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Official 2009 Yard Sale Thread


#1261 oscargrouch   SCRAM! CAGiversary!   1351 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

oscargrouch

Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:13 PM

Good lord, karkyco, thats a great haul! It makes me wish that my younger self had more control and didn't break his Jetfire.

I also bit the rubber nose part of my G1 Starscream to hell. I still have that one, albeit in pieces. If I had a time machine, I'd go back and beat myself up :cry:


Yeah Karkyco that is an epic haul. My roomate in Houston used to have have tons of transformers, he had to sell them all due to money problems though.

I didn't have transformers as a kid, we couldn't afford them. We got Gobots instead :(

#1262 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:16 PM

So today was my first experience in yard sale hunting and I can describe it in one word: TIRING.

After a good amount of hours going from one sale to the next, I ended up with no games :cry:.

However, I did score Seasons 1-3 of Cheers (one of my favourite shows of all time) brand new and sealed for $15 :D. The initial asking price was $20, but I ended up using the Cash-in-Face technique and had her lower it to $15 total.

Good Stuff.


This is pretty common . . . hang in there, the more sales you go to the better your odds become. It's great if you can find things other than games to keep you going. I bought a complete Spongebob SP Monopoly game (for my kids) for $1.50 and a nice saw for $3.50 this week :-)

I went back to the sale that I wrote about yesterday (they put out a few more games) and got this stuff:

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I picked out the games (priced about $20) and asked if he'd throw in the Genesis (hookups and a controller) for $20 total . . . which he took.

At another sale I spotted a Gamecube:

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Complete with hookups, original controller, memory card and two Madcatz (one wireless). I was going to CIF $10 when I noticed it was marked $10. So, I just paid $10.

#1263 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6837 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2009 - 01:47 PM

Good lord, karkyco, thats a great haul! It makes me wish that my younger self had more control and didn't break his Jetfire.

I also bit the rubber nose part of my G1 Starscream to hell. I still have that one, albeit in pieces. If I had a time machine, I'd go back and beat myself up :cry:


LOL, I have one of my G1 Starscreams with a nubby/gnawed off tip nose cone too. But I've got another one that is just flawless mint. This Jetfire is a beauty, I mean no discoloration/yellowing, perfect sticker placement, complete including the damn gun clip that everyone loses...it even has the original styrofoam piece that sat over him to keep him in place. I have another one that is complete/near mint as well, in the styrofoam, but doesn't have the box. I'm going to try to track down an outer box for that one, then give that one to my sister/nephew.

But for the meantime, these are going with the rest of the collection into storage, until I can set up a proper display for them. I do wish I had a boxed Sideswipe to go with his twin brother, Sunstreaker. Of course all of the boxed G1 cars I really want at this point are the big $ ones like Bluestreak, Mirage, Hound, Jazz, and Sideswipe. Ah well, eventually Takara will have encores of them all, and I can always find the first set of reissues, in those awesome book like packages.

#1264 Doomstink   AUTOBOT Retailer Representative   2955 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2009 - 03:33 PM

LOL, I have one of my G1 Starscreams with a nubby/gnawed off tip nose cone too. But I've got another one that is just flawless mint. This Jetfire is a beauty, I mean no discoloration/yellowing, perfect sticker placement, complete including the damn gun clip that everyone loses...it even has the original styrofoam piece that sat over him to keep him in place. I have another one that is complete/near mint as well, in the styrofoam, but doesn't have the box. I'm going to try to track down an outer box for that one, then give that one to my sister/nephew.


Best thing I ever found at a yard sale was my 50% complete Jetfire for $0.25. Even though it isn't complete, it was still a steal for a quarter.

#1265 theGrue   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   233 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:35 PM

Started a new job this week, so no more Thursday and Friday sales for me! That said, this isn't a bad haul for one day :). Everything was found in the neighborhood across the street from mine, which is where I've previously found the CIB Spider-Man Web of Fire and lots of other good stuff. As usual, sales didn't disappoint.

