stretchy ears said they were £5 EACH!!...put them all back.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by English Invader » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:00 am

RetroAerosmith wrote:Ive noticed a scary increase in stupid prices on retro stuff in charity shops of late, only reason i can see is that before they were housed with the blue rinse brigade selling "those space invader games" for 25p, these days the job centre is making people work in these shops to keep receiving dole, these are 20-40yr olds who seem to be keen on pricing things at retail prices.

I picked up a few games and there was no price sign anywhere, my fault taking 6 games thinking they were a pound each, ps2 titles. Guy with guyliner and stretchy ears said they were £5 EACH!!...put them all back.
10 years ago, when I was on the dole, I cleaned up on VHS tapes at 20p a time. When you're living on £60 a week, charity shops are a vital lifeline. I imagine it's the management pushing for retail rather than the slave labour.

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