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#1651 mguiddy

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:08 AM

Stopped at the North Versailles Goodwill Outlet (watch out sp00ge... I'm getting closer :twisted:) today.
Only picked up a few things, mainly a vintage Omnikey Ultra keyboard and a Ninja Gaiden III Tiger hand held (I went with someone else and they got a ton of crap though, so I got my stuff dirt cheap).

#1652 sp00ge

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:31 AM

Stopped at the North Versailles Goodwill Outlet (watch out sp00ge... I'm getting closer :twisted:) today.
Only picked up a few things, mainly a vintage Omnikey Ultra keyboard and a Ninja Gaiden III Tiger hand held (I went with someone else and they got a ton of crap though, so I got my stuff dirt cheap).


I used to go to the outlet every day, but haven't gone in months. I go every few months or so now. The regular "resident" customers are just too crazy and too territorial anymore, plus lat time I was there you couldn't even get a shopping cart, thanks to said "residents." And by resident, I mean the people that get literally stay there from open to close and have 5-6 carts full of stuff.

In addition, when I was still a regular there, they started pulling the really good stuff to list online, leaving mostly junk. It was just one more nail in the coffin.

Now, you stay the hell away from the North Huntingdon GW. That's my store! ;)


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#1653 mguiddy

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:04 AM

I used to go to the outlet every day, but haven't gone in months. I go every few months or so now. The regular "resident" customers are just too crazy and too territorial anymore, plus lat time I was there you couldn't even get a shopping cart, thanks to said "residents." And by resident, I mean the people that get literally stay there from open to close and have 5-6 carts full of stuff.

In addition, when I was still a regular there, they started pulling the really good stuff to list online, leaving mostly junk. It was just one more nail in the coffin.

Now, you stay the hell away from the North Huntingdon GW. That's my store! ;)


:lol:
Yeah, when we got there all the carts were in use. I end up having to grab one just as someone was leaving.
And there were dozens of carts lined up on the walls with blankets over them with people's names on paper slips while the owners took naps in their cars. Ridiculous. :roll:

I saw them pulling stuff at the Whitehall store for online today... Really explains why I haven't found anything there in years. :lol:

We probably would've went out to the North Huntingdon GW, had we not gotten to the outlet so late (it was only 4, but we had been out since 9 and it took a good 2+ hours to get home (shouldn't have went home via Lebanon Church, there's tons of traffic a bit south of Century III (I guess it's actually Curry Hollow there...) due to construction)).

Although, I was damned tempted to run up there the other day when you said you left some boxed PC games... They're my weakness.
Speaking of that... You ever go to the computer store they have in Lawrenceville? I was reading they have games there and was wondering if their prices were reasonable.

Oh, and I actually saw a GB E Merger (Game Boy backup thing) system thing in a bin... I was tempted to pick it up, just for a curiosity, but said screw it.

#1654 yourlefthand

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:09 AM

Picked up RE: COde veronica, RE 2, and crazy taxi all for dreamcast today. Not too fabulous at $2 each, but couldn't resist as I haven't found much lately.

#1655 kermit036

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:45 AM

I was able to haggle the thrift store employee since I offered to buy all the N64 games instead of cherry picking. So instead of me taking their best four games for $8 I got all nine games for $11. I might try this again.

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All the games cleaned up nicely.

At another store.
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#1656 yourlefthand

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:29 AM

I found a few anime seasons and a ti-89 at goodwill today. The other day I found a slingbox pro for $5.

#1657 juangrande386

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:16 AM

Saw a stack of SNES games for the first time in forever.....all sports except "Joe and Mac". Didnt have a sticker on it (shouldve been $3) so the girl says "how much are these" and the girl who's worked there for a few months was like "uhhhh idk....50 cents?". So after tax I paid 54 cents for it.

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#1658 yourlefthand

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

worst thrift day ever yesterday - someone stole my wife's phone :(

#1659 yourlefthand

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

I found this Pokemon wallscroll a while ago - is it anything special?

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#1660 detectiveconan16

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Nah, pretty cool wallscroll though.

