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#961 TheHeef

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:30 PM

Well, overall, today didn't meet expectations, but I managed to find some decent goodies. Some I'm going to keep, some of them...not. Here goes...

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Might've overpaid for CvS, but I can get rid of my GC version now...boy, that controller sucks for fighting games.

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Paid $5 each for Castlevania II, StarTropics, and StarTropics II. Yeah, overpaid a bit, but I never see them at garage sales or stores...so I figured, what the hell.

These I did a little bit better...
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And here's my find of the day...
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So overall, not such a bad day.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:04 PM

First time going out this year. It was a community sale not too far away, and I was already up. GF asked if I wanted to go, and decided to, since I wanted to head that direction to recycle some electronics anyways.

First sale, each game was $1, and the book was 50ยข:
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Need to see if I have Armada 2 or not so I can sell it.

Rest of the sales didn't have much, and I was bored an hour and a half later.

Did see a Kinect bundle for $250 (bleh), and a DS with Mario 64 and non-noteworthy games without a charger for $25. Was trying to haggle, but since it wasn't theirs, and they couldn't reach the owners, I didn't bother.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:57 AM

Had a cat emergency and had to be at the vet when they opened. :(
Got to stop by about 5 sales afterwards though. Lots of Xbox/Gamecube/DS games, all sports/shovelware, all $5 each. Also saw a DSi for $55. Thought about that one, but I didn't trust this seller.

Ended up just getting two Wind Waker guides for $1 each. Hope for better luck next weekend.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:06 AM

I went to a small street sale before I had to go to a zombie walk for work :D.

My only gaming find. $3 for both. AoE 3 is a father's day gift for my dad. I swear he has more hours logged into AoE 2 and C&C: Red Alert than I have into my whole collection, but he only plays at night.

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The rest was really random stuff that I bought, but at the prices I couldn't turn down. DVDs, comics, etc spoiler.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

I live in Oswego. My plan is to go as far as like Earlville or Mendota. There's a flea market in Leland I wanted to look up and a small game store in Sandwich where I've had some luck.

Not looking forward to the heat, but I figure I'll take a cooler of water and some extra sunblock. Not a great plan, but I haven't freestyled in a few months.


Oh wow, I live right by Ottawa and Mendota!

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:46 AM

PS1 Rpg - The games are all mint; seller knew what they were worth - $60 for all and $10 for the ps2 game (sealed)


Game Boy adv, color, SP Printer, Camera LOT - $ All games were $2.00 each. She had 90 total games in the box. I tried to buy them all for $1.50 each but she would not budge on the price. She said if I bought them all for $2.00, She would give me a $3.00 discount. I cherry picked out the good ones. The sp systems were 10 each and the printer, camera, and paper were 15. The printer and camera both have their factory seals intact

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man, i need that DK for GBA to complete my NES Series collection. is it CIB? Nice finds!

#967 TheHeef

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:29 AM

Oh wow, I live right by Ottawa and Mendota!


I only got out as far as Leland today. Thought about going out farther, but I wasn't having a lot of luck, so I turned around.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:24 AM

I got a text from my Mom, who had stopped by a yard sale while she was out, and she found this for $5...

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A Mini Super Nintendo! It didn't have any cables, so I asked her to try to haggle it down to $2(I was going to jump on it for $5 anyways). They accepted the offer. I hooked it up using my own SNES cables, popped in Tetris Attack and it came right up! Can't wait to take out the plastic tabs in the cartridge slot so I can play my Super Famicom games on it.
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#969 ZombieToast

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:22 AM

I actually managed to get out fairly early today and hit a few yard sales. There must not be much competition out there because I didn't get out until almost noon and there were still tons of games and consoles everywhere, but most of it was either stuff I already have (and I don't have the patience for flipping) or stuff I didn't want. The stuff I ended up buying pales in comparison to what you guys normally go home with, but this is seriously the best yard sale day I've had in years. And I believe this is the first time I've ever gone to a yard sale in this town that had more than just sports games. Anyway...

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$2 each (they wanted $3 each). Probably not the best possible deal, but they're some of the cheapest NES games I've ever bought and they're all worth at least twice as much. This same sale also had a few PS2's, a GameCube, and various PS2 and GBA games (and more NES), but these were all I really cared about. I also picked up an awesome LeapFrog alphabet toy for my son for $3. I probably could've got it for less, but they put in new batteries for me, so I didn't mind paying it.

