The Sunday Thrifting Report

So I hit the flea market this afternoon, primarily in search of something Mortal Kombat, preferably SNES-era. Found a vendor selling rows and rows of games, including an SNES copy of Mortal Kombat II. The games were under glass and hard to access, which was a nice sales gimmick: make the old lady work to get the game out, feel bad about it, buy the game even if it's overpriced. 
 
But the sticker price was $25, and I'm a callous, thrifty man. Even after she knocked it down to $20, I knew I'd be paying too much. I turned it down, but asked about another game over in the PSOne case. She was apparently done dealing with me, and turned me over to (presumably) her son, who fished out the game I'd asked about. One I'd chased after for over a decade, ever since it came out around the time I bought my original Playstation.
 
"How much for Devil Dice?" $12. I asked if he could knock it down to less than that. $10, more if I bought more games. No, $10 would be fine. The disc (which I probably should've checked before handing over the money) looked a little shady. But it runs fine in my PS3. And it's fun.
 
After that, I hit up the local GameXchange to try my hand at finding a cheaper of MKII. I walked out with both that and Street Fighter II. $6.95 each. That is success.

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So I hit the flea market this afternoon, primarily in search of something Mortal Kombat, preferably SNES-era. Found a vendor selling rows and rows of games, including an SNES copy of Mortal Kombat II. The games were under glass and hard to access, which was a nice sales gimmick: make the old lady work to get the game out, feel bad about it, buy the game even if it's overpriced. 
 
But the sticker price was $25, and I'm a callous, thrifty man. Even after she knocked it down to $20, I knew I'd be paying too much. I turned it down, but asked about another game over in the PSOne case. She was apparently done dealing with me, and turned me over to (presumably) her son, who fished out the game I'd asked about. One I'd chased after for over a decade, ever since it came out around the time I bought my original Playstation.
 
"How much for Devil Dice?" $12. I asked if he could knock it down to less than that. $10, more if I bought more games. No, $10 would be fine. The disc (which I probably should've checked before handing over the money) looked a little shady. But it runs fine in my PS3. And it's fun.
 
After that, I hit up the local GameXchange to try my hand at finding a cheaper of MKII. I walked out with both that and Street Fighter II. $6.95 each. That is success.