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Official 2009 Yard Sale Thread


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

Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:35 AM

Is there a list of rare tapes I should be looking for? I know Song of the South is pretty rare.

#32 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:36 AM

Is there a list of rare tapes I should be looking for? I know Song of the South is pretty rare.


uhh song of the south is rare as HELL. I believe they only released it in Europe? and then some groups reproduced it and sell it on dvd on ebay or something (unofficially of course!).

rare tapes... hmm.. well theres the version of The Little Mermaid with the penis on the cover (google it to see the recalled cover). I believe there was a recalled version of the Rescuers Masterpiece collection version. I dunno, I'd say just pick up at least 1 version of anything you find. I didn't see The Nightmare Before Christmas all that often so I picked up one of them (doesn't have "Walt Disney" anywhere on the cover, but I think that's normal :P), uhm, I really don't know. But most of the "Classics" collection movies are pretty rare. Hopefully someone can give us a list because I would like to know as well.

But thats my input for ya! :)

#33 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:03 PM

Ran by the pawn shop the other day and they had a metric crapton (yeah, it's a real measurement few people are aware of) of those Disney tapes your talking about. They were $1 each too I beleive. I didn't pick any up since I don't have a VCR anymore but I did pick up a couple uncommon games.

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS)
Command and Conquer (N64)

They were marked $5 each but I was pretty broke and all I had on me was only $6. Luckily, I caught her in a 'good mood' so she let me have them for that.

http://www.flickr.co...red/3200719350/

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

Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:13 AM

Bust a Move 99, Megaman x4, MSH vs SF, SF Alpha 3 and G Darius - $5
My Word Coach DS - $1
LoZ: OoT (gold), E-reader - $4.20

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

Posted 17 January 2009 - 06:08 PM

I'd be interested in a list of rare VHS worth money too, if someone knows one.

#36 pika23   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   44 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:56 PM

couple months ago, I got on VHS, awesome condition boxed set of the first 6 star trek movies!!!! 5 bucks. They even have little promos and coupons inside the sleeves...I guess that was a nice deal. Here in NJ its way too cold for yardsales, and we have one lame thrift shop that never puts anything new out, even though they have a back room FULL of stuff. Their friends get to pick through first.

Actually they DO have a 3 DO with 5 games for 100 dollars. A friend told me it's a rare version of the 3DO which is the reason for such a high price.

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

Posted 18 January 2009 - 04:33 AM

I know the rest of the country is going through a ridiculous freeze right now, but let me tell you, the weather in SoCal has been UNREAL. I'm talking 80 degrees in LA, high 70's at the beaches, clean and clear skies, light breeze at most.

Went to a couple of sales I came across today as I was doing some business work, nothing at the first but found Pikmin 2, complete and near mint at the second one. Guy wanted $10 for the game, I CiF'ed him $3 and he took it, I told him it was all I had and to take it or leave it. It actually helped that it was the only game he had left - he told me he just sold the Gamecube along with all his other games (3 or 4, but nothing of note except for Windwaker) but the person didn't take Pikmin 2. His loss, LOL.

It's going on the trade list as soon as I test it. Oh it's Player's Choice, but only the outer case indicates that, not the disc or the instructions.

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

Posted 18 January 2009 - 05:31 AM

I thought my swap meet finds today were good but they got better:

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Wiimote + Perfect Shot controller - $15
PS2 slim and Gamecube ac adapters - $2
Slalom (nes) - $1

Here's the kicker:

Tricky Kick, Somer Assault, Bonk 3, JJ and Jeff, Blazing Lasers, Alien Crush, Crater Maze, Dragon Spirit, Parasol Stars: Bubble Bobble 2, Drop Off, Galaga 90, Pac-Land, Legend of Hero Tonma, Ordyne, King of Casino, Military Madness, Keith Courage, Shock Man, Neutopia, Dungeon Explorer, Neutopia 2, Dragon's Curse, Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu, Time Cruise, Bomberman, and Airzonk for the TurboGrafx.

Castlevania 2, Megaman 2, Robowarrior, Milton's Secret Castle, Startropics, Swords and Serpents

The SNES dust covers, the SNES cleaning cart and assorted Turbographx cases and manuals.

$40 for the lot.

#39 Captain_Insano16   Has a ton of stuff FS/FT! CAGiversary!   2739 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:15 AM

Wow - congrats! I never see TG-16 stuff around here (wish I did). Great lot!

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

Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:33 AM

That's an awesome lot!
I've never seen a TG thing in the wild.

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

Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:03 AM

Congrats on the TG16 find. Bonk 3 is a pretty rare game if I recall. It sells for over $100 on eStarland's website.

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

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:07 PM

Amazing Turbo Deal, that is one of the best finds I've ever seen on this site, the combo of rarity, uniqueness, and price is great.

