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#1261 CookieParty   Artist formerly known as Burritoman CAGiversary!   3260 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:39 PM

Drawn to Life Spongebob DS
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter PS2
NBA Ballers Phenom PS2

$2 for all. Only wanted Spongebob because my nephew loves that shit.

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#1262 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2342 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:58 PM

The sales have been brutally awful for about a month now but I finally picked up some stuff today.

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:gc: Luigi's Mansion, :xbox: Hitman Contracts, :xbox: JSRF/Sega GT Combo, :ps2: Onimusha 2, GB Pokemon Red & Pokemon Blue - $.50 each
:ps3: LBP GOTY Edition $3
:360: Armored Core 4 $5
:dvd: Aladdin Platinum Ed. $2.

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:gc: Platinum Wavebird w/ receiver - $3
:360: Wired Controller - $3
:wii: Classic Controller Pro - $3
SNES Console w/ controller, PageMaster, Lion King, SMW+SMAS, ACME Animation Factory - $6

Not a bad day overall, but at the sale where I got LBP a guy who had gotten there before me was buying a handful of at least 7-8 PS3 games AND a Kinect, and he got them for like $20. If I had been there a minute sooner...sigh.

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#1263 ferant316   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   828 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:56 PM

I don't know how to put today in to words. I spent 8 hours and went to a little over 100 yard sales, across 15 towns/cities. The morning was pretty brutal, so I probably overpaid a little for that stuff. I went to one sale that advertised "tons of video games and systems" and they had 1 UMD movie, they were going to sell the PSP with it but the son changed his mind. They insisted a UMD was a combination game and movie. Anyways, we got some rain showers out of nowhere which led to what may be my best score of the summer but I'm withholding that picture til last. These are the gaming items I found:

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Then I decided to go to a more little more affluent of an area where I found these:
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So then after going to a lot of sales and completely striking out I had one more on the way home that advertised "Playstation Games" that their son left behind when moving to college. They weren't high on my priority list because I figured they'd be PS1 sports titles or something if a gamer left them behind. So I got there and there were no Playstation games to be found, so I ended up asking. Apparently it rained pretty hard while they were setting up, and worried about more rain they were only selling the stuff that was already wet. The mother ran into her house to grab the box and brought it to me:
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#1264 Ferrari Racer   Reporter for CAGNetwork CAGiversary!   4563 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:02 PM

Just like Friday I got some amazing deals again! Today it was mostly video games instead of toys and other random things.

$15 for the entire NES bundle. FOURTY ONE GAMES!!! Four controllers, and some accessories like a NES cleaning kit, 2 guns, and a Camerica Freedom Connection.
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$15 for this PS2 bundle. PS2 slim silver and 22 games. Mostly sports games sadly. Also game with a Rock Band receiver, which goes for $20-$25 on eBay so I'll probably sell that.
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$10 for this Atari 5200 with 18 games, 2 official controllers, and 2 3rd party controllers. Wow this thing is ugly!
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Windows Operating System 3.1 and IBM Storyboard Plus for $4. Both are BRAND NEW! Hopefully I can make quite a bit of money off of 3.1 if I sell it on eBay.
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Also I got a iPod Nano 8GB, 4th gen for $40. I don't really like it. Luckily a friend is going to trade his 7th gen iPod Classic for it plus I'm giving him $40. So i'm pretty much getting the iPod 7th gen classic for $80.

#1265 DCpinoy  

Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:28 PM

Wow, totally jealous of your finds Ferrari and Ferant.

#1266 RenoTurk11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   345 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 10:35 PM

What am I doing wrong :( I went out the past 3 saturdays and today and found nothing. The only gaming related thing some kid had was a Game Gear with 4 games with it (NBA Jam, Sonic and some other crap) but the back part to cover the batteries was missing as well as the cords. I wasn't sure if it was even worth buying. Kid was asking for like $35 so I passed.

How do you guys find these places? I'm jealous :( I'm in NJ too, which usually has a ton of sales around me. I hit up around 20 today.
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#1267 Ferrari Racer   Reporter for CAGNetwork CAGiversary!   4563 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 10:39 PM

What am I doing wrong :( I went out the past 3 saturdays and today and found nothing. The only gaming related thing some kid had was a Game Gear with 4 games with it (NBA Jam, Sonic and some other crap) but the back part to cover the batteries was missing as well as the cords. I wasn't sure if it was even worth buying. Kid was asking for like $35 so I passed.

How do you guys find these places? I'm jealous :( I'm in NJ too, which usually has a ton of sales around me. I hit up around 20 today.


