Ask the in-store staff at your local Cash Converters and they’ll happily share a secret: savvy retro collectors actively use the revamped Cash Converters Webshop to easily scan nearly 12,000 games, consoles, controllers and accessories across Australia. Every item in each store gets photographed. Grab an N64 with Goldeneye for the cost of a new game. Save big on discounted Xbox and PlayStation titles. Here’s a sample of the inspiring nostalgia you can score right now. Find your local Cash Converters store and get updates via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram Google+. Cash Converters is always looking for new stock, and pays cash on the spot. Just take your items with 100 points of ID.
Catch Up On Some Classics... On The Cheap
Metal Gear Solid 5, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Fable Legends and, we're guessing, Red Dead Redemption 2 arrive on next-gen in 2015, so make sure you’re caught up on each story -- from just $10 bucks each! Search the Cash Converters Webshop.
Original Sonic The Hedgehog: Sega Master System
There’s all sorts of hidden treasures in your local Cash Converters. Spotted in one local store: a highly collectable boxed copy of the original Sonic for the Master System. Definitely closer to home than eBay.
Get A PS3 Or Xbox 360 From Around $100
A low-cost PS3 or 360? Prettttttty tempting if you’re looking for a Christmas gift or, say, an office FIFA machine for the silly season. As you’d expect, prices depend on configuration and condition. You’ll also find discounted DualShock 3 and 360 controllers.
Get Your GameCube On
Grab the classic GameCube from just $99 and you you’ll be ‘born to play’ all over again. While you’re at it, get a blast from the past with this console’s essential Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader -- complete with next-generation (hey, for 2001/2002) bump mapping and 480p support.
Kick Some Arse On The Game Gear
Back in the day, Mortal Kombat II was one of those games that blew you away in how successfully it ported from the arcade to the 16-bit SNES and Mega Drive. Though sacrifices had to be made for 8-bit consoles, it’s generally agreed that MKII on Sega’s Game Gear handheld is one of the best – if not the best – fighting game on any 8-bit console. Though four fighters were cut from the game (including nut-punching Johnny Cage), you get all the blood and gore politicians at the time didn’t want you to have, along with fatalities. A great pick-up for just $12 if you own Sega’s classic portable.
Get Fit With The Wii Balance Board + Wii Console: Just $35
It’s not that long ago that Wii controllers were flying across lounge rooms and accidentally cracking TV screens (wear the wrist-strap damn it!). Now you can pick-up an original Wii console from just $20… and the Balance Board from just $15, plus Wii Fit to get your Yoga on. The Balance Board is also supported by newer Wii titles including UFC Personal Trainer, Shaun White Snowboarding, EA Sports Active and Wii Fit U on the Wii U console.
Oh, and remember the Tony Hawk Ride with Board skateboard for the Nintendo Wii? Cash Converters has that for $25.
Cheap As Chips: Poker Packs, Board Games And Party Games
Planning a card night with your mates? Cash Converters can be a really economical and hassle-free way grab everything you need -- including fancy poker chips. You’ll also find an assortment of classic board games, jigsaw puzzles and party video games – from Rock Band and DJ Hero controllers to Buzz trivia (with buzzers that’ll plug into the PS2 or PS3).
Pick Up A Quality iPad, Android Tablet, Laptop Or PC
Apple just announced the new iPad Air 2, so now is a great time to grab last year’s premium iPad Air at a discount. It’s still one of the great mobile gaming platforms, especially if you’re addicted to Hearthstone. Cash Converters also has great prices on Apple MacBooks, big-brand Windows laptops (from just a couple hundred dollars) and even full-fledged gaming desktops. The PC tower photographed here was just $49 bucks.
Pick Up Some Extra Controllers, Remotes, Accessories
Whether it’s a second controller for FIFA (or even four players for Gauntlet and Super Smash Bros.), we’ve all been caught without enough controllers at some point. So don’t make your friends sit out of the action when you can grab extra controllers so inexpensively at Cash Converters. PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, NES joysticks; you name it.
Be Savvy, search Cash Converters Webshop
Cash Converters stores are dotted around the place (see store locator); all nice and convenient to get to. But using Webshop to quickly search through (and get home delivery from) every shop in Australia from the convenience of your office chair definitely has its perks.
From Game Boy Color classics like The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons to the Atari 2600 Sports Action Pak to inexpensive but high quality titles for the 3DS, Xbox/One and PlayStation 3 and 4 -- the choice is yours.
Now you have the same advantage as serious collectors.