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#1021 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:10 AM

I got 20 empty N64 boxes including Mario Kart 64 and Killer Instinct from an estate sale once including (complete) FF7 and other PS1 games all for $20...he even advertised them in the listing. So you never know.

See slow knows what he is talking about Sara. :P

 

Usually an estate means a person died, so in theory they may have no idea of the value.

 

But a general rule of thumb would be $1 a box. Obviously there are a lot of factors here, but realistically I would see them either having a cheap group price for the bin or $1 each.

 

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Good luck everyone! I have 2 follow ups tomorrow. I can't believe all 3 people got back to me. I met up and dropped $155 a few minutes ago at my first follow up. Now I need to make a stop at the bank tomorrow when they open. ;)



#1022 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

yourlefthand

Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:44 PM

See slow knows what he is talking about Sara. :P

Usually an estate means a person died, so in theory they may have no idea of the value.


Depends on the area. Around here estate sales often mean that a family is moving and selling most of their stuff. It usually means that it is being sold by a third party. Some of them know their stuff, some don't.

#1023 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:11 PM

Estate is used a lot more loosely now. ;) I agree there are a lot of unknown factors.

 

 

2 out of 3 follow ups aren't bad. The 3rd lady was apologetic. She was smoking hot, so I wasn't too upset to see her again. Her husband decided to keep their NES.

 

I did get a few gems today. It is really hot and after 11 am, so I am done for the day. There may be some far away sales, but I went to the next town over and hit a few, but there was already a "game guy" hitting that area that had cherry picked the good stuff.

 

I have one follow up tomorrow, but I have a feeling it will be more recent stuff.



#1024 notaspaceship   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

notaspaceship

Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:53 PM

So I tried a little freestyling today, since the general consensus seems to be that's the way to find stuff. I was really tempted by a sale claiming to have all sorts of Nintendo games etc., but luckily they posted photos and I could tell that they were resellers getting rid of excess. True they could have missed something but the sale was over an hour away anyway so I didn't want to make the drive.
 
Found a sub-division sale and hit about ten houses. Nothing great. One guy had games but he wanted too much for them. When I asked if he had Gameboy games, he asked, "DS?" and I said "sure". He pulled them out of his pocket for some reason and then asked for $30 (there were four and they were shovelware). 
 
I almost gave up, but I stopped at one last place. This guy had some cool stuff, like a Lunar hand puppet in the box and video game guides. I picked them up and was getting set to pay his wife and leave, when he trucks out into the garage and plops a box down. I look in the box and it's full of CIB Sega games. And the Master System. And he had the box for the Master system. We haggled a bit and I bought it all for $20. He also said his mom was cleaning out her basement and they might have a Saturn down there. Left him my phone number, I hope he calls back, would love that Saturn.
 
Thanks for all of your posts, you keep me inspired and that's how I found something cool like this.

 



#1025 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5454 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:47 PM

Depends on the area. Around here estate sales often mean that a family is moving and selling most of their stuff. It usually means that it is being sold by a third party. Some of them know their stuff, some don't.


Over here estate normally means an inside house sale run by a company. But as I said most of these companies here do 50% off the last day of the sale so that is when to jump in and get the deals. Once in a while you get an estate/moving sale run by the family who owns the house ( this is what you want) but that is rare around here, these people are far more likely to bargain and have lower prices then the ones run by companies. The good thing is if it's run by a company they almost always put their name on the ad so you can tell right away and after a while in the same area you can easily tell which companies are overpriced and which are not.

Moving sale... Someone is leaving the area

Estate sale .... an old person died and the family is selling off their assets

At least that goes for my area

The moving sale is more desireable than the estate sale, because if someone is moving they are more likely to get rid of things for a cheap price or they have to either haul it with them or thow it out.

#1026 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:31 PM

Finally!

Gamecube in box with 2 controllers. and minty complete....MP 5, Zelda Ocarina, WWalker, Melee, Harvest Moon, Resident Evil.....+ 3 SWars original XBox games.... $30.... yes!



#1027 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:32 PM

Just got trolled. I found a Mario Party 8 case for $1 with wii spoorts resport in it. Picked it up anyway In case I find a disc only copy down the road. I think I already have 1 or two complete copies.

 

 

Picked up some good stuff from a dude that looked like he was tweeking on something while I was on my way to get a burrito.

 

 

Stopped into the library to check my emails, got to get that burrito still. I hope to see some pics when I get home!



#1028 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1162 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:51 PM

No picks but I did... fine I guess today.

