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#211 wheels

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

Picked up a white xbox 360 wireless controller for $4 yesterday, it was really dirty but once cleaned and tested it works great, i just wanted it for the battery cover since mine is cracked from being dropped too much, bonus that it works.

#212 Billytwoshoes

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Had a decent GW weekend, picked up the following:

Posted Image Paper Mario: TTYD $5
:ps2: Spryo: A Hero's Tail $5
:wii: Wii Remote (white, standard), $1

Happy to finally see a good GCN game, especially since TTYD is my favorite from the platform. Picked up Spyro as I seem to be finding complete copies recently of the various PS2 titles, and I couldn't pass on the $1 Wii remote (it was tagged together along with the cheap Wii 'accessories' like the baseball bats and rackets).

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

Solid finds today:

Interplay's 10 Year Anthology (PC): 3.99 (complete with big box, book, everything in very good shape. Looks like these go for about 40 but I'll hang onto it I think)

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (360): 2.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Xbox): 2.99
Freedom Fighters (Xbox): 2.99
Star Wars Battlefront II (Xbox): 2.99 (my second copy from this location in the last 2 months. This one will be for sale/trade)
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#214 Peep

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

Wii USB wifi stick and OG Game Boy with games and Game Gear all for $15

#215 spmahn

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:36 AM

Found a large collection of PS2 games at Goodwill today, a real steal at only $8 a piece

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Seriously, I get it, Goodwill provides training and jobs for the mentally handicapped, but do they really have to allow them to price the items as well?

#216 Olengie

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

^ Mmmmmm. Sport Games

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#217 trollape74

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

I found Kinect Adventures for 1.99 at my local goodwill. Picked it up not realizing I already have a copy. That's all I found this week but they had tons of sports PS2 games for 3.99 a piece. Seems like prices keep slowly climbing up there. I found a grimey Gamecube without any wires and not even tested for $30...

#218 Bing147

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

I found a Sega Pico with Richard Scarry's Huckle and Lowly's Busiest Day Ever for $00.49 today. No cords but I had a spare Genesis power supply and it works like a charm. May seem silly but as a huge Sega fan, I just couldn't pass. Especially for that price, lol.
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#219 Billytwoshoes

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

Even when I see a huge rack of sports games, I take the time to open them up and see what's really inside. Most of the time they are as advertised, but occasionally I find one with a different game inside (which is actually worth what they are charging), or even a memory card to boot.

Granted this doesn't happen very often, but once in awhile I'm surprised, so I continue to take the 2-3 minutes to go and open each one individually. But $8 is a horrible starting price at that GW...

#220 Jnova80

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

I was surprised to actually find a Wii that was priced decently ($45 with two controllers, nunchuck, and cables). Even then I tried to talk it down a little bit just in case, when some old guy came over and started looking at it and said "these still go for $250 with the console only". I just said "no, they really don't" and walked away (I don't need another one anyways). I hate when people try to pretend that they know prices. I see this a lot at Goodwill stores just listening over other people's conversations. "Yeah man, this VHS copy of Toy Story goes for about $40 on eBay."

Anyways, I bought a GH Les Paul and the orange one that has the touch board (both XBox 360) for $2 a piece. Not much luck lately.

#221 Demolition Man

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:22 PM

Seriously, I get it, Goodwill provides training and jobs for the mentally handicapped, but do they really have to allow them to price the items as well?


Or a stupid manager who think's he/she is offering a great value by selling these crappy games for $8.99 on the basis of "well Wal-Mart down the streets sells these same ones for $60!"

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#222 ZombieToast

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

I found a Sega Pico with Richard Scarry's Huckle and Lowly's Busiest Day Ever for $00.49 today. No cords but I had a spare Genesis power supply and it works like a charm. May seem silly but as a huge Sega fan, I just couldn't pass. Especially for that price, lol.

That's a fantastic price! I have the Pico and I actually think it's a neat little console, but the pen got chewed up ages ago by my grandma's dog and it hasn't worked properly ever since. I've been trying to get another one so my son can play with it, but I very rarely see them for less than $40. I see that someone has a pen for sale, so I may go for that.

#223 sp00ge

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:59 AM

That's a fantastic price! I have the Pico and I actually think it's a neat little console, but the pen got chewed up ages ago by my grandma's dog and it hasn't worked properly ever since. I've been trying to get another one so my son can play with it, but I very rarely see them for less than $40. I see that someone has a pen for sale, so I may go for that.


I picked one up last year at a yard sale that came with a bunch of games. I don't remember how much I even paid (wasn't much) but the thing has been sitting in my basement ever since. I don't even know if I tested it... maybe I should.


