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#1201 Bing147

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:21 AM

I would love to know some other places to look for sales in the Chicago area... I'm in Schaumburg now and I see very few sales on Craigslist compared to what I see driving around.
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#1202 ferant316

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:28 AM

I had a couple finds at a yard sale on the way to my parents on the 4th (my gf wasn't thrilled about yardsaling on a holiday but oh well). I'll try to get up pictures but it was a Nintendo 64 with 5 controllers, Super Smash Bros, Ogre Battle 64, Jet Force Gemini, Goldeneye 007, Pokemon Stadium 1 & 2, Pokemon Snap, Super Mario 64, Mario Tennis, and 8 sports games plus a Sega Genesis (the original 1988 with headphone controls) with common games all for $30.

Then I have more to look forwards to Saturday!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:30 AM

I had a couple finds at a yard sale on the way to my parents on the 4th (my gf wasn't thrilled about yardsaling on a holiday but oh well). I'll try to get up pictures but it was a Nintendo 64 with 5 controllers, Super Smash Bros, Ogre Battle 64, Jet Force Gemini, Goldeneye 007, Pokemon Stadium 1 & 2, Pokemon Snap, Super Mario 64, Mario Tennis, and 8 sports games plus a Sega Genesis (the original 1988 with headphone controls) with common games all for $30.

Then I have more to look forwards to Saturday!


Holy crap. I am, for the second time today on this board, jealous.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:00 AM

I would love to know some other places to look for sales in the Chicago area... I'm in Schaumburg now and I see very few sales on Craigslist compared to what I see driving around.

Newspaper classifieds. That's what most people still use around here. PennySaver is also a big one. I used to love flipping through the PennySaver each week, but they won't send it to me anymore because somehow, I'm no longer part of the city ever since moving. I really don't know how it works 'cause I certainly didn't move to a different city...

#1205 ChicagoCubz

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:43 PM

just wondering where do you check? craigslist? Few people around here post their sales on craigslist. Just wondering

Local newspaper mostly. Very few people use CL for anything in my city. I can usually count on 25-30 sales per week in the paper though.

#1206 Artrigis

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:11 PM

Hrm.. I never check newspapers. I check pennysaver, which usually has at most 15, with only 3 or less local. And craigslist which has a lot.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:32 PM

It depends on your area. For many around here, "computer" isn't part of everyday vocabulary. And when it is, it's usually either "CPU" or "puter" or "compooter". Many parts around here still don't even get broadband internet.

#1208 Bing147

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:34 PM

Lots of sales but little luck. Did get Assassins Creed 2, Call of Duty World at War and Killzone 3 for 5 bucks combined, all for PS3. That was it though.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:40 PM

Hey guys, found a gameboy micro with no charger for $20. What does it take? Micro usb, ds? Thanks


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#1210 schultzed

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:28 AM

just wondering where do you check? craigslist? Few people around here post their sales on craigslist. Just wondering


The local paper (available online too) is still most popular in my city but some are doing CL only. The other thing is that I often get some of my best finds at the sales with only a sign along major roads. Which makes me wonder how many things I miss but not driving more.

I'd say about 50% of all sales are in the newspaper (some repeated on CL), about 15-20% are CL only, and about 30-35% (during the peak season) are only advertised with signs.

#1211 SaraAB

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:59 AM

I wonder how many sales I miss too, my area has a lot of unadvertised sales. And sometimes you find people leeching off of each other, aka if you go to one sale that put an ad in the paper and you will find 3 more sales around that one sale. This gets even more interesting when the sales start competing for prices or when more sales crop up around an advertised sale that undercut the advertised sale's prices! The ads are expensive here so I can see why people do this. Basically if you see a small area that has a few sales it might be worth it to drive around a couple blocks around that area looking for more sales. Sometimes people just set up random sales too, and don't even put out signs, especially when the sales are located close to another, advertised sale.

Its always fun to set up an underpriced sale next to your neighbor's overpriced sale, which I have to say I am guilty of doing!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:31 AM

Local newspaper mostly. Very few people use CL for anything in my city. I can usually count on 25-30 sales per week in the paper though.


The local paper (available online too) is still most popular in my city but some are doing CL only. The other thing is that I often get some of my best finds at the sales with only a sign along major roads. Which makes me wonder how many things I miss but not driving more.

I'd say about 50% of all sales are in the newspaper (some repeated on CL), about 15-20% are CL only, and about 30-35% (during the peak season) are only advertised with signs.


hmm thanks going to have to check out the local paper because really only about 5 sales get posted on craigslist a week and I really don't want to waste gas driving around looking for signs. Thats why I normally just hit up the flea market and I think most sellers go there too especially since they only charge $8 Saturday and $5 Sunday for a spot to sell there

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:04 AM

I wonder how many sales I miss too, my area has a lot of unadvertised sales. And sometimes you find people leeching off of each other, aka if you go to one sale that put an ad in the paper and you will find 3 more sales around that one sale. This gets even more interesting when the sales start competing for prices or when more sales crop up around an advertised sale that undercut the advertised sale's prices! The ads are expensive here so I can see why people do this. Basically if you see a small area that has a few sales it might be worth it to drive around a couple blocks around that area looking for more sales. Sometimes people just set up random sales too, and don't even put out signs, especially when the sales are located close to another, advertised sale.

