First thing I found that I actually bought late morning on Friday .50 was the IAP and it was the only game from what the guy said when I asked about others as if he didn't have any other games that sold already.
Little Mirmaid, The (PC, GameBoy) - $1
Saw a GBA SP with 3 cart only games & no charger for $15 which I passed on, asked about games brought out a Silver GBP with this the first Kirby game and Quest for Camelot (GBC). I offered $3 for all and they countered with $5 which I passed on but probably should have taken since my GBP is missing the battery cover. After I was looking at the GBA SP an older lady looked at it and ended up buying it for her grandkids.
Devil May Cry 3 (Complete, Cover Insert With Some Damage) - $3
Saw "video games" advertised in the Friday paper for this sale so I went out to it late on Friday, 2 PM. They had PS2 games, some good ones but all common/fairly common ones that I had and I didn't look but probably all marked $5 also. I grabbed DMC3 since I sold mine a long time ago and have been meaning to get it cheap to go with my Greatest Hits version. Offered $2 which mom said no to right away, but the kid sitting by her said wait what did you offer and he countered with $3 which I agreed on. I think the games were his brother's and he stopped mom because they really weren't selling anyways at $5.
When I asked about older games mom said that the older brother does but they are worth a lot of money as if that's why they ain't selling any of them at a yardsale if they were to be sold. I talked to the brother that was out and he was kind of making fun of his brother and said that he wouldn't sell them even if offered an outrageous amount for them as if his pack rat ways were kind of annonying to the family.
Went to this sale near the one I got DMC3 at since it was still open late in the day Friday. Buck each but took $2 for all easily, first (and probably the last) time seeing Saturn games this year passed on Myst. Asked about old games and they mentioned having about 10 NES games that were long gone.
Linksys Wireless Router WRT54GS (No AC Adaptor) - Free
Kingston 2 GB Data Traveler (USB, New)
I/O Magic Internal DVD/CD Burner (New Sealed)
USB Mouse, Keyboard (Keyboard at least will be handy for PS3 & Wii)
USB 3 1/2 Floppy Drive
1 GB Ram x2
A good part of this sale was old but not ancient computer stuff. I'm sure I didn't do bad but I'm not sure how killer of a deal this was but well worth it for me I figured since I'll make good use of most/all of this stuff. The Router was from another sale shortly before, no price and the lady said I could just have it after making a call asking about the missing AC Adaptor.
32 CDs (Mostly Heavy Metal)
A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms (This replaces my copy I got new when it came out that I somehow lost)
All That Remains - The Fall of Ideals
Arch Enemy - Anthems of Rebellion (With Bonus DVD)
Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine
Chris Cornell - Carry On
Deftones - Around The Fur
Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
Demon Hunter - Summer of Darkness
Demon Hunter - The Triptych
In Flames - Colony
In Flames - Reroute To Remain
In Flames - Soundtrack To Your Escape
In Flames - Come Clarity
In Flames - A Sence of Purpose
Lamb of God - As The Palace Burns
Lamb of God - Ashes of The Wake
Lamb of God - Sacrament
Mastodon - Leviathan
Mastodon - Blood Mountain
Mushroomhead - Savior Sorrow
Opeth - Orchid
Opeth - Still Life
Opeth - Deliverance
Opeth - Damnation
Otep - Ascension
Rammstein - Mutter
Rammstein - Reise, Reise
Slayer - Christ Illusion
Soilwork - Sworn To A Great Divide (Limited Edition With DVD)
Strapping Young Lad - Alien
Was a dollar a CD, tried for half off if I got a bunch had to make a call as the ower wasen't around and said about .75 per a CD was the best he would do which was good enough for me since I never see a selection like this at yardsales, it was probably about 100 CD mostly heavy metal. I ended up getting 28 at first for $20 then four more for $3 for a total of 32 CDs. Got carried away but figured why not with what all they had.
Non Find BS
Some lowlights of video game stuff priced like overpriced eBay BINs or worse.
Friday - GBA SP system with charger (no games) $50, $10 PS2 games that are really worth less then $5.
