First and foremost, I have to thank the Sega Dude’s beautiful and thoughtful wife for finding (and giving me) a near mint box and instruction manual for my Diddy Kong Racing cartridge for my N64. Thank you, and this service will not be forgotten! It will go in the collection and shine with pride:)
I’ve been doing a lot of garage sailing on Saturday mornings and I must say that I’m getting much better at it as I gain more experience. I’ve been watching a youtube channel by some guy named SeeJayAre who documents his garage sale finds and has quite a substantial collection of his own. I wouldn’t classify him as a reseller, but more of a trader. He seems to trade all his doubles to pick up games that he doesn’t have in his collection. The big difference between SeeJayAre and myself (well his collection is much grander than mine) is that he collects for pretty much every single system. I limit myself to NES and SNES… and I dabble in Game Cube, Wii, and the N64. I have a few titles for the Sega Master System, and Sega Genesis which I usually cover in the ever popular “Sega Corner” portion of this blog;)
Below is a score that I made at Value Village last Tuesday while on my way to pick up my wife at work. This post is titled “Got It” because of this find. Nothing in here is really that big a deal (Super Mario All Stars has some trading value), but I swooped in on another guy trying to buy the games. He asked, “can I see the SNES games” and the person behind the counter gave him half the pile. I waited for a few seconds and then asked if I could see the other half. Low and behold in my half there was a game that I didn’t have… Dr. Mario & Tetris double cart for the SNES! Yay… but more than that the other guys pile of games were worthless pieces of junk like Wheel of Fortune… sucks to be him! I finally scored (though it doesn’t make up for the “Early Bird Gets the Worm” tragedy where I missed a NES with about 8 games for $5. I’m still bitter about that one!
These games are some of the loot I bought while garage sailing. While there is nothing special here, these are games that were not out on display at the yard sale. I used my typical line (picked up from SeeJayAre)… “do you happen to have any old video games like Nintendo or Gameboy, or Sega” For once the lady said that she actually had a few games inside the house if I wanted to take a look. She brought them out, and while there was nothing to write home about at $2 a piece for complete games this was a bargain. I’ll probably keep Pac Man Party and trade the others for more desirable titles.
The Pokemon Pinball came into my collection thanks to my amazing, beautiful, and generous wife. While I don’t really collect Pokemon, this game was a big hit at the Swap Meet last March. I should be able to get some good trade-in value for it. That being said, I just looked it up, and it isn’t worth that much at all, but never the less I still thank my wife for looking out for me and the collection! Keep your eyes open honey… you might just find something great!
Sega Corner: A special congrats to the Sega Dude for setting up a youtube page that is becoming ever more profitable for him. I think he was up to $0.34 the last time i checked. That’s a lot more than I have earned, but then I don’ t have a youtube channel. I’m not quite at that calibre yet (I still have lots to learn about this blog page first!). I’m so proud of him and just a bit jealous!
That’s all for today.