Its always fun to set up an underpriced sale next to your neighbor's overpriced sale, which I have to say I am guilty of doing!

What's really fun is buying the good stuff from your neighbor's sale and then selling it back at your own place for more money. It actually kinda works out for everyone.

#1214 Artrigis

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Holy crap. Two weeks in a row of awesome for me. Will upload some pics and details later, but $21 for a bunch of snes games, and a few Gameboy games. Most complete in box with manuals in protective casings.

#1215 Dark Lord Greg

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:27 PM

hit up 4 sales and nothing one guy had all games but all were priced at ebay prices. Another guy had some newer games sealed like AC: Revelation and Soul Calibur 5 but wanted $25 and $35 which was same as Amazon new and SC5 was actually more. He also had a Super Famicon used but in box with 2 controllers and wanted $75 he said it was worth $200 since its the Japanese one. Not sure if that was worth it but didn't buy anything, The other sales had crappy PS2 games.

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#1216 TiKi2

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:25 PM

Holy crap. Two weeks in a row of awesome for me. Will upload some pics and details later, but $21 for a bunch of snes games, and a few Gameboy games. Most complete in box with manuals in protective casings.


Yeh piss all over us while we are down why don't you. I finally am able to go out, 3 weeks my car was dead. I hardly found anything game related.

But damn I found little mermaid platinum sealed. I didn't know that shit was worth $40. Got it for a $1

#1217 Montymonster

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:19 PM

Struck out entirely. All I ended up buying today was some cookies from a kid for 50 cents (but I have to admit, they were pretty good). Hopefully I'll catch a sale tomorrow.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:44 PM

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#1219 ChuckT

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

Landed a few items in the last week - here are the highlights:

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NES Games and Final Fantasy VII by ChuckT2012

$7.50 for everything. Surprised these were still available, as I arrived at the sale late in the day and most of the video game items were already sold.

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Nintendo 64 Lot by ChuckT2012

Ten bucks for the lot. Missed out on a NES and SNES, unfortunately, but happy about all the boxed games. Came with the expansion pack and a memory card as well. Score.

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NES Lot by ChuckT2012

Joined a bartering club, and received this lot in exchange for some milk bottles, a few flower pots, and a CD. I think I have every game except Pinball, but it'll make for good trade bait. Also ended up with three Atari controllers and a bunch of random adapters, as they were inside the box with the Nintendo items.

#1220 slowdive21

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:45 PM

^^^Wow that stuff would have been sold before the sale opened in my area. Nice finds!!!

#1221 Artrigis

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:14 PM

Holy crap. Two weeks in a row of awesome for me. Will upload some pics and details later, but $21 for a bunch of snes games, and a few Gameboy games. Most complete in box with manuals in protective casings.


Sorry if it feels like im rubbing it in your nose's guys, just was really excited lol.

So heres the lot, I got everything here for $21, except dungeon master and golden eye which I got $2 each at separate sales.
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So all snes games are complete except for the asciipad with no manual. Went to an individual sale that advertised video games, was there 30 min early.
Didn't see them out so asked, they brough out a big tub full of these games, 2 CiB original gameboys with box / manuals, and a dreamcast with 2 controllers, no hookups. They wanted 15 for each gameboy, so didn't get them. Dreamcast I didn't want incomplete.
Offered $15 initially for the game lot and they accepted, but then another family member jumped in and said at least $1 each for $21 so I happily accepted that offer.

Edit: With the value of these games, and two weeks in a row of finding good snes games. I need to buy myself a console to test these games out. I've never seen a snes in the wild, what is my best bet? One of those FC twin turbo systems?

#1222 karkyco

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

Finally had a decent weekend. Will take and post some pics later.

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All that said, first stop I cherry picked a decent sized box of comics out of about 6 banker boxes full, all late 80s/early 90s to more recent stuff from a few writers a few blocks from me, $40 total. Nothing I don't already have but definitely stuff I can resell for much more than I paid. Mostly NM but a few VF/obviously read once or twice, highlights include Ultimate Spiderman (original, 1st print) 1-11, most of the MacFarlane run on Amazing Spiderman (sadly, no #300/1st Venom), Kingdom Come all 4 issues (2 and 3 are VF 1 and 4 NM), Ultimates 1 full run, a bunch of the early Preacher issues including 1-5, a bunch of Ennis's Punisher run about 20 various issues, some Alias issues, and some of the Kevin Smith and early Bendis DD issues. Pricing was a bit high on most stuff at the sale, none of the games were notable nore were they worth bargaining over. They were also selling various "collectible" film related memorabilia, but nothing worth haggling over or talking down from the ridiculously high prices.

