Oh Yeah, old consoles


It took about  a year, but today, Memorial Day, I went to the Flea Market at the Meadolands/Giant Stadium in New Jersey and finally walked away with a Philips CD-I. I have been looking for about a year. There are always people there selling old CD players and VCRs, so I knew one day I would find one with someone who did not know what they had. CD-I's go for way too much on eBay, so it was a great find for $10.  
 
And i found an origianl Commodore 64 too in the origianl box! A good day at the Flea Market.
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Posted by Marmaladebrat

It took about  a year, but today, Memorial Day, I went to the Flea Market at the Meadolands/Giant Stadium in New Jersey and finally walked away with a Philips CD-I. I have been looking for about a year. There are always people there selling old CD players and VCRs, so I knew one day I would find one with someone who did not know what they had. CD-I's go for way too much on eBay, so it was a great find for $10.  
 
And i found an origianl Commodore 64 too in the origianl box! A good day at the Flea Market.
Posted by ISuperGamerI

I've never used either of those but I have heard of them.

Posted by Rourkey

Thats cool man. I recently got my hands on a SNES and a bunch of games from a charity shop for £5 ( around $7). I haven't been able to get it working yet but i will

Posted by Marmaladebrat

The CD-I is going to be achallenge to use. It starts up, but I have no peripherals. I am going to have to keep my eyes open for a Philips game pad on eBay and at flea markets.
Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

That's great!
 
There is a collectors show held in the LA area every weekend. A lot of the stuff there has been filtered and nobody is really selling true finds. But I did manage to get some goodies myself....
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
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Posted by cap123

pretty cool, wish i could find a cheap commodore 64 somewhere, I have so much great memories of that thing.

Posted by Marmaladebrat
@Godzilla_Sushi said:
"That's great!
 
There is a collectors show held in the LA area every weekend. A lot of the stuff there has been filtered and nobody is really selling true finds. But I did manage to get some goodies myself....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Those are some good finds. I keep looking for old games too.
Posted by Brunchies

That CD-I was a great find, did you get any games for it or is the console for collectors sake.

Posted by buzz_clik

Oooh, I'm envious of your CD-I find! Nice work, ya bastard.

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Posted by Marmaladebrat
@Brunchies said:
"That CD-I was a great find, did you get any games for it or is the console for collectors sake. "

@Brunchies:

For the sake of collecting and I will try to play it if I can find some games. There were no games with it. The guy at the Flea Market was just selling it as a CD player. The unfortunate part is I have no peripherals, so no remote or game pad. I have to keep my eyes open at Flea Markets and on eBay for that now.
Posted by Marmaladebrat
@buzz_clik said:
"Oooh, I'm envious of your CD-I find! Nice work, ya bastard. "

I don't want to make you more envious, but I can not say enough good things about Flea Marlets and the Meadowlands Flea Market in NJ in particular. I also found a brand new working 3DO there.  (I always see vinyl record collectors walking away with large amounts of records too.)
 
But unfortunately, there are a lot of speculators and people who try to grab high prices on CD-I's, 3DO's, Neo-Geo's and other old consoles. eBay and small video game retailers are full of people trying to sell the older, rarer consoles for huge amounts of money. Meanwhile there are probably masses of these older consoles sitting in closets, basements and attics everywhere that eventually end up at Flea Markets and Goodwill and thrift Stores.
Posted by c1337us

Thats awesome. You never find any of that sort of stuff around my parts.