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#2371 Br0keAssGamer

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:08 PM

Well I would say garage sale seasons come to a close for me....considering the fact that its snowing.....

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#2372 ex_eBay_buyer

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:54 PM

^^^ Same here
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#2373 FOnewearl

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:29 PM

Well I would say garage sale seasons come to a close for me....considering the fact that its snowing.....


I actually went to 1 moving sale right in town today but it was raining, didn't start snowing around my neck of the woods until shortly after noon. I was thinking I might end up going to my first (and last?) garage sale in the snow today. No shortage of people at the sale either about an hour after it started, seemed as if the yardsaling regulars were all cramed in at this sale with it being the only show in town.
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#2374 robwhois

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:13 AM

yeah looks like mostly estate sales, craigslist, or thrift store finds looking from now on. Still a few garage sales here and there for tomorrow, but I see most of them getting cancelled with snow expected here tonight.

#2375 Invicta 61

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 07:00 AM

You guys in Canada?! I'm in Indiana and it's just now starting to get to freezing at night.
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#2376 donut

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:44 PM

Snowy here too but sunny yesterday and high 40s
Couple sales yesterday...spent $.50 on my outing then double checked craigs when home...
one more sale around the corner but going at that point 2 hours...
2000/3000 (not sure) psp $75 6 games/movies $10 each :roll:
silver ds lite $75 3 games $8 each COD WOW, Solitaire, Battleship :roll:
offered $10 for the 3 DS games, settled on $12
should have just offered $60 for everything but when the prices are soo out of line, I shy away .....

came home and then noticed they had short hours and I was actually there in the last hour...dammit should have just offered the $60 ....
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#2377 schultzed

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 12:35 AM

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How much did you spend this season?


Actually, since we know he's cheap, the question is more like how much time did Slowdive spend at sales this season :-)

It been so long since I last posted. Not much to say. I have been hitting a few sales but not seeing much game stuff. This could've been the final weekend :cry:

But I have gotten some nice books in the last few weeks--stuff to sell on Amazon. Last week, I got a free (dead) Xbox 360. I didn't even think about it until later but it didn't have a harddrive . . . is there anything that one can do with a RROD 360???

This weekend I got a GBC system with a Super Mario Deluxe cart for $2.

I wish I had my stuff together enough to do a recap like Slow . . . maybe next year.

#2378 Indigo_Streetlight

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:02 AM

Actually, since we know he's cheap, the question is more like how much time did Slowdive spend at sales this season :-)

It been so long since I last posted. Not much to say. I have been hitting a few sales but not seeing much game stuff. This could've been the final weekend :cry:

But I have gotten some nice books in the last few weeks--stuff to sell on Amazon. Last week, I got a free (dead) Xbox 360. I didn't even think about it until later but it didn't have a harddrive . . . is there anything that one can do with a RROD 360???

This weekend I got a GBC system with a Super Mario Deluxe cart for $2.

I wish I had my stuff together enough to do a recap like Slow . . . maybe next year.


I thought dead Xbox 360s were worth something like $30 in salvage. You might want to check your local craigslist for guys that do repairs--okay, even if you get $20 that's a good way to pick up gas money when you're otherwise yard-saling.
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#2379 SaraAB

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:32 AM

I have seen a few xbox 360's for sale here but they were all around $30 with no controllers or anything just the system and a power cord and maybe an AV cable. I just figure they are dead and probably not worth buying.

#2380 slowdive21

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:19 PM

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How much did you spend this season?


I don't know. I would guess around $400. :-k Even If I am buying stuff at .50 -$1 each, they add up pretty quickly. I would say I tend to spend $15-$40 a week.

Actually, since we know he's cheap, the question is more like how much time did Slowdive spend at sales this season :-)

It been so long since I last posted. Not much to say. I have been hitting a few sales but not seeing much game stuff. This could've been the final weekend :cry:

But I have gotten some nice books in the last few weeks--stuff to sell on Amazon. Last week, I got a free (dead) Xbox 360. I didn't even think about it until later but it didn't have a harddrive . . . is there anything that one can do with a RROD 360???

This weekend I got a GBC system with a Super Mario Deluxe cart for $2.

I wish I had my stuff together enough to do a recap like Slow . . . maybe next year.


I really don't spend a lot of time. I usually only go out Thursday and Friday from 7:30 (If the first sale is at 8) until 11 AM or Noon. I don't usually go out Saturday or Sunday (unless it is a new close by sale or they advertise something I am looking for). Actually that is around 10 hours a weekend...maybe that IS a lot of time. ;)


I started tagging the games stuff near the end of the season. I had to go back and tag the rest which was a PITA.

I finally had time to catch up on the thread. You guys are finding some really cool stuff. Indigo - really cool turbografx find! :applause:

#2381 Invicta 61

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:11 PM

is there anything that one can do with a RROD 360???



Skeet shooting. ;)

I wish I had my stuff together enough to do a recap like Slow


I have realized that I have not posted a find since about early June. I have found some decent things but I haven't wanted to post finds without pics (yeah, I'm lazy). I need to gather up my finds and make a couple posts for highlights.
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#2382 elessar123

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:16 PM

Skeet shooting. ;)


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#2383 Invicta 61

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:22 PM

What has Skeet ever done to you?