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Got these at a moving sale. $6 total for the three airsoft pistols and 3000 pellets (plus the pellets included with each gun). Almost walked away with nothing because I already owned all of the games they had for sale, but my wife happened to notice these under the table. Everything was still sealed and they work great. I don't know how much stuff like this is worth, if anything, but I highly doubt I overpaid.

EDIT: Just checked eBay and the cheapest I see one of these guns going for is $13. I don't know if they're actually worth that much, but it makes me feel good about the purchase.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:27 PM

^ the expensive ones are electric or gas. How many FPS 200?

#971 Invicta 61

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:25 PM

Plenty of sales advertising games this weekend, unfortunatly they all started on Thursday or Friday.

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GameCube w/ 2 power chords and memory card $3.
(2) GameBoy Advance SP w/ one charge cable $5.
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust PS3 $4.
F-Zero GP Legend GBA (complete) $1.50.
Millipede/Super Breakout/Lunar Lander (complete) $1.50.

The GC had no A/V cables or controllers and the Madden disc inside had chew marks (not that I really wanted it). I mostly wanted it for the spare power supplies and memory card.

The two GBA SP hold a charge, but the blue one is beat to shit with a crack in the hinge. I'm going to use it to swap parts with one that won't charge. I found a second power supply at a sale two houses down for $1.

I didn't even know they had a Leisure Suit Larry game for the PS3.

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Battlestar Galactica Cyclon Raider $1.
Transformers $.25 each.

The Cyclon Raider is an original (1976, made in Hong Kong) but is missing the spring loaded missles. I also still have the one from when I was a kid.

I also still own all of the Transformers (except the two on the right) from when I was a kid. The guy told me someone had come and bought up all the other first gen. stuff he had. How could you leave Mirage for $.25?

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Last week everyone had cheap DVDs, this week is was cheap CDs.
The Essential Johnny Cash (3 disc) and Rush Chronicles were $2 each.
The rest were in a package deal for $15 (12 CDs, 1 VHS).
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:47 PM

RUSH!!! nice find for only 2 bucks. also good find on the metallica garage inc. too :)
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:40 PM

^ the expensive ones are electric or gas. How many FPS 200?

I know absolutely nothing about this stuff, so I have no idea what you're asking (to me, "FPS" = "frames per second" or "first-person shooter"). All I can see is that these are just spring-loaded and don't use carbon dioxide or anything. Which is perfect for us 'cause they won't hurt too bad if we get shot with them (although I did get a tiny welt when I shot myself in the foot).

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

all I saw was some guy with an NES with 30 common games for $500. The best part was it was a moving sale and according to him "everything absolutely MUST go! we HAVE to get rid of all of it!" yet he refused to come down on the price when I explained to him that what he had wasn't even worth 1/5 of what he was asking. He kept insisting "the games alone go for more than that on ebay!" I wanted to say to him okay well put it on ebay and see how much you actually get for it, then factor in their 13% fee for selling games! There needs to be a "yard sale stupidity" thread now!

I swear ebay has pretty much ruined yard sales and flea markets. It makes me wanna work at a place like on Pawn Stars so I can just stand there and tell people that their priceless family heirlooms are actually worthless all day!

This seemed to be a pretty slow weekend for everyone....I guess because of Father's Day or something?

#975 TiKi2

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:18 PM

I swear ebay has pretty much ruined yard sales and flea markets.


I once asked a guy about a mini granite chess set he had. He told me $20 or something I don't recall. Since I didn't look interested anymore in it, this dick turns to his wife and says " it's ok we'll sell it on ebay and get more for it" . I was like wtf is this dude on, I didn't even say anything. Turns out it goes for around $35 on ebay shipped. He'd be wasting his time. The people that say the word ebay will never sell on ebay.

Think about it, out of how many garage sales you guys have gone to ,how many times have you used the word ebay? Probably only time is in response to someone mentioning ebay. When I here ebay that means it is time to go.

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#976 elessar123

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:26 PM

If they want to base it on ebay prices, fine.

What's annoying to me is when they print out how much a new one costs, and price their used one at $5 less and act like they're savvy or doing you a favor.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

I once asked a guy about a mini granite chess set he had. He told me $20 or something I don't recall. Since I didn't look interested anymore in it, this dick turns to his wife and says " it's ok we'll sell it on ebay and get more for it" . I was like wtf is this dude on, I didn't even say anything. Turns out it went for around $35 on ebay shipped. He'd be wasting his time. The people that say the word ebay will never sell on ebay.

