Well I've been cleaning out my boxes and boxes of stuff from my many times moving around and what I've found that I want to sell has been going to a local gaming shop called Vintage Stock. From this however, I have generated enough credit through them that I'm also cashing in on the Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion they were running over the weekend for Labor Day.
On the first day of going I "bought" three games that I've picked up are for the PS2. Shining Force NEO, Shining Force EXA and Ratchet Deadlocked. Not the best games in their respective franchises, but games I'm interested in and got all three for $20. Ratchet was free, because it was under $15 and the others we're $15 each. Granted I'm not sure when I'm ever going to be able to play these games, but at least I traded in to get them. It's not like I wasn't interested in them around the times the released, but I just never took the plunge to get them. Now I do and it didn't cost me really anything to get them.
Yesterday (Sunday, September 2) I went with more stuff to sell and picked up The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (DC), Gobin Commander (PS2) and finally Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (PS2). [as a side note I will likely be returning these three games, because the local store that I got them from screwed me over with their trade/gift card]. Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks will likely be a co-op affair since it seems like it was best suited to play with a friend.
When I look back on the day, I must admit that I wasn't completely enthralled with the selection of games for purchase or the price amounts, but I also think I scored some gems on this journey through Labor Day video game shopping. I just think that most of my purchases now will switch more and more to online stores.