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Title: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: bobpard on 12:17, 18 December 13

BIG UPDATE TIME!


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Video Game Market (http://events.retrocollect.com/)
Leeds Town Hall - Saturday 15th March 2014


Open 10am - 4pm
1,000s Of Video Games
Collectibles, Merch & more
Everything From Spectrum, SNES, Dreamcast To PlayStation 4



Fed up of missing the bargains at the car boot sales? Annoyed at the frequent bidding wars on online auction sites? Prefer to inspect your item before buying? You're in luck!


On Saturday 15th March 2014 RetroCollect (http://www.retrocollect.com) is hosting the very first UK Video Game Market in the centre of Leeds. This event will host up to 40 different traders/sellers each with their own stock of video games - old and new - allowing you to shop to your heart's content, in person, without the early morning starts or the constant refreshing to check your bids.


Expect to see countless retro & modern games, rare titles, Japanese & US import releases, video game merchandise, toys, comics & books, strategy guides, modified consoles and much much more!


And last but not least, be sure to bring along your spare games and unwanted titles. Trading is very much encouraged, and who knows, you may find that your gaming holy grail is within reach through part-exchanging and some old-fashioned car boot sale style haggling!


Find Out More Here! (http://events.retrocollect.com/)


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Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: Gryzor on 20:37, 25 December 13
Damn, wish I could go to one of these...
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: bobpard on 21:10, 03 January 14
come on over anyway :-)  make a weekend of it  :D
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:55, 03 January 14
come on over anyway :-)  make a weekend of it  :D
I plan to go to this and see what there is to buy. I hope there may be some of the newer cpc releases there.
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: TFM on 22:58, 03 January 14
Well, maybe you have to bring em there ... Have fun!  :) 
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: Gryzor on 21:09, 04 January 14
come on over anyway :-)  make a weekend of it  :D


Yeah, I'm sure the missus would be VERY happy for me to spend a wad of cash on traveling abroad for such an event :D
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: bobpard on 19:03, 05 January 14
I've updated the first post with lots of seller information :-)



Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: BluesBrothers on 03:12, 10 January 14
I will be there and will have a stall. Hope to have a range of CPC dust covers available along with the usual selection of software and a load of other classic gaming over a multitude of platforms.

It would be awesome to see some Wiki members there 8)


Yeah, I'm sure the missus would be VERY happy for me to spend a wad of cash on traveling abroad for such an event :D

Just tell her it's all about promoting the Wiki. You could even bring her along and make a holiday of it, there is some very nice places to visit in Yorkshire (unfortunately Leeds isn't one of them)  ;)
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: Gryzor on 22:28, 10 January 14
Hey, you got CPC covers? I need a couple!
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: BluesBrothers on 22:46, 10 January 14
Hey, you got CPC covers? I need a couple!

I am having a couple of CPC's and a number of other machines fitted for newly made dust covers a fortnight from now and from then until the 15th March production is most likely going to be flat out building up stock for the event. Once the event is over I will be better situated to put these up for general release. More news will follow once I know a little more myself
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: BluesBrothers on 07:15, 12 January 14
Any members here decided whether or not they're likely to attend yet?
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: TMR on 12:59, 12 January 14
Any members here decided whether or not they're likely to attend yet?

The odds are very good that i'll be there with my beloved since we're based in Leeds and know the Retro Collect bunnies from a couple of get-togethers organised through the Retro Gamer forums.

i'll be the one carrying a C64 under my arm for identification or something. =-)
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: BluesBrothers on 00:36, 14 January 14
The odds are very good that i'll be there with my beloved since we're based in Leeds and know the Retro Collect bunnies from a couple of get-togethers organised through the Retro Gamer forums.

i'll be the one carrying a C64 under my arm for identification or something. =-)

Well you could do that with a CPC464 cos you'd need one hell of a turning circle - a bit like carrying a set of ladders :laugh:

