The fast way to game collecting, buying out a pawn shop

By Spencer . June 26, 2006 . 12:50pm

Sure you could buy your games one at a time. Or if you want to amass a collection faster buying boxes of gaming gear on eBay is a viable option. But one gamer who goes by the handle, oleanhosting, bought out a pawn shop’s entire video game section. Spread out in bins are tangled mess of controllers, stacks of Sega Genesis systems, a Virtual Boy and an entire crate full of Super Mario Brothers for the NES. The buyer has been collecting for “around 2 years, I started with Atari 2600. I had over 200 different carts and then got out of it. I sold all the carts and then started back up again.” What was the favorite item in the lot? “Since I am into RPG’s I think the best thing I found so far is Phantasy Star III Complete.” Check below to see a gallery of the goodies that were picked up from the massive sale.

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  • dabel


    will these amount to anything in the future? money maybe?

  • Jedibound


  • coalhalo

    I love seeing the bins full of Genesis and PS1. I wonder how much it cost him? It’s a great idea though; pawnshops have a ton of old crap laying around, and snapping up the old inventory for cheap and then flipping it on Ebay. Gives me ideas…

  • Just a note, I have picked up at least another 3 to 4 carloads of video game stuff since I was contacted about this article. I still have more to go and get. Thanks for the article :)

  • snake

    I dont know what pawn shops are like where u are from but in canada 90% of them dont know shit about the value of things and usually sell stuff like that for 2-3 times what its actually worth, i think u would have been better off on ebay.

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