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


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  1. Seth

    Oh, you poor thing, it must have taken you all of what, an hour maybe to collect that stuff together, and you only got £112.20 for your work. Do you know what minimum wage is?

    06 Dec 2006, 20:56

  2. Actually it was at least 2 hours – the cables were very tangled, and there are a lot of non-console trailing cables, too. Plus, they’ve become more and more inaccessible over time since I haven’t been using them; I had to work around a lot of crap because it wouldn’t have been worth moving it just to put it all back again…

    06 Dec 2006, 21:01

  3. Then there was the hour I was in the shop while they tested them; although that wasn’t at all difficult…

    06 Dec 2006, 21:04

  4. £25 for a SNES!! I’m getting mine down from the loft this xmas then =)

    06 Dec 2006, 22:52

  5. I know; I was pleasantly surprised. It’s just a shame they all weren’t that good…

    06 Dec 2006, 23:44

  6. You can still play all those old SNES games and whatever else on your PC – various emulators and hundreds if not thousands of games themselves are available if you look around on Google. So technically you’ve made over a hundred quid and you’ve still got the ability to play all the cool old games that you sold… seems like a good deal to me!

    07 Dec 2006, 12:36

  7. True, but I would never do such a thing because of its questionable legality, even more so now that I don’t actually have the games anymore…

    Anyway, the point still stands that I’d already legitimately replaced a majority of the better games with ports to later consoles.

    07 Dec 2006, 12:40

  8. You got 10p for a MegaDrive joypad? Is that it?

    07 Dec 2006, 14:56

  9. Apparently, but before I had no 10p and wasn’t using it…

    07 Dec 2006, 17:08


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