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Posted on Sep 14th 2009 at 09:44:58 PM by (XXXCHOOCHEESE)
Posted under retro, finds, thrift store, garage sales

     Hello. This is my first post in my RF Generation blog. So, I'll start off by saying just a little about myself. I enjoy collecting retro games and consoles at thrift stores and yard sales. however, being 16, my methods of transportation are very limited. Also, my area thrift shop has seemed to run dry; and their gaming-related goods they have for sale have become extremely pricey. The garage sales around here aren't so great, either. But, i still eventually find some good deals/rare items now and again.


     It may not seem like it, but for me, this was a GOOD weekend. i managed to snag a few pretty sweet deals.       


    The first stop out of two this weekend (i said transportation was limited) was at a nice record store near my grandfather's house. They sell whatever games they are given, retro, new, handheld, whatever. Their  prices are generally really cheap.  However, i noticed that they recently started to dramatically jack up NES cart prices- which sucks for me. This week i was VERY pressed for time (i was in the store for like 5 minutes!). But, i did manage to pick up a copy of "A Bug's Life" for ps1 foe $1.99, and a copy of "Mirror's Edge" for Xbox 360 for $12.99. No spectacular deals, but, i was pleased.



     My next and last stop was at a garage sale less than a block away from my house. i went in with low expectations, due to the abundance of clothing and antiques. Just as i was ready to leave i spotted a little blue handheld on a table where it looked like kids had been selling lemonade. i knew right away what it was: a NeoGeo Pocket Color. Very nice! however, i thought it may have belonged to one of the kids selling lemonade. But, to my surprise, it had a price tag on it. $3! yea! And it was minty; absolutely no scuffs or scratches anywhere. It also came with a copy of "Sonic Pocket Adventure". Without hesitation, i bought it and walked home with a smile on my face.
                                                                                                           


Thanks for checking out my blog. i will try to post weekly, or whenever i find something good.


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Comments
 
Nice grab on the Neo Geo Pocket Color!!! Keep us posted on anymore "treasure hunting". I always like reading about all the great and not so great finds people get every week.
 
Hi there. That Neo Geo Pocket Color is a very nice find!
 
Hey! Another 16 year old, now I don't feel like the only teen collector here! Cheesy
 
@gamepopper101. There are actually a few of you wippersnappers around these parts
 
thanks for all of your comments! and, @ gamepopper101: its cool to see other teens interested in collecting. i actually decided to join here because i had no one to talk about my collecting and gaming with; the kids at my school could care less about retro games. haha
 
I'm 18, so I'm still a young wippersnapper I suppose Smiley.  Nice grab on the Neo Geo! I've always wanted one.
 
Logical123 is quite young and he is even on the staff here as a blog writer.
 
I find it amazing how many under 18 year olds we have here, it's good to see the hobby has a future though.

As for posting images in the blog, you'll first need to host the images somewhere (photobucket and imageshack are the two most popular ones), then you use the basic [IMG] and [/img ] tags to enclose the URL of your image's location.

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