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Official 2010 Yard Sale Thread


#1681 adriley313   Banned Banned   7622 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2010 - 01:45 PM

I really wanted that HD DVD drive for the 360. But the water scared me away.
Now Im wishing i would have bought the white faceplate new.
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#1682 ex_eBay_buyer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:13 PM

anyone know how much an all-leather official pacman backpack would go for ? i can't find it on ebay, but the guy at the yard sale said $5 for 2 of em, so i might go back if it's worth it.
Yard-Saleing is a SPORT.

#1683 Shazyzang   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   139 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:55 PM

anyone know how much an all-leather official pacman backpack would go for ? i can't find it on ebay, but the guy at the yard sale said $5 for 2 of em, so i might go back if it's worth it.

I don't know anything about its value, but go for it. It's only $5, and if in a few months one sells for a lot, you'll be pretty annoyed.

#1684 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2010 - 03:52 PM

It's hard to go to garage sales when you work 25 hours a week and trying to graduate from college. I still enjoy reading your guys finds though and rage with jealously from afar.


haha, same here. I check this all the time.

#1685 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:09 PM

Turbo Grafix 16 Bundle With 18 Games All Hookups & Some Misc - $10


Fuck

Nice find . . . that is a sweet bundle. I had a TG16 that I bought at a resale shop for $10. It was complete in original box but the missing the pack in game (Keith Courage). I bought a complete copy of the game on half.com for a few bucks and sold the sys for well over $100.

Things are really slowing here :-(

I was going to go to a community-wide sale in Saukville WI (supposed to be over 80 sales) . . . anyone near there??

Its a good hour away and I bailed on the idea.

Today was the second Saturday in a row with strong rain in the AM . . . crap!

#1686 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12468 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:43 PM

^^^Got rained out today as well, but I did make it to 2 sales before the downpour began.


I did hit 1 sale yesterday and here is a brief story...

I saw one of the usual suspects talking to the guy running the sale. He always buys electronics (he must resell them on CL, because he buys pretty much everything).

As he is talking to the owner about a stereo receiver, I pick up a xbox and start looking through the bundle and games. I wait patiently with the box because I do not want to interrupt their conversation.

The guy sees me holding the box and says to the owner "How much for the xbox?"

The owner replies $25 and the guy says "I'll take that too". Now this was early in the morning and it only came with a sport's game and a halo game w /guide so I didn't start an argument.

Now this guy is on my shit list. I am hitting the sales hard next weekend and I am going to cock block him whenever possible. It just bothers me that he started hitting my territory the past couple of years. He should respect his Garage Sale Elders (though I am probably younger than him). ;)




Here are my finds from 1 sale.


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Dealer's Choice game



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Fisher Price stuff.

OK another story similar to the first...

:bomb: As I am picking up my FP stuff a lady comes up and grabs the horses that come with the farm and some other pieces. I wasn't feeling confrontational, but I said. "I think those go with this (and I pointed to the farm I was buying)" She said "Well I bought one last week and it didn't have any people." She then offered/handed the owner $1 total for the pieces and left the sale before hearing the owner's answer.

That one really pissed me off, but it is her first offense against me, so I will let it slide. :lol:




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I did have these in my pile already as another chick tried to buy them from under me.

I ended up paying $7 total for everything mainly because the owner felt bad about what happened. I didn't bother trying to negotiate since it started to rain. I still got a pretty good deal since he originally wanted $20 for everything.

I don't know, it is not as fun as it used to be. I may retire from Garage Saleing.

#1687 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2361 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:30 PM

Ok, I only had one find today but it was pretty amazing.

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Genesis games - all complete unless otherwise noted
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More Genesis stuff and other stuff
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Now to the main attraction.
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N64 system w/ power & AV plus expansion pack (no controllers)

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A whole crap load of N64 games
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For all this I paid $40. Which is pretty damn good in my book. I couldn't believe how many N64 games were in that box, and not a single sports game. Time to sell some extras though, I'm running out of space again.

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#1688 beard.  

Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:04 PM

wow wow wow. great score

#1689 tarouza   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   463 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:27 PM

I had a pretty good day myself for once picked up the following

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Looks complete $3

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1 buck for the hell of it

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5 bucks i needed a new chair

And my mother load

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Thats a PS2, Guitar Hero 3 bundle, 2 controllers 1 wireless, 2 mem cards, DVD remote, 28 PS2 games and 8 PS1 games all for $45.
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#1690 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3551 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:35 PM

I needed to protect a cute girl from space aliens late last night so today was completely casual. I headed for my usual senior center haunt and picked up a Gameboy Advance link cable and Gameboy Advance SP adaptor for $4. I figured I was okay on this considering the Pokemon Yellow cart hidden in the back of the bag ;) It was a weird way for a seller to put a bundle together if you ask me, but I'm not complaining (at least until I see a dead battery XD)

#1691 elessar123  

Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:48 PM

Sorry, camera battery died, and we haven't found the charger for it yet.

Got up at 6:10 to go about 40 minutes away, cause there seemed to be more sales up there, and we've never garage saled up there. It was mostly a mistake, since two of the four community sales were much smaller than advertised (60+ had about 10, 24 unit one had... 1).

Did a lot less haggling than usuaul for whatever reason.... Didn't do too bad, but probably won't bother driving that far in the future for garage saling.

First stop, 40 minutes away, advertised anime, manga, cosplay, games, etc.
Got Card Captor Sakura manga vol 1-6, six Artemis Fowl books (not pictured, GF wants to read them before sending them to her brother), and Dirge of Cerebus (BL) for $10.
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Heavy Rain was marked $20, while Oddworld Munch's Oddessey, Sex and the City, and Eragon were marked $1 each. Offered $20 for all of it, he asked for $21~$22, and as I said $21, he said he would take $20... oh well. Been wanting Heavy Rain for $20 or below, so I didn't mind paying it.
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Church sale benefitting cancer or some other benefit had Doom 3, Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, and Breakdown for $3 a piece. They also had this Puzz3D for $2, and a plate that we saw a week or two before for $2 (instead of $10-$15 we saw it at before). Didn't haggle, since it's not exactly a bad cause...
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Bought 5 CDs with the Ravenheart/Amazon game for $5. They wanted $7. Probably could have asked for less, but oh well. Point Blank was $1, lady was asking for $2.

Kinex 3' ferris wheel, $7.
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Lego Mindstorms Robotic Invention 1.5, $2.
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Not sure if I did well on this lot yet... hope the Guild Wars thing s worth something, especially since the game inside is unopened. But she wrote on the box =( Paid $20 for everything. I didn't want the WoW battlechest at all, but she threw that in with Guild Wars expansions for free when I offered to buy the rest.
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Find of the day, one of the last stops on our way back home (not pictured cause I don't want to bother taking them out of the bin.
3x N64s, 2x rumble packs, a few N64 controllers, 1x Sega Saturn (no cables at all), 2x PS1s, 1x black Dreamcast, a couple games (:dc:Silent Scope, :dc:World Series Baseball 2k1, :dc:Virtual Cop in the DC, a sports game in the Saturn, Soul Reaver in one PS1, haven't opened the second PS1, (n64)Star Wars Shadows of the Empire, (n64)Tonic Trouble, (n64)JetForce Gemini, (n64)Star Wars Episode 1 Racer, (n64)Wave Racer 64)
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Not pictured: 25-30 books and a pig..piggy bank for kids that counts.

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#1692 ChristianElise   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   1 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:50 PM

Do you have this console for sale? If so I'd like to buy it o any other N64 complete console. Please contact me @ christian_elise@hotmail.com and we can figure out a payment method. Thanks!


N64 lot - $3 for all
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#1693 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2361 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:59 PM

Wait, what? Quoting my posts from last week?

Nice finds, guys.

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#1694 legendarydogs   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1214 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 11:24 PM

Where do you guys looks for yard sales? Like the news paper or online or something?

#1695 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 12:06 AM

Where do you guys looks for yard sales? Like the news paper or online or something?


I look at my local paper and consult with craigslist (although not many people in my town use CL).

While I hit the listed ones, I also drive along major streets looking for signs. My city (pop. near 100,000) has a number of streets that are natural for posting signs. I like the half-assed sale most of all because the sellers will often sell cheap. Often the people who list videogames in ads (esp. CL in my experience) want the most money for them.

#1696 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1749 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 01:11 AM

^^I found a tg-16 with 10 games about a month ago everything works great except the turbo pad. If your looking to sell/trade the pad let me know.


If you haven't already I'd recommend taking the controller apart and cleaning it. The controller I bought at the flea market a few years back was completely dead but doing this got it working perfectly.

Wow - Congrats FOnewearl on that TG-16 find! I have never seen one in the wild around here.


VERY Nice find on the TG 16. I think Toys R Us sold them too, I remember seeing pictures of the demo kiosk and the systems on clearance, they went on clearance after a while (along with the Turbografx handheld). I have never seen Turbografx stuff in the wild at all here.

I guess its concieveable that I could find it here, its just that I don't think we even had TRU then in my area, it was child world, which was basically like TRU but without the giraffe mascot.

People are really stupid to leave stuff in the rain, they obviously don't realize that electronics get ruined and no one will want them after its all been waterlogged. This tells me that they really don't value any of their stuff at all.


Thanks, thanks & thanks (to schultzed below), I never would have guessed that I would have lucked into a number of these games if I only knew I was going to run into a TG-16 bundle but didn't know what games would be included.

I can relate on the whole TRU bit SaraAB, we got a TRU around my area somewhere during the 16 bit era so it was too late to carry TG16 stuff. I'm sure they clearanced much of it out and even seem to remember tripping over some stuff with clearance tags from TRU on eBay even though I wasen't looking for it.

The sale I was at that was rained on I was thinking they must not care about the stuff and would sell it dirt cheap, at least they didn't have any electronics out.

Fuck

Nice find . . . that is a sweet bundle. I had a TG16 that I bought at a resale shop for $10. It was complete in original box but the missing the pack in game (Keith Courage). I bought a complete copy of the game on half.com for a few bucks and sold the sys for well over $100.

I was going to go to a community-wide sale in Saukville WI (supposed to be over 80 sales) . . . anyone near there??

Its a good hour away and I bailed on the idea.


Personally I'm not big on driving too far away to go yardsaling, I was thinking about going to a community sale in an area I never YSed being about 20-25 minutes away, not as far away as your example but besides that I wouldn't know the streets like I do around the areas I normally go to. I always figure maybe next year on this particular community sale when I see it advertised.
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#1697 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1749 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 01:23 AM

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At the end of the day I saw some free stuff which was put out from a sale that was done for the day. Stopped by on the way back down the road and grabbed this box for what I saw hidden down in the bottom.

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Spyro: Year of The Dragon (GH, Complete) - $1
7 PC Games (3 With Guides, All of Which Look To Be Complete) - $3
Castlevania: SOTN (Complete, GH) & 7 PS1 Demos (New) - $12


Spyro was $2 took a buck. Decent number of PC games at one sale were asking a buck each and the lady let it be know that she was serious about getting rid of stuff as I started looking around. Picked out a few and offered $3 which was taken no problems. I only knew about the Diablo guide, the other 2 were nice little surprises that I found jammed in the game boxes when I got home.

Castlevania was $10 from a guy I went to school with so I didn't bother to try and haggle it down at all and the demos were from a guy that used to work at EBgames about 10 years ago I said I was thinking a buck or two for them and he said he'd do two, I actually also had a Harvest Moon: Back To Nature demo also that was generic looking like the Gauntlet Legends demo that I hope I left in my car and didn't somehow leave behind at the sale.

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N64 Bundle & GBC (No Battery Cover) - $24
Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World - $2
GameBoy Printer - $1


The GBC was a buck and as I went to pay for it I offered $20 for the N64 bundle which was marked rather high at $45. The guy countered with $25 to which I offered to meet in the middle and he ended it at $23. Asking $3 for the GBA game, offered a buck and took the counter of $2. GameBoy Printer said "make offer" of which I did in a dollar.

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SNES Mini With Everything Needed And 16 Games - $20
A dozen SNES Games - $5


Asked about games and was told no but was called back as I was walking away as the lady remembered an SNES they had. Brought it out and was told up front as they showed it to me that I could have it for $20 which I did. Asked about games at another sale to which the guy said he had some SNES games in the attic, brought them down and after I looked them over I offered $5 which was taken.

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#1698 Captain_Insano16   Has a ton of stuff FS/FT! CAGiversary!   2739 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 02:05 AM

At the end of the day I saw some free stuff which was put out from a sale that was done for the day. Stopped by on the way back down the road and grabbed this box for what I saw hidden down in the bottom.


Man, I've been looking for a National Guard key chain!

Seriously though.... what is that?
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#1699 Captain_Insano16   Has a ton of stuff FS/FT! CAGiversary!   2739 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 02:21 AM

I actually got to hit some yard sales this morning! Didn't see anything old school at all today.

At the first one I stopped at, I got a complete cooking momma DS for $1. Lady was selling it because it scares her kid (I guess when Mama gets mad and all).

At another one, I picked up 5x misc rock CDs for .50 each and 3 hardback books for .50 each...

One of the books was "Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee". I originally just thought it would be interesting to check out, and then I got home and noticed one was a signed limited edition! (#138 of 3000). So with that in mind, I checked out the amazon listings for it (after reading all the recent book flipping posts)...... and damn!There are 2 "collectible" listings for the signed limited editions.... one is an ex-library book (#561) in good shape for like $45, the other is in like new shape (#2958) and listed at $250!?!? The one I got was like new, doesn't look like it was ever even read.

So, here's a question for all you pro book resellers.... what should I list it at?



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#1700 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12468 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:23 AM

Man, I've been looking for a National Guard key chain!

Seriously though.... what is that?


It's a Xbox, I believe.

One of the books was "Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee". I originally just thought it would be interesting to check out, and then I got home and noticed one was a signed limited edition! (#138 of 3000). So with that in mind, I checked out the amazon listings for it (after reading all the recent book flipping posts)...... and damn!There are 2 "collectible" listings for the signed limited editions.... one is an ex-library book (#561) in good shape for like $45, the other is in like new shape (#2958) and listed at $250!?!? The one I got was like new, doesn't look like it was ever even read.

So, here's a question for all you pro book resellers.... what should I list it at?


Stan Lee's autograph on any certified item rarely is for sale under $100. There is one on ebay for $99. A couple sold at 49.99 BIN. I would undercut the amazon guy at 249.95.

#1701 elessar123  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:25 AM

Where do you guys looks for yard sales? Like the news paper or online or something?


I use pretty much Craigslist exclusively. I've found printed papers to be pretty worthless in San Diego, with a tiny fraction listed in newspapers and pennysaver. A lot of them pop up Friday night. Like a full page or two in a matter of a few hours.

I usually don't like going more than 20 minutes away for sales either, so I usually stay in a radius. I can choose almost any direction and go 20 miles though, cause there's huge ground to cover. So we usually see on Friday what direction to go based on the ones we'd most like to hit and/or the most amount listed, then focus on that direction.

