Your recent acquisitions, or what retro have you bought lately?

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  1. xsive

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    Two weeks ago I picked up a bag full of retro goodies from a lady at the local flea market.

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    For reference, we have:
    1x Sega Mega Drive II + all cables.
    1x six button controller (missing d-pad)
    6-in-1 game cart that includes Revenge of Shinobi, Streets of Rage and Golden Axe.
    1x Yumcha Mega Drive with soldered controller and builtin games (again, controller is missing d-pad).

    There was also a PS1 in the bag which was kinda busted so I threw it out (I don't like Sony gear anyway).

    Anyway: despite being rather unloved (there was chalk inside the the unit and everything is very dirty :() the MDII and 6-in-1 game work a treat. The built-in console is missing a power cable so I haven't fired it up yet. I'm thinking I might use it in a project at some stage if it all works.

    How much did I pay for all this loot you ask? $5 :D
     
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  2. cavanor

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    Started collecting big box pc games, just paid for Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics big box!

    Bought a couple of old systems off ebay -

    Gateway PII-450 System with matching monitor and keyboard :) I was soo jealous of a friends pc which was this exact same model when I was about 15.

    SGI 320 Workstation with dual P3-500s

    + Rescued an Acer Aspire P4-2.8ghz from the dump along with a copy of Sim City 2000 and Terminator Future Shock.
     
  3. ThunderbirdMoz

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    Not to troll but that sounds like something to say if you didn't want to sell something.
     
  4. Reaper

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    Sort of is and not is retro, bought the sega megadrive gold box thing from EB today for $23. Very good price for a ~48 game collection.
     
  5. slavewone

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    Your not wrong..... I too reckon he got a better offer......... but how to prove....
     
  6. cavanor

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  7. supernaut

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    I collect Sega Mega Drive games myself, got quite a few now. The plan was to get back what I had as a kid but ended up selling. Now I have all that plus way more.

    It gets hard to find games at good prices though. I don't really like resorting to ebay, especially for consoles with the shipping involved. Does anyone know any good flea markets in Sydney? I noticed xsive has found some great deals at markets. Which markets do you go to xsive?
     
  8. xsive

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    Mostly Canberra. There is a decent market in Belconnen and a smaller one in Woden on Sunday mornings. I recently moved to Sydney though so I'd like to hear about local flea markets here too ;)

    EDIT: I did find some cool stuff on the odd occasion I went to Sydney in the past. Last year, for example, I visited a few GameTraders stores and found a nice compilation pack of Ultima I + II + III for $2. Another time I picked up CIB copy of Alien Soldier for my Mega Drive; a much sought after title from Treasure. Only 10 bucks :)
     
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  9. xsive

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  10. supernaut

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    Ah fair enough. I still haven't visited Canberra so might be worth a trip to check it out as well as those markets :thumbup:

    Wow, those are awesome deals. Which gametraders store did you go to? I rang the Parramatta one today actually and asked a price for a NES. $150 :shock:
     
  11. xsive

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    They're not great but I have been lucky a few times.

    There used to be a great one at Castle Hill but it closed down. I found Alien Soldier at Parramatta (iirc); I suspect they didn't actually do their homework and find out what it is. Otherwise I woud have expected it to be priced much higher -- and I probably wouldn't have bought it :p
     
  12. Krumm

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    Maybe it was one of those super rare NES-001 :p
     
  13. cavanor

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    eBay on iphone app has ruined bargains for me...

    I've gone to garage sales and the seller has quickly looked up their items on eBay to see if my offer was fair. I have basically given up finding things in the while as the amount of time it takes is not worth the effort these days. I used to do garage sales every weekend and op-shops twice weekly. Now I get nothing out of either as people either own nothing, save it for eBay or actually work at the op shop and cherry pick the goods before they go out.
     
  14. supernaut

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    eBay does seem to have taken over. What really annoys me is that having to resort to eBay means you're also paying postage prices. Yet there's not much point finding older games the traditional way because the price is jacked up even higher anyway. Particularly gametraders etc.
     
  15. Krumm

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    Worst thing ive been getting with ebay of late is lack of combined postage so they can try and milk every cent. You see a decent cheap $1, $5, $10 game with $5 postage you think I can get a few at that price as it will fit in a 500g prepaid and then they all like hoho thats $30 postage thanks... :mad:

    If someone wants a minimum of $10 a game they should list it at $10 and not try to scam you / weasel out of fees by getting it from postage.
     
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  16. supernaut

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    Agreed. I find the only way to really get around it is to find a seller that is selling a bunch of games together in the one auction. Although you then have the trouble of getting a lot of games you already have.
     
  17. gazman27

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    Just ordered mech warrior two and a joystick ftw :p
     
  18. Chewhacca

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    Scored a Power Macintosh 6100/66 off eBay.
     
  19. xsive

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    Stop wasting your time with eBay. You can hunt down most stuff locally if you're willing to wait -- which I think is more fun anyway. I'd only go to eBay for titles I know I have no chance of ever finding in the wild.
     
  20. Draxx

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    Just purchased 16MB of 20pin ZIP memory for my Amiga 3000 - 32 chips in total.

    Here is what one looks like:
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    I previously had a ZIP -> SIMM adapter with 2x 8MB SIMM's in it, however the A3640 CPU card I purchased a while ago wont fit with the adapter installed, hence the ZIP's!

    A3640:
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