Second sale, the old lady when asked about the video games listed in the CL ad, said her son had decided to sell them on ebay. I asked if I could take a look anyway and perhaps make him a compelling offer, he wasn't available as it was too early for him (too early being the 10 am start time of this sale :roll:). She had her husband escort me into their packrat/hoarders-lite home to the various boxes of "old video games for sale". I looked over the SNES bundle, system was in good shape with about 20 or so games, all cart only, and the lady had mentioned "$50 or so for the SNES bundle" to myself and the man. I went through the other boxes and cherry picked a Sega Game Gear with games in a big ziplock bag, one of those Gameboy Pocket/Color systems in silver and the only good games for it, and a few PS1 and PS2 games. I CiF'd the man $30 there for what I had put into the box that had the SNES bundle, he said he wanted at least $50 and so I pulled out another $5 and told him that was all I had. After about 10 seconds he said that's fine.

So scored all the following for $35:

- SNES system complete and good shape with 19 cart only games, highlights are Super Mario All Stars + Super Mario World, Mario Kart, DKC 1-3, Secret of Mana, BoF 1 and 2, Chrono Trigger, FF2 and FF3. The rest are filler garbage
- PS1 (all black label) complete RE3 with bonus Dino Crisis demo disc, FFVII missing manual, Raiden DX complete, Suikoden 1 complete
- PS2 Final Fantasy X black label complete
- Sega Game Gear with AC power supply and 5 cart only games in the little plastic cart holders (Sonic 2-Sonic Tails, Addams Family, Super Columns, Ecco, Aladdin)
- Gameboy Color system with cart only Pokemon Blue and Harvest Moon

Last sale worth noting guy posted that he had N64, VirtuaBoy, Nintendo, comics and some toys and had a pic showing 8 comics, one of which was Uncanny X-Men #104 and it looked to be in VF or better condition. I actually hit this guy up earlier via email and he said he was not going to sell anything before his sale but he was starting around 10:30 or 11, and it was in a pretty ghetto area so I figured odds were good I could still score something decent there. Got there and he was asking some pretty high prices specifically on the video games. Nothing rare or worth getting at the asking prices and he wasn't interested in haggling (another one of those "this is $X on amazon, I can get $X for this on ebay" types). But the comics he wasn't very savvy on prices. Scored a handful of older stuff from the 70's for $20 CiF, highlights are X-Men 104, 105, 107, 110; and Amazing Spider-man 134-138 all generally VF or slightly better.

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#1223 TiKi2

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:00 AM

Artrigis I curse you and your seed. Nice finds

SNES is the only thing I am planning on keeping , I'm ridding myself of all the other console games. I see an SNES about every 3 months but they are usually yellowed out or overpriced. Just go with the clone that clones the nes/snes/genesis - 3 in 1.

#1224 sevenfold

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:38 AM

Just go with the clone that clones the nes/snes/genesis - 3 in 1.



I've yet to ever see one of those kind of systems that properly fit the carts and controllers or that could probably emulate the sound effects/music.

I mean, they're good for some people just casually wanting a quick way to play some old games for nostalgia's sake but they're a poor substitute for the real thing in my experience.

#1225 mitchondria

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:29 AM

I got a couple things today. But I found Chrono Trigger which made me super excited till I found out it was for Super Famicom.

I still bought it for $8 (felt like the right thing to do)

Did i make a mistake?

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#1226 TheHelix

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:34 AM

No sales for me this week. Car trouble relapsed and I need a new battery, plus a fix for my brake sensor. Good thing I have a warranty with Costco. Not sure about the brake sensor but I heard it's an easy fix.

Also no sales for me next week because of Comic Con.

#1227 mitchondria

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:00 AM

I've yet to ever see one of those kind of systems that properly fit the carts and controllers or that could probably emulate the sound effects/music.

I mean, they're good for some people just casually wanting a quick way to play some old games for nostalgia's sake but they're a poor substitute for the real thing in my experience.



Try Retron 3. I bought one because my tv has 1 rca input and I got tired of constantly having to unplug and replug different consoles.

I love it. You can even use the oringinal sega,snes,and nes controllers with it.

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#1228 karkyco

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

I got a couple things today. But I found Chrono Trigger which made me super excited till I found out it was for Super Famicom.

I still bought it for $8 (felt like the right thing to do)

Did i make a mistake?


Depends on whether or not you can read/translate/understand Japanese and you want it for your personal collection. IMO I'll always pick up Famicom/Super Famicom games but they have to be dirt cheap ($8 would have been way too much for me, maybe a buck or two), but I can always find buyers here in LA/SoCal for stuff like that to resell.

Generally though the major RPGs/JRPGs like that are mass produced so they aren't worth much, even less here in the states. But you could always put a list up on craigslist BSing about it being "extremely rare (in the states at least) Super Famicom version of Chrono Trigger" and hope for some clueless buyer to bite.

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#1229 donut

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:38 PM

Yesterday bought a ds lite with 3 games for $5 ... and it was at 9:30! and marked $5... I can only assume that it was where it was sitting and the sale was set up rather messy ....

that and a $15 balloon ww tire cruiser were my finds of the day...

sold about half of the complete GBA/GBC/N64/SNES games found last weekend and up already about $175 .... which will fund my gas and buys for the next few weeks....
and the cycle continues....
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:04 PM

Picked up this Playstation One lot for 15 bucks on Fri.

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