Insane PC & Game finds at RE-PC Store (Seattle)


(upbeat music) – Hey guys, MetalJesus here and I’m back again with
Drunken Master Paul. – And we’re here at one of my favorite, favorite playground
stores in the whole area. This is RE-PC, it’s in Tuwkila Washington, which is just south of Seattle, and they take care of all
this old computer gear, they recycle it, they bring it in, they rebuild it in other machines as you very well know, don’t you? – I know these guys made my
Windows 98 gaming pc, so cool! – So, so cool and it’s awesome because not only are we
gonna check out the store, but they’re gonna show us some very, very special cool stuff in the backroom. – [MetalJesus] My mind was
blown, let’s take a look! (heavy guitar music) First off guys, I wanna mention that this is not a sponsored video, as a matter of fact I went
to the owners of RE-PC and asked them if I
could shoot a video here and give a tour of their
store on my youtube channel and honestly they were kind of surprised, they were like, “Why would you do that?” But the truth is, I don’t
think a lot of places have something quite like this
in their town, in their city and so, I just want to
show you what we have here and why this place is so damn cool. Dude, a brand new copy of
Windows XP Professional. – [Paul] That’s the last one in captivity. (laughs) That’s the last code you
can get for Windows XP. – Oooh don’t ch, yeah, hmm, hmm. So what is this place? Well it’s basically a store
that sells new, used and refurbished PC parts from
basically the dawn of time. I mean, these guys go back
literally to the sixties but primarily it’s stuff that
you would get in the eighties, nineties, the two
thousands, stuff like that. But it’s amazing how many
different eras they cover, how much stuff that
they’ve actually got here. A working Windows 98 system,
set up and ready to go. This is awesome. So what is it here? So it’s an Intel Pentium three, let’s see, 384 megabytes of ram, that was pretty rocking back in the day, six point four gigabytes hard drive, yeah, four megatybe ATI graphics, it’s got a Sound Blaster in there. This is a pretty awesome machine. I did actually and this is
pretty close to it, yeah. – Yeah so, what you’re saying is that I can either spend
looking through bins, putting consoles together–
– Yes. and everything or I can come down here and they’ve already
got one working for me, I just need to plug it in. – Yeah and it’s a 180 bucks
and the reason why I that is because on mine, I was
telling you earlier, that it’s a challenge to
get the right amount of RAM, the right amount of hard drive space because Windows 98, you
know, it’s a delicate flower. (laughs) To put it lightly. – It’s old, give it a break! – Yeah so you know, because
you would want to put the largest hard drive you can in there but you can’t because it
just won’t even boot it. – It doesn’t even recognize it. – It doesn’t even recognize it, yeah. And it’s not just old computer either, it really depends on what
comes through the door. So it can be something all
the way from the eighties, to something as new just
a couple months ago. It’s at this point that I
want to introduce Chris, the awesome employee that
made this whole video happen. And he gave a tour of some
of the ready-to-go computers and what it takes to get
them ready for the customer. – We bring them in, refurbish
them, put Windows ten on ’em. New parts, running through stress test to make sure they work and
they’re ready to go out the door. Take them home, you don’t
have to download anything, risk or anything. Plug ’em up. Take them up, plug ’em up.
– For 60 bucks? – Yeah. And they’re ready to go. – Wow, that’s pretty
cool. You need one Paul. – [Paul] I need two! – Yeah (laughs). Speaking of things I need,
when was the last time you saw a stack of floppy
disks for 15 cents a piece. Those were the days. Here’s a box of loose graphic cards. Do you need a new CPU? Pick your poison, do
you prefer AMD or Intel? Here are some cheap wired keyboards, starting about two bucks a piece or if you’re like me and you prefer those clicky IBM-style
keyboards from the late eighties or early nineties, yeah,
they got those too. And if you’re like me and you have multiple computer systems, you’re gonna need a KVM switch. – You know something
people really look for and it’s amazing, is the
old Sound Blaster cards with the joystick control in and I still have people
asking me for these. Basic video cards. I saw a
bin of audio cards down here. So basically anything I
want from back in the day to build a computer, they’re here. The thing is I can either
pay these guys to build it or I can take a crack at it myself, probably means they’re gonna
build a computer for me. Or have a great some
test (makes explosion). – [MetalJesus] And yes, they get a smattering of video game consoles, cables and peripherals donated to them and sometimes you can find
