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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by Katzkatz » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:41 am

ALK wrote:I remember there being a store in Canterbury East, but I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the place as its been years since I've been, so dunno if it's still there. It was actually downstairs in some used music store I think, but I did get some nice Dreamcast stuff when I visit. :)

Canterbury East? What are you a railway inspector? Are you referring to one of the train stations in Canterbury?

I think the store you might have been referring to would have been the 'X Electrical' store in Canterbury. It was on Burgate, in Canterbury. You went downstairs for the retro goodies. X Electrical sold the store off to Level Up Games and they now do the retro stuff. Although, they have closed off the downstairs part, so the shop seems quite cramped now when you go into it.

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:35 pm

^ yer, I wemt into Level Up in Cantab on a day trip recently - was busy.

@retrogoodies - I think the store in Brighton is Snooper Paradise. It's more of an experience than a shopping place - all the stuff is locked in cabinets and is probably double normal prices, but I have picked up the occasional game from their. There are two other retro shops, but their names elude me....

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by witchfinder » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:45 pm

Phoenix wrote:It's making me think I need to add a consumer review section so people can record their experiences and I can rate the best stores
That would be an excellent addition - the ability for people to list what games/consoles they picked up and how much they cost would be good too while you're at it... ;)
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by ALK » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:39 pm

Katzkatz wrote:
ALK wrote:I remember there being a store in Canterbury East, but I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the place as its been years since I've been, so dunno if it's still there. It was actually downstairs in some used music store I think, but I did get some nice Dreamcast stuff when I visit. :)

Canterbury East? What are you a railway inspector? Are you referring to one of the train stations in Canterbury?
Haha, yes. On the referring to one of the stations. :P

Guess I have a reason to go back there...at some point.
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by Lord Innit » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:00 pm

Today I discovered a shop that sells retro games in my hometown,Bexhill-on Sea in East Sussex.They have been open since spring and I never knew,Doh! They are called Famous Collectables and are in Western Road.They had a nice selection of Xbox, PS2, Dreamcast,Snes,Megadrive,Nes and Master System games.As with most of these shops,prices are probably more than you'd expect to pay but I'm no expert on that.If you ever pass through the town it would be worth a look.
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by retrogoodies » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:20 am

Timothy Lumsden wrote:^ yer, I wemt into Level Up in Cantab on a day trip recently - was busy.

@retrogoodies - I think the store in Brighton is Snooper Paradise. It's more of an experience than a shopping place - all the stuff is locked in cabinets and is probably double normal prices, but I have picked up the occasional game from their. There are two other retro shops, but their names elude me....
yep that the place you could spend hours in there looking at stuff ,yes top dollar ,i haven`t been there for ages as to be honest brighton ain`t a cheap day out
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by RetroBob » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:09 pm

Does anyone know if Swallow Games still exists in Colchester?
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by RetroBob » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:42 pm

Turns out that no, Swallow Games is not still around, but CEX in Colchester does have a decent selection of Saturn, Dreamcast, PS1 (so many), SNES, Mega Drive and Master System games. The SNES games are US imports.
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by Alarm » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:06 pm

Does anyone know if the link in the first post is permanently dead, or if it might rise phoenix-like from the ashes of death?

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by RetroBob » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:47 pm

Dunno but I spent too long looking at it on my phone wandering if the signal was bad or link broken /sad face.
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by flatapex » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:43 am

RetroBob wrote:Dunno but I spent too long looking at it on my phone wandering if the signal was bad or link broken /sad face.
I think that an up to date thread with a list and websites would be useful
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by The Laird » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:51 am

I posted earlier in this thread but there is a retro store guide here too:

http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/index.php?action=links

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by Starlight » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:43 am

Is there any Retro/Import/Independant Game Shops in or around the area of Stockport or Tameside?

I only know of one in Hyde but it doesn't do anything which GAME or CEX couldn't do...and the trade ins are awfully priced.
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by flatapex » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:49 pm

Is joypad in chorlton close enough?
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by Starlight » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:27 am

flatapex wrote:Is joypad in chorlton close enough?
Unfortunately no, since we don't really visit Chorlton for anything.

Thanks for answering though! I could look it up.

We had two in Stockport once upon a time, but they were both closed (one very recently), which sucks since they could get you a game early if you paid them that day or two early.
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