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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Timothy Redux » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:53 pm

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I'll look into that - but it's works machine and they get funny if you touch OS or anything
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by GarryG » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:54 pm

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by MadManDan79 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:31 pm

Found a boxed 3.5 floppy disk PC version of Lemmings in Oxfam for £1...

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Post by thingonaspring » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:11 am

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unexpected bonus in my charity shop tonight. :? 8)

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Big Shoes » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:52 am

Amazing find!

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Timothy Redux » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:33 am

great find.


I saw some Atari ST games in a shop at the weekend, but held off as I'm not sure my old ST works. Will probably regret it
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by David » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:27 am

final fantasy 7 ps1 platinum

no idea about any of the ff games but it was only £2 sure its worth more than that?

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by skodathegreat » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:43 pm

David wrote:final fantasy 7 ps1 platinum

no idea about any of the ff games but it was only £2 sure its worth more than that?
Definitely worth more, good pick up for £2!

I still don't know how you all find these things in charity shops, best I have picked up was FFXII for the PS2, and that was a few years ago.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by David » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:52 pm

the only decent thing I have ever found was 10 megadrive games years ago

and some ps1 game, alundra something, think I gave it to someone on here

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by thingonaspring » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:38 pm

Picked up Wii Sonic Colours and Chicken Riot (?), PS3 Simpsons, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance and PS2 Ape Escape 2 for £1.50 each this week.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by ALK » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:46 pm

Wish I could find boxed systems of anything. T.T

Ahh well, just have to stick with original XBox games I've been finding lately.

Syberia II
Rayman 3
SSX On Tour
Spice World (PS1. Oh the joys of picking this stuff up for collection purposes...)

£1.49 each.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Shinobi » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:47 am

I had the following from a charity shop today

Halo 3 mint £1
Crackdown 2 mint £1
3 lose GBA games 50p each
8 Ben 10 figures for £4 the girl was one of the figures and female figures in boys toy lines these days are always pricey
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by thingonaspring » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:41 am

Found Xbox Barbie Horse Adventures for £1 last night. Bonus.
Also, both Star Wars trilogy DVD box sets for a couple of quid each. Pleasantly surprised to see they still go for £20ish on ebay!

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by LonDan » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:59 am

Charity shop gamehunting is a bit of an obsession of mine. Every charity shop gets retro stuff in from time to time, but it flies off the shelves and as such you're lucky to find stuff if you go into them on the odd occasion.

I go to my local crap part of town twice a week to have a rummage.

Effective tactics:

Be nice and chat to the staff. About 25% of what I buy never sees the shop floor. My local PDSA saves stuff for me to look at now as they know I'm a collector and not a re-seller (if I've got a massive bargain, I always make sure to put a tenner in the donations box too).

Go on Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays are the worst day to go as anything they had over the weekend almost certainly got bought on Saturday morning. Stock is replenished early on in the week, so Wednesday is a good starting day. I then re-check on the Friday.

Look in the children's DVD section. I have found in excess of 5 platinum GameCube games in there because people mistake the silver cases.

Obvious one, but check the CD shelves. More often than not that's where they put the PS1, PC and TurboGrafx games (yup, I've found those too) even if they have a dedicated games section.

I'm from the North West but live in London now and no region seems to be any better than the other.

Worst mistake was not buying the NES Deluxe set with ROB the robot from Oxfam. Went to think about it for 10 minutes and had gone by the time I came back. It was mint condition and priced at 100 - must easily be worth triple that and so hard to come by these days.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by MadManDan79 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:24 pm

LonDan wrote: Worst mistake was not buying the NES Deluxe set with ROB the robot from Oxfam. Went to think about it for 10 minutes and had gone by the time I came back. It was mint condition and priced at 100 - must easily be worth triple that and so hard to come by these days.
£100? I would have ripped their arms off for that, esp if it was boxed. Saying that I also saw it boxed in cash converters about 4-5 years back for the same price and should have gambled on it as well.

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