Gamecube Console - Used - £1.99 @ Game (Instore)
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Gamecube Console - Used - £1.99 @ Game (Instore)

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Found 20th Jan 2013
Hi all,

Probably not a great, current deal, but I thought it was a good one and I got a bargain.

Yesterday, after a craving to reply a Zelda game, I went into town with the intention of buying a Gamecube or a cheap wii.

I went to the Game (Formerly Gamestation) that I've been going to for years, and enquired as to how much one such console might set me back. After learning that a Wii would be around £60(!), I cautiously enquired as the price of a GC. I was told £3, which I thought was an absoloute bargain! I said that I would one, and I asked if they had any spare official controllers, to which they replied they did not. 1 more console, please! Was where I went next.

After one of the staff went away to dig out my 2 consoles, I was reminded that I might need a memory card. I picked one of those up at £1.99, too.

The strapping young lad returned with 3 consoles in hand and gave me a choice. I picked the 2 I wanted ( a mint condition platinum one and an OK black on) and they were scanned through the till, where they came up at an incredible £1.99 each! I Was flabbergasted.

Needless to say, sharing is caring. I know its not an xbox 720 or a Playstation 18, and Black Ops 2 isnt on it, but for the likes of Zelda, Pikmin, SSB, Mario etc, Im more than happy for my 2 sterling!

Proof in first post, enjoy!

HTH!

278 Comments

Original Poster

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Original Poster

I can also confirm, that my PAL Zelda Wind Waker works with them.

ty

Amazing if you can find one, some incredible games on the GC.

cex will buy the ones you don't want for £5,free gamecube+profit

well done

I used to love mario kart double dash on the gamecube

Going to have to find a PS1 and command and conquer red alert I've been dying to play it!! Great deal for the older gamer

Haha great price, did they still have any games for GC in there though?
Wouldn't mind grabbing one of these for eternal darkness resi 4 and few others.

Original Poster

They didnt have games, no, but I have a few select ones from my years of collecting.

I found a zelda a few years ago for £1.99 in a cash converters, and couldnt say no - Even though I didnt have the console. Paid off though, Im gonna play that game hard! I Just got dishonoured, but that can wait, lol!

Got one off of ebay for about £15 a few months back, they're never this cheap so an absolute bargain!

Shame the games are so expensive second-hand; if you have some still kicking around or can find them in a shop that doesn't know they're value you'll have yourself a good console with some great games for nearly nothing!

Who needs next gen

Most likely find these in Ex-Gamestation stores - Gamestation pricing had these at £14.99, but now all the items are under the same pricing (I.e. Game's pricing) they are all £1.99 - when our local Gamestation closed we got all their cubes at Game, about 4 of them, and they were £1.99 back then too.

Definitely worth a check - obviously staff may have snapped them up, but most staff these days only play COD/FIFA so well worth a check like I say.

none in basingstoke unfortunately, just checked with a mate who works there. they cleared their old stock of consoles etc when they were in administration last year

kick82

Going to have to find a PS1 and command and conquer red alert I've been … Going to have to find a PS1 and command and conquer red alert I've been dying to play it!! Great deal for the older gamer



Just play it on the PC its infinitely better

WOW seems like it was ment to be judgeing by your reciept you walked into game with the exact amount of change of £5.97 because the till did not owe you any change .. this deal is going to be super hott im gona go on a hunt to my local game store

Resident evil 4 here I come!!!!

Original Poster

bharats

WOW seems like it was ment to be judgeing by your reciept you walked into … WOW seems like it was ment to be judgeing by your reciept you walked into game with the exact amount of change of £5.97 because the till did not owe you any change .. this deal is going to be super hott im gona go on a hunt to my local game store



I paid with loyalty points!

lucky **** lol parden my french

Good deal, I do recommend you buy a scart lead for it however, the normal red, white and yellow cables are atrocious picture quality wise.

Nice find op....have some heat.

Banned

Excellent deal.

game in swindon said they have stacks of them i got a few weeks back, they also gave me a controller for the £1.99

Original Poster

antonio369

game in swindon said they have stacks of them i got a few weeks back, … game in swindon said they have stacks of them i got a few weeks back, they also gave me a controller for the £1.99



It came with a controller, I just bought a second console to get a second controller.

Cold. No HDMI.

bharats

lucky **** lol parden my french

I'm in Caerleon, but can't get down to Newport (where your GAME is)! Too much snow!

Thanks op!

crumpo

Shame the games are so expensive second-hand; if you have some still … Shame the games are so expensive second-hand; if you have some still kicking around or can find them in a shop that doesn't know they're value you'll have yourself a good console with some great games for nearly nothing!



Agreed, I got hold of a few GC games when I got my Wii (F-zero, Star Wars games etc) but didn't really get much of a bargain on any of them. The Star Wars games in particular seem to hold their value.

Still worth the money though...

heat added

What a bargain!
Cant beat an oldschool console. When I worked for Currys back in the day I got a boxed original xbox for 97p. Keeping that and my PSONE for my little boy when he is big enough so we can keep Daddy's precious PS3 safe

my 10yr old asked for this for xmas lol...he wanted luigis mansion and super mario sunshine. I paid £15 with 2 games locally. If anyone has a spare controller tho please let me know? x

I have a Qoob, with hundreds of games but sadly I don't have the time to play it nowadays (5 children = very little me time! lol)

Open to offers! ;-)

heat from me purely for the humor in the OP and for posting proof. does seem like a great deal for a kids bedroom too.

kick82

Going to have to find a PS1 and command and conquer red alert I've been … Going to have to find a PS1 and command and conquer red alert I've been dying to play it!! Great deal for the older gamer


if you can find a copy of the game it will work on the ps3 if you have 1

Incredible price for a brilliant console.

Still regularly play my GC. Nothing beats the Star Wars games IMO. Best SW games ever made. Did you manage to snag the original GC with the RGB port? Mine has it and the games look crystal on a HDTV with a RGB lead. :-)

plumberman01

my 10yr old asked for this for xmas lol...he wanted luigis mansion and … my 10yr old asked for this for xmas lol...he wanted luigis mansion and super mario sunshine. I paid £15 with 2 games locally. If anyone has a spare controller tho please let me know? x





Not ideal, but Deal Extreme have 3rd party controllers. dx.com/s/g…ube.

grumblesheeve

I have a Qoob, with hundreds of games but sadly I don't have the time to … I have a Qoob, with hundreds of games but sadly I don't have the time to play it nowadays (5 children = very little me time! lol)Open to offers! ;-)



I might be interested, are they potty trained?

Awesome console. love the mariokart doubledash too. heat added.:{

Banned

Is this a 1200 spin or 1400 spin version?


Edited by: "davehills9" 20th Jan 2013

Banned

Hot deal.

Banned

Reason why GC games have held their value is that they can be played on the Wii and are thus still in demand.
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