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Yardsale thread 2014

#601 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6722 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 30 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

Not too happy right now. Got a few decent deals. I thought I great deal with these GBA games for $15 however it turns out they're fake. There were in transparent cases when I saw them and didn't look to see that the official Nintendo deal wasn't on it. Should I go back now and ask for a refund? Or are they worth anything on eBay? 

Got the FF PS2 games for $7 total. The 12" digital picture frame was $10, a 14mp Sony camera was $12

 

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#602 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

yourlefthand

Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:21 PM

Not too happy right now. Got a few decent deals. I thought I great deal with these GBA games for $15 however it turns out they're fake. There were in transparent cases when I saw them and didn't look to see that the official Nintendo deal wasn't on it. Should I go back now and ask for a refund? Or are they worth anything on eBay?
Got the FF PS2 games for $7 total. The 12" digital picture frame was $10, a 14mp Sony camera was $12

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Part if the reason things are cheap at yard sales is because there are no returns. Caveat emptor.

#603 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2363 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:26 PM

I have returned things successfully. :-P But I wouldn't expect them to take those back...they probably had no idea they were bootlegs in the first place.



#604 ferant316   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   828 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:49 PM

I have returned things successfully. :-P But I wouldn't expect them to take those back...they probably had no idea they were bootlegs in the first place.


Those are really bad fakes though. I mean come on bootleggers you can't at least use the correct labels? I've replaced the labels on some Pokemon games that had no labels and it's really not that hard to get good results (and yes, before anyone asks I do always tell people they're repro labels)

#605 pitfallharry219  

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

You can't sell them on ebay because they're counterfeit. Also, yeah, those are really bad fakes.



#606 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1181 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

Definitely don't sell them on eBay, lmao. Take it as a lesson to actually inspect stuff you buy. Those are really obvious.

Did okay today. Not great but could have been worse:

Hi Hamtaro (DS): 1.00

Columns (Gen) cib
Castle of Illusion (Gen) (cart and box, no manual)

4.00 for the pair

4 PS1 games for 2.00, all complete in nice shape

Aces of the Air
Lego Racers
Sim City 2000
Coolboarders 4

10 DVDs for 8.50, 5 of them Criterionz (Written on the Wind, M, Bigger Than Life, Black Moon, Stranger Than Paradise), 5 others (Thief, I Love You Phillip Morris, 2046, The Ref sealed, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore)

Did ok, have wanted Castle of Illusion and 5 Criterions are nice but pretty meh day for hitting 32 sales.

#607 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6722 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:25 PM

Good news. Got my money back. The women running the yard sale were shocked shocked because they thought they bought them new for their kids, but they were nice and didn't argue or anything.

#608 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5457 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

The problem is that people buy games for their kids on eBay and have no idea what they are getting , they never see the game and have no clue what a bootleg looks like because they just take the game and hand it right to their kids. The other problem is that most bootlegs don't work properly and some don't even fit in the system so I have no idea why the kids didnt complain about the game not working right. I seem to remember these bootleg carts being physically thicker than regular GBA games so you had to force them into the system.

#609 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6722 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 30 May 2014 - 09:08 PM

I think they said they got it from a retail store :/

 

They said their kids never had a problem with the games.



#610 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1396 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2014 - 10:17 PM

 
Finally had some time to update from the past week. I did alright ;)
 
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I picked up this HUGE lot of Sims 2 expansions today. The asking price was $2 per game so I naturally offered $10 for all of it. After the lady thinking about it, she said sure. I ended up with:
 
Sims 2
Sims 2 Expansion: University (with Guide)
Sims 2 Expansion: Home Fashion Stuff
Sims 2 Expansion: Happy Holidays Stuff
Sims 2 Expansion: Ikea Home Stuff
Sims 2 Expansion: Pets (with Guide)
Sims 2 Expansion: Bon Voyage (with Guide)
Sims 2 Expansion: Open for Business
Sims 2 Expansion: Celebration Stuff
Sims 2 Expansion: Kitchen and Bath Interior Design Stuff
Sims 2 Expansion: Nightlife
Sims 2 Expansion: Glamour Life Stuff
Sims 2 Expansion: Family Fun Stuff
Sims 2 Expansion: Teen Style Stuff
Sims 2 Expansion: Freetime
Sims 2 Expansion: Seasons
Sims 2 Expansion: Mansions and Gardens Stuff
Sims 2 Expansion: Apartment Life
Sims Medieval
 
and... Sly 3 for PS2?
 
Not bad for $10 though.
 
