Nice finds, everyone. That SNES looks beautiful, Fonewearl.
I'm a bit behind in my posting, but I've been out like crazy and its been pretty awesome. Here are my finds from last Friday, 9/6:
I kick Friday off out west. I had been talking to someone on CraigsList the night before who had a lot of two 3DSes for sale, with some games, for $140. However, the lady and I had tickets to Wicked Thursday night, so I couldn't pick it up and we made arrangements for me to come by on Friday. It just so happened, my yard sale route took me into their area.
I let Mrs. Geek sleep in while I got out the door bright and early. The first sale I drove by was all kinds of creepy -- loads of Star Trek collector's plates, and not a single person around. I didn't see any gaming stuff, or the sale runner to ask, so I was off to the next sale.
I poked around for a bit and didn't see any gaming stuff. When I asked, though, the dude running the sale poked around in a CD bin, and found a disc-only copy of Kingdom Hearts. I picked it up for a dollar, and as I was leaving, a mass of gray cable caught my eye. I saw the lovely Apple-esque white of a Wii underneath. Another fiver later and the day is already off to a nice start.
Wii console, no wiimotes, and Kingdom Hearts: $6
I hit a few more sales, and nothing. No one has any gaming stuff. Boo! I turn down another street, to head to an unlisted sale, and stop at a sale that's just setting up on the same street - a neighbor taking advantage of the signs and traffic. DOUBLE UNLISTED SALE. No real "gaming" stuff, but they are apparently sick of these little guys who are taking over their entire house and let me take them off their hands for a $10 adoption fee. Then I notice Pikachu, and fork over another buck.
Skylanders and Pikachu: $11
25 pieces of Skylanders (including bags and portals) @ $10 = $0.40 each
Running total spent: $17
I found another sale that had some Star Wars figures. I chatted with the sale runners, lamenting how I also had collected them when I was younger and that they're completely worthless now, while the son ran inside to check for games. He accepted $3 for the lot which included a wallet with a bunch of PlayStation Magazine demo discs. The funniest thing ever, though, was this giant meathead guy who showed up and was asking about Darth Maul and Boba Fett stuff, going on about how Maul was his favorite Star Wars character ever. I stifled my giggling until I got back to my car.
PSX sealed games and demo discs: $3
Cost per item for 18 items - $0.17 ea.
Total for the day: $20
In my favorite CraigsList find in a while, I end my yardsaling day picking these up for $140:
The best part was that Paper Mario, Sonic, and the second, sealed Angry Birds weren't even discussed beforehand, they were just thrown in as the seller had found them. I would have offered more, but because it was CraigsList, I only brought the exact amount with me out of caution. So, sweet find to cap off my Friday!
3DS Lot: $140
Cost per item for 10 items: $14
Total for the day: $160
This was good. But Saturday...oh, Saturday, was so much better.