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!