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2013 Yard Sale Thread


#811 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:39 AM

Question about Sunday sales.

 

Do you guys usually follow signs on Sundays too or just go to ones you got off craigslist or the paper? I went out this Sunday just for fun because I woke up early and only hit like 5 sales from craigslist. The few times I went out on Sunday last year I would get angry chasing ghosts when I tried to follow the posters on poles.

 

Also - on a side note. I decided to just look up that Cheat plush on ebay. Last one sold for 66 + shipping in auction format. That is pretty crazy - especially for a used plush. I was kind of wondering if it was worth doing the 50 cents for it before but the gf wanted it. Maybe I should see if she will let me sell it and I will pick her up a cheap Adventure Time plush instead.

 

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#812 Neuropod   Fine work, skeleton! CAGiversary!   2091 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago   Has been playing Bloodborne
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:17 AM

Heh, I was a big Homestar fan back in the day and I actually still have that plush. I remember they sold out of them many years ago (back when the site was actually still updated) so I'm not surprised it gets a premium price.


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#813 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1727 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:41 PM

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Donkey Kong & Mario Kart Super Circuit - 4
Ultimate Alliance 2 (PS2, Complete), Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics (Wii, No Manual) & Mario Galaxy (Disk Only) - 6
Crash Bandicoot & Crash Bash - 2
3 2600 Games - 3
All NES, SNES & DS Stuff (DS & Boxed NES Games All Complete Including The Map For Zelda) - 22
 
The Game Boy games were at a sale that advertised games for said systems and were 2 each. At another sale I asked about games and the lady brought out what was mostly PS2 with a few Wii games in the mix out that she forgot to bring out, sounded like jr was to sort them out for the yard sale and never did, 2 dollars each again. The Crash games were asking a buck each at a sale that advertised video games. Asked about games and some Atari stuff was brought out to which I offered a buck each for the 3 I got. DS games were out and a buck each, when I asked about games the lady mentioned some Nintendo stuff she had at home, I ended up going back and she was asking $5 for the system and a buck a game which I was happy with since she was nice enought to follow up on bringing and selling. The NES also came with 2 controllers and hookups which I didn't bother to put in the picture but I did want to include the NES in the picture since it's on crack.
 
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#814 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1727 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:42 PM

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2 Complete Xbox Games - 2
Xbox With Hookups, 1 Duke & 1 Regular Controller - 3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (PS2, Complete) & Resident Evil 4 With 2 Playstation systems - 15
Everything Else Pictured And All of The Generic Stuff I Didn't Bother To Include In The Picture (Also Genesis Model 1 x2 & Model 2 x1 With Misc Controllers & Hookups) - 25
 
Xbox games were a buck each. Xbox system was 10 but offered to do 5 and took 3. IIRC the PS2 slim I got had hookups and a controller and was 10, the fat system I got was marked 3 and IIRC had a controller and A/V cords. The games were 2 each and took 15 for what I got. The last sale had a bunch of random stuff most in the .25 to 1 range. I left a bunch of boring stuff out of the picture for the sake of trying to keep it to one picture. Some stuff was a 2600 AC Adapter - 1, 3 NES hard cases for games for .10 each, x2 Atari Joysticks so many general stuff that I've had in pictures before. I at least wanted to have the games, systems and unique or something I've never ran into and got in the wild in the picture. Came up to 25.90 and we ended up just making it an even 25.
 
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#815 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1727 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:43 PM

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NES systems x2 With 4x 1st Party Controllers, x2 Zappers & Hookups x2 & 28 Games With Some Misc Instructions - 100
 
This was actually from another buyer I ran into at a yard sale back on 5-4-13 at a big community sale that over heard me asking about games and offered to take my number. They wanted 125 and I offered 100 which they took. Gold game is Quattro Adventure, manuals included for NES system, Zapper, Final Fantasy, Spot: The Video Game, SMB/DH, SMB/DH/WCTM & Super Mario Bros 2.

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#816 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3911 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:20 PM


 
 I don't run into too many of these in my area but I did run into a sale that had a print up from somewhere showing how much some of their stuff is priced at for example one thing was 10 so they had it for 7.50 to show you the insane savings you would be getting.
 
