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2014 Yardsale thread

Yardsale thread 2014

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

Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:16 AM

Hit up a church rummage sale yesterday. I've never had any real decent luck at that church, but It was $3 a bag, so I decided to check it out. The bags were like 5 gallon garbage bags and in addition to the standard donations, they had got like 50 boxes of new-old product from Target's $1 boxes, which was a little weird to see, but cool. I grabbed Unforgiven and Little Rascals on DVD, some Darth Vader notebooks for my nephews and two packs of beer themed playing cards (they'll likely end up leveling furniture). My sister filled up the rest.

On the way home, we stopped at the Salvation Army. I found a copy of Amplitude for PS2 that had POD and Demo Disc marked on it for 75 cents. I'd wanted to get Amplitude to try, but not spend $10+ and find out I don't care for it, so I bit. Oh and on the way out I saw one of those bonnet girl wooden signs (I'm pretty sure it's PA Dutch thing). It said "Back Door Friends Are Best". Made me crack up.
 

I really want to find a working Gameboy unit. A few weeks back I bought a baggie full of Gameboy Color/Advance games from some estate sale, but I don't have anything that plays them. Been looking everywhere I go, but so far no dice. I also ask at every sale I go to whether they have video games like I have seen others on this board suggest, but no luck so far.

I swear, 9 times out of 10 or more I find Gameboys and no games or games and no Gameboys. Good luck finding one for $1. My sister managed to get a spare old gray one that was complete for $1 (but no games, surprise) however it was in the clear plastic display case thing they used in stores to show it off. I got a pocket and GBC for $1 each, but no battery covers. (I bought a second Pocket for $5 with a messed up screen and Tetris and swapped the battery cover.) The GBC, I do the old eletric tape trick on if my nephews visit and one forgets theirs.



#722 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7171 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 10:24 AM

Wow the prices for Amplitude have jumped! And Gamestop was practically giving away the game last year. I had to check if I have it, since I just confused it with Airblade or something.



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

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:32 PM

Wow the prices for Amplitude have jumped! And Gamestop was practically giving away the game last year. I had to check if I have it, since I just confused it with Airblade or something.

Thats the game I thought I was buying, but I bought antigrav. I knew it was some PS2 game that went up in value. DOH!



#724 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7171 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:00 PM

And Amplitude has been deleted from Gamestop.



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

Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:34 PM

Walked to one near my house, today. It was old people stuff, but I found a still sealed Cisco WRT120N Wireless N Home Router for $6, got it for $5. Needed a spare anyway as our old one died last winter and noone with laptops could get online for a day.



#726 killercane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   426 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Found some NIB Ninja Turtles from 1999 release, didnt know much about those so told the lady I would think about it (she wanted 2.50 apiece and the sticker on the box said 2.99, I had offered $4).  I really wanted to double check they were authentic (the michaelangelo looked cheap IMO) on my phone so went to the car to check and and I had to get the $5 and then walked back up 2 minutes later.  *&^^%ing woman cut the price off and the cardboard cause she "didnt think I was coming back."  What a dumbass.  Whole upper left portion of the card.



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

Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:03 PM

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Gamecube lot; all of these were $3 each!

 

:gc: Mario Superstar Baseball, Wave Race: Blue Storm, Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Super Monkey Ball 2, Super Smash Bros Melee (x3), Super Mario Sunshine, Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door, Mario Party 4-7

 

These were all from the Salvation army but what the heck, let's post 'em here. Most are missing manuals. In one of the SSBM cases there was an extra game disc, so I ended up with three copies. Tested all the games and they all worked except for a few, which I fixed with my CD repair machine and now they run fine.

 

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What can I say about this sale? It was awesome - movies, comics, video games... this is the kind of sale I wait for all year. Granted the games aren't the best (although definitely better than average) but it was just so much fun to look through all of it. Anyway, all the games in this picture were $.50 each. 

 

PSX: Parappa the Rapper, Umjammer Lammy, Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi, Batman: Gotham City Racer

SNES: SimEarth, Super Star Wars, DOOM, Family Feud, TMNT: Tournament Fighters

NES: RollerGames, Star Voyager, Lunar Pool, California Games, Gauntlet, Castlevania, Super Spike V'Ball, Bases Loaded, Dragon Warrior (w/ map), T&C Surf

 

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More, these were all from the same sale, and also $.50 each unless mentioned.

 

NES: Knight Rider, Batman, American Gladiators, Kings of the Beach, Athena, Archon, Wall Street Kid :lol:, Silent Service

:xbox: KOTOR II

Big Daddy figure (from Bioshock CE, I think?) - $5

:ps2: Alien Hominid ($3 along with the Gamecube lot earlier), and Silpheed: Lost Planet ($1)

Domo plush - $1

 

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All the graphic novels were $1 each too. Mostly Batman and Marvel's Civil War.

Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy was $.25 each at a library sale.

DBZ VizBig vol. 6 was $4.

The DVD's are Invader Zim vol 1 & 2, and the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie.

 

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:360: Turtle Beach X32 headset (missing the adapter or whatever but I plan to use it on PC) - $8

:360: Wired X-Plorer guitar - $5

:gc: Mario DDR set - $5

 

Overall, very awesome day. Although if you're going to quote this post, please remove the images, nobody wants to scroll past all that. :-P

 

Edit: my brother, who went to the sales with me, decided he wanted to go back and pick something else up, so on the way I went back to the games & comics sale and grabbed this:

 

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns ($1)

:xbox: Kakuto Chojin (I had to get a game this legendarily awful!) - $.50

:360: Kinect Sports 2 (sealed) - $.50

And my new favorite find of the day, a Pelican System Selector Pro 2 with 8 ports for  $10. No more daisy-chains for my retro setup!



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

Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:14 PM

I'm going to try to take pictures. Possibly the best yard sale score of my life. heavy sizer atari, 3 nes systems, 2 snes systems, a genesis, 3 n64s, a game boy, a game boy advance, a GameCube with screen, and a ps2. Roughly 200 games, and 4 trash bags of manuals, boxes, cases, posters, etc. highlights include panic restaurant, conkers bad fur day, NCAA basketball 10 (ps3), ocarina of time, majoras mask, tmnt 3 manhattan project, phantasy star iv (CIB) and the list goes on and on. And the best part?

ALL FOR $20!!!! She was going to throw it all out Monday!

Sorry for any typos I am typing on phone and shaking from excitement

#729 equistina  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:32 PM

@neuropod: :drool:

#730 SPS   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:17 PM

Two weekends findings:

 

Overpaid a bit for the first Lego Batman game for DS for $4

 

Army Men 2: Sarge's Heroes for N64 with box but no manual for $1

 

then the things I'm most proud of:

 

Pokemon White 2 for DS for $4

 

Bone vol. 1 Graphic novel for $.50



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

Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

Well as I go through everything I found a Honey Bee Mega Drive to Genesis adapter which is apparently expensive, Bomberman Second Attack w/ Manual. There is also Marvel Land for Mega Drive and a Fantasia/Castle of Illusion 2 in 1 for Mega Drive that I cannot find any info on.

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

Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:35 PM

@neuropod: :drool:

Heh, thanks. We actually went back to that sale just now and picked up a little more stuff which I added to my post.

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

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:39 PM

Here's today's haul. I finally found some SNES games.

 

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SALE #1

SNES w/3 controllers and all cords - $5

Super Metroid - 25 cents

Aladdin - 25 cents

Super Mario RPG - 25 cents

Family Feud - 25 cents

Star Fox - 25 cents

Super Mario All-stars - 25 cents

 

They also had an N64 with Donkey Kong 64 for $10, but someone else grabbed it before me. Oh well, I ended up finding an N64 later in the day anyway.

 

SALE #2

N64 with 2 controllers and all cables & Madden 2000 - $10

Xbox360 (non-working) with wireless adapter - $5

 

SALE #3

007 Nightfire - $1

Agent Under Fire - $1

 

SALE #4

Conan comics - $1 each

Alf puppet - $3



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

Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

Went out this morning. Nothing but scraps but found a nice non gaming score:

Mario Kart Wii wheel boxed: 2.00
Colony Wars (ps1) 2.50
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (ps1) 2.50
Jak X Combat Racing (ps2) 00.50
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (ps1) 2.50

The Wire Season 2 DVD 5.00

The Wire was a very nice score. Meh at the rest, especially since apparently I already have Jak X. Knew I had Street Fighter. Guess I'm glad to have Colony Wars but thats it.

#735 pitfallharry219  

pitfallharry219

Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:52 PM

Went out this morning. Nothing but scraps but found a nice non gaming score:

Mario Kart Wii wheel boxed: 2.00
Colony Wars (ps1) 2.50
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (ps1) 2.50
Jak X Combat Racing (ps2) 00.50
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (ps1) 2.50

The Wire Season 2 DVD 5.00

The Wire was a very nice score. Meh at the rest, especially since apparently I already have Jak X. Knew I had Street Fighter. Guess I'm glad to have Colony Wars but thats it.

Season 2 usually gets placed as the worst of the show's run (and rightfully so), but it's still a better season than most shows can produce.



#736 mikespit1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1336 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:53 PM

Finally hit pay dirt today. Scored all these for $3 a pop and left my # for when the guy digs out more from the garage.

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#737 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10865 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

Went to the big Lake Tapps garage sale. Got a fat ps2 for $1 no cables, original star wars trilogy for $4, beyond good and evil for Xbox for $5, Wario Ware Smooth moves for $5, Zelda TW Princess for Wii for $5, and a sealed star wars micro machines Darth Vader head for $15

Passed on a lot of over priced 360s, Wii's, and 360 games. Most DS stuff was also very over priced

#738 kewlrabbit   Bringing Kewl Back CAGiversary!   305 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:06 PM

Went to a few yardsales yesterday. At one I got a ds lite case for .75, but nothing else until later in the day when I went to one that had nothing video game related except a few more ds cases and a  copy of Final Fantasy 7 (black label) in good condition sitting on one of the tables. I asked how much and they said everything on the table was .50 each. This is the third copy of FF7 I've found over the years; I might actually play this one.



#739 dasme313   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

I see a few of you hit pay-dirt today! I don't know who to be most jealous so, I'm jealous of all of you! My good finds today were:

~200 rock/metal CDs for $50.

Ninjago Kai's Blade Cycle Lego Set (Sealed) $1

Casio MT-800 for $5 (came with attached speakers & a few rom carts)

& a sweet vintage Pioneer receiver for $30.

 

Kind of regretting it, but I passed up a VCR for $20.  :^o 

 

Games are getting harder and harder to find!



#740 Kovorkian   Judoka CAGiversary!   2671 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:35 PM

 Grabbed Namco Museum  vol. 3 (M)   for $1

 

  Mario Kart wii (unused CN code)  for $5



#741 CookieParty   Artist formerly known as Burritoman CAGiversary!   3260 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

CookieParty

Posted 07 June 2014 - 10:35 PM

This is a post of last week and this week's stuff.

 

Last week, my wife was not with me, so I was out all damn day. Never been to this neighborhood, but it was easy to walk around in:

My first yard sale console score.

 

PS2 Slim $5 (one that has the AC cord with the brick in the middle of it, don't think my main is like that)

It was dirty, but it had a good looking controller and memory card, cleaned it up, cleaned the lens and it works like a charm, ran it through Final Fantasy 12 in the place where you can auto level character for 60 straight hours, works like a champ.

 

Next sale was some Wii and PS2 games for $15 total

 

Goldeneye 007 Wii

Sonic and the Secret Rings Wii

Ghostbusters Wii

 

Sonic Unleashed PS2

Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Sealed!) PS2

 

Some PS3 games at the next one for $20

 

Battlefield 3

Lord of the Rings War in the North

Gran Turismo 5 XL (now I need a damn wheel for PS3...maybe the Logitech that works with both PS2 and PS3)

NCAA Football 14 (Walmart edition, bonus content code was unused)

 

Next sale had a 360, broken PS3, but the guy wanted eBay prices for both...$200 for the 360, $100 for the PS3 and games, but he sold me Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe for $8 (overpaid, but I wanted it, and it's in good shape)

 

Got some CDs, lady said $3 a piece or 5 for $5...she was pretty cool and kinda hot. Too bad I'm married or I would have asked if she wanted to come over and listen to some.

 

Chumbawumba

Green Day American Idiot

Tom Petty Full Moon Fever

Halford Resurrection

Judas Priest Unleashed in the East

 

Some Cart only DS games at another sale got all of these for $10

 

Sands of Destruction

Warhammer 40k Squad COmman

Dragon Quest 9

Final Fantasy Ring of Fates

 

All in all pretty good. Met some cool people, talked to a dude about his 1927 T Bucket he was selling. Met some hot chicks too.

 

This week was decent again, but not as good, there was a community sale literally across the street from my house, about 50 houses in the whole thing, lots of sales.

Wife was back in action and got some stuff, and found a few Disney items she did not have:

 

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Revisited Book $1 (I used to listen to him, want to read the book)

Rush in Rio $1 (been wanting a Rush CD all year, all 3 discs are mint)

 

Wreck it Ralph DVD $2

Cars DVD $2

 

2 Delicious Brownies $1 for the pair

 

Tangled Blu Ray $5

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 $5

 

Brand new Pet Fountain water bowl for my cat $5 (lady told me she was sending it to Goodwill this evening so she gave it to me for $5, we shared some laughs and stories too.)

 

Word of advice, if you are walking community sales, get a good backpack, it lets you park, walk and carry all your crap with both hands open.



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

highoffcoffee496

Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:00 PM

Big post incoming. First time yard saling in Washington State was mostly successful! :D Paid .50. 

 

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Next, paid 15! 

 

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Paid 18 for these. Hopefully I didn't overpay...

 

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4 for these

 

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Free lol

 

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4.

 

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My personal favorite find; just cause lol. Paid 1: 

 

 

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

highoffcoffee496

Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:11 PM

Sorry for blurry pictures on previous post but it continues here lol. Looking for any CAG's advice. I asked a woman today if she had any video games for sale and she said her husband had a huge box in the garage he hadn't sorted yet. She called him out and he took me to look at them. It was literally every rare/valuable game under the sun; had manuals for everything too. I managed to take some quick pics when he was gone but you can't really see much. Saw games I've never even heard of, like Lufia for example (googled and saw how much it's worth...) He said he would call me back in an hour after going through what he wanted to keep/part with and when he did he said he needed a little more time and that he would get back to me in 1-2 weeks. There is easily hundreds of dollars worth of games here and would be an excellent addition to my collection, but I've never been in this situation before. I don't know if he knows what they are worth so when he later says 'Make an offer', how would you guys go about this? 

 

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#744 Kovorkian   Judoka CAGiversary!   2671 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:13 PM

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On the way home, we stopped at the Salvation Army. I found a copy of Amplitude for PS2 that had POD and Demo Disc marked on it for 75 cents. I'd wanted to get Amplitude to try, but not spend $10+ and find out I don't care for it, so I bit. Oh and on the way out I saw one of those bonnet girl wooden signs (I'm pretty sure it's PA Dutch thing). It said "Back Door Friends Are Best". Made me crack up.
 

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  It came in a POD CD   I forget which one but I have it,  it's a "fat" 2 disc case  iirc.  has both the POD CD, and the amplitude demo.



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

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:14 PM

The official "How much should I pay for this?" Thread

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

duderanch

Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:22 PM

Sorry for blurry pictures on previous post but it continues here lol. Looking for any CAG's advice. I asked a woman today if she had any video games for sale and she said her husband had a huge box in the garage he hadn't sorted yet. She called him out and he took me to look at them. It was literally every rare/valuable game under the sun; had manuals for everything too. I managed to take some quick pics when he was gone but you can't really see much. Saw games I've never even heard of, like Lufia for example (googled and saw how much it's worth...) He said he would call me back in an hour after going through what he wanted to keep/part with and when he did he said he needed a little more time and that he would get back to me in 1-2 weeks. There is easily hundreds of dollars worth of games here and would be an excellent addition to my collection, but I've never been in this situation before. I don't know if he knows what they are worth so when he later says 'Make an offer', how would you guys go about this? 

 

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If someone refuses to name a price, I always lowball them.



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

Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:34 PM

I have no idea but I probably would have just tried to hand them $50 for the lot. Then if he said like, I know they are worth a ton of money I would have just not came back because the person probably wasn't interested in selling anyways.

#748 mikespit1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1336 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:42 PM

Yeah, I feel like if you offered them anything over a hundred it would be a tip off that the stuff is semi valuable. The top loader alone is worth 100 so who knows what's in there. Just play dumb, offer the 50, if they counter you could play ball.

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

highoffcoffee496

Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:00 AM

Yeah, I feel like if you offered them anything over a hundred it would be a tip off that the stuff is semi valuable. The top loader alone is worth 100 so who knows what's in there. Just play dumb, offer the 50, if they counter you could play ball.

The games in there were basically every Mario and Zelda game, along with uncommon/rare titles I never even heard of. Also the PS3 is backwards compatible. At least 30 SNES and NES total if I had to estimate but there may be more I only got a quick look. There were also so many Nintendo promo posters and manuals. 

 

Edit: He also said that he hadn't touched the PS3 or any of the games in years so he wants to make sure everything works 



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

Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:12 AM

Keep in mind that most people don't have the ambition to actually sell their stuff online so even if they say they will sell it online for more chances are they won't actually do it and the stuff will just end up sitting in the corner of the garage forever. The plague of a local game store is starting here, people thinking they can get $50 for a dirty yelliowed SNES because "the game store sells it for $80)....