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#241 Billytwoshoes

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

Had a good GW weekend, the first few stops were boring (only picked up a :wii: GH Guitar Controller for $3.50), but the last stop was the winner. Picked up the Game Boy Pocket for $4 (kind of beat up though, still works), and the Game Boy Color for $6.50, which also had the Gameshark SP plugged in and bundled together (although its supposed to be for the GBA). The GBC was in great condition too, and I had no idea how much those Gameshark SP's go for nowadays.

Both of these were on their cart from the back to go out on the sales floor, I love it when I'm able to catch these first.

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#242 burritoman

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

Wow, I found some NES controllers at Goodwill today...I think they may be brand new factory sealed. If anyone knows for sure let me know. If anyone wants them, let me know as well!
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#243 lude21

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

Wow, I found some NES controllers at Goodwill today...I think they may be brand new factory sealed. If anyone knows for sure let me know. If anyone wants them, let me know as well!
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Wow! That's crazy cuz I found the exact same controller bundle at my GW a few weeks ago for $2.99. Mine was sealed too ( altho the plastic on mine was tighter) yours looks legit tho. Nice find!!

#244 burritoman

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

Wow! That's crazy cuz I found the exact same controller bundle at my GW a few weeks ago for $2.99. Mine was sealed too ( altho the plastic on mine was tighter) yours looks legit tho. Nice find!!

Nice, I can't remember what the wrap would look like. It's loose, but also 20 years or so old, but not so loose it feels like a shitty reseal. Could not pass it for $1. The cool thing is there is still some kind of demand for them.

Goodwill must be the place to dump sealed NES controllers lol.

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#245 lude21

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

Nice, I can't remember what the wrap would look like. It's loose, but also 20 years or so old, but not so loose it feels like a shitty reseal. Could not pass it for $1. The cool thing is there is still some kind of demand for them.

Goodwill must be the place to dump sealed NES controllers lol.


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#246 juangrande386

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:38 AM

I went yesterday and saw nothing then I went today and there was quite a few things.

360- DJ Hero 2, Rayman Origins, Tiger Woods 13, Singularity.....maybe a couple others

Xbox- Hitman 2 platinum hits, project gotham racing 2, atari anthology, some sports

PS2/Gamecube- Sims and sports

Vita- 2 Little Deviants

PS3- Sports Champions, some other move games

DS- one of the Professor Laytons

The DS-PS3 stuff was $5.99, older stuff was the normal $3. I only picked up GTA Double Pack for Xbox and GTA 2 for PS1 for $9.71. I think these were like brand new, the discs are flawless and everything is included in both.

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#247 ZombieToast

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

As usual, there wasn't anything of interest to be found in my area, but I did get a copy of Sim City for SNES for $2 at Goodwill. And I got a Blue's Clues game, a Rugrats game, and some cool dinosaur magnets for my son's room (whenever I get around to making a magnet wall for him).

#248 yantelope

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

Went to a local store today that literally had a cart loaded with guitar controllers. Also had a Tony Hawk board in there too. Didn't check the price.

#249 trollape74

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

I went yesterday and saw nothing then I went today and there was quite a few things.

360- DJ Hero 2, Rayman Origins, Tiger Woods 13, Singularity.....maybe a couple others

Xbox- Hitman 2 platinum hits, project gotham racing 2, atari anthology, some sports

PS2/Gamecube- Sims and sports

Vita- 2 Little Deviants

PS3- Sports Champions, some other move games

DS- one of the Professor Laytons

The DS-PS3 stuff was $5.99, older stuff was the normal $3. I only picked up GTA Double Pack for Xbox and GTA 2 for PS1 for $9.71. I think these were like brand new, the discs are flawless and everything is included in both.

All the Goodwills in my area have the same 360 stuff. Also a ton of sports PS2 games. I've been able to find at least one decent game each time I go though.

