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Yardsale thread 2014

#61 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12522 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:58 PM

Yeah I already have that same model with a box in similar condition that I bought a few? years ago at a garage sale.  I should be able to find the pics when I am home, but I think I paid $25 for my other one and it game with just as many games.



#62 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12522 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:14 PM

Here is my old 3DO lot...It must have been 2009 according to the photo's timestamp. I think I paid $25. I paid $10 Funny thing is I could drive right to the guy's house I bought it at, but I don't recall what I paid for it.

 

Now that I look at it, my original lot was a steal. ;)

 

EDIT: I paid $10 for this lot!! but I don't think they system was working properly.

 

OP: http://www.cheapassg...read/?p=5767833

 

 

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I forgot about this lot ;)

 

http://www.cheapassg...read/?p=6029272

 

EDIT: I had an awesome year in 2009. I didn't know what I had gotten at the time, but my old finds were crazy good!



#63 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2102 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:40 AM

^ It's strange how that is, I can remember the places I find good deals and even go back to those areas thinking other sales nearby will net similar results.

 

Also, looking back at the threads from years past I realized just how difficult it has become to find a good deal.  I'm glad I got back into retro gaming in 08-09 before the market became ridiculous.



#64 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3504 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:00 AM

I did pretty well today... I happened upon a really funny coincidence, too.

 

First sale I went too was a bunch of junk. However, I did find a lone Wii console buried under some nicknacks in a box. This was the console only... no cords... nothing. It was also missing the top cover that goes over the Gamecube ports. Anyway, I payed $1 for it, not knowing if it worked or not.

 

Anyway, about 2 and a half hours later, I came across a different sale, where I saw a Wii box marked at $4. When I inquired about it, the lady informed me that it was just the box and all the cables... everything except the Wii system itself. The planets fucking aligned on this one here.

So anyway, I got a nearly complete Wii console for a total of $5. Only things it's missing is the top flap and the plastic base... that was missing from the box. I hooked up the Wii and it plays perfectly!

 

Rest of today's finds:

[360] Call of Duty 4 (missing manual) - $0.50

[360] The Orange Box (complete) - $0.50

[360] Portal 2 (complete) - $0.50

[360] Mass Effect (complete) - $0.50

[Wii] Endless Ocean (complete) - $0.50

 

PS2 Fatty Console with Cables and Controllers - $5

 

 

I'll post pics later.



#65 ferant316   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   828 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:04 AM

slowdive the fact that you found not one but TWO FZ-10s CIB is amazing and jealousy inducing.

I am embarrassed to say that after 5 months of no yard sales and flea markets, my sleep schedule has shifted so much that I slept through my alarm and missed a 7am church sale this morning. I got there at 9 and only poor leftovers remained. Though it is not the end of the world, in my area these church sales are the first action for yard salers in the year and when I went last time they were only letting so many people in at a time and it took almost an hour for me to get inside so even if I had woken up with my alarm I likely wouldn't have gotten in there in time.

^ It's strange how that is, I can remember the places I find good deals and even go back to those areas thinking other sales nearby will net similar results.

Also, looking back at the threads from years past I realized just how difficult it has become to find a good deal. I'm glad I got back into retro gaming in 08-09 before the market became ridiculous.


I am the same way. It drives my girlfriend crazy but we'll be driving around and I'll go "I bought Earthbound there 3 years ago" or "I bought a handheld lot with 6 Pokemon games there".

And it is not just retro gaming, thanks to Storage Wars and the like yard sales have become so crazily competitive it takes a lot of the fun out of it.

#66 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10510 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:07 AM

picked up super mario world and super mario all stars cart only for $5 a piece. Not a great deal but it will be a good way to test the Retron5 when it shows up

 

Would have gone to more sales but Im on call for work and got several phones calls



#67 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1369 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2014 - 03:17 PM

Well, I had a decent weekend so take a look!

 

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Went to this sale after I pulled an all nighter at work so I was not 100% conherent at this sale. But I got a pretty sweet deal. Ended up with 5 hardback guides!
 
