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2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!


#61 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12557 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:34 AM

I know it wasn't a steal, but I would say this was a great find :P

 

http://www.cheapassg...ead/?p=10217477



#62 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1005 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

gatordeve86

Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:31 PM

nothing huge to find but i did get this for $3.99

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also picked up a couple Disney cds for my daughters and Disney Charades mint and complete for $1.91

got a Pier 1 hanging "VHS" rack (fits blu-rays perfectly) for $5 too



#63 786110   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:48 PM

Rayman 2 (n64) - $3

Diddy Kong Racing  - $3

 

they also had an unmarked Mario Paint cartridge but they refused to sell it to me



#64 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Billytwoshoes

Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:34 PM

Some really good finds this weekend, especially for Conker.  The TI graphing calculator find is good too, I've never come across one on all my years of thrifting (because most everyone knows how valuable they are).

 

Had a decent weekend too, picked up the following:

 

PS1 MediEvil (disc only) - $1.50

PS1 Medal of Honor (black label, complete) - $1.50

Official Sega Genesis 6-button controller - $2.50

 

Funny thing to note about the MediEvil game, as it was originally inside an NFL Game Day 98 case instead, which goes to show that you should check out all the sports games just in case (found a few memory cards this way as well that were worth buying the game for).

 

I know it wasn't a steal, but I would say this was a great find :P

 

http://www.cheapassg...ead/?p=10217477

I added this one to the OP list, as its hard enough to find a rare item like that, CIB is another story all together.



#65 Lord Darias   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Lord Darias

Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

Found Ape Escape for the PS1 at goodwill for .99...Original case and very little scratches but missing the cover/booklet...:( Oh well anything that works is pretty much worth .99...



#66 STEVE05   The Darkest Timeline CAGiversary!   1612 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:04 PM

 

 

Funny thing to note about the MediEvil game, as it was originally inside an NFL Game Day 98 case instead, which goes to show that you should check out all the sports games just in case (found a few memory cards this way as well that were worth buying the game for).

 

Very good advice. I've had it happen to me a few times with disc-based games. I remember finding a Smash Bros Melee case once that unfortunately had some Hot Wheels game inside of the actual Smash disc. I still bought it though since the case and manual were in great shape. Ended up visiting the same Goodwill a week or so later...and seen a Hot Wheels game.

 

I remembered what happened, checked inside the case, and sure enough there was a Smash Bros disc inside!

 

I always check.



#67 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6811 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

Heh, I haven't found a thing worth buying at thrift stores in L.A./SoCal in well over a decade.  Seriously, are there any remotely decent thrift stores in L.A.?



#68 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1252 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:03 AM

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Third day in a row was a charm. $1 for the TMNT plate, $5.50 for the guitar controller, $10 for Animal Crossing (complete, didnt check the Club Nintendo code yet). Hadnt played RockBand3 in months, sync the guitar....played for 2hrs!



#69 MasaTFC   Vortex of Failure CAGiversary!   5043 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:52 AM

nothing huge to find but i did get this for $3.99

DSC01479_zps0406a14f.jpg

 

also picked up a couple Disney cds for my daughters and Disney Charades mint and complete for $1.91

got a Pier 1 hanging "VHS" rack (fits blu-rays perfectly) for $5 too

Is that game any good? I have been curious about for a few years...



#70 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8585 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:56 AM

I've found two copies of that last year... I still haven't gotten around to counting everything.  At least I can piece one complete game together if need be

Make that three... :lol:



#71 MasaTFC   Vortex of Failure CAGiversary!   5043 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:02 AM

Make that three... :lol:

where at this time? belle Vernon again (if you went that far twice in a week, that's a lot of driving)



#72 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8585 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:01 AM

where at this time? belle Vernon again (if you went that far twice in a week, that's a lot of driving)

No, a local store.



#73 mitemouse   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   633 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:27 PM

Another find to add to 2013 was the cib family fun athletic world i found before stadium events was found at the same goodwill in charlotte, nc a few hours later.. I sold the game to the same collector who bought the stadium events for $450..

 

http://www.cheapassg.../#entry10435206



#74 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:37 PM

I've had some good luck recently with board games, I think my latest find yesterday is my best yet.  Risk LOTR Trilogy Edition (complete) was $2, and the Atari paddle set was $4.  I'll have to go steal my parent's 2600 sometime to go test the paddles fully, it'll give me an excuse to play Warlords again.