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#1702 voltanis99   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:49 AM

I haven't seen anything worthwhile in craigslist for some time now. Don't really want to drive more than 20 mins away

If you expect people to obey, let it be reasonable


 


#1703 Doomstink   AUTOBOT Retailer Representative   2882 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:29 AM

$29.99 under NEW heading and start your description in CAPS with SIGNED! #XXX of XXX....


Why on Earth would you price something in new condition $15 lower than an ex-library book. You sir, are part of the reason I hated selling on Amazon. That's a $220 undercut of the closest comparable book. Absolutely ridiculous, there's no reason to price that much lower than the market rate.

#1704 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2070 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 07:20 AM

Why on Earth would you price something in new condition $15 lower than an ex-library book. You sir, are part of the reason I hated selling on Amazon. That's a $220 undercut of the closest comparable book. Absolutely ridiculous, there's no reason to price that much lower than the market rate.

He probably wanted to buy it for cheap!

#1705 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 01:06 PM

Why on Earth would you price something in new condition $15 lower than an ex-library book. You sir, are part of the reason I hated selling on Amazon. That's a $220 undercut of the closest comparable book. Absolutely ridiculous, there's no reason to price that much lower than the market rate.


lol no, I just missed typing a 1 ... my bad

#1706 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1749 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:52 AM

Man, I've been looking for a National Guard key chain!

Seriously though.... what is that?


It's an Xbox system as somebody mentioned that caught my eye, if your interested in the National Guard lanyard and are willing to pay what it would cost to have it shipped to you drop me a PM.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:22 AM

It's an Xbox system as somebody mentioned that caught my eye, if your interested in the National Guard lanyard and are willing to pay what it would cost to have it shipped to you drop me a PM.


Nah, Thanks though.... I was just kidding about the key chain.

Congrats on the free xbox!
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#1708 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2010 - 11:13 AM

I did have these in my pile already as another chick tried to buy them from under me.

I don't know, it is not as fun as it used to be. I may retire from Garage Saleing.


Some pretty rough experiences.

Do you think its just because its the end of the season and there aren't many sales to go to?

I have to make some time to get my finds posted (not much stuff but I owe it to you guys) :-)

I've been very busy with family, stuff and watching football. Go Packers!

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#1709 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:46 AM

Both Friday and Saturday were so-so outings . . . season is winding down here and Sat. had rain.

I saw some Xbox titles at one sale and picked out Sonic and SW RC and got them for $3:
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I passed on Battlefront II and afterwords discovered it had some value. Luckily I was able to go back and then noticed the Streetfighter game . . . $3 for the second pair.

I was driving by one tiny driveway sale and I almost didn't stop but I saw a few books on a table . . . so I got out of the car. The books were junk and I was headed out when I noticed a smallish box under a table loaded with baby clothes . . .
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A Genny marked $10 . . . then I looked through the games that were in the box:
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I was pretty sure that ToeJam and Earl would be worth something . . . so I pitched $5 for all which was accepted. I should have asked why they had 2 copies . . .

Sat. was a rainy disaster . . . but I did hit a few sales.

Saw this Game Gear for $8 (car and AC power) with one Sonic game. The woman wouldn't budge. Of course the sound doesn't work . . . but the headphone jack does.
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Saw this PS1 lot marked $25 . . . was about to skip it when I noticed the portable screen and MGS (which is worth a few bucks).
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I gave the guy a bid of $10 and he said sure.
I'm sure that if one of you guys would've found it, it would have come with 20 high-end RPGs. :-) But I only find cruddy bundles :-(
I checked the CD-case later to find mostly junk but a Dino Crisis and RE3 . . . which lifted the deal.

Of course, once my kids saw the portable screen (in great shape) they wanted to keep it. They did play it in the car the next day on a drive. I wonder if I should sell it all as bundle or list the screen separate.

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#1710 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1749 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:25 AM

Nah, Thanks though.... I was just kidding about the key chain.

Congrats on the free xbox!


Fuck

My sarcasm detector didn't pick that up at all you seemed serious as a heart attack lol
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