I’ve recently had a bit of luck at Value Village and with Kijiji, but nothing that will blow your socks off.
I picked up these games for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii for $4 each. They aren’t really that big a deal other than I love Mickey Mouse, and though this isn’t the best game, it isn’t the worst either. Pilotwings Resort I purchased because I want to use my 3DS more. I think that it is a fantastic little handheld system… I have the XL unit… no big deal;) I look forward to playing both of these titles, and if they are complete garbage then I can always trade them later.
Another pick up from Value Village. Nothing spectacular other than I don’t have it. Honestly though I’ve never really been into driving/racing games… if I want to drive a car I’ll just go out and do that in real life! Some of my friends are really into these types of games… especially one on the PS4, but I couldn’t care less. This game was complete and in great shape though so I figured what the heck, and spent the $4 they wanted for it. It isn’t worth very much at all… maybe $8??… but I’ll probably trade it anyway.
Now onto the Kijiji hunt. I’m still astounded by how much people want for their retro games on Kijiji/craigslist/Ebay. Every now and then however you stumble across a deal which I suppose is what keeps me coming back regularly. Seeing the same ads though over and over again drives me crazy… if it isn’t selling, then your price is too high dude!
So I came across this one guys ad for a bunch of NES games. I had them all except for Adventure Island 2 and offered the guy $20 for the game (he wanted $25). I think this is a fair price for this title and apparently he did too as he accepted my offer. It’s not the rarest game out there, but it is made by Hudson Soft and is a pretty good platformer. It also completed my Adventure Island trilogy on the NES. I’m not sure why (other than it must have been a licensing issue) they didn’t just call this series Wonderboy as this is exactly the type of games they are?! In fact, on the first title, the only thing different is the sprite of the character you play… everything else is spot on Wonderboy.
Again on Kijiji I came across an ad a guy had for a bunch of Nintendo 64 games. Now I know that I’ve poo pooed the N64 several times in the past but these are actually decent games (a rare thing on the N64 as most games on this system are total crap). Plus it nearly completes my Mario party collection… I’m missing part 9 on the Wii, and 10 on the Wii U. However unless I find these two games at a yard sale I doubt I will ever own them. Come to think of it… I’m missing the disc to Part 6 as well… I purchased a mint case and manuel from a Salvation Army last year for $4. JJgames.com actually has a “disc only copy”, but they want too much for it; like $59US!! The game is okay, but not that good:( To me it is worth $15 – $20 for the disc, and even that is pushing it
I’ve been thinking for a while now though about selling/trading my N64 and games. I just never play it (partly because the system stinks) and there isn’t really that many good games out for it. That being said there is “only” 311 games to collect for the N64 and none of them command the hundreds (or in some cases thousands) of dollars that some NES titles go for… and many are sports titles; there are nine wrestling titles alone! So maybe it’s worth hanging onto the “good” games for now. I mean after all if I am going to ever complete my NES collection, then I’m going to need some major trade bait. No one seems to be giving away Panic Restaurant or Little Sampson for a song:( And this is too bad as I write some pretty awesome music… unfortunately very little of it is appropriate for this site:( I miss recording music with my cousin!
But the real find of the day was a VHS copy of Transformers the Movie! See I needed a $10 bill to make exact change for the deal I made on Kijiji and only had $20 bills. So I went into Value Village on my way to meet this guy, and this was the only thing that I wanted in the entire store. I love G1 Transformers and have a fairly substantial collection, including every episode on DVD and a complete Fortress Maximus, but for some reason I didn’t own a VHS copy of the movie… at least not with this cover art. Anyways it was $1 so I’m not that worried about it. Then again that dollar could have gone towards one of these coveted titles below:(