I've seen this a couple times and it is such a turn off. But I'll be damned, while reading the paper, a "thrifty" columnist was giving garage sale pointers and stated this tactic .... unfortunately this was in a Metropolitan big paper with six figure readership... hopefully the article does not get reprinted...lol

 


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#817 strawyleader997   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   940 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:47 PM

Stopped at a couple garage sales and bought:

 

PS2 with 3 controllers, memory card, cords -$20

 

Sega Game Gear with the screen magnifier, 8 game gear games, 2 wired original xbox controllers, a wireless original xbox controller(with receiver), Wii Sports(disc only), the power cord and av cable for the xbox -$5 for all of it(I was surprised there was no xbox console)



#818 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder CAGiversary!   10485 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:40 PM

I got my find of the season today. I know I will not top it. I asked about games and it paid off (I'm about 7/100 on average for asking about games and having success). :whee:



#819 strawyleader997   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   940 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:43 PM

I went to a garage sale that advertised xbox games, and I got there 3 min after the sale started, only to find out that a woman had just bought 6-12 of the xbox games. There was still Manhunt(CIB) for the xbox for only a $1, so I still got that.



#820 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   945 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:11 PM

I had my worst day of the season same day Slowdive in the same area, lol.
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#821 Asmith906   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1629 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

I had a pretty meh day but I did find some stuff.

 

I found a Xenosaga art boof for  fifty cents

Richard Pryor Anthology set for $1

007 Tomorrow never dies ps1 disc that was inside a Grand Tour racing "98 case for $1.

 

is there anyway to safely clean covers of books?



#822 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1031 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

I hardly ever find anything anymore. Well at least I found digimon 4 for gamecube last week for $1.

Way too much competition here.

 

Story on the digimon . I saw the sale on craigslist, mentioned a vollyball team was having a sale. I'd figure these chicks would have a bunch of games. I pull up, I was the only person there buying. Like 15-20 highschool chicks just stop talking and look at me while I browse for a couple mintues. Seriously awkward as Fuck.



#823 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   830 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:52 PM

FINALLY GOT SOMETHING AT A YARD SALE! Marked $35, offered $20, came back with $25 which was fine with me since it was the first thing Ive seen this summer.

 

SNES, controller, power cable, rf adapter, a pair of composite cables Ill use for one of my NESs, an HDMI cable, a composite cable with like a headphone plug on the other end (whats that for?), Killer Instinct, Batman Forever, Super Mario Kart (label is kinda faded on the bottom), Super Mario Allstars/Super Mario World!, Ms PacMan, Judge Dredd, Kirbys Dream Course, Frogger, Street Fighter Alpha2, Operation Thunderbolt, Bram Stokers Dracula (thought it was Castlevania IV!), Space Invaders, and Madden 95

 

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#824 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1727 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

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Crash Bandicoot (Complete) & Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Sealed) - 8
DS Lite With Bad Top Screen & 3 Dreck Games - 2
Last 4 Games (Forgot To Picture The 4th One In Duke Nukem: Zero Hour For The 64) - 1.25
 
The first two games were at a sale that advertised "video games" with your typical $5 price. Crash was the only PS1 game and I asked if even that was 5 to which the lady offered to do 3 on it. DS Lite was asking price and the last 4 games were at a sale with 2 GameCube sports games out, when I asked about games the kid brought out a few more GC games and the lone N64 game. When I asked how much he offered to do .50 per a GC and a quarter for the N64 game to which I offered a buck then when I decided to grab Star Wars also he said .25 more would work. Worms Blast was the only complete game out of the 3 GC games.
 
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2 Complete PS2 Games - 2
3 PS1 Games - 3
Atari & C64 Plug & Plays - 1.50
 
The PS2 games were asking a buck each. The PS1 games the guy said he wanted 2 or 3 each. I offered 3 for the two I got and got the FFVII demo added in for free. The Plug & Plays were asking price at .50 for the Atari one and 1 for the C64 one.
 
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#825 detectiveconan16   Deposit the bottles. CAGiversary!   5261 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:07 PM

Went to two sales on my way grocery shopping. Found something, though it isn't much. Just an official Yellow N64 controller, after a little cleaning is in great condition, and a Lord of the Rings Lego Set, Shelob Attacks. The box was open, but the bags weren't.   Total $7


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#826 Jedi1979   Mobster Kitties! CAGiversary!   3307 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:59 PM

   Havent posted since my vintage star wars haul last year, but I always enjoy following this thread and I picked up a huge lot today of Gameboy , N64, 32x, and Genesis games. N64 with expansion, 4 controllers(one jungle green), Sega Genesis with 32x and connections including the expansion module which I haven't even seen before, Paid a bit more then I usually do but i couldn't pass it up.
 
total for the lot was $160, Originally it was $150 for everything except the Gameboy games which i didn't even see at first, and when i noticed them he said only $10 since the system wasn't there, I think i may make close or possibly more then what i paid just from the Gameboy games.
 
