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Official 2012 Yard Sale Thread


#2311 TheHelix   CAGiversary! Silenced   2842 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

I went to a yard sale this morning on the way home from the grocery store and this guy was selling a PS2 with some shit games. Didn't even have the original controller. I ask how much and he says $100. I think this was the first time I was really offended by someone's offer. I said are you serious and he was firm. I tried to lowball him for $10 but he said no. I then said you can get this crap at Gamestop for around $40 then left.

All I gotta say ls lol

#2312 Br0keAssGamer   BrokeAssGamer CAGiversary!   1025 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:03 PM

Good day today :)

I picked up a Sega Master System (dirty as shit but it powers on) with 13 games for $5

-Altered Beast
-Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
-Golden Axe
-Action Fighter
-Missile Defense 3D
-Outrun
-Maze Hunter 3D
-Global Defense
-Power Strike
-Rambo III
-Vigilante
-Rocky
-Double Dragon

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#2313 Neuropod   Fine work, skeleton! CAGiversary!   2111 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Bloodborne
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:08 PM

^Nice. I want a Master System pretty bad. I've got like 7 complete games for it yet I've never seen a console out there in the wilds.

Here's yesterday's pickups:

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$15 for the DS Lite + GBA SP + :gba: Super Mario 3 + Pokemon Red
$1 each for the PS1 games.
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#2314 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   2630 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

I feel your pain . . . I can't really complain but I feel like the king of the crap bundle. I get a sys with some games and then I see some of the bundles that others get. Here was yesterday:
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Granted an N64 with 6 games for $10 is pretty good but I get 5 crappy ones with one good game. But then I'll read here that someone got a few Mario Partys, Zelda, Paper Mario, and SMB in their bundle.

Great sale because after we agreed on $10 for the sys, I see all these DVDs ($1 each and $3 for sets) and end up spending $50 on what is $400-500 in Amazon listings.


Cruisin' USA is the shit! Did the system come with an expansion pak? That's 66% of the system's value right there. Pretty decent deal if it came with one.

#2315 crows in black   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:12 AM

I got the "someone just bought all the old games" line about 10 times, and for the few advertised sales, I heard at each house "yeah some guy showed up here at 5am and woke me up to buy all the games". Seriously some of these resellers are getting crazy! They still think every NES game is worth $12,000 and theyre gonna get rich by finding NES games

Anyway one sale ended up sucking and being amazing at the same time; the seller had some SNES games for $1 each and said she had about 30 NES games and someone bought them right before I got there. However one of the games still there was Lufia 2!!!! I dont understand why whoever bought the NES games skipped this one. The downside is the label has a huge rip on the front. Anyone know if I could still get any money from this? I think its worth about $80-$90 so I wonder if I could get $50 for it since its damaged. Or is there anywhere I can get a reproduction label made? It sucks finding such a rare game but in shit condition

Edited by crows in black, 01 October 2012 - 03:29 AM.


#2316 highoffcoffee496   I gotta believe! CAGiversary!   1437 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:38 AM

I went to a yard sale this morning on the way home from the grocery store and this guy was selling a PS2 with some shit games. Didn't even have the original controller. I ask how much and he says $100. I think this was the first time I was really offended by someone's offer. I said are you serious and he was firm. I tried to lowball him for $10 but he said no. I then said you can get this crap at Gamestop for around $40 then left.

All I gotta say ls lol


How did he react when you told him off about how GameStop is much cheaper? :lol:

#2317 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:47 AM

[quote name='crows in black']I got the "someone just bought all the old games" line about 10 times, and for the few advertised sales, I heard at each house "yeah some guy showed up here at 5am and woke me up to buy all the games". Seriously some of these resellers are getting crazy! They still think every NES game is worth $12,000 and theyre gonna get rich by finding NES games


Last week I had one garage sale person asked me if I was the one that emailed her 2 twice about having video games. I wonder if these people
just email/call every single person that has a garage sale, even if they don't mention video games in their ad, like the person I talked to didn't.

#2318 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4930 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:52 AM

Did the system come with an expansion pak? That's 66% of the system's value right there. Pretty decent deal if it came with one.


66%? A complete N64 (hookups, controller, couple crap games) will sell for about $40-45 . . . with an expansion pak, its more like $55. Mine doesn't have one or I would've mentioned it.

#2319 TheHelix   CAGiversary! Silenced   2842 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:42 AM

How did he react when you told him off about how GameStop is much cheaper? :lol:


He had the same reaction, like he was really gonna sell this for a $100. I guess.

Random question: has anyone here ever found a Commodore 64 at a yard sale?

#2320 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   10103 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

He had the same reaction, like he was really gonna sell this for a $100. I guess.

Random question: has anyone here ever found a Commodore 64 at a yard sale?


We found one in SD.

#2321 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   2630 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

66%? A complete N64 (hookups, controller, couple crap games) will sell for about $40-45 . . . with an expansion pak, its more like $55. Mine doesn't have one or I would've mentioned it.



