Thursday, 6 March 2014

I don't know Thrift casual

I kick of this week going into a totally spars Hull nothing in the charity shops and cash converters so I gathered up some tat and hit CEX.

Pretty Awesome they had The Zelda Collectors Edition promo disc in, When I worked at gamestation the manager used to throw these in the Trash because it didn't scan on the tilt system I used to finish them out at the end of the shift and Sell them on but since then I haven't seen any turn up so I bagged this sucker, Think am due another go thought Ocarina of time.

50p Gets me Price of Persia Rival Swords its only got 60p cash and £1 trade in it, But 50p for a wii game? It would have to be something really shitty not to pick up for that price when the disc is tidy its worth a go.


In Cash Generator and I see God of War Chains of Olympus for 99p Bargain Any day of the week, Then At the Tilts The Guy opens It up and Its got Sonic Rivals In the box, Most of the time wrong disc means no sale, But a sonic game and a spare psp box, You got to figure at some point I mite find God of war unboxed and a loose UMD they usually price up at £1.99 so 99p for some mixed matched tat its still on the money so I picked it up anyways.
Charity shop top tip, There is nearly always a boxed of random wires for £1 each, Always worth checking If you have a lot of retro stuff that needs hooking up.
I found 2 Male to Male AV cables comes in handy for NES/Amiga and the like and a official Nintendo AV cable, £1 each, Ebay is about a £1 dearer and its always some knock off cheaply made cable so finding the official one for £1 is made of win.
South Park The Stick of Truth turned up the other day so I took the Slim PS3 from My games room Down Stairs and Made a space for it, I had to place it vertically having all the next gen stuff behind the TV, Always wanted a PS2 compatible PS3 for my games room so space mite spare me on to find one.

Didn't Think It would come to me my next door neighbours where selling there's So I give them the CEX cash Price of £51 to save the the Trip, The reason I wanted this model is the PS2 backward compatibly, I have 2 PS2s but there is always something wrong with them controller ports that don't work blue disc white disc don't work it doesn't play DVDs most ps2s with have one fault or another so this way you can play PS2 ball ache free. OK the 60gb models can yellow light and over heat on you but they will work fine if you keep them well ventilated.
So after an format and a update I am ready to try this out, So I grabbed the nearest PS2 game to hand, Just happened to be Final Fantasy X who would of guessed? And it works and give you the same options all ps3 give you on ps1 game on ps2 like full screen modes and smoothing.
You can tell you have a 60gb or 80gb ps2 compatible model because they have 4 usb slots in the front, retail at about £120 in CEX but most places tend to do them at about £80 because of there reputation to over heat and exploded.

The Wireless is a bit iffy in Them to, I had to update it wired because I kept getting a 8001000a error, But that doesn't effect what am using it for a PS2/PS1 no fuss machine, I can finally use this Logic 3 adaptor to transfer some old saves over works with PS2 and PS1 save files.

 Went to check my mates new gaff out the other day he still had the copy of hard edge I found in about 2010 Its a resi evil clone from back in the day one of the more playable ones along with hard edge there is Carrier on dreamcast that's a pretty good Resi evil clone too.

Back out thrifting again after going out and not finding anything last week I through this dry spell was going to take me in to next month, I did see Mega games 1 and alien 3 unboxed for £4 each... yeah.

Managed to go back out again on my day off and low and behold games started to turn up in the shops again woohoo! kicking of with this stash of gameboy games from cash converters. Dr mario, Holy magic century, Pokemon pinball, and centipede & millipede.

Spiderman and Monsters inc on ps1, Disney and spiderman are a save bet on resale most of the disney kids games in the ps1 era are still playable and fun so mams buy them for there kids and slap it in a ps3 for them to play.

Random Item of the thrift is this 24 year old copy of Fangoria
FANGORIA was launched in 1979  intended to focus largely on the realm of fantasy and horror. This one was 10p in a charity shop I gave the women the change I had in my pocket about 60p its for charity and I was so chuff to find this and have a read thought the amount of podcast's and shows I see ban on about what this magizine used to be and it will be cool to see what it was like in 1990.

Even more PS1 games turing in Arcade party pak 99p and Gaunlet Legends 99p both ok resale definitively worth paying 99p for the condistion was awesome they both looked like bran new disc.

I was scouting out for some ps2 to play on that 60gb ps3 and then these to Thrift bytes classics turn up Dark alliance 2 and San Andreas both really tidy con I will have a go on them both I think 99p for GTA and £1.99 for baldurs gate.

Yeah so I bit up and down, I always think one day that will be it I am going to go out and there will be no Retro worth having, And every time the Thrift proves me wrong and some good stuff turns up Just goes to show you could be sat reading this while panzer dragoon saga is sat on the shelf of you local charity shop priced up at 99p because they think its a DVD go have a look before its gone!