Think about it, out of how many garage sales you guys have gone to ,how many times have you used the word ebay? Probably only time is in response to someone mentioning ebay. When I here ebay that means it is time to go.


I hear ebay at almost every yard sale I go to lol! Half the time the people don't even know what it goes for on ebay, they just THINK it would go for a lot on there.

The thing I really hate is that I've started selling on ebay a lot recently and you have to pay more fees for video games than anything else, its like 13% or something....yet these a-holes think they can charge the same price or usually even higher than what something goes for on ebay at a yard sale when they don't have to pay a selling fee, don't have to take pictures, don't have to type a description, or do any of the work it takes to actually sell on ebay.

This is why I've started driving about an hour away to another big city to go to their yard sales and its a night and day difference from where I live. People around where I live now think they are running an antique store out of their garage. In fact, I found one guy having a "vintage toy sale". He had literally thousands of he-man, transformers, thundercats, anything you can think of from the 80s....but he wanted like double what they go for on ebay, all the while he is selling them out of his bug infested, dirty, ten thousand degrees in the summer shed and he is in one of the most run-down, crime ridden parts of town where no one could ever afford any of that stuff. It just sickened me to see like 10 boxed Snake Mountains and Castle Greyskulls crammed into a corner with cobwebs all over them and water dripping on them, knowing that he probably paid next to nothing and told the original owners "oh these aren't really worth a lot, I'll give you 10 dollars for them", and then justs let them sit there and rot because he won't sell them for reasonable prices, and people that actually appreciate stuff like that will never get their hands on it.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:39 AM

I once asked a guy about a mini granite chess set he had. He told me $20 or something I don't recall. Since I didn't look interested anymore in it, this dick turns to his wife and says " it's ok we'll sell it on ebay and get more for it" . I was like wtf is this dude on, I didn't even say anything. Turns out it goes for around $35 on ebay shipped. He'd be wasting his time. The people that say the word ebay will never sell on ebay.

Think about it, out of how many garage sales you guys have gone to ,how many times have you used the word ebay? Probably only time is in response to someone mentioning ebay. When I here ebay that means it is time to go.


I just roll my eyes since I got a little calculator in my head that tells me I never have to pay more than they would clear after fees and shipping :booty: They're just your typical noobs with dollar-signs in their eyes.
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#979 Monoxide1986

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:17 AM

Hit a few sales on Friday morning since I was going out of town Saturday. Got the following:

For 9.50:
- Black Gamecube with Gameboy Player and Zip up game holder
- Donkey Kong Beats with Drums

Came with 2 gameboy player discs and all cables.... No controllers though. I guess they had a bunch of gamecube games for 50 cents each and some lady cleaned them out... Damn!

Medal of honor collection for ps2 for $2.

2 baseball bat, 2 wheel, and 1 golf Wii attachments brand new for 2.50.

Final fantasy tactics, castlevania sotn, and mgs3, all complete for $5.

That was all I found, but then at my dads (person I learned to haggle from) mentioned he picked up a nes with some games for $4 at a garage sale so I picked those up from him for what he paid. NES was super clean with 2 dogbone controllers. Games are mostly commons, but there was one gem.... Snow Brothers. Cart is clean and I will see if it works when I get home. Can't believe I've had 2 rare nes games in the past month. Talk about luck. XD

#980 Otherguy676

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:07 AM

Saturday was pretty good after a few slow weeks. Games wise I got

The Guy Game PS2 Complete
Sonic Adventure DC Complete
X-Men vs Street Fighter PSOne Disc Only
Square PSone samplete (lost mine) disc
Vandal Hearts PSOne Disc Only
Vandal Hearts II Psone Disc only
Ghost in the Shell PSOne Disc Only
G-Darius PSOne Disc Only
Metroid Fusion GBA complete, New and Sealed but box is in rough shape.

Al for $20. A bit over priced for me but the guy knew what he had and there was a lot of people there. I figure the XMen vs Street Fighter will get me my money back.

At another Yard sale I got cart only

Super mario 3 (sticker damage)
Dragon Warrior III

$4 total with two shot glasses.