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Headed to this yard sale today and found some board games for my son. No real story though. I picked up:
 
Hi, Ho! Cherry-O
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game
Brown Bear - Panda Bear, What do you See? Game
Go Diego Go! Chutes and Ladders
Kidz Cardz
 
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Not a bad find here at all. Pulled up to this sale before work and asked if they had any game stuff after not seeing anything really out and the guy there asked if I was into RPG and tabletop. After talking for a bit he said he had a bunch of books he'd be looking to get rid of. He pulled out a few guides and a stack of Forgotten Realms books. I offered him $10 for the lot and got the following:
 
Guides:
 
Diablo III for Consoles
Tomb Raider
Fallout 3 GOTY Edition
Assassin's Creed IV
Kingdoms of Amular
 
Forgotten Realms Books:
 
Lords of Darkness
Unapproachable East
Magic of Faeron
Races of Faeron
Faiths and Pantheons
City of Splendors: Waterdeep
Forgotten Realms Campaign Book
 
He said he had a bunch more and took my number. Here's hoping he calls back!
 
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I was at this sale and immediately saw the game controller. I looked around a bit more and then found some DVDs and Games marked $0.50 each. I bundled the controller and a hot wheels for my dad and offered $5. I got:
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (DVD)(sealed)
Bourne Identity (DVD)
Bourne Supremacy (DVD)
A Walk to Remember (DVD)
Chasing Amy (DVD)
What Women Want (DVD)
Tak and the Power of Juju (PS2)
Sitting Ducks (PS2)
Hot Wheels Showroom
Pink Xbox 360 control
 
After looking a bit, the controller has been modded it seems. it doesn't look like the original case and the middle light has been changed to a blue LED instead of the traditional green. However, it works just fine!
 
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This was a nice find. I found a bunch of things at this sale before but this was a nice one to go up there. I picked up a large lot of vinyl for $2. Highlights were Michael Jackson, Prince, Quincy Jones, Rick James, and Herbie Hancock. Good stuff!
 
Prince is watching you...

 



#611 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

yourlefthand

Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:20 PM

Good news. Got my money back. The women running the yard sale were shocked shocked because they thought they bought them new for their kids, but they were nice and didn't argue or anything.


That's cool that you got your money back, but you should know that that is by far the exception.

If I ran a sale and someone tried to return something is probably laugh in their face. That being said, I wouldn't knowingly sell bootleg anything.

#612 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4075 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

The Punisher

Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:34 PM

Not too happy right now. Got a few decent deals. I thought I great deal with these GBA games for $15 however it turns out they're fake. There were in transparent cases when I saw them and didn't look to see that the official Nintendo deal wasn't on it. Should I go back now and ask for a refund? Or are they worth anything on eBay? 

Got the FF PS2 games for $7 total. The 12" digital picture frame was $10, a 14mp Sony camera was $12

 

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Please dont try to sell it on ebay.



#613 Doomstink   AUTOBOT Retailer Representative   2955 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:49 AM

Not too happy right now. Got a few decent deals. I thought I great deal with these GBA games for $15 however it turns out they're fake. There were in transparent cases


The transparent cases are dead giveaway for bootlegs (if the labels weren't already enough of a red flag). The Chinese seem to think GBA games came in those cases, so all their bootlegs come in them. That's why the cart only "new" Pokemon games on Amazon all state they come with a case...

#614 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5457 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 02:36 AM

There are so many of these bootleg games around its unreal, I have seen them at gamestop many times, employees don't know the difference. I have also seen DS bootlegs at GS, though not as many. If you are buying any GBA games anywhere you have to watch for bootlegs.

#615 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1181 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 03:54 AM

I got a bootleg Dragon Quest V at Gamestop last year. I was able to exchange it though and went to an employee who knew me to make sure it was properly disposed of.

#616 ferant316   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   828 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 04:14 AM

I got a bootleg Dragon Quest V at Gamestop last year. I was able to exchange it though and went to an employee who knew me to make sure it was properly disposed of.


I bought a bootleg 360 game at Gamestop last year! First and only one I have ever seen, I was paranoid my Xbox Live account was going to get banned. On the dashboard it showed the Game and Title, but when you clicked to play it it gave a message to the effect of "Please insert and authentic game disc to play" and kicked back to the Dashboard when it then read "Play DVD" instead of "Play GOW Judgement". On careful inspection the label was slightly blurry. Unfortunately, this was a day or two after the game came out and I used coupons to buy it so they did not have one to exchange it for and the coupons went to waste.

#617 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:22 PM

IDK if I've bought any bootlegs. I've bought non licensed stuff like those weird NES powder blue carts and some atari stuff.

