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2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!


#1531 Doomstink   AUTOBOT Retailer Representative   2955 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:26 AM

That looks like it tops out at 1024 x 768. If that is the case, I couldn't see it being worth more than $10 on a good day. Does it offer any features a modern monitor lacks?

#1532 ludus   CAG Ultra Noob CAGiversary!   646 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2014 - 01:36 AM

It must be some kind of rare monitor or something, or a really good quality one that still works good compared to all the new monitors out there. 



#1533 dreamer131313  

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:06 PM

That looks like it tops out at 1024 x 768. If that is the case, I couldn't see it being worth more than $10 on a good day. Does it offer any features a modern monitor lacks?

good guess lol it usualy start at $15 on eBay but it never sells and the only higher was like $40 for a brand new in box one

#1534 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:31 PM

I found a wii microphone and gba.connector 2 player 2.99 and sleeping beauty dvd 2 disc set for my niece. I haven't found much lately.

#1535 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:43 PM

I found a wii microphone and gba.connector 2 player 2.99 and sleeping beauty dvd 2 disc set for my niece. I haven't found much lately.

Most every time I find a good Disney DVD set, either someone already swiped the disc, or its the bonus disc without the main feature.

 

I haven't been able to stop by a GW in awhile, hopefully I'll get one more decent score before the end of the year.



#1536 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 12:06 AM

Mine are usually badly ruined or I hate the movie when I find them. Some Disney movies are lame. FYE down the street sells them for way too much so good day if I find them at goodwill for cheap. I Go To Two Good Wills Like Twice A week. I have a few gba systems why I got the cord. I can only imagine missing out on good games they had the gba advance sp up front in the checker stand.

#1537 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:05 PM

I really dont even have the urge to stop by Goodwill anymore but im glad I did today. Madcatz 2.4GHz Xbox wireless controller and the plug for $3, PS3 RockBand dongle for $2, and a very clean TI-84 Plus Silver Edition with slip and battery cover for $2. 

 

edit- Wario came from Target for $8. I have the complete set of figures now.

 

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#1538 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11840 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:37 PM

I had a pretty nice find today:

 

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Everything is mint in boxes with packing, if not new.  Everything was priced between 3 and 7 per piece, but they gave me the whole lot for $30.  I should make a tidy profit on this one.

 

Gaming stuff, on the other hand, has been drought-worthy.



#1539 midlifecrisisMkII  

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 12:11 AM

Picked up a Spongebob Squarepants Gamecube controller for $4.  Still need to clean it up and test it though.



#1540 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2126 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:35 AM

From the minds of Minolta.



#1541 tlm455   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   170 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2014 - 05:36 AM

That looks like it tops out at 1024 x 768. If that is the case, I couldn't see it being worth more than $10 on a good day. Does it offer any features a modern monitor lacks?

 

Correct, and none that I can see.

It must be some kind of rare monitor or something, or a really good quality one that still works good compared to all the new monitors out there. 

This is what I thought as well. I did find some forums where most of these monitors had died, but it was an old archive.

 

good guess lol it usualy start at $15 on eBay but it never sells and the only higher was like $40 for a brand new in box one

Pretty much lol. Just wasn't sure as to the odd prices sites had them listed for.

 

Thanks for the replys guys! I appreciate it. It's just going to be for my own use :).



#1542 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 08:48 AM

Pretty much lol. Just wasn't sure as to the odd prices sites had them listed for.

 

Thanks for the replys guys! I appreciate it. It's just going to be for my own use :).

Only advice I'd give when looking for price checks is don't check Amazon for a typical sell value.  I've seen some bloated listings for uncommon items.  eBay's recently sold listings is usually the most reliable I've found, IMO.



#1543 tlm455   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   170 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2014 - 04:31 AM

Only advice I'd give when looking for price checks is don't check Amazon for a typical sell value.  I've seen some bloated listings for uncommon items.  eBay's recently sold listings is usually the most reliable I've found, IMO.

 

I agree, I routinely use eBay to check prices. Never have I used Amazon, I barely buy anything from them as prices are lower elsewhere(for what I want anyways). Occasional deals is the only time I use them.

 

The only thing I actually wanted for resale was the Buzz Lightyear CD Player.



#1544 ludus   CAG Ultra Noob CAGiversary!   646 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2014 - 10:57 PM

I agree, I routinely use eBay to check prices. Never have I used Amazon, I barely buy anything from them as prices are lower elsewhere(for what I want anyways). Occasional deals is the only time I use them.

 

The only thing I actually wanted for resale was the Buzz Lightyear CD Player.

Same here. Never used Amazon to compare prices, because ebay usually has the best prices listed anyways. 



#1545 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 02:28 AM

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Goodwill pickups from a few days ago. Advance Warefare was 30 bucks, opened, but the discs look like they weren't even played.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare goes to my daughter for Christmas. Mario and ps1 game 5 bucks a piece, Minecraft torch 4 or

5 bucks and Power Rangers figures 1.99 for both. Oh and gba with frogger game



#1546 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 05:28 AM

Nice. I've had no luck.

#1547 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 06:43 PM

They caught on at the local GWs with those Minecraft lights. Bought 2 boxed ones for $1 apiece and the next time I saw one it was marked $12. 



#1548 Sivarticus   Kentucky Fried Cheapass CAGiversary!   519 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:03 PM

Picked up a Sony Minidisc Walkman today with a 1 GB disc in it. $7. If it works I'll turn around and sell it for a little bit.

Also got a BK Star Wars watch sealed for $1. Wasn't sure if it was worth anything but for a buck brand new I figured whatever lol.