At a pawn shop I got a Complete NBA Jam PS3 with a DVD for $7.

At another yard sale I got two cart only 3ds games

Super Street 4 3D
Pokemon Battle Revolution

$5 total.

I had a few non-game finds.

Superman Showcase TPB - .50 cents
Gremlins story and record - .25 cents apiece (there were 4 I bought)
V for Vendetta Special Edition (with comics) - $1
2 high quality Dog bowls - $1 apiece
2 High Quality Metal Pepsi signs for the Girlfriend - $1.25 apiece
Horrible Bosses DVD - $1

And the highlight.....

I went to a yard sale that I was at 6 months ago where the guy was selling comics. I bought a few comics from them (Dark Knight Returns 1,4, Batman 608 2nd print variant etc) and they told me they had sold Walking Dead 1-25 for $1 apiece. I had a few drinks with them and left behind a few comics I wanted. They had another yard sale this week as they were moving and I bought 29 comics for $17. They were mostly reading comics but I did get a mint NYX #3 wich is a very hard to find comic from the alst few years (1st X23).
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#981 Br0keAssGamer

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:12 AM

All I found today was a box filled with overpriced Atari 2600 games, you can tell I'm an AVGN fan because I actually wanted the abomination that is E.T, and I remember an episode where he talked about SwordQuest so I thought I'd check it out.
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Oh and im also planning on selling a shitload of old sports games that are just taking up room to my local Play N' Trade. I figure selling them on eBay isn't even worth the trouble. Ill post a couple private pics in case I'm accidentally about to give away a "gem". Opinions appreciated :D






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#982 Invicta 61

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:38 AM


The Guy Game PS2 Complete


Nice find on The Guy Game. They rarely turn up at local shops, or GS for that matter. I had to travel 50 miles to pick up a copy that was missing the manual. Amazon sells them but Ebay won't.

Oh and im also planning on selling a shitload of old sports games that are just taking up room to my local Play N' Trade. I figure selling them on eBay isn't even worth the trouble. Ill post a couple private pics in case I'm accidentally about to give away a "gem". Opinions appreciated :D



Unless you have a second copy, I would keep Ice Hockey for the NES. Not worth much but I still enjoy playing it! The rest of that stuff..... bleh.
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#983 ZombieToast

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:21 AM

Amazon sells them but Ebay won't.

Maybe they have a policy against it (I really don't know), but I see it on eBay all the time. In fact, there are several copies on there right now. It's been on my watchlist for quite some time.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:55 AM

I remember in other discussions here on CAG that it was mentioned that the game was not allowed because of nudity (and possibly the scandal surrounding the game). Sure enough there are copies of it available though.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:19 AM

I've had a few good hauls in the last few months, but I think this weekend takes the cake. I didn't take photos of everything, but I did snap a few highlights.

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Genesis Lot by ChuckT2012, on Flickr

Six games for sixty cents. Dude was also selling complete in box Star Trek figures for low low prices, but I passed on them because I was unsure of their value. I'll probably kick myself if I look them up.

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Chinese Famiclone and bootleg carts - $20. More than I wanted to pay, but I thought it was a pretty neat find. The girl grabbed it from her house after I told her I played video games, and gave me everything she thought I would need to plug it into my television. Apparently, this famiclone also requires:
- two cell phone chargers
- one computer monitor cable
- one soldering gun

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These are just a few of the highlights from a huge huge lot I landed this afternoon. Someone I've bought from before emailed and told me her brother gave her all of his games to sell. I went to take a look, and she had three grocery sized boxes full of games and systems. We bounced around prices, and settled at $2 per item. As I was clearing the stuff out, she hauled out a CD rack full of games and tossed it in. All told, I ended up with 100+ games, five systems, and enough accessories to last a lifetime. Time to start selling.

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My favorite find of the weekend. $5. Found in a stack of toys at a random yard sale. The woman who sold it to me even replaced the batteries so I could test it. Sweet.

#986 Monoxide1986

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:17 PM

Hit a few sales on Friday morning since I was going out of town Saturday. Got the following:

For 9.50:
- Black Gamecube with Gameboy Player and Zip up game holder
- Donkey Kong Beats with Drums

Came with 2 gameboy player discs and all cables.... No controllers though. I guess they had a bunch of gamecube games for 50 cents each and some lady cleaned them out... Damn!

