Flea Market Haul…

Flea Market Haul… after the break…

Flea Market Haul…

INTRO –

After having a week of buying big box software and for relatively cheap, the drought had returned the following week. No good deals. A market peppered with the usual crap – The Sims, World of Warcraft titles and it’s other online ilk (most of which had since closed up shop), educational titles, very old productivity software… And yet conditions were perfect… Much like this week. The sun was shining. Gorgeous weather. No threat of rain or excessive wind. Yet, last week, those conditions existed and the end result was nothing. How would this week fare?

THINGS THAT I GOT –

Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. And I didn’t even want to write that much.

THINGS THAT I DIDN’T GET –

STAR COMMAND (BIG BOX) – $5.00: No, not the recent one, the 1988 version. Yeah, I know… I just wasn’t in a “collector” mood. $5 dollars is a lot to put a box on a shelf and let it sit there the rest of it’s life. Maybe had I been able to have bought some playable titles, the price hit wouldn’t have felt so severe. The box was OK and everything looked as though it was in good order but… I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Had it been $2 dollars? Sure. Why not? But $5 dollars was just too steep for me for a collector title.

THE REST OF THE STUFF –

There was a Windows Office 2007(?) Standard CD there, or was it 1997? I can’t remember. The Tie Fighter game was still there. The $17 dollar Star Wars Empire at War was still gathering dust. There was some X-Files adventure game that was just the discs and the disk-sized box that it came in (not the full box). All the usual junk… Sims, online games, educational software… Eh.

CONCLUSION –

A lot of vendors does not equal a lot of deals. Good weather does not equal a lot of deals. Again, the vendor who stated that he had older 1990s PC games wasn’t there (for the 4th week). The vendor who had given me the big box Quake 1 & 2 was there but as a shopper and not as a vendor (He told me he’d be vending in a month… That’s good, because that Duke Nukem 3D is looking better and better given the scarcity of deals).

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