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Sega Dreamcast Carrying Bag
NES Game Case w/ the following games:
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge
Donkey Kong Classics
Dr. Mario
Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Total: $1.50

Pokemon Crystal Version
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
Gameshark Advance SP
Total: $10

Ugly Mario doll: $0.50

Wireless Logitech USB Mouse w/ Zip-up pouch: $0.50

Can't argue with those NES games at that price, and the Dreamcast bag is nice to have in my collection. Found the Pokemon stuff at a sale that I'd been to the previous year. I recognized the house and all, but off to the side of their garage there was a table full of DVD cases, so I had to go take a look. Tons of PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube stuff, but nothing super interesting. Went into the garage and found a crate of Game Boy stuff, but all at pretty high prices. Who charges $40 for an SP at a garage sale? Picked out $15 of stuff and offered $10.

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Nintendo 64 w/ Hookups, Controller, Controller Pak, Transfer Pak, Expansion Pak
Banjo-Kazooie
Buck Bumble
Command & Conquer
Diddy Kong Racing
Donkey Kong 64
Elmo's Letter Adventure
Hey You, Pikachu!
Jet Force Gemini
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Mace: The Dark Ages
Nightmare Creatures
Perfect Dark
Pokemon Puzzle League
Pokemon Snap
Pokemon Stadium
Pokemon Stadium 2
Rampage 2: Universal Tour
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Starfox 64
Super Smash Bros.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction
Toy Story 2
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Kingdom Hearts II
Total: $60

Yeah, it's a lot to spend, but I know I'll be able to make my money back selling what I have already. Elmo, Powerpuff Girls, and Command and Conquer were all missing from my collection. There were a bunch of other PS1 and PS2 games, but they were all pretty scratched up. Grabbed Crash and Kingdom Hearts and said I'd take the N64 if they threw them in, and of course they accepted.

They also had a bunch of Pokemon plushes, as well as big Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles figures, but they were being sold by a different family at the sale, so I couldn't throw them in to the $60 deal too. Oh well.

I hit another sale that told me to come back later in the afternoon when they'd have more things out. She specifically mentioned an Atari Jaguar, and I don't have one of those yet, so I definitely came back.

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Pokemon Ruby Version: $5

Sonic The Hedgehog 2: $1

Atari Jaguar w/ Hookups, 2 Controllers
Checkered Flag
Club Drive
Flashback: The Quest For Identity
Hover Strike
Iron Soldier
Super Burnout
Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy
Ultra Vortek
Wolfenstein 3D

Sega Genesis w/ Controller (Broken, returned for $5 back)
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Dinosaurs For Hire
Gemfire
Genghis Khan II
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
Taz in Escape From Mars
Total: $30

Not only was there a complete Jaguar and a bunch of CIB games, but a Genesis too! We agreed on $35, but I had to run to the bank for more cash. On the way back from the bank I noticed a couple other sales, went and found Pokemon Ruby and Sonic 2! Now the only GBA Pokemon game I need is LeafGreen. The kid selling Ruby also had two SPs for $10 each, but they both had really bad, jittery screens, so I passed on em.

After picking up all the Genesis and Jaguar stuff, I went home to give it a quick test and just could not get the Genesis to power up, I tried 3 different plugs and nothing. So I went back and asked for $5, bringing the package down to $30 total, which I think is still pretty good for the bundle.

#1266 snotknocker   CASH IN FACE KING CAGiversary!   2456 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:45 PM

Hit one sale only yesterday. This was way more than I would usually spend on a lot of games and I had some initial regrets cause it hit my wallet kind of hard but overall I scored some good common games for my collection and have more than enogh stuff to flip and make my money back and then some - TOTAL - $200

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PS1 with LCD in the case. Everything has their hookups. Cube has gameboy player and boot disc. Genesis power switch is broke but I have at least a dozen units so it's no big deal.

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I have another box of controllers and such not pictured

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The JOJO is my second one this year and absolutely mint, almost all the disc games although a little dusty were well taken care of and are in excellnt condition

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Sega CD RAM and ST key for Saturn imports


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#1267 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10968 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:47 PM

Damn snotknocker!

Those are some nice Saturn imports

What's the floppy disc?

#1268 snotknocker   CASH IN FACE KING CAGiversary!   2456 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

snotknocker

Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:03 PM

I just looked it up - its some sort of worthless driver

#1269 leftwing1018   CAG CAGiversary!   1423 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:04 PM

awesome finds ^^

I wish I could find deals like everyone is getting on here :(

I hit the flea market today and left with nothing because for some reason everyone here thinks they can sell used games at a new price... one guy was even selling Halo 3 for $100 O.o

overall very disappointing..

