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Official 2009 Yard Sale Thread


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

Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:29 PM

I can't believe no one has started this up yet, and we have already had 1 weekend in 2009!

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#2 craven_fiend   It Gives You Wings CAGiversary!   9144 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:43 PM

Its still relatively early/cold in some states. But I'll keep track this year, since I'll probably be hitting garage sales for infant clothing, 2nd child due in late Summer/early Fall. And hopefully the occasional non,clothing deal.

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

Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:47 PM

Its still relatively early/cold in some states. But I'll keep track this year, since I'll probably be hitting garage sales for infant clothing, 2nd child due in late Summer/early Fall. And hopefully the occasional non,clothing deal.


Congrats on the kid!

Yea, some states are crappy right now, but I'm in Southern California. :D

#4 craven_fiend   It Gives You Wings CAGiversary!   9144 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:59 PM

Congrats on the kid!

Yea, some states are crappy right now, but I'm in Southern California. :D



Thanks.

Yeah, Indiana specifically sucks. Sales won't start here for atleast another 2 months. But thats all good, gives me time to save and have my taxes as well.

#5 fairyland   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   191 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 12:25 AM

Would this be where people would talk about Thrift Shop buys? I got lucky today. I'll copy and paste what I posted on another forum.

"Lookie what I found at my local Salvation Army today. 30 Boxed GBA Shrek the Third for $2.99 each. (the rest are behind the Spiderman things on the bottom) ! I went home and checked the ebay prices, saw that they are getting $7.50 on up and promptly returned to buy them all. It's easy money! (as soon as the shipping boxes I ordered online arrives in that is). Of course it'll take all year listing 1 box a week, but I'm patient. !"

Photo can be found in this thread.
http://www.digitpres...d=1#post1489526

I'm so happy!

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

Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:40 AM

Would this be where people would talk about Thrift Shop buys? I got lucky today. I'll copy and paste what I posted on another forum.

"Lookie what I found at my local Salvation Army today. 30 Boxed GBA Shrek the Third for $2.99 each. (the rest are behind the Spiderman things on the bottom) ! I went home and checked the ebay prices, saw that they are getting $7.50 on up and promptly returned to buy them all. It's easy money! (as soon as the shipping boxes I ordered online arrives in that is). Of course it'll take all year listing 1 box a week, but I'm patient. !"

Photo can be found in this thread.
http://www.digitpres...d=1#post1489526

I'm so happy!


Yea, you can post them here. :)

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

Posted 06 January 2009 - 05:16 AM

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Not much this week due to rain on Saturday.

Rampage Puzzle Attack - $4.04 from Sam Goody
Medievil 2 and Chronicles of Riddick DVD - $5.41 from pawn shop
Mad Max, Godzilla, Zelda - $3
Zelda OoT Soundtrack - $1
PS1 mini Ac adapter - $1

#8 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5454 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2009 - 05:02 PM

Its still relatively early/cold in some states. But I'll keep track this year, since I'll probably be hitting garage sales for infant clothing, 2nd child due in late Summer/early Fall. And hopefully the occasional non,clothing deal.


Also check your local freecycle group if you have one, children's clothing swapping is huge here. You might be able to get some clothing for nothing or trade with someone for some item you don't need thats in your house.

I am in NY so its not going to be starting until April/May here.

#9 Martinmz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:17 PM

in PA their wont be any for two or three months

#10 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:43 PM

I won't have garage sales except some crappy estate sales until at least april or may considering im from new york.

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

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:51 AM

yeah, ohio won't have any until at least march.

#12 Tribblewars   CAGer CAGiversary!   104 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:40 AM

About two weeks ago scored two s-type original x-box controllers and a duke (large and in charge) original x-box controller for 3 bucks. The cool thing was the guy had others cables and junk on the bottom and beneath that was a Best Buy Giftcard. I asked about the giftcard and he said "take it, probably empty". So after yardsaling, called the number on the back of the GC and low and behold $15 was still on it. Used the GC today with no problems. Try my luck on sat here in AZ.

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

Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:24 PM

Glad to see that the 2009 is up! Thanks Kuros!

I am hoping to do well this year but I'll have to wait until aprilish before anyone will start having sales. However, the local thrift and pawn shops seem to be getting treasures in.

I picked up:

Sonic Boom Soundtrack
Killer Instinct Killer Kuts CD
Nights (Saturn)
Paperboy (NES)
Legend of Dragoon (Non-GH, Disc 3 & 4)

No real story but picked it all up for $8.50

Also on a side note, did anyone else take advantage of the blockbuster buy 1 get one sale?

#14 darkslime   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2067 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2009 - 06:25 PM

Went out yard saling and got some good stuff:

Star Wars Episode I: Obi Wan's Adventures (GBC, cart only) - 50 cents

SNES (yellowed, loose) - $1

NES controllers x2 - $2

Bioshock (PC, complete) - $2

Primus - Pork Soda
The Killers - Sam's Town
Gorillaz (self titled)
Rage Against The Machine (self titled)
Anti-Flag - Die For The Government
Ramones - Acid Eaters
Korn - All Mixed Up
Rolling Stones - Love is Strong
Mickey Avalon
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
Rob Zombie - The Sinister Urge
Tool - Aenima
The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
25 cents each.

#15 Otherguy676   Grand Pawn Shop Champ! CAGiversary!   1262 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 07:20 PM

more of a flea market find but I found a Commodore Amiga CD32 console only for $10. Im not sure if I have ever seen one of these

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

Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:50 AM

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Stuff for the week:

DDR Universe x2 - $20
Platipus x6 - $6
Gripshift - $5
World Series of Poker 2008 - $4
Scurge Hive x3 - $3
Picross DS - $5
Mercury Meltdown Revolution - $1
Kelly Slater Pro Surfer - $1
Dragon Warrior 2, Wizardry and 110-1 bootleg cart - $10
WDL Thunder Tanks, Animorphs and Monster Rancher GB - $2.50
SNES/N64/GCN av cable - $1
PS2 slim AC adapter - $2

#17 STATIC3D   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   342 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:58 AM

Hmmm...I had forgot about this...then again, I've been a bit busy (won't bore with the details).

Late 2008 I hit a few deals:
- SNES in box (just missing power plug which I had extra at home) for $4. It was in great shape, no yellow too.
- Ran across a few NES carts and a PS1 RPG (final fantasy 4 and 5 collector 1st print i think). Traded that stuff at a local store and picked up a few things I wanted (like a chrome Interact dreamcast joystick).
- Picked up a GameCube for $10 with 2 controllers and 1 game. Everything worked, gave it to the boys and been picking up stuff at GS B2G1 Free sales. They flipped out at Christmas when they saw the games they got.
- Some decent deals here and there at 1/2 price books (especially when they have their 20% off sales).

*BTW: if you ever get a chance, you should pick up a copy of From Sun Tzu to XBOX: War and Video Games by Ed Halter. I picked it up at 1/2 price one day for a $1 and it's one of the best video game books I've read in terms of the overall history of gaming (pre video game...gasp) and computing and how the two came together...think miliarty simulations...(as well as how video game retuned the favor to be used by military).

Let's see...2009 has been a bit slow, but not bad...
- Snagged an ebay auction for an XBOX, 9 games 4 controllers (2 wireless) and 2 sets of monster cables for $5 + $15 shipping. Noone else bid on it cuz the auction was from someone who had a "0" feedback (brand new). I took a gamble and it paid off. Halo and Halo 2 were 2 of the games, nothing else worth much other than that.

Can't think of anything else at the moment...

#18 LilPaintballer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2307 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:41 PM

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Stuff for the week:

DDR Universe x2 - $20
Platipus x6 - $6
Gripshift - $5
World Series of Poker 2008 - $4
Scurge Hive x3 - $3
Picross DS - $5
Mercury Meltdown Revolution - $1
Kelly Slater Pro Surfer - $1
Dragon Warrior 2, Wizardry and 110-1 bootleg cart - $10
WDL Thunder Tanks, Animorphs and Monster Rancher GB - $2.50
SNES/N64/GCN av cable - $1
PS2 slim AC adapter - $2


Ebay that gripshift immediately before the price drops even more.

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

Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:02 AM

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Rollercoaster Tycoon, LOTR, Qbert, Destination Earth-Star and the NES RF cables - $9
Dell D Dock - $1 (amazing, these things are $200 new)
Labtec mic - $3
Contra, SMB2, Balloon Fight - $7
Lost Vikings, Asterix, Sonic 2 and Jurassic Park - $3

#20 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12111 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:26 AM

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Stuff for the week:

DDR Universe x2 - $20
Platipus x6 - $6
Gripshift - $5
World Series of Poker 2008 - $4
Scurge Hive x3 - $3
Picross DS - $5
Mercury Meltdown Revolution - $1
Kelly Slater Pro Surfer - $1
Dragon Warrior 2, Wizardry and 110-1 bootleg cart - $10
WDL Thunder Tanks, Animorphs and Monster Rancher GB - $2.50
SNES/N64/GCN av cable - $1
PS2 slim AC adapter - $2


Was that all from a yard sale...or pillaging a Sears? ;)

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

Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:57 AM

Was that all from a yard sale...or pillaging a Sears? ;)


Sears, however I've always posted all of my finds in the Yard Sale thread.

