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Official 2008 Yard Sale Thread


#61 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6811 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:22 PM

Oh snap, Ogre Battle 64...how much???

#62 Fanboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   553 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:09 PM

Wow Dazz, that's a pretty impressive haul. :drool:

Did you pick up Bronkie and Captain Novolin at the same location?

#63 Dazz   All about the Classics CAGiversary!   2341 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2008 - 03:45 AM

No i got Bronkie from a small pawn shop and Novolin at the flea market.

Ogre i paid $2.50

#64 Sinnbox   Garage-sale/Thrift KING!! CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:58 PM

I think the absolute key (besides CiF - CASH IN FACE CASH IN FACE CASH.IN.FACE!!!) is to always ASK if they have the types of items you're looking for. If you want vintage or classic toys, ask the person running the sale "I don't see any, do you happen to have any old toys you'd be willing to sell?" or "do you have any old video games?" A lot of huge scores come from asking - it never hurts to ask, and it never hurts to make an offer. The worst they can say is no, either to having the items you're looking for or no to your offer.

DON'T say 'classic' or 'vintage', you don't want to tip your hand and give them the idea as to what their stuff is really worth. Sorry, but you need to be out for yourself and trying to get the best score possible...nothing illegal with offering FAR less than an item is worth and getting it for that price. It's just the way of the world. Is it unscrupulous and possibly morally reprehensible, sure. But you need to look out for #1 in this world. Business 101. (maybe I'm just too jaded from living in LA and other dog eat dog global cities, hahaha!!!)

As for older systems...the best are the empty nesters like the baby boomers, who are downsizing or cleaning out the place and getting rid of the crap their kids left behind as they went off to college or moved out etc. You will find monster scores at these places if you ask!


That is so true, every Garage sale i go to I ask about games as soon as i get out of my car, if they say no, I know not to look around. Many times they say ya i have a old super nintendo with X amount of games inside i didn't know people still play those ill give it to ya for $10(Has hapened many times).

My bigest problem is that a gamestore from a city about 30 minutes away has started looking for games at garage sales, so i have to be up bright and early.

Last year I spent over $3,000 at garage sales, and made over $5000 fliping/selling them, and I still have boxes at home, i can't wait untill it gets warm enough out for the sales to start back up.

#65 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:24 PM

I finally had a score that was worth writing down today... I stopped into the local pawn shop and looked around for a few minutes and noticed that there were some new playstation games that have been added. I started looking through them and then realized I have hit a gold mine...

I picked up COMPLETE:

King's Field
King's Field 2
Wild Arms 2
Breath of Fire 3
Breath of Fire 4
Vandal Hearts 2
The Granstream Saga
Threads of Fate
Star Ocean: Second Story
Shadow Madness
Grandia
XenoGears
SUIKODEN 2!!

Disc Only:

Wild Arms 3
Parasite Eve 2

I walked up to the counter and the lady looked at me a little strange and asked that I wanted the "old" playstation games. I replied yes and she told me that they were $10 each. However she told me that since I had so many and that I frequent them often, SHe would let me take them all for $75. I tried to offer $70 but she was firm on $75. I threw her the cash out of my wallet which only was there because of a DS deal that fell through and walked off a happy man. They had a few other RPGs as well but I didn't have any more cash to spare. I'll hit them again this weekend. But once again... Suidoken 2... still worth more than what I paid for the whole lot of games...

I'll have some pictures up as soon as I find my camera charger.

#66 Sinnbox   Garage-sale/Thrift KING!! CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:41 PM

I finally had a score that was worth writing down today... I stopped into the local pawn shop and looked around for a few minutes and noticed that there were some new playstation games that have been added. I started looking through them and then realized I have hit a gold mine...

I picked up COMPLETE:

King's Field
King's Field 2
Wild Arms 2
Breath of Fire 3
Breath of Fire 4
Vandal Hearts 2
The Granstream Saga
Threads of Fate
Star Ocean: Second Story
Shadow Madness
Grandia
XenoGears
SUIKODEN 2!!

Disc Only:

Wild Arms 3
Parasite Eve 2

I walked up to the counter and the lady looked at me a little strange and asked that I wanted the "old" playstation games. I replied yes and she told me that they were $10 each. However she told me that since I had so many and that I frequent them often, SHe would let me take them all for $75. I tried to offer $70 but she was firm on $75. I threw her the cash out of my wallet which only was there because of a DS deal that fell through and walked off a happy man. They had a few other RPGs as well but I didn't have any more cash to spare. I'll hit them again this weekend. But once again... Suidoken 2... still worth more than what I paid for the whole lot of games...

I'll have some pictures up as soon as I find my camera charger.


NICE!! My local Pawnshops caharge around $2-$3 for PS1 games, but they don't get good ones in often, I got Rival schools a few weeks ago.

I also got Diablo for playstation today at a local gamestore for $5 that was a good catch, I also got 2 copy's of Silent hill there last week for $5 and $8. they don't realy know the value of the old PS1 games.

#67 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6811 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:54 PM

Damn, I'm SOOOOOOO jealous of you two.

#68 Dazz   All about the Classics CAGiversary!   2341 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:05 AM

Nice haul. All i ever finds is incomplete copies of sports games or real good ones selling for $15-$30.

#69 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   7797 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:11 AM

I found a great bunk bed set for my boy for 50.00

#70 Sinnbox   Garage-sale/Thrift KING!! CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:50 AM

I finally had a score that was worth writing down today... I stopped into the local pawn shop and looked around for a few minutes and noticed that there were some new playstation games that have been added. I started looking through them and then realized I have hit a gold mine...

I picked up COMPLETE:

King's Field
King's Field 2
Wild Arms 2
Breath of Fire 3
Breath of Fire 4
Vandal Hearts 2
The Granstream Saga
Threads of Fate
Star Ocean: Second Story
Shadow Madness
Grandia
XenoGears
SUIKODEN 2!!

Disc Only:

Wild Arms 3
Parasite Eve 2

I walked up to the counter and the lady looked at me a little strange and asked that I wanted the "old" playstation games. I replied yes and she told me that they were $10 each. However she told me that since I had so many and that I frequent them often, SHe would let me take them all for $75. I tried to offer $70 but she was firm on $75. I threw her the cash out of my wallet which only was there because of a DS deal that fell through and walked off a happy man. They had a few other RPGs as well but I didn't have any more cash to spare. I'll hit them again this weekend. But once again... Suidoken 2... still worth more than what I paid for the whole lot of games...

I'll have some pictures up as soon as I find my camera charger.


Everytime i find, or hear of someone getting a haul like that i have to feel sorry for the guy that got $1 or $2 from teh pawnshop for them....

#71 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:24 PM

I finally had a score that was worth writing down today... I stopped into the local pawn shop and looked around for a few minutes and noticed that there were some new playstation games that have been added. I started looking through them and then realized I have hit a gold mine...

I picked up COMPLETE:

King's Field
King's Field 2
Wild Arms 2
Breath of Fire 3
Breath of Fire 4
Vandal Hearts 2
The Granstream Saga
Threads of Fate
Star Ocean: Second Story
Shadow Madness
Grandia
XenoGears
SUIKODEN 2!!

Disc Only:

Wild Arms 3
Parasite Eve 2

I walked up to the counter and the lady looked at me a little strange and asked that I wanted the "old" playstation games. I replied yes and she told me that they were $10 each. However she told me that since I had so many and that I frequent them often, SHe would let me take them all for $75. I tried to offer $70 but she was firm on $75. I threw her the cash out of my wallet which only was there because of a DS deal that fell through and walked off a happy man. They had a few other RPGs as well but I didn't have any more cash to spare. I'll hit them again this weekend. But once again... Suidoken 2... still worth more than what I paid for the whole lot of games...

I'll have some pictures up as soon as I find my camera charger.



http://flickr.com/ph...red/2299416103/ pics are finally up of this... Mirp

#72 Dazz   All about the Classics CAGiversary!   2341 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2008 - 05:32 AM

i am envious

#73 Sinnbox   Garage-sale/Thrift KING!! CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2008 - 08:47 AM

http://flickr.com/ph...red/2299416103/ pics are finally up of this... Mirp


Nice i had a haul about like that from a rental store mid last year, I got 10 rare Squarersoft, capcom and Enix games for $4 a piece. including suikoden II, Valkyrie Profile, and others.

P.S. I have never seen Kings field in a long box, mine is in a jewel case, is the longbox version rare?

#74 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2008 - 01:43 PM

Nice i had a haul about like that from a rental store mid last year, I got 10 rare Squarersoft, capcom and Enix games for $4 a piece. including suikoden II, Valkyrie Profile, and others.

P.S. I have never seen Kings field in a long box, mine is in a jewel case, is the longbox version rare?


I did a quick ebay search and it looks like there are BIN priced for the long box from 9.99 to 29.99. I wouldn't say it is reare but it seems that it is a little more uncommon that the jewel case. I'm going back to the pawn shop today as there were still games left htat I ran out of cash to get though. I'll fill you in when I get back.

#75 oscargrouch   SCRAM! CAGiversary!   1344 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:51 PM

Went out for the first time this morning. Unfortunately I had zero success. Only thing I saw was an X-Box for $35.

But it is looking like more yard sales will be appearing soon.

#76 punkmaggit   Masashi Hamauzu > you CAGiversary!   2506 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:19 PM

I don't know if a swap meet will count for this thread, but I found the motherload of game stands at the open-air swap meet on las vegas boulevard. For $48.00 I got:

Stella Deus COMPLETE
Shadow Hearts: From the New World COMPLETE
ICO (disc and case only)

I know I paid a little much for them, but considering the fact that I found them at a really dilapidated swap meet, I was happy. The lady who used to own Gameworld, which was the best place to go in town before it closed up shop (Charleston & Lamb) actually runs the stand. I believe I'll go back sometime soon.

They also had a black label FFVII for 60 bucks (no thanks) and a couple of other rare games. Quite the find.

I hit up the K-Mart just down the street on the way home and saw Romancing Saga had a clearance sticker of $15.00. The lady working electronics gave it to me for $7.00. I'd have pictures up, but my wife left the camera at her mom's house.

#77 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6811 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:43 AM

Stopped at a bizarre, hell it was almost like a Turkish Bazaar on Sunday while driving through the area. Bunch of people selling all sorts of stuff like a yard sale, but on a large sidewalk area at a busy intersection in SilverLake (directly northwest of downtown LA). Probably an illegal street market, but that sort of stuff is quite common in LA with all the illegal alien street vendors, but not so many in one place except for downtown sales districts...though I've seen this one before on many weekends but never stopped by until now.

SO glad I did.

One guy was selling SNES and NES games. The NES game selection didn't have anything I really needed and most were not complete, but his SNES collection was pretty damn exceptional. He was telling me he wanted about $10 each (some $5) for the following complete games "but would work out a deal", so I picked out what I wanted and CiF'd him $30, he didn't want to take it but I told him that's all I have, they're old, etc. and finally he gave in and scored the following:

Mario All Stars (complete)
Contra 3 (complete)
Zelda LttP (complete)
Turtles 4 (complete)
Secret of Mana (COMPLETE WOOT!!!)
Super Metroid (complete)
Super Punch Out (complete)
Super Star Wars (cart only)
Dr. Mario/Tetris 2 in 1 (cart only)
Megaman X (cart only)

All carts are beautiful, boxes and instructions in great shape for the most part, but he had his initials on each one, not a big deal to Goo Gone/Mr. Clean it off though. I'll try and take some pics later once I clean them up, especially since a couple I already have and will go up on my trade list eventually.