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#827 mguiddy   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   5933 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:29 PM

Wow at all those decent condition boxed N64, 32x, and cardboard Genesis titles.

 

And awesome Great Empires find as well.  I loved Pharaoh when I was younger.



#828 midlifecrisisMkII  

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:41 PM

Nice score Jedi. A find with that many boxed games in one place would be worth it to me.   The Genesis/32x "bundle" would be nice as well.  Not a lot of Sega love in my area.

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Hit a neighborhood sale today and found a few things.

 

1st lot for $5:

Gameboy Color Atomic Purple +4 games

 -The Rugrats Movie, Malibu Beach Volleyball, 102 Dalamations: Puppies to the Rescue, Game Watch Gallery 2

Quantum Leap iQuest + 5 carts

 

2nd lot for $5:

6 PS2 games all with manuals

-Gitaroo Man, Bombastic, We Love Katamari, SSX Tricky, SSX on Tour, SSX3

 

3rd lot for $25:

Wii with all the cables, 2 remotes and 2 nunchuks, memory card

-Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 1, microphone, guitar



#829 Kaipper  

Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:50 PM

Only video game stuff I saw this morning was some PS2 shovelware. Still had a good find today though.

 

At my second stop of the day I asked if they had games or DVDs, she went into the house and got a box packed with movies and told me I could have the whole box for $5. I saw the first six seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and that alone would make it worth it for me so I agreed...as I was going to pay she told me to hold on while she went back inside and got one of those huge cases that holds about 40 disks, and that was almost full too. So I got everything for $5, that was my big find of the day.

 

It ended up being mostly horror, so I'll be selling a good portion of it. Keeping some of the other titles though:

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At another sale I got Sideways, The Prestige, and Matrix Reloaded for $1. They originally said a dollar each, and when I told them I didn't have three singles they said go ahead, take them all for a dollar.  :D

 

My only other finds for the day were some CDs (Disney Mania 1, 3, and 4 to flip, plus two others to keep) for $4, and a boxed set of four original Winnie the Pooh books for fifty cents. I'll probably keep that for nostalgia's sake.



#830 Geekquisitions   Evil Incarnate CAGiversary!   2615 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:12 PM

Well, I'm back!

 

After going out to a yard sale yesterday and having some other lunatic run out of his car to grab a box out of my hands, yelling about how he had been sitting there for hour waiting for the sale to start, and proceed to offer double every price the sale runners quoted to me when I asked about things, I made it a point to get an early start today, especially since there were a bunch of local sales offering games.

I was up at 6:30 and out the door by 7:30.  Nothing like competition for a little incentive.

The first sale I stopped at was nearby.  I saw a PS2 and a stack of games in a box.  The guy says $20 for the PS2 and $1 each for the games, I offered $20 for the unit and 4 games which he gladly accepted.

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I asked if he had any other games, older stuff, and he pulls a garbage bag out of his garage.  $10 for the lot, $30 in total at this sale.  And Lost Vikings 2!  That's one I don't have.   The SNES and controllers are a little rough, but for that price along with Starcraft and Ocarina of Time, I'm good.
 

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Off to the next sale -- way out west, advertised a GameCube.  I arrive as they are starting, timing it perfectly to not be an early bird as they had said none.  Apparently, someone had e-mailed them with a $20 offer on their controller-less GameCube with Smash Bros (MINT!) and one other game (nothing noteworthy).  I offered $25, but they didn't want to break their promise.  They never changed their ad after promising it to the emailer (there's a lot of this going around, apparently)...however, the sale wasn't a waste of time for several reasons.

Firstly, there were a bunch of other sales in the area.  Most unadvertised, signs only.  I played a game of follow the arrows, and had more hits than duds!

I ask about games at another sale, and someone goes into the garage and comes out with a Sega Game Gear case!  There aren't many games and Sega stuff is secondary.  He offers it for $15, I offer $5, we meet halfway at $7.
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So far, I've spent $37, and I make my way to another sale, when someone stops me and asks if I was the one asking about a GameCube at the earlier sale.  Apparently, they had overheard me, and had just seen someone with a GameCube and a ton of games at another yard sale!  They give me the address and I'm off like a shot.

