Your best boot sale bargains

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:12 am

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Errkal wrote:Saw someone at a boot sale today walking about with a SNES Super Mario All Stars boxed console under his arm, there are buggers at all these that go round as people set up asking for games or consoles so no doubt someone got conned out of it.

Probably someone who worked at a local indie game shop or something picking up stock for cheap to sell for three or four times the price.

I suspect it will be ebayed. They seem to get a good few quid in there.

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by lex-man » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:45 am

I don't think I've ever been to a car boot sale.

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by Akai XIII » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:34 am

Boxed SNES with all the leaflets/packaging, 8 games - £20
Final Fantasy VII (PC) - £2
Star Ocean 1 - £2

They're the most memorable ones.

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by jawafour » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:35 am

Car boot sales used to be great for video game (and vinyl!) finds in the late 90s but now I hardly ever go to them as you rarely find anything gaming-related that is worth getting. eBay has made things easier to find but also driven up costs substantially. I think the last game I got at a boot fair was about ten years ago when I spotted spotted OutRun on the Mega Drive in amongst the junk; it was in great condition and a snip at (IIRC) three quid.

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by J. Vengeance » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:07 pm

I found a sealed big box of worms for the PC for £3.50 the other week and a Wii mini for £5

Also got the entire dark & light expansion sets for Skylanders Trap Team for £8 total.

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by IAmTheSantaMan » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:30 pm

My best ever gaming bargain wasn't from a boot sale, it was a factory sealed copy of Blue Shadow on NES for £6 in Poundstretcher in the mid 90's. It was in a bargain bin of assorted VHS tapes so I'm assuming they didn't really know what it was.

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by Yulehide » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:41 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:My best ever gaming bargain wasn't from a boot sale, it was a factory sealed copy of Blue Shadow on NES for £6 in Poundstretcher in the mid 90's. It was in a bargain bin of assorted VHS tapes so I'm assuming they didn't really know what it was.


I bought Zero Wing on the Megadrive (before it became the stuff of memes) for £5 from a Poundstretcher type shop called What Everyone Wants.

It was just randomly sitting on a shelf of assorted tat and was the only game they seemed to have on sale.

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by Miguel007 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:41 pm

The best bargain I'd ever got was a bag of US SNES Carts and one of the terrible grey converter cartridges (the one where you'd have to put a PAL game on one of slots.) Must of been 8-10 games with the highlights being Contra III, Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Secret of Mana, Zombies and some of the lowlights Dragon's Lair, Dino City and a couple of others all for £15.

Everyone these days seem to know what they have and bargains are few and far between, I find.

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by IAmTheSantaMan » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:44 pm

Ironhide wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:My best ever gaming bargain wasn't from a boot sale, it was a factory sealed copy of Blue Shadow on NES for £6 in Poundstretcher in the mid 90's. It was in a bargain bin of assorted VHS tapes so I'm assuming they didn't really know what it was.


I bought Zero Wing on the Megadrive (before it became the stuff of memes) for £5 from a Poundstretcher type shop called What Everyone Wants.

It was just randomly sitting on a shelf of assorted tat and was the only game they seemed to have on sale.


Nice, little side note What Everyone Wants in Blackpool was the first place I ever played a SNES... Joe and Mac if memory serves.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:01 pm

I have one of those SNES region adapters and it is indeed ridiculous. Unfortunately there's no way around it without cutting holes in the SNES and modding it, but I think there are some low profile adapters available (I think 1 guy was making them) for that purpose (NTSC on modded PAL).

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by Miguel007 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:03 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I have one of those SNES region adapters and it is indeed ridiculous. Unfortunately there's no way around it without cutting holes in the SNES and modding it, but I think there are some low profile adapters available (I think 1 guy was making them) for that purpose (NTSC on modded PAL).


That old rickety grey region adapter was terrible, it would move about something rotten and sometimes lose connection midway through a game. I had to use paper and cardboard to wedge the carts into the slots without them wobbling about and then if it would work at all was a total lottery.

I bought a Modded Region Free 50/60 Hz enabled SNES from Console Passion because of it - it's been one of the best things I've ever bought. It was pricey but well done and worth it.

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by Hound » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:51 pm

My best ever find was a mint condition, boxed Sega Multi Mega for £20.

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by jawafour » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:03 am

Hound wrote:My best ever find was a mint condition, boxed Sega Multi Mega for £20.

:o .

That is like some kind of super-sexy dream situation :toot: .

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by IAmTheSantaMan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:10 am

Hound wrote:My best ever find was a mint condition, boxed Sega Multi Mega for £20.


Wow! That is one hell of a find.

Just need somebody to go Elevenerife on you by saying they bought an AES for a fiver :lol:

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by Advent7 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:31 am

Hound wrote:My best ever find was a mint condition, boxed Sega Multi Mega for £20.


Holy gooseberry fool :o

I'd love a multimega, such a great looking system :wub:

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by jawafour » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:07 am

Ad7 wrote:...I'd love a multimega, such a great looking system :wub:

Oh yes. I've only seen the machine on a single occasion - in one of the old Dixons branches - and it looked so neat. It was amazing to think that Sega crunched down the Mega Drive and Mega CD into such a lovely, streamlined design. The price point of circa £380 in 1994 was a bit of a killer, though... that is equivalent to just under £700 today!

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by Hound » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:08 am

I couldn't believe it myself. The guy was actually asking for £40 but I only had £20 on me! Sadly I ended up selling it in the great retro cull of 2005 :(

(I have a CDX now though :))

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by jawafour » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:12 am

Hound wrote:...Sadly I ended up selling it in the great retro cull of 2005 :(

:( ...

Hound wrote:(I have a CDX now though :))

... :toot: .

Without Googling, I believe that the Japanese version was produced by JVC and branded the WonderMega. Cool name, but I prefer the styling of the UK-Euro / USA models.

EDIT: Hound, I wonder if your CDX could make a sensational appearance in the Retro Club Weekender at some point?

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by Green Gecko » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:22 pm

I'd never even heard of these two consoles before so I'd like to see them too. And I really thought I knew about most of the weird incarnations of the MegaDrive.

Jawa, I just found a great thread on Neogaf for this, with some truly bizarre ideas of "aesthetically pleasing" in it: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=122991724

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The "Victor" Wonder Mega looks mint

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PostRe: Your best boot sale bargains
by Hound » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:28 pm

jawafour wrote:
Hound wrote:...Sadly I ended up selling it in the great retro cull of 2005 :(

:( ...

Hound wrote:(I have a CDX now though :))

... :toot: .

Without Googling, I believe that the Japanese version was produced by JVC and branded the WonderMega. Cool name, but I prefer the styling of the UK-Euro / USA models.

EDIT: Hound, I wonder if your CDX could make a sensational appearance in the Retro Club Weekender at some point?


Just did a post in there :)

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