Week two of the video game store is now over and man does it looks a thousand times better. I rearranged some of the shelves and started to reprice some of the games. I found several games that most likely were never checked to see if they were up to par with current prices. for instance I found a Rockband game (no guitar) with $30 price tag on it still! There still is a lot of work to be done and I tried to stay as late as possible on Sunday and get it completely finished but I was unable to. Apparently when they say they shut everything down at 6:30 they mean it and shut off all the power, leaving me unable to finish cleaning AND make a video! You can see in some of the photos where it seems to be a bit dark and that is why.
I did find a few cool items in the store including a headset for the NES and a nice copy of Lufia for Gameboy Color! Lufia was severely under priced and I’m glad I found it before someone else did. Some of the Gameboy games had sticker directly on the labels and drove me NUTS trying to get them off. Unfortunately I did rip a few labels but the majority of them were saved! woot! Lets all take a moment to poor a little of our Redbull or coffee out for all the damaged video games we had this weekend. While we are on the label subject, I did start to implement the cover art in the universal media cases onto the store floor. If you look a the picture with the Super Nintendo games you can see the few that I got done and put out with the carts. Eventually I will have all the cases done like that and will no longer need to put stickers on the carts and forever removing the chance of a damaged game because of a stupid price tag.
I want to give a thanks for all the help I got this weekend from my wife Deanna, my sister in law Lisa and our friend Briana! If it wasn’t for them, there would have been no way I could have cleaned that store and helped customers. THANK YOU GIRLS SO MUCH! Also I wanted to Thank Will from Reddit for coming out and trading some awesome games! He had his eye on some of the Sega Master System games I had and he brought some amazing games to trade. He traded a sealed copy of Street Fighter 2 AND yes there’s more… WAIT FOR IT… a SEALED copy of Xenogears!!! Lastly I wanted to thank another collector Brian, for coming in and checking out the store. After he saw the games I had in the Universal Media Cases, he bought a few from me and decided to do the same to his collection.
Next week the next fun part begins… Inventorying the store!