Shopping and Mingling at AFKxp
Following their triumphant return, AFKxp Tech+Games hosted their first Game Swap Meet at their new location in Downtown Campbell (second floor of LvL UP). This was an opportunity for gamers to search for that special title that defined their youth or find a new accessory for an old console. If shopping was not the plan then this was the time to check out the new AFK.
For me, this was a chance to hang out and pick up some needed gaming gear. I was also on the hunt for any retro games that I wanted to add to my collection.
The Swap Meet
The October Game Swap Meet took place from 11am to 4pm (but I was their from 12:30 to 1:30pm). Since the Campbell Farmer Market was happening, I decided to go a little later to avoid the traffic and to find better parking (a move that paid off). By the time I arrived, all the vendors had setup and there was a good crowd browsing around.
Among the vendors was the team from BitReplay (one of the most well known game vendors at Bay Ares conventions) along with The Retro Fix just to name a few. Jake on a Quest also had a booth as he wanted to sell off some classic titles while sharing some stories from TwitchCon 2019. Each vendor had a good selection of titles or accessories for sale.
I walked into the Game Swap Meet with $200 in cash with the goal of picking up two items I needed. I was also on the hunt for any games that interested me or I use to own and now wanted to correct a mistake I once made.
Here is a list of everything I bought and the price tag:
- PlayStation Memory Card for $1
- Silent Hill 3 (PS2) for $30
- Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2) for $30
- Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies (PS2) for $10
- Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (PS2) for $10
- Resident Evil (GameCube) for $15
- True Crimes: Streets of LA (PS2) for $6
- PlayStation 2 controller for $10
- Resident Evil 2 (PS1) for $25
- Metal Gear Solid (PS1) for $30
- 007: The World is Not Enough (PS1) for $1
Overall, I found what everything that was needed and I’m happy to have walked away with the games I purchased. Plus I had a great time mingling with the other shoppers and merchants.
Hopefully I could make it to the next Game Swap Meet.
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