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Official 2012 Yard Sale Thread


#2431 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3551 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:03 PM

Can anyone tell me if there's anything I should know about my Skylander's starter pack? I got one used at a garage sale and to my knowledge, it has everything in it. The figures, portal and game are all there. I have like absolutely no clue about this game, is there anything I should know about it before selling it? Any issues with selling used figures?

#2432 CookieParty   Artist formerly known as Burritoman CAGiversary!   3260 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

CookieParty

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

Can anyone tell me if there's anything I should know about my Skylander's starter pack? I got one used at a garage sale and to my knowledge, it has everything in it. The figures, portal and game are all there. I have like absolutely no clue about this game, is there anything I should know about it before selling it? Any issues with selling used figures?


I think you're fine with selling it. The figures are sold second hand at Gamestop, so should not be an issue.

#2433 Indigo_Streetlight  

Indigo_Streetlight

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

Okay, time to post my finds from this weekend in the spirit of flipping and evil:bouncy:

- 1 Official Gamecube Controller
- Parasite Eve ps1, missing manual
- Parasite Eve ps1, missing manual (beat discs)
- Super Smash Brothers melee (Complete)
- .hack Infection (Complete)
- Ico ps2 (Complete)
- Space Channel 5: Special Edition ps2 (Complete)
- Kingdom Hearts ps2 (Complete, but beat to hell)
- Excel Saga Complete Series (Anime Legends)
- Sailor Moon: Songs from the Hit TV Series CD

all for $18. I pretty much had to camp a single sale that advertised "video games and anime" since the competition usually hits these hard; but for whatever reason the cold weather kept the early birds away. I can tell you right off, having first pick the finds were okay but not jaw-dropping (for example there were more anime CDs which couldn't be found, the Final Fantasy 7 was sold to a friend...I know some of you imagine all the triple-A titles get snagged up, but I'm of the mind that many people don't have them to begin with ;) )--also the other DVDs I bought turned out to be casualties, one dud and two Chinese bootlegs.

All in all though, I was pleased with the operation; there were no other worthy sales on that day so I didn't waste gas, all I had to do was head down the street a bit and do jumping jacks in the twilight.

#2434 Indigo_Streetlight  

Indigo_Streetlight

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

I got laughed at this weekend for offering 20.00 on a 25.00 Slim PS2 system.

Seriously.

But I did get one of my best finds of the entire season, I'll post pics soon.


Slims are tough, I got turned down for one in box I would've done $20-25 for. People are all like omg dollarz when I'm perfectly happy with my $10 PS2 fat Backup System. That's right, I'm the guy with two PS2 systems already :roll:

#2435 Cmosfm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

Here's my best find of the year. Church yard sale, these were donated. Sadly games were not. 10.00 for the lot.

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What's amazing is that 98% of this is GOOD stuff. Barely anything is "throwaway".

#2436 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2363 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:37 PM

Damn, if the games had been there it would've been incredible. :drool:

No games for me this week. I did, however, pick up this turntable which I am loving.

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It's a Realistic Lab-400 which was made in 1978 for RadioShack. I looked it up on ebay and they've sold from $45 - $175, but it does weigh a whopping 15 pounds. Doesn't matter though 'cause I'm definitely keeping it.

#2437 Percy Harvin   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   33 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Percy Harvin

Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:42 PM

Just leave the thread then noob. Whinery has been going on in the yard sale thread for years............years.




I think this percy kid is just pissed at the deals you guys find. Envious...


yup.

you should pull that piece of sand out of your vagina. it seems to be irritating you.

#2438 Kovorkian   Judoka CAGiversary!   2671 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:55 PM

yup.

you should pull that piece of sand out of your vagina. it seems to be irritating you.


obviously, because he was the one that started complaining about everyone else in the thread

#2439 therealdanhill   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1037 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

therealdanhill

Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

I offered him a low $20 (all I actually had on me) "NO" obviously..then countered with 40

$70 bucks if I wasnt hard up for cash and I knew it worked, I would have bought it.

Also, I realize it's his right to ask whatever he wants for them. I know I wasn't entitled to these things and that he didn't have to sell them to me.



Man, you guys expect handouts. It's kind of sad.


