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#241 Rexall

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

I love my steel battalion controller. Still play the game every now and then. Must own fan for anyone who loved those big robot cartoons

#242 yourlefthand

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

I saw Floopy this morning out yardsaling. He was busy lowballing a couple on a lime/orange GBA SP. ;)

I got XBOX KOTOR, XBOX KOTOR II, and BG: DAII for $5 total. I was pretty happy with that. Not a lot of other stuff, but it was a nice morning to be out saling.

#243 SaraAB

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

Did a little bit of looking around online and it seems pricing varies a lot for typewriters Monty. I can't tell which one you have since there are a lot of different models, but it looks like $10 was a safe bet either way, especially if you want to have it around as an antique or to put somewhere in your house.


From what I heard all manufacturers have stopped making typewriters so it might be a good idea to pick some up if you are into hoarding things for future value. You can get random typewriters for around 1$ here easy. Though I did notice that office max is still selling typewriters where I am, they must have a warehouse full of them or something.

#244 Montymonster

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

From what I heard all manufacturers have stopped making typewriters so it might be a good idea to pick some up if you are into hoarding things for future value. You can get random typewriters for around 1$ here easy. Though I did notice that office max is still selling typewriters where I am, they must have a warehouse full of them or something.


Yea, I bet typewriters aren't really worth too much right now. I don't think they're in much demand right now. (Also, I found out my friend was full of crap with the value of the typewriter. It is about a $50 machine.)

I hit up an afternoon sale today and got this:

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Picked up all three for a buck. I was only looking to get Nightfire, but the lady threw in the other two for free. They're all in pretty great condition, too.

#245 TheHeef

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

Sigh...this morning suggested that I may not be doing garage saling for much longer.

I work a day job, so the only time I can go saling is Saturday morning. I went out this morning and every sale I went to was already picked clean. The only house that had games was asking, for example, $20 for Gears of War 2 (an obvious no). Weather wasn't much help, but it didn't rain. Anything gaming-related was either crap or they were asking something ridiculous.

I may just be flustered from a so-far shaky season, but this wasting gas is getting old.

#246 Allwhowander

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:35 AM

- This weekend was "A Big To Do on Highway 22" here in Arkansas. It's roughly 90 miles of yard sales. I'm pretty happy with the results...

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Everything above for $50. Notice Earthbound in the SNES games and Pokemon Crystal and FireRed. Crystal doesn't hold a save game, but oh well. The N64 controllers have really tight control sticks.

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MGS 2 and 3 w/ guide - $15. Not the best deal, but I don't have them.

Prince of Persia, RE2 and the 2 SNES games - $10. RE2 is in great condition but missing the manual.

Sonic and Knuckles, 2x Mario Bros and the NES controller - $3

I was excited to see Pokemon Pearl, but the case is empty. The guy gave it to me for free and I took it for the Club Nintendo code. So close to Platinum status... :)

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Each NES was $2 and the games were included with one of them. $4 total.

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NES games and Xbox - $20. Nothing special in the game lot except maybe Tail Spin.

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This was a much better game lot. - $5

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I paid $5 for this. The lady said it doesn't read discs. It had some third party controllers included that I've already gotten rid of (see below)

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N64 lot - $2

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Ok, technically this wasn't at a yard sale. After I finished up for the day my wife and I went to eat. There was a used game store near the restaurant and I stopped by and saw this. They held it for me while I ran home and grabbed the off brand controllers that I was going to trade in anyway. Ended up paying around $30 for it.

I've been cleaning like a mad man but haven't tested any of it except the gameboy games. Hopefully Pokemon Crystal is the only big disappointment.

#247 SnesGuy

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:42 AM

- This weekend was "A Big To Do on Highway 22" here in Arkansas. It's roughly 90 miles of yard sales. I'm pretty happy with the results...



I hate you so much right now. :wall:

A whole morning of going to sales and the only thing I bought was a mortal kombat I & II DVD

#248 Potatoeman

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:42 AM

Wow, a complete N64 and Earthbound, not to mention all the other great stuff. Nice.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:47 AM

I work saturdays and can only go on sundays... everything is always picked clean.
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#250 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:03 AM

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NES games and Xbox - $20. Nothing special in the game lot except maybe Tail Spin.[/IMG]

You may wanna use www.vgpc.com to look up some of the other games. The game thats 2-3 up from TaleSpin in that pic is Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, right? It's only worth about $6 according to VGPC, but that's better than $1-2 I suppose.

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#251 AugustAPC

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

Lucky bastard! I want Earthbound so badly :(

I managed to get a PS2 slim for $10 this weekend. It's going straight on eBay. Hopefully I can come up 25-30$ on it. It's in pretty nice shape.

#252 Floopy

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

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I've been cleaning like a mad man but haven't tested any of it except the gameboy games. Hopefully Pokemon Crystal is the only big disappointment.


Wow, epic day overall man. You easily beat my finds by a mile, though I didn't do half bad either. I just want to point out that the Pokemon Crystal game can be fixed by replacing the battery. It requires a special nintendo game bit (screwdriver), and a new battery, along with light soldering skills. You may consider it too much trouble to try to fix it, but it is fixable, so please don't throw it out!

#253 white3er

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

Went to the flea market this morning. I got some game and watch electronic games from the 80s in the box. Unfortunately the guy wrote the prices on the box - $12
I got a Nes control deck in the box for $45
and a bunch of Nes games in the box for $5 each

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#254 slowdive21

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

- This weekend was "A Big To Do on Highway 22" here in Arkansas. It's roughly 90 miles of yard sales. I'm pretty happy with the results...

