Hawkeye Keeps an Eye on Craigslist So You Don’t Have To!
Hawkeye is a new app for Android devices that can keep an eye on Craigslist for you so you don’t have to. This is awesome for retro collectors like myself as I spent too much of my day running searches every 15 minutes. Now, instead of having to read through search results, Hawkeye will notify you when […]
A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Seller!
Sellers can be crazy on Craigslist.  No, not stalker-killer crazy, I mean they can sometimes cheat themselves out of lots of money by poorly describing what it is they’re selling, selling items they’ve never advertised or accepting offers much too quickly. Today, I’d like to share a story of a seller going...
A Buyer In Need
Reddit member Haonk was making what he thought was a simple pickup on a nifty deal for a Super Nintendo bundle via Craigslist.  While the far-away neighborhood seemed a bit dodgy, all was normal as he tells it: He originally wanted $45, but through a series of texts, I haggled it down to $25. He lives about […]
Identifying a Scam on Craigslist
Among the best places to find great deals on games is Craigslist, the online flea market that focuses on facilitating local, in-person transactions.  Some of my best collection pieces came from great deals with strangers that lived within 10 minutes of my home.  Alas, as usual, scammers are out to ruin the fun for everybody....
Buying the Big Lot Nabs NES/SNES/N64 for $300
John B. checked Craigslist one last time before heading out for lunch with the family on Valentine’s Day.  He saw an ad selling NES games for $5 each, SNES for $7, and N64 for $9 and sirens went off! Whenever you see someone selling games at a flat price per cart, especially a low price, […]
Stories of the Video Game Collector
For many of us, waking up on a Saturday morning and playing some Atari 2600 with our brothers and sisters, still clad in our pajamas, are cherished memories we cling to tightly.  A simpler time.  A golden age.  While others move on to newer fads, though, some of us refuse to let go. Hidden in the shadows of the modern gaming...
What is Craigslist?
Whereas eBay is an online auction and store where you’ll never meet the person you bought that Star Wars Lunchbox from, Craigslist is a local site where buyers and sellers meet in person to exchange their goods.  Some people are uncomfortable with this, sometimes finding it (somewhat justly) dangerous, but if you do it right you...