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He made Chill Factor, that should be enough.
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#2384 slowdive21

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:37 AM

He made Chill Factor, that should be enough.


That actually made me laugh. It is very difficult to make me laugh.

It was more of an exhale through my nose with a smile on my face, but you still get credit. :applause:


I actually have a few things to photograph as well. I forgot about the lot my Dad found. Hopefully I will get around to snapping some photos in the next few days...

#2385 slowdive21

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:33 PM

Well folks, this is all I got left. I am relieved my season is over (and a little sad), but I look forward to everyone's finds!

I think I paid 60 cents total for this stuff. They "had gameboy and DS video games", but they started the sale an hour earlier than advertised (because I was 35 minutes early and it was my first stop).

The VHS were 10cents each, so I didn't want to leave behind any potential $$.

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This was FREE from a lady I bought a NES from earlier in the season. It is the Kellogg's mail away comic.

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This is the lot my Dad found. I am really happy with the lot, but I am disappointed he hesitated and felt the need to call me. I think he just likes to torture me because he knows he should buy the lot. :lol:



$5 total.


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#2386 Indigo_Streetlight

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

Hey slow, does your TG-16 controller have the little connector prongs on the end? I'm thinking mine are broken off, though I spent a few minutes looking for a mysterious and perhaps non-existent slide-out mechanism :roll:
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#2387 AugustAPC

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

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#2388 slowdive21

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:04 PM

Hey slow, does your TG-16 controller have the little connector prongs on the end? I'm thinking mine are broken off, though I spent a few minutes looking for a mysterious and perhaps non-existent slide-out mechanism :roll:


It is like a s-video cable. There are 8 prongs, but they do not reach the end of the cable. They are about 1/4 inch short of the outer plastic. If you look at the end of the controller's cable they should be visible. It sounds like your prongs may be broken off.



I swear AugustAPC likes to steal my thunder. ;) Nice finds though!

#2389 AugustAPC

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:23 PM

I claim nothing of the sort.

I still dream about my old Turbo Grafx. I was actually on the phone with a friend, just this morning, while garage sailing. We were talking about stuff we found recently and I asked him "When am I ever going to find a Turbo Grafx?"

One of these days I'll reclaim my old friend.

#2390 Indigo_Streetlight

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:56 PM

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Holy heck, is that an arcade stick or the bathroom scale people use to weigh themselves?? You should mod that beast and become a neighborhood DC god.
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#2391 AugustAPC

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:04 PM

Art modding this thing would be a challenge. I'd need plexi customized to the face of the stick, which has the open window that houses the memory card.

I've never actually modded a stick before, though I've wanted to. I've just had so much stuff I've wanted to buy, that I haven't gotten around to it.

I may be able to just get a high gloss overlay, with a strong adhesive, but I wouldn't know where to go to get that done, or where to get it cut properly to fit the stick.

#2392 SaraAB

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:12 PM

There are still a couple sales per weekend my way, I managed to spot an AV Switcher box complete in a bag and got it for $1 which is probably a good price and I needed it really bad. Plus I would have no idea where to buy such a thing locally other than the overpriced radioshack.

#2393 Indigo_Streetlight

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:35 AM

Art modding this thing would be a challenge. I'd need plexi customized to the face of the stick, which has the open window that houses the memory card.

I've never actually modded a stick before, though I've wanted to. I've just had so much stuff I've wanted to buy, that I haven't gotten around to it.

I may be able to just get a high gloss overlay, with a strong adhesive, but I wouldn't know where to go to get that done, or where to get it cut properly to fit the stick.


I've seen another CAG with a custom Cammy stick, a bit smaller of course but I think they paid about $80? Chances are the people who do custom system mods could help you out, just keep your eyes open.
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#2394 slowdive21

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 03:07 AM

I've seen another CAG with a custom Cammy stick, a bit smaller of course but I think they paid about $80? Chances are the people who do custom system mods could help you out, just keep your eyes open.


Since we are talking about mods...

Does anyone know of a cheap/good soldering gun? I am thinking about modding some NES LED power lights, but I haven't really attempted to solder anything.

#2395 elessar123

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:43 AM

Since we are talking about mods...

Does anyone know of a cheap/good soldering gun? I am thinking about modding some NES LED power lights, but I haven't really attempted to solder anything.


Just go in Radio Shack and buy one. From experience, cheap ones from like $10-$40 are roughly all the same crappyness, but fine for basic soldering, especially if you're dealing with wires and stuff you can put on a breadboard. You'll need a $60+ (in reality, more) if you... Well, you'll know when you need it.

Edit: I recommend a sponge, because the cheap ones won't come with one. And you don't get a decent stand until you're paying $50~60, so I'd work over a metal surface, like a tin lid or cookie sheet (just don't use it for food after). Don't choose the really thick solder, and not the hair thin ones either. Go for ones about the size of telephone wire, maybe a little thicker.