 

 

This weekend was kind of strange. I found things I would actualy use...2 Wooden shevling units, 6 3-drawer plastic storage bins (at 3 different sales), drum heads (though I haven't touched my drums for 15 years), disc golf discs (at 2 different sales), disc golf basket (a few rusty chains, but worth it for $8. He was asking $10 -even cheap ones cost $100), oh and a GPS. I'm not sure if the GPS is working or not, but if it is, it will come in handy. ;)

 

 

I'm just happy to have the storage bins. I have so many controllers that need proper storage.

 

EDIT: Oh yeah, I also got a platter that belongs to my vintage plates pattern. Yes I have a pattern. You got a problem with that?! =;

 

 

I'm going to be behind on pics (I did actually buy some low end games), but I am looking forward to seeing what you all found!



#618 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1883 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:32 PM

Hit up one close to my house as it advertised video games and DVDs. Decent haul, but nothing great...

 

Got a ziploc bag with two PS2 controllers (actually one might be PSone as it's grey, I never followed PS stuff a ton), a multitap and an 8mb memory card. All first party. $1 for all.

 

Fight Club on DVD (two disc collector's edition) $2

 

two third party PS2 GH controllers for $3 each

and outside there was some free stuff of which I snagged two third party PS/PS2 dance pads.



#619 britwalkz   wait what CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 02:50 PM

Last year, I got an N64 + like 3 Mario games for $3. Not apiece; $3 for everything. 

 

Earlier that year, I'd gone to a yard sale with a whole table of video games (games only, no console) and the kid who was selling them had gone inside I guess so I asked the parent how much and I was told 50 cents apiece so I bought everything :D

 

And now, just today, I went to a yard sale where some kid was selling an original DS for $30. (He also had a bunch of games going for eBay prices) He wouldn't go any lower. I passed it up. THE VERY NEXT SALE I went to had a Nintendo DS LITE for $15 + about 20 games for $1 ea. The seller counted the actual cartridges because she wasn't sure that they were all there (there were only like 12) and  I bought the lot. Might it add, I bought the NEWER ds and 12ish games for less than I would have paid for the bad condition- older DS.

 

*dances*

 

Guys I LOVE YARD SALES OMG

 

I have notice in my area they keep saying well this is what ebay is selling it for. Even the reseller had tables setup with games and movies.

I went to a yard sale and this guy was selling a bunch of Wii games so I asked about them and he wouldn't sell them to me bc he wanted to sell them with the Wii which, by the way, wasn't anywhere in sight. His kid was more reasonable than him price-wise. He also wanted to sell me an original xBox for like $30ish.



#620 britwalkz   wait what CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

UPDATE: Said DS had a bad top screen :(



#621 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6722 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:28 PM

UPDATE: Said DS had a bad top screen :(

That sucks. I always test electronics out first before trying them now. I have bought at least 10 things this summer that were not as described in some way, mainly being completely broken.



#622 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5457 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:42 PM

This is why I only pay the price I would pay for a broken item, I assume everything is broken if it can't be tested. I rarely or never get burned by following this rule.

#623 duderanch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

duderanch

Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:29 PM

Today's yard sale finds: I didn't find very many games, but I did manage to score a Pokemon FireRed and a Pokemon Crystal.

 

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#624 britwalkz   wait what CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:40 PM

This is why I only pay the price I would pay for a broken item, I assume everything is broken if it can't be tested. I rarely or never get burned by following this rule.

That's a really good idea. I mean, I always try to bargain but I guess I'm too trusting sometimes. Honestly, I doubt the lady selling it even knew it was broken though; it was her son's. Either way, it was pretty cheap and I could sell the games to make up for it, or trade in some of the games to eStarland (it's my local video game store - better than GS, they have older stuff too :D ) and get a working DS.

 

Thanks for the tip! :)

 

That sucks. I always test electronics out first before trying them now. I have bought at least 10 things this summer that were not as described in some way, mainly being completely broken.

Well, the DS was not charged so I couldn't really test it. I asked the person selling and she was like 'oh yeah it works' but I guess not? Yeah, I've bought quite a few items that didn't work as described. Since there's really not much else to do with the DS now I think I'm gonna try to fix it. I mean, the worst that can happen is it breaks and I am out $15. Best case - it works :)

 

Anyway, I could always use it as a GBA. Not sure yet.



#625 britwalkz   wait what CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:43 PM

Today's yard sale finds: I didn't find very many games, but I did manage to score a Pokemon FireRed and a Pokemon Crystal.