Look forward to seeing you there. ;)
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: bobpard on 20:20, 14 January 14
Well, maybe you have to bring em there ... Have fun!  :)

I would love to come over and do a sales fair :-)  You never know, if this is a success then why not :-)
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: BluesBrothers on 21:58, 22 January 14
I am having a couple of CPC's and a number of other machines fitted for newly made dust covers a fortnight from now and from then until the 15th March production is most likely going to be flat out building up stock for the event. Once the event is over I will be better situated to put these up for general release. More news will follow once I know a little more myself

And now thanks to Redbox I will have a 664 which I can fit for a dust cover so should have these too :P
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: BluesBrothers on 22:58, 25 January 14

I would love to come over and do a sales fair :-)  You never know, if this is a success then why not :-)

Could do a European tour, now that would be cool 8), though in truth I think my misses would be pissed >:(
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: TFM on 02:18, 26 January 14
If you ever come to New Orleans... there will be a place to sleep and extraordinary food. I already ordered an american CTM, but still wait for it to arrive...
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: BluesBrothers on 02:13, 27 January 14
I'd love to come to New Orleans buddy but unfortunately I've been a bad boy in the past and they would not let me in to the US. They are amazingly anal over quite slight mistermeaners. I'm a huge fan of Blues and Jazz so New Orleans is like Mecca for me. Oh well, what can I say - I was young:-[
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: bobpard on 15:01, 11 February 14

MASSIVE UPDATE TIME!! Full list of sellers at the Video Game Market . There are still some more announcements to come too! If everyone could spread the word that would be amazing, hope to see you all there


RetroCollect Presents…


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[size=150]Leeds Town Hall - Saturday 15th March 2014[/size]


Open 10am - 4pm
1,000s Of Video Games
Collectibles, Merch & more
Everything From Spectrum, SNES, Dreamcast To PlayStation 4



Fed up of missing the bargains at the car boot sales? Annoyed at the frequent bidding wars on online auction sites? Prefer to inspect your item before buying? You're in luck!


On Saturday 15th March 2014 RetroCollect (http://www.retrocollect.com) is hosting the very first UK Video Game Market in the centre of Leeds. This event will host up to 40 different traders/sellers each with their own stock of video games - old and new - allowing you to shop to your heart's content, in person, without the early morning starts or the constant refreshing to check your bids.


Expect to see countless retro & modern games, rare titles, Japanese & US import releases, video game merchandise, toys, comics & books, strategy guides, modified consoles and much much more!


And last but not least, be sure to bring along your spare games and unwanted titles. Trading is very much encouraged, and who knows, you may find that your gaming holy grail is within reach through part-exchanging and some old-fashioned car boot sale style haggling!


[size=150]Find Out More Here! (http://events.retrocollect.com/)[/size]


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Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: bobpard on 02:47, 02 March 14
only 2 weeks to go now guys!
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: TMR on 14:15, 03 March 14
only 2 weeks to go now guys!

Yays! i'm still not sure if i'll turn up with a C64 under my arm or not... either way, currently got a ridiculously large beard and will probably be wearing a bright red Coca Cola hoodie. =-)
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: Bryce on 14:23, 03 March 14
Hmmmm, lots of facial hair and a bright red coca cola hoody. I'm sure I've seen you around somewhere lately.....

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Bryce.
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: BluesBrothers on 02:34, 04 March 14
Yays! i'm still not sure if i'll turn up with a C64 under my arm or not... either way, currently got a ridiculously large beard and will probably be wearing a bright red Coca Cola hoodie. =-)

Come and see me when you're there and I'll try and ensure you leave with a CPC under your arm instead :D
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: TMR on 10:18, 04 March 14
Come and see me when you're there and I'll try and ensure you leave with a CPC under your arm instead :D

i already have two (well, one and a half since the 6128 didn't come with a monitor or floppy drive and is waiting for funds to be found for a "renovation")... but i have over twenty C64s so they're easier to find around the house at short notice. =-)
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: sigh on 16:36, 04 March 14
I wont be able to make it down.

