GameStop To Buy And Sell Retro Consoles & Games

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GameStop is to start accepting retro consoles and games as tradeins. It will then sell them via its online store.

The program will cover consoles from Nintendo (NES, SNES and N64), Sega (Genesis and Dreamcast) and Sony (original Playstation) plus associated games and accessories. GameStop already accepts several later consoles.

It’s a test program at first, with the consoles and games accepted in the 250 Gamestop stores in the New York City and Birmingham, Alabama markets. A nationwide rollout will follow if all goes well.

The consoles and games won’t go on shelves in those stores however. Instead they’ll only be available to order online for delivery or for pick up at a local store.

Trade-ins are available from next weekend, but it’ll be a couple of months before the consoles and games go on sale. That’s partly to allow time for GameStop to ship the products to Texas where it has a dedicated center for testing used products and repairing them if necessary.

The delay is also intended to make sure there’s a decent range and stock level of games when they go on sale. GameStop estimates that adding games from the older consoles will expand its range by around 5,000 titles.

There’s no official word yet on the prices GameStop will pay for the consoles and games or the prices it will charge when it resells them.

EXTENDED – T-Shirt Spring Sale: Over 50,000 Geektastic Tees at Just $14 Each!

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Edit: The sale got extended until the end of the weekend! Over 50,000 shirts at just $14 each, including ours!

Hey Geeks! Our pals over at TeePublic are currently having a HUGE spring sale on all their t-shirts, including ours! All of their tees are curently going for just $14 each, and we’re talking about over 50,000 designs here. Here’s a selection of some of our favorites, but I won’t list them all, there’s just way too many of them to do that!

Edit: You can get the “Boba Grafetti” shirt below right here.

Edit 2: You can also get a lot of these designs as wall art here.

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[Spring T-Shirt Sale: Over 50,000 Geektastic Tees at Just $14 Each! | Geeks are Sexy Tees]

Amazon Deal of the Day: 52% Off VELCRO Brand – ONE-WRAP Thin Self-Gripping Cable Ties (100 Pack) – JUST $5.99!

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the VELCRO Brand – ONE-WRAP Thin Self-Gripping Cable Ties (Reusable, Light Duty – 8″ x 1/2″ Ties, 100 Pack) for just $5.99. That’s 52% off on the cable ties’ regular list price of $12.49. Just the perfect thing to keep all these cables neat and organized! Last time, the deal only lasted a few hours, so hurry up before the price goes back up!

VELCRO Brand Thin Ties are low profile and are economical ties for wire and cord control. The straps are presized to make appliance and electronics wire and cable management quick and easy. Slotted head design ensures that strap stays with the cord so it doesn’t get lost.

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-VELCRO Brand – ONE-WRAP Thin Self-Gripping Cable Ties (100 Pack)$12.49 $5.99 (52% Off)

Japanese Airline To Paint a Jet Like R2-D2 [VIDEO + PICS]

As part of a promotional campaign with Disney, Japan’s All Nippon Airlines will paint one of their Boeing 787’s to resemble everyone’s favorite astromech droid in honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

All Nippon Airlines also has several Pokemon-themed jets in service.

The Dreamliner jet will fly internationally starting this fall as part of a five-year campaign.

According to Digital Trends:

The “Star Wars Project” is a five-year campaign that will take the plane into 2020, when Star Wars IX – the final in this new trilogy – is released.

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[via Digital Trends]