Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Be still my heart

I've wanted a PC Engine LT ever since I saw the sexy little laptop-esque system in the pages of an early issue of Diehard GameFan magazine.

So why haven't I bought one? Well, they're expensive. Really expensive. A recent eBay search, for instance, brought up auctions for three used, boxless systems, with the cheapest priced at $550 and the most expensive priced at $799.

A guy who calls himself dcmaster on Flickr recently acquired the PC Engine LT above for a bit less than that. In fact, said system--bought at a "car boot sale," whatever that is--set him back just £5 (approximately $6.75).

Assuming the thing works, I'm not sure whether I should pat this dcmaster fellow on the back (virtually, of course) or put a hex on him.

Note: This post originally appeared on my other (rarely udpated) gaming blog,


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Car boot sale? That would be a sale out of the trunk of a car. Read: stolen.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, there you go :)

Starfighter said...

This is the first time I see one and it must be love! I must have one before I die.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, a man (or is it woman?) after my own heart! I'm with you, Starfighter -- I *will* own one of these before I die, even if it means I have to sell a kidney or something :)

Starfighter said...

A kidney is a small price to pay! :D I am a man indeed, or a boy (25 years) at least. I recently got approved into the pcenginefx-forum, I bet that's a bad place to start looking since they must be painfully aware of the value.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't tell you the best place to look for a PC Engine LT. The only place I've ever seen them for sale is through ebay. If you find one -- and esp. if you buy one -- let me know, OK?