If I was, I would of liked to have purchased an Panasonic MSX +2, C64, some CPC Plus games, some Amiga games and Wild Guns for the SNES.

I dont really have anything to sell anymore, though I do have some Japanese Sega Saturn imports which haven't been getting much use lately. I know if I were to sell them, I would later on regret it!
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: bobpard on 23:32, 09 March 14

LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO!!


As well as the selling we will also be having Psychotic Psoftware's Xbox Live and PC game to play and also hoping everyone can vote for it on Steam Greenlight too :-)


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Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds 15th March 2014
Post by: Neil79 on 02:00, 10 March 14
Wish I could go! Need some more Amstrad games, but watch out for AmigaHeaven if it's the same person on Ebay as he is a rip off and killing the Amiga market

He also lies, if it is him
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: bobpard on 00:57, 12 March 14

Another update, 3 cabs on freeplay courtesy of the lovely chaps from Nerg


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Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: bobpard on 15:40, 14 March 14

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Hope to see you all there :-)
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: arnoldemu on 19:01, 15 March 14
I went to this today. (I want to mention that this is my own opinion and is an indepedent review of the fair).

There was a long queue that stretched out of the room through the front door and around the corner. I think this was due to the room being small and having a one-out one-in like policy. I am sure that if the event was done again it would be in a larger venue and the queue would be much smaller. I don't want this to put people off because it was worth the wait.

The 1pound entry fee was really good.

Inside the room it was packed with people and you needed patience to make your way through the crowd to get to what you wanted to see. But it was all calm and everyone was polite so it wasn't a problem.

There were about 15 tables each table was packed full of various games and computers. There was stuff on the table, stuff behind the tables, stuff in boxes under the tables. As well as computer and game stuff there was 2 arcade cabs on free play, and some tables had retro/game inspired art. A really nice sewn picture of Outrun, some nice art of video game characters made from beads.

There was loads and loads and loads of games, because it was a video game market ;)  I noticed hundreds of SNES games. If you like SNES you'd love this place, you'd be there for hours looking through them.

There were second hand consoles and computers to buy. I saw a couple of CPC464s, a few more Spectrums, some Amigas. There were quite a lot of hand held consoles.
Loads of carts for various systems both old (e.g Atari) and newer (e.g. N64, SNES, Megadrive).

On one side there seemed to be a lot of Spectrum, Amstrad and C64 tapes. Nice to see them there. There were joysticks and things. One guy was selling some special carts for SNES which you could plug in and play games of SDCard I believe.

I didn't see cables for CPC or HXC or that kind of thing. Perhaps I wasn't looking in the right places. So much to look at.

There were computers to buy at reasonable prices (30 quid for a working CPC464 in nice condition I think was good).
I got in there about 2 hours after it opened.

I saw the Amstrad dust cover in the flesh. Good quality. If you want one I am sure you will be happy with it.

If you missed out on the fair see if you can make it to the next one.
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: TMR on 19:45, 15 March 14
There was a long queue that stretched out of the room through the front door and around the corner. I think this was due to the room being small and having a one-out one-in like policy. I am sure that if the event was done again it would be in a larger venue and the queue would be much smaller. I don't want this to put people off because it was worth the wait.

i was talking to a couple of the organisers and they were caught totally on the hop by demand; they'd estimated 200 through the door and my ticket was numbered 735! i'm sure the problem will be sorted out by the time they do this again.

i saw nobody from here or WOS, but got a chat with the chap who coded Power Up, left a silly message on the Commodore PET and grabbed a clear Zipstik and a USB Comp Pro for reasonable money so was a happy bunny. And i agree that it was worth going to and my beloved and i will be at the next one for sure. =-)
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: arnoldemu on 19:50, 15 March 14
My ticket was 431. I may have seen you but I don't think we know what each other looks like so we could have easily walked past each other without knowing.
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: Gryzor on 20:24, 15 March 14
Saw pics on Twitter. Really envious :(


