Game Hunting: My Best Bargain Yet

This story is just too good to be true, but is true never the less. It begins in a chilly and cold day that makes your skin feel as its going to fall off revealing your bare subcutanous tissue just ready to be frozen.

We were walking to Kvibergs Marknad (I’m going to name where I’ve bought my games for your pleasure, I’ll update past posts as well) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The land of the Vikings leaves no weak people alive in its biting cold.

Anyhow, we walked through the whole place and my usual stop was closed for the day (which is odd as it usually is open every weekend). Well, we went on looking, seeing some games at decent prices, some stuff shamefully expensive and some units expensive and battered at the same time and they weren’t even rare.

Well, beaten down and defeated I went to give my sisters’ watch to a clocksmith to remove some links in the wristband. Then we saw it: a Gameboy Color missing its battery cover, fully working with Pokémon Gold. I asked the clocksmith for the price and he said he’d give it to me for a low price since the cover was missing.

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This one I got for 10 pounds, which I consider to be a great price since the system was in great shape and it came with Pokémon Gold. Its internal battery was dead but I’ve replaced it and it works great.


Then, while waiting for the clerk to remove the links, my brother called for my attention. He pointed at a box in the back, barely visible from my point of view, and said:

“There’s a white box there, with a Gamecube I think. There’s Mario on it.”

I asked to check it out, it was a Pearl White Gamecube that came with Mario Smash Football (AWESOME GAME, by the way), complete in box and all manuals and stuff, supposedly. And it also came with the game Geist, just thrown in there for measure.

I asked for the price and the dude said: 45 pounds.

45 pounds.

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I couldn’t believe it, 45 pounds is a great price for this system, boxed in mint condition. I tried to haggle but the dude said he’s selling it for someone else. I didn’t believe him but still it was such a great price that I had to buy it. And sure enough, I saw it listed for everything between 70-160 pounds, excluding shipping, in worse shape than this box was, on both Ebay UK and Amazon UK.

Geist seems to be the European version but bought in Turkey. Also the unit looked as it had been played like 10 times, tops.

Sweet friggin deal!

And when I opened the box I found an extra purple original controller behind all the stuff that I’d overlooked. Sweet!

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Everyone’s so friggin’ pissed off in this game, just look at Mario’s Killing Intent.

My best deal so far. I’m planning on ordering a new screen and battery cover for the Gameboy Color and sell it, and then sell my “old” Gamecube. Funny how I came across two Pearl White Gamecubes in a couple of weeks when they’re kind of rare in Sweden.

My best video game deal. Made with a clocksmith.


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