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#12019740 The Official CAG August 2014 Pick-Ups Thread

Posted by juangrande386 on 19 August 2014 - 01:41 AM

Not much lately. Been working Thursdays-Sundays so no yardsales and Ive stopped going to Goodwill as much since they sell on ShopGoodwill. I got my Loot Crate today, pretty good one this month. Yeah those are Donatello sunglasses! 



#12016746 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by juangrande386 on 17 August 2014 - 11:53 PM

I would say $75 is high for a thrift store but Zelda is $35-$40, Lufia 2 is $50-$60, Rainbow Islands is about $25 like you said, and MetalStorm is $40-$60. 

#11982525 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by juangrande386 on 04 August 2014 - 11:53 PM

I saw a Wii Balance Board for $6 today but Ive got 2 already. Also saw plenty of sports games, take your pick (SNES, Genesis, Xbox, PS1, PS2), a $50 as is Xbox 360 Core model that "doesnt read discs", and some sealed DS/Wii shovelware in the glasscase. 


Ended up grabbing this though, I think this GW is trying to redeem itself with me. 4 outta 4 trips have produced finds. 



#11938469 2014 Yardsale thread

Posted by juangrande386 on 20 July 2014 - 12:50 AM

Finally got a Saturday off. Went out for 5hrs today since noone wanted to go with......tons of "we dont have anything like that", "my kids would have to find in the basement", and a few "we still play ours", and one "nope youre the second person to ask". At least Ive only heard that last line once! I even asked at a couple houses if someone else asked for games. Sounds like most people want jewelry, bluray players, and.....knives. I left my number with 5 or 6 of the "basement" people. I had one old lady and her husband going back and forth about if they still had what I assumed was a R.O.B. for NES, he thinks they sold it but still have the box....I said Id take that. A couple others were vague about what they "might have" but it sound like Atari, SNES, or N64 stuff. 


Passed on a PS1, some meh games for it, and an Xbox DVD remote and sensor (im about to softmod mine anyways so I wouldnt need it). One lady said "you wouldnt want this? Its only $3 hun!" Just got done cleaning it all and its all working. (Magic Eraser actually like smeared the paint in some spots for some reason though) Good thing I still had my extra RF coaxial adapter.





#11898931 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by juangrande386 on 06 July 2014 - 09:56 PM

Most GWs around here keep the discs in a binder behind the counter. Went to a few places today. 


GW1- nothing!


Salvation Army- closed on Sundays (probably shouldve checked that online before driving there durrr)


GW2- this one does leave discs in the cases, everything was all messed up! They wanted $25 for a system only NES and $15 for a dirty Atari Flashback. The guy behind me I thought was looking it up on Ebay....he was actually waiting for a NES behind the counter that had all the cables and 2 controllers, $30. Shouldve went to this store first I guess! I ended up getting a complete copy of Resident Evil 3 PC for $1. 


GW3- See a bag with a GameBoy Pocket and 8 games marked "$25 AS-IS". I was thinking "knowing this Goodwill its probably 8 shitty sports games and the GBP wont even work!". I asked to see it, the guy who always marks games stupid high brings over a couple batteries so I can test it, system works/screen has like no scratches/IT HAD THE BATTERY COVER FOR ONCE, then I flip through the games.....Bo Jackson Football/Baseball.....Quarterback Club.....Jordan Vs Bird One On One with peeling label, Play Action Football.... WWF RAW *this point im like "called it"*.....Tetris.....Zelda Link's Awakening *"here we go!"*........Mega Man IV!!!!



#11890644 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by juangrande386 on 03 July 2014 - 02:55 AM

Welp thats a first for me @ Goodwill! PS3 80GB CECHK01 with composite cable and power cable- $64 and change. Im running the system restore right now, its been on 35 mins and hasnt YLOD'd and its actually pretty clean looking. There was a user name on it but no games or anything. Will run my disc drive cleaner disk before trying games and movies. Fingers crossed.