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#224 200STM

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

Today I found these at a local Salvation Army in good condition. Blue Dreamcast Controller ($5.34)and a Blue VMU ($2.84) both in box! /]http://cdnroot.cheap...pictureid=29384

#225 TheHeef

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:12 AM

Today I found these at a local Salvation Army in good condition. Blue Dreamcast Controller ($5.34)and a Blue VMU ($2.84) both in box! /]http://cdnroot.cheap...pictureid=29384


Oh, those are pretty...

#226 ZombieToast

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:17 AM

Judging by the reflection of the pictures on the wall, that looks like the one by my house, where I never find a damn thing. Lucky bastard.

#227 skiizim

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

Sweet, I still have a ton of boxed Dreamcast stuff brand new from when they smoked everything at Best Buy, my sister was working there at the time so I got a better deal on it!

#228 Methoes

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:42 AM

Sorry - I can't help myself. Thrift Shop

#229 mguiddy

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

Today I found these at a local Salvation Army in good condition. Blue Dreamcast Controller ($5.34)and a Blue VMU ($2.84) both in box! /]

What odd pricing...
"How much should we charge for this... dream... cast... thingy?"
"How about $5?"
"No, that's too little..."
"What about $6"
"No, too much..."
"Well, what about $5.50?"
"Hmmm... No, that's still too much I think, no one would pay that."

#230 Br0keAssGamer

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Sorry - I can't help myself. Thrift Shop


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#231 Zolor23

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

What odd pricing...
"How much should we charge for this... dream... cast... thingy?"
"How about $5?"
"No, that's too little..."
"What about $6"
"No, too much..."
"Well, what about $5.50?"
"Hmmm... No, that's still too much I think, no one would pay that."


Could it be something like Target's clearance pricing? If it doesn't sell, will it drop 75% or something?

#232 jeffthebeast

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:52 PM

Have not been to a thrift shop in a few weeks. So i decided to check out this place my sister was telling me about and found some cool stuff at great prices i thought. All the dreamcast games and demos were a a dollar each. The nes eliminator cleaning kit was 2 and the sega power supply's were 50 cents a piece. The heater gun was also 2 bucks. Ill be going back soon so i can really dig through all the boxes of stuff they have.
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#233 ZombieToast

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:34 AM

What odd pricing...
"How much should we charge for this... dream... cast... thingy?"
"How about $5?"
"No, that's too little..."
"What about $6"
"No, too much..."
"Well, what about $5.50?"
"Hmmm... No, that's still too much I think, no one would pay that."

Yeah, most of their stuff is priced like that. My guess is that they pick a price and then tack on a percentage for sales tax or something.

#234 yourlefthand

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:08 AM

all xbox:
Star wars battlefront
star wars battlefront II
KOTOR II
Jedi knight: jedi academy

$10 total

#235 Desousa93

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:23 AM

I picked up 3 wii-motion play bundles 33 for all 3. I trade in the games for 30$ then sold my old white Nonmoition plus for 15 a piece. Made a profit and now have 4 motion pluses.

Next I picked up Mortal kombat 1 and 2 Complete (case cart and manual) for the Gensis for 13$ for both (which I got for 20$ with 9 games 2 controllers and all cables).

Went garage sailing the other day got a Dreamcast with no cables but two controllers a game and one vmu for 4$
then went and picked up two nba jam for the geni and two zombie games for the dreamcast.

Back to thrift stores pick up my third GH world tour controller for 5$

pick up a new in bow Xbox 360 Controller black for 20$ not the best price but I came in 7mins b4 closing time.

You guys make me itch to go to more thriftstores. After class tmrw Imma hit them up.

#236 ZombieToast

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

Went garage sailing the other day

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#237 yantelope

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

I've been hitting a bunch of them around me lately. Strangely all I have found has been way overpriced. One store had a lousy DC for $20 with no power or AV cables. Another store wanted $50 for a genesis with some not great sports games. Beyond that most of the Thrift Stores in my city seem to be devoid of anything gaming related.

#238 my2k2zx2

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Killed some time at a second hand store today. $45 for a bare PS2, $55 for a bare og Xbox, $13 for 1 og Nintendo controller. Everything was in fair condition and is still there.
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#239 TheHeef

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

Lucked out this weekend. Went to a Goodwill and found New Super Mario Bros. 2 for $15, then went to the Half-Price Books near my place and found a slim 360 with no controller for $70 after coupons. Had a spare controller, so didn't care about buying console only.

#240 wheels

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

Recent finds:
Original xbox controller $1
2 madcatz gamecube wireless controllers $5 each
Sealed copy of Hardwar for PC $3