Medal of honor collection for ps2 for $2.

2 baseball bat, 2 wheel, and 1 golf Wii attachments brand new for 2.50.

Final fantasy tactics, castlevania sotn, and mgs3, all complete for $5.

That was all I found, but then at my dads (person I learned to haggle from) mentioned he picked up a nes with some games for $4 at a garage sale so I picked those up from him for what he paid. NES was super clean with 2 dogbone controllers. Games are mostly commons, but there was one gem.... Snow Brothers. Cart is clean and I will see if it works when I get home. Can't believe I've had 2 rare nes games in the past month. Talk about luck. XD


I forgot one other thing I picked up. It was a crate of various gaming items for $5. Came with the following.
- Fallout 3 CIB - PC
- World of Warcraft CIB - PC
- WoW: Burning Crusade CIB - PC
- Battlefield 2142 CIB - PC
- Imperial Glory CIB - PC
- Some other random disc-only pc games in a cd-wallet (air battles of WWII is the only one that comes to mind)
- Fallout 3 Strategy Guide w/ Card insert
- Fable 2 Stratefy Guide
- Various Sims 2 / Sims 3 Strategy Guides (Junk to me)

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:07 PM

Super Street 4 3D

That game is kinda crappy, so you should just let me take it for $3. ;)

I wish I could find a decent cheap PSP or some 3DS games around here. Looks like it's time for me to start the 7 am grind again this weekend.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:01 AM

I once asked a guy about a mini granite chess set he had. He told me $20 or something I don't recall. Since I didn't look interested anymore in it, this dick turns to his wife and says " it's ok we'll sell it on ebay and get more for it" . I was like wtf is this dude on, I didn't even say anything. Turns out it goes for around $35 on ebay shipped. He'd be wasting his time. The people that say the word ebay will never sell on ebay.

Think about it, out of how many garage sales you guys have gone to ,how many times have you used the word ebay? Probably only time is in response to someone mentioning ebay. When I here ebay that means it is time to go.


I basically never hear the word ebay around here, there are obviously people that price their items way too high, and those items will not sell so the people will be left with a bunch of junk they can't sell anywhere and they will have to deal with that, after paying $29 to put an ad in the paper for their yard sale.

I think the ebay "dream" so they call it has pretty much faded here, it was alive 5-10 years ago when anyone could sell on ebay and you could accept money orders and checks but now you have to have a paypal account and a bank account/credit card in order to sell on ebay and I think a lot of people around here don't have these things so they can't sell on ebay. I have met quite a few yardsalers who were selling their previous ebay inventory, aka they quit selling on ebay due to policy changes and fee changes and had a bunch of leftover junk they wanted to get rid of... I think there are more people who are fleeing ebay than anything these days. Moreover, 99% of people who talk about selling on ebay don't actually sell on ebay because they are too lazy and simply can't be bothered or as I mentioned before its too much trouble to set up...

99% of people here come to a yard sale with under $10 in their pocket, so again, you have to work with that, no one will pay $30-40 for a random toy or $30 for a DVD. If I tried to sell at those prices here at a yard sale I would probably get ridiculed all day long and no one would buy anything, thus I would be wasting my time. I would basically get laughed at. I yard sale enough to know that most people here don't even sell half of what they put out even if they mark everything at 25 cents.

If people see ebay printed prices they will walk, if prices are too high people will walk, people want a good deal, they don't want to deal with someone who knows what everything they have is worth. People here also don't seem to have a problem with telling a yard sale owner that their prices are too high!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:08 AM

I still have to deal with high prices where I'm at. like yesterday. Gamecube, no cords or controllers. I asked to be sure and, sure enough "Those are worth a lot of money" so....$100.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:33 AM

I still have to deal with high prices where I'm at. like yesterday. Gamecube, no cords or controllers. I asked to be sure and, sure enough "Those are worth a lot of money" so....$100.


Prices here are insane, people want $100 for CRT TV's, that probably wouldn't sell no matter the price. Its hard to find a TV for under $50 here when in reality the CRT TV's should be given away for free. Don't get me started on computer monitors where most people want $15-20 for old, ugly CRT monitors.

But then you have other houses where everything is priced as expected, but rarely for TV's and Computer monitors, of course these things don't sell. You also have houses where clothing is $10 an item, at other houses everything is 25 cents. Its just amazing how much prices vary.