#250 blindinglights

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:24 AM

No games today. For some reason, all of the Good Wills around me have decided that original Xboxes are back to being worth $30 with no controller or cords, even though I've picked up two for $15 each in the past.
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#251 Jnova80

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:25 AM

No games today. For some reason, all of the Good Wills around me have decided that original Xboxes are back to being worth $30 with no controller or cords, even though I've picked up two for $15 each in the past.



I call my Goodwill out on that whenever they up the prices on Nintendo consoles. Try mentioning that you've bought them before for a lot cheaper at the same store and they might just change it. Works for me most of the time.

#252 blindinglights

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

I've mentioned it before and the manager always uses the same line:

"If you got one cheaper before it's because someone made a pricing mistake, this is the price it's supposed to be."
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#253 Jnova80

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

I've mentioned it before and the manager always uses the same line:

"If you got one cheaper before it's because someone made a pricing mistake, this is the price it's supposed to be."


Lame. I hate when they pull that line. A couple of weeks ago I tried to talk one of my stores down on a NES lot (Two systems, only one set of cables and 12 crap games) that they had marked for $115! They told me that they found the price on eBay. I don't really shop for games at that store anymore...

#254 Angry Man

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

Lame. I hate when they pull that line. A couple of weeks ago I tried to talk one of my stores down on a NES lot (Two systems, only one set of cables and 12 crap games) that they had marked for $115! They told me that they found the price on eBay. I don't really shop for games at that store anymore...


Don't worry give them a few weeks they might change their tune on the price. Space is a value thing at thrift stores so they don't like having merch sitting around too long.

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#255 trollape74

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

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My pickups for this week so far. Got the N64 with cables, two controllers for $15. Found WWF Warzone, Madden 98, and Madden Head Coach for .49 each. Also picked up the Xbox controller and a Dreamcast Demo Disc.

#256 Bing147

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

Had a couple of really nice days. Mix of thrifts and pawn shops but I don't feel like digging up the other thread so I'll post it all here:

Yesterday:

Call of Duty Black Ops (360): 2.99
Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii): 2.99

They literally look like they've never been played.

Today:

Okami (PS2): 3.99
Odin Sphere (PS2): 3.99
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland (PS3): 9.99
Tales of Graces F (PS3): 9.99

VERY happy with my finds today.
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#257 Olengie

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

Had a couple of really nice days. Mix of thrifts and pawn shops but I don't feel like digging up the other thread so I'll post it all here:

Yesterday:

Call of Duty Black Ops (360): 2.99
Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii): 2.99

They literally look like they've never been played.

Today:

Okami (PS2): 3.99
Odin Sphere (PS2): 3.99
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland (PS3): 9.99
Tales of Graces F (PS3): 9.99

VERY happy with my finds today.


I would be too if that happened to me. :lol:

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#258 spmahn

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:44 PM

Don't worry give them a few weeks they might change their tune on the price. Space is a value thing at thrift stores so they don't like having merch sitting around too long.


Din't count on it, I've seen plenty of thrift stores run by crumudgeons who would rather let stuff rot on their shelves for years rather than lower their prices. At Goodwill the overpriced crap only sits around for a few weeks at which point if it hasn't been shoplifted, it gets tossed in the dumpster. The prices never come down because if they did, all you're doing is programming customers not to pay full price and to just wait a few weeks to a price drop.

#259 sublime90

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:11 AM

alright i snagged some stuff. stopped at good will and the GW near me rarely has any good game related stuff but i saw like 4 PC copies of max payne 3 but there was so many people there that i was waiting for ever to get a chance to get behind the glass to check the price so i left it and its now gone. heres what i did get though


PS1 with 2 controllers for $7.50 and a USB wires PS3 Head set for $9.50 not to bad

i also noticed a ton of people saying that Gamestop likes to toss out old stock and sometimes you can find some games just peek in there dumpster out back, skeptical but curious i tried that out and heres what i found

basically a few game cases for PS2 games, the champions online game is complete but i dont think its even a thing anymore so kind of worthless but then i found a Zone of the enders 1 manual with the original MGS2 Demo that came with it in mint condition which i never actually owned so i consider that a big score. $0.00
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#260 burritoman

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

Yeah Champions Online should be dead. I installed it, but character creation was more fun than the game for me.

