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2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!


#1501 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7119 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:49 PM

Heard this on the latest Judge John Hodgman podcast:



#1502 NESplayersince1985  

NESplayersince1985

Posted 04 December 2014 - 11:27 PM

I saw wii u dance 4 for 5 dollars. Someone had it on hold. Anyone know if that game is any good? I think it is a game better on 360. I'm not into dance games.

#1503 UnderFire  

Posted 05 December 2014 - 06:00 AM

Not a huge findd, but this is very cool to me and something I have never seen, and never expected to find in the wild.

 

Rage Against the Machine's - The Ghost of Tom Joad single, complete and in amazing shape to boot, was so stoked when I found it at goodwill.

 

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#1504 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2014 - 02:43 PM

I had an interesting find at an out of the way GW (one that always disappoints when I go). I had to go to the Kmart across the street to pick up some cheap games, so I dropped by to see what I could find. Sure enough, all of there DVD's and games were special prices. Some were the regular $3, some were $6 or more(!!) for no apparent reason.

Anyways, I was getting ready to leave, but I went down the craptronics aisle one last time and spotted this:

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After looking it up, I didn't hesitate to buy it. I still need to test it, but if it works.... :D/


I can't tell but is that a TS4 port server? They are worth a bit and we use them at work. However, they seem to go out regularly. I'd check it and verify it works before listing of possible.

#1505 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Billytwoshoes

Posted 05 December 2014 - 04:57 PM

Minor pick up, found a Platinum Gamecube console on the shelf for $10, picked it up because there was Pokemon Colosseum in the tray.  Really surprised no one swiped the disc in the two days prior it was out there.

 

I would say faith in humanity was restored, but more than likely it was just laziness to even check (which I already fully believe in).



#1506 NESplayersince1985  

NESplayersince1985

Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:26 PM

Minor pick up, found a Platinum Gamecube console on the shelf for $10, picked it up because there was Pokemon Colosseum in the tray. Really surprised no one swiped the disc in the two days prior it was out there.

I would say faith in humanity was restored, but more than likely it was just laziness to even check (which I already fully believe in).

I also saw one yesterday it was missing parts and sadly no game in it. I Already Have Two Working gamecubes.

#1507 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Billytwoshoes

Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:04 PM

I also saw one yesterday it was missing parts and sadly no game in it. I Already Have Two Working gamecubes.

If this one works I'll be up to four, one indigo, one black, and two platinum.  I've been wanting to pick up an orange spice one just for the hell of it, though no chance of one coming up while thrifting.



#1508 NESplayersince1985  

NESplayersince1985

Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:15 PM

I could look for a orange spice. Probably a rare one. I have a black one and two indigo (purple) one came with a game boy player I found at D.I. The other two I paid retail but the other purple broke. I could probably have it fixed. I don't often see gamecube anymore. I found two gamecube controllers two weeks ago at Saversthey weren't in good shape and I have plenty.

#1509 NESplayersince1985  

NESplayersince1985

Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:17 PM

I saw Wario smooth moves for 5 dollars. I've never played any wario and of course it looked lame. It was on hold and they still had wii u dance no games I like.

#1510 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:18 PM

I would have freaked if it was super mario 3D world. I don't want it for sixty.

#1511 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3950 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:13 AM

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So went to a thrift that I knew was open today, and that had a 50% off sale on everything in the store for 2 hours. Went to go get a zelda ds lite, but it was pretty beat up, so passed, and then looked at the other ds systems, and saw this under all of them. Has no charger, but for 50 bucks(after the discount), thought that was a pretty good deal :) Now I need to find the box for it...


Nice find. Got mines for $80 at cowboom. The top had to be replaced by Nintendo, but was covered. Added screen protector on the whole body and screen and added a case. I think this is one of the best le for the 3ds. FYI- best buy has the zagg protector for $5 clearance.

#1512 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3950 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

The Punisher

Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:20 AM

I seriously have enjoyed reading everyone's post over the last year. I finally got a account. It is nice to know there are more people like me and I'm not alone knowing the value of games. It is fun to know what everyone gets I will try and post my finds.


Welcome! I felt like that too when I first joined. Still new and not good Judging on value of games.

#1513 NESplayersince1985  

NESplayersince1985

Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:57 AM

I'm not really good. I've collected seriously for ten plus years but only games I'd play. Mainly Mario. I have no idea what I have. I get lots of dry spells.

#1514 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 08 December 2014 - 10:18 PM

No picture this time, $.0.50 for a pair of composite cables (always nice to have if I find a NES). And probably the cleanest Guitar Hero World Tour Xbox 360 guitar Ive ever bought for $3. Shoulder strap/battery cover included, no stickers ever applied. 