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#1661 Parasite Eve

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:14 AM

Sega Saturn with controller

Genesis controller, snes controller x2

3DO:
Wing Commander III
The Incredible Machine
Dragons Lair
Quarantine
Super Street Fighter II Turbo complete (no outer box)
Twisted the Game Show
Shockwave
Total Eclipse
The Need for Speed
Super Wing Commander
Slayer
Jurassic Park NFR

Virtual Boy:
Virtual Boy Controller

NES
U-Force controller

NES Boxes:
Bionic Commando
Rolling Thunder (Includes manual/tray/foam/poster...everything but game)

$34

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#1662 Billytwoshoes

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

Not a great weekend at GW, a non 50% off Saturday, but sometimes I find good things that wouldn't last until the sale. Picked up :ps2: Midway Arcade Treasures (first print run label), complete, near-new condition for $5, which is pretty much the online asking price right now. Luckily it had an official Magic Gate 8 MB PS2 Memory card in there as well, so I figure together it was worth it.

#1663 ZombieToast

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

...Thrift stores.

#1664 Kovorkian

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

...Thrift stores.


haha

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#1665 Jnova80

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

...Thrift stores.


:rofl:That's hilarious!

#1666 Seraphinianus

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

where do you guys get all of these things for so cheap




gamestop, just like the thread title says

#1667 stiner

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:22 AM

November was kinda empty for Thrift stores around here but here's what I found back in October

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November:
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And this passed week:
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#1668 Olengie

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:28 AM

^ Gotta love them Finals. :lol:

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#1669 wheels

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:50 AM

today's finds:

NES advantage $3
Original Xbox console only with the xecutor2 chip installed for $13, it works fine as a normal xbox except the disc tray has to be opened with a paperclip.

#1670 juangrande386

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:41 AM

Playstation Move charger stand, looks like it was opened but never used- $6

And a little brag story- Made about $200 profit on the 9 copies of Kingdom Hearts 3D and the 3 PS3 Deadmunds Quest Move Bundles I picked up from Targets bargin shelf!! Ill be checking there more often!

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#1671 evuong

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

Found some goodies today for $5 each:

Suikoden - no manual
FF7- no manual
Tail of the Sun - cib
Azure Dreams - no manual

And all the discs are in near perfect condition!
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#1672 my2k2zx2

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

Found a sealed PS2 Taiko Drum Master for $7. Havent opened it up, looks interesting.
If its free, its for me!!

#1673 Billytwoshoes

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:32 AM

Found a sealed PS2 Taiko Drum Master for $7. Havent opened it up, looks interesting.

I have that game, pretty fun, although the track selection is limited (some public domain tracks in there).

#1674 Bing147

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

No pics but this week I found:

Earthworm Jim 2 (genesis): 1.00
NBA Jam (genesis): 1.00

Left For Dead 2 (360): 10.00
Mario Party 5: 2.99
Zelda Collectors Edition: 2.99
Vigilante 8 2nd Offense (n64): 1.99
Star Wars Shadows of the Empire: 1.99
Conkers Bad Fur Day: 1.99
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#1675 Billytwoshoes

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

Another slow weekend, only things I picked up were two :wii: white nunchucks for $1.50 each. Needed some cleaning, but they look and work great now.

Also just curious, though I have been shopping GW for about 3-4 years now, I never paid attention to the frequency of finds after the holidays (people donating their older games / systems), anyone ever notice a correlation in years past?

#1676 sp00ge

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

I don't know if it's regional or corporate, but I was told today that after the end of the year, Goodwill isn't going to be dealing with Target clearance any longer. They said that they were practically losing money, which doesn't surprise me since a large portion of the stuff my store received was Defective Salvage. Sure, some stuff was maybe a little used, but I've returned a TON of stuff that was flat-out broken.


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#1677 mguiddy

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

Meh... I mean, I've gotten some good stuff that was ex clearance, but there always was a ton of broken crap.

#1678 wheels

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:35 AM

Super Mario Deluxe for Gameboy Color today $4

#1679 DNukem170

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:36 AM

Local store had 50% off of everything today. Too bad their selection sucked and even with the discount I wouldn't make money back on most of the DVDs. Ended up getting Super Hero Squad Volume 1 only.

#1680 Bent 00

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:29 AM

I visited a Goodwill today, and found the following PS1 games in good condition:

Legend of Dragoon (greatest hits)
Metal Gear Solid (greatest hits)
Resident Evil 2 (dual shock edition)
Vagrant Story

Got 'em for only $2.00 each. How did I do? I never owned a PS1 or PS2 (do have a PS3 now, though).