What retro Bargains have you found?What where & how much

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Post by deano7649 » Fri May 18, 2007 3:07 am

I remember getting a free Amstrad CPC 464, monitor and games from one of my neighbours for nowt a good few years ago. I couldn't get into the CPC at the time so I sold it on.

One of my cousins neighbours had a clearout ages ago and gave him a Spectrum +2 and 48k rubber keys which he passed onto me. I had to replace the keyboard membrane in the 48k but after that it worked fine.

My girlfriend had a dig around in her mums loft and found a NES with light gun, pads and games and also a Sega Master System 2 with leads and games. We were a bit skint at the time so we took them down to the local Gamestation and got £40 for them. This was a while ago I know they wouldn't give me that much for them now !

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Post by Dudley » Fri May 18, 2007 3:18 am

Dan wrote:I found the quite rare street fighter II for the gameboy for £3. and a B/W wonderswan boxed as new for £13.50
And just bought an amstrad GX4000 for £22 of e-bay... :D :D :D
Which brings me to mine.

I paid £1 for my GX4000 with 4 games. The person selling it made a profit on the deal.
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Post by Argo » Fri May 18, 2007 7:13 am

I recently started rebuilding my retro collection and found a couple of decent things on ebay:-

Boxed Atari7800 with 10 games - £11.01

Boxed C64 with 30 games - 14.99 Plus postage

Sharp MZ700 - free off my father in law (when i finally manage to talk him round!)

Ear-bashing from the wife for all the "Old crap cluttering up the house" - Absolutely FREE

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Post by woody.cool » Fri May 18, 2007 1:28 pm

I didn't realise till I got it, but the Amiga 2000 I bought off ebay is a rather early mobo revision and is an NTSC model (but it has a UK power supply).

I'm not sure, but I think it might be worth a tad bit more than other later models (at least to a collector) - but saying that, I spend most of my time playing on it.

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Post by lavalyte » Sun May 20, 2007 11:59 pm

I bought a PC Engine GT for $au15 from a trash and treasure... picked up an atari 2600 with 20 carts (including Mangia') for free as it was offered on a newsgroup, I got a gameboy player for the gamecube the other day for $au5, got some atari 2600 prototype carts for $1 each.

Those were the days.
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Post by djcarlos » Sun May 27, 2007 6:27 am

Does anyone else use Freecycle?

Great way to get free stuff! I've had a 32" telly, video recorder and DVD player for free in the past couple of months, blus a bunch of PS2 and PS1 games.

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Post by yogster » Sun May 27, 2007 7:25 am

True FreeCycle can be great for a retro collector , I've had loads of retro goodies from there. only problem is it seems to have dried up these days. and there seem to be quite a few retro collectors on my local FreeCycle so if anything gets offered its usually taken by the time I'm home from work.

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Post by rtrgrl78 » Mon May 28, 2007 10:36 am

woody.cool wrote:I forgot one thing:

being given 1000's of Amiga games for nowt from a work mate
Hate you! (only kidding mate) :wink:

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Post by nwosteve » Mon May 28, 2007 12:27 pm

gx4000 with 5 games from gamestation for £20
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Post by station » Mon May 28, 2007 2:04 pm

'Borrowing' a blue Playstation 1 from work. ;)

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Post by fredghostmaster » Mon May 28, 2007 6:13 pm

I bought a Vic 20 and 26 games off e bay for £18. Out of the 26 games, I already had 16 of them so I re-listed them as a bundle and they sold for £28. So I was £10 better off and had a good condition Vic 20 plus 10 games I didn't previously own!

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Tue May 29, 2007 4:36 am

yogster wrote:True FreeCycle can be great for a retro collector , I've had loads of retro goodies from there. only problem is it seems to have dried up these days. and there seem to be quite a few retro collectors on my local FreeCycle so if anything gets offered its usually taken by the time I'm home from work.

I got a 28" Colour TV for free - as this woman giving it away thought it was broke, when in actuality it just needed tuning (gotta love women) :lol:

I also had a MasterSystem 2 with about 20+ games, all boxed and in MINT condition, which is a rare find. One of the games was the quite sought after boxed version of Alex Kidd in Miracle World!

But, although you can get stuff of there, unless you can check your mail like every 10-15 mins, you can miss alot.

Ity's not always a case of first come first served (although this may vary region to region) but most people say they will put "names in a hat" and have a draw.

It also becomes a chore deleting the mail from your inbox!

But, it's great for when you move into a place and don't have much in the way of furniture and electrical appliances :wink:
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Re: What retro Bargains have you found?What where & how

Post by thl » Wed May 30, 2007 5:48 pm

Dan wrote:I went to my local computer exchange store the other day and got a BOXED N64 for £8.. 8)
Last item I bought from that place was a Mega Drive Game Adapter for 30p.

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Post by Dan » Thu May 31, 2007 4:35 pm

they are one of the best places to go to if you want to build up your retro collection because they are so cheap i went back there today and got four gamecube games for £10 and a few gameboy games for only £2 each.
although if you live in london you want to check out the computer exchange just off totenham court road it has an entire floor downstairs thats all retro im after the vectrex but its up for £200.

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Post by Madge » Thu May 31, 2007 4:42 pm

I'm going to my first car boot as a retro-hunter at the weekend. Any buying tips to bear in mind if I do stumble across any goodies? I'll mainly be hoping to find old systems.
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