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Local junk shop seems to have an Intellivision in the window. Haven’t seen one of those in a while.


Box looks in pretty good shape as well. Fresh out of a loft? Needs saving before it fades in that window! Also, I have a soft spot for Intelly Imagic boxes. A lovely shiny Atlantis there.

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On 10/08/2021 at 13:09, Protocol Penguin said:

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Any ideas what can be done with this? Doesn’t work; has a ZX80 power supply. Have zero expertise about repairing anything like this, if I’m being honest.

Funnily enough I have a power pack for this so if you want it out your way give me a shout! 

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22 hours ago, Swainy said:

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Managed to pick up Firefox F-7 for £30, it’s certainly not in as nice condition as the Astro Wars that I was fortunate enough to find the other week sadly. However, it still plays well despite the odd scratch on the screen. It’s also missing the battery cover :(

 

This was my first game.  It was a hand me down from my brother, I still have it somewhere, in it's very worn box, with some high scores written on the inside in felt pen.

I also have a weak memory of buying one at a boot sale, and reminiscing on how much I loved it, then a couple of years later being handed the original one by my mum, but I've never seen the 2 of them in 1 place, and have no idea where either is, so, yeah, I might have 2, I might have none, but whatever the case is, I loved it!

 

 

 

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Picked up a PS3 with 20 games and 2 controllers for £15 on Facebook.  Sold without a power cable but with a video of it powering up.  Turns out...  Every single aspect of the package was faulty. Disk drive didn't work, each controller doesn't charge....  What a swiz.  But the games! Some crackers there. Just need a PS3 to play them on.

 

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On 02/10/2021 at 16:19, gossi the dog said:

Found this in a GameStop of all places 

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I saw a video recently which listed this as one of the wii u games increasing in value so that's a good find. I assume it's an on rails shooter from the video I've seen but can you use the wii u remote as a gun. I can't recall many light gun games on the wii u off hand.

 

 

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2 hours ago, crocked said:

 

I saw a video recently which listed this as one of the wii u games increasing in value so that's a good find. I assume it's an on rails shooter from the video I've seen but can you use the wii u remote as a gun. I can't recall many light gun games on the wii u off hand.

 

 

 

You can

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Boots are slowing down as the seasons change. Still, today's finds were mostly newer gen trade fodder or stuff I'll repair for my own use

 

2x wireless 360 pads, £1

New in box Nintendo 3DS XL charging dock 20p (appears to be quite rare weirdly?)

Stack of common PS3, 360 and Xbox one titles for £5. 

PS3 camera 50p

Gameboy advance + 6 generic carts (very rough shape, gonna mod it with an ips screen and new shell, couldn't justify doing it my own one), sonic generations and SF IV on 3ds, £15 for all 3

 

Found a 8bitdo sn30 pro+ new in box in a local crime converter for £20 yesterday

 

 

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I've managed to pick up some nice 360 games from charity shops this week:

 

Assassin's Creed 2

Rainbow Six - Vegas

Gears of War 2

Gears of War 3

Halo: Reach

Halo 4

Prototype 2

Far Cry 3

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Dragon's Dogma

 

All complete in excellent condition. The most I paid for a title was £3. The biggest bargain was for Rainbow and Gears 2 from the YMCA shop - two for 50P. TWO FOR 50p! I was amazed by that!

 

I would've posted photos but the file limit doesn't like them.

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1 minute ago, yakumo said:

 

Is this normal during this period?.

 

\yeah, it gets cold and wet, plus dark, kinda puts a hold on them, charity shops are still an option though, but for everyones info British Heart Foundation now have a policy where ALL video games HAVE to get sent to eBay now!!

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That sucks, BHF were usually pretty good for games.

Seems like a silly policy to me. For every valuable game they have donated they'll get 20 copies of FIFA or Just Dance. I sometimes used to pick those up for a quid, just as donor cases, but I won't bother ordering them from ebay.

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2 minutes ago, JamesC said:

That sucks, BHF were usually pretty good for games.

Seems like a silly policy to me. For every valuable game they have donated they'll get 20 copies of FIFA or Just Dance. I sometimes used to pick those up for a quid, just as donor cases, but I won't bother ordering them from ebay.

 

Well yes, it is annoying, I mean, all they NEED to do is do a quick search online for sold prices, then stick them up in the shop for that, instead, all I see is large job lots of BHF doing auctions on eBay.

I popped in on Sunday, when I was taking my Nan to get her booster, and was told by a member of staff that this was their policy now, which is shit :(

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39 minutes ago, MikeBeaver said:

 

Well yes, it is annoying, I mean, all they NEED to do is do a quick search online for sold prices, then stick them up in the shop for that, instead, all I see is large job lots of BHF doing auctions on eBay.

I popped in on Sunday, when I was taking my Nan to get her booster, and was told by a member of staff that this was their policy now, which is shit :(

I can understand why, Ebay is such an easy place to sell them instead of the items just sitting there in shops. Plus they're probably aware that games have more intrinsic value now and more sought after so can easily fetch more. I feel you're pain though Mike.

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