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#261 Optic_ghost

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:23 AM

No really big finds for me this week. Just a copy of Rampage: World Tour CIB for 1.51. I saw a red PSX controller for 4.04 that I might go back to pick up, and another one of the thrifts had a GB Pocket Printer for 10 bucks. Posted Image

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:58 AM

$3 apiece, both Xbox 360- Guitar Hero 3 Les Paul wireless guitar, Guitar Hero 4 wireless guitar. Havent tested them yet. Gave them and the one from the other day a good cleaning so they needs to dry first.

$10 "as-is"- original Xbox. System only, plugged in my PS2s ac cable and my universal svideo cable and it boots to at least the clock/date setting screen. The one day I find a cheap Xbox I dont see any daymn controllers!

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#263 jer7583

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:29 AM

Getting the itch for thrifting this weekend. Last weekend I found a real nice 32' trinitron for the basement. SNES looks FANTASTIC on there. $10. Too bad its a 80lb monster to carry.

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#264 yantelope

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

another one of the thrifts had a GB Pocket Printer for 10 bucks. Posted Image



Man, I'd probably have bought that too. I spent a lot of time with my Gameboy Camera.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

No really big finds for me this week. Just a copy of Rampage: World Tour CIB for 1.51. I saw a red PSX controller for 4.04 that I might go back to pick up, and another one of the thrifts had a GB Pocket Printer for 10 bucks. Posted Image


I'm still kicking myself for leaving a CIB GB printer at a garage sale for $8 a few years ago.

#266 Peep

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Huge score today. Watermelon N64 with cables and matching controller. Two extra controllers, solid yellow and red. Yoshi's Story, Mario Kart 64, Paper Mario, Mario Party 1, 2, 3. $22 total SNES complete and prstine $12. Gonna make so much money on this lot.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:35 AM

Man, I'd probably have bought that too. I spent a lot of time with my Gameboy Camera.


I saw it and my mouth kinda dropped at the price. I was hoping something like that would be a bit closer to 5 bucks. Are they worth picking up? This one didn't have any of the stuff that went with it so I just left it lol.

#268 sp00ge

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:35 AM

I stopped at a Goodwill with the old lady that I usually don't frequent and had a few finds:

I picked up one GH2 and one GH3 guitar for $3/ea, both in pretty good condition. I also found a Beatles RB Hoffner bass, but it literally looked like somebody used it to smash things with. Pieces were broken off, the top of the neck was literally caved in, and I highly doubt it even worked. It was only $2, and after much deliberation on getting it and trying to fix it up, I ultimately passed.

When we were getting ready to leave, I decided to walk through one last time to see if there was anything I missed or was just put out. I spotted a box for an LG IPS235 LED monitor and I decided to take a look. It was priced $50, and I was pretty much sold since it's still a $150 monitor. But when I picked it up, I noticed the box was clearly resealed, so I asked the manager if he minded that I opened it. Upon opening, just as I suspected, it wasn't the monitor that belonged with the box.... but on the up side, it was a Samsung S23A550 LED monitor, which is pretty comparable, so I still took it. I finally got around to testing it and it looks like the HDMI port is dead, but the VGA works great, which fortunately is all I need. It replaced my HP 2009m nicely and looks alot better next to the similarly sized PS3 3D display it's running dual-display with.


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#269 thegreatjuanito

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Huge score today. Watermelon N64 with cables and matching controller. Two extra controllers, solid yellow and red. Yoshi's Story, Mario Kart 64, Paper Mario, Mario Party 1, 2, 3. $22 total SNES complete and prstine $12. Gonna make so much money on this lot.


yeah let me tell ya...you'll be able to retire to your own private island from the amount you make... hehe

#270 Navex

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Was in Dollar General buying packing tape and saw a PDQ of select Blu-Rays and DVDs. Can't recall how much they were but pretty sure it was below $5. It was just the disc in a CD envelope though but might be worth it to somebody if they're just out for the movie and don't care about anything else.