Where else can you buy retro games in the Santa Barbara area besides The Control Lab? Nowhere! The Control Lab is a hybrid video gaming space located in Goleta, CA. Visit us during our open hours - or by appointment. Occasionally we will have tournaments and events! Check our calendar or Facebook page for more details!
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We are Santa Barbara's best destination to sell new + old media and video gaming products!
We have to see what we are buying! Would you blindly buy a used computer or a cell phone without at least seeing the condition of what you were buying? Make sense? OK! Plus, the value of your stuff goes up or down from week to week, so all offers we make are good for 24 hours only!
$60 RROD fixes, $5 Cart Battery Changes, and much more - Come by during our open hours!
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As a team we work to bring you high quality research materials for your work! If you have any questions or requests please email us!
George is a technical wizard of all electronics and repairs, his knowledge of gaming and computing is heavier than a ton of iridium.
Chris Silva, Founder and former owner of TCL, has an eclectic curatorial sensibility, and in this hybrid of a thrift shop and an art space, he’s crossed that with all the energy and persistence of an obsessive craigslist connoisseur.
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