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December 06, 2006

The things I go through for a hundred quid…

I’ve just traded-in all my old consoles to Gamestation in preparation for the Wii; I’ve only used the GameCube for the past few years, and I’ve bought a lot of the old games for the GBA and DS.

I had a devil of a job last night untangling all the wires and digging out all the bits and pieces dotted around here and there; I was knackered by the end of it. Then I had to lug them across town. Still, at least I got some money out of it; it’s more than I had when there were just sitting around gathering dust…

For the lazy among you, I got £112.20 (excluding the GameCube – I got the GameBoy attachment for it but forgot the cover for the expansion port, and they won’t take it without the cover; I’ve found it, though, and I’ll take it back in when I go for the Wii).

For those of you that like details, here’s the receipt and a list of what I don’t have anymore…

Consoles etc. sold in readiness for the Wii

  • N64 console, cables, and controller
  • 1 x Official N64 controller
  • 1 x Third-party N64 controller
  • SNES console, cables, and controller
  • 1 x Third-party SNES controller
  • MegaDrive II console, cables, and controller
  • 1 x Official MegaDrive controller
  • Pokemon Stadium 2 (Boxed with manual)
  • Pokemon Stadium (Boxed with manual and Transfer Pack)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Boxed with manual)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Boxed with manual)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Boxed with manual)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (Boxed with manual)
  • Batman Forever (Boxed with manual)
  • Doctor Robotnick's Mean Bean Machine (Boxed with manual)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (which doesn't appear to be on the list - I'm going to have to Have Words with them...)
  • 15 x Unboxed N64 games with pristine manuals:
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Banjo-Tooie
    • Diddy Kong Racing
    • Donkey Kong 64
    • Lylat Wars
    • Mario Kart 64
    • Perfect Dark
    • Pokemon Snap
    • Star Wars: Battle for Naboo
    • Star Wars Episode I Racer
    • Super Mario 64
    • Super Smash Brothers
    • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    • The Word Is Not Enough
  • 13 x Unboxed SNES games:
    • Cool Spot
    • Donkey Kong Country
    • Donkey Kong Country 2
    • Lemmings
    • Mario is Missing
    • Sim City
    • Starwing
    • Super Mario Allstars
    • Super Mario Kart
    • Super Mario World
    • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • 1 x N64 Transfer Pack
  • 1 x N64 Rumble Pack



This doesn't help my opinion of Americans…

Writing about web page

I seriously hope this isn’t true…

My God, what kind of parent would call the police to arrest their son for opening his damned Christmas present early!? His Christmas present! His Christmas present!

They charged him with petty larceny, which I gather carries a fine. I can’t find the kid’s age, but since they use “child” and “boy” rather than something like “teen” I’m going to guess he’s a minor. Surely, therefore, it’ll be the responsibility of the mother to pay for the fine? That would make it even more stupid!

“We charged you son with ‘petty larceny’, ma’am. Now that’ll be $100 for the fine, please.”

It’s too late at night to cope with this…

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