Where are the retro bargains? List here!

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  1. WuZMoT

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    That's most of the woodwork part done, if you're not handy with tools. $100 is what you'd probably spend on materials alone, let alone labor.
     
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    I was in the Preston (3072) Cash Converters yesterday and they were pretty well stocked for old consoles if you're in the area and in the market. SMS, SMD, SNES, PS1, PS2, PS3, and stacks of xbox 360's. Also a pretty good selection of games and controllers going ATM - none of this is cheap though unfortunately. I spotted a couple of PS1 games I was after but 50 - 60 bucks? Nar.

    The sales dude said that old consoles have been appearing every other day lately, I guess people are realising they have some value and pulling them out of the cupboard.
     
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    Thanks for the link, downloaded it. :D
     
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    buy license, make average game - there saved you the trouble :D
     
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    lol, yeah I remember some of the extremely rubbish US gold games on the C-64.. some rubbish soccer game comes to mind, something that i spent about 5 minutes on before tossing it asisde... complete rubbish..BUT I did love the Gauntlet port.
     
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    Yep plenty of shovelware in their back catalogue, but plenty of favorites made it to our shores too thanks to them too.
    Mobygames
     
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    Went to the Preston "tip shop" on Friday, and they had an Apple 20" Cinema Display I assume for $5 - 10. No PSU though and was dirty but would clean up OK.

    While I'm here badmofo, have you ever been here (store in Coburg)?

    https://www.roundagain.com.au

    Again, not cheap, but a good range of games and consoles
     
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    Yeah it's OK that tip shop, or "recovery center" they call it to try and make it sound posh. I've gotten a few things from there but most of my machines I got out the back in the drop off area. It's not allowed of course so I had to be stealthy, but I found some amazing stuff out the back when I was actively collecting.

    I haven't heard of that place in Coburg but thanks for the heads-up I'll defs be checking that out! I don't have the time for bargain hunting anymore so it's great to see places like that - you pay for the privilege but they do all the hard work for you.
     
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    Hmmm are claw machines retro?

    These are apparently out for council collection at "Eden Drive Asquith NSW". Haven't seen them myself, someone posted it in a facebook group ~30 min ago.



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    Depends, are they 10+ years old? :)

    Would be cool to have but they are the kind of thing where the novelty would wear off pretty quickly.
     
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    * Change your WiFi password
    * Attach the new password to a plush toy
    * Put plush toy in machine
    * Charge your kids 20c a go to get the plush toy out

    I dunno about you, but the novelty of that wouldn't wear off for me for ages. :lol:
     
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    Sounds like a great retirement plan right there :D
     
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