#1549 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 01:52 AM

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Local thrift was having a 50% off everything sale, so I had to hit it up. I had work so didn't get there until after 5pm, but still found

some cool stuff. G.I. Joe figures (from 2006) were 5 bucks a piece, down to 2.50 after the discount. Ps1 game and Sonic PC game, 1 dollar each after discount. Ultimate Spiderman ds 1.50 after discount. Game Gear, case and sonic 2 with it, was 14.99, so 7.50 after discount. 3 other game gear games, 1 dollar each after discount.  Oh and nes controller was 3 bucks I think after the discount



#1550 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 10:05 PM

Actually found something Nintendo related at the local Goodwill......on half off media day at that! Usually what I saw today wouldve been straight to ShopGoodwill. Im digging through bins and find a sports N64 game, get intrigued and pay more attention as I dig now. Find another sports game....eventually I find my 2 games and no others. A lady says to me "hun is this the player for your games?" It was but I looked at it and said "Pssssh $30? They use to sell these for $10-$15, now they put most of this stuff on the internet." She says "you mean like Ebay?". "kind of, they have their own auction website". Then she gave me like the most confused "wtf" look Ive seen in along time! I said "yup......plus that doesnt even have the controllers with it."

 

Anyways I got these for $3 and change after the 50% off. 

 

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#1551 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2014 - 07:07 AM

While I know its not specifically gaming related, anybody else enjoy finding classic 70's and 80's boomboxes at thrift stores. Something about these things intrigues me and I pretty much buy any of them that work and are under $10. Here are my last 2, the Toshiba cost me $4.99 and is one of the models where the speakers detach, and it has a phono amp in it.

 

The LXI is a Sears model and it cost me $2.98. Favorite thing with this one is how the antenna actually folds into the boombox and it has the LED meter that goes with the sound output. Both are a bit beat up but I honestly enjoy fixing these things up, plus quite a few of them bring some big money, I posted a few months ago about a Magnavox model I found complete in box, bought it for $7.99 and sold it for $99. In the end I kinda wish I kept it, but I think I may start collecting these on the side, something fun about seeing how gungho a lot of these companies went to compete in the boombox field.

 

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#1552 Ironman8   King CAGiversary!   1210 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 03:12 AM

I like your boomboxes and the prices even more. Would totally jump on them at those prices. Have never seen them in any thrift I've been at in the last couple years. The problem with them is like most people I got rid of my cassette tapes long ago.

#1553 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 03:22 AM

I like your boomboxes and the prices even more. Would totally jump on them at those prices. Have never seen them in any thrift I've been at in the last couple years. The problem with them is like most people I got rid of my cassette tapes long ago.

A lot of them have aux jacks on them. The Toshiba does for sure and we have pretty good FM support around here being next to the Canadian border so the support is quite decent in that sense.



#1554 Ironman8   King CAGiversary!   1210 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 03:49 AM

A lot of them have aux jacks on them.


Hipsters rocking their iPods through old boomboxes is driving the price up. I do like the old school equalizer on the front. When the equalizer lights move with the music that is cool.

#1555 leecy  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 01:58 PM

Managed to grab these on half off media day, all either new or unsealed like new:

WWE 2K15 Xbox One $20
NBA 2K15 Xbox One $15
Mario Kart 7 3DS $10
NSMB 2 3DS $7.50

These games were from Target but the cashier told me they would be half off as well. I'm not sure if they were supposed to be but happy regardless.

#1556 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11840 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:58 PM

Finally, after many months, my video game drought has ended!  I wasn't going to stop in today, but I am damn happy that I did.

 

Picked these up for 1.99 each:

 

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Found this bag sitting on the shelf, stuffed with random goodies, for 3.99:

 

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And picked up this 6" Kindle Touch for my fiance for $20:

 

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I can't believe how much Smash Bros is going for these days.  I stand to double the money I spent today just by selling that.



#1557 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11704 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:13 PM

So jelly on the Zoids find.



#1558 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 12:00 AM

Nice find. I have been in a drought.

#1559 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1150 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:38 PM

So I had a pretty awesome day:

 

First stop was savers where they had a bunch of boxed Atari 7800 games. The common names (Donkey Kong, Pac Man) were stupid overpriced (14.99, 19.99, etc) but they had Food Fight for $6.99. I've been wanting that for awhile so I grabbed it.

 

Then went over to a Goodwill and found:

 

Star Wars KOTOR 2 (Xbox) $2.99

Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Xbox) $2.99

Worms Armageddon (GBC): $3.99

 

Stopped at a Pawn Shop down the road and found:

 

Phantom Dust (Xbox) $00.99

The Warriors (Xbox): $1.25

Pirates of the Caribbean (Xbox): $1.99

Wings of War (Xbox): $1.99

Ace Combat Zero (PS2): $2.99

Ys Mark of Napishtim (PSP): $6.99

 

Went to a nearby Half Price Books and with their 20% off sale got:

 

Ristar (Genesis): $11.99

Phantom Crash (Xbox): $4.79

 

Finally stopped by a game store nearby and spent a bit more than I like to, but I've been wanting this for awhile and its about what it goes for, maybe slightly less than one in this nice of condition usually is:

 

Castlevania Legacy of Darkness (N64): $28.99

 

Not a bad day in all, 8 new games for me and the dups on Phantom Dust, The Warriors and the Star Wars games will more or less make me my money back. I'll sell my PS2 Warriors sine it goes for more and keep my Xbox copy since I prefer to have multiconsole games that gen on Xbox anyway. I'll post pictures tomorrow if I get a chance.



#1560 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 12:44 AM

Saw such awesome deals today........$20 PS1s, $30 PS2 (controllers sold separately of course), and 2 $60 Wiis........someone also bought the $30 N64 with no controllers and the 2 sports games I left the other day.