Gundam Battle Assault 2 (ps1 disc only) 2.00

Pretty uncommon game. Happy to grab it out of a good 40 crap games.

That was my only buy until 10:30, thought the yard sale gods were out to get me but then I found a sale with a PSP and a GBA SP for 10 and 5. Passed on the psp due to a broken stick but grabbed the sp. A bit beat up but the screen is good.

Had a copy of Fire Red in it. Asked about other games and they brought out a box with two more Pokemon (ruby and sapphire) which she threw in for free. Also some ds/wii stuff she asked 2 each for. Cases for mario kart and new mario were empty but grabbed Mario Strikers for Wii and Sonic Chronicles for DS.

Then at a late sale got a nice shape dual shock 3 with a charging cradle for 5.00.

Stopped at Half Price Books on the way home. Nothing fantastic but grabbed Pirates for psp for 4.99, Henry Hatsworth for 3.00 and Donkey Kong for 7800 for 9.99. Overpaid on the last one but I have so few games for 7800 and apparently its a good version.

#1029 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:07 PM

No picks but I did... fine I guess today.

Gundam Battle Assault 2 (ps1 disc only) 2.00

Pretty uncommon game. Happy to grab it out of a good 40 crap games.

That was my only buy until 10:30, thought the yard sale gods were out to get me but then I found a sale with a PSP and a GBA SP for 10 and 5. Passed on the psp due to a broken stick but grabbed the sp. A bit beat up but the screen is good.

Had a copy of Fire Red in it. Asked about other games and they brought out a box with two more Pokemon (ruby and sapphire) which she threw in for free. Also some ds/wii stuff she asked 2 each for. Cases for mario kart and new mario were empty but grabbed Mario Strikers for Wii and Sonic Chronicles for DS.

Then at a late sale got a nice shape dual shock 3 with a charging cradle for 5.00.

Stopped at Half Price Books on the way home. Nothing fantastic but grabbed Pirates for psp for 4.99, Henry Hatsworth for 3.00 and Donkey Kong for 7800 for 9.99. Overpaid on the last one but I have so few games for 7800 and apparently its a good version.

 

 

And you were in my territory. Don't forget that bit. How do I know? I have eyes/ears everywhere. :shock: 8-[

 

I wouldn't have missed the dualshock or the PSP, so those may not have been in my area, they put them out after I asked about games, or you beat me to them. [-( :razz:



#1030 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4154 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

tangytangerine

Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:16 PM

Went to a few yards sales today that mostly was trying to get rid of old baby clothes.

 

But did find this for $1 while I was out.

 

Spoiler

 

Looks like a PS1 controller, but can't get the PS1 console I just bought to recognize it.  Is it meant for some kinda knock-off version of the PS1 or possibly another region?  Didn't notice until I got home that there's no company markings anywhere on the controller.



#1031 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1162 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

I didn't buy the psp, saw that around 10:30. I was in a few areas, mostly Huntley/Lake in the Hills. Needed to switch it up a bit this week. Really though I'm curious, how do you know haha.

#1032 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:03 PM

I'm curious where you got that pokemon stuff. There was one sale that opened early (I was there about 30 minutes early because I noticed their sign was out) and someone had already bought some of their game stuff (leaving the PS2 junk).

 

I didn't buy the psp, saw that around 10:30. I was in a few areas, mostly Huntley/Lake in the Hills. Needed to switch it up a bit this week. Really though I'm curious, how do you know haha.

 

I can't give away all my secrets.  :-$  BUT: I can usually tell if someone else is around that isn't normally because stuff goes faster/the cadence/flow is off. Call it what you like, a sixth sense, a disturbance in the force, but either way I can tell when there is a new person in my area. haha

 

Today I didn't see any of my normal competition, but someone was buying games. I assume the wii games you bought in LITH from the people with the $100 wii? They told me someone bought the Mario game. I figured that was you or the new (old) guy because my normal competition doesn't usually cherry pick stuff (they buy it all like I usually do).

 

There was also a CL lot with a NES, SNES, N64 and an Atari (I didn't see it listed, but I was told about it) that was advertised near me, so I figured that would draw more people out here (since the people that advertised it were also having a garage sale).

 

There is a way I confirmed it was you, but I can't type it here. Just remember I am a ninja. lol



#1033 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1162 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:57 PM

I actually didn't get the Wii game from them. I did see that sale but fairly late. I tried to cherry pick the Donkey Kong but they wanted too much. I do cherry pick though if the bundle price isn't great. I don't need any more bulk junk than I already have lol.

