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Official 2012 Yard Sale Thread


#751 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2224 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:51 PM

I blame the gf for the busts I had this last weekend. She said she wanted to go, but then when the alarm went off I couldn't get her out of bed. By the time I got to the first place it was 8:30 - blargh. As I get there somebody is walking away with like 2 big boxes of stuff. Minute later I ask he has any games and he said he just sold to a guy who bought everything. Xbox, dreamcast, nintetndo, etc. I assume it was the guy who was leaving as I got there.

I heard that 4 times on Saturday. Weather it was some old nintendo games, gba games, or whatever. Each time I got back in the car she just would just sheepishly say "I'm sorry".

Aside from games I was walking up to a sale where as guy was negotiating for a bunch of old models. Bought a huge bunch of them for 10 bucks. One I recognize from people asking for a 100 on it on ebay. I don't know much about models (except I use to hate them when I built them and the only one I even finished was some master grade gundam RX-78) but I would've grabbed those easily. That earned another sorry from her since we were like 5 minutes late to each scene.

The only pick ups were:

Axis and Allies board game (used) - 50 cents
Pride & Prejudice DVD (sealed) - 1.00
both at the first sale

sealed Nascar Monopoly - 3.00
- maybe I should've passed since it doesn't seem like much. Maybe at Christmas time?

Tinker Toys - .25
- looked like an old vintage can (I sold a bunch I found in my grandmother's attic for a lot of money so we grabbed. Get it home - from 2001)

Magic (starring Anthony Hopkins) - .50
- got it because it looked interesting. Watched it and then sold it for like 9 bucks, so that was cool at least.

I'm keeping Axis and Allies and that is probably it. Maybe this weekend will be better.

#752 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3551 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:46 PM

The only pick ups were:

Axis and Allies board game (used) - 50 cents


Which version of Axis and Allies do you have? Some of the older editions can be decent flips :bouncy:
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#753 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2224 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:48 PM

Which version of Axis and Allies do you have? Some of the older editions can be decent flips :bouncy:


I will have to pull it out of the bottom of my closet now and check. If it is a decent flip and worth the effort I may since I don't have many people to play games with these days. My copy of Cataan and Puerto Rice have been sealed for about 2 years and I haven't played Tenjo is probably 5 years.

#754 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

She said she wanted to go, but then when the alarm went off I couldn't get her out of bed.


You gotta push on out without her and double back for her later. The start is crucial.

#755 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12499 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

You gotta push on out without her and double back for her later. The start is crucial.


I agree, friends and family slow you down...

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#756 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2224 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

You gotta push on out without her and double back for her later. The start is crucial.


She wouldn't dare oversleep now. I kind of like having the extra set of eyes looking for stuff. If she overslept now she knows she would regret it though (joking....? maybe)

#757 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:03 PM

Only went to 3 sales since I was leaving town. Picked up
Conker
Scarface
Silent hill 2
XBOX- all for $1 each


I agree, friends and family slow you down...


Yeh that's why I like going alone.

#758 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2078 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:02 AM

Time to catch up on my finds for the year. I'll start with this past weekend (5-26-12).


Ran across a sale while on lunch Friday, picked up the following for $23.

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Started out at 7:15 Saturday morning. One sale that opened at 8:00 advertised Nintendo items, so I decided to swing by one closer to home first that opens at 7:00. I show up at the address and it's a no-show. I proceed to the sale that advertised Nintendo games and arrived 20 minutes early. Apparently I should have been 22 minutes early. As soon as I pull up, I see a guy in his mid 40's starting to make a stack of cartriges. Fuck. I walk up there and start looking at the DVDs near the games and the guy takes a defensive stance to block me away from the game area. There are a few NES, a few SNES and a ton of N64. He then refers to the lady running the sale by name asking how much for all of them. I'm guessing they know eachother from resaling. The lady helping with the sale asks why they are so cheap....I look over and see price tags of .25 each. FUUUUUU...... At this point I'm getting pissed that I got beat out on a nice deal by minutes, especially since I wasted time on the no-show. There was a SNES and N64 consoles for $5 each, but I was too pissed to mess with it. As I was leaving I heard the total of $7.50 for the games. Fuck.

I go to the next sale I had noted and it also was a no-show. The next sale was actually the one I went to the previous day. Grabbed these for $12. More of an angry impulse buy.
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$2 at a random sale with no other game related items. Sealed!
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Went to a sale about 10 miles outside of town that advertised GameCube games. They told me the GC games went with the system but they couldn't find the cords. They had set the system and games to the side and were not going to sell them. Told them I would buy it without the cords. Everything in the picture for $33. I was happy to finally get Zelda Collectors Edition and RPG Maker.
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Last sale of the day: Pac-Man lunchbox $2 and Battletoads/Double Dragon $4. Complete!
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I'll list my previous week's finds soon.

Edited by Invicta 61, 31 May 2012 - 09:13 AM.

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#759 leecy  

Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

Went to a tag sale that advertised Xbox 360 games and guides, ended up spending $91.50. See spoiler for pics.


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Guides:

Dead Space $2
Mass Effect $2
Mass Effect 2 $2
The Last Remnant $2
Metal Gear Solid 4 $3
Fable $2
Uncharted 2 $2
Infinite Undiscovery $2
Dungeons & Dragons Heroes $1
Star Wars The Force Unleashed $2
Shenmue $1
Borderlands $3
God of War Collection $2

Darksiders comic $1.50
Mass Effect poster $.50
Soul Caliber Link cel art $3
Star Wars DVD Trilogy $10
Dragonlance movie $3

XBOX Fatal Frame $3
XBOX Star Wars KOTOR $3
XBOX Star Wars Battlefront 2 $3
XBOX Shenmue 2 $2
XBOX Doom 3 $2
XBOX Silent Hill 2 $2
XBOX Dungeons & Dragons Heroes $3
XBOX 360 Viva Pinata $4
PC Morrowind GOTY $3
PC American Mcgee's Alice $3
PS2 Valkyrie Profile 2 $3
Yoga DVD $3
Fallout 3 Making of DVD $2
Fallout 3 Artbook $2
Fallout 3 Preorder soundtrack $1
3 PS1 controllers $3
PS2 controller $1.50
Xbox green controller $3
Spanish book (for mom) $1

Discs range from good/excellent, and all games have their manuals. All the guides seem to be in pretty good shape. They had a ton of games and guides left, but I'm not real familiar with which guides are valuable. I'll probably go back tomorrow.

#760 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10386 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:22 PM

Getting pumped for a 150 house yard sale this weekend

#761 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1829 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:32 PM

Hit up five today. Only game stuff I saw was at one and they had three or four PSOne demo discs, a shovelware PC game and a Nintendo Gamecube zip up disc holder. Passed on all of it. I did get my sole pickup there, though, Taken on DVD for 50 cents. I'd just mentioned to a friend on Monday or Tuesday that I needed to see that movie.

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#762 SnesGuy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   154 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

Well browsed a few sales today. My sole pick ups were some DVD's ;)
..well and a breathalyzer o.0
Firefly complete, Dune colectors set, and children of dune.
all (including the breathalyzer) $8

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Well the other day i picked up some NES games at my pawn shop. heres what i got for $25


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Well after hitting the sales, thought id go back and have a second look.
I ended up asking what they'd take for the box of what i didnt buy before.
They took $25 for 35 games.

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Then, stopped at the random ethnic dollar store. got a harry potter TCG
from '02 for $1 (2 player starter pack) I couldnt stop myself 0.o
could you resist? 10yo sealed TCG for a buck >_<

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edit - after checking ebay, saw they sell for about $9 - $15 + $5 s/h
Just went back and bought the other 5 sets lol.

Edited by SnesGuy, 01 June 2012 - 06:53 PM.


#763 ChuckT   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:25 PM

I always make a point to email the local yard ads in case anyone has video game for sale (makes the day easier to plan). Received a reply a few miles from my house, and the woman advertising the lot invited me over to take a look early. Here's what I picked up:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75600394@N07/7316585430/


Lots of boxed goodness. Sadly, very few games, but everything is in pristine condition. Especially excited about the boxed Superman 64, for some unknown reason. Now have three boxed Genesis systems, so time to start flipping.

Now if I could only figure out how to embed my photos in my posts, I'd be all set...

#764 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2078 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:30 AM

Now if I could only figure out how to embed my photos in my posts, I'd be all set...


Try using www.Imageshack.us
Once you upload your image you will have several choices of links including one for forums. Copy. Paste. and maybe even include spoiler tags for those still running 56k. :roll:

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#765 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:56 AM

Here's what I picked up:


Nice job. How much did you pay?

#766 kermit036   ready P1 CAGiversary!   301 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:13 AM

Now if I could only figure out how to embed my photos in my posts, I'd be all set...


with Flickr copy and paste the BBCode under the "Share" drop down menu above the photo.

#767 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2078 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:08 AM

I'm on vacation this week so I was looking forward to some Friday sales for once. Unfortunatly mother nature had other ideas. Rain and 50 degree weather are not ideal for sales. A small city 20 miles away is having a festival, so there were a few to check out.

Found Banjo-Tooie CIB with guide for $10. Was about to pass but got it anyway since it was complete and in nice shape. The N64 controller is CIB and basically new, paid $5. She threw in the off brand rumble pack for free. She also had Banjo-Kazooie CIB for $10 without guide and a Star-Wars N64 console CIB for $40. Passed on those.
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Found this Cinnamon GameBoy Advance SP for $5. The lady said her son had put it out less than five minutes ago. Everything works nicely and charges no problem. The Simpsons Road Rage sucks.

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A bunch of old dusty cartridges in the corner of a garage $1. I love mystery Genny carts! (9 out of 10 times they are Madden) Also the Power Joy PJ-008 84 in 1, too bad I don't have a Famicom.
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Star-Wars plug in Millennium Falcon $1.50, Ms. Pac-Man wireless plug n' play $3. The Star-Wars game is as fun to play as you would expect.
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Non-gaming BS:
Obsessed with Star-Wars $4, includes questions from the movies through the expanded universe. Star-Wars The Ultimate Visual Guide $2. The visual guide is fucking awesome!
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Hot Wheels Service Center foldaway garage $5. I had one of these when I was a kid and it was one of my favorite toys so I had to have it. Other than the stickers falling off due to age it is clean and in great shape. Now that I have it home I don't know what to do with it. Guess that type of stuff is best left as a memory.
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#768 ChuckT   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:37 AM

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Random Lot of Games and Accessories by ChuckT2012

Success. I paid $90 for the lot. I'm going to flip about half of the items, and put the rest in the man cave.

#769 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3073 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:17 AM

Oh man, I used to love that Hot Wheels Service Center. I wish I could find one for that price. My son loves cars right now (anything with wheels, really) and I think he would really get a kick out of that. He's outgrowing a lot of his annoying musical crap and I think he's ready to start getting more "big boy" toys.

#770 CookieParty   Artist formerly known as Burritoman CAGiversary!   3260 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

I scored today! All this stuff was mixed in with some $1 DVDs. $10 for all.

PS2
Bard's Tale
Unlimited Saga
Zone of Enders w/ MGS2 Demo
Max Payne
Max Payne 2
Tomb Raider Legend
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Aeon Flux
Gauntlet Dark Legacy
Midnight Club 3

DS

Ridge Racer DS

Heading home after lunch with my grandmother, and see a neighbor cleaning up after a sale, she puts a large plastic box out beside the trash can. Inside there was a Dreamcast, 4 controllers, Quake 3, MLB 2k1, Tony Hawk, Dave Mirra, Sega VMUs, all the hookups, and the thing works pretty well. Very nice for free.

Great, now another one of those damn things to unload.

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#771 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11838 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:26 PM

Got a VERY late start this morning, thanks to my daughter keeping us up very late last night. I did manage a few keeper finds, amongst a slew of resellable stuff:

NIB Wacom Graphire 4x5 tablet +mouse for $5
Futurama Seasons 2-4 for $4 each
Taiko Drum Master, complete in box for $5
Cyclops and The Phoenix Might Muggs, loose, for .50 each.


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#772 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10386 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:26 PM

Lake Tapps sale was kinda of a bust. Lots of overpriced xboxs and rockband stuff. I passed on a broken 360 for free and a Asus Transformer for $350. Saw a few $5 360 games Crackdown 2, Halo Odst, Crysis 2 but a 10 yr snatched them all. I did snag a a small like new philliPS SVD player for $4 and a copy of SW Battlefront 2 for ps2 for $5.

#773 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12499 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:44 PM

Taiko Drum Master, complete in box for $5


I just saw one of these the other day for $15 CIB, but I couldn't pull the trigger. $5 is a steal!

#774 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5440 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:51 PM

Picked up the yellow Pokemon Pikachu for 25 cents and a copy of unreal tournament for the XBox for $1.

Non gaming find would be a forgotten realms D&D book for a quarter.

#775 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:09 PM

Eh... alright day today. Should make around 60 bucks.

$2 for a Gameboy Advance original model.
$5 for a PS2 slim missing cables
$5 for N64 system with Expansion Pack

#776 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5440 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:50 PM

I forgot to mention that I also found a real pinball machine today, if I had space to put it, I would have bought it instantly. Its a rare find even though I didn't buy it. The machine was Sinbad and it was at a church rummage sale, it was $200 but there was a sign on it that said needed repair. I took pictures of it and the machine sold about 5 min after I took the pictures.

#777 CookieParty   Artist formerly known as Burritoman CAGiversary!   3260 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:35 AM

Another find for me!

Went to eat some Chinese food. Church nearby was having a rummage sale earlier, and people were cleaning up. Lady was carrying a box of stuff to the dumpster. She said I could have whatever, but it would be cool if I made a donation to the children's clothing fund (I think) and helped lug stuff to the garbage.

Had a 5 and a 10 on me, so gave her the 10. Notable saves were: Tomb Raider Anniversary, Rogue Galaxy, and Red Dead Revolver for PS2. Some books and DVDs for the wife. I actually did toss some shovelware and a few that were probably used for surfboards in a gravel driveway along with VHS tapes, a VCR, and other 20 year old junk.

All in all, I had a pretty kickass day, not gonna be going out or trading for a while, over the past 4 weeks or so I have massacred my want list.

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#778 Animal7390   Something Clever CAGiversary!   2147 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:04 AM

For $70, I got something like $500 in Amazon value. Lots of cool sci-fi and horror. I wonder what I missed by not getting there 30 min. earlier.


i am interested to know what you picked up that added up to about 500 in credit.
my trade list doesnt have anything in it right now, but it will someday. soon. hopefully. maybe.

Games List (60% complete)

DVD List (75% complete)


A game store here was running a tournament and a guy I know went to the restroom and got some fabreeze and totally fabreezed some fat smelly guy, It was awsome!!


#779 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:12 AM

No video games to speak of this morning, but I did get a out of the box but unused Quinny Buzz stroller for $20.

THe only game-related item I found was a complete in box Game boy Game Genie for $1.

#780 elessar123  

Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:19 AM

i am interested to know what you picked up that added up to about 500 in credit.


Probably textbooks.