I guess I don't ever want to come across as braggy or boastful. I am blessed. I lived more rural for many years and my current collection would not have been possible in that environment. My wife and I moved about an hour north for a job about six years ago, and we are located closer to a gaming hotbed. I have 12 Goodwill/Salvation Army outlets, 4 retro gaming outlets, and 3 pawn shops within a 40 minute radius of my house. Those, along with lots of sweet yard sale deals and church rummage sales have helped me amass a huge collection, mostly over the past three years. I have my original Sears Video Arcade (Atari 2600) from 1980 and NES from 1985, along with a Jaguar system purchased new in 1996, but most everything else has come since 2009. I was laid off and out of work for 11 months, from February 2009 until January 2010, and got heavily into game collecting to beat the boredom.