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2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#1 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2015 - 04:52 AM

New year means it's time for a new thread. Being the group of cheapassgamer's that we are, it's only natural that thrift stores would be one of our main areas to hit up. Go ahead and use this thread to show off all of those juicy finds you've had for the 2015 year.

 

2014 was a very generous year for me personally and I have posted my finds here and there throughout 2014, plus with the closing of the local Flea Market in my area I decided to start going to the thrifts in the area a lot more often and let me tell you I was generally pleased with what I found, so if you are on the edge and aren't sure if you want to go, please go and save some of the stuff from these stores.

 

That being said, thrifting requires a lot of persistance, I can't tell you the amount of times that I have come home with nothing. In order for it to be worth your time you really do need to expand past just video game items. One of the best finds from last year was a Toshiba DVD/HDD recorder I found. Got it for $9.99 just because it looked interesting and I was able to flip it on the bay for $150.

 

Still there are plenty of video games to be found and my best find of last year was Megaman X2 for just $3.99 at the local savers.

 

Here's last years thread if your looking for some motivation, quite a big number of great finds to be seen in there

 

With that being said I plan on starting the new year off with a trip to my thrifts this Saturday. Hopefully there will be some good finds to be had. Happy Thrifting to you all and hopefully 2015 brings us all some great finds.

 

 


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#2 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2015 - 06:46 AM

Reserving this post. I'd like to use it to post some of the bigger finds of this year, so if you see something that gets posted here in 2015 and I don't happen to see it let me know and I'll add it to this post.


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#3 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 09:04 AM

Thanks for the new thread, I never did end up getting anything good to end 2014.  Hopefully 2015 will see less competition (maybe, wishful thinking).



#4 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 07:46 PM

Great new threads. May everyone find what they want this year :)

#5 UnderFire  

Posted 03 January 2015 - 07:28 AM

Had some good finds today, wasn't even actually game hunting, just happened...

 

Small local thrift I got Oddworld Munch's Oddysee and Halo 2 CE for 3$ ea.

 

Goodwill #1 I found Zoocube on GCN for 2.50 (WTF is this game lol?)

 

Goodwill #2 I got 3 CD's, Breaking Benjamin - Phobia, Mudvayne - LD 50 and Nirvana Unplugged, 1.99 ea

 

Goodwill #3 I got a Pink 360 Controller for 10 and Spyro 2 on GBA for 4

 

Salvation Army I found more CDs,  Killswitch Engage - End of Heartache and Sevendust - Self Titled

 

Also picked up Bioshock 2 on 360 and Midway Arcade Treasure on OG Xbox for 5$ at a pawn shop.

 

Today was a solid ass day, found something everywhere I stopped.


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#6 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:45 AM

I found sonic advance 3 GBA for $5, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure NES $5 and N64 Pacman Mace $5 at my local store. I might go back to see if they mark any of the games down like they do. I saw Sypro gba also. I tend to not buy games I'm not into unless they are rare and worth money.

#7 Kaipper  

Posted 03 January 2015 - 11:43 PM

Got a great haul today from one of the local smaller charity shops. It's mostly staffed by older women and they don't usually get gaming stuff in, so I was pleasantly surprised to see all of this.

 

Brought them up to the register, the cashier looked up the price (normally $2.50 each) and said "I don't think that's right, I'll put them at $2 each"...then counted them and said how about $17 for everything.  :D

 

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:360:  Bayonetta

:ps2: Shadow Hearts Covenant, Shadow Hearts From the New World, Castlevania Lament of Innocence, Shadow Hearts (promotional copy), .hack // Infection

GCN Skies of Arcadia Legends, Prince of Persia the Two Thrones, Baten Kaitos Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Tales of Symphonia, Soul Caliber II, Prince of Persia Sands of Time, Prince of Persia Warrior Within, Eternal Darkness Sanity's Requiem

 

Everything is complete. Also found a GCN memory card for Starfox Adventures in one of the cases.



#8 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 01:25 AM

Nice find. We go to a small charity shop here. I often find good deals like that once found a Gameboy with 12 or so games for 12 bucks.

#9 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3337 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 05:46 AM

Got a great haul today from one of the local smaller charity shops. It's mostly staffed by older women and they don't usually get gaming stuff in, so I was pleasantly surprised to see all of this.

 

Brought them up to the register, the cashier looked up the price (normally $2.50 each) and said "I don't think that's right, I'll put them at $2 each"...then counted them and said how about $17 for everything.  :D

 

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:360:  Bayonetta

:ps2: Shadow Hearts Covenant, Shadow Hearts From the New World, Castlevania Lament of Innocence, Shadow Hearts (promotional copy), .hack // Infection

GCN Skies of Arcadia Legends, Prince of Persia the Two Thrones, Baten Kaitos Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Tales of Symphonia, Soul Caliber II, Prince of Persia Sands of Time, Prince of Persia Warrior Within, Eternal Darkness Sanity's Requiem

 

Everything is complete. Also found a GCN memory card for Starfox Adventures in one of the cases.

Damn. That's an extremely nice haul.



#10 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 05:48 AM

Damn. That's an extremely nice haul.

That's what I'm saying. First week of 2015 and already an amazing haul.


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#11 midlifecrisisMkII  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:03 AM

Got a great haul today from one of the local smaller charity shops. It's mostly staffed by older women and they don't usually get gaming stuff in, so I was pleasantly surprised to see all of this.