some really weird stuff here because it’s not picked
over like other stores. I always forget they have stereos. – Uh uh.
– You know. I mean. – This is like my old school stereos. – [MetalJesus] Yeah so
in addition to computers and peripherals, they also have a bunch vintage audio equipment here. And get a nice little
surprise, it’s fully tested. You can of course get
turntables, receivers, you can get speakers,
headphones, things like that and lately I have been into collecting vintage and old Ipods. Yes, the original Apple Ipods and during this trip I
picked up a couple of ’em. – [Paul] I think you need. – [MetalJesus] I know I need that. – [Paul] I think you need that
in the MetalJesus man cave. – [MetalJesus] Uh. I think
– [Paul] 200 bucks – [MetalJesus] This is
like a Perry Como album or something right there,
like a Slim Whitman. – Nice, there’ll be some politician that doesn’t realize we’ve got his tape. (laughs) – [MetalJesus] It’s at
this point during the tour that we met up with one of the co-owners, his name is Steeve and I
was really curious to know just where the heck does
all of this stuff come from. Is it Craig’s List, I mean,
where do you get this stuff? – So stuff comes from everywhere, we get a lot of recycling,
whether it’s parts and pieces, broken items
that have to go to a place, it’s much more responsible
rather than the dump. As part of the eCycle
program, we collect computers, tablets, TVs, monitors and laptops and they all go to the program. Beyond that, I will accept anything that’s pretty much electronic except maybe a refrigerator or other appliances. – [MetalJesus] It was at this
point in the conversation that Steeve was like, “Hey, do you wanna see
something really cool that only the employees get to see?” Of course I was like, yeah! So what we learned is, the public store is only using of 25% of the floor space, the other 75% of the space in here is used for storage and maintenance. Look at this, this is pallets and pallets as far as you can see here filled, sky-high, taller than
I am, with computers, peripherals, software, it’s amazing. Now the reason why he
even invited us back here, is because unlike a
lot of normal customers that walk in the door, he soon found out that I am a hardcore, retro-game collector and also I just really
appreciate old computers and not a lot of the stuff
is actually out on the floor ’cause they don’t sell
a lot and he’s like, “Oh, well you’ve gotta
check out the backroom.” And I was blown away, I mean, I’ve never seen so many old
Macs, Commodor 64s, TRS-80s, I mean he just had old these old computers in the
boxes with the peripherals just on stacks of pallets, it was crazy. But of course I mentioned
that I played games, and he’s like, “Oh
yeah, we got those too.” He proceeded to show me boxes that are labeled Commodor
64, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS. They’ve got just boxes and boxes of games, many of them are sealed, brand new. Now I wanna be clear, they’re not just storing this back here
because they’re hoarders, again, they believe in truly
recycling everything so, this is all eventually going to be sold, it’s simply just back there because it either needs sorted
through or priced or tested or something like that but eventually this will all either go on eBay or perhaps just sell it in their store or maybe they’ll go to an expo. – You must be one of the few places that still does repair
work on these old machines. – As far as I know we’re the only ones that’ll work on something
older thank like ten years. – [Paul] Wow! – I don’t know of anyone
else who does but they may. – [MetalJesus] Yeah, did you hear that? RE-PC will repair not just new computers, which they certainly do, and let’s honest, they spend most of their time doing that, which you would expect,
but also your old computers from the eighties and nineties, I just thought that was so cool. – Alright dude, thank you–
– Thank you. – For letting us dig
through your awesome store. – We appreciate you coming by. – So, people wanna find out
more, where can they go? – Probably the easiest is
the website, REPC dot com. – Okay. – No hyphens just the letters R E P C. – Okay, cool, I’ll put it down in the video description below and as always guys, I wanna thank you for watching my channel, thank you for subscribing and take care. It’s funny because when
I first pitched the idea of doing this video at their store, I wasn’t 100% sure of all the things that they actually did there, so, as you can see in this
video as it goes along, I’m kind of blown away by
it, it’s such a cool store. And as we were leaving, they
hinted they may allow us to come back and actually dig
through all of those boxes in the storage area and
do one of the biggest, most awesome pick ups videos ever, so stay tuned to my channel for that.

100 comments

  • REPCComputers

    Hello guys. Thanks for your visit and cool posting. Very well done.
    Some of your viewers may not be aware that we have two locations. One in Seattle and this one in Tukwila. Our Seattle store is our first location and we are celebrating our 25th year there. In addition to PC’s we sell and repair most of the Macs at our Seattle store. As well that location has a museum representing the hardware and software from the 1960’s through the late 80’s. We have already received many requests from around the globe about shipping equipment. Generally at this time where are not prepared to ship and support equipment, but we do encourage anyone living or visiting the Pacific Northwest to stop by. As we progress with our online store we will post changes to our website.
    Our best,
    Steve & Mark
    RE·PC

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  • Mark Skywalker

    wish they had one of these in UK (London).

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  • Happablapp

    awesomeness

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  • Chunk Of coal

    Reeeeeeeeeeee PC

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  • KevTech Source

    look to me that place is dead, The prices are over price, They base judge on Ebay, While they get product their for free from donation. Over price items

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  • John Matthews

    This is amateur compared to Computer Reset in Dallas, TX.

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  • James Bennett

    WISH WE HAD THAT IN LOUISVILLE KY

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  • Philip Torkington

    This is amazing! One of my favourite METALJESUS videos so far!

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  • Jared Solis

    Good luck with getting first dibs on their stash! It would be a great video.

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  • Ruben Rocha

    LGR must be drooling!

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  • Jenks

    Wow great video. I am hooked at the way you display and narrate your videos. Well done! Cant wait to visit. Jenks

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  • ᚛ Vyper ᚜

    4Mb video card was pretty bad back in the days for a Pentium 3. They typically had Matrox or Radeons from 16 to 64Mb with Voodoo accelerators. I already had a 256Mb Asus 9250 card back in 2002 lol

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  • CaptainWeirdBeard69

    Very cool location. We need more places like that all across the country. A true treasure.

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  • Adam Johnson

    Places like this are absolutely awesome. There is just no support for old PC gaming and hardware on this level, it's wonderful to see.

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  • lardosian

    How can they keep track of all that hardware??!

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  • Lost Aquarian

    This reminds me of tinkering on my Windows Millennium Edition… which leads me to the memory of how grateful I was for XP.

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  • trmblingblustar

    I was in Seattle 2 weeks ago visiting family (drove from Iowa), and had a free day to shop. I was hoping to get to RE-PC, but ended up going to Bobakhan instead. 🙁
    I wonder if LGR knows about this place…

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  • splugereport

    So how much for a crate full of sealed dos games?

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  • yamahonkawazuki

    i have a teac a2300. those things are amazing.

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  • yamahonkawazuki

    time for me to move lol

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  • drivecam101

    As Fred Sanford once said, "It's a world full of junk".

    Speaking of, I have a teac reel to reel like that I found on the curb in front of someone's house on garbage day (next to the garbage) in the original box with a bunch of tapes from the late 60s and early 70s. I took it all. A little lubrication and I had it running perfect. Sounds great. Better than LPs or digital IMO.

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  • Greg McKee

    Wow it's like Alladins cave!

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  • michail okeefe

    LGR would love this

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  • finjibuns

    What a brilliant concept. This brand should be worldwide as its keeping electrical waste out of landfill and making computing products accessible to those who cannot afford it. Well done

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  • skins4thewin

    I'll tell ya what, I REALLY wish they took PC orders online, as I would LOVE to have them build an old Intel 486 build for me as I have been DYING to get my hands on an old working 486 PC from my childhood days!

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  • Steve Fulgione

    I could spend all day in there! 😍👍

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  • LewisR09

    I think I need to come and visit Seattle. Cant be far to drive from the UK right?!

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  • excessmaterial

    Did you guys ever go back to check out those games?

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  • Matt Guerrero

    Is there anything like this in the ATL???

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  • Lee osborne

    Wish we had these stores in uk 🇬🇧 I would love 💕 it

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  • Botond Deák

    Co-owner, his name is John Carmack.

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  • Tony BP

    The nostalgia is so real in these videos, they bring back so many memories that there's been a few times where I shed some tears. I miss those times so bad.

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  • InDaTubeSurfer

    Wow such a cool video!!! I have never seen a store like this!! Wish o had one in my area!! I will definitely be checking out there web site though!!! 🤤😀

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  • Zeek M

    Their online store can't sell me an i7-4790

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  • Tom Y.

    Super cool! Glad to see so much being preserved and used!

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  • dean simp1

    Makes you wonder when people say they have a rare Apple macs on ebay and some where around the world their is pallets full of them

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  • DAYBROK3

    i have my super nes i need more games.

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  • W-Tek

    Damn you Metal Jesus for making me play Doom again XD

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  • muttBunch

    I would literally spend all day there

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  • Blaine Steward

    I could spend days in there just digging through stuff. lol man I wonder how much a flight from Atlanta would cost!

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  • boogabooga0012300

    This place is so cool, wish we had one in Houston.

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  • Mr. Jackson

    Is this where John Titor was going?

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  • HL

    Is this what heaven looks like?

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  • Some Lazy Clown

    I love to have a place like this in Tampa Florida.

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  • camara oculta

    Trash and wasted time

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  • TheGreatMunky

    I went there back in 2007. Nothing I needed at the time, but still a cool place.

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  • marijan t

    wow….

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  • Charles Xavier

    thats a dope power glove shirt

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  • silverback17 S

    That is freakin awesome! I wish we had this store where I live.

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  • zaichi1990

    OMG those keyboards i need the IBM onces

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  • IrelandVonVicious

    Time to pick up a Cyrix chip!

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  • Expect

    Cool seeing the store last time I was there was in 2k.

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  • Adam AnotherGreatApp

    I want to work there.

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  • Topsock

    Went to both just recently, I too collect and rebuild old computers. Just picked up a Kaypro 2 and need a replacement keyboard. Would love to get to that back room!

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  • Agent Orange

    Been wanting to go check them out again. I work like just a couple blocks away from their Seattle store. Also I need to drop off a couple of old computers that I don't need and just sitting around taking up space lol.

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  • Lilly Angel

    Sooo, what's the game's name in the end of the video?

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  • Tracy LF

    OMG. I am SOOOOO jealous! I would LOVE to spend, like, a week or more going through that place! No idea what I'd bring home (a lot- lol), but a good start would be an Amiga, old Mac, and a R2R like that Teac you showed! xx

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  • Ed Robinson

    any Cyrix chips there?

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  • Steve Bennett

    I miss my Atari ST……

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  • Luca Berto

    Paradise city! 😍

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  • Kcin Setay

    I want a place like that in Philippines where I live omg id be there all the time!! — people would think i work there lol

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  • jakehands

    the guy wearing the cap seems to be on crack

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  • Dystar 924

    "I haven't refurbished my car seats as well, oh yeah, I don't have a car, my windows vista collapsed during the car accident…" 🗨😘🧢💺💻🔋🔌🖥🛸💫

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  • Rabbithole

    wow that store rocks .. shame I was just in Seattle visiting my mom would have loved to check out an Amega!!

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  • Dick Wong

    Omg MetalJesus this is an incredible place great tour video of this store. Here in Sunnyvale Ca., Silicon Valley. My favorite store had to closeup shop, it was similar store it was called Weird Stuff, kind of same location area north of the city where Atari was located back in the days. I donated my Atari 2600,5200,7800,Colecovision & Intellivision systems & games.

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  • Halcyon Outlander

    I can smell the old plastic already.

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  • Stephan Rasmussen

    what an amazing place

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  • Game Intros & Finales

    AWESOME! Guys, you made my day! As a retro gamer these computer components remind me of so many rigs I built and the time and money I spent (wasted?) as a kid for this hobby, for example buying my first CD-Rom-drive for Rebel Assault or a Pentium 90 for Wing Commander 3 or the Riva TNT 128 + Vodoo Monster 3D in SLI to play Unreal in 1024*768 pixels. Thank you for bringing back these good memories!

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  • BANT3R

    3:55 graphics***

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  • Phil Meup

    Why are PC nerds so fucking fat?

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  • Ghost Dogg

    I lived there and didn't know it. Wow i woulda been their every weekend!

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  • roger smith

    this is overhype all recylce plants have this for 1 dolalr a pound.. I have to many in my shop no value.. no one will buy this..

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  • Joeyb Theman

    holy shit, those monitors are sexy af!

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  • Gordon Jeffrey

    What an amazing place. I could get lost in there for days.

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  • sirhendro

    I bet you didn't leave empty handed. Tell us what you got 😀

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  • MarTech

    I live in the UK but man, I so want to go there!!

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  • Chris Murdock

    Oh yes the stacks of old computer gear. I have so many plans and so little time. The older IBM systems are interesting.

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  • The Accountant

    Oh man. working there would be a dream job!

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  • Darryl Smith

    LGR found a cool one in texas

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  • John Hampton

    Man I wish I had a couple of those IBM PC clicky keyboards. I love those things for gaming.

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  • Gun Runner

    I just want a new desktop with Windows XP installed .Windows 10 sucks balls,nobody wants a tablet interface on a desktop.

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  • Operaton Creation

    what a cool store… great content..

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  • Michael Niesner

    "It's not picked over like other stores" It probably is now! xD looks amazing!
    Thanks for the vid! 😀

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  • Dolan Dah Rape

    Oh shit I work near that place

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  • Steven Mazur

    HOLY SH*T!

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  • Justin Lim

    Oh wow! I've been there a few times, but never saw any 80s stuff, so I assumed they didn't have any…but I guess most of it is just in the back! Gooooood to know!

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  • Trottotrot

    A perfect place for a zombie apocalypse. Trust me…this place has impeccable value!!

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  • asus huracan

    site is now obsolete

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  • Thatguys Son

    Hes got alot of gold in there.

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  • morsteen

    I love this place. You are right, most cities dont have anything NEAR this cool. In fact, most cities dont have anything at all like this.

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  • Bruce Williams

    Wow lean something new everyday I didn't know about this place till now I'll have to check them out now.

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  • only257

    Awesome😊

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  • TheChodax

    Very cool, what a great idea and business!

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  • Jason Sayers

    Such an amazing place! wish they had one in the UK as i'd be a regular vistor.

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  • Richard Burdick

    Just seen this in my recommended………. This place is awesome! You got a new sub here!

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  • Pvt Peppers

    I’m looking for our family’s first pc, IBM Aptiva!

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  • Shorne Pubique

    Give me Chocolate !

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  • Carmine

    Lo osé gfx cards plus Give me

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  • Skank Hunt42

    Hes so awkward and weird but for some reason I cant stop watching these videos.

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  • Craig Hendricks

    I wish there was a place like this near me. If anyone knows of such a place in Northeast Ohio, please let me know.

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