You're terribly mistaken. Generic black N64's go for about $15 with a controller and hook-ups. You can get more if you ship internationally.

N64's with expansion paks go for $35-40.

You're nuts if you think you're gonna sell an N64 with no expansion pak for $45.

I have over 15 N64's in my stock, all with expansion paks, and I sell them for $35 BIN with a controller and hook-ups.

You can increase the value of the system with colored controllers and games, but that's completely irrelevant to my point. If I cared to, I could get an N64 deck with a jumper and controller for sub 15 + shipping with ease.

Edited by AugustAPC, 01 October 2012 - 07:41 AM.


#2322 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4930 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

You're terribly mistaken. Generic black N64's go for about $15 with a controller and hook-ups.

N64's with expansion paks go for $35-40.

You're nuts.


I am nuts but not "terribly mistaken."

Checking my records, I sold 8 (3 with expansion) of them in January 2012 (each complete with 3 or 4 junk games). I undersold one with an expansion pak for $49.99 . . . the other 2 got $55.99 and $57.99. One standard one went for $43.99 and the rest were $42.99. But given the high fees and low shipping reminbursment on Amazon . . . our net amounts could be about the same. :-( This was in the wake of the holiday rush . . . no telling where the market will be this year.

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Edited by schultzed, 01 October 2012 - 01:16 PM.


#2323 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3491 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

Different websites there; I'm starting to like systems for local sale however. Put up an NES console with two controllers + five cheap but okay games and some newbie will pick it up in a flash for $35. After they make the purchase you can whip out some $2 carts or $5 common CIBs; with the console as the gateway drug you have a great way of unloading stuff that would bore you to tears listing online.
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#2324 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4930 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:28 PM

Different websites there; I'm starting to like systems for local sale however.


This is a really good idea . . . even if your price is below that of an online sale you will save on fees and shipping.

#2325 Artrigis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   666 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

This is a really good idea . . . even if your price is below that of an online sale you will save on fees and shipping.


Yeah I only sell consoles via CL actually. Ive sold N64 with a game or two for $30 a couple times, DS lites for $80 with mario kart a few times, wii with mario kart for 90 a few times.

#2326 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5406 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

We found one in SD.


I have seen one, a few years ago, but it was just the keyboard part, and it was fairly expensive. I figured it was useless so I didn't buy it. I don't have a monitor here to hook it up to unless it somehow hooks up to a regular CRT TV. Also correct me if I am wrong but it would be rather useless without the disc drive... right?

#2327 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   10752 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

He had the same reaction, like he was really gonna sell this for a $100. I guess.

Random question: has anyone here ever found a Commodore 64 at a yard sale?



I bought this in 2009 for $2. It is a 128 model though.


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Bonus finds from the same weekend:


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#2328 crows in black   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:39 PM

You can plug the c64 into any TV. There is a slot in the keyboard for cartridge games but most games were on disks.

Ive never personally seen one at a yard sale but ive seen a few yard sales on CL advertised with them for stupid prices like $200

I actually got 2 C64's, 2 floppy drives, and an Amiga 1500 on CL for $20 total( to give you an idea of their actual value, which is almost nothing)

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

Random question: has anyone here ever found a Commodore 64 at a yard sale?


I haven't been keeping up with posting this year but I did see one earlier this year but they wanted $100 (seemed like a nice guy but looked it up online so yeah I'm sure everyone knows how that goes) I did get a few nice little parting gifts out of the deal. I actually just found and got a SX-64 this past week but that's it in the last 8 years.
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#2330 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5406 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:01 PM

You can plug the c64 into any TV. There is a slot in the keyboard for cartridge games but most games were on disks.

Ive never personally seen one at a yard sale but ive seen a few yard sales on CL advertised with them for stupid prices like $200

I actually got 2 C64's, 2 floppy drives, and an Amiga 1500 on CL for $20 total( to give you an idea of their actual value, which is almost nothing)


Yeah, I don't see the point if it has almost no value, also I have almost no space left so I would prefer to save the space for something that would be of a bit more value and a bit smaller in size. I never played the commodore as a kid so I don't have any nostalgia for it, but if you have played it and have space for it, then its probably worth keeping for those people. There are many things I would like to have, like some older TV's, some more VCR's, but I am just plum out of space for it, and these things don't have much value, and its not exactly easy to ship out a full sized TV. Perhaps I would make room for an Apple II but I have never actually seen one in the wild, I think it would be small enough where I could squeeze it in somewhere if the price was right and I have some nostalgia for it since I used them a lot as a kid in school. Now I didn't mind making room for something like the betamax player I got which is worth at least $150 on the low end, probably has more value than some of my consoles.

