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Got an N64 with expansion pack, and a few complete games (banjo, diddy kong racing...) for £10. Didn't want to spend that much but the games were in great condition.

I think thats quite a good buy myself. Especially if it was Banjo-Tooie ;)

Seriously though, when I sold quite a few of my n64 games like majora's mask etc a few months, I got the impression that the n64 market had slumped a bit? Or maybe its just a seasonal pattern these things take?

One thing I did notice this morning at the first boot is that people who were formerly looking for games are broadening their horizons and buying all sorts of things - the same goes for people who i normally see looking for records. I got the impression that pickings have been quite slim recently so people are buying whatever they think they can make money at the moment!

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I think thats quite a good buy myself. Especially if it was Banjo-Tooie :lol:

Seriously though, when I sold quite a few of my n64 games like majora's mask etc a few months, I got the impression that the n64 market had slumped a bit? Or maybe its just a seasonal pattern these things take?

N64 stuff has definitely dropped off a bit. It was a good price (banjo kazooie obviously) but N64 stuff is on the slow at the moment as is a lot of retro stuff to be fair.

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woah woah woah! as per teh pix? that sort of "complete"? :lol:

Yeah complete as in game, guitar, strap and box. I was the envy of the boot sale for once!

For some reason buying that for £4 reminds me of when I picked up a xbox 360 hd-dvd drive for £40 in mint condition last year when they were still >£100 - I thought someone was going to try and steal it from me judging by some of the looks the traders were giving me :P

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nice one getting the NES games in such good condition

the last time i saw something that old going at a car boot sale, the woman wanted £50 for a tatty SNES with F1 championship :(

Yeah was a good find that, I missed on the first look round in my booty eagerness though so I was lucky that it was still there! :)

More boot sale fun tomorrow if the weather's ok, i've been thinking about it all week if i'm being honest :P

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Not much about today but did get this: Inferno

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The manual is just beautiful:

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If I had the space/money I'd open up a big box pc game museum just to display this stuff.

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First boot of the year and nothing at all game wise for me .

I did find a PS Demo 1 case, which would have been nice, but turned out to have some other demo in it. Shame I would have liked to see the T Rex and Manta ray, to see how stand up today.

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That is one sweet manual, you don't see many like that these days although the oblivion special edition had some nice stuff. The star chart and short stories that came with Frontier were amazing, but then everything about that game was amazing.

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inferno3vy6.jpg

If that's your hand, and you're looking down at the manual to take the photo... are those your pubes, or the hair of someone giving you a nosh?

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If that's your hand, and you're looking down at the manual to take the photo... are those your pubes, or the hair of someone giving you a nosh?

No, they are my massive pubes Sean. My tiny wong is hidden away.

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Not much about today but did get this: Inferno

inferno1yb1.jpg

The manual is just beautiful:

inferno2fz6.jpg

inferno3vy6.jpg

If I had the space/money I'd open up a big box pc game museum just to display this stuff.

Wow! I was a big fan of the DID games (F-29 and Robocop) though Epic was obviously a flawed disappointment. Never been able to play any of their PC output...would Inferno work on DOS BOX on the MAC/

Who did the artwork to the comic book?

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Not car boot related, but I picked up a mint condition, first edition 1982 Puffin copy of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (the first Jackson & Livingstone Fighting Fantasy Book) from a junk shop today. The spine is so stiff it can't ever have been played, and there's no sign of any pencil marks on the inventory page. Really in very good nick.

Not really sure why I picked it up, as I don't collect, but if anyone here is interested let me know - I'll swap it for anything Sega Master System related of similarly not-very-high value, or post it to free to anyone with a suitably impressive claim to it.

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Not car boot related, but I picked up a mint condition, first edition 1982 Puffin copy of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (the first Jackson & Livingstone Fighting Fantasy Book) from a junk shop today. The spine is so stiff it can't ever have been played, and there's no sign of any pencil marks on the inventory page. Really in very good nick.

Not really sure why I picked it up, as I don't collect, but if anyone here is interested let me know - I'll swap it for anything Sega Master System related of similarly not-very-high value, or post it to free to anyone with a suitably impressive claim to it.

Before swapping it for something of not very high value, don't you think it'd be worth your while doing some research into the value of the book?

I have no idea how much this would be worth, but it's quite a famous title, and I would have thought that a 1st edition would have been worth a few pennies, especially in the condition you're mentioning.

Only a suggestion. I just don't want to see you get ripped-off! :wub:

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Monsterseed is pretty good. Well, I remember enjoying it :wub: (pretty rare too :P )

I had no idea it was rare when I bought it. It was a random RPG looking thing that I'd never seen before. I tend to buy everything that fits that criteria and is 50p.

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Before swapping it for something of not very high value, don't you think it'd be worth your while doing some research into the value of the book?

About £2-4, from what I can tell - there aren't that many of the first-editions about, but it doesn't look like that developed a collector's market.

Those Game Gear games - my sister had Slider and Factory Panic for her GG. I don't really recall the former, but Factory Panic was top stuff. I only discovered there was a GG Fantasy Zone a few weeks back - what's it like?

Do those Codies carts actually stand proud of the top of the GGs case, then? Not met those before.

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