They did have a NGC with a bunch of games in very nice shape, as well as a PSX and a stack of games (but nothing too noteworthy).  They're asking $125 for the lot.  I ask how much it would be without the PlayStation stuff, and they tell me $75.  I lobbed out a lower offer, and again we meet at $60.  I had seen a copy of Smash Bros. and Mario Kart at the top of the stack, and was pleasantly surprised when I realized that out of the 19 games, those weren't the only gems.  Also, hey, Wavebird!  And that carrying case is pretty sweet!

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Total spent $97.  At this point, I'm glad I stopped at the ATM and took out $200 last night.

 

While heading to the first sale that mentioned Playstation and Nintendo games for 9:00, I kept passing other sales.  I passed on a giant bin of (mostly worthless despite being a really nice selection) PS2 games for $1 apiece -- Normally I go for anything I don't have, but I really need to pare down my collection a bit.  I pull over to a tent sale, and ask the little old lady if she happens to have any video games.  She moves a few things and reveals a big basket of Sega Master System, Genesis, and Saturn games!  She tells me it's $50 for it along with the two systems she has inside.  However, she can only find one system, and takes $20 off.  Skylanders was in the bag with the Saturn and accessories, so, bonus.
 

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Yard Sale Finds 8/24/2013 by geekquisitions, on Flickr

I've never seen third party Saturn controllers before, nor controller extension cables.

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HELL YEAH COOL SPOT!  Barring any decent offers, I'm fairly certain that and Indy are going into my collection.  And I don't believe I own a copy of Battle Monsters, either.

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Again, a lot of these are ones I haven't seen before.  Despite primarily wanting to resell, due to financial and space constraints, I just might end up saving a bunch of these.

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Master System games!  At $127 now.

Passed by another sale and found this little doll.  This is a fun little display piece for a buck.

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$128 in the hole.

Turns out the sale that advertised PSX and Nintendo games just...wasn't there.  I knocked on the door, and the guy tells me that the games are his son's and he was called into work.  I mention I drove a bit to get there just for them and leave my number, asking that he give me a buzz and I'll come by later or tomorrow to see what he has if he's interested in selling them.

I then drive like mad for 40 minutes to get to the other sale that advertised a massive collection for sale.  And my God, what a collection.

True to form, someone had e-mailed the guy in advance and arranged to come early for all of the high-end stuff.  However, there were still milk crates, totes, and boxes all FULL of games for every system.  I kept myself in check, and picked up a few interesting looking things and NES games I wanted to add to my collection, plus a bunch of spare cables, cases, manuals, and an interesting little Nintendo 64 Camera.

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$10 for the lot, his wife seemed to really want him to get rid of everything.  At $138 now.

I have a bunch of sales left on my list, but I keep seeing signs for sales that I didn't see advertised online.  Having had great luck with them before, I continue to follow them, and it pays off.  I see a Star Fox 64 box -- it's empty.  But there is some other gaming stuff in the cardboard box next to it, and a few more empty N64 boxes nearby.  Its clearly been picked over.

I ask how much and she leaves no room to haggle.  My wallet a scant $6 lighter, I'm heading back to my car.

 

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Yard Sale Finds 8/24/2013 by geekquisitions, on Flickr

Two systems!  Again, nothing for the SNES and it looks a little rough, but hey, they were less than $3 each, and came with...

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Complete Genny games!  Nothing to write home about...

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A couple spare Sega manuals...this is a very Game Gear day.

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Some N64 manuals and inserts!  Not bad...

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If only I had been there when they had these SNES games...

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But an Adventure Island 2 and SMB/DH manual, among the others?  That's nice.

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Yard Sale Finds 8/24/2013 by geekquisitions, on Flickr

And I can probably box that copy of Ocarina I found earlier!

 
Having spent $144 and it getting late, I hit a multi-family sale that turns out to be half a dozen houses along a stretch of road.  Miss, miss, I park between two and head up one driveway to see just Skylanders everywhere.  They want $60, I really didn't want to spend more than $40 on them since all I know about them is that their prices fluctuate quite a bit.  They're insisting they are valuable, and tell me that I can have them for $50.  I tell them I'll think about it and check their claims on my phone while I meander to the other sale.

I arrive just as someone is paying for a GameCube and a huge stack of games.  There are still a couple left, nothing noteworthy though.  The sale runner asks if there's anything special I want and I tell him I'm looking mainly for Nintendo games, any systems.  He tells me he'll check, and I go back across the street.

Some negotiating later that involved a bit of backpedaling and reluctance to sel at all, I spend $55 on the Skylanders lot.
 

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Yard Sale Finds 8/24/2013 by geekquisitions, on Flickr

I don't know the names of any of these except for Ghost Roaster and I think I managed to segregate the pirate ship and skeleton castle correctly -- any help on these would be appreciated.  I think on is a Dark Spyro?

While I'm sure I got a good deal, I'm up to $199 spent for the day and my wad feels pretty light.

I go back to the other house where the seller has found me a Double Dash, Smash Bros Melee, and Link's Awakening, offering them to me for $5.   I pick up Sonic Unleashed and Star Wars Lightsaber Battles (that other guy had grabbed the copy of The Force Unleashed I had been eyeing before he split, apparently) and the total damage is $7.
 

I spent $206 and it's about noon, noonthirty.  I try a couple more sales, no luck, pass on some PS2 games and a $50 boxed Magnavox Odyssey 2, and head home.

This is my first post here guys, although I used to be a regular in the yard sale thread on CAG (so I hope I don't get blowback for haggling with people -- I've seen a few threads on here where people offered others more than they were asking, which is really cool, but part of the fun for me, and a time-honored tradition there, is sharpening my negotiation skills and finding awesome things as cheaply as possible).  I hope you enjoyed it, and if you're interested in anything I picked up, please don't be shy.  While some of it may be going into my collection, I'm going to get murdered if too much of it stays in the house for too long.  Thanks for reading!

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#831 Neuropod   Fine work, skeleton! CAGiversary!   2091 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago   Has been playing Bloodborne
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:08 AM

You just completely overshadowed my only major find of this week...

 

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The figures in my lot are: Spyro, Bash, Eruptor, Terrafin, Sonic Boom, and Prism Break; the two "level" figures are Darklight Crypt and Pirate Seas; and the two items are Healing Elixir and Time Twist Hourglass. There's also the Portal, USB dongle, PS3 game, and that big display case thingie.

 

I picked these up for...*gulp* $20. I think it's a good deal but I'm not sure and I too was going to ask what my fellow CAGs thought of it. I've done a little research and it seems Darklight Crypt and the two items originally came with Ghost Roaster (mentioned by the above poster, a figure worth about $50...) which makes me a little sad. Also, the pirate ship & Terrafin came in a set with two items which are also missing. Anyway, I think I'll have some fun with these before I sell 'em, but I was just wondering if I did good on these.

 

The sellers (a kid and his mom, of course) also had a bunch of Nerf stuff out, I got them to throw in one of these Nerf drum magazines to sweeten the deal...I know those are worth a lil' bit on ebay and they are fun as hell to use too. 


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#832 McCHitman   Reigning Champ CAGiversary!   223 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

I usually don't have any luck at all with Yard Sales, but yesterday I scored this for $5. The case isn't lenticular but that's ok. XQptyt1.jpg


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#833 crows in black   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:26 AM

 

After going out to a yard sale yesterday and having some other lunatic run out of his car to grab a box out of my hands, yelling about how he had been sitting there for hour waiting for the sale to start, and proceed to offer double every price the sale runners quoted to me when I asked about things, I made it a point to get an early start today, especially since there were a bunch of local sales offering games.

 

 

WTF?! So what happened with this? You just let the guy take the box from you!? Did the people running the sale tell him to F-off or did he actually pay double for everything or what? This is ridiculous! You can't just rip something out of someone else's hands at a yard sale! 



#834 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder CAGiversary!   10485 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:18 AM

WTF?! So what happened with this? You just let the guy take the box from you!? Did the people running the sale tell him to F-off or did he actually pay double for everything or what? This is ridiculous! You can't just rip something out of someone else's hands at a yard sale! 

It's happened to me 2 times. My nemesis is my nemesis because he did it to me took a xbox out of my hands. Another duo did it to me too with a box of comics. Since both incidents I've figured out they all know each other.



#835 crows in black   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

crows in black

Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:22 AM

I guess my question is why would you let someone do that....and I would think in most cases the person running the sale would refuse to sell to some a-hole that did that anyway. If you were holding a yard sale and someone ripped something out of someones hands and came up to you to pay would you really be okay with that?! I would tell the guy to get the hell out!



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:17 AM

I doubt they just let it happen. For the most part, people don't typically expect things to get ripped out of their hands while shopping. They were surely caught by surprise and didn't have an iron grip on the items because...well, there is usually no reason to.

In this situation (and assuming they witnessed this taking place), I think most sellers would probably refuse to sell to the jerk. But if offered more money, I imagine there are plenty who would give in.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:24 PM

He was offering more.  Like, eBay prices.  $10 for cart-only Legend of Zelda for GBA.  If he was a reseller, his profits would have been razor-thin.  Triple digits for the lot.  Plus, the woman running the sale had mentioned her daughters had been having success selling on Amazon for bank.  I had $80 on me.  It wasn't worth it.  I went to a nearby unlisted sale and paid $5 for a Pokemon GBC, first party SP case, and Pokemon Blue.  The best revenge is living well.

 

I played it cool and made him look like a frothing psychopath.  I simply pointed out how aggressive he was being and how he needed to chill out, and he got very defensive.  It was fun.  The lady gave me a big smile and wink.  Not looking like a douche was worth not escalating it.

 

Frankly, though, it's almost not worth it to go to sales advertising video games anymore.  Its always insane and people are playing dirty (e-mailing and asking for things to be held for them, making fake listings, showing up hours early, etc).  Almost all of my finds on Saturday were at sales that didn't advertise games (to my knowledge) or even on Craigslist and I found via signs.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

Also, just fixed the last photo.  Used the Skylanders one twice, oops.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

I got my find of the season today. I know I will not top it. I asked about games and it paid off (I'm about 7/100 on average for asking about games and having success). :whee:

Goddammit, Slowdive, I need to know!



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crows in black

Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

Frankly, though, it's almost not worth it to go to sales advertising video games anymore. Its always insane and people are playing dirty (e-mailing and asking for things to be held for them, making fake listings, showing up hours early, etc). Almost all of my finds on Saturday were at sales that didn't advertise games (to my knowledge) or even on Craigslist and I found via signs.


This is exactley what I've been saying for the past 2 years now too. People that advertise games usually want ebay prices anyway. However theres always exceptions. I beat a reseller who waited TWO HOURS outside a house this past weekend by about 5 seconds, it was awesome.

 

So I see an ad posted for a SNES with "tons of nes and snes games" on a Sunday at 12pm. I figure I'd check it out since there's nothing else going on anyway. The ad didn't list a house number, just a street, I decided I'll drive by the house at 10am just to scope it out and maybe they would be out early (people that start sales THAT late usually end up starting them way earlier than advertised). Now I've told a story before about this reseller who waited on the porch of a house a 6AM for a sale that started at 8AM just to get 3 NES sports games....well guess who is slowly driving up and down the street at 10am? You guessed it! So I said to myself, screw this, I'll just drive around and look for some other sales and come back around 11:45 and maybe I'll get lucky. So about 11;40 I come back, he is sitting in his car at one end of the street....I'm sitting at the other end. Suddenly a woman comes out and puts a sign in the yard (the house is like right in the middle of our two cars) ....I thought now "oh Fuck it, this a-hole is going to get it again anyway, its not worth the hassle" thenI suddenly had a change of heart and thought "no! screw this guy, I am getting these damn games!" so I jump out of my car and ran as fast as I could to the yard. Lucky for me the reseller is in his 50s at least and looks like he weighs in at about 350lbs so he wasn't really going to beat me. Then he starts yelling at her from across the street "hey! hey! do you have any..."  and before he can get a sentence out, I am already in the yard and I said "hey I'm buying all the video games you have!"

 

The lady says to me "oh yeah you are the guy that emailed me right?" So apparently some other reseller already emailed her the day before and told her some story about how his 5 year old "collects old nintendo games" .....uhhh sure she does. She even said "yeah I kinda laughed at your email, I'm surprised someone so young would be interested in old games " So basically she thinks I am the one who emailed her and I end up buying the most mint SNES system I've ever seen and a bag of about 20 N64 games for $30. The best part, the reseller finally waddled his way up the drive way and watched me buy all the stuff that he waited 2 HOURS for right from under him. He just pretended to look around the sale and then walked off like nothing happened. I was glad to finally stick it to the guy who is responsible for all the "oh yeah we just sold our games to some guy as soon as we started the sale" that I have to hear every weekend