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I've been cleaning like a mad man but haven't tested any of it except the gameboy games. Hopefully Pokemon Crystal is the only big disappointment.



I'm calling bullshit...I find it hard to believe there is anyplace in Arkansas that is clean. :lol:

Those are really great finds! :applause:

#255 Potatoeman

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

Thats some pretty cool stuff white!

#256 commandercody83

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

I was off on Friday but my car was being worked on. Nothing within walking distance so I cleaned.

May have to start taking more Fridays off though!

#257 slowdive21

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

You are all coming up big! Nothing to report here...not many sales going on yet.

#258 Scootsy

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

I'm putting some cash away so that I can see what I can pull together from yard sales in the coming weeks. This is my first time going yard sale hunting but the good news is that I got my girlfriend interested in it by showing her this thread and I think we might go looking for games at yardsales together. :D

#259 SaraAB

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

The first yard sales are starting here but the first 2 were a bust as it seems people put an ad in but didn't actually hold a sale. One guy having a sale here is a repeat and he has put up the same sale literately every week last year. Our town seriously needs a restriction on "permanent" yard sales.

I have to brag though, and I know this thread is not the place for it, its not the greatest find but I got Outrun 2006 Coast to Coast for PS2 at a GS for 3.99, is a rare game that goes for like $20-25 on ebay and my copy is complete and almost mint. Its pretty hard to find the rare games at GS stores around here so for me its a small victory. Not to mention almost impossible to find complete PS2 games at some GS stores.

#260 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

The first yard sales are starting here but the first 2 were a bust as it seems people put an ad in but didn't actually hold a sale. One guy having a sale here is a repeat and he has put up the same sale literately every week last year. Our town seriously needs a restriction on "permanent" yard sales.

I have to brag though, and I know this thread is not the place for it, its not the greatest find but I got Outrun 2006 Coast to Coast for PS2 at a GS for 3.99, is a rare game that goes for like $20-25 on ebay and my copy is complete and almost mint. Its pretty hard to find the rare games at GS stores around here so for me its a small victory. Not to mention almost impossible to find complete PS2 games at some GS stores.

Funny you should mention that Outrun game. I just checked the GS site and it shows 5 stores in my area with low stock of it.:lol:I think I had it in my game collection last gen and I played it once and just couldn't get into it like I did the arcade versions.

Unfortunately since it's an under $9.99 game it's probably been gutted and is disc only in a sleeve at my local GS stores.:-#

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#261 lude21

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

According to vgpc , its the Xbox version of Outrun that's worth $25-$30.
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#262 C0dy

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Man i'm jealous of all these shiny items in the photos. There still have been literally NO sales nearby >_>

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who loves the Nintendo e-Reader.


#263 Floopy

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:54 AM

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:


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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...

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

A PSPgo for $10? $10 fucking dollars? Jesus man.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:12 AM

I have to brag though, and I know this thread is not the place for it, its not the greatest find but I got Outrun 2006 Coast to Coast for PS2 at a GS for 3.99, is a rare game that goes for like $20-25 on ebay and my copy is complete and almost mint. Its pretty hard to find the rare games at GS stores around here so for me its a small victory. Not to mention almost impossible to find complete PS2 games at some GS stores.


You're completely wrong on that, especially considering there's several new copies on ebay and Amazon for under $20. It's not "rare" at all.

#266 AugustAPC

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:18 AM

That's an average day for you? I think I'm going to kill you.

#267 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

According to vgpc , its the Xbox version of Outrun that's worth $25-$30.

So it is. I didn't even bother to double check since I don't buy/collect last gen stuff anymore.

Oh and floopy, if that's an 'average' day for you and you still got all of that while fighting off the 'minivan mamas', I could only imagine what you'd have scored if they all weren't there.:roll:

I thought getting some PSPGo's from Sears for $50 each was decent, but $10 for one? That's insane.

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#268 ZombieToast

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:25 AM

Well, I too had a pretty average day! Baby clothes, fresh produce, dusty VHS tapes, and broken knickknacks as far as the eye could see!

#269 yourlefthand

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:22 AM

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.


No problem. I thought I might see you there. There's plenty of room for both of us. I was told at several sales that there were people out looking only for videogames, which may explain why everything dried up so quickly.

And IATCG - this is a high cost of living area, but there is a lot of good stuff around here. The biggest contributor I think is that there are a lot of people who just don't think that old things have value. The guy sold me the xbox games I bought for less than they were marked without me asking.

#270 SaraAB

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

So it is. I didn't even bother to double check since I don't buy/collect last gen stuff anymore.

Oh and floopy, if that's an 'average' day for you and you still got all of that while fighting off the 'minivan mamas', I could only imagine what you'd have scored if they all weren't there.:roll:

I thought getting some PSPGo's from Sears for $50 each was decent, but $10 for one? That's insane.


There are only a couple copies on ebay of each version, I know the xbox version is the one that is supposed to be rare but its possible the PS2 version is climbing in price as well. But still not a bad pickup for 3.99 as most of the stores around here have all their 9.99 and under PS2 games gutted and put in envelopes... The PSP version is climbing in value as well as there is only 1 disc-only copy on ebay and its going for a little over $16.00 and I also have that version. The game is very unique though as I don't think I have ever seen a racing game where you have to woo a girl while doing the challenges she is telling you to do..