I found a JVC E'eye with 2 cart only games (world of illusion, Super Hydlide), 1 disc only game (Power Rangers) and 2 controllers, no wires for $6. I've never seen one of these before, the Genesis Slot works fine, the CD needs to be fixed. This was at the same flea market as I found the Amiga CD32 last week, and this dealer was set up right next to the guy I got the CD32 from. Maybe next time Ill go Ill find a Neo Geo or a CDX:)

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

Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:17 AM

I thought my swap meet finds today were good but they got better:

Wiimote + Perfect Shot controller - $15
PS2 slim and Gamecube ac adapters - $2
Slalom (nes) - $1

Here's the kicker:

Tricky Kick, Somer Assault, Bonk 3, JJ and Jeff, Blazing Lasers, Alien Crush, Crater Maze, Dragon Spirit, Parasol Stars: Bubble Bobble 2, Drop Off, Galaga 90, Pac-Land, Legend of Hero Tonma, Ordyne, King of Casino, Military Madness, Keith Courage, Shock Man, Neutopia, Dungeon Explorer, Neutopia 2, Dragon's Curse, Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu, Time Cruise, Bomberman, and Airzonk for the TurboGrafx.

Castlevania 2, Megaman 2, Robowarrior, Milton's Secret Castle, Startropics, Swords and Serpents

The SNES dust covers, the SNES cleaning cart and assorted Turbographx cases and manuals.

$40 for the lot.


Unreal. What a score.

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

Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:09 AM

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Sunday's stuff:

2 NES controllers and Voss Arkanoid controller - $5
SNES controller - $2
Wii AV cables - $2
Guilty Gear X - $6
MK Shaolin Monks - $5
Legend of Zelda: OoT guide - $1

#45 Penguin1084   Banned Banned   2289 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:03 PM

how do you guys locate your garage sales?

do you just look for signs posted around town and such?

or

is there a site you use?

I used a site all last year for these and it was good, but they changed the whole format of it now and its not all too great. (it's a local newspaper website)

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

Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:25 PM

I used a site all last year for these and it was good, but they changed the whole format of it now and its not all too great. (it's a local newspaper website)


That's weird, that also happened to my local newspaper's website. But now I use a combination of craigslist.com and signs around town.

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

Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:30 PM

That's weird, that also happened to my local newspaper's website. But now I use a combination of craigslist.com and signs around town.


Bingo! And check out Liz and Dom (EvilMax and Moeity)'s blog/website for tips. The truly hardcore yardsale adventurers will map and plan out their route from sale to sale, along with being flexible enough to change up the plan if they encounter an unknown/unadvertised sale.

But with craigslist ads, you have to watch for a TON of competition, especially if video games, toys, collectibles etc. are listed in the ad. You either need to get to the sellers before the sale, either via email contact, or be an early bird even if they say "no early birds".

Despite the huge amounts of competition here in LA, there is one damn good thing about the size of city - there are tons and tons of sales almost every weekend, in every corner of the southland.

#48 FaceDown   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   16 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:56 AM

Speaking of Liz and Dom, after they moved, I haven't heard much (read:anything) from them in a while. Anyone know what's been going on, are they still into 'sailing? They are the reason I keep going out. They find awesome deals all the time!

#49 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1865 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:52 AM

I'm patiently waiting for yard sales to start in my town in Central, PA. I've had amazing luck since moving here in '05. Here's the big ones...

Summer of '06: Convinced my dad to buy a box with a 64, SNES, and Genesis (2nd gen) systems in it for $10. It had two games both 64... a Pokemon (Arena... Colliseum?) and Rugrats. Two Genesis controllers, an SNES controller (sadly no 64's) and an RF switch for the SNES. I took the Genesis stuff and bought the power/av cables.

Summer of '07: Blue GBA first ed. for $10 with Dungeons & Dragons for $5.

Later that day, I got an NES w/ a lot of extras for $5. Mint condition, owned by a trucker who had no kids. Had close to 10 games with it including SMB/Duck Hunt, SMB3 and a Zapper which looks like it was never used. Also, two contollers, two of those big joystick controllers and all the cords.

X-Box: Mountain Dew edition. It was $20 with 7 games (a COD, which I misplaced, and no case as it was in the system... Flatout and 5 football games). All the cables, but sadly no controllers. Luckily, my friend gave me the two back I gave to him that I got the previous summer for $2 each... a duke and a green S.) Same dude had a white GBA for $10 with an obscure game in it, but I only had $20 to spare on me... which I was surprised he took for the X-Box as he had no price on it.

Summer of '08: Streets of Rage 3 in the box w/ manual and Super Punch-Out (cart. only) for $5. They were sitting in a box full of crappy PSOne titles for $5. I was really happy they cut me a deal of $5 for both, as I figured they'd want at least $10 if not knowing the value of the two, esp. SoR3. (They were selling cheap dollar store stuff like two rubber door wedges for $2-$3)

Another 2nd ed. Genesis that came with Sonic 2, 3, Sonic & Knuckles (carts only), Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy's Invention and Whac-a-Critter... cables and controllers. $5 for the box. I gave the Genesis and Sonic 2 (I already had it) to my bro. His ex-gf ended up with his Genesis that had no cables after they broke up.

Donkey Kong Country and The Pagemaster for $1 each for the SNES. This year's the first I've found SNES games for sale.