#1270 Jmclark   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   719 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:30 PM

Eh, didn't find anything this weekend. Probably because my mom didn't get home until 1, and when we went out, half of the yard sales were gone for some reason.

#1271 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5459 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:32 PM

Ok I went to one lone sale and got some stuff extremely cheap.

Clear brick gameboy (1989), nearly perfect, no dead lines and has battery cover
SNES fighter stick made by ASCII Ware
Pile of atari paddles
A shirt for my mom and a couple other misc items

All for 1$

It feels like I have a fighter stick for just about every console now!

#1272 Ye0ldmario   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1778 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Ye0ldmario

Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:51 PM

Everybody's hitting the motherload. WOW!!!

Ugly Mario doll: $0.50


LOL, he looks overweight. :lol:

#1273 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1750 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2009 - 10:10 PM

Not much for video games for such a big week, 75+ sales. I did find some good computer stuff & metal CDs also which I'm mentioning while I usually only post my video games finds.

Blog for anyone interested in the non-diet version - http://www.cheapassg...blog.php?b=9715

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Populous With Dust Cover (SNES) - .50
Little Mirmaid, The (PC, GameBoy) - $1
Devil May Cry 3 (Complete, Cover Insert With Some Damage) - $3

Fighting Vipers
StarFighter
Tomb Raider

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#1274 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1750 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:25 PM

Some very nice big hauls from one sale this week from at least 3 CAGs

schultzed & snotknocker were these sales you scored a ton of games at advertised has having video games? and if so did you end up showing up early?

Also you probably noticed but just incase you didn't snotknocker FWIW that's a first model Saturn which is much harder to come by compared to a model 2 with round power & reset buttons.

#1275 KingofGames   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1474 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

KingofGames

Posted 27 July 2009 - 12:14 AM

Had an awesome weekend. Today, I picked up the following for $20:

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And on Friday afternoon, I picked this up for $5 through Craigslist:

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#1276 randeep_25   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   39 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

randeep_25

Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:44 AM

Picked up a slim ps2 with two controllers and atv offroad fury 1 and 2 today for $20, now all i need is a memory card....

#1277 Chairman_LMAO   The Talent CAGiversary!   1917 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Chairman_LMAO

Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:56 AM

[QUOTE=theGrue;6113484
After picking up all the Genesis and Jaguar stuff, I went home to give it a quick test and just could not get the Genesis to power up, I tried 3 different plugs and nothing. So I went back and asked for $5, bringing the package down to $30 total, which I think is still pretty good for the bundle.[/QUOTE]

Wait, you returned something to a yard sale?! :shock:

#1278 wil919   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   98 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:14 PM

LOL, I was thinking the same damned thing!!!

#1279 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5459 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:03 PM

Wait, you returned something to a yard sale?! :shock:


I did it one year too, there was a guy selling LOADS of games, well I had bought one NES game and I could not get it to work no matter what I did (I even soaked the board in alcohol for a while, it was rusted out anyways) so I took it back the next day and he let me pick another game out of the pile. I spent like $20 or $30 with this guy so it was justified. I wouldn't return something if I only spent a few cents on it.

#1280 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

yourlefthand

Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:11 PM

returning something MIGHT be ok if they specifically said that it worked. in general, I think that yard sales don't come with warranties, though.

#1281 oscargrouch   SCRAM! CAGiversary!   1351 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

oscargrouch

Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:29 PM

My general though is if they say it works, and it doesn't you should try to get your money back.

#1282 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

yourlefthand

Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:43 PM

My general though is if they say it works, and it doesn't you should try to get your money back.


exactly, if it doesn't work and they say that it did, do your best to get at least something back. I often don't even ask since I assume they probably don't know.

#1283 crows in black   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

crows in black

Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:54 PM

hit 45 sales. once again, absolutely nothing but baby toys and "HUGE YARD SALE!! OMFG!!" with nothing more than an end table with some old coffee mugs

#1284 oscargrouch   SCRAM! CAGiversary!   1351 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

oscargrouch

Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:06 PM

hit 45 sales. once again, absolutely nothing but baby toys and "HUGE YARD SALE!! OMFG!!" with nothing more than an end table with some old coffee mugs


LOL my wife dragged me to a bunch of HUGE YARD SALES, that were well huge maybe if they were run by the smurfs.