#2396 AugustAPC

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:26 AM

I'd work over a metal surface, like a tin lid or cookie sheet (just don't use it for food after).


Hmm. That must be what's wrong with me.

I've seen another CAG with a custom Cammy stick, a bit smaller of course but I think they paid about $80? Chances are the people who do custom system mods could help you out, just keep your eyes open.


That was probably a standard current gen MadCatz stick. There are readily available resources for modding those. Sites sell plexi custom fitted for those sticks, as well as offer the services of printing and cutting your art for you.

#2397 yourlefthand

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:55 PM

I went to 3 yard sales yesterday. One was a bust, I picked up Cranium Kabooki for old time's sake.

The second one had some kids books that my daughter loves, so I was happy to get them at yard sale prices.

The first one, however, was great. I picked up mario party ds for $2, as well as a few other random things. I then went to the second one, which was next door. I decided to go back at pick up Pokepark wii as a flip, even though they wanted a little bit too much, but while I was waiting to pay, I heard the guy asking his son if it was ok to sell off the old games. I said I'd like to see them, and ended up getting an n64 and a snes with about 8 games each for $10 total. Woohoo!

#2398 Otherguy676

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:36 AM

It looks like yard sales up north have died. Down here in Orlando, there have been many as we are still getting days in the high 80s / low 90s. I have not had much luck with video games at yard sales / flea markets this year (Radiant Silvergun being the exception) and have been happy to buy ccg cards and comics to feed my collecting addiction. Today though was unexpected, and was even more unexpected as its Sunday and these yard sales have been out all weekend since Friday.

Sunday Finds
Streets of Rage 2 cart only $1
Dead or Alive 2 missing manual DC with case .50
Omikron DC complete .50
Quake 3 arena DC complete .50
Soul Calibur DC complete .50
Castlevania SOTM PS1 Black Label Complete $1
Legends of Mysteria Saturn Complete $4
Shining in the Holy Ark Saturn Complete $4
Albert Odyssey Saturn Complete (!) $4
Dragon Force Saturn Complete with Memory Sticker (!!!) $4

As for the rest of the week, game wise
Friday
Cart only GBA Mario Advance 2 Super Mario World $1
Cart only GBA Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland $1
Cart only GB Super Mario Land $1
Cart only GBC Zelda Oracle of Seasons $1

Saturday
Cart only N64 Goldeye $1
Complete 2600 Mario Bros. $1

Other finds were
$3 miscellaneous household goods for gf and I
$2 Swamp Thing 9 (1973) 4.0 (notice the back cover had tear after I bought it)
$2 MTG Promo
.75 MTG Rare / Unc 16 card lot
$2 Pokemon lot, 100 cards, 4 rares
$1 MTG black deck, no rares, Beta land and common (sell on ebay for $2 and $8 respectively)
$7 Card lot (ani mayham, YGO, Pokemon) w/ Transformers book - The pokemon cards contained several first edition / shadowless cards as well as a near complete set of base, jungle, and fossil, easily $100 worth of flips with all the cards combined

Overall, it was a good weekend. The Dragon Force and Albert Odyssey are my second copies and will be staying put for the time being. I have to make up my money spent and gas so the cards will be going along with SOR2, SC, QIII, and DOA2. Also thinking about dropping SOTM as its my third copy and it looks like the prices have climbed up.
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Edited by Otherguy676, 27 November 2011 - 03:50 PM.

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#2399 Otherguy676

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:31 AM

Someone had a game yard sale in Orlando today where they were liquidating their collection. I got about 15 games, most were $2 complete. They were

Martian Successor Nadesico - Import Saturn
*heart* Miku - Import Saturn
Official Collection (all in Japanese) - Import Saturn
Mobile Suit Gundam - Import Saturn
Metal Saga - PS2
PTO 2 - Saturn
Panzer Dragoon - Saturn
Dragons Lair - Sega CD
Revenge of the Ninja - Sega CD
Sonic CD - Sega CD
Gundam Zeonic Front - PS2 (missing manual) - $1
Gundam Federation vs. Zeon - PS2 missing manual - $1

For $10, I got an Import Saturn Bomberman (SS collection). I overpaid a bit but I made up for it because for $15 I got Railfan (Import PS3) Chicago. I knew it was rare, I didnt realize however that it was $125 rare.

Other finds today were 2 authentic NBA jerseys (CHris Webber Kings and Darius Miles Clippers) for $2 apiece, a complete N64 Aidyn Chronicles for .50 cents, a cheap Joe Montana card plaque for .25 cents, a broken G1 Constructicon and busted GObot for a nickel apiece, a Box full of MTG cards for $6, and (yesterday) 2 oublejump strategy guides (Disgaea complete and Mana Khamia), Persona 4 visual data booke, 2 Mario party unopened e-reader packs, and a preorder MK vs DC Joker cell and a preorder Castlevania Judgment Belmont cell for $1.30 total.

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Edited by Otherguy676, 27 November 2011 - 03:51 PM.

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#2400 salty tbone

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:51 AM

Overall, it was a good weekend.


If I ever find out what you consider a great weekend, my head will explode from envy.
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