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Car Boot Sale Treasure Hunting

The Sunday before last I went to Redcar boot sale with my fiancée, my dad and my gaming nana who plays Bejeweled. I've recently been getting back into some really retro games from the 80s and early 90s to distract myself from the horror that is the Xbox One. Seriously, try it - if you ever start feeling sad or disappointed about the Xbox One, break out your old SNES or original Game Boy and play some awesome retro stuff - all your troubles melt away. :D

Anyway, in addition to mooching online I thought it would be a good idea to have a trawl around the local car boot sales - for some reason there's like 10 different ones held every Sunday around the area where I live, so after casually mentioning it to my dad - he jumped to it. :D

Most of the stalls were just crap, old kids toys and baby clothes - but there were a handful of stands dedicated purely to video games and the odd table that had a small pile of games hidden amongst the old tat - so Shelly and I were competing to see who could spot the games on the stalls first. There was one dude who actually had a SNES for sale and a stack of cartridges of all kinds and we had a long discussion about my new NES. He said he buys wholesale lots on eBay for cheap then sells the stuff for a profit at the boot sales.

At first I didn't think I was going to come out with anything at all - but on the contrary. This is my haul for the day:

After I got home, Shelly and I decided to see if I got some good deals - so we searched eBay and Amazon, finding items in identical condition (i.e., boxed, cart only) - and this is what we found:
God Of War (PS2):
I paid £1. It's sold online for £5.
South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (N64):
I paid £4. It's sold online for £5.
Toki: Going Ape Spit (Mega Drive):
I paid £2. It's sold online for £7.
Kirby's Pinball Land (Game Boy):
I paid £3. It's sold online for £12.
Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant (Xbox 360):
I paid £3. It's sold online for £18.
Mario & Yoshi (Game Boy):
I paid £3. It's sold online for £3.
Mega Games 3 (Mega Drive):
I paid £3. It's sold online for £3.50.
With every game, I either paid the same or better. :D
Also, I plan to finish Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant, get the 1000G and then sell it onto CeX for £22 exchange value. PROFIT!

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