 

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omg I love Frogger! GBC games were freaking amazing! My older sister (she's like 24) used to have one when we were younger and I took it and played with it - she had PKMN Blue version - and eventually lost it. Oops. I did end up buying her a new one though.

That Pikachu is fraking adorable, dude.

 

How much did you pay for your finds, if you don't mind me asking? I love yardsale stories :)



#626 duderanch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

duderanch

Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:05 PM

omg I love Frogger! GBC games were freaking amazing! My older sister (she's like 24) used to have one when we were younger and I took it and played with it - she had PKMN Blue version - and eventually lost it. Oops. I did end up buying her a new one though.

That Pikachu is fraking adorable, dude.

 

How much did you pay for your finds, if you don't mind me asking? I love yardsale stories :)

Everything in the picture was $18 total. Pikachu was $1 at a church sale, Pokemon FireRed was $2, Calvin & Hobbes was 25 cents, Atari 2600 joystick was 50 cents, Game Genie 25 cents, PSone was $2, and GPS was $2. The small toys were free.

 

The DS game is just an empty case, but the guy just let me have it. PRO TIP: If you discover an empty case at a yard sale, pretend that you want to buy the game. Before you pay, open the case and say "Uh oh, looks like the game is missing." Nine times out of 10, they'll just give you the empty case for free.

I bought the Gameboy Color games from a kid who wanted $10 for all of them. I have a personal rule to not haggle with kids, but I did ask him to throw in the Snorlax for free, and he accepted :)

 

At the sale where I bought FireRed, there was this 50-year old woman with a thick Texas accent that would NOT shut up. She picked up a DVD of the first TMNT movie and said "What is this, NINJIN Turtles? The old NINJIN Turtles? I should buy this as a gag gift, HARHARHAR!" I've never wanted punch someone so badly in my entire life.



#627 britwalkz   wait what CAGiversary!   24 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:09 PM

Everything in the picture was $18 total. Pikachu was $1 at a church sale, Pokemon FireRed was $2, Calvin & Hobbes was 25 cents, Atari 2600 joystick was 50 cents, Game Genie 25 cents, PSone was $2, and GPS was $2. The small toys were free.

 

The DS game is just an empty case, but the guy just let me have it. PRO TIP: If you discover an empty case at a yard sale, pretend that you want to buy the game. Before you pay, open the case and say "Uh oh, looks like the game is missing." Nine times out of 10, they'll just give you the empty case for free.

I bought the Gameboy Color games from a kid who wanted $10 for all of them. I have a personal rule to not haggle with kids, but I did ask him to throw in the Snorlax for free, and he accepted :)

 

At the sale where I bought FireRed, there was this 50-year old woman with a thick Texas accent that would NOT shut up. She picked up a DVD of the first TMNT movie and said "What is this, NINJIN Turtles? The old NINJIN Turtles? I should buy this as a gag gift, HARHARHAR!" I've never wanted punch someone so badly in my entire life.

Wow that's a pretty good deal! I'll try that case tip, thanks.

 

I don't usually haggle with younger kids, but kids my age I'm cool with haggling. Once I was at a yard sale and there were these two adorable kids, probably 5 or 6? and they were having their own yard sale and the girl had a horrible condition bag and the boy had a ripped up pokemon book, both of which I bought because when I was a kid, I used to have impromptu garage sales, to which nobody would come. xD

 

Oh gosh I cannot tell you how many people at yard sales I've wanted to punch. Some people are so darn obnoxious ugh.



#628 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5457 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:09 PM

Yeah I really don't get why people don't charge their DS systems before selling them, it's not like someone is gonna buy them when they are dead. If it's not a charged system then I assume it's a broken system that doesn't work. I tried to buy a DSI XL last year, kid said it worked, popped in a game and it wouldn't read the game no matter what, I sure caught that kid in a lie ( I am sure some other poor soul bought it and it didn't work for them)..... These systems have too many problems to try and buy them used at a sale I think, kids BEAT UP these systems in ways you cannot even imagine.. Honestly that is probably true about the parents, they hand their kid something then they never see it again, they don't know how to test or use the system so they never touch it so they don't really know if it works or not.

#629 highoffcoffee496   I gotta believe! CAGiversary!   1449 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

highoffcoffee496

Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:26 PM

Got my work schedule for my new job! It looks like for the next 2 months I'll be able to yard sale...but after that I probably won't be able to for 1-2 years.....I better make the most of it these next two months  :cry:



#630 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:34 PM

If you tried to return something at a sale I did , I'd tell yo to goto hell. Seriously, accept responsibility for your actions, it's a garage sale almost everything is second hand, it's not walmart.