Dragon Age Origins
Skyrim
Ni No Kuni
Fallout New Vegas
Zelda Wind Waker HD (Sealed)
 
Ended up making the deal of $12 for all 5 which was a good price.
 
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Second week in a row getting Music CDs! This whole lot was $4 but there were some really good CDs in this pile. A lot of Led Zeppelin and Ozzy Osborne as well as some Moody Blues and Joe Walsh. Also there were a lot of compilation albums which were surprisingly good as well!
 
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I headed back to the same sale that I got the game guides at previously and figured I would try to offer an amount for the whole lot. After looking through, they still had a few guides left. I offered $20 and they too it! Here's what I got:
 
Metal Gear Solid: The art of HD (hardback)
Red Dead Redemption
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm (Hardback)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Tomb Raider (hardback)
XCOM Enemy Unknown
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Warcraft III Reign of Chaos
Civilization IV
Fable III
Grand Thefdt Auto San Andreas
World of Warcraft Dungeon Companion III
Saints Row the Third
Bioshock Infinite
The Orange Box
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Star Wars Galaxies
Perfect Dark: Janus Tears

 



#68 elessar123  

Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:00 PM

Jealous of those hardcover guides.



#69 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12522 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:13 AM

Nice finds on the guides! Note: Those 3DOs were 6 years apart from each other. ;)

 

3-20-14

 

$20 DS and DS lite lot

 

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"rare" games

Big Brain SEALED $5, Let's Draw opened $4

 

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As always more to come...



#70 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2102 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:18 AM

Hey Slowdive, did you ever finish your posts from last year?

 

Also, how do you guys generally get rid of cigarette odors on items you pick up?  Usually I'll hit them with a damp cloth if I can, maybe some disinfectant.  That doesn't work well with manuals or slip covers.  I was thinking of doing the damp cloth, then getting a plastic tub I can put them in along with a box of baking soda to hopefully absorb most of the odor.  I have a CL pickup from a week ago that absolutely reeks of cigarettes.



#71 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12522 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:04 PM

Hey Slowdive, did you ever finish your posts from last year?

 

Also, how do you guys generally get rid of cigarette odors on items you pick up?  Usually I'll hit them with a damp cloth if I can, maybe some disinfectant.  That doesn't work well with manuals or slip covers.  I was thinking of doing the damp cloth, then getting a plastic tub I can put them in along with a box of baking soda to hopefully absorb most of the odor.  I have a CL pickup from a week ago that absolutely reeks of cigarettes.

 

No I am not caught up yet. I have some stuff that is a couple years old still...I tend to not post my best stuff until last (if I have 2 or 3 posts from the same weekend), but I noticed that I forgot a few lots by doing that. ;) Since the new season has basically started, I am going to be trying to post new and old until I am current. I have 1 current gen find, 1 retro find, and one oddball birth of video games find, amongst other stuff to post still.

 

 

In terms of smell. I would wash with soap and water first, then get a rubbermaid with a lid and put some type of rack (like a cookie cooling rack or a rack you would use in a cupboard) in it and set the item on the rack. Then use about a teaspoon of vanilla on a rag and set the rag at the bottom of the rubbermaid and close the top for a few days. That should mask some of the odor until they can properly air out.

 

Smoke is one of the most difficult things to get out of objects...It is the bane of comic book collectors and this advice came from one of the few licensed comic book restorers in the USA (not me BTW).



#72 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1369 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:06 PM

Hey Slowdive, did you ever finish your posts from last year?

Also, how do you guys generally get rid of cigarette odors on items you pick up? Usually I'll hit them with a damp cloth if I can, maybe some disinfectant. That doesn't work well with manuals or slip covers. I was thinking of doing the damp cloth, then getting a plastic tub I can put them in along with a box of baking soda to hopefully absorb most of the odor. I have a CL pickup from a week ago that absolutely reeks of cigarettes.


I know most people frown on this but I would suggest spraying either #1) Neutra-Air or #2) Febreeze around the affected objects. I've had really good luck with this method. Also non-scented baby wipes work wonders.

#73 beard.  

Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:45 PM

Put in a sealed plastic bag or plastic container w/dryer sheets has worked for me



#74 kingtut313   What Up Doe CAGiversary!   239 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:34 AM

Put in a sealed plastic bag or plastic container w/dryer sheets has worked for me

this has worked for me in the past



#75 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2102 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:33 AM

How long you keep them in the tub, a few days?



#76 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2225 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:38 AM

I know most people frown on this but I would suggest spraying either #1) Neutra-Air or #2) Febreeze around the affected objects. I've had really good luck with this method. Also non-scented baby wipes work wonders.

I've done febreeze before and have had pretty good results. Luckily I've never had anything I really wanted to keep smell of smoke, but I've febreezed and drier sheeted things that I've ended up selling. Stuff usually ends up smelling just like febreeze.



#77 derrtaysouth95   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1473 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

Dryer sheets or I have also heard putting in the freezer.

#78 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12522 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:09 PM

9-12-12 lost finds

 

I actually kinda remember this day. Someone beat me to this sale and bought their NES. Talked to the owners for a while and they told me they did have a few games that they found after they sold the system. I believe I paid $2 total (possibly $1 total).

 

 

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I was in a different area this day for some reason. I don't have GPS or a smart phone and I tend to get lost, so I also tend to stay in my hometown. :lol:  I talked to these people for a while and asked if they had any video games. They said they had a N64 and I told them I was interested. They pulled this lot out and they said $3 for the n64 and controller (the second controller was free because it didn't have a dongle), but the games are separate. I said how much for the games? They said 25 cents each.

 

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:mrgreen:

 

More to come...



#79 goomba478   Canada's Amerifriend ^_^ CAGiversary!   6282 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:31 PM

Wow, all of these great finds make me want to start going to tag/garage sales. Oddly enough I've never been to one!

#80 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:56 AM

Wow, all of these great finds make me want to start going to tag/garage sales. Oddly enough I've never been to one!

Definitely have to check some out. Your not gonna score at everyone, and you might get discouraged sometimes, but when you get

a good sale, it makes it all worth it, at least for me



#81 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6684 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:41 AM

Ugh still too cold for anything to show up. It's snowing here right now in Indiana...



#82 Kranekinjar   Scrappy Doo on Xanax CAGiversary!   486 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:16 AM

I have Finally found some boxed video game stuff! They're all complete and all of them have their maps and posters. Paid $45 for the whole bundle at the yardsale. The lady was holding a Boxed Link to past and some star wars game for someone else. Those were the ones that I missed out on. I'm going to look for some box protectors now. My game collection is going to look so cool now! Pretty good day lol!

#83 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2102 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:51 AM

I have Finally found some boxed video game stuff! They're all complete and all of them have their maps and posters. Paid $45 for the whole bundle at the yardsale. The lady was holding a Boxed Link to past and some star wars game for someone else. Those were the ones that I missed out on. I'm going to look for some box protectors now. My game collection is going to look so cool now! Pretty good day lol!

Early candidate for find of the year!



#84 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12522 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:55 AM

I think that may be the find. It even trumps the stuff I haven't posted yet ;)



#85 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1112 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:10 AM

The year? That may be the find of ever.



#86 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12522 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:12 AM

IDK I did buy 4 lots in the past 2 days, but yeah finding boxed SNES games is a one in a million find. literally



#87 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1369 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:34 AM

Oddly enough I had the same thing happen to me with NES games a few years back. Think I picked up 40 Boxed NES games and about 20 loose carts for $20. It happens for sure but it's all right place, right time.

#88 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12522 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:27 AM

Oddly enough I had the same thing happen to me with NES games a few years back. Think I picked up 40 Boxed NES games and about 20 loose carts for $20. It happens for sure but it's all right place, right time.

Those don't count! I found boxed NES games for $1 each a year or two ago. SNES are so much tougher :P



#89 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1369 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:20 AM

Those don't count! I found boxed NES games for $1 each a year or two ago. SNES are so much tougher :P


Fair enough. I did find 7 boxed SNES games for $10 once. All the ones I found in my lot were in the mega haul mentioned earlier as well.

#90 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1112 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:23 AM

I find boxed nes and snes from time to time but never ones that good. Thats probably 2000 at least right there.