Most of my best deals have been in middle class to lower class neighborhoods.

#1268 TheHeef   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2012 - 10:42 PM

Not only am I completely jealous, but I may just be done for the season. Already at a disadvantage because I can't go out on Friday, the heat here has just been brutal. No one's advertising games and I haven't had a free Saturday in almost a month. And anything game-related has either been shit, overpriced, or in most cases, both. It's all just frustrating.

#1269 ferant316   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   828 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:00 PM

What am I doing wrong :( I went out the past 3 saturdays and today and found nothing. The only gaming related thing some kid had was a Game Gear with 4 games with it (NBA Jam, Sonic and some other crap) but the back part to cover the batteries was missing as well as the cords. I wasn't sure if it was even worth buying. Kid was asking for like $35 so I passed.

How do you guys find these places? I'm jealous :( I'm in NJ too, which usually has a ton of sales around me. I hit up around 20 today.


Get lost. And I don't mean that in a mean-get-out-of-here way. I mean I literally write a list of Craigslist posts for yard sales within a certain area, arrange them to go in sequence to avoid back tracking and I don't use a GPS I just go down random streets following yard sale signs and stop at every single one. Ask the people at the yard sale (customers and the people holding it) if they know of other yard sales in the area, or how to get to the address of the next sale on your list. Sometimes they'll send you to an unadvertised sale (people do these, no CL, Newspaper or even street signs) or just route you down back roads to your next destination where you're more likely to see sales.

Also be nice. A lot of people don't do this, they'll talk crap about how bad/dirty/overpriced stuff is where the owners can hear. Complement them, tell them you're impressed because it must have been hard work, say they have nice stuff, etc. This will get you a long way with getting things not already out, or money off something. ASK. Almost none of the things I bought today were displayed out for sale. Some of my best finds have been asking if they had things and maybe it was in the kid's room and not the garage so it didn't make its way out. The only time to rush from sale to sale is 7am when all the dealers are out.

Also, just venting but I talked a seller down to $15 on an old pre-HDMI flat screen for my little sister which is honestly probably what it was worth. As I'm handing over the money someone comes over steps in front of my outstretched hand with money in it so they're between the seller and I and says "I'll give you $18 for it", and hands them the money while their wife grabbed the TV and ran to their van with it. That's just plain shitty.

#1270 TheHelix   CAGiversary! Silenced   2842 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:02 PM

Haven't been to a yard sale in a month. Car trouble the last two weeks, Comic Con this week, and working morning next week.

Nice finds though peeps.

#1271 Ferrari Racer   Reporter for CAGNetwork CAGiversary!   4563 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:09 PM


@ ferantThat's sad that woman would do that to you. I would have called her a b****.

#1272 junkie88   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   297 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:17 PM

Not only am I completely jealous, but I may just be done for the season. Already at a disadvantage because I can't go out on Friday, the heat here has just been brutal. No one's advertising games and I haven't had a free Saturday in almost a month. And anything game-related has either been shit, overpriced, or in most cases, both. It's all just frustrating.


Same way for me I stopped going for a couple of weeks do to frustration with the over pricing and bad condition. It really drives my crazy when someone pulls out a dusty, dirty NES and asks for $100 "because I seen them on eBay". I went out today and I was one of four people an hour early to look at an N64 listed in an ad. This older lady came out and said $70, way more than any of us wanted to pay for a dirty system with 10 hockey games. Between the crazy competition and the prices I almost always leave disappointed because the prices are to high or even worse I just overpaid because I wanted to buy something.

#1273 CookieParty   Artist formerly known as Burritoman CAGiversary!   3260 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:05 AM

Those hockey games were probably pretty awesome!

Jagr during his prime, possibly the last appearance of Gretzky on a game....

I love hockey but wouldn't give 2 cents for those N64 era pieces of crap.

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#1274 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5411 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:05 AM

This week takes the cake, I saw a house selling VHS tapes for TEN DOLLARS EACH! They were disney, but as far as I know nothing special. They also had a ton of other overpriced stuff, like obviously beat up toys for $20 each. I don't think anyone is going to pay that much for that stuff around here!

But... I did find these:

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The games were $5 each and the Blu Ray's $3 each

Here is a picture of the Go Video VCR I got last week its the large one on the bottom of the stack:

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#1275 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3083 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:16 AM

I had a decent day.

