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triverse
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Hello all

Postby triverse » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:04 pm

Hi,

I am 32 years old and am somewhat of a video game fanatic, currently in the magazine collecting phaze and not so much the gaming part (though what I have keeps me pretty much in games with no problem).

Great site, love the icons there on the left of this window while typing. Talked a little with White Knight on Atari Age's message board and took him up on the posting about checking out his forums. Nice.

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Re: Hello all

Postby megasdkirby » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:48 pm

Welcome!!!!! :)

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Rob
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Re: Hello all

Postby Rob » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:42 pm

Welcome. I'm a big game mag collector as well. I probably have more literature about games than I do actual games. :starman:

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Re: Hello all

Postby triverse » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:55 pm

Thank you megasdkirby and Rob, I like the site already and hope that it is able to grow and get that much better as time goes on.

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Re: Hello all

Postby Carlos » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:07 pm

Welcome to the forums, bro! Old school mag collecting...something I should look into.
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Re: Hello all

Postby triverse » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:18 pm

Carlos, you should have been on ebay about a month ago, there were all kinds of old gaming mag auctions up (I sold Gamefan #3 in bad condition for $13), watched someone pay $475 for Gamefan #1 then another guy bought #2 for $250. On the same day, watched a set of Game Informers #1 through 10 go for only $35 (what is the world coming to? I like Gamefan but not enough to pay almost $500 for it).
It is interesting looking at the ads and such that ran back in the day (I have a thread on Retromags where people are posting the funnier ones).

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Rob
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Re: Hello all

Postby Rob » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:41 am

Yeah, I saw a lot of those crazy auctions here lately.

Did you notice that the ebaying of gamer mags seems to be a seasonal thing? It seems like it always picks up a lot of steam come springtime, and usually peters out around early fall. Around Christmas time this past year I saw some crazy stuff like EGM #1 walk at 5.00! Insanity, man!!!

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Re: Hello all

Postby triverse » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:31 am

I have noticed that Rob. I recently picked up Game Informer 58 through 64 for $2 a piece and already have it arranged with another ebay member to sell them all to him for $40 plus $5 shipping and I spent less than $20 total. Of course he is a reseller so that is expected. Of course they will be scanned before selling.
I think I saw that issue of EGM go for $5 or so. I think I caught it with something like 4 minutes left and went to check my paypal account for funds and came back and it was ended already (I hate paypal, a lot).

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Re: Hello all

Postby Darryl B. » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:05 am

That works with regular game console selling as well, probably when "garage sale season" ends, pretty much.
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Re: Hello all

Postby triverse » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:12 am

I am sure I am in the same boat as most people here, no money when the good stuff hits ebay. lol.
I love garage/yard sales, I have been fortunate enough to pick up all kinds of rare things, at least rare in other parts of the country but readily available here in Arkansas (comic books are a big thing here but rarer up north, or at least people pay more for them up there).

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Re: Hello all

Postby gamemaster » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:56 pm

Welcome

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Re: Hello all

Postby Golden Beast Studios » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:46 am

Welcome! :occasion14:
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Re: Hello all

Postby triverse » Sat May 16, 2009 2:02 am

Thank you for the welcome comments. How are you guys doing?


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