#11841724 2014 Yardsale thread

Posted by juangrande386 on 14 June 2014 - 03:59 AM

Welp finally broke the no finds streak. This one's more quantity less quality though. Hit up probably 20 sales, left my number with 2 people. Most people said they didnt have games, had noone tell me they already sold some though! This was like the 16th sale so I was getting pretty desperate. I see a table with games- a bin of PS 1 and 2 games, a bin of Xbox and 360 games, and a few Gamecube games. These were individually priced.


Sitting in boxes to the side were NES, N64, and Atari games. I looked at the stickers and they each said $5! I said "how much would you take for the whole box of Nintendo games, these booklets, these 2 Xbox games, and the steering wheel?" We ended up with $55 for everything, which is not a steal but she said she had a SNES and games somewhere and would give me a call so that would sweet'n the deal. Wheel and Xbox games are complete, Shenmue even has the DVD. All the NES stuff I opened up and went to town cleaning with magic erasers. Havent tested them all yet. 





#11803061 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by juangrande386 on 31 May 2014 - 02:46 AM



$20 for the Nintendo stuff- Puyo Pop Fever is missing the manual but has the Health Warning booklet and some Mail In card. Top of the label on Side Pocket doesnt stick anymore but its all there. Other stuff is almost perfect after a good cleaning!


$3 for Resident Evil Code Veronica X complete


$1 for the 1977 Star Wars album- only missing the Mail In card for a tshirt giveaway. Poster, both albums, sleeves are like mint condition. Cover has a few little marks and tears. 

#11723852 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by juangrande386 on 29 April 2014 - 11:17 PM

Wish I wouldve went earlier, they had a lot of Target stuff today......no games though. I grabbed these for $1 apiece, saw 2 20 something guys looking at stuff on their phones. Perhaps I have found my competition?



#11715673 2014 Yardsale thread

Posted by juangrande386 on 26 April 2014 - 12:35 AM

I dont think Id even bother going to yardsales that advertise video games! You know everyone is going to head to those and theres a slim chance youll be first and get anything good. I do best at sales that arent in the paper or on CL. Just drive around and look for them or signs. 

#11707733 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by juangrande386 on 22 April 2014 - 10:58 PM

Had jury duty stuff today and yesterday so I hit up 3 GWs since theyre on the way home. $15, system only. Bought it because I have extra parts and its really clean besides the sticker. Cables were $0.50 apiece.




Then I was driving away and saw this. "When this baby hits 88 mph, youre gonna see some serious shit!"



#11692942 The Official CAG April 2014 Pick-Ups Thread

Posted by juangrande386 on 16 April 2014 - 04:06 AM

Well after the thrift store disaster I checked the porch and this made my day better!




The Goonies :br: - $5 from Amazon, sent them an email asking why it took a week to get and they ended up adding another month onto my Prime account. 


Nvidia Shield- $120 from Gamestop, had $100 in giftcards from survey sites so I caved and bought one. I love it so far. 


Sly Cooper  :ps3: - $6.53 from Gamefly. Had a 2 day time frame when I could use 2 $5 off coupons plus 10% off for being on there so long

#11640986 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by juangrande386 on 25 March 2014 - 11:33 PM

^ Thats beautiful!  :drool:

#11560158 The General eBay Rant Thread

Posted by juangrande386 on 26 February 2014 - 01:38 PM

Update on my Guitar Hero guitar- Guy cried to Paypal/Ebay. They put a hold on the money and we both pleaded our case. Today, Paypal is taking the money back from me and refunding the guy after the guitar arrives back to me............So WTF is the point of "Does Not Accept Returns"?! Now ill be out the $ and ill have a broken controller that worked just fine when I sent it. Being on there 10 years vs being on there a year obviously doesnt mean a thing to Ebay, always on their knees pleasing the Buyer!  :wall:  Fuck  :censored:

#11541504 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by juangrande386 on 19 February 2014 - 11:13 PM

Finally some Gamecube controllers that are Nintendo brand and dont have chewed up looking analog sticks! $4 apiece