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#331 ZombieToast

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:19 PM

Walked into a GW near my mother's house and saw a Sega CDX behind the case. $100. Wanted so badly to grab it, but I don't have that kind of cash to throw. Thought about getting it to flip, but not at that price.

Why would you want to flip something for LESS than what you paid?

#332 faa8146

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:31 PM

Why would you want to flip something for LESS than what you paid?


I sold my $15 Goodwill CDX with 1 controller and no games for $156 on ebay a month ago.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

Why would you want to flip something for LESS than what you paid?


Most of the listings I've seen have closed for above 100...somewhere between 115 and 130. Not enough to convince me to grab it. Sadly, I almost grabbed it anyway. I'd never seen one in the wild before. Eh, sour grapes. Bet it didn't work.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:39 PM

Found a Gamecube with attached Gameboy Player and SSX3 inside with no cables for $5, a PS One with attached screen for $5, Dreamcast Controller with VMU for 99 cents, and Max Payne 2 PS2 - Complete for 99 cents over the weekend.

Spent a little over 10 bucks on cables and everything works great.

Haven't done thrift store shopping in a long time.

Also saw a perfect condition copy of Syphon Filter 3 for 2.98 at a store, but passed because I didn't think I needed it. Any thoughts?

#335 ZombieToast

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

I sold my $15 Goodwill CDX with 1 controller and no games for $156 on ebay a month ago.



Most of the listings I've seen have closed for above 100...somewhere between 115 and 130. Not enough to convince me to grab it. Sadly, I almost grabbed it anyway. I'd never seen one in the wild before. Eh, sour grapes. Bet it didn't work.


I guess the folks I saw on eBay must've been damn lucky then because I saw one or two auctions end around $60 the other night (which is why I made my previous comment). But I currently see a couple going for quite a bit more, so I shall reluctantly withdraw my comment for now.

#336 Rexall

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

Yesterday I went to the GW store.

Picked up Family Guy Vol 1-6 for 6.99 a piece.

#337 SaraAB

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

You would be really screwing yourself if that CDX didn't work..

Also I realized the problem with goodwill here, most GW's are located near independent game stores, so its completely obvious to me that they are sending employees over every morning to pick up everything good to sell at those stores. Sometimes there is less than a block between the 2 stores. Our independent stores here are so bad with pricing its not even funny. Perhaps they locate themselves by goodwill and thrifts on purpose!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

My Goodwills have a 7 day return policy on electronics. I've used it a couple times when consoles didn't work.
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#339 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

My Goodwills have a 7 day return policy on electronics. I've used it a couple times when consoles didn't work.

I wish SA had that same policy. I'm still miffed I was in too much of a rush n bought a Sony surround sound unit (for $20:bomb:) that must've been hit by a power surge n goes to an error code when you turn it on.:cry:

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#340 C0dy

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:55 PM

Some decent pickups from the weekend, $3 each

Sega Saturn Backup Cart :D
Mega Man X (SNES)
Pit Fighter (SNES)
Street Fighter II (SNES)
Darius Twin (SNES)
Ghosts n Goblins (NES)
Chakan - boxed (GEN)
Forgotten Worlds - complete (GEN)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:43 AM

Brand new Goodwill distribution center just opened up the road from me. Went there with the girlfriend today and I got..

Croc 2 for PS1
LucasArts Full Throttle for PC. The disc seriously looks like it's never been used.
Blood for PC. I guess it's the game Blood with all the expansions on the disc.

Not sure if there is much here to sell but at 50 cents each I figured what the hell. I'll be heading to this Goodwill quite a bit now.


Blood is awesome, you should just play it.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:54 AM

Some decent pickups from the weekend, $3 each

Sega Saturn Backup Cart :D
Mega Man X (SNES)
Pit Fighter (SNES)
Street Fighter II (SNES)
Darius Twin (SNES)
Ghosts n Goblins (NES)
Chakan - boxed (GEN)
Forgotten Worlds - complete (GEN)


Are you the guy that found a Saturn backup cart in the yard sale thread last year?

#343 C0dy

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:11 AM

Are you the guy that found a Saturn backup cart in the yard sale thread last year?


This is the first one I've owned. Must be thinking of someone else? :O

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:46 AM

Are you the guy that found a Saturn backup cart in the yard sale thread last year?


That might be me, and it was a Sega CD backup cart. Ironically, I found a working Sega CD unit a few weeks ago. Could kinda use that cart...after I find some decent games for cheap.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:21 AM

This is the first one I've owned. Must be thinking of someone else? :O


whoops!

That might be me, and it was a Sega CD backup cart. Ironically, I found a working Sega CD unit a few weeks ago. Could kinda use that cart...after I find some decent games for cheap.


Yup that's the one.

#346 GoldFly

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:14 AM

Today's finds:

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$3.99 at Savers. Ever notice how when they're all lined up on the shelf Gamecube games blend in with DVDs? I can be looking at a shelf of them for a few minutes before I realize "hey that's not a shitty romantic comedy, it's a decent game!"

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$3.99 at Goodwill. I don't know why but this looked like fun so I grabbed it.

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$3.99 for the lot at Savers. I figured its worth tossing them up as a lot on eBay.

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$2.99 / $3.99? I can't remember. Also from Savers. They all have 1974 stamped on their feet. I thought being that old would make them more valuable but from the research I've done so far not so much. Any input on these would be appreciated.

This is where I really got lucky:

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$3.99 at Savers. Everything inside is still sealed / brand new! :D

and...

