Miracles Still Happen at Thrift Stores

Kenn S. was down on his luck when he walked into an ARC thrift store and nabbed the find of a lifetime!

So one day while I was laid off from work, down in the dumps, I trotted on over to an ARC. I walk in not really expecting anything. I see a huge stack of games near the CD’s. There was a lot of them, so they didn’t put them in the showcase like they usually do. I think to my self, “OH BOY!  30 Mario duck hunts and John Elway Quarterback!”

So as I approach the games there were two other guys kind of hovering near the games and one had his phone out. I take a look…oh there’s an SNES Link To The Past, Mega Man 1-3, and Ducktales. “Nice,” I say to myself with my best pokerface on.

Then, it happened.

Bubble Bobble 2. Just sitting there. My heart drops. I calmly pick it up and start picking up the others. The other two guys decided to walk away. I almost couldn’t contain my excitement.


How would you feel if you found a Bubble Bobble 2 in a thrift store like Kenn?  I’d worry about my health, that’s for sure.


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About John Blanco

John Blanco is an avid game collector and loves to write about his hobby as much as he participates in it. He run the Denver Retro Gamers Facebook group in Denver, Colorado, and coordinates swap-style meetups with dozens of other collectors every couple of months.

One thought on “Miracles Still Happen at Thrift Stores

  1. If I ran into something like that at a thrift store, I’d probably punch the air and squeal like a little girl. This would be done when no one is around, of course. The poker face part would be when I am at the register paying, but I’m sure my hands would be shaking just a little. Once in the car, windows go down, Lamb of God pumping through the speakers and I am yelling HELL F****G YEAH!!!! out the window like a mad man. The Gaming Gods shone upon Kenn that day and blessed him! =)

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