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Saturday

Console Auction Success

I showed up at Recycle north this AM half expecting to see only a handful of die-hard gamering nerds hanging aroud hoping to get a cheap deal on a dusty Nintendo or playstation, but to my suprise walked into a 20+ crowd of hardcore nerds ready to drop upwards of 150$ for their favorite console; I had only one goal for this morning, get my hands on a Dreamcast so that i could get the much beloved Shenmue (if you don't know what i'm talking about, you don't really need to know.) the original soul caliber and equally excellent street fighter 3 were also perfected on this ill fated system.
The bidding came fast and furious - with nintendos flying left and right going from as little as 10$ to complete master systems w/ complete everything, including old subscriptions to nintendo power, posters, light guns, etc for somewhere around 70$. The highest sale i saw this morning was for a mint condition atari 2600, w/ entertainment case, 12 games, and 2 controllers for 150$. That went to some somewhat crazy dude who also got a Genesis, N64, Sega CD, Super NES and NES, he was aparently going through some sort of mid life crisis.

Master of Ceremony and system refurbisher himself Sean

Not quite the Original Zelda Gold Cartridge, but Link to the Past was actually a stellar game, thought not appreciated when it was first released. Much in the same way as SMB2.
Look at all the extras! it's a console nerds wet dream.

This guy sold for 150$. What some people will pay for Childhood memories...
The Events excellent auctioneer.

A sampling of the crowds anxious nerds.

5 comments:

jay said...

Tanner, what's with the build-up & no delivery---did you get the Dreamcast or not???

Faith! said...

Hm, not a lot of ladies there... I'm just saying.

Josh said...

Link to the Past rooled! I still remember those axe-hurtling red crocodiles. They were impossible to kill unless you had the downward sword thrust ability...

Tanner M. said...

there were quite a few ladies there actually - mostly w/ their boyfriends i'd say. But you know what they say, behind every good gamer there's a good lady (albeit, sexually frustrated and attention starved.)

I did get my Dreamcast - there was a bit of a bitting war between me and this other kid who must have also been savy to the awesomeness of the DC, the rest of the newbs just looked at us like "Wtf, why are you bidding on that thing... its not a super retro atari or a NES..."

greg davis said...

you need to get Crazy Taxi for DC.

then i can come over and play it alot!
word....