So this is kinda ironic.... theres pretty much zero yard sales right now, maybe a couple each weekend for people desperate to get rid of stuff. I saw one that said it had an atari and some laserdiscs. It said everything MUST go because they are moving. I get there and the laser discs are all gone. Its like 1 hour before the end of the sale on the last day so I figured they would practically be giving stuff away. I ask for video game stuff and she shows me the atari. Its a 2600 4 switch, covered in dirt at mud, the worst shape I've ever seen. It had no cords or controllers and a dirty pac-man. Then she says "its $150! I saw them going for that on ebay!" At that point I just snapped and got a little pissed and said "no no no no...these DO NOT sell on ebay for $150! They sell for like $20-$30 with a few games!! Did you actually see it SELL for $150 or is that just what someone asked?!" She just ignored me and walked off and some other woman looking around was giving her a serious WTF face, so the seller says "no really! I looked on ebay! they sell for $150!" I just walked off and said "you are out of your mind" I don't know why I got so mad because I didn't really even want it, I guess its just the end of the season and I've had an assload of these "it goes for 2 million dollars on the ebay!" idiots.
So I drive home and I see another sale literally 4 houses down. Its like 3:30pm at this point, most sales never go past 12 here, its freezing out, its a miracle there is a sale even going. I walk up and the first thing I see is a fucking mint CIB copy of Glib for the 2600! The guy only wanted $2!! He also had a G1 transformers carrying case full of like 10 G1 transformers for $5! For those that don't know, Glib is extremely rare even for cart only. The last complete in box copy sold for close to $300, and mine looks like its never even been played (you can tell by the way the cart is seated in the cardboard that its never been removed from the box). I just love how I went from one sale with an atari item priced about 10 times higher than ebay value straight to a sale with an atari item priced 10 times UNDER ebay value. That seems to be the way it goes around here, the really valuable stuff you get for nothing and the cheap crap is priced at double market value!
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