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Title: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on March 07, 2012, 21:02:00 PM
Found anything cool at your local charity shop or carboot - post it here!

I got a copy of Bill Lougdice's Vintage Games book last week for 1 - surprisingly odd find in local Cancer Research branch
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: TL on March 07, 2012, 21:03:59 PM
There was a charity shop where I used to live that had loads of PS1 games but I never bought any of them. They also had an original Xbox in the window at one point.
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on March 07, 2012, 21:06:18 PM
they had a pile of those really thick strategy guides too: gta, dragon age etc - but I've never bought those things (they cost nearly as much as the game new).  I might go back and get the pokemon one for my friends kid, as he's pokemon mad
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on March 08, 2012, 17:25:03 PM
today I found Dracula 2: Resurrections for PS1 in a charity shop near work - no idea about this game - but worth a 50p punt (discs a bit scratched)
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on March 11, 2012, 21:32:47 PM
anyone carboot today?

found 3 japanese megadrive games at one
inc DJ boy. All less than a quid each
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: TL on March 11, 2012, 21:34:52 PM
Wow that's pretty good!
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on March 11, 2012, 21:46:19 PM
it was certainly strange! there was no other games on sale
except for a few ps2 bits of gumf.
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: zapiy on March 23, 2012, 12:00:05 PM
Just went in my local ones and nothing. Not a sniff, no that's a first for me.
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on March 30, 2012, 18:20:49 PM
local charity shop has Descent for Ps1 and Max Payne on Xbox in window - might grab those in the morning as they were only a quid each. 
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: zapiy on April 15, 2012, 21:18:51 PM
Not found anything in my last 3 visits to some charity shops.. Might be catching on to me lol...
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: TL on April 15, 2012, 21:20:52 PM
A charity shop just opened in my village, nothing even vaguely video game related!
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: zapiy on May 09, 2012, 00:48:14 AM
Did a few boots over the BH and found jack all lol.. Well there was plenty of PS1 and GC stuff but i was after something a little more.

Gutting really.
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: Vyothric on May 09, 2012, 12:00:40 PM
I probably shouldn't post this. But I've had some pretty good finds over the past year or so. I picked all this up from the same place, though not at the same time. There's a big car boot/sunday market type thing here in Birmingham on Sundays.

I got a Panasonic 3DO FZ-1 (http://http) for 3. Just the system, but it works. The fact that it only does S-Video means I've hardly used it though.

A boxed model 1 Saturn (http://http) for a tenner.

A blue debug PS1 (http://http) for 3 (the magic number). I had to change the PSU as it had a weird non-standard type and the CD-Drive as it didn't work. It plays CD-R's without a modchip.

A boxed MD1 (http://http) with controllers/leads, a multi-tap and a few games for 11.
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on May 10, 2012, 12:13:06 PM
all the boots around my way are on fields - so they've all been rained off except 1 over the last month - but i did get phantasy star online ver2 for 99p - plenty of ps2 for sale there, but i don't touch that.

sunshine might bring out a few bargains.....
Title: Re: Charity Shop and Car Boot Finds
Post by: TL on May 10, 2012, 12:39:36 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
I probably shouldn't post this. But I've had some pretty good finds over the past year or so. I picked all this up from the same place, though not at the same time. There's a big car boot/sunday market type thing here in Birmingham on Sundays.

I got a Panasonic 3DO FZ-1 (http://http) for 3. Just the system, but it works. The fact that it only does S-Video means I've hardly used it though.

A boxed model 1 Saturn (http://http) for a tenner.

A blue debug PS1 (http://http) for 3 (the magic number). I had to change the PSU as it had a weird non-standard type and the CD-Drive as it didn't work. It plays CD-R's without a modchip.

A boxed MD1 (http://http) with controllers/leads, a multi-tap and a few games for 11.

Some great scores there, especially on the 3DO and the Saturn!  :o