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Posted on May 8th 2014 at 01:44:43 AM by (Zagnorch)
Posted under Nintendo, mega man, nes, n64, playstation

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SEVEN-DAY SCORE CARD:
NINTY MEGA-HAULS

Week of 28 April to 3 May 2014



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Monday 28 April: The first day of this thrifting week commenced with the acquisition of a grape Game Boy Color with nine kiddie-game carts and carry case for $19.99 (the case's back zipper pocket stored a Disneyland autograph book for some reason). Then it was off to the local Savers, which yielded a loose GBA SP with F-Zero: GP Legend cart for $6.99. Rounding out the day's finds was a sealed box of ten 5.25" floppies for my C64 for $1.99.





Tuesday 29 April: This day belonged to PlayStation, as I picked up three back issues of PlayStation: The Official Magazine for $0.29 each, as well as the CIB PS2 games Barbarian, Defender, Jumper: Griffin's Story, and Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX for $2.99 a pop.




 
Wednesday 30 April: "Hump day" was a fitting term for this day, as it plateaued with a mighty stack of Ninty goodness. The timing was absolutely perfect as I caught the Goodwill clerk rolling out a large assortment of N64 and Genesis carts on its way to the electronics showcase. From that assortment I dug out Super Smash Bros., GoldenEye, Pokemon Stadium, Yoshi's Story, Diddy Kong Racing, and Banjo-Kazooie, along with Out of  This World and Earthworm Jim 2 for Genesis, all for $2.99 each. I also snapped up Pokemon Gold and Silver for $1.99 each, and a CIB Dream Pinball for $2.99.




Then it was off to Savers, where I discovered a complete hardcover Piggyback CE Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag strategy guide for $4.99 $3.49. This was a rather surprising find, considering how recently the game was released. Then there was the GameCube unit with memory card and WaveBird receiver that I grabbed for $6.99 $4.89. I'll take any and every opportunity to make sure WaveBird components don't fall into the hands of a certain deranged individual whose name rhymes with Gus Beeman.



Force yourself to gaze upon the man's horrific handiwork, and be sickened.




Thursday 1 May: Starting this rather light day was a grab bag of video-game-related tchotchkes including several Skylanders dog tags and a couple Marioverse character dangly-charm thingies. Then there was the GameShark Game Codes for PS2 box that contained an odd assortment of code discs for both PS2 and PS1. Ending the day was a CIB Flashback and Techno Clash I spent some trade credit on... along with a pack of Chuckles. Which I didn't know they even made anymore.





Friday 2 May: Another light day as I managed to wrangle a CIB Medievil Resurrection and XBox Live Arcade Game Pack at one place for $4.99 each. Then it was off to Savers where I discovered a Skylanders Book of Elements: Magic and Tech for just $0.69.




Then there's the showcase find of the day: a loose Tiger Mega Man 2 handheld for $2.99, a score that's likely bumming Crabby and RetroRage out something fierce right about now. Just wait 'til they see the next day's scores...



Saturday 3 May: The week concluded with the picking up of several NES carts at my workplace Goodwill for $4.99 each, including Donkey Kong Classics, Donkey Kong 3, Mario Bros., Xenophobe, Seicross, Kirby's Adventure,, a gold Legend of Zelda,...




...aaand Mega Man 1,3,4,and 5. That's right, I got the first 5 Mega Mans (Mega Men?) in just two days!



Whattaya have to say to that, Crabs and Rets? Hmmm?


Oh, I also grabbed a CIB Sega Superstars Tennis for DS... not that you care or anything.



NON-VIDYA BONANZA: Just the usual suspects, including a Yamaha YT-2200 Tuner device for $0.79, and a slipcased HP 15C calculator for $4.99.




The big number-crunching hit of the week however, was this HP 48G...




...which came with all this other stuff...




...all for just $25.00.

Hey Nupes, whattaya think of that, huh? Pretty impressive, isn't-- whoah, what the hell are you-- oh, that is just disgusting! Stop that right now! What the hell is wrong with you?! G0dd@mn, get a room next time!


Until next week, this is your Thriftmaster Admiral signing off.



'Late


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Comments
 
So awesome Zag! Really love the Mega Man 2 Tiger that would look nice next to my Mega Man 3 one ;-) Also great grab on all of the Mega Mans!!! And of course I really like the Romance Of the Three Kingdoms IX - I am trying to get all of those myself Pretty cool artwork.
 
I really getting to look forward to these posts, Zag.  Those mega-hauls from out in the West Lands are really awesome.  Mind blowing how many Mega Man games you snapped up in a week.  And Gamecubes.

Something I always was curious about though was if you have a viewing area for calcs.  Behind glass or Plexi?

Thanks for the posts, Zag.  Good stuff.  I'm sure you won't get stuck with negative 1,000,000 karma this year.
 
So many goodies here, but looking at those Mega Man games reminds me that I need to find a label upgrade for the first one. Excellence all around as usual.
 
@bombatomba: With very few exceptions, all of the calculators I show off on my blogs get flipped to help feed the addiction. Big thanks to Nupoile, BTW, for broadening my calculator horizons, especially HP's line of scientific and financial offerings.

@Duke.Togo: Oddly enough, I never had the first Mega Man in my collection until that pickup. Which was weird, 'cuz I coulda sworn I grabbed one from a previous thrift crawl. Strange how your memory messes with you in your advanced years. Tongue
 
That Mega Man picture is so awesome!!

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