#1285 klwillis45   Tararrel CAGiversary!   2569 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

klwillis45

Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:24 PM

I bought 2 "new" official Dreamcast controllers for a buck apeice. New is in quotes because 1 was clearly used albeit very gently. The other was brand spankin & both boxes were in perfect shape.

I have no need for them at the moment but at that price who could say no.

#1286 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:37 PM

Some very nice big hauls from one sale this week from at least 3 CAGs

schultzed & snotknocker were these sales you scored a ton of games at advertised has having video games? and if so did you end up showing up early?


Most of my finds come from unadvertised sales (least no mention of games in the ad). I think if people advertise games it increases the competition. Plus, the chances of them overpricing increases.

I was excited about a Craigslist sale where they mentioned a 3DO and a Virtual Boy . . . they were priced at over $100 each!

#1287 allyourblood   America's youth sucks. CAGiversary!   3152 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

allyourblood

Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:49 AM

not as much stuff as the last few weeks, but not bad:

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Virtual Boy Mario's Tennis (x6, Japanese, all complete), $5 for all

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XB Halo: Combat Evolved (complete), 50¢

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Sony Playstation 2 Slim (with A/V cables, no controllers, no power adapter), $5

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NES Platoon
NES 1943
NES Short Order/Eggsplode!
NES Shingen the Ruler
NES Ninja Gaiden II
NES Infiltrator, $3.50 for all

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Sony digital camera data/video cable, $1

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GBA Mario vs. Donkey Kong (complete), $2

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Super Nintendo w/Asciipad (no A/V cable, no power adapter), $3

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Pokemon Special Pikachu Edition Guide (Prima, EBGames cover), 50¢

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NDS Alex Rider Storm Breaker (complete), $2

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GB Zelda: A Link to the Past
GB Pokemon Blue Version
GBC Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, $5 for all

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Sega Nomad w/battery pack (non-rechargeable)
GEN Mega Bomberman
GEN Tiny Toons: Buster's Hidden Treasure
GEN Gunstar Heroes
GEN Primal Rage, $3 for all

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NDS WarioWare Touched!, 50¢

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Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom Hint Book, $1


super-psyched about the Phantasy Star book -- i haven't seen one since i rented the game about 15 years ago, and something about it is just really cool.

i have no idea why they had six copies of Japanese Mario's Tennis at one sale. the family barely spoke English, and didn't seem to know where they came from, said they had no other games (nor a system), and haggling was a chore, but worth it. they wanted $10 for all and ended up taking half that. i already own a complete copy of this, so i think i'll throw the spares up on my tradelist, if anyone's interested. also, despite the wear to the cardboard, i'm guessing they're "new" -- a lot of Nintendo's Japanese games were not sealed at retail and the contents of each game look perfect, crisp and unused.

the slim PS2 has a crack on the face that could use a dab of super glue, but works fine. wish i had a first party power supply for it, but maybe it'll turn up eventually.

the Sony camera cable probably doesn't look like much, but it's one of my favorite finds. i bought a DSC-W120 last year for cheap but it didn't have a battery charger or power cable. i found the exact battery charger earlier this year and now i've got the cable, so the camera is complete. i just love finds like this.

lastly, the Nomad: another fave for the week. not my first Nomad, but such a good deal i'm still excited. i love that it came with Mega Bomberman (one of the best BM games, to me) and Gunstar Heroes. i hate that they're both incomplete. oh well.

Edited by allyourblood, 28 July 2009 - 02:20 AM.
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#1288 leftwing1018   CAG CAGiversary!   1423 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:01 AM

how do you do it allyourblood? how do you always find such great deals!

#1289 erehwon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3142 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:13 AM

how do you do it allyourblood? how do you always find such great deals!

He must live in a good area for finding games. Where I live, I consider myself lucky to come back with 1 or 2 game related items.

#1290 Chairman_LMAO   The Talent CAGiversary!   1917 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Chairman_LMAO

Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:14 AM

i have no idea why they had six copies of Japanese Mario's Tennis at one sale. the family barely spoke English, and didn't seem to know where they came from, said they had no other games (nor a system), and haggling was a chore, but worth it. they wanted $10 for all and ended up taking half that. i already own a complete copy of this, so i think i'll throw the spares up on my tradelist, if anyone's interested. also, despite the wear to the cardboard, i'm guessing they're "new" -- a lot of Nintendo's Japanese games were not sealed at retail and the contents of each game look perfect, crisp and unused.


Absolutely interested! :lol: