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Thrift Store Thread 2012


#481 aptanor   Yes CAGiversary!   2019 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:48 PM

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$3 each. Rarely see any SNES games around here besides at the overpriced flea market stand, so this was a fantastic find.

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#482 letskissthesky   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

Got sonic and knuckles cib
Sonic 3 cib
And
The guy game for Xbox for 5 bucks each.

A little pricey but I can flip the guy game for an easy 30 and I don't want it anyways. Even if it is a little sought after.

#483 GoldFly   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   43 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

Pretty good stuff this week

Savers #1:
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Soul Calibur and Batman - $3.99
PS1 Gameshark and Surf DVD - $1.99

Savers #2:
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Controller - $4.99
Game - $2.99


Salvation Army #1:

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$3.99 Each


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Gamecube game boy player came attached to a GC, no power supply or controller though. $7.99

The other thing is something I'm selling on Amazon.

Also picked up a New York Rangers jersey and a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. At $4.99 each they should fetch a good amount on eBay since they look brand new. Picture won't upload for some reason though.

#484 wheels  

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

I've had a few decent finds recently:

Beatles: Rockband Xbox 360 $5
Wired Rockband fender guitar xbox 360$5
Wireless Rockband Fender guitar 360 $8
Mortal Kombat: deadly Alliance xbox $4
Toejam and Earl genesis cart only $2
Spryo PS1 $2
Abe's oddysee Ps1 $2 also had a Tekken 3 disc in it the case, I even let the clerk know and she didnt' seem to care.

Non video game: Crafstman router table in perfect shape for $10

#485 Survivalism   CAG's Lance Boyle CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

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#486 SnesGuy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   154 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

Well I didn't do too bad right now. did my daily stop at the local thrift and found a Texas Instruments kids calculator thing, and they gave it to me for free. (The Little Professor - 1976 )

just checked ebay and it sells for $20 - $30
now I just need to find a 9v battery to test it 0.o

edit - found a battery, and a works like a charm =D

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#487 Potatoeman  

Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

Survivalism, that's exactly what I thought of when I saw those games! Did he review Hydlide? I don't remember it as well as Top Gun

#488 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3058 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

Well I didn't do too bad right now. did my daily stop at the local thrift and found a Texas Instruments kids calculator thing, and they gave it to me for free. (The Little Professor - 1976 )

just checked ebay and it sells for $20 - $30
now I just need to find a 9v battery to test it 0.o

edit - found a battery, and a works like a charm =D

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Very nice. I just saw one of those a couple of weeks ago on some TV show about a pawn shop. I think the guy wanted something around $500 (don't quote me on that) which he of course didn't get. It's certainly not worth a ton of money and it doesn't appear to be highly sought after, but it's still a cool piece and you can definitely make a decent profit.

#489 ThunderChunky62   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   837 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Dropped by Goodwill and saw a Gamecude with hookups but not controller for $15. Almost went to check out but then thought to myself to recheck to see if there was anything else. So I go back and see a box on the top shelf marked $29.99. So I grabbed said "mystery box" and I find a Dreamcast with hookups, 5 controllers, starfire lightblaster, 2 memory cards, 2 visual memory cards, and Sonic Adventures 2 (doesn't work though). So I of course but the Dreamcast package and leave the Gamecube behind

#490 logicmeme   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   169 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

Survivalism, that's exactly what I thought of when I saw those games! Did he review Hydlide? I don't remember it as well as Top Gun


Nice post Survivalism! Yeah AVGN did review Hydlide and the first top gun. Like I said, the games suck... too bad I couldn't find a CIB Jekyll and Hyde ;)
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#491 mguiddy   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   5936 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

Very nice. I just saw one of those a couple of weeks ago on some TV show about a pawn shop. I think the guy wanted something around $500 (don't quote me on that) which he of course didn't get. It's certainly not worth a ton of money and it doesn't appear to be highly sought after, but it's still a cool piece and you can definitely make a decent profit.

That was Storage Wars Texas, and to be fair, the guy that found it is an ex-Dallas Cowboy, not a professional storage unit flipper. :lol:

#492 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3058 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:05 PM

That was Storage Wars Texas, and to be fair, the guy that found it is an ex-Dallas Cowboy, not a professional storage unit flipper. :lol:

Oh damn, that's right, it was Storage Wars. I was thinking it was that pawn shop show with the bald guy for some reason. I watched a lot of television for a couple of days (I usually watch no more than an hour each day), so I guess all of the shows kinda blurred together. Heh. Thanks for the correction.

#493 KtMack23   Retired from CAGing CAGiversary!   2482 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:00 AM

Found Ocarina of Time 3D mint complete for $20 at the will. Picked that up since the lowest I've seen it at retail is $30. Only other notable thing was a long box ps1 baseball game, should I have bought that? (I didn't check the price but knowing this store it was probably sub $5)

#494 Potatoeman  

Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:20 AM

Found Ocarina of Time 3D mint complete for $20 at the will. Picked that up since the lowest I've seen it at retail is $30. Only other notable thing was a long box ps1 baseball game, should I have bought that? (I didn't check the price but knowing this store it was probably sub $5)


If its the game I'm thinking of, no, you shouldn't have even at $4 unless you need a longbox to replace:lol:

#495 postaboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1400 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:35 AM

Found a complete copy of Sunset Riders, Phantasy Star, and Mortal Kombat Trilogy (ouch - just found out the resale value of this game dropped - it was going for $30 on Nov 11) - all for $5.99 each @ goodwill.

Not sure if the phantasy star's cartridge works since I don't have a system to test it out.

If anybody interested in buying it, just pm or I just hold on to it until I find a system for cheap. I'm asking $15 shipped. If it works, paypal me $15. If it doesn't ship it back to me and leave me good feedback.

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#496 psynide   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

went to my first thrift store after about a year.
found strategy guides for warcraft 2 and diablo 2 for .25 cents each.

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bent corners on wc2, but not bad other than that.

There was the episode 1 pod racer game for the PC for 3.50. didnt know if it was worth it at that price so i left it there. any input?

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#497 Montymonster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   162 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

There was the episode 1 pod racer game for the PC for 3.50. didnt know if it was worth it at that price so i left it there. any input?


I played the shit out of that game when I was younger, it was a lot of fun back then. Looks like it goes for about $10 used on Amazon and there is only 1 copy on Ebay going for about $15 bucks so it wouldn't have been that bad of a pickup.

#498 psynide   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

I played the shit out of that game when I was younger, it was a lot of fun back then. Looks like it goes for about $10 used on Amazon and there is only 1 copy on Ebay going for about $15 bucks so it wouldn't have been that bad of a pickup.


it was just a small jewel case with the booklet rubber banded to it. no box or anything. i might go back tomorrow and pick it up.

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#499 leecy   CAGzilla CAGiversary!   330 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

Picked this up today for $6 at the local goodwill.

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Good deal? It seemed like one at the time, but I am kind of having buyer's remorse. I don't have an original Xbox so I can't test it. Looks like I'll be sitting on it for a while.

#500 ZombieToast   He wears a disguise to look like human guys. CAGiversary!   3058 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:10 PM

I played the shit out of that game when I was younger, it was a lot of fun back then. Looks like it goes for about $10 used on Amazon and there is only 1 copy on Ebay going for about $15 bucks so it wouldn't have been that bad of a pickup.

I don't know what the actual value of the game is, but it's definitely not $10-$15. If it was worth that much, those copies would've been sold by now. BIN asking price isn't an accurate indicator of an item's worth.

#501 spmahn  

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

I stopped at Goodwill on the way hom from work this evening and saw nothing worth giving a second glace at. I did see a copy of Pokemon Saphire in the jewelry case though with a $15.99 sticker on it. Seriously Goodwill, if that's what it comes down to, just shut down your retail operation, continue accepting donations, unload the valuable stuff on eBay and Amazon, and sell the junk in bulk, stop jerking people around with your insane prices.

#502 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1708 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:05 AM

There was the episode 1 pod racer game for the PC for 3.50. didnt know if it was worth it at that price so i left it there. any input?


It's certainly not a flip, if that's what you're looking for. If you want to play it, then you have to determine the value yourself.

#503 jbroush99   Old Tickle Feathers CAGiversary!   2588 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:12 AM

The video game finds are far and few between at the Goodwills here recently. I used to find all kinds of great stuff 8-10 years ago (like a mint copy of Snatcher for $2.99), but that never happens anymore. The best find we had lately wasn't game related, but toy related for my son. One of the GWs here had a huge assortment of Rescue Heroes action figures for $0.99 each. We bought a dozen and my son hasn't been happier.


#504 schuerm26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4566 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:48 AM

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All complete in literally perfect condition. Those old Sega Posters are still in a couple of them. $34 for all (each game was priced differently) which is more than I normally pay for stuff but figured I would have to pay a ton more to get all complete online.

#505 Potatoeman  

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:30 AM

wow nice!

#506 aptanor   Yes CAGiversary!   2019 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:11 AM

Oh wow, those are gorgeous.

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#507 stinkycat   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   14 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:06 AM

I stopped at Goodwill today, and found a copy of Kid Icarus 3DS for $7.99. I bought it. There was also Rage for PC for $7.99 and some crappy PSP games for $7.99 that I didn't bu

#508 Rexall   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   354 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

I'll take pics later, but yesterday I stopped at the gw and they had a ton of systems. Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 5800, SNES, PSX, Sega Genesis, and Sega Master System. Each system was marked for $35. I wanted the Sega Master System but it was too expensive.

They also had 12 Sega Master System games for 3.99 each. Games like Zillion, Alex Kidd, Afterburner, Shinobi, etc. All together if I wanted the SMS system and games, it would've costed me around $100 and I passed on it.

Instead I bought a bunch of Atari 2600 games. I overpaid for them easily at 3.99 each. Ms Pac Man, Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi.

I bought a bunch of Genesis games like Strider for 3.99 as well. Apparently my gw knows about games. They had a copy of Phantasy Star 2 and Phantasy Star 3 behind the counter for 7.99 each. I picked them up.

Lastly I picked up a near mint box of Atari Flashback 2 for $14.99 and I got a brand new Scene It dvd espn sports game for 1.99

#509 letskissthesky   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

For $27 I got (complete unless noted)

Game cube:
Zelda twilight princess (case but no manual)
Crazy taxi
Mario tennis (which also had a smash bros disc in the case)
Mega man collection

Genesis:
Nba jam te
Sonic 1 (no manual)

Ps1:
RE3- nemesis (with Dino crisis demo, all in mint condition)


Good haul I would say.

#510 Scorpion   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   229 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

I stopped at a thrift store and found a snes super mario bros 3 and bought it for $2 ...Even though I do not own the system I figured it would be a nice collectible...