Saturday - PS2 corded Guitar Controller (Guitar Hero II one) loose $20 (Worthless PS2 games games for close to $10 at this sale also at different prices along with Dead Rising for 360 at $15). Xbox system with generic portable screen with your choice of 5 Xbox games from a pile $125
I was out for 4 hours both Friday and Saturday and got to 75+ sales largely thanks to a 5-6 block street sale Saturday. I try to stay away from good sized street or community sales since I never find any video games at them between any out being nearly impossible to be the first interested to and the fact that if it's an annual deal anything video game related that's old that people would sell at a yardsale was probably sold years ago at said street sale. About 40 of these sales I went to on Saturday but didn't buy a single video game on Saturday, just the CDs (from the street sale) & the computer stuff from an unadvertised sale one street away from the street sale. I ended up calling it a day shortly after noon, I didn't realize how much time I'd spend at the street sale I went to and though I'd be quicker hence the reason I went to every sale at it instead of passing on it as I probably should have, next year I won't bother and actually skipped another smaller street sale today that I went to last year on the same weekend.
Missed out on an N64 at the first sale Friday that sold Thursday but found a quarter on the ground One other house Saturday I missed out on an N64 and a few houses that mentioned "Playstation" system and or games, also missed some sort of GameBoy stuff at one sale, lady at this saw also mentioned throwing away some SNES games (first time I've hear this around here). This being said I really found very little video game wise but for older stuff I was only really beat to it at very few houses and didn't really miss out on much for as many sales as I went to, just wasen't much out there.
I overheard at a sale on Friday a lady offer $40 on some toys and a kids bike that was $42 dollars the guy said nope and wouldn't even meet her in the middle at $41 and said he was going to be getting flack already for lowering the price to that and that they were going to be selling tomarrow also as in I don't need to take your offer as I'll just sell this junk to someone else and have plenty of time to do so. When I was leaving I asked her if she got the deal she was trying to get and she said well he already dropped the price for me (like she was sticking up for the seller) as she was loading this stuff up in the trunk that she must have went ahead and paid $42 for. I just though it was funny that the guy was being such a hardass as if he was ready to nix the $42 sale over $2 when he probably would have caved easily if she walked.
I also noticed that this lady had one of those used Xbox boxes in her truck from GameStop so I'm thinking she might have bought the Xbox I saw advertised in the paper about 5 miles south of this town that I didn't bother going to since it was too far for me and I don't need what was probably an Xbox that wasen't really that yardsale cheap to overprice for anywhere let alone a yardsale. It's obviously none of my business so I wouldn't ask but I wouldn't have minded knowing what she paid for the Xbox to see if she missed gauged what was a good deal on a last gen system since she seemed to be spending so much on kids toys at a yardsale.
One of the sales I went to early Friday was rather interesting, CDs some at $5 I saw Drain STH - Horror Wrestling ($2) & Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime ($5) that I was interested in but didn't even want to haggle after seeing a CD for $5 at a yardsale. The worst at this sale was some silk screen thing (about 6 feet long by 2 feet wide) marked $100 FIRM and even worse an old Fisher Stereo with 4 speakers that was ancient with tape decks marked $150 FIRM, my one friend gave away a newer similar larger stereo setup with speakers to another friend a few months ago. Different people from the family must have been pricing this stuff as they had some PS2 game (including some good ones) at $3 a pop.
As I was looking around at this sale I saw a boxed N64 & a boxed Genesis 2 with about a dozen complete/boxed Genesis games (no labels out and I only noticed a football game in the front) not for sale but in the mix of some boxes piled up on the side of the garage right in plain sight of the stuff for sale. When I asked about old video games they didn't have any and said that this stuff was listed on eBay (which it wasen't lol). I don't blame people for not wanting to sell old games (or anything) at a yardsale if they even -think- it's worth decent money but they shouldn't have them where they can be seen during a yardsale then lie (or white lie if they were gonna list them soon) about them.
"Absolutely Fabulous Garage Sale -- Upscale womens clothing, jewelry, shoes, glassware, art, mrirors, furniture, etc" At this sale I saw some sort of small seat/chest type thing that was nice but marked $125. Had me wondering what it was worth since that's just way too much for a yardsale even if it was a good deal and would be worth twice as much at the right place. I should have looked at the prices closer on more of this stuff as I could tell this was a perfect example of rich people with rich prices on their stuff at their yardsale and in doing so obviously missing the boat on the idea of what a yardsale is about.