 

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Another find to add to 2013 was the cib family fun athletic world i found before stadium events was found at the same goodwill in charlotte, nc a few hours later.. I sold the game to the same collector who bought the stadium events for $450..

 

http://www.cheapassg.../#entry10435206

I went ahead and added this as well, spoiler'd the OP for this as its getting pretty long.  Keep them coming though, saves me the effort of going through the 2013 thread page by page.



#75 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

robwhois

Posted 15 January 2014 - 01:56 AM

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So went to one of my local Goodwill's, and was looking at the electronics case that they have near the register that has the more expensive stuff locked up and saw this leaning against the glass. Checked it out, and the game is flawless. I can't even see a scratch on the thing. Not sure if you guys can see the price, $24.99,. Had a $10 credit, so game came out to $14.99 plus tax. Nice find for me, especially since I just got a WiiU for my daughter for Christmas. Oh and I almost forgot but the strangest thing to me, was that this game was supposedly at this goodwill since the 9th. How this lasted since then, I'll never know, especially since I have been  at this store since then and didn't see the game the last time there.



#76 MasaTFC   Vortex of Failure CAGiversary!   5043 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:26 AM

Very good advice. I've had it happen to me a few times with disc-based games. I remember finding a Smash Bros Melee case once that unfortunately had some Hot Wheels game inside of the actual Smash disc. I still bought it though since the case and manual were in great shape. Ended up visiting the same Goodwill a week or so later...and seen a Hot Wheels game.

 

I remembered what happened, checked inside the case, and sure enough there was a Smash Bros disc inside!

 

I always check.

I had a similar experience today

 

Went to a GW before my last clients appointment. Saw the case for Star Wars Battlefront for Xbox. Was really thrilled...until I opened it up and saw the disc for The Incredibles was there. There were a few different Xbox games, looked in all of them but nothing.

 

So I stashed it and plan on going back in a few days. Hopefully it works out



#77 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Billytwoshoes

Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:48 PM

Nice on the WW HD, I've yet to see a Wii U game at my local GWs (none of mine have the Target overstock that I've seen others post on here).

 

Small pick up for today, got a complete copy of Teen Titans for Gamecube for $4.  The tag date was yesterday, might of missed out on some other titles on the day that I skipped.



#78 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1149 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

Got a fat ps2 with all cables, memory card and 2 first party controllers for 9.99. Happy with that, easy fli0

#79 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

robwhois

Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:49 AM

Nice on the WW HD, I've yet to see a Wii U game at my local GWs (none of mine have the Target overstock that I've seen others post on here).

 

Small pick up for today, got a complete copy of Teen Titans for Gamecube for $4.  The tag date was yesterday, might of missed out on some other titles on the day that I skipped.

Yeah this one goodwill by me has been getting some pretty recent games lately including wiiu, 3ds and xbox360 stuff(guessing Target overstock). They had a GTA5 for the 360 for 30 bucks the other day and Just Dance 4 for the 360 and WiiU for 25 each,  which i didn't pick up but they did have some other stuff that I did pick up today which I still need to take pictures of, and be up in alittle bit



#80 MasaTFC   Vortex of Failure CAGiversary!   5043 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:50 AM

Yeah this one goodwill by me has been getting some pretty recent games lately including wiiu, 3ds and xbox360 stuff(guessing Target overstock). They had a GTA5 for the 360 for 30 bucks the other day and Just Dance 4 for the 360 and WiiU for 25 each,  which i didn't pick up but they did have some other stuff that I did pick up today which I still need to take pictures of, and be up in alittle bit

bring it!!!!!!

 

seriously, I had no luck today. at all.



#81 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

robwhois

Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:45 AM

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So went to the same goodwill I went to yesterday and first saw Pokemon Y for the 3ds in the case for 19.99.

Then saw the WiiU pro controller for 19.99. Also found that Superman t-shirt for 2.99. I don't even play Pokemon stuff and neither does my daughter so will probably flip or trade that. The controller will definitely be useful for the WiiU I got my daughter for christmas. The shirt is a large, which I haven't been since I was like 15(34 now), but it was just to cool to pass up at 2.99



#82 tlm455   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   170 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:53 PM

@robwhois - Any picture on what the shirt looks like? Is it just blue with superman logo?

 

Got some nice finds at my goodwill. Every other thrift is extremely overpriced.