I find that the multitude of threads for finds is a bit redundant. Plus I already post my finds at 3 forums. No point in posting them in 2-3 other threads at the same forum.

#22 Trikip   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   175 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:59 PM

This year at yard sales I'm going to look more at the VHS movies and hopefully build a collection. No sales until probably April though.

#23 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:02 PM

This year at yard sales I'm going to look more at the VHS movies and hopefully build a collection. No sales until probably April though.


I did that last year and plan to continue this year. My entire family consists of a bunch of Disney fanatics. So, when we first started going to garage sales, I eyed up some Disney VHS movies and since then I think I've doubled my collection. And our collection was quite big to begin with.. Most garage sales had the older "Classics" Collection movies which were ones that I didn't have.

Anyway! I'm glad to hear about your potential VHS collection.

Also, DO NOT pay more than $1 a tape (complete with case). Over the course of last year, we saw the cheapest tapes being 10 cents (cases were a bit beat up but you can change the cases out) and ranging up to $1. We even got some Disney preview tapes (usually sent to retailers and what not) for $1 each (DuckTales Movie and White Fang)

My two finds of the year last year were:

Final Fantasy 7 Greatest Hit COMPLETE - $.75

and

2x Atari 2600's with a boatload of controllers and about 50 games - $8

#24 Trikip   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   175 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:21 PM

I did that last year and plan to continue this year. My entire family consists of a bunch of Disney fanatics. So, when we first started going to garage sales, I eyed up some Disney VHS movies and since then I think I've doubled my collection. And our collection was quite big to begin with.. Most garage sales had the older "Classics" Collection movies which were ones that I didn't have.

Anyway! I'm glad to hear about your potential VHS collection.


Thanks! I'm actually also looking for Disney movies, since I haven't seen most of the popular animated ones (Aladdin and stuff like that). I think I'll start out offering 50 cents and gradually offer less as I get more comfortable. Thanks for the advice.

#25 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:01 PM

Thanks! I'm actually also looking for Disney movies, since I haven't seen most of the popular animated ones (Aladdin and stuff like that). I think I'll start out offering 50 cents and gradually offer less as I get more comfortable. Thanks for the advice.


no problem! Yea, definitely start at .50 and if they won't budge shoot for .75 (wait, I don't need to tell you how to "garage-sale") lol.

anyway, maybe I'll post some pictures later. my throat hurts like crazy so I'm off to rest for now!

#26 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1749 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:54 AM

Also, DO NOT pay more than $1 a tape (complete with case).


I saw a sale last year that was asking 2 may 3 dollars a VHS tape, I was thinking it was a joke and that they would lucky as hell to sell even a handful of VHS tapes at that price. IMO if you can sell VHS tapes for a buck at a yardsale your doing better then expected! The flea market I frequent has a seller that has tons of VHS tapes, probably somewhere north of 1,000 and they sell them at 2 for a buck.

#27 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5454 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:24 AM

Yeah, 1$ a tape is borderline too much, people can't get rid of them for 25 cents each here. Last year I sold quite a few though by doing 25 cents or 5 for a dollar, so thats a good price point. If its more than 1$ a tape and they won't budge I would walk, unless its something unbelievely rare. If theres a lot of VHS you want and they aren't budging consider swinging by their house the next day or when the sale is over and check the trash!

I have about a hundred tapes here (commercial release), I had to give away all my blanks, just no room to keep them, probably had 300 blanks too. I don't feel too bad about it though because most of the ones I was using for taping TV shows were bought at a yard sale for 5$ for 2 a big bags several years ago. Considering I got my entertainments use out of them I don't feel bad about it.

#28 dg7md   Overall, one helluva pup CAGiversary!   1249 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:36 AM

Yeah don't pay much for VHS tapes at all, but if you find a rare VHS (there's tons of them) don't be afraid to pay more than that.

#29 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:56 AM

wow.

speaking of rare tapes + garage sales..

http://cgi.ebay.com/...bayphotohosting

found that auction after a little browsing. They even have the orange price stickers on them.

#30 STATIC3D   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   342 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:20 AM

OK, had some junk to get rid of and ran by 1/2 Price Books. I picked up UFC Tapout 2 (yeah, yeah, I know...but it's at least worth more than $1...slightly...lol)....and Urban Chaos: Riot Response (had a bit of fun playing it when i rented it once and figured what the heck, it was cheap). At GS Riot Response sells for $15 and UFC2 for $18. So, I paid just $3.50 (plus my trade in) for the 2 games.

Ran by a Goodwill on the way home and picked up a GameCube controller for $5 (boys been beggin me to pick another one up so I can play games with em). Seeing as they are $15 at GS, not a bad deal all in all.

OK, someone else's turn now...