At first glance you might think that the Sega Dude and Nintendo Joe just cannot exist peacefully in the same Universe. But despite a wee bit of tension whenever we enter a Thrift Store together we’ve found a pretty good balance because of our differing ideologies. To the point where we’re almost regularly passing games back and forth to help fatten up the others collection.
Very recently Nintendo Joe visited a local thrift shop and bought two complete Sega Genesis games for me that I did not have. How’s that for a nice surprise? I’ll tell you, it’s pretty nice.
Below are Virtua Racing and Cliffhanger for the Sega Genesis. They’re not in perfect shape but they are in good condition. As an added bonus Nintendo Joe managed to get an addition 30% off these games which brought the cost down to about $18 CAD for both after tax. Even better than that Nintendo Joe didn’t take any money from me! (I might not have offered.)
If you zoom in and look real close you might notice that these prices are reduced. The price tag hidden beneath the top sticker on Virtua Racing was originally $28 and Cliffhanger was originally $8. NJ and I have both noticed that Thrift Stores have been really jacking up the price on anything retro video game related.
For a store that sells ‘as is’ and offers no refunds for any reason what so ever and staples price tags onto Sega Genesis cases I would think they would clue in as to why they’re not getting the inflated prices that seem to think these games are worth.
I was able to pull out the staples and the holes left behind are not too bad. You can see them if you go looking for them but the cases are still intact.
Below is my complete Cliffhanger for the Genesis.
The manual for Virtua Racing was actually a lot more bent and wrinkled than what you see above. I put it under a few boxes to help press it flat. It’s better now but I’m hoping to improve it even more. It’s currently back under a stack of heavy boxes for a second treatment.
Nintendo Joe has also contributed to my comparatively small Nintendo collection. Often while rummaging through his stuff I would find games that he was planning on selling. Many of these he would let me take for noth’in! (I’m pretty sure he knows I’ve been taking them.)
Here are King of the Monsters, Fighter’s History and Doomsday Warrior for the Super Nintendo that he sent my way.
Many months ago now Nintendo Joe and all of my close buddies pitched in to get me some Sega Genesis games as a gift. I’ve been lazy with my blogging and the following games did not get the attention they deserve.
So even though at the time I said so in person I would like to thank my friends again for getting me something that contributes a lot to a hobby that I really enjoy. Below are Combat Cars, Might and Magic Gates to Another World and The Simpson’s Bart vs. the Space Mutants.
My friends did not cheap out. Nintendo Joe got these games from a local Retro Video Game store called Iceman Video Games and together after tax they cost $100 CAD.
Thanks again Dudes for these excellent games! (of all my friends only NJ will see this.)
And an extra thank you to Nintendo Joe for being a great friend to collect old Retro Video Games with. **There’s something in the mail heading your way.**