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$6.99 at a different Savers. Also brand new.



Other recent finds:

-Microsoft Office 2003 Professional - $3.99 at Salvation Army
-Godfather Complete Epic VHS Box Set - $9.99 at Savers
-NES RC Pro AM $1.99 @ SA
-NES T&C Surf Design $1.99 @ SA (not really sure why I bought these but oh well)

#347 Pirate331

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:36 AM

This is where I really got lucky:

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$3.99 at Savers. Everything inside is still sealed / brand new! :D

and...

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$6.99 at a different Savers. Also brand new.

You son of a bitch. I never find Lego at thrift stores, anywhere, let alone sealed boxes... and one of the newer Star Wars sets at that. So jelly.

Most of those Star Wars figures are from the Power of the Force line in the mid-late 90s; I don't think they're especially valuable given how common (and goofy looking) they are. But I could be wrong... tell us if you decide to put them up; I've got a whole briefcase full of them that I'd dump on ebay too if it were worth the effort.
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#348 TheHelix

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

Wow...nice Lego finds. All the Lego stuff I've found at thrift stores are mixed lots.

#349 mguiddy

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

I found one of those Famicom controller alarm clock things that Think Geek sold a few years ago for $1.25.

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Anyone know what they're worth now?
Can't find any on ebay when I looked.

#350 200STM

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

Today on my day off I went to my usual spots and found Golden Sun (GBA) for a dollar! I did good today looking forward to playing this.

#351 ZombieToast

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

Most of those Star Wars figures are from the Power of the Force line in the mid-late 90s; I don't think they're especially valuable given how common (and goofy looking) they are.

Yeah, they're not really worth much of anything anymore. Even most of the vintage action figures aren't worth more than a few bucks each. Vehicles still seem to be fairly valuable, though.

I've got a nice big collection of 90's SW toys (and a couple from the 80's) that I'm hoping to sell off soon, but I probably won't get more than $50 for all of them.

#352 sp00ge

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:07 AM

Ho-ly shit did I have a day of finds! First, the pictures:

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First pic:

2x Cisco Linksys AE1000 Wireless-N USB Adapters, brand new and sealed - $3/ea

Second pic:

Metz 54MZ-3 shoe-mount flash - $6

Third pic:

2x Kyocera T4 Zoom 35mm Cameras, pretty pricey little point-and-shoots - $5/ea

Last pic:

The score of the day/week/month/year/decade....

Canon GL2 3CCD Digital Camcorder, small professional grade, the configurations for this thing are endless. They still sell new for $2000+ - I paid $10 for it. I tested it out once I got home and it works AWESOME! I've always wanted a premium-grade video camera and now I have one. :D

I got EXTREMELY lucky, because the minute I walked into the store, a lady came out from the back with a cart full of these goodies. I snatched them up seconds after she set them on the shelf.

I also picked up a Philips Pronto with cradle and extender, and will add pics of that later.


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#353 mguiddy

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:30 AM

Canon GL2 3CCD Digital Camcorder, small professional grade, the configurations for this thing are endless. They still sell new for $2000+ - I paid $10 for it. I tested it out once I got home and it works AWESOME! I've always wanted a premium-grade video camera and now I have one. :D

I got EXTREMELY lucky, because the minute I walked into the store, a lady came out from the back with a cart full of these goodies. I snatched them up seconds after she set them on the shelf.

I also picked up a Philips Pronto with cradle and extender, and will add pics of that later.

Which one was this? If you don't mind me asking. ;)

#354 sp00ge

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:45 AM

Which one was this? If you don't mind me asking. ;)


North Huntingdon, PA, right by my house


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#355 mguiddy

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:29 AM

North Huntingdon, PA, right by my house

I keep forgetting you're on the opposite side of Pittsburgh.

Still... I need to make a trip one day. :lol:

#356 yourlefthand

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

Mario Party $1.96
"Tijuana Zebra" by The Kitchen Syncopators $2.99
Canon Digital Rebel XT (complete in box except for the kit lens) $39.96

The camera seems to work, I am going to borrow a lens from a coworker to test it out Monday.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:51 PM

PS3 God of War Collection: Paid $1.07

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

Latest set of picks from past few weeks.

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As usual, these pickups are from several trips to various local thrifts. Paid $9 for Dragon Warrior III, $7 for Kotor II, $6 each for Republic Commando and Morrowind, $4 each for the Hey You Pikachi N64 stuff, Spyro, Resident Evil 2, $3 each for Wild Arms 2, $2 each for CTR, FF Mystic Quest, SNES Controller, Super Mario 3 x2, Super Mario 2, and Crash Bash, and $1 each for South Park, Daggerfall, and Battlespire.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:24 PM

PS1- The Next Tetris, MegaMan Legends- complete black label, $3 each

PS1- FF Anthology, FF 9- complete black label except the music cd from Anthology- $6 each

PS3- Need for Speed Shift unleashed 2 Limited Edition, complete $10

Wii- Just Dance 3, complete $10

Toy Story 3 Blu Ray 2 disc, complete $4

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

Been so busy and I've only had to the chance to hit up two places on a lunch break in the last two weeks, and these pictures are making me envious.

1.99 - Worms Armageddon PSX Complete, My 6th MGS PSX complete, Dark Forces PC, Virtual Cop 2

Also I am sadden to reveal that the Goodwill here has succumb to the collector pricing of games. Saw a 7.99 SMB/Duck Hunt.
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