Went 'garage saleing' (can't figure out the correct spelling on that one) with a buddy from work this weekend. We hadn't seen anything great yet when we passed a sale with a bunch of puzzles/board games on a shelf in the driveway. We stopped so I could see what kind of board games were there (not interested in garage sale puzzles unless there still sealed, seems like it just a nightmare waiting to happen, just about ready to finish a 750 piece puzzle only to find out it's a 748 piece puzzle). I lost interest in the board games as I got closer to the shelf unit. Up on the top shelf was a N64 cartridge some PC games and an original XBOX.
I had been looking to score an XBOX for a while, I got TRON 2.0 for Christmas about 8 years ago and haven't been able to play it through yet. My son has an XBOX but it's in his room so I've only played it a few times.
I saw an XBOX at a thrift store a few months ago but they wanted $50 and that was more than I was willing to spend.
I asked the girl if there was anything wrong with the XBOX. She said no and that it was her brother's and he now has a 360 so he doesn't need to original. I asked how much for the N64 cartridge (Aidyn Chronicles) and the XBOX (console, power cable, A/V cable, four controllers and a headset).
She said $1 for the N64 cartridge and $15 for the XBOX and accessories. I asked if she would take $12 for both, she said yes. I'm not much of a wheeler and dealer but my buddy is and I was succumbing to the peer pressure.
So I consider that $11 for the XBOX with accessories. When I got it home I see that it has two Microsoft controllers and two third party controllers. The headset is for an XBOX 360 and is not backwards compatible as far as I can tell and I'm not planning on signing up for XBOX Live. Off to Gamestop it went and I received $2.40.
So I basically got an original XBOX and four controllers for $8.60. Not too bad.