Well, I had a pretty average day by my standards. I didn't see any sales that caught my attention during my friday night search, so I hit a community yard sale in a very affluent area with many houses...might not go there again. It was far away, the sales were a bit too spread out in this massive neighborhood, and the caravan of cars/minivans pillaging one sale to the next so early in the morning was rough. I know community yard sales are popular, but this one was nuts. I'm glad I got there way early (official start time was 8am, got there around 7:15am while sales were still setting up) because everything worth buying was gone by 9am.
Did not hit any jackpots, though I did go to a sale where a foreign woman claimed she sold 3 plastic bins full of "old video game stuff" for $40 per bin a couple hours before. I cringe to think of what could have been... I'll guess someone paid $120 for $1000 worth of games/systems. Wish it was me.
Anyways, to my finds:
My first 6 or 7 sales were busts, but at the next one I spotted a gamecube with 6 games and 2 controllers marked at $60. I talked the woman down to $30 for everything, but then even reconsidered that and managed to snag the only 4 games worth a damn for $15 once I loudly "remembered" that my gf's nephew already had a gamecube and just wanted games. All 4 of the gamecube games were complete NM/Mint.
A few sales later I walk up to a sale with some nice unopened kid's toys/board games. A woman is buying a fair amount of it, but it's mostly $5 puzzles and $10 board games from Toysrus. She left the NIB Dragons Mega Bloks behind, which I snatch up for $2. At the same sale, I also ask the 12 year old kid if he has any video game stuff for sale. He runs inside and brings out a PSP Go, but can't find the power cord. I talk him down from $25 to $10 and take that as well.
A few sales later I pick up a pretty worn Shrek Edition Gameboy Advance SP and 7ish terrible games + charger + case for $6. A late 40s couple are selling it and the man seems to get offended when I use its very worn condition as a bargaining chip. I say something like "It's really worn down," and he says "Well, that's what kids do with them!" in a really odd way. I also get the Chewbacca bobblehead from that sale for $1.
A few sales later I ask about video game stuff and an early 50s guy tells me he has a RROD xbox 360 inside. He says $5 and I agree, so he runs inside and grabs it. When he brings it out and it's missing all cords I offer him $3 and he accepts. Have not tested/diagnosed/fixed it yet. Also bought the Ticket to Ride board game there for $3 (contents are still sealed, just the outer plastic is removed); Might play it, might sell it.
Also got 3 NES games and F-Zero SNES for 25 cents each late in the day on the way home.
Somewhere along the line I buy Finding Nemo minty complete for $1, and Nip Tuck Season 1 (sealed) for $2. Passed up some overpriced Xbox 360 and PS2 games at a couple of sales. Also passed an extremely overpriced PS2 Slim lot where the seller was asking $150 for a PS2 slim, guitar, 2 controllers, and 6 crap games. I actually laughed out loud when he told me his price, and just walked away.
Overall, had a decent day. I knowingly invaded another CAGs territory (sorry yourlefthand, it was my best prospect), but I'll probably let him have that particular area to himself in the future because it's too overrun with trains of minivan mamas absolutely plundering sales like 10th centry vikings. Keeping Zelda and Mario Party 5, dishing the rest. Until next week...