Monday, 19 December 2011

5 For 10 Part 3: Games Recon

Like a band of pirates looting the fruits of the booty at sea, We adorn are thrifting caps and set sail once more. Setting port in game station a Message came afar from a lusty Wench... 
yeah that's enough of the pirate shenanigans... 
But indeed my Girl friend sarah did Ring me in gamestation the other day all i really hear'd was Game cube games and ran over there only to find she was guarding a plentiful booty of treasures like a siren of the Games... 

sorry to much alestorm Got a bit piratey again. Anyways lets take a look at the loot... Arrrrrr

That's Smash bros x2 luigi's mansion pikmin and metroid that's £25 cash in Cex, This is pretty humours when this happens in hull because of the short distance between gamestation and cex 

Under 100ft away from each other Theirs even a bin in between them to dump your 5 for £10 stickers in on your way to CEX, I have done this with Gamecube games countless times, Its the best instant profit going, But what about PS2 there on 5 for £10 cant you make money of them too?
The answer is yes but not in Cex PS2 5 for £10 are total eBay fodder lets take a look.

Resident Evil S2,Dead aim, Yakuza,KOFneowave,BOFdragonquarter,
Now that's not a bad lot for some eBay coming out at 2 pound each some are worth more and KOF and Yakuza well they where to play, the xbox games in there I picked up for 99p each at blockbuster Fable Fahrenheit, night caster, for that price I will pretty much buy anything half decent. So yeah its been an epic week of picks ups until the next time we ride out for tat.. to the Thiftmoblie!

Sega Emucast

This best thing about the Dreamcast is the easy in witch you can utilise it for many other things, I started with burning old dreamcast games that self boot from a CD-R, This is great for the change to have a go on them games that have a big price tag and are so Rare the chances of them being in the wild are remote. 
Then there is the emulation benefit of the System The emulator in Question is obsidian This sega megadrive emulator came fully loaded with 450 roms there is no configuration required and the 2 player actions started right of the bat. 
With the console been small and easily bagged up and moved about its the perfect machine to have if you want a bit of two player Streets of rage action in the spare of the moment. 

My only criticism of the emulators is sometimes the sound is a bit off on some of the games, and that can be a real deal breaker on games with music that is more the nostalgia hit you've been revisiting and theirs no soft reset so you have turn the machine off when you want to pick a new game, All in all the £10 i payed for the machine is pound for pound the best system purchase i have every made..
because you know what they say about the Dreamcast? 
They say it is a legend....

Thursday, 8 December 2011

HO HO HO! Now I have a Dreamcast!

I Was in Town posting my eBay for the week and following up on a bit of research I had being doing, Looking up age of empires 3 S.E for PC and Luigi's mansion for cube there was profit in both of these games so today got to game station got Luigi's mansion for £1.99 that's £4 cash in cex, then to the Y.M.C.A charity shop to get Age of empires that was going to be £1.50 returning £6 cash from CEX but it wasn't there, I ask the women about p.c games and she said she had a load in the back she went to get them.
As i was waiting i notice the dream cast in a box behind the counter the other young women said she fort it was saved for someone, Anyways the other women come back the P.C games she had where all big boxes nothing of interest, So i ask her about the dreamcast she said she had not had chance to price it but it had a £10 sticker on it, I had a look at it first the power cable was missing and the games where all copys, so i offered her the ten pounds, and bagged that sucker! 
I got it home and found out just what a deal I had got. heres the run down 

Dreamcast console
ECCO,SONIC 2,DOA2,Tomb raider Chronicles,Crazy taxi 2, 
quake 3,JET SET RADIO,And Mars matrix

Man that reindeer sure brings back memory's that time in the dream casts life when they crack how to put a 1GB game on a 700mb CD That pretty much killed them off but every one had this boot disc, I intend on collecting for this machine now but am happy to just try out some of the games I got with it first, When I Turned it on The pad didn't work, I was almost thinking I had to go back to the thrift store i saw a boxed dream cast pad in the other day, with luck they would still have it i pulled it out a few times and it came on, Guess there was some dust in the connection, but now it all works fine am using a PS2 power cable to run it works fine its within the input for the machine 220 240 3a am using a 250 3a with protection

Crazy to think just the other day I was talk about dream casts and boot disc to my mate Donny i swear mention something to me and I will pick it up

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Feeling Thrifty

Game station keeping me rolling over this week, Its crazy how much good game Game Cube stuff they have had in store, Here We have MARIO KART DOUBLE DASH with the Zelda collection disc inside, Mario kart was £2.99
Here is the CEX rundown for both disc's
 I Ended up selling Mario and keeping the Zelda disc then I can print myself out the front cover and that's £9 in the bank!
I also picked up digimon world 4 that day, Ended up been a right stake out the guy in front of me in the Que was trading loads of stuff in and i saw Digimon world 4 on the top of the pile, I waited around until he a done trading and bagged it for £2.99 not bad bit of eBay fodder.

The condition can make or break the value of an item and even when every thing looks OK until that item has been tested you can never be sure in most cases when you find a rare sort after item Its will be like new stuff like that always gets looked after and then you get stuff like the GTA's that gets played all the time that are nearly always beat up, So always check the disc's before buying!
Plus testing the item give you chance to have a go on the game and may provided 5-10 minutes entertainment. 

Too cheap to pass up!
I found resident evil on game cube last night 99p I sold it today for £3 at cex, 99p seems like a good price for a game but some times you end up in a situation where the games dont have a lot of money in them But the price is so cheap you cant put them back down,
Tobal No1 49p, gran turismo 69p, Panza dragoon 49p, Because I got a great deal on all them pick ups it got me thinking, suppose there was a scale in witch to test how good a bargain you got, like how good the game and how low the price is? Alou me to run you though some Charts...
 I think this is what am shooting for next, To find the best Game for under £1, I do remember finding ICO for a £1 once it will be hard to top that but you never know what you can come across out in the wild.


Tuesday, 6 December 2011


Its the end of and Era in The realm of instant profitability, The other day I notice Lots of stuff on CEX had started to go down in price.
I was Just browsing at the PS2 stock and checking some cash prices out when I dawned upon this!
My Easy £4 quid NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Its a sad time for everyone who Has Every got a bit Thrifty with this game. And all that have rejoiced at the sight of more then one copy sat on a shelf in a British heart foundation
If you needed milk and bread or just a pack of smokes
the game was always there to turn that last £1 in your wallet into a more palatable £4
The joy of finding countless copy's of this Game as come to its Final conclusion,
Maybe me and donny shouldn't of flooded the hull CEX With countless copy's
and maybe partly responsible for the cash price going down, 
Or maybe the games not that good,
But I think its only fitting next time I find 
I Will Play the game to finish in tribute of all the cash its made me...       
 ...Or i could make 80p Profit

5 For 10 Wining part 2: rise of the gamecube games

The 5 for 10 deal is always a winner when you find the right games today I definitely found the right games, I started pretty good today 
I found 
clock tower 3, wizardry, (dove house)
crash nirto kart,(cash generator) 
that was in my local Area £1 each so thats not bad eBay fodder, So pleased with my self I head of into town and the local Gamestation and Soon as I Got to the door I saw the gamecube section had tripled in size.
I shuffled over to the games To take a closer look, my hand started grabbing at games before my brain could workout what Game it was, ended up with a right bunch of instant profile, 
here's The CEX run down.
So Total £25 out of a 5 for £10 deal, And at time when CEX are shaking the price up on lots of items the cash valve is going down that's pretty damn good, Yep the pick ups where definitely on today.