But ya, I don't think that was mostly me throwing you off. I bought all of one game by 10:30 though I was asking. Felt more like people not having stuff than picked over though.

The Mario as well as all the Pokemon/Sonic were from one sale I saw a sign for on my way to a sale on Danbury I think but I can't remember any more exact.

#1034 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1162 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:59 PM

If it helps you place where I got the dual shock they also had a bunch of Halo and Gears of War books. Said they had old Nintendo but wouldn't sell. The Pokemon/gba/etc stuff wasn't too far from there.

#1035 SPS   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:19 PM

My Brother went yardsaling by his friend's house and he got tons of stuff for about $80:

 

43 games

highlights:

 

A Link to the Past (SNES)

Super Mario World (SNES)

Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)

Metroid 2  with Manual (GB)

Kirby's Dream Land with Manual (GB)

Gold Kart Legend of Zelda (NES)

 

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IMG_20140627_140221_793.jpgsome bible games:

 

Spiritual Warfare (complete in Box)

Bible Adventures

 

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Banjo Tooie strategy guide (official Nintendo Power)

 

3 consoles:

NES
SNES

Gameboy (original release)

 

Plus a bunch of common sports titles and whatnot and a couple random controllers.

 

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The previous day he found Pokemon Soul SIlver and Pokemon White, and Diablo 2 for PC.

 

Will post pics when I get a chance.



#1036 N7Ashley  

N7Ashley

Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:28 PM

Didn't get to go to many sales today due to rain :( but was still able to get some cool stuff. 

 

 

First sale I went to had some dvds for $1 and the burn notice season 1 for $1 

also found a Nintendo DS for $2 no charger =/ but for that price i had to take it lol 

got everything for $5

 

 

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Next good sale i got Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 3 and 4 for DS. Seller was originally asking

$10 each but i asked if he would go $15 for all 3 and asked his wife and she said $18 so i took em. 

Also grabbed Pokemon Colosseum bonus disc for gamecube for $2

 

 

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Last sale i went to had some .50 cent dvds so i grabbed The Next Karate Kid, Hocus Pocus and The Iron Giant

 

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a few weeks ago i got this cartridge for .25 cents but idunno what it is lol

if anyone here knows id like some info on this. i looked online but couldn't

find anything on it.  

 

 

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#1037 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1162 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:33 PM

Looms like a pirate famicom cart to me.

#1038 N7Ashley  

N7Ashley

Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:40 PM

Looms like a pirate famicom cart to me.

ooh yeah probably is lol thanks.



#1039 killercane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   426 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

killercane

Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:57 PM

Had a nice score on a place that advertised DVDs 3 for $1. Bambi blu and a bunch of other DVDs for $8 and then asked games and lo and behold she brings out 15 snes games including mario rpg and says $6 for em. I thought she meant per but nope, 20 DVDs and 15 snes plus game genie all with manuals for $14.

#1040 killercane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   426 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

killercane

Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:57 PM

Good thing too it was my last stop and I almost didn't go

#1041 ferant316   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   828 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:48 AM

Good thing too it was my last stop and I almost didn't go


Do you know how many times I had one of those be the score. I swear though yard saling is like being a drug addict you're always chasing the dragon you get a score you keep looking to get another one, you don't get one and you still keep looking because you want the finders high.

#1042 N7Ashley  

N7Ashley

Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:35 AM

This is my best find at a yard sale lol it was from like 2 years ago. Everything below

was in a box for $20.

 

Dr. Mario 64 didnt have the game =/ 

 

 

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Conkers has the game and manuals. Wind Waker and Twilight Princess cases are in

extremely good shape. Almost looks as if they hardly played them. 

 

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The Gamecube is pretty much brand new and looks like it was hardly used. 

 

 

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I also scored a $5 box with a Nintendo and games, and a Playstation 2 Silver slim

 

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These super nintendo games were from another sale got them for $2 each. 

 

 

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And one last find was a Super Nintendo with games for $12

This lot belonged to one of my high school teachers lol 

 

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O:)



#1043 duderanch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

duderanch

Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:37 PM

Here’s this weekend’s game hunting finds! Boxed NES games!