#1515 NESplayersince1985  

NESplayersince1985

Posted 09 December 2014 - 08:52 AM

I never see nintendo systems in the wild. I got a free one from this old game store a few years ago.

#1516 MattyV1973   Yeah, I'm a podder... CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

MattyV1973

Posted 09 December 2014 - 12:06 PM

At one of the local Goodwills I picked up a black Gamecube with no cords or controllers for $3 (had a Mario Party disc in it) a couple of weeks ago (I have an indigo one already) and this weekend I found laying on a shelf a Gamecube Gameboy Player Start-Up Disc with case & manual for $1! I scoured the store looking for the player but couldn't find it. Ah well, threw it up on fleabay as a BIN. Thanks to this thread I've learned a lot on what to look out for!



#1517 silencedcricket   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   23 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 01:51 AM

I recently had a couple good finds, one was a stack of PS1 games for $1 a piece including FF Anthology, FF Tactics, and Suikoden (a first for me) and the second was an actual working Aura Interactor for $10 (I had never seen one of these in person before but always wanted one back in the day for my Genesis games).



#1518 Sizemore44   Old School Lurker CAGiversary!   117 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Sizemore44

Posted 10 December 2014 - 01:58 AM

My wife and I got:

A Knight's Tale (DVD), The Hives (Veni, Vidi, Viscous? cd), Pulp CD (wife is a fan of them), A best of New Order CD, and Pete Yorn music for the mourning after for $4 



#1519 Mclovin1108   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   176 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Mclovin1108

Posted 10 December 2014 - 04:06 AM

picked up a umd carrying case that holds up to 8 umds for $2 and found 3 games in it. the games were harry potter goblet of fire, harry potter order of the phoenix and tomb raider legend



#1520 786110   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2014 - 01:09 AM

Found at Goodwill Last of Us Remastered donated from Target or whatever their program is for $15

 

Boxart is fucked, and there's no manual.

 

And I have no PS4

 

But why not.



#1521 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2137 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:22 PM

Saw a Mighty Final Fight yesterday for $35. Great price, but I hesitated, and thus lost out on it 10 minutes later when I returned and it was gone. Though i have plenty of games, the original Nes isnt really my system. Still should not have let that get away.



#1522 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:05 AM

http://youtu.be/zLqJg9zokeE

 

 

Totally forgot to snap a pick this week, but all of it is in the video. The 50 dollar Zelda 3ds system is probably my fav, but some other cool things as well. If you have a chance, check it out, and comment, sub and all that fun



#1523 wheels  

Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:33 AM

I got a Diablo III Brady games guide for $5 at a goodwill today, it's the PC/Mac version, I'm playing the PS4 version right now so I'm pretty happy to have found it

#1524 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11704 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2014 - 06:06 AM

Haven't went to a Thrift Store in such a long time. Been a while since I had a decent find. Going to Salvation Army tomorrow for a 50% off Everything Sale. Hoping I find something decent.



#1525 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2462 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2014 - 11:13 PM

After checking the same goodwill for
about a month I got mint condition with all original inserts for $3.50IMAG0001.jpg IMAG0002.jpg

#1526 tlm455   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   170 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:03 AM

So went to my Goodwill today and picked up two things.

 

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The above works but has stuck buttons, will need to fix that.

 

I also picked up this BENQ FP547 monitor, if anyone knows the prices of these please let me know. I did a little research and can only find stores selling it for $300. I originally bought it for myself.

 

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Note: Images not mine, just stock photos from Google.



#1527 lakers714  

Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:17 AM

So went to my Goodwill today and picked up two things.

 

 

 

The above works but has stuck buttons, will need to fix that.

 

I also picked up this BENQ FP547 monitor, if anyone knows the prices of these please let me know. I did a little research and can only find stores selling it for $300. I originally bought it for myself.

 

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Note: Images not mine, just stock photos from Google.

That monitor is not really worth that, maybe that was the original price when it released 



#1528 tlm455   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   170 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:47 AM

That monitor is not really worth that, maybe that was the original price when it released 

Well, only one site had it with a 25% discount for christmas(of this year) at that $300+. One refurb on Amazon for $100+.



#1529 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

yourlefthand

Posted 15 December 2014 - 06:45 AM

Well, only one site had it with a 25% discount for christmas(of this year) at that $300+. One refurb on Amazon for $100+.


Amazon says it was released in 2003. There's no way it's even worth $50

#1530 tlm455   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   170 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2014 - 07:41 AM

Amazon says it was released in 2003. There's no way it's even worth $50

I found my answer elsewhere, thanks for the replies.