Post Your Thrift Store Finds!

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  1. applefan1997 macrumors 6502

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    I think there was another thread like this a while ago, but I cant find it. Anyway, post interesting things you bought in thrift stores!

    I've found a few that I'll try to post.

    First is what I believe is the Japanese version of the SNES, the Super Famicom. I got it for $5, with the AV cables. I don't even know if it works. Looks pristine. How much is that worth anyway?
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    Anyone else?
     
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  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It was...
    :eek:
     
  4. applefan1997 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just realized that, thanks. Fixed it after publishing.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I know.

    I did delete my original message...

    Sorry.:eek:
     
  6. applefan1997 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's OK. Just dug up this,a 1990's Sony Watchman TV. I can't even use it because of the DTV thing,but FM/AM works great, though. Was only $3.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    It probably does and I figure it will probably take the SNES cartridges we used here but from the looks of it you may have to use a screwdriver to remove the case to plug them in to play on it. the slot looks a bit different.
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    A Super Famicom? Not much. I think maybe $30.

    To get it to work, you'd probably just need to use an adaptor to stick onto the bottom of non-Japanese version of the games. I had one that converted Japanese SNES games to the non-Japanese version. There's probably an adaptor that goes the other way.
     
  9. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Got this at a car boot sale for £3:
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    No idea if it actually works, got no cables, monitor, keyboard or mouse.
     
  10. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    I love old tech that still works great.
     

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  11. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    A.A.'s thrift store/car boot sale finds

    Got a nice Sony CD Walkman recently at a "Lifeline" charity shop -a D-EJ611 for $1.

    What's interesting about this model is the CD Walkman uses the old Walkman logo.

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    Also from the same store, a Nintendo Game Boy Advance:
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    At a car boot sale-a Epson Stylus TX100 printer:
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    In the US the Epson Stylus TX100 is known as the Epson Stylus NX100 and was released last year.
     
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    I found an old Polaroid SX-70 camera. ITs awesome!

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  13. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't been to a thrift store for a year! I need to go..
     
  14. Zaap macrumors 6502

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    Got his Toshiba Portege Laptop for $50 at the W6TRW swap meet here in Redondo Beach, CA. (One of the most awesome places anywhere to find virtually anything tech-related for sale cheap).

    I thought I might have to spend some time fixing it up, but I turned it on and it booted right up, running XP. Works great, weighs about 3 lbs. Perfect for a small writing laptop.
     

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    Got a nice Philips AZ1316 CD Soundmachine today for $20.

    It has:
    -DBB bass boost
    -casssette deck
    -CD player
    -plays CD's/CD-RW/MP3 CD's
    -digital tuning for the radio
    -bass reflex speaker system
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice!-hope you have a good supply of Polaroid film to use with it.
     
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    Wish the thrift store where I live had stuff that good, hah :p
     
  19. applefan1997 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had one of those from a thrift store too, for maybe $7 in '05 or so I dropped it in school though. I believe they were the first CD Walkman model. Previously, they were branded 'Discman,' until the whole portable line consolidated.

    Nice! I purchased several PowerBooks before (vintage). I was given a 1400cs in 03 as my first Laptop by a thrift store. I resist urges to pick every laptop I see in those.

    I need to post the kick-butt 1980's Sony boombox I found for $5 a short while ago.
     
  20. applefan1997 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, albeit off-topic, I got my Sony to work with my DTV box! At least we know it can work properly in this age.
     

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  21. dubels macrumors 6502

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    Awesome find
     
  22. Zaap macrumors 6502

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    Cool! Not bad at all for $3.
     
  23. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    Got a Aiwa XP-EV500 portable CD player for $1.

    Like Sony's CD Walkman models it has bass boost and anti-shock protection-instead of being known as "MEGA BASS" and G-Protection, on Aiwa cd players these are known as :
    DSL (Dynamic Super Loudness)
    On the XP-EV500, this is 2 stage
    E.A.S.S. GP


    [​IMG]
     
  24. Hilmi Hamidi macrumors 6502

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    1 buck! damn!
     
  25. applefan1997 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yesterday I couldn't resist and picked up a Walkman for $3. I just feel a sort of nostalgic attachment to these.
     

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