Author Topic: The fantastic bargains thread.  (Read 908 times)

Glebe

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The fantastic bargains thread.
« on: April 13, 2019, 09:25:11 PM »
So I picked up Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Prometheus new on Blu-ray at €3 a pop in two different branches of Dealz (Poundland's Irish equivalent) the other day... I had already spotted several copies of DotPotA in a couple of Dealz stores, but I was particularly thrilled when I popped into another branch on a whim and spotted that single copy of Prometheus! Get in! So go on, then... post your recent bargains!

Photographic evidence of my bargains which I have been sad enough to upload:


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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 12:42:16 AM »
I picked up for the first four Descender graphic novels by Jeff Lemire for £1.50 each last week, which I'm rather happy about as it's a superb series.


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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 03:55:15 AM »
Managed to get a $75 ticket for $20 at the Boston Symphony on the grounds that I'm under 40, astonishingly.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 08:20:53 AM »
I don't have many shopping opportunities but I did get a copy of Intermission for 2€ once and someone gave me some fantastic smoked cheese, which they'd made right from the point of taking it out of the mammal, completely free yesterday.  So I feel like a winner.

Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 08:41:30 AM »
Vittoria Rubino Pros going for £9.99 on Chain Reaction.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 11:57:42 AM »
Managed to get a $75 ticket for $20 at the Boston Symphony on the grounds that I'm under 40, astonishingly.

Yes I thought you were way over 40.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 12:53:27 PM »
€3 for Prometheus is not a bargain.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 03:22:25 PM »
Picked up a copy of Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice for £15.99 at Game. Once I'm done with it, I can trade it in at CEX for £18 credit. So not only a bargain, but an actual net gain profit. I bet you this is how Alan Sugar got started.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2019, 03:52:51 PM »
I got a picture vinyl of Mayhem's bootleg live album Dawn Of The Black Hearts, cutely limited to 666 copies, for £40. It goes for around £250 on eBay, but I'll be damned if I'd ever sell it. It's got a photo of the singer with his brains all blown out on it for fucks sake.

I had just finished a transaction in the shop for £30 on a bunch of CDs when I spotted it, and very cheekily asked the fella if I could refund the CDs and pay the extra and just have the Mayhem record. He said he normally would have told me to piss off but I was doing him a favour because "no one in their right mind would ever buy this thing".

edit: fucking hell just clocked one on eBay for £450!!

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2019, 04:34:31 PM »
I have an autographed copy of Thatcher's autobiography (first edition) in my toilet.  I don't know how much they go for but it's staying forever in my toilet.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2019, 04:35:02 PM »
fucking hell just clocked one on eBay for £450!!

What's being asked and what punters will pay can be two very different things, as you'll remember, when your breathing returns to normal.  I've got a copy of the Boijmans Van Beuningen exhibition catalogue 'Donald Judd Furniture' (designed by 8vo!), two copies of which are currently up on eBay, one for £830 and the other for over £4,000.  Yeah, good luck with those.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2019, 04:48:54 PM »
To be fair, you do get free postage on the four thousand quid one.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2019, 04:56:54 PM »
stop shitting on my dreams i'm hungover and i need these shreds of hope

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2019, 05:00:01 PM »

£3 Halfords

Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2019, 05:23:02 PM »
Yesterday I picked up a framed poster for a Cab Calloway gig in Glasgow from 1989. It’s signed by the man himself and it only cost me £10. No idea of the actual worth but it seemed like a bargain.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 05:28:32 PM »
I got an inexplicably cheap bus ticket and when I looked at it it had OAP printed on it.

Actually a lie, sorry.  This never happened.

Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2019, 06:23:25 PM »
found some stuff in a skip

Glebe

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 06:59:33 PM »
So I feel like a winner.




€3 for Prometheus is not a bargain.

Cheeky get!

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2019, 09:52:13 PM »
I used to collect Japanese versions of Megadrive games, got about 100 of them in a box at my parents house, some of them have absolutely shot up in value over the last couple of years. As has been pointed out already though it's all very well trying to sell a copy of a game for £1000 on ebay but would you actually get it. Many of my collection are still in fantastic condition and I'm going to sit on them till god knows when as I have no intention of selling them.

Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2019, 09:53:15 PM »
I chucked out all the cases and manuals for my megadrive games. Fucking stupid really.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2019, 09:58:44 PM »
depends, most of the UK versions arn't worth much and how were you to know some might become valuable one day. It always surprises me which games remain worthless and which go on to become must haves which is usually shit games that didn't sell well even over good games that didn't shift many copies.

Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2019, 10:03:00 PM »
Only vaguely related but I just bought a new plastic screen cover for my original game boy after the old one fell off and I ballsed up refitting it. It was about a £2 for a new one.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2019, 11:11:16 PM »
Today I found a crab bell at TK Maxx. The level of joy this inspired in me is really quite tragic.

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Re: The fantastic bargains thread.
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2019, 03:32:58 AM »
What on earth would one do with a crab's bellend?