Sunday, May 28, 2017

Goodwill Gold Episode 4 Sidewinder!

Hello and welcome to Episode 4 of my Goodwill Gold series. Each Goodwill Goal episode will be about cool things that I find and purchase while adventuring through Goodwill. Today I have some finds from the land of the video game.
I've been scrounging around my local Goodwills for the past six months or so and except for a ridiculously priced Indiana Jones game I haven't come across any NES games. So recently I was looking through the aisles and I come across four NES games. They were all garbage games that I can't even remember at this point but I do know that they wanted 10 dollars for each of them. These are games I've not even heard of before and they aren't rare or in demand to give them that price so I passed. 

So I go in a week later and low and behold they are all gone except for Championship Bowling which now had a $1.99 sticker on it and with that I had bought my first NES game. Better still is that this game came with a plastic protector case. I remember when I was a kid some of my friends had them for their games and I wanted them really bad but now 30 years later I got one and a game for $1.99.

Next, I find myself in the electronics section and I spy a green cardboard box on the top rack. I see what it says and immediately pull it down.

I remember the Microsoft Sidewinder joysticks as expensive sticks and just like the cases above I always wanted a Sidewinder. Now I have seen boxes like this at Goodwill before that were empty but this box was filled with the joystick so I purchased it for the $3.99 they wanted for it.

Once I get home I set the box down on the table and open it up to get a better look at my new Sidewinder. I pull it out and to my horror, the joystick is some other brand that I've never heard of and not my Microsoft Sidewinder. This stick could be a good one and I've never heard of it but I wanted the Sidewinder. I do like that fake stick has a cool looking cover that you have to flip before you can fire the main weapon.

Well, I was taken by Goodwill but since it only cost $3.99 I'm really not out anything as I did get a joystick with a cool cover on it. That's a lesson for you fellow Goodwill adventures, make sure that the thing in the box is what's it's suppose to be.

Championship Bowling for the NES cost me $1.99 and my joystick was $3.99 for a grand total of $5.98. Thank you for reading Episode 4 of Goodwill Gold and I hope to see you next time.

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