What did you buy at the carboot today ??

When the other folders just won't do!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed, lcarlson

User avatar
firebreather
Posts: 1702
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:31 am
Location: Lancaster
Contact:

Post by firebreather » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:39 pm

I picked uo a PSONE for £3 to go with the screen i got the other week for 50p
Plus a big bag of fairly poor PS1 games for £30, but they do have lots of cases in good condition :D , mainly footy and driving games but there was a sim city in there
Image

James A
Posts: 3483
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:34 pm
Location: Wrexham
Contact:

Post by James A » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:52 pm

Picked up on Sunday

Slimeline Silver PS2 and 7 games - £20
Bully (PS2) - £3
Metal Gear Solid - £2
Boxed copies of Games Workshop Space Crusade and Manowar plus three unopend Manowar blister packs.

Not bad considering the weather was so bad and i was running between the stalls between showers.

User avatar
firebreather
Posts: 1702
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:31 am
Location: Lancaster
Contact:

Post by firebreather » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:09 pm

James A wrote:Picked up on Sunday

Slimeline Silver PS2 and 7 games - £20
Bully (PS2) - £3
Metal Gear Solid - £2
Boxed copies of Games Workshop Space Crusade and Manowar plus three unopend Manowar blister packs.

Not bad considering the weather was so bad and i was running between the stalls between showers.
Used to enjoy playing man o war, the figs are a pain the A to transport though
Image

scunny
Posts: 613
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:04 pm

Post by scunny » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:33 am

I went to car boot the other day, I always seem to get to the bargains about 30 seconds too late. I saw a woman buying a load of PS1 games from some kid, pretty much all the valuable PS1 games I know of were there. The kid had some final fantasy games, the x-com games, diablo and more. I couldn't believe it.

The woman cherry picked expertly and took all the best ones, she even had the nerve to barter him down from £2 each to £1.50 each. that was a bit shabby I thought.

Never sure what the etiquette is for carboot, is it accepted to leap in with an offer knowing a bidding war may erupt and nobody ends up with a bargain?

Like the person earlier in the thread, I was seething and moody about the missed oppurtunity all day!

User avatar
oldtimer
Posts: 2739
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:37 pm
Location: Sunnyvale California I WISH !!

Post by oldtimer » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:12 pm

Just dive in there m8.
Ive outbid dealers loads of times just to pissem off.
They hate it....
Dont be afraid too.
They are only gonna sell em for a profit....
I tend to keep what i buy myself...
Only really trade cos i dont do it for profit ,only for the enjoyment.#
Mind you....i still like a bargain.

User avatar
oldtimer
Posts: 2739
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:37 pm
Location: Sunnyvale California I WISH !!

Post by oldtimer » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:24 pm

Got up at 6.00am to get down the boot sale today.
10 megadrive games for a fiver and a smelly jumbo hot dog was all i got... :( :(

User avatar
rossi46
Posts: 4314
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: melrose
Contact:

Post by rossi46 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:28 pm

The only thing I bought today was NHL 97 complete for the Megadrive for 20 whole pence. It was the only MD game in the whole 'All items 20p' box.

I couldn't leave it.

I turned down one of those generic c64-looking 101-in-1 things that was also boxed complete. It appeared to take CDs and be loosely based on the PS1 shape. It came with 2 controllers. I should have bought it for £1, I'm now thinking.
Thoughts and prayers.

User avatar
C=Style
Posts: 9053
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 8:07 pm
Contact:

Post by C=Style » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:31 pm

I need some carboot goodness in my life, I don't think I've even been to one before. I'll have to check out when and where people hold them and see if I can pick up some bargains. :)

NHL 97 is a superb game I have to say, well worth that price.
Image

User avatar
SirClive
Posts: 20261
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:25 pm
Location: Planet Sinclair
Contact:

Post by SirClive » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:33 pm

I hate that people all have great booty's and mine is terrible. Same old censored every week :(
Image

User avatar
EvilArmourKing
Posts: 2869
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:18 am
Location: Mishima Zaibatsu HQ
Contact:

Post by EvilArmourKing » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:01 pm

I know EXACTLY what you mean SirClive.

Anyways, there be TWO car booters on tomorrow, so am well excited.

They'll probably turn out to be pants, but I'm always optimistic!!

First one starts at 7am and the other, literally just across town at 8.30.

Pray for me guys.
"This rod will be your doom" - Kilik

mohicankid
Posts: 4295
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:53 pm
Location: in the darkest of dark places!

Post by mohicankid » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:04 pm

SirClive wrote:I hate that people all have great booty's and mine is terrible. Same old censored every week :(
you have to stick at it!

every boot sale is becoming the same these days...same old traders selling things at prices they have seen on ebay...but now and again you get the odd person who is just trying to get rid of stuff they no longer want....thats when you get a bargain :D

i find church table sales and school jumble sales are good for a bargain hunt as people at those events are just trying to raise cash for a cause rather than their own selves :)

i hav'nt been to a booty for a ew weeks now as i'm enjoying my sunday lie in too much!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

User avatar
oldtimer
Posts: 2739
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:37 pm
Location: Sunnyvale California I WISH !!

Post by oldtimer » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:03 pm

Try charity shops as well.
They always seem to have a box tucked away with a few games etc...
Also put a card in the local newsagents window (only costs 50p or so)asking for old games....its worked a few times for me.

User avatar
The Master
Posts: 7252
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:01 pm
Location: the isle of everywhere

Post by The Master » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:15 pm

A mate of mine reckoned he once found a 48K Spectrum inside an old mental hospital building that had lain abandoned and disused for several years.
gleeple doople zwak-zwak snafn olg mmnnnnip

User avatar
rossi46
Posts: 4314
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: melrose
Contact:

Post by rossi46 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:24 pm

Freecycle FTW!

My haul so far:

3 Amiga A4000Ts (!)
1 Amiga A500
1 iMAC G4 (pick up on Thursday)
1 N64 + 12 games
3 mountainbikes
20 odd PS2 games
1 P233 laptop
3 boxes of Amiga magazines

I've donated:

Huge pile of motorcycle mags
Huge pile of digital video mags
1 hamster cage (new)
2 VHS recorders
1 DVD player
2 hifis
2 large TVs
1 portable tv

Not a bad rate of exchange!
Thoughts and prayers.

User avatar
felgekarp
Posts: 9350
Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 3:47 pm
Location: Earth 3

Post by felgekarp » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:07 am

The Master wrote:A mate of mine reckoned he once found a 48K Spectrum inside an old mental hospital building that had lain abandoned and disused for several years.
What the building or the Spectrum ?
Splink!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest