Random Purchase of the Month (March 2012)
This month I randomly purchased a Millennium Edition Dreamcast controller. These limited edition pads were released in Japan during late 1999 and early 2000 (basically one year into the system’s life, at least in Japan) in a variety of colors. They came in windowed boxes to show off the transparent awesomeness of the pads.
I didn’t even think when I saw this hanging on a peg hook in the store. One second it was there and the next it was in my hand. They usually go for $40 to $60 but this one was $11. Deal.
I got it home and realized why it was $11. The thing was filthy. After completely dismantling the controller, giving its plastic parts a thorough bathing, and de-gunking the cord, it was back to good condition.