Have you been reading for a long time, or is your literacy a recent development?

#2440 Br0keAssGamer   BrokeAssGamer CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Br0keAssGamer

Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:51 AM

Wow I really started something with my rant XD I appreciate everyone either backing me up or offering their 2 cents and opinion on the matter. Oh and to those who think we're all "whining". Come on its the Internet....a raging fury online probably means we're slightly cheesed off in reality XD
Have a good one guys, hopefully you'll have better luck than me :) MAY YOU ALL FIND RESONABLY PRICED VECTREXES!! :D

And damn those manuals up there are nice....now you just need to find a way of storing them where they can't get ruined :/

#2441 Cmosfm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:06 AM

And damn those manuals up there are nice....now you just need to find a way of storing them where they can't get ruined :/


I'm going to store them in individually packaged mailers to new homes via eBay.

#2442 Br0keAssGamer   BrokeAssGamer CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Br0keAssGamer

Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:09 AM

I'm going to store them in individually packaged mailers to new homes via eBay.


Yeah I'd say thats the best thing to do XD The chances of you ever finding ALL those games is really unlikely haha. Hopefully you'll make someone looking for a manual to make a CIB game very happy ;) Great find!

#2443 Kovorkian   Judoka CAGiversary!   2671 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:21 AM

went to test out the ps1 i got to make sure all the games work

have 2 halves of power the non brick part >.> they had another console (xbox i believe) I wonder if someone got 2 bricks ?

#2444 crows in black   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

crows in black

Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:40 AM

Maybe Percy should make his own forum and he can call it "expensive ass gamer"

#2445 RenoTurk11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   352 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:52 AM

The "Ebay Garage Sales" drive me insane. Yard sale usually equals "Cheap" and "Want to get rid of it".

#2446 Br0keAssGamer   BrokeAssGamer CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Br0keAssGamer

Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:09 AM

Maybe Percy should make his own forum and he can call it "expensive ass gamer"


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#2447 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:10 AM

Don't know about you guys but games are getting harder to come by especially the retro games. SNES my fav console, findings are very slim . I run into snes stuff like maybe 2-3 times a yr.

Been raining almost every single weekend here. But the yard sale season where I am at peaks early December, so still got a ways to go.

#2448 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1147 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

You aren't alone on the retro stuff... I find more of it at thrift stores than garage sales... this year I saw stuff for retro consoles rarely. I'm thinking back trying to remember... I know I saw NES games at least 7 times. I saw SNES games only three times (and only once did they have more than 2 games or any thing decent), I saw Genesis stuff probably 6 times and N64 about the same. I saw Game Boy frequently, and I saw Playstation all the freaking time of course. Saw Atari a fair amount too actually, more than SNES at least.

#2449 Cmosfm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

The "Ebay Garage Sales" drive me insane. Yard sale usually equals "Cheap" and "Want to get rid of it".


Visited a yard sale this weekend where it seemed the dad was selling his stuff and the mom/son were selling there stuff separately. The dad was selling it all relatively cheap and moving out a LOT while the mom/son were just sitting down, and as people brought stuff to them and asked prices, they wouldn't even have a clue what to ask. They'd go "Ummm, I dunno, I have no idea, ummm..." and this went on for a sold minute no matter what they brought them, and they'd throw out a huge number and people would walk away.

I asked about a box w/ 2 loose old modems in it, received 2 prices from them (25.00 first, then 15.00), which both were way too much. Then I asked about an external battery backup for a computer. The kid asked me what it was, because he had no idea, and then proceeded to say "I'll look it up and see what it's worth and give you a discount". I declined and left, but not before offering 5.00 and getting scoffed at, despite the fact that HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT WAS.

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#2450 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:39 AM

Bought a NES top loader with 12 games and the original controller, and a Jungle Green Nintendo 64 with the red expansion pack, 11 games, original controller, and the ice blue controller. Total was $85. I will post pics soon.

#2451 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1864 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:47 AM

Managed to get to one today. Only saw a few older PC games I wasn't interested in.

Did however snag a Dell CD with Word 2002 on it (the key was on the back) and some other stuff (Works, some other stuff) from circa 2006. Plus it only set me back a cool 50 cents.

