chocklo wrote:Have to say, not one of them is cracked. I understand with Dreamcast and PS1 cases but nope, it's not something I experience at all with PSP cases.
My biggest beef is against tatty/water damaged inserts. Instructions tend to be fine as well. I suspect that most people tend to leave their instruction manuals alone for PSP games.
Not saying that my PSP games are all in great shape, like I said to Hot Fuzz, when they're turd, I'll get replacements. While a lot of my stuff comes through the post, a lot also comes from the wild. I've said it numerous times before, that's what I love most about wii,DS,PSP collecting. The retro side of things seemed to dry up and collecting for wii, ds and psp have given me a new lease of bargain hunting life.
Again, repeating myself here, I'm not really a PSP connoiseur, in fact, I keep repeating that I'm far from it. I'm an all round collector and PSP is just something I'm concentrating on currently.
Don't get me wrong, it takes hard work. Today, I discovered a nice shop in Sheffield (I think it was called Games and Videos), last Thursday, I visited Solihull CEX, I visited Leeds CEX and Grainger over the weekend, last Friday I visited Wakefield Grainger/Game/CEX. Then I went to Chesterfield CEX/Gamestation the same day. The week before I did Bradford, Huddersfield and Halifax Cexs/Games.I'm also frequently down south as well so I'll always do a circuit round london/Basingstoke/Woking etc. I really enjoy collecting and go games hunting pretty much every day. Picking up stuff in the wild ensures that I get to poke around, ensure they come with insstructions, ensure that the inserts aren't knackered.
So, to summarise, I'm not a minty collector - I'd find it hard to classify my brand of collecting. Sometimes I like to complete collections, sometimes I like to pick the most important titles only.
Every now an then I'll go that extra mile to find a game that I really want in decent nick. For example, I wanted a decent PicPic for the DS. I saw that there was one in CEX Scunthorpe for about £17. Instead of asking them to post it to me for £2.50, I think I spent about £20 on fuel to pick it up (and see it) in person.
Regarding the manuals thing, as spelt out in my golden rules, all of my games regardless of platform MUST have manuals.
On the subject of buying games at the right price, totally agree. That's why I'm filling my boots now. I think that we're in a perfect period now where PSP games are super cheap and relatively easily obtainable.
anyways....if anyone's still awake after reading this....more PSP for today and the weekend....
I think it's great that you are able to visit all these game stores/thrift stores for your games bargains! Wish I could get to more shops in the wild. I tend to buy local within 20 miles as I work pretty local, I do sometimes visit Manchester where I've had some nice bargains and I shop online too mostly on ebay. However I've been stung a few times lately with people listing items as "New" or very good when infact they're pants. It hasn't happened very often though and I've just purchased a 10 game/movie bundle for £30 all as new. Got a few Japanese games I wanted also Initial D "D File" UMD which is a rare promo item as it was only given as a pre-order bonus with the Initial D game in Japan. I'm currently collecting Japanese exclusives for psp and hope to have a good selection of launch titles and obscure picks.
Can I ask chocklo what do you do for a living?? Just interested as you do so much traveling. Some great pick ups on here lately!! Here's a quick video of my current collection and also some very recent psp pick ups! Want to see anything specific let me know.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwFjAjjx ... e=youtu.be