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  1. The local Nintendo "expert" who runs around asking people as they come in if they have any "videogames and nintendo" turned it down as it was a fiver, prefering the £3 resident evil on Gamecube. I was concluding the deal for the sp at the time and then walked round to the stall, picked out the best bits (paid the £3-£5 a pop for them) and gave him his money. The expert looked at me like I was an idiot which makes a change from giving me the evils I suppose for daring to buy games at a sale he's at. I didn't feel the need to correct him on his opinion that yoshis island, secret of mana and mario kart unboxed were not worth a tenner all together, that information is on a need to know basis and frankly the competition doesn't need to know it.

    Thats the thing about Nintendo at a car boot sale, everyone all of a sudden shows an interest and suddenly wants in. Their little eyes light up, every c*nts an expert where nintendo are concerned.

    I like the sellers with the good stuff that ask £3-£5 that's still a fair price, and it means none of the pikey-traders will touch it.

    Its been criminal the amount of top-notch stuff I've been getting lately that local "experts" have been leaving because its priced over £2... These so-called "experts" some of which are making a living, don't seem to know shit about anything.

    Last Sunday this guy that buys and sells full-time, left behind Marvel Super Heroes on the PS1 because the seller wouldn't let him have it for £1, I waited until he had gone, and gave him the £3 asking price.

  2. Random fact: I go to one bootsale outside the M25 and 4 within it. The 4 within are almost always cheaper.

    Your very lucky then! I've had some quality gear from the M25 over the years, but prices seem to have gone through the roof lately... Unless one of you lot has snaffled all the good stuff :lol:

  3. This sort of thing is annoying but you either have to live with it, or start doing it yourself! Watch his face when you go to the car infront of the one he's tackling!

    I went to a boot sale in Dorset over the summer and the guy that collects the money on the gate was asking people, as he also had his own videogames stall. Every car he'd say 'Got any DVDs, games, or mobile phones?'

    Surprisingly, I didn't get a lot.

    Pretty much the end of the season now, and I've done quite well I suppose this year.

    I'm not sure that asking everyone means you get anything decent, I've seen the local muppets running around, and if anything they have done worse than me.

  4. I clear out a lot of doubles at xmas, and she buys loads of the crap you can't give away - and for good prices.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed she is still around this Xmas, I've got some right dogshit MD titles to get rid of...

  5. Two bags full of speccy games £3.00

    These are all in great condition, and some good stuff in there too, Lords of midnight (with novella and overlay), Shadowfire, Combat School. total Eclipse, and Salamander. (well nice box rubbish version)

    Do you play those? Last time I got a load of Spectrum stuff I played some of it, but got bored within a couple of days and sold it on...

  6. I used to remember a time when you could go to a car boot and be faced with hundreds of Amiga games littered throughout the car boot. Im lucky if I see one these days.

    I've picked up some amazing Amiga titles over the years, but I've only bought about a dozen this year so far, so I must be due a massive find any week now :lol::(:(

  7. o/\o

    and traders with all the grubby shit they yanked out of the boot of other sellers...

    And don't get me started about those M25 record collectors again...

    Actually one on Sunday did say thanks after he had chucked all the records he didn't want to buy all over the floor, that was nice of him...

  8. It's going to be strange not having to get up at 5am on a Sunday.....unless anybody knows of any boots in central London :(

    Car boot sales within the M25 are officially shit, don't bother, unless you want to buy hundreds of crap PS1 games with no instructions.

  9. Do you record collector types mind me asking how you conduct your bargain hunting?

    The reason I ask is that I have to put up with this right wanker once or twice a month. His policy on booting is to annoy everyone - the only word he says is "records", no hello, hi, how are you etc etc. Then to top it off, if the seller has no records he doesn't say thanks etc - oh no this arsehole walks off moaning and tutting - I just hope I'm there to see the day when he gets twatted, it won't be long...

    He hasn't worked out its his attitude that is stopping him from actually buying anything, as most sellers he askes that say no, clearly have records - he is that thick...


  10. Not in the sticks

    (ie South Wales)

    Want a playstation? Sure i can pick up 20 a week. Megadrive? Ditto

    But ANYTHING remotely unsual? FORGET IT

    For example in 10 years of booting I've seen maybe 3 3DO's, 6 jaguar's, 1 Virtual boy, 2 Lynx's about 4 megacd's and 1 msx

    Never seen a 32x, neo geo or pc engine in any shape or form

    That sounds awful :D

    I got myself a nice Vectrex last month, but I didn't keep it because I wanted a boxed one :D so I traded it (to a good home) and will continue the search this year...

  11. most overpriced item? Mint NES inc 10 mint but very ordinary games, £100 for starters..

    The £60 Atari 800XL's can fuck off as well.

    Those smell like standard M25 prices to me...

    Why does eveyone think within the M25 their loose SNES with no cables or games is worth £40, "are you interested in that SNES" the seller wanted to know... Oh let me think <_<


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