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Old 03-07-2011, 05:43 AM
 
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Default Vintage Video Games

I'm used to shopping at used record stores and pawn shops for old school gaming. I can't really get a read of where the vintage gaming treasure cove is here. I found a shop at the flea market at the fair grounds, but his prices were questionable. Where have any of you seen stacks of old games laying around?
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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How "vintage"?

You could check some of the thrift stores. Guardian Angel in Fuquay has a small electronics section, but I'm not sure how old the games and such are.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:03 AM
 
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I just gave my neighbor my old SEGA Genesis console and games from way back when I was a single guy and had lots of free time. One of the games was Jurassic Park, so that must have been 1994 or so. Is 17 years considered vintage, or are you looking for Atari from the 80's? I remember my brothers and I playing that when we were kids.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:14 AM
 
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Edward McKay's used books on Capital has alot of "vintage" games, like Atari and sega.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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lol, I just gave away an old atari and a 2600 (with box) and games, joysticks, cables.... even some instruction manuals.

My suggestion, post on craigslist.... many people have these things just sitting around.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Cary/Apex, NC
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I'm used to shopping at used record stores and pawn shops for old school gaming. I can't really get a read of where the vintage gaming treasure cove is here. I found a shop at the flea market at the fair grounds, but his prices were questionable. Where have any of you seen stacks of old games laying around?
What do you consider vintage video gaming? I have a full-size Galaga, Centipede and Q*Bert as well as several pinball machines. These are usually not "laying around" at flea markets, etc.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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What do you consider vintage video gaming? I have a full-size Galaga, Centipede and Q*Bert as well as several pinball machines. These are usually not "laying around" at flea markets, etc.
Wanna sell a pinball machine?
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Default Going retro

There are two different vendors who sell older video games at the fair grounds. Both are rather pricy as neither really sell anything cheaper than what you’d pay on Ebay.

If you’re looking for some good deals I suggesting waiting a couple of months and then start hitting the yard sale scene.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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Have you used Mame? I used to run it years ago and about every classic game ever was available.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Cary/Apex, NC
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Have you used Mame? I used to run it years ago and about every classic game ever was available.
Of course, to legally use the ROM code in MAME, you are supposed to own the full size game.
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