Guy was telling me he moved out here from DC to do sound editing, but with the writer's strike he's been hurting so he has to sell them. His loss = my gain. I just wish he had complete or cart only SNES Ogre Battle, Super Mario RPG, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, or the Final Fantasies (though I do already have most of those complete).

#78 Dazz   All about the Classics CAGiversary!   2341 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:21 AM

Awesome, if you want to trade let me know and cml for them

#79 nyxchyld   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   39 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:40 PM

Awesome! I love when you by chance stop somewhere and happen to find some good stuff.

#80 Sinnbox   Garage-sale/Thrift KING!! CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:26 PM

That's cool, I love finding a new sellerr that has no idea what he is selling.

#81 skid   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   109 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:08 PM

Ugh, lucky bastards.
It's still snowing here in Wisconsin.

#82 Sinnbox   Garage-sale/Thrift KING!! CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:48 PM

Ugh, lucky bastards.
It's still snowing here in Wisconsin.


Same here, I'm in the middle of an insane ice storm, but i hope to start my weekly GS runs in a few weeks.

#83 Kuros   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1473 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:01 AM

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$5 Model 1 Genesis w/ Sonic 3, Streets of Rage 2, Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Gemfire

Guy wanted $10 but I CIF'd $5 and got it.

$20 for N64 (smoke) + 4 controllers, hookups, GBA, alarm clock (lol) and the following games:

Mario Kart 64, WWF No Mercy, Zelda MM, WCW Nitro, Triple Play 2000, Rayman 2, NBA Showtime, 007 TWINE, NFL QB Club 2000, Ken Griffy, Goldeneye, Modden 02, THPS, Modden 2000, Rainbow Six, Hot Wheels, Excitebike 64, Star Wars SOTE, Army Men Sarges Heroes 2, Ridge Racer 64, Pokemon Stadium 2, Starfox 64, Doom 64, Jeremy McGrath 2000, Desert Strike gba, Driver gbc

They had no games out so I asked, as soon as I got a good look at the box I CIF'd $20 and got it.

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Brand new Western Digital External 500 GB hard drive. Retails for $170. I offered $50 to start but the guy wanted $75, I CIF'd $60 and he took it.

#84 Sinnbox   Garage-sale/Thrift KING!! CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:12 AM

NICE!! Great price on Genesis, ok...price for 64 and games.

#85 Kuros   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1473 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:13 AM

NICE!! Great price on Genesis, ok...price for 64 and games.


Any time I pay under $1 per item in a lot I consider it a good deal. :)

#86 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6811 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:19 AM

NICE!! Great price on Genesis, ok...price for 64 and games.


Whah?!? You must be joking around...$20 for that haul of N64 games and the console is unreal. That is a monster good score. Nice work, Kuros.

#87 Sinnbox   Garage-sale/Thrift KING!! CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:27 AM

Whah?!? You must be joking around...$20 for that haul of N64 games and the console is unreal. That is a monster good score. Nice work, Kuros.


I misread and thought he Spent $40 on it. That is a good deal, Mario kart alone is a $25 game.

#88 Sinnbox   Garage-sale/Thrift KING!! CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:36 AM

our first garage sales showedup in the paper today...to bad it snowed 6 inches last night...

#89 thack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2008 - 09:50 AM

First videogame score of the season. I snagged a PS2 w/ 2 controllers and Jak 3 for $10 at a yard sale today. Oddly, there was an XBOX right next to the PS2 that was marked $100.

#90 chimpster1313   Cleveland Sports Fan CAGiversary!   1070 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:53 PM

Sinnbox, you must be in Ohio, haha. I saw something in our paper about a few garage sales this weekend, and then we get dumped with 12 inches of snow.