Quantcast
Community Discussion: Blog by ohgr89 | The Flea Market: A Classic Gamer's GoldmineDestructoid
The Flea Market: A Classic Gamer's Goldmine - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist





click to hide banner header
About
Recent college graduate with no money.
Avid gamer.
Music appreciator.
Concert goer.

My early childhood consisted of legos and star wars.

Middle school consisted of half-life and team fortress classic.

High school consisted of more computer FPS's.

College consisted of work and the 360/PS3.

Right now: Reliving the classics.


Consoles owned:
Atari 2600
Nintendo Entertainment System
Sega Genesis 2
Sega 32x
Gameboy Color (Lime Green)
Playstation
Playstation 2
Sega Dreamcast
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS (Onyx)
Playstation 3
Super Nintendo
Sega Saturn (Both Main Models)
Intellevision
PSOne (w/ Sony Screen)
GBA (Blue)
GBA SP (Blue)
Virtual Boy

Favorite games:
Half-Life (PC)
Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Genesis)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl
Team Fortress Classic (PC)
Kid Chameleon (Genesis)
Deus Ex (PC)
Diablo II (PC)
Battlfield 1942 (w/ mods Desert Combat and Forgotten Hope)
Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
Fallout 2 (PC)

Current:
FIFA 10 (Ultimate Team)
Player Profile
Follow me:
ohgr89's sites
Badges
Following  


You can't deny the power of the flea market. In regards to classic games, it can be viewed as one of the best ways for classic gamers to save some money and score some major jems. And today my friends, I did just that. I picked up some essentials as well as some shit I just enjoy, but overall I'd say my purchases were in good taste.

N64:
Perfect Dark
Banjo Kazooie
Donkey Kong 64
Starfox (w/ box)

Sega:
Contra Hard Corps (w/box)
Earthworm Jim (w/ box)
Shadow Squadron (32x w/ box)
Doom (32x)

NES:
Dragon Warrior
Super Mario Bros 2
Super Mario Bros 3
Gauntlet II
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rambo (w/ box)
Life Force (w/ box)

SNES:
Sim City
Ultima The False Prophet
Spider Man X-Men Arcade's Revenge

PS:
Ape Escape

In terms of hardware, I scored pretty big. Picked up a Sega Genesis (Version 2) w/ a 32x and ALL pieces, even the extra adapters and cords the previous owner didn't use. The woman just wanted to unload it, and I scored it for a cool $10. Thats my second Genesis/32x combo, and undoubtedly I'll have it hooked up to another tv in the house.

Though I'm in love with the second sega, my ultimate find was fucking Final Fantasy II for $5. I made love to it right in the asphalt redneck hell. The guy who was selling the games had this van full of toys, trash and games, all caked up in the back. A true wonder how he drove, we waited for an hour as he slowly unloaded the van. My friend scored some major nes rarities, but when I saw FF I lunged into the box for it.

For young and old gamers alike, I highly suggest checking out any nearby flea markets. Don't waste well-earned cash on high priced games that aren't really rare, but rather simply viewed as classics. There will always be a better chance to score big at the flea market.



Is this blog awesome? Vote it up!





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.


Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more