With these pics, I'll be almost current in my yard sale finds.
Last week, a lady was having a friday/saturday sale. I stopped by friday afternoon to check it out. Her driveaway was filled with baby clothes and junk, so I rang her doorbell. She was holding a crying baby, but I mercilessly asked if she had any video games/systems for sale. She pointed me in the direction of box in her garage. It contained a PS2 slim with memory card/controller, and about 5 really really worthless games. I spent 10 minutes untangling the necessary cords from a nearby box of cords, then offered her $5 for the system (didn't want to bother with the crap games), which she accepted. Everything worked when tested.
Next day (Saturday) I got out and made only one find, but it was good and cheap, at least.
The weather is overcast but not raining. It's 8:10 am and I ring on the doorbell of an 8am start advertised sale. The two middle-aged women who answer the door in their pajamas claim they forgot to take their craigslist post down and were not going to have the sale, due to the iffy weather. Nonetheless, I still ask about games. One of the women goes inside and comes back out 2 minutes later with a cardboard box containing the above items. It's somewhat dirty, and I use that to my advantage by offering $3 for the box, questioning whether it will even work. She accepts my offer with no hesitation at all. I knew that a Genesis and CD combo had some value, but was unaware that Mad Dog II was a $50 game until later. Cool, cheap find. Everything worked fine.
Fast forward a week to this Saturday (3/31). I hit a multi-family sale (same sale that I find the Sonic stuff a few posts above from another guy, about 5 minutes later) right at its 8am start, and my gf spots a box with a Playstation in it, and calls me over to inspect. I look inside to find the below contents.
Once I see FF VII, I know that I'm taking the box home. I ask the middle-aged woman how much she wants for everything. She says $5. I offer her $4 and claim its really old stuff (part of the fun for me is bargaining, even if I know I'm already getting a steal). She accepts. FF VII had a little crack in the case, as most of the games did, but at least it was complete.
Overall a decent set of finds, but the mega find still haunts my dreams. Still have one more so-so find to post, got bored of taking pictures tonight. Maybe tomorrow.