 

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SALE #1

Eliminator NES Cleaning Kit

 

SALE #2

Mary Kate & Ashley empty GCN case (It was free)

 

SALE #3

Sonic Chronicles (DS)

 

SALE #4

Spy Hunter (PS2)

 

SALE #5

Pokemon SoulSilver (DS)

StarFox Command (DS)

Lock’s Story (DS)

BeyBlade Revolution (GBA)

 

SALE #6

Resident Evil: Afterlife (Blu-Ray Steelbook)

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PS2)

Dragonball Z Budokai 2 (PS2)

Shrek Fairytale Freakdown (GBC)

Pokemon Trading Card Game (GBC)

Toy Story 2 (GBC)

Rayman Advance (GBA)

 

SALE#7

Genesis 3 w/ Turbo Controller (No cords)

Mickey Mousecapade CIB (NES)

Super Mario 2 CIB (NES)

Adventure Island in box (NES)

Bart vs. The Space Mutants (NES)

Ghostbusters II (NES)

TMNT2: The Arcade (NES)

Super Street Fighter II (SNES)

Super Mario World (SNES)

Ultimate Mortal Kombat III (SNES)

Star Fox (SNES)

Star Fox 64 (N64)

Clay Fighter 63 1/3 (N64)

Goldeneye (N64)

1080 (N64)

Turok (N64)

Mario Kart 64 (N64)

South Park (N64)

Vectorman (Genesis)

Beavis & Butthead (GB)

Super Mario Land 2 (GB)

Killer Instinct (GB)



#1044 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14517 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:34 PM


So I tried a little freestyling today, since the general consensus seems to be that's the way to find stuff. I was really tempted by a sale claiming to have all sorts of Nintendo games etc., but luckily they posted photos and I could tell that they were resellers getting rid of excess. True they could have missed something but the sale was over an hour away anyway so I didn't want to make the drive.

Found a sub-division sale and hit about ten houses. Nothing great. One guy had games but he wanted too much for them. When I asked if he had Gameboy games, he asked, "DS?" and I said "sure". He pulled them out of his pocket for some reason and then asked for $30 (there were four and they were shovelware).

I almost gave up, but I stopped at one last place. This guy had some cool stuff, like a Lunar hand puppet in the box and video game guides. I picked them up and was getting set to pay his wife and leave, when he trucks out into the garage and plops a box down. I look in the box and it's full of CIB Sega games. And the Master System. And he had the box for the Master system. We haggled a bit and I bought it all for $20. He also said his mom was cleaning out her basement and they might have a Saturn down there. Left him my phone number, I hope he calls back, would love that Saturn.

Thanks for all of your posts, you keep me inspired and that's how I found something cool like this.


And E from XBox just paid $50 today for a Master System w/no games or box.

#1045 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7133 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:32 PM

No video games, though I should've asked though it was probably unlikely. I found a pretty interesting vintage yard sale, more like it was owned by a person who lived in the neighborhood since at least the 60s! I bought about 50 Analog Science Fictions from around 1970 for $11, plus two Life Magazines (one with Cybill Shepherd). I carried that bundle for a mile and a half and my arms were sore for about an hour. I put myself though worse around the same time last year. :\ I probably should've looked further, but the science fiction mags were enough. Maybe I'll go back tomorrow if it's still on.



#1046 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   423 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2014 - 12:53 AM

Wow, those are some killer finds! Nothing new from me as my wife went into labor last night and we're at the hospital. No qualms here, as I'm riding high from the Earthbound find last week and the fact that I'm a dad now!

#1047 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2139 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:17 AM

Congrats!! 



#1048 leecy  

Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:53 AM

Grats to everyone on the awesome finds! I finally had a somewhat decent weekend of finds.

 

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Picked the top two up for $5 each, Orange Box was $4

 

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These were $1 each, the boxes are in really good shape and everything is complete.

 

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This lot was $10 for all. I'm happy to finally pick up Tomba, even if it is disc only.



#1049 killercane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   426 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

killercane

Posted 29 June 2014 - 04:30 AM

You know star wars galaxies is useless right?



#1050 xtreme_Zr2   Mr. Sonny Crockett CAGiversary!   1038 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:47 AM

Dang Ashley, BOXED CONKER!! That's great. Conker is my goal for the year. I've never played it. Those ebay prices are ridiculous on it too.

I had a lady yesterday with a Dsi and Mario Kart DS on the table beside her. I asked "What would you be asking for the DS" (leaving the "i" off for a moderate attempt at a hustle). :)

She replies "The DSI is $125 dollars firm because it connects to the "internet" (she used the quote fingers).

Never have two people been so far apart on a deal. I was willing to go up to $20. I just turned around and walked off. LOL.