Saturday, October 21, 2006

Week 35 [10.21.06]

Day Total: $5.00
Sales Visited: 23

1 NES (no hookups)
1 NES controller
1 Tetris (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Punch-Out!! (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 RC Pro-Am (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Contra (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Spy Hunter (NES, cart + sleeve + manual)
1 Gunsmoke (NES, cart + sleeve)
Assorted manuals
Paid: $2.00

1 N64 (all hookups *not shown*, RAM expansion pak)
2 N64 controllers
1 Diddy Kong Racing (N64, cart only)
Paid: $2.00

1 NES Powerpad
1 NES gray Zapper
1 World Class Trackmeet (NES, cart+sleeve)
Paid: $0.75

Blip: The Digital Game (1977)
Paid: $0.25

23 sales today. Not too bad given how late it is in the season, but you can tell that everything is winding down. We've been getting pretty tired and are looking forward to a break from the early-Saturday grind. Of course, by the time January hits, we'd kill just to hit one sale.

No real interesting stories. I saw the NES+games at around 10AM, next to a pile of Dreamcast stuff. The lady at the sale was talking to her kid (I presume), and he was telling her about how somebody just sold an old Atari for $700 . This put my hopes kind of low for getting any of the game stuff, but I offered $2 for everything CIF. I was kind of surprised when the lady instantly took it, saying "we had found it in the attic and said we would take anything for it". Shucks, should've offered a dollar.

Liz was happy to get a Powerpad, it's our first and only since we've started sailing. She used to have one as a kid, but it got thrown away years ago. We bought that stuff off of a family whose daughter was now in her mid-20s. Of course, all of the Nintendo stuff they used to have was hers. It just kind of struck me of how awesome it was that the NES was enjoyed by people of all ages and genders, and that many women fondly look back at their NES filled childhood. It makes me realize how different gaming is now than it was back then, and I yearn for those days.

I think we're starting to see the heyday of the N64 at yardsales. We're getting one every week almost, and we see more than we end up buying. I guess that's about right though, it's 10 years after N64 was released, prime time to unload them at sales. I just think of what will happen 20 years from now, when we'll be seeing nothing but Wii/PS3/360 stuff at sales. Kind of depressing really.

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