Re: Finding Lost Treasures – JRPG Overload Edition

Some people collect stamps, others coins. I collect video games.

In my last entry I mentioned that I picked up a Sony PlayStation 2 that I had to make a bit of a special trip for. Still sealed and unopened, which some people were selling close to over two-hundred dollars and more on eBay, I purchased it at the retailers price of $99.99. And this would actually come in handy because it seems that now according to my brother, the opened slim PS2 is now experiencing, shall we say “technical difficulties”. Plus it’ll also help me play a few games I picked up earlier in the year. So for this next entry, I’m going to need to go into the past. Not that far, but to the beginning of 2012 at least.


Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Millions Sold, But Could Not Be Found

Some people collect coins, others stamps. I collect video games.

When something is undoubtedly a success, you can believe that it will be marketed for availability to everyone. Movies, music and even video games; in this case consoles specifically. So you would think that something that is considered one of, if not “The”, most popular consoles ever in history wouldn’t be that hard to find. You’d think.

Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Spontaneous Lesson Learned

Some people collect coins, other stamps. I collect video games.

It’s funny when life imitates art, especially when its comedy like in this case. I enjoy the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. If you’ve ever seen the show, there’s a particular episode called “The Nerdvana Annihilation” where one of the main characters named Leonard Hofstadter bids $800 on a whim for what he thinks is a prop from the classic 1960 movie The Time Machine. Getting close the end of the auction, he hopelessly waited for eBay snipers to come and outbid him because that’s usually what they do.  They wait until almost the last minute, or couple of seconds, on eBay and other sites to place their bid, so you basically have no time to counter the offer. It’s called Sniping. Well, he ends up winning the auction because no one else bid on the auction and now is faced with paying the $800 amount and getting something that he didn’t think he would. Can you see more or less where this story is going?

Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Over and Under Budget Edition

Some people collect coins, other stamps. I collect video games.

It’s amazing what you can do with money, especially when on a budget. After all, we really need to stretch out that dollar as much as we can these days.

Returning back to my local “flea” market, I told myself that I would pick something up this time, but I would only limit my video game spending too around twenty dollars. After all, I needed to take into consideration funds for my mini donuts while I’m there. This also provided a challenge, I would have to think hard about what I was going to get before I purchased.