 

2x Sony Walkman SRF-39 - SEALED - $5

Freaky Flyers for Gamecube Complete - $3

GBA 4-Player Link Cable - SEALED - $3

Tiger Electronics LCD Game - Batman Forever Double Dose Of Doom - SEALED - $5

 

The Tiger LCD Game is something I'd never thought I see, especially brand new.



#83 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

robwhois

Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

@robwhois - Any picture on what the shirt looks like? Is it just blue with superman logo?

 

Got some nice finds at my goodwill. Every other thrift is extremely overpriced.

 

2x Sony Walkman SRF-39 - SEALED - $5

Freaky Flyers for Gamecube Complete - $3

GBA 4-Player Link Cable - SEALED - $3

Tiger Electronics LCD Game - Batman Forever Double Dose Of Doom - SEALED - $5

 

The Tiger LCD Game is something I'd never thought I see, especially brand new.

I don't have a picture of it yet, but yeah it's a darker blue t-shirt with the  superman logo  front and center



#84 strawyleader997   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1035 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

strawyleader997

Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:02 AM

Midnight Club 3 DUB edition with bonus DUB dvd (original xbox, black label)(FACTORY SEALED) -$3 (I can't find one on ebay that's black label and sealed)

Samurai Shown(sega genesis) -$2

Weapon Lord(sega genesis)(complete) -$2

Justice League Task Force(sega genesis)(complete) -$2

Maximum Carnage (sega genesis)(complete and it looks like it's never been used) -$2

General Chaos (sega genesis)(complete and in very good condition) -$2



#85 MasaTFC   Vortex of Failure CAGiversary!   5043 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

Midnight Club 3 DUB edition with bonus DUB dvd (original xbox, black label)(FACTORY SEALED) -$3 (I can't find one on ebay that's black label and sealed)
Samurai Shown(sega genesis) -$2
Weapon Lord(sega genesis)(complete) -$2
Justice League Task Force(sega genesis)(complete) -$2
Maximum Carnage (sega genesis)(complete and it looks like it's never been used) -$2
General Chaos (sega genesis)(complete and in very good condition) -$2


ahem *cough cough*

you could unload some of those genesis games to this guy

#86 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Billytwoshoes

Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:58 PM

Unfortunately someone in my area picked the worst Goodwill to donate his old consoles to (the same one that priced a Wii bundle at $120).  So now I see a Genesis, SMS, 2600, PS3, and a 360, all at or above eBay prices mocking me from behind the jewelry counter.  If it was the one three miles away, it would of been a different story.

 

The only good thing was is that their team missed the Sega Saturn and tossed it back in the general electronics for $10, which I grabbed obviously.



#87 strawyleader997   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1035 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

strawyleader997

Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:40 PM

ahem *cough cough*

you could unload some of those genesis games to this guy

Which genesis games were you interested in? I currently don't have a genesis with cords to even use them.



#88 chris_sc77  

Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:43 PM

found a copy of Lego Star wars for PS3 at goodwill for $3



#89 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11840 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:51 AM

Thrift finds have been mostly crap around here lately, ever since my closest GW replaced the manager.  Prices have gone up up up.  And now they're doing this "Round Up" bullshit to try to get more money.  Hell, you already jacked up your prices, in addition to doing eBay lookups, and you want me to round my total up to the next dollar?  Fuck you.

 

I did stop at a different GW tonight (Greensburg) and they had a TON of PS2 games.  Nothing notable, except for an complete, amazing condition copy of Gallop Racer 2004.



#90 MasaTFC   Vortex of Failure CAGiversary!   5043 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:23 AM

Thrift finds have been mostly crap around here lately, ever since my closest GW replaced the manager.  Prices have gone up up up.  And now they're doing this "Round Up" bullshit to try to get more money.  Hell, you already jacked up your prices, in addition to doing eBay lookups, and you want me to round my total up to the next dollar?   Fuck you.

 

I did stop at a different GW tonight (Greensburg) and they had a TON of PS2 games.  Nothing notable, except for an complete, amazing condition copy of Gallop Racer 2004.

dood they pulled that shit on me last week up in Moon Township. I was thinking "are you fucking kidding me?" but then it was like two cents to the nearest dollar and I just went with it. The lady got all 6 people in front of me to do it too, which was shocking.

 

Any notice that on their receipt there are "points" being accumulated? I was told it is a beta for an upcoming rewards program