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Yankee Peddler Day flea market

Postby Zap! » Sun May 02, 2010 5:12 pm

This is a local flea market in Staten Island, NY. Outdoors and fairly large, they are held a few times a year. I used to go to these all the time in the early 90's, but haven't gone in about 15 years or so. It was exactly like it used to be, but with a bit less vendors.

Today was perfect, nice weather and 89 degrees. Unfortunately, I didn't see many video games, and of the ones I did see, none were older than some PS2, X-Box, and Game Boy Advance games. The only thing of interest I saw was a loose Radio Shack TRS-80 computer, but I passed it up. Besides a hot dog and soda (and a raffle ticket which lost), I only bought one thing, cassette player, still in box. It was only $5, and had "Xmas 1976" written on the box. Totally retro, will go good with my Arcadia Supercharger.

Even though it was less than stellar, I had a blast, and it reminded me of when I was a teen and used to publish Zap! Anyway, here's a pic of the tape recorder:

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Re: Yankee Peddler Day flea market

Postby Darryl B. » Sun May 02, 2010 5:19 pm

Zap! wrote:I used to go to these all the time in the early 90's, but haven't gone in about 15 years or so.


Yeah I did that with these local awesome record conventions that were held every other month, at one point I didn't miss a single show in a year and a half's time. Now I haven't been for several years. One day I'll start going back to them...

Zap! wrote:Totally retro, will go good with my Arcadia Supercharger.


Yeah, especially in regards to the box! (With the artwork, you forgot to mention the term 'groovy'!)
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Re: Yankee Peddler Day flea market

Postby Rob » Sun May 02, 2010 9:10 pm

Oh man, that box is SO 70's. It almost looks like a fake box that someone designed as a background prop on That Seventies Show. Sort of like "Let's make a stereotypical box that looks like every record cover from 1971!"

I just recently replaced my stolen Fairchild Channel F and it came with a load of boxed games. I'm LOL'ing at how they look exactly like 8 Track cartridges. :)

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Re: Yankee Peddler Day flea market

Postby Darryl B. » Mon May 03, 2010 12:00 am

Rob wrote:Oh man, that box is SO 70's. It almost looks like a fake box that someone designed as a background prop on That Seventies Show. Sort of like "Let's make a stereotypical box that looks like every record cover from 1971!"


(laughs!) EXACTLY! Snirk...
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