Collecting Classic Video Games

atari-2600-1548365_960_720A recent trend (well, at this point I guess it’s not so recent) is to have vintage items. For example, vinyl has made a big resurgence in recent years, and it is only getting more popular. So we have one of those “what’s old is new” situations. And it doesn’t only apply to music, but also video games as well.

Collectors will proudly show off their collections of old Atari games and stacks of Commodore 64 cartridges. Even more recent consoles like the Sega Genesis and SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) have their own cult following. It really depends on which one triggers that nostalgia factor for you.

So if you would like to start up a collection of vintage video game gear, or add to your existing collections, here are a few good places to look to find items:

Pawn shops will occasionally have these types of things. People often pawn their entire collection and then they just sit collecting dust. You may need to call around to find a pawn shop ft lauderdale that carries these types of things, but you could get lucky and find a nice-sized sampling of retro games and consoles.

Online is of course a sure-fire way to go, but items can be pricey because the seller is likely aware of the demand. You’ll be able to find exactly what you want, but not necessarily at the lowest price. Use this for when you’re absolutely stuck on finding that one piece you simply must have.

Garage sales and yard sales often contain great finds in terms of old video games. Again, it is a patience game and you need to be willing to look around for things. Flea markets could be put into this category as well.