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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:47 pm

Have to? I think not. The unions would go mental.

That said, in my time as a civil servant I'd have looked at this as a nice skive away from the office, so I'd have done it anyway.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by English Invader » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:05 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Have to? I think not. The unions would go mental.

That said, in my time as a civil servant I'd have looked at this as a nice skive away from the office, so I'd have done it anyway.
I don't see how such short-term work could benefit the shop. If a new person comes in, it takes time to show them around and teach them the ropes and if they're off after a few days that time goes down the toilet.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Treguard » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:38 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Have to? I think not. The unions would go mental.

That said, in my time as a civil servant I'd have looked at this as a nice skive away from the office, so I'd have done it anyway.
The PCS has got other things to do at the minute, like refusing pay deals that would benefit 90% of the staff because 10% would have to do a bit more work.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by English Invader » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:02 pm

Got a mint CIB copy of Killer 7 for GameCube for £5 today. The BIN men are currently asking between £30-40 for the Cube version but the game is available more cheaply on PS2.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Grizzly » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:52 am

English Invader wrote:Got a mint CIB copy of Killer 7 for GameCube for £5 today. The BIN men are currently asking between £30-40 for the Cube version but the game is available more cheaply on PS2.
Nintendo versions are almost always more expensive. Particularly in the case with gamecube games as there were less stock made.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Megamixer » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:31 pm

Plus, GC Killer 7 is the original with the PS2 edition being a port, one which isn't terrible but certainly isn't to the same standard.

A game like Killer 7 will not have sold amazingly well on the GC either!
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by LonDan » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:51 am

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slacey1070 wrote:Time crisis 3 ps2 £1.50 - it's in absolutely mint condition, with manual and other inserts.

Pokemon black 2 £3.00. In a pokemon white ds box without instructions. Am sure I have a loose white cart somewhere.
A good find as I've noticed the Main Pokemon games have gone up in price since Go's success. Think CeX were charging something like £38-42 for the BW games....
Sorry to bump an old post, but I couldn't get over this the other day. I got my White and Black editions both from Argos for a fiver each a few years back - Was wandering around CEX the other day looking for SNES stuff, I noticed that both are well over £35 each now. Crazy.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by LonDan » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:33 am

Just on charity shops generally, they're definitely wising up to Retro gaming and the value in it. BHF seemingly have an instruction to send anything retro game-related to head office to be put on eBay and loads of the other charities seem to be pricing high and handsome and then putting on eBay.

When they're not putting stuff on eBay, they're pricing from it and thus getting ridiculous prices. Need for Speed on the PSP the other day - £9.99 in a Hospice charity shop. £3.99 for PS2 games in YMCA.

On the flip side, I got a SNES controller for 50p from the Scope discount shop last week.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by shiftytigger » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:02 pm

Some stuff does gaet by the shop 'experts' though not much. Did just get a PC Jurassic Park Operation Genesis for 99p so cant complain.

I used to love the mooching and hunting but its made more difficult by greedy pricing , even just from a customers point of view.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by rocky1980 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:02 pm

In my experience the larger the shop the higher the prices. The small local ones are where the best deals are to be found. BHF, Oxfam, etc forget it they will over price and anything of deal value will be sold on ebay
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by c0nfu53d » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:37 pm

Picked up Super Mario Land and Pokemon Blue, cart only for 1.50 each and Crash Bandicoot 2 ps1 for 2.00. Very pleased esp with crash as I didn't want to have to pay 20 quid for it.

Swapped Pokemon Blue for Buster Bros. (AKA Pang) Gosh pang is hard on the Game Boy!

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by slacey1070 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:24 pm

A few interesting pick ups of late.

Pro 600 game and calculator system - "668 games in one" - utterly terrible £3.00

A bundle

XG3 Extreme G Racing
Resident Evil Outbreak
Ratchet & Clank 1, 2 and 3
Crash Nitro Racing
Crash Tag Team Racing
Time Crisis 2
Dynasty Warriors 2
All for PS2 and all in mint condition

Plus big box PC games
Sim City 3000
Championship Manager 3
GTA 2
Civilisation 3 (no disc sadly)

All the PC and PS2 games for a tenner.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by SpockIOM » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:27 pm

Nice little find the other day - Castle of Illusion (MD) boxed with instructions. Cost me one whole pound. I'll probably put it on eBay sometime soon though - I don't actually have a Mega Drive but I just can't resist a bargain!
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:57 pm

Had a bit of a mobile phone day today.
Nokia 3330, Nokia 7373 and a Nokia 6111 with chargers and all working.
Microsoft Lumia 535 for a single pound (!). Locked to Vodafone but works a treat with Windows 10 on it. My mate manages the local Oxfam bookshop and couldn't sell it in the shop. So gave it me for a nominal donation.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by DPrinny » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:41 pm

Bugger of all in my local one
They had about 20 copies of Real track golf 2007
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