What was your best goodwill video game find?

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goldenband
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Re: What was your best goodwill video game find?

Postby goldenband » September 13th, 2019, 7:17 pm

My wife got at least $1000 worth of video game stuff at a church barn sale for $20. No idea whose collection it was. Nowadays I suppose it'd be worth more like $3-4k. Saturn RPGs CIB, Mega Man Legends 2 CIB, Tron Bonne (disc only), Mario Party 2 and 3...the list goes on.

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Matchstick
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Re: What was your best goodwill video game find?

Postby Matchstick » September 13th, 2019, 9:20 pm

goldenband wrote:My wife got at least $1000 worth of video game stuff at a church barn sale for $20. No idea whose collection it was. Nowadays I suppose it'd be worth more like $3-4k. Saturn RPGs CIB, Mega Man Legends 2 CIB, Tron Bonne (disc only), Mario Party 2 and 3...the list goes on.


As far as this topic is concerned, pal, I'd say a winner is you :)

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Re: What was your best goodwill video game find?

Postby Retro STrife » September 14th, 2019, 3:02 am

As far as Goodwill specifically, it’s been a long time since I’ve found great stuff there. I think their best stuff goes on ebay and Amazon these days.

But like 10-15 years ago, I started my Turbografx collection at Goodwill. I walked in one morning and saw a whole collection just sitting in the case. The system was like $20 or $30, and I remember the games were $2 to $4 each. I was pretty broke at the time, so I left some of the games behind, which I kick myself for these days. But it was definitely a good haul either way.

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Re: What was your best goodwill video game find?

Postby FusekiGames » September 14th, 2019, 11:26 am

Not Goodwill, but I snagged a pallet-load of TI-99/4A computers, software, voice modules, and expansion boxes for around $30 at a barn sale back in 2003. By the time I sold off/traded everything, I ended up around $2800 and one Battlezone arcade machine richer. Those expansion boxes snagged $200-$300 alone, and I had 4 of them.

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Re: What was your best goodwill video game find?

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 15th, 2019, 6:01 pm

Not Goodwill, but hit up a local antique shop with my nephew. Picked up a few oddball titles

Drift King (Japanese Saturn) $4.99 - I hear this is pretty good!

The Fast and Furious (PS2) 6.99

3 mostly-complete Game Gear titles ranging from 4.99-9.99: Aerial Assault, G-Loc, and Tengen World Cup Soccer.

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Re: What was your best goodwill video game find?

Postby Verm3 » September 16th, 2019, 10:18 am

No where near as a big find, but I picked up GTA: Vice city stories for £1.00.

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Re: What was your best goodwill video game find?

Postby Verm3 » October 5th, 2019, 1:41 pm

I was lucky to find 9 pretty good condition Dreamcast games for £1 each :)

MSR: Metropolis Street Racer
NHL 2k
Sega GT
Tee off
V Rally 2: Expert Edition
Virtua athlete 2k
Virtua striker 2 ver 2000.1
Virtua tennis
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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Re: What was your best goodwill video game find?

Postby ThePixelatedGenocide » October 5th, 2019, 2:14 pm

Haven't ever found much at Goodwill, but it feels really good to know that the things I've donated to charity over the years likely found a good home.


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