164607
162613
Penticton  

Retro game store opening on Penticton's Main Street

Retro game store opening

There’s plenty to find at the Game Cave Videogames & Amusements on Main Street in Penticton: after all, the shelves are lined with Trevor Sparreboom’s 18-year collection.

“I’ve been buying and selling online since 2002,” said Sparreboom, Saturday, as he continued to unbox and organize merchandise at his brand new store.

Many of the treasures for sale at Game Cave - such as NES systems, Super Nintendos and other gaming systems in their original boxes - Sparreboom has amassed over the years through buying and selling online.

“The online sales really took off,” he said.

But with a full basement and lots of treasures, Sparreboom knew it was time to open up a storefront, putting aside the online business for now.

“The more I thought about it, the more it made sense,” he said. “I’ve been married for 20 years, and my wife has always known that this is what I’ve truly wanted to do.”

With thousands of games and hundreds of refurbished consoles, Sparreboom has spent his summer organizing and now pricing the items for sale in his new storefront, which is gearing up for an early October opening.

“I’ve gone through and cleaned and refurbished and fully tested everything,” he said. “Everything from Super Nintendo 64, (Sega) Genesis, Dreamcast, Sega Saturn … lots of consoles.”

And having witnessed the positive response through social media, Sparreboom knows the public is excited and is now working in overdrive to get the store open.

“People always love the retro game stuff,” he said. “It’s kind of what we grew up with. It brings back a lot of memories.”

While not set in stone, Sparreboom believes he’ll open shop from 10 a,m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and will offer buying, selling and trading for either cash or store credit.

Game Cave Videogames & Amusements is located at 464 Main St.



More Penticton News

163498
Recent Trending
151852


161973




Send us your News Tips!


164499


Penticton SPCA Featured Pet

Lake
Lake Penticton SPCA >


154284




Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada
160777
162890