First Sale:
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$20 for all pictured:
Dreamcast Console w/ 4 controllers, 2 VMUs and Web Browser
NFL 2K
NFL Blitz 2000
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
NBA 2k
Speed Devils
Trick Style
Super Famicom games DBZ Super Butoden 2 and 3
SNES Super Metroid

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$1 for all pictured:
Sony PSP - 1001 (No charger, gotta see if it works, was told that it does.)
Carrying Case
Patapon
Ghost Recon 2
Spider Man 3 Movie

#1276 Ferrari Racer   Reporter for CAGNetwork CAGiversary!   4563 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:34 AM

This week takes the cake, I saw a house selling VHS tapes for TEN DOLLARS EACH! They were disney, but as far as I know nothing special. They also had a ton of other overpriced stuff, like obviously beat up toys for $20 each. I don't think anyone is going to pay that much for that stuff around here!

But... I did find these:

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The games were $5 each and the Blu Ray's $3 each

Here is a picture of the Go Video VCR I got last week its the large one on the bottom of the stack:

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I just bought that VCR 2 weeks ago. It's worth A LOT of money on eBay strangely. I have mine on there right now.

#1277 slowdive21   PUT SOME RESPECK ON MY NAME CAGiversary!   12145 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:34 AM

In 20 years of garage saling, I have never seen a Famicom game in the wild. We must not have enough Asians in the midwest. :lol:

That probably sounds racist, but I don't remember Famicom games ever being sold at retail in the midwest and I would imagine they were imported on the coasts.

#1278 Artrigis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   666 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:36 AM

It seriously surprises me when people sell psp's and DS's for under $5. Let alone $1 with games and a carrying case. Despite everyones great finds this week it looks like, I like youres best August.

Edit: Pictures are funner. Ill get some posted soon.

#1279 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3083 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:47 AM

I was as surprised as you guys, lol. Those Japanese games did NOT match up with the rest of the items there. I know I was the first there too, it was in my neighborhood. She had a beat to shit SNES and a few more SNES games, but I didn't bother with them.

Edited by AugustAPC, 15 July 2012 - 02:05 AM.


#1280 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5411 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:11 AM

I have never seen a famicom game in 12-13 years of yard sailing. I don't think I have seen any game of Japanese origin either. Other things I have never seen are a Vectrex, numerous other fairly uncommon game systems like atari jaguar etc... and a beta tape player. My family just asked me today if I have ever seen a beta tape player and I have not. I am guessing I have not seen one because perhaps they broke quickly, or they were expensive and not many people in my area bought them in the first place. If people didn't buy it in the first place then it would be impossible to find it second hand.

I have seen beta tapes, but actually, only one time at an actual yard sale. I have seen them a few times at thrifts though.

#1281 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5411 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:19 AM

I just bought that VCR 2 weeks ago. It's worth A LOT of money on eBay strangely. I have mine on there right now.


I paid 3$ for the Go Video, it does not have a remote however, but I do have the manuals, and lets face it, the price was REALLY cheap. I checked on ebay, and it doesn't seem to be worth a lot of money.. about $30... but maybe I just didn't look at the right listings. I just tested it quickly and it seems to work perfectly.

This is also the first go video I have seen in the wild. I almost crapped when I saw it, as I have wanted one since they came out. These things were $200-300 when they came out, some models cost even more. I looked at the manual and you can do a lot with it, including video editing. I will be using it to copy all of my grandma's old home movies, I won't have to worry about them deteroriating if we have multiple copies.

#1282 CookieParty   Artist formerly known as Burritoman CAGiversary!   3260 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:20 AM

It seriously surprises me when people sell psp's and DS's for under $5. Let alone $1 with games and a carrying case. Despite everyones great finds this week it looks like, I like youres best August.

Edit: Pictures are funner. Ill get some posted soon.


No joke because I want a PSP pretty badly and would gladly pay $5 for one, especially if it had a memory stick and games.

That's treasure hunting though, sometimes you find gold, sometimes you find shit.

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#1283 slowdive21   PUT SOME RESPECK ON MY NAME CAGiversary!   12145 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:21 AM

I have seen beta tapes, but actually, only one time at an actual yard sale. I have seen them a few times at thrifts though.


I'm still kicking myself. I saw a sealed E.T. Betamax tape for $1 and I left it about 7-8 years ago.

#1284 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3068 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

ZombieToast

Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:43 AM

I'd just sell it and then buy a used copy for myself to play, it's what I do whenever I find a sealed game.

I'd open that shit. There's just something fun about opening a new old game.


I have never seen a famicom game in 12-13 years of yard sailing. I don't think I have seen any game of Japanese origin either. Other things I have never seen are a Vectrex, numerous other fairly uncommon game systems like atari jaguar etc... and a beta tape player. My family just asked me today if I have ever seen a beta tape player and I have not. I am guessing I have not seen one because perhaps they broke quickly, or they were expensive and not many people in my area bought them in the first place. If people didn't buy it in the first place then it would be impossible to find it second hand.

I have seen beta tapes, but actually, only one time at an actual yard sale. I have seen them a few times at thrifts though.

I see beta max all the time. Where I was living before getting married, we only had two thrift stores (in a 50+ mile radius) and one of them always had beta players and shelves full of tapes. Most of them are probably still there. And there's a newer store near my house that had a couple of players, but they were at least $20. This place could have a turd in a bag and they'd still charge an assload of money for it.

#1285 Artrigis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   666 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:44 AM

Heres my haul this weekend. Not as impressive as my last few but I'm still really happy. Especially because my brother went with me and got an awesome deal on some speakers. Klipsch SP 1 pair for $30, They should resell for about $150 pretty easy, maybe more. He also got Generation Kill DVD for $1

But, on to the video games!

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So I made out alright, but really CL finds outperformed yard sales for me this week.

#1286 Obiwan456   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:54 AM

So, I had an amazing haul yesterday, but I already sold most of it. But the best stuff I still have, so I'll have pictures of them soon.

#1287 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5411 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:04 AM

I don't think $10 for that NES is all that bad, I have definitely seen worse lots go for a lot more than that, if I needed it I would pay $10 and source a power supply later on.

#1288 Ferrari Racer   Reporter for CAGNetwork CAGiversary!   4563 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:18 AM

I paid 3$ for the Go Video, it does not have a remote however, but I do have the manuals, and lets face it, the price was REALLY cheap. I checked on ebay, and it doesn't seem to be worth a lot of money.. about $30... but maybe I just didn't look at the right listings. I just tested it quickly and it seems to work perfectly.

This is also the first go video I have seen in the wild. I almost crapped when I saw it, as I have wanted one since they came out. These things were $200-300 when they came out, some models cost even more. I looked at the manual and you can do a lot with it, including video editing. I will be using it to copy all of my grandma's old home movies, I won't have to worry about them deteroriating if we have multiple copies.


You could get more than 30 even without the remote. Mine came with the remote and manual and i'm asking $80. It actually sold last week but the buyer realized it's the wrong VCR he was looking for so I reposted it.

#1289 RenoTurk11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   345 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:09 AM

Get lost. And I don't mean that in a mean-get-out-of-here way. I mean I literally write a list of Craigslist posts for yard sales within a certain area, arrange them to go in sequence to avoid back tracking and I don't use a GPS I just go down random streets following yard sale signs and stop at every single one. Ask the people at the yard sale (customers and the people holding it) if they know of other yard sales in the area, or how to get to the address of the next sale on your list. Sometimes they'll send you to an unadvertised sale (people do these, no CL, Newspaper or even street signs) or just route you down back roads to your next destination where you're more likely to see sales.

Also be nice. A lot of people don't do this, they'll talk crap about how bad/dirty/overpriced stuff is where the owners can hear. Complement them, tell them you're impressed because it must have been hard work, say they have nice stuff, etc. This will get you a long way with getting things not already out, or money off something. ASK. Almost none of the things I bought today were displayed out for sale. Some of my best finds have been asking if they had things and maybe it was in the kid's room and not the garage so it didn't make its way out. The only time to rush from sale to sale is 7am when all the dealers are out.

Also, just venting but I talked a seller down to $15 on an old pre-HDMI flat screen for my little sister which is honestly probably what it was worth. As I'm handing over the money someone comes over steps in front of my outstretched hand with money in it so they're between the seller and I and says "I'll give you $18 for it", and hands them the money while their wife grabbed the TV and ran to their van with it. That's just plain shitty.


Good tips, thanks. Issue is I am doing that, in fact today I literally had a list of 12 places I found off CraigsList and the classified and I was nice to everyone :( I also hit up a bunch of unknown ones that I saw while driving around but no luck :(

I am hitting a pretty bad string of bad luck. Tomorrow I'm heading to the flea market, maybe I'll find some gems there.
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#1290 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3538 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Indigo_Streetlight

Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:25 AM

In 20 years of garage saling, I have never seen a Famicom game in the wild. We must not have enough Asians in the midwest. :lol:

That probably sounds racist, but I don't remember Famicom games ever being sold at retail in the midwest and I would imagine they were imported on the coasts.


I acquired one a couple of years ago from a guy who had a fairly serious collection, Princess Maker it was called. It probably depends more on whether you have an anime convention presence near you; every once in a while I'll see import stuff but I'm guessing the local demand just isn't there for resale.
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