#2452 white3er   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   146 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

Finally found Pikmin 2 at a garage sale - $30 for the whole lot

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#2453 Indigo_Streetlight  

Indigo_Streetlight

Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

Scored a 97% complete LEGO Hydro Search Sub #6180 for $4.50. It's missing some of the mini-figs, but whatever.

#2454 evuong   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

I went for 4/4 for video games at yard sales today, definitely my best finds all year.

First stop, advertised sales with 'games' in the description:
Picked up everything for $20.. NES came with 2 controllers, zapper, and 3 games (punch-out, golf game, super mario bro/duck hunt/). PS1 came with like 2 controlelrs and 10 games, nothing really rare
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Second stop, unadvertised sale.. They had no games, but I asked and they said they had some older games. Lady took me downstairs into the basement, and there was a whole box of SNES/N64/GAMECUBE/PS1/XBOX games. She was hesitant to sell them because it was her son's (which he wasn't home) so she said anything disc related is off limits. So I picked up everything else!! Paid $25 for everything!! Super stoked to find a mini SNES.. Notable games include donkey kong, super mario world , super mario allstars (SNES), super smash bros, kirby 64, yoshi's story, mario party (really beat up-but still works), mario golf. SNES came with 2 controllers, N64 came with 2 controllers + rumble packs.. And the best part is.. EVERYTHING WORKS!!
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Third stop, this guy had a Dreamcast+12 games for $50 and wouldn't go lower but I picked up these xbox/ps1 games for $3 each
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Fourth stop, didn't really have much but picked these up $4 total
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Extremely happy with todays finds

#2455 TheHelix   CAGiversary! Silenced   2842 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

TheHelix

Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

Today was eh. The threat of rain probably scared off a lot of sales today but there were a few. All I got today was a Trutech (Target) LCD TV with a built in DVD Player. Lady wanted $50, said she paid $300 but I talker her down to $20. I later saw some :ps2: games, Jak 3, Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle, and Samurai Warriors. She let me get the TV and games for $20. Some guy bought a :ps3: DC Universe Online disc :D but luckily only for $1.

Another sale advertised a Genesis but I missed out and just some shovelware left behind. One sale had some DVD/Blu Rays and some PS2 games but another guy beat me to the good stuff, just sports games left behind. Also saw my rival but I haven't been going to yard sales recently so I didn't really care.

#2456 ex_eBay_buyer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

ex_eBay_buyer

Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

I've been given the dreaded Saturday morning shift at my work, so haven't been yard saling in a while. Today, though, I passed by a neighbor's yard sale on the way to work and ran over (forgetting my wallet in the car, btw). I skimmed the goods for a minute and quickly spotted a CD case with some CDs and some games in it, and picked up a copy of Gameshark 2 V2 for Playstation 2, having vaguely remembered it holding a value from fellow CAGs finding it in the past. It's disc only and a bit scratched, but she gave it to me for free so I'm happy. Just another instance where I wouldn't have known the value if you guys hadn't posted about it so thanks!

#2457 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20825 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

I might head back out to that block party yard sale I was at yesterday to pick up a few things I didn't pick up yesterday.

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Guest_Virtua_*

Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

there was a rummage/flea market type thing going on here. I haven't been much for yard sales (too much running around and wasting gas/time for me, even though the potential scores are huge) but I found a few good things.

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Got silent hill 3 in like new condition for $5 - Namco Museum, Kirby Super Star, and Yoshi's Island were $25 for everything. The seller wanted $15 each. Also got a copy of SimCopter for PC for $1.

I realize that the utorrent being open in my computer looks sketchy, i'm just downloading the newest Game Center CX episode with subtitles that was released today.

#2459 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3074 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

ZombieToast

Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

I realize that the utorrent being open in my computer looks sketchy, i'm just downloading the newest Game Center CX episode with subtitles that was released today.

Ha ha, I didn't think anything was sketchy about it until you brought it up.

#2460 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:35 PM

Another shitty weekend. Only got a pokemon crystal. Haven't tested it yet.


Ha ha, I didn't think anything was sketchy about it until you brought it up.


Lol I didn't notice till he brought it up.
I just look at people's finds I don't look at w/e is surrounding them.