 

Brought them up to the register, the cashier looked up the price (normally $2.50 each) and said "I don't think that's right, I'll put them at $2 each"...then counted them and said how about $17 for everything.  :D

 

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:360:  Bayonetta

:ps2: Shadow Hearts Covenant, Shadow Hearts From the New World, Castlevania Lament of Innocence, Shadow Hearts (promotional copy), .hack // Infection

GCN Skies of Arcadia Legends, Prince of Persia the Two Thrones, Baten Kaitos Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Tales of Symphonia, Soul Caliber II, Prince of Persia Sands of Time, Prince of Persia Warrior Within, Eternal Darkness Sanity's Requiem

 

Everything is complete. Also found a GCN memory card for Starfox Adventures in one of the cases.

Not a bad way to start off 2015.  Nice score.



#12 SoCalDirtyBird  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:14 AM

Just picked up School Rumble DVD's box set 1-13 episode and 14-26 for 4$ and a couple of Hack/roots dvds for 2$ at a local savers.   These were in almost new condition,  so was happy about that.



#13 kobun   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:57 PM

Holy shit! I think these were returns or something . Just got out of the goodwill!

For 5.99
Smash Bros wii u
Nes remix 3ds
Gta V ps4(case is torn)
Nba 2k15 360

.99 cents
Infinity toy box 2.0 ps4

I'll see if I can get some pics later

#14 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 12:25 AM

Holy shit! I think these were returns or something . Just got out of the goodwill!

For 5.99
Smash Bros wii u
Nes remix 3ds
Gta V ps4(case is torn)
Nba 2k15 360

.99 cents
Infinity toy box 2.0 ps4

I'll see if I can get some pics later

wow you will like nes remix. I have a goodwill here just too far from home.

#15 UnderFire  

Posted 05 January 2015 - 02:06 AM

Went to the same goodwill 2 days in a row payed out awesome.

 

First day:

 

Music galore-

 

Limp Bizkit- Chocalate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water and Significant Other

Korn Unplugged

Sublime - 40oz to Freedom

P.O.D The Fundemental Elements of Southtown

 

Second Day:

 

Another CD

 

Red jumpsuit Apparatus - Don't You Fake It

 

a couple guides

 

Halo 3 and Myst (3.99 ea)

 

Another copy of Rage Against the Machine's Live at the Grand Olympic DVD

 

and the major score, a SEALED copy of Final Fantasy XI Online for PS2 with the Slipcover and Booklet in awesome shape for 6.99

 

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#16 kobun   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2015 - 06:55 AM

Holy shit! I think these were returns or something . Just got out of the goodwill!

For 5.99
Smash Bros wii u
Nes remix 3ds
Gta V ps4(case is torn)
Nba 2k15 360

.99 cents
Infinity toy box 2.0 ps4

I'll see if I can get some pics later

hrere is a pic, with out infinity 2.0

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#17 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:09 AM

Holy cow. Did they include the Nintendo Club code or any inserts?

#18 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1107 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 03:59 PM

Those console games wouldve been like $40 each and the 3DS game wouldve been like $25 at any of the local GWs here.........


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#19 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

Probably here too in utah.

#20 kobun   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2015 - 04:37 PM

Holy cow. Did they include the Nintendo Club code or any inserts?

Yes, but i don't know if they work yet.  I did not know codes are no hidden behind the cover, instead of a sheet like older games.



#21 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 06:40 PM

I love club nintendo. You can earn virtual games and special rewards. They include a sheet with the code. Hopefully the games work.

#22 robwhois   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 02:56 AM

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Finds from the thrifts, facebook deals and some of the target sale this past week. Check out the video for all the specifics :)

 

 

http://youtu.be/WBuC5B-wbQc



#23 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1878 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:57 AM

Scored this last night. 

 

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#24 salty tbone   Flipmode Squad CAGiversary!   3059 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 02:20 PM

Scored this last night. 

 

Nice pickup. Those games would've been $40 each at Juan's GW ....


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#25 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1362 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:04 PM

We had a Mario Tennis 64 at my GW. They had it marked $16. Wow...

#26 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:09 PM

Good deal on n64. Think I bought mario tennis on dk oldies for more.

#27 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1107 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:39 AM

Nice pickup. Those games would've been $40 each at Juan's GW ....

I LOLd. But seriously those wouldve never made it to the shelf, ShopGoodwill all the way for those......or the employees. 


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#28 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1878 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:16 AM

hrere is a pic, with out infinity 2.0

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Good Haul. Looks like the games were donated by Target. Why I know this -> DeF Salv Sticker.


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#29 UnderFire  

Posted 07 January 2015 - 05:40 AM

Found 3 pretty uncommon seeming CD's today at Goodwill

 

Got 2 CD's from the band There Were Wires, Somnambulists and a Self Titled album,  it seems like these are the only CD's they released from 2002 and 2004, the most views on a youtube video I've found was 583, so I'm guessing there aren't very many of either of these CD's out there.

 

Also Manmade God's self titled album, apparantly they toured with one of my favorite bands (Taproot) in 03-04, so I'm excited to give this a listen.


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#30 lovepig78   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2015 - 06:23 AM

hrere is a pic, with out infinity 2.0
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Sell me GTA5 lol