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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:22 am
by LAIS
The Game Lynx in Glasgow (in the Shawlands Shopping Arcade, easily accessible by rail) is absolutely fantastic. I picked up a Dreamcast and several rare games. Delighted with my purchase. They have a great selection on all retro consoles. Best game shop I've been to in Scotland, and probably one of the best retro game shops in the UK - certainly from my experience.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:24 am
by crotea
Andy L wrote:Like everyone else has said, I think this is a very good idea!

In Liverpool, there's Level Up - not the biggest shop in the world but the stuff they sell is very reasonably priced! http://www.leveluponline.co.uk/
They were selling a Mario Bros/ Duckhunt for £10

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:41 pm
by skodathegreat
look at it sideways wrote:The Game Lynx in Glasgow (in the Shawlands Shopping Arcade, easily accessible by rail) is absolutely fantastic. I picked up a Dreamcast and several rare games. Delighted with my purchase. They have a great selection on all retro consoles. Best game shop I've been to in Scotland, and probably one of the best retro game shops in the UK - certainly from my experience.
Sounds good, will take a trip this week and check it out.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:33 am
by skodathegreat
Took a look at Game Lynx and must say that they were well stocked!
Multiple boxed consoles on display, including an Amiga CD32.

Prices were quite variable, but not much of a markup on eBay prices to be honest.

For example, various boxed SNES consoles, varying from ~£60 - £70 a set. Still out of my price range, but not ridiculously high.
A number of boxed N64 games were £9.99, and a number of loose carts were £5 or under.

I didn't see a lot of Pre-NES / Master System games, but plenty of boxed examples of NES, SMS, SNES, MD and N64 games.

A solid 4/5 (if I were to give numerical rating!)

Worth a look if you are passing.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:45 am
by dazsin
There is a brilliant store on Derby market which deserves to be on your list - http://www.retro-world-games.com/

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:40 pm
by Alarm
crotea wrote:
Andy L wrote:Like everyone else has said, I think this is a very good idea!

In Liverpool, there's Level Up - not the biggest shop in the world but the stuff they sell is very reasonably priced! http://www.leveluponline.co.uk/
They were selling a Mario Bros/ Duckhunt for £10
That link is dead. Is the shop still trading?

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:30 pm
by flatapex
Alarm wrote:
crotea wrote:
Andy L wrote:Like everyone else has said, I think this is a very good idea!

In Liverpool, there's Level Up - not the biggest shop in the world but the stuff they sell is very reasonably priced! http://www.leveluponline.co.uk/
They were selling a Mario Bros/ Duckhunt for £10
That link is dead. Is the shop still trading?
they are on facebook a fair bit, their page gets a decent amount of updates

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:01 am
by Alarm
flatapex wrote: they are on facebook a fair bit, their page gets a decent amount of updates
Thanks. I'm in Liverpool next week and might pop in if I get a chance.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:31 am
by ArchaicKoala
If you are in the Staffordshire area, it is worth checking out Old Skool in Leek. It sells all eras of games but as the shop title implies, it specialises in the retro side of things more.
The prices can be quite reasonable although some of the Nintendo titles are a little over priced in my opinion.

http://www.oldskoolgamer.com/
The website does not really do the shop any justice to be honest

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:29 pm
by skodathegreat
Just found out that Gamelynx in Glasgow is shutting down in a few weeks and moving to online only. :(
Gutted as there is such a shortage of retro gaming outlets up here.

Anyway, they posted on facebook that they have 50% off games sale until the shop closes.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:28 pm
by flatapex
skodathegreat wrote:Just found out that Gamelynx in Glasgow is shutting down in a few weeks and moving to online only. :(
Gutted as there is such a shortage of retro gaming outlets up here.

Anyway, they posted on facebook that they have 50% off games sale until the shop closes.
gutted its going but shops need to be online and physical to work in my opinion

hopefully they will have a copy of super off road on the md when they go online

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:20 pm
by LAIS
skodathegreat wrote:Just found out that Gamelynx in Glasgow is shutting down in a few weeks and moving to online only. :(
Gutted as there is such a shortage of retro gaming outlets up here.

Anyway, they posted on facebook that they have 50% off games sale until the shop closes.
Really disappointing, they were a great store while they lasted. I'll need to try head down there before it shuts.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:12 pm
by skodathegreat
flatapex wrote:
skodathegreat wrote:Just found out that Gamelynx in Glasgow is shutting down in a few weeks and moving to online only. :(
Gutted as there is such a shortage of retro gaming outlets up here.

Anyway, they posted on facebook that they have 50% off games sale until the shop closes.
gutted its going but shops need to be online and physical to work in my opinion

hopefully they will have a copy of super off road on the md when they go online
Agree with that. I can understand that it would be difficult to keep such a place going though. There is some demand for retro games, but perhaps not enough.

Was talking to the owner today and they are concentrating on their eBay shop. He reckons the shop will be open for at least another 2 weeks.
i had a quick look at the eBay store; seems like they are focusing on the higher end of the market there.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:19 pm
by Pippy
skodathegreat wrote:Just found out that Gamelynx in Glasgow is shutting down in a few weeks and moving to online only. :(
Gutted as there is such a shortage of retro gaming outlets up here.

Anyway, they posted on facebook that they have 50% off games sale until the shop closes.
I went in today - 50% off of selected games and some accessories, and *possibly* 10% off of all the rest (I bought a non-sale SNES joypad, got 10% off). From what I overheard, they're open until September 11th.

I got to try out a boxed Atari Jaguar they were testing, ogle at piles of sweet boxed SNES and N64 games and play some tabletop Donkey Kong Jr, and generally I'm saddened such a friendly retro store is closing up shop :(

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:39 pm
by Timothy Lumsden
RGB in Streatham & Gamestar in Horsham/Brighton