Thrisft Store Junkie #8

Score! I finally own a Super Nintendo! I own 5 Sega Genesis systems but for whatever reason I had always had a hard time coming across a nice looking Super Nintendo. Over the summer I came across a very yellowed SNES at a flea market and almost dropped $35.00 on it. I’m glad I decided against that because about a month ago my Mom came to my house with a box and told me she paid $5.00 for the whole thing. She knew I had been looking for a SNES for a very long time. I opened the box and it contained not only an SNES but also the following games:
NHL 95, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter 2, Earthworm Jim, Earthworm Jim 2, Maximum Carnage, Super Mario All Stars + World and Blackthorn.

I hooked up the SNES right away and it worked flawlessly! It also looked better than my Wii hooked up to my HDTV (I have Mario All-Stars for Wii and for whatever reason it has black bars on either side of the play area, on SNES it doesn’t do this it just stretches out. I don’t get why the Wii disk version of Mario All-Stars does this since the Virtual Console games don’t do this).

Two weekends ago I also picked up the following at the Delaware County Community College flea market:

I paid $1.00 for Rise of the Silver Surfer and the 3rd Lord of the Rings film (It was the only one out of the trilogy I didn’t yet own). Ridge Racer 5 for PS2 was also $1.00 and I paid $2.00 each for Civil War and Battlefield 2 for Xbox 360.
I also came across a copy of The Big Book of Hell by Matt Groening. I paid $2.00 for this and it was absolutely worth it, I love Groening’s older stuff(before Simpsons).

We just had our first snow on Oct 29th here in PA and I doubt there will be anymore yard sales or flea markets to go to so I’m not sure when the next time I will be able to update the Thrift Store Junkie portion of this blog. Oh well, till next time.


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