Hit Goodwill today. On the shelf where I previously found an abused PlayStation I discovered a Super Nintendo. Nearby, jumbled up in random power adapters I found a controller. On the back wall with all the cords and connectors I found an RF switch and SNES adapter. All together this console cost me $15. It still needs to be cleaned and tested, but I have high hopes. The cord to the controller looks like it was once caught in a drawer, but even if it's damaged I'm confident I can fix it.
Believe it or not, this is my first SNES. Of course I've played Super Nintendos before, but they weren't MINE. Friends, family, room-mates, video store rental... all that SNES gameplay and never on a system of my own. I'll say it again, I love Goodwill.
Over with the VHS tapes I found a stack of about 15 games for $1.99 each. Since I have limited resources right now I only picked out 4 games. Now my SNES game collection is Jurassic Park, Mortal Kombat (just had to get this), Tin Star, and F-Zero. Of course, Mortal Kombat is looking especially krusty. I'm going to give it a serious cleaning before I try playing it. I also found the Shadowrun Street Samurai Catalog (Shadowrun 7104).
Back on the wall with all the cords and connectors I also found 3 PlayStation power cords, another SNES adaptor, a Sega Genesis adaptor, and get this... An Atari 2600 adaptor! I scoured the store looking for the 2600 that must have been there in week 47, but to no avail. I thought I had found it in the answering machines, but I was mistaken.
I got everything for $30.87 after tax. I'm definitely going back next week.