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Re: Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2012, 21:19:56 PM »
One day I walked a flea market (do you use that term in English? A street market for used stuff?) without any money. Didn't expect to find anything spectaular. Big, BIG mistake.

In a cardboard box, together with old VCRs and toasters there was lying a Sega SG-1000. A freakin' SG-1000, right here in Germany! The seller had no idea what it was, and it may have been defective since it didn't look like it had been taken care for much, but even then... for 5 Euros I could have gotten it. And even a broken SG-1000 is a nice item for a Sega fan, especially since it was never released here and is not easy to come by.

I'll still be telling my grandchildren of that dreadful day.
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Re: Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2012, 21:29:18 PM »
Yes, we say flea market too  :)

Wow that is a real bummer! SG1000's are certainly pretty rare these days!

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Re: Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2012, 23:29:15 PM »
Buying a 3DO to play Way of the Warrior. I was a lot younger back then, to be fair. That, and it only cost me $40 over eBay.

To clarify, it's more playing Way of the Warrior I regret, not buying the 3DO. I kind of like the thing, honestly, and if I had the cash and the space, I'd probably buy another one.

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Re: Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2012, 20:28:25 PM »
Selling my US SNES back in 2005 or so to buy car parts. The car is long gone now due to being a father and the SNES has cost me a fair bit to replace. I do think I have a mostly better collection than before though.

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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 16:03:30 PM »
I parted with some perfectly good money for a barcode battler. What a complete and utter waste of cash.

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Re: Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2012, 16:22:13 PM »
I remember those dumb things.

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Re: Your biggest mistake?
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012, 20:18:34 PM »
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OUCH!!!!  :-X

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Re: Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2012, 20:24:18 PM »
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Those were some really painful mistakes!

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Re: Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2012, 12:46:31 PM »
a big mistake for me recently is that I should've bought Castlevania SOTN cheap when it was out and went into bargain buckets at the time. Now people are asking for stupid amounts.

I also really regret mission out on Atari Karts for the Jag, I never knew about it when I was younger and avoided buying it because of bad reviews but played it at RV2012.5 this year and thought it was great fun

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Re: Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2012, 20:00:40 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2012, 20:43:28 PM »
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Re: Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2012, 21:00:20 PM »
Letting my brother sell his Colecovision and a couple of games and not keeping it when I had the chance. Also selling a working NES, a lot of games and a nice games box a couple of years ago along with a boxed C64 because we needed some money.
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Your biggest mistake?
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2012, 22:01:49 PM »
Letting my missus clear out an old cupboard and never realised there were a couple of collectible SNES titles in there.
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