Where to Buy Old Video Games

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#1 Posted by TriumphantToad (301 posts) -
Does anyone know of a place to buy old SNES and N64 games around South Mississippi or Mobile, AL? i found a few places in the phone book, but they are all closed. I know you can just go on the internet and order them, but I'd buch rather be able to buy them relatively locally.
#2 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

Yard Sales, Pawn Shops, Thrift Shops, used music shops, The Salvation Army, Craigslist.

#3 Posted by Shidira (941 posts) -

Yard Sales, Pawn Shops, Thrift Shops, used music shops, The Salvation Army, Craigslist.

Emerald_Warrior
This. Also try flea markets. I've picked up some games in practically brand new condition for super cheap from some.
#4 Posted by magnax1 (4605 posts) -

Somebody should make a sticky for this. You get like 1 of these threads a week.

#5 Posted by JetSethRadio (5 posts) -
If your looking for an SNES or an NES, you might not have many choices. It's almost impossible to find them these days. N64 you might find easier than an NES or SNES.
#6 Posted by cdbils001 (29 posts) -

all mine come from car boot sales.

Got a 32x with 3 games and a mega drive with 10 games for 15 quid on Sunday

#7 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

all mine come from car boot sales.

Got a 32x with 3 games and a mega drive with 10 games for 15 quid on Sunday

cdbils001

What is a car boot sale?

#8 Posted by Talldude80 (6321 posts) -

Somebody should make a sticky for this. You get like 1 of these threads a week.

magnax1

exactly. and a lot of the time they are asking about a particular city (which is asking a bit much for a site like gamespot that has people from all over the world)

you just gotta use CRAIGSLIST, EBAY, Amazon, Yardsales, and Thrift shops. If you want a good retro store, you have to just drive around town and see whats out there.

edit: and a "Car boot sale" sounds like what we'd call a "garage sale" or "yard sale" here i bet.

#9 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -

[QUOTE="cdbils001"]

all mine come from car boot sales.

Got a 32x with 3 games and a mega drive with 10 games for 15 quid on Sunday

Emerald_Warrior

What is a car boot sale?

a car boot sale is really just the British version of a flea market.
#10 Posted by -TheSecondSign- (9183 posts) -

Estarland is a store in Fairfax VA with an online branch.

Having been to the store they have plenty.

#11 Posted by Shidira (941 posts) -

[QUOTE="magnax1"]

Somebody should make a sticky for this. You get like 1 of these threads a week.

Talldude80

exactly. and a lot of the time they are asking about a particular city (which is asking a bit much for a site like gamespot that has people from all over the world)

you just gotta use CRAIGSLIST, EBAY, Amazon, Yardsales, and Thrift shops. If you want a good retro store, you have to just drive around town and see whats out there.

edit: and a "Car boot sale" sounds like what we'd call a "garage sale" or "yard sale" here i bet.

I have a thread for it HERE

#12 Posted by cdbils001 (29 posts) -

[QUOTE="cdbils001"]

all mine come from car boot sales.

Got a 32x with 3 games and a mega drive with 10 games for 15 quid on Sunday

Emerald_Warrior

What is a car boot sale?

its like a flea market I guess if your from the US, sorry using my British words lol. Where people sell all there junk
#13 Posted by MathMattS (4002 posts) -

I don't know of any places near where you live, with the possible exception of Play N Trade.

Just for future reference, though, a really good website for used games is www.lukiegames.com.

#14 Posted by Orlando_Magic (37447 posts) -

Flea markets have a ton of used video games. In my experience a lot of the big name titles, like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, and Metroid, will all more likely than not be overpriced. Every once in awhile you'll find some good deals.

I've been using ebay more often now for old games. I bought FFVI for $25, Rayman 2 for $5, and Jet Force Gemini for $5 (all of these include shipping).

#15 Posted by Orlando_Magic (37447 posts) -

Just for future reference, though, a really good website for used games is www.lukiegames.com.

MathMattS

I've bought stuff from them before. They also sell things through ebay. I bought a Sega Genesis composite cable from them for $5 awhile back through ebay... needed to upgrade from my RF Adapter:D

#16 Posted by sHyrecital (3 posts) -
Ebay is a yes. You can usually find cheap stuff and almost any game.
#17 Posted by sonic_spark (4596 posts) -

eBay.

#18 Posted by mariokart64fan (19348 posts) -

pawn shops-the 2nd best next to flea market thriftstores -not as easy but its possible i found a gamecube with no cables for 8 bucks i already have like 9 plugs and such so i grabbed it

yard sales -the rarest place to find!

online

ebay

craigslist

amazon

or in your local newspaper site /paper again rare