A bunch of other Genesis games over the years, usually $1... sometimes 50 cents.

Sharp VCR for $4 w/ factory remote and manual. I gave it to my nephews who have apparently been slowly killing it. (The picture was great when I got around to testing it out. When I was at my gram's, it wasn't playing all their tapes.)

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

Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:01 AM

I never check Cl or anything for yard sales, just go to the signs.
I've learned that it's best to go across town to the foothill's, because up there is only retired people looking for antiques, not video games, and dirt cheap prices because people are just looking to get rid of crap not make money.

#51 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1865 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:26 AM

I never check Cl or anything for yard sales, just go to the signs.
I've learned that it's best to go across town to the foothill's, because up there is only retired people looking for antiques, not video games, and dirt cheap prices because people are just looking to get rid of crap not make money.


Yeah, that's how my town is really, I've never had to fight anyone for video games or electronics. I do use the classifieds for ease though and just keep my eyes open for other signs. This town was apparently a BIG Genesis area... I've gotten over 40 games in three years, usually for .25-$1.

Plus it's nice here because a few of the neighborhoods hold area yard sales. Almost all of them are all day ordeals and usually involve walking home and back out at least once to drop stuff off (lugging an X-Box or a VCR or a computer monitor a mile home on a hot summer day after walking around two or three miles is a work out. :hot:.)

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

Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:44 PM

I never check Cl or anything for yard sales, just go to the signs.
I've learned that it's best to go across town to the foothill's, because up there is only retired people looking for antiques, not video games, and dirt cheap prices because people are just looking to get rid of crap not make money.


My town is kind of like this, except for I just don't think people care enough to look for video games at yard sales. I never encounter any fights, but I have seen people pick up things that I necessarily didn't want in front of me. People seem to really be looking for random things. Junk doesn't sell, if you have junk just donate it, it will save you a lot of trouble. Furniture and children's clothes are big sellers around here. You are more likely to get into a fight over some 25 cent pants for your kid than to get in a fight over some video game.

Most people around here are ignorant towards video games and the pricing of them, everyone goes to Gamestop to buy their video games. Most people who play video games here just want the newest game, and could care less about older stuff. They don't care what they pay for their video game they just want it, they want the newest and they want it now. There aren't many people around here that care about older games (ie anything other than current gen xbox 360, ps3 or wii), and older games are what you find most at yard sales. I've seen several independent video game stores go down here just because they cannot sell any product because no one wants older games.

#53 willc23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   408 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:21 PM

This may be helpful on the X'Eye. Snotknocker sent it to me back when I found one last year. Not sure if it did the trick because I sent it off to Shipwreck.

http://www.classicpl...Epinswitch.html

Amazing Turbo Deal, that is one of the best finds I've ever seen on this site, the combo of rarity, uniqueness, and price is great.

I found a JVC E'eye with 2 cart only games (world of illusion, Super Hydlide), 1 disc only game (Power Rangers) and 2 controllers, no wires for $6. I've never seen one of these before, the Genesis Slot works fine, the CD needs to be fixed. This was at the same flea market as I found the Amiga CD32 last week, and this dealer was set up right next to the guy I got the CD32 from. Maybe next time Ill go Ill find a Neo Geo or a CDX:)



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

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:25 PM

thanks, def seems to be that prob with the drive shut but the console reading it as open

#55 snotknocker   CASH IN FACE KING CAGiversary!   2456 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:18 PM

thanks, def seems to be that prob with the drive shut but the console reading it as open


Very common with the xeye, but very easy to bypass

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

Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:43 PM

SNOTKNOCKER?? Where were you all last year??

I haven't been to a garage sale yet this year, I'm not hardcore enough to go out in the 15 degrees weather to check for games. Last year at this time there were no sales her, this year there seems to be several every other week!!

#57 camelking6969   CAGiversary! Validating   1126 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 01:45 AM

i got lucky last year i picked up a sealed copy of the penis edition of the little mermaid. so it is staying sealed

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

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:35 AM

dude off craig's list soft moded my wii today and we got to talking and ended up hanging out for a few hourse. We may try to work on the X'Eye later this week, will let u too know how it goes. If that works, we may then try to get my Duo-R to work better, CD stops in the middle of playing a game all the time.

#59 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12557 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:37 PM

Picked up a Lime-Green Game Boy Color today at a thrift shop for 99 cent!

I also got some sealed CDs at a GS a couple of months ago and never got around to taking a pic. I promised some better finds, so here they are:


I got Siouxsie & The Banshees: A Kiss in the Dreamhouse STILL SEALED for $2
and Joy Division: Substance Original Release STILL SEALED for $2.

The first sells for $50-$75 and the second between$125-$200.

I also picked a SIN CITY (sealed) for $2 and some other CDs like NIN broken and Spiritualized live at Royal Albert Hall that were also sealed for $1.50 each.



#60 aniousjoe   Mr. Ka-ra-teh CAGiversary!   847 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:59 PM

Joy Division: Substance Original Release STILL SEALED for $2


Huh... Good find, man! Though, I couldn't get into Joy Division. Preferred New Order