|Posted by japaneseretrovideogames on July 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM|
Writing this blog before i go out on a very long trip to buy more retro.Usually i spend a lot of time buying tons of stock in the summer. Because of this i have less time to work on website and also but i put in as much time as possible on both.
These trips involve a lot of planning, Japan is easy to travel by car but things must be considered ie; How quicker is the highway than normal roads and is that particular highway toll value for money.I always take a flask of tea (milk tea) with me, Iphone for listening to LBC radio in the car and sometimes PSP for gaming and maybe watch a UMD. For food we are spoilt for choice, 24 hour convinience stores are all over Japan, selling alcohol, Japanese hot and cold snacks and even fried chicken and fried potatoes. The prices are reasonable and food is of pretty decent quality. If i feel like a sit down it may be a burger or pizza place. Quite often it is a Japanese burger joint named Mos Burger, freshly made burgers that taste excellent, little more expensive than the others but worth the extra.
As for getting to the shops well i have to consider many things; peoples wants lists, fast selling stock, bargain stock and of course anything for my own collection. When confronted by hundreds or thousands in some cases of games for sale you must really keep a cool head and know your stuff. I regulary check the current value of retro games and keep a mental note to help me find the best bargains. Even to this day i may find a title i never knew before and may take a risk in buying, 90% of the time my judgement is right and i have usually found a great deal.
I'd better get ready and hit those game shops.:D