Friday, June 21, 2013
Retro Game On in Melbourne: Collingwood Cash Converters
While not the classiest place that I could possibly be buying games in Melbourne, I came across a Cashies in my travels within Collingwood and Fitzroy. This was no ordinary Cashies though, this one was special. It was special because it's the first one I've been to in Australia that has had two items; Super Famicom and Dreamcast games.
The last time I saw Dreamcast games in the wild was in France and I've never seen Super Famicom games anywhere except Ebay. While these items weren't the cheapest around, they weren't exactly destroying my wallet either. They were roughly what you would expect to pay online (all were under $20 each).
Melbourne has been great so far, but sadly besides from this the retro scene has been lacking. There was a retro store that I was going to visit, but since I've been here I've been unable to locate their webpage. Even if I don't grab anything else before I leave on Monday, I won't be bothered. There has been lots of interesting vintage and vinyl store to visit instead, and my record collection has grown quite a bit while my wallet has at the same time shrunk. No worries though, maybe I'll cover those and my record setup back in Perth when I get back in a Retro Unrelated.