PS since it was mentioned, anyone knows of a reasonable supply for SNES flashcarts in Europe?
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: Macc on 20:50, 15 March 14
I can only see one photo of it on Twitter, got a link or two?
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: Gryzor on 20:54, 15 March 14
There were quite a few in my stream, but don't have the time to look through it now, apologies :(
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: Macc on 21:03, 15 March 14
No worries dude!
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: Neil79 on 22:01, 15 March 14
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Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: bobpard on 13:14, 17 March 14

Hi everyone, i have finally recovered from the weekend (and what a weekend it was) so I wanted to give a massive thanks out to everyone who attended, sold at and helped us out at the VideoGame Market on Saturday, its great to see soo many people who are interested in retro gaming, i met lots of great people, caught up with lots of old friends and I'm so happy to see the scene being embraced so well.


It was a successful day all round i believe, but there were a number of issues.  As it was the first event it was a sort of unknown, we were kind of testing the market for this, but its a learning experience and we can now plan bigger and better for the next one and plan accordingly so we don't get the same issues as this one.


The turnout for this took us completely by surprise to be honest, we always thought that there was a demand for a purely sales event but never on that level.  So a truly heartfelt thank you for everyone who waited patiently to get in and putting up with the heat and the crowding. 


We were expecting around the 4/500 mark to turn up over the course of the 6 hours, this is the standard type of volume that the comic fairs, toy fairs and vinyl fairs get in Leeds.  We also looked at the big events like Play Expo, Revival, Nerg, Geek, they get lots more visitors but as they have so much more on offer than just selling and are designed to keep you there and entertained for a whole weekend, people go to them for a larger number of reasons, so we honestly believed that 4/500 was a realistic number for the day........ but we actually had over 1500 tickets sold! (and thats not including all of the under 16s who came in for free). 


The venue had a maximum capacity which we reached early on, and then for health and safety reasons it had to operate on a one in one out policy, so unfortunately it did mean that people had to wait for long periods of time, but as the day went on the queues went down and in the end everybody would have been able to get in.  We went through the queue a few times apologising for the wait, giving out sweets and t shirts and everyone we spoke to seemed ok with it (and it looked like a lot of people were making new retro buddies in the queue).  So thanks for the patience and understanding guys, hope you all got some good pickups inside. 


We definitely need a much much larger venue next time and that is what we will get for you guys! In hindsight we should have gone for the main hall room, it is massive and would have had the space to accommodate everyone easily but we have learned a lot from Saturday and we can now plan accordingly for future events now we have real tangible numbers to work with.  Let us know your thoughts too, what did you enjoy, what didn't you like, what did you buy too?


Personally, it was great to see so much retro goodness in one room, i love seeing all of the games, machines and fellow enthusiasts.  Thanks again for coming, thanks to everyone involved and I'm looking forward to seeing you all at the next one.


Roll on the sequel!! .....


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Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: Carnivius on 13:29, 17 March 14
I should have finally gotten driving by end of this year (doing a course now and have my test in May but I'll need time to get a car) so may attend the next one of these.  :)
Title: Re: The Video Game Market Sales Fair - Leeds THIS SATURDAY!!!
Post by: BluesBrothers on 20:15, 18 March 14
Absolutely awesome. We traded there and as a seller and it was obvious that a bigger venue is required for future events but given this was an unknown quantity the organisers did a fantastic job and on the whole I think the majority left very happy indeed.
Can't wait for the next one.
The only real downer for me was that I had no internet when I returned home and have only just managed to get back online to see everyone's pics, vids and reaction.
Hats off to Steve and the rest of the gang for making this such a great occasion and put me at the top of the list for the next one please.