When talking about old computers and stuff, this is also getting into the territory of things that I cannot lift by myself, which poses a large problem. I was definitely at my limit with the betamax player, as I barely got it up the stairs without hurting myself. I occupy the upstairs, and its a narrow staircase, so anything I bring home I have to be able to haul up the stairs by myself. This means no CRT's or anything else heavy unless of course I am able to pick them up by myself. Most of the lots of games can be split up into multiple bags for multiple trips up the stairs, but the problem is with one heavy object, its just not happening.

#2331 Doomstink   AUTOBOT CAGiversary!   1906 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

Different websites there; I'm starting to like systems for local sale however. Put up an NES console with two controllers + five cheap but okay games and some newbie will pick it up in a flash for $35. After they make the purchase you can whip out some $2 carts or $5 common CIBs; with the console as the gateway drug you have a great way of unloading stuff that would bore you to tears listing online.


If you guys have any local anime/game conventions near you, you can get $50+ for most retro consoles if you get a booth to sell at. People at conventions will buy stuff on a whim if it seems reasonable enough.

#2332 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   2630 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:42 AM

Well.. there's plenty of variables to consider when selling.

Like I said before, I sell N64's with no games, and only a standard gray controller. I also don't ship internationally.

#2333 crows in black   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:18 AM

$50? thats nothing, I sell NES's and SNES's on ebay all the time for $125 buy it now, and all I throw in are 5 or 6 common games. They always sell within 24 hours of me posting them too

#2334 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3491 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:39 AM

$50? thats nothing, I sell NES's and SNES's on ebay all the time for $125 buy it now, and all I throw in are 5 or 6 common games. They always sell within 24 hours of me posting them too


Damn, if you're that good what's your buy price? We could sell our finds to you at market value and you'd still turn a profit I reckon :bouncy:
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#2335 crows in black   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:45 AM

Damn, if you're that good what's your buy price? We could sell our finds to you at market value and you'd still turn a profit I reckon :bouncy:


i don't buy anything unless its dirt cheap. the first NES I got had about 12 common games with it and I paid $10 and sold it for $125. The first SNES I got for $1 and then also found super mario world, super metroid, and zelda link to the past for $1 each and I sold all that for $125 as well. I got an atari 2600 in the box with about 5 games for free (the guy thought it didnt work) and sold it on craigslist for $100. Most recently I got an NES, 30 NES games (including final fantasy ), a SNES with 10 games, and a Gamecube with 2 wireless controllers and 40 games and paid $2 for ALL of that together (I swear I'm not making that one up! I still can't believe that deal!) and sold each one of those lots for $125 on ebay. I usually never pay more than $20 for a console with games because its just not worth the hassle for me unless I'm gonna make a good chunk of money out of it

I never thought I'd get $125 because there are so many people selling that stuff on ebay, but I listed my first NES lot for $125 (expecting that after all the fees I would get $100 out of it) just for the hell of it and actually it sold within 2 hours. Ever since then I've been regularly getting $100 (after ebay fees) for older game systems with a few common games thrown in.

#2336 Olengie   Yukari & Rise are Best Girls. CAGiversary!   4651 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

Why must you keep making me jealous! :lol:

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#2337 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4930 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:48 AM

$50? thats nothing, I sell NES's and SNES's on ebay all the time for $125 buy it now, and all I throw in are 5 or 6 common games. They always sell within 24 hours of me posting them too


The "commons" that you mention with your SNES (SMW, Zelda, SMetroid) are worth as much as $70 on their own . . . if there were other games with that bundle, then your sale may have actually been below $50 for the system.

#2338 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   2630 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

lol... Selling a console is different from selling a lot. Not rocket science.

#2339 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3491 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

i don't buy anything unless its dirt cheap. the first NES I got had about 12 common games with it and I paid $10 and sold it for $125. The first SNES I got for $1 and then also found super mario world, super metroid, and zelda link to the past for $1 each and I sold all that for $125 as well. I got an atari 2600 in the box with about 5 games for free (the guy thought it didnt work) and sold it on craigslist for $100. Most recently I got an NES, 30 NES games (including final fantasy ), a SNES with 10 games, and a Gamecube with 2 wireless controllers and 40 games and paid $2 for ALL of that together (I swear I'm not making that one up! I still can't believe that deal!) and sold each one of those lots for $125 on ebay. I usually never pay more than $20 for a console with games because its just not worth the hassle for me unless I'm gonna make a good chunk of money out of it

I never thought I'd get $125 because there are so many people selling that stuff on ebay, but I listed my first NES lot for $125 (expecting that after all the fees I would get $100 out of it) just for the hell of it and actually it sold within 2 hours. Ever since then I've been regularly getting $100 (after ebay fees) for older game systems with a few common games thrown in.


Hahah, I knew there some kind of mitigating circumstances to the boast you made. It's like saying you sell SNES consoles for $200 all the time, bundled with Earthbound 8-)
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#2340 crows in black   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

So super mario world, super metroid, and link to the past are not considered common games? I find those 3 games at yard sales more than any other SNES game I figured they werent worth a whole lot. Oh well at least now I dont feel like I ripped anyone off