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Posted on Feb 18th 2012 at 08:41:20 PM by (Zagnorch)
Posted under Tuesday, GameCube, NES, PS2, Nintendo

Whew,  it's a good thing I decided to save my blogs, just in case something like the Great RF Generation Outage of 2012 should ever happen.

I've even added a few "enhancements" to this particular entry. Whether or not they improve upon the original version is debatable.

Anyway, here we go:  take two, aaaaand... ACTION!

(Originally posted on January 31, 2012)

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Feeling like ripping off inspired by the Procopio Brothers' Game Hunt Chronicles blog series, I figured I'd do a little bragging of my own about my best Tuesday game hauls. And Tuesday, January 24, yielded the biggest single-day score of the year for me thus far.

Let me tell you all about it:

It all began at the Savers thrift store in Milpitas. I'd just discovered a bunch of White Dwarf and Dragon back issues in the magazine section which, at $0.29 each, were a far cry from their original 6-dollars-plus cover prices. However, I had yet to see anything really good in the way of video games aside from a couple old EGMs and a CIB copy of Zoom! for the Genesis. I figured it was worth dropping $1.99 plus tax on, even if it did look like some kind of Q-Bert wannabe.

I was milling around the jewelry & electronics showcase about ready to leave, when a Savers employee arrived with a box full of CIB GameCube and PS2 games for $3.99 a pop. I was only too happy to help lighten her burden by taking the following titles before she could shelve them:

-   Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
-   WarioWorld
-   Pokemon: Gale of Darkness XD
-   Resident Evil Zero
-   WarioWare: Mega Party Games!
-   Super Mario Strikers
-   Mario Superstar Baseball
-   Super Smash Bros. Melee
(Player's Choice)
-   Luigi's Mansion (Player's Choice)
-   Rayman 2: Revolution (PS2)
-   Warhammer 40K: Fire Warrior (PS2)

Now, that's timing!

Next stop on my trek was the San Jose Savers. Sadly, all it yielded were a couple Prima Tomb Raider guides for $1.99 each.



Undaunted, I drove a couple miles south and arrived at the Rasputin used record store in Campbell just as it was opening. It has consistently yielded some good Tuesday game deals for me, and this day was no exception, as I grabbed the following CIB (unless noted otherwise) goodies:

-   ModNation Racers (PSP) $1.95
-   Chicken Blaster (Wii, disc in sleeve) $0.95
-   Whacked! (XBox) $1.95
-   Scarface: The World is Yours (Greatest Hits)(PS2) $0.95
-   Dai Senryaku VII (XBox) $1.95

Sadly, I missed out on a CIB copy of What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?! 2 because it was missing its price tag, which meant it had to be sent back to the main store in Berserkely to be priced. In the weeks that followed, I never saw it at either the Campbell or Mountain View locations.

Speaking of which: I culminated my Tuesday crawl with a trip up to Rasputin's new Mountain View location, where I snapped up:

-   Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP) $5.95
-   Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake (PSP) $5.95
-   Gitaroo Man (PS2) $1.95
-   Animal Crossing (Player's Choice)(NGC, no memory card) $0.95



And that pretty much sums up one of the most successful Tuesday game hunts I've ever undertaken.

But wait, there's more!

It's...


...the TL;DR SIDEBAR!

-   My best non-Tuesday gaming pickup for this week was a sealed copy of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the 3DS for $7.99.

-   My best non-gaming score of the prior week: the aforementioned back issues of White Dwarf and Dragon.
      Honorable mentions: a Rokenbok R/C toy controller for $1.50, and a Nerf Maverick for $0.99.




-   I've apparently attained over 1000 pieces of game software and hardware. However, I decided to audit my collection to see if what I actually have matches up to what I've recorded. This process is gonna take me some time, but when it's all said and done, at least I'll know if I've really achieved the four-figure plateau. It's also a great opportunity to organize the collection, which has been getting unwieldy as of late.

-   Sadly, tragedy struck in the midst of this amazing score. If you're not too squeamish or faint of heart, scroll down to see a pic of the gruesome scene:
















Oh the humanity!



Until next week (if not sooner)...


...'Late



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I wish my game hunts at local thrift stores were as fruitful as yours. The ones around my place of residence seem to only ever have 10+ year old sports titles for PS1

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