So after weeks of being too busy to game hunt, I finally made it back to Broadacres Swapmeet on Saturday. It was the first time I had ever left empty handed, and it was entirely due to my stupidity.
Normally I prefer to go on a Sunday because there always seems to be more games, so I already had mixed feelings when I arrived early and most of the vendors were not even ready. But I approached one guy who had a bunch of games, and some mint condition original NES games. They included Zelda II with ZERO CHIPPING of the paint, and Bomber Man, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Wild Gunman, Gum Shoe, and a bunch of others. The point is they were perfect.
So I asked the guy how much he wanted. He said $7. Ugh. He barely spoke English so I thought I’d try to talk him down. I offered 2 for $12. He said $7 each. I was pissed and marched away.
Since it was early I decided to do a second lap. By then the rest of the vendors would be mostly opened. I spotted a few more games but nothing that really caught my eye. I decided on a new strategy.
Less than thirty minutes later I was back at his booth. “Would you take $20 for four games?” He didn’t hesitate, he said “ok.”
Awesome, except the games I wanted were gone. I was so annoyed I left, but before I did I asked how much he wanted for the top loader. $34 he said. Boo!