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2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#31 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1891 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:05 AM

Saw this shadowblade arcade stick at another goodwill. Should I pick it up for $10? Looks to be in mint shape.

 

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#32 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

Pretty much a bust for me today at my local thrifts. A few games here and there but nothing worth buying. I did get my hands on another set of speaker stands that match the set I found last year at another thrift, these are a bit shorter though and they get my front speakers off the ground finally. Only cost me $4.99 a piece. Still was nice to get back out again. Haven't been able to go for a few weeks as bad weather keeps on lining up with my days off from work.



#33 FEGuy   STARING DIRECTLY INTO YOUR SOUL CAGiversary!   1234 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2015 - 12:30 AM

Found some Gamecube/Wii DDR pads for $1.99 each and a bunch of overpriced Wii U games ($30 for ME3, etc.) at a Goodwill about an hour away earlier in the week. No good gaming deals at the local Goodwill today, but I found a Zagg keyboard cover for the iPad Air for just $12; as I took it to checkout the lady said it was half off. Box was torn, and if there was supposed to be a USB cable packaged it wasn't included, but the battery was charged and (aside from the lack of Esc and a proper Delete key) it works perfectly with my Teclast X98 Air II tablet.



#34 Ironman8   King CAGiversary!   1207 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:51 AM

Thursday night.  Dragon's Lair is one of my all time favorites so I was pumped for this find.  Looking forward to Bloodrayne on DVD.

 

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Friday night.  Half off sale.  $1 each.

 

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Pretty decent start to 2015. 



#35 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:23 AM

I got a ps3 black controller for 3.20 at Savers. It powers on and works on the menu.

#36 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1862 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:34 PM

Hit up the local giant thrift store here, picked up Home Alone & Hom Alone 2 on blu-ray for $6.

 

I saw quite a few games, but nothing that caught my interest for the price. They had a Gamewave there for $15 (but wanted another $35 for the case with the remotes?!) And then more yet for the few games they had. They did have a handful of SNES games for $5-ish, but almost all were sports titles, and they had a Genesis copy of Shaq-Fu, a bunch of PS2 games, some DS/GBA and some more.



#37 RoboSonic   Playing some Soul Reaver 2 CAGiversary!   295 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:27 PM

Went up to my local Goodwill and found some decent stuff.

 

Got some nice cds and came across...

 

Soul Reaver 2 (PC) -- $0.49 at Goodwill. It's a good copy too in really good condition. And so far so good, it's installing on my mom's Windows 8 PC. I'm surprised to be honest, since I couldn't install an older version of a program before on a newer PC. Can't wait to start playing it. It's not the Playstation version, but it'll do for now.
 
Was literally dancing up and down in my head when I saw it :).


#38 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:32 AM

Hit up the local giant thrift store here, picked up Home Alone & Hom Alone 2 on blu-ray for $6. Nice pick up. A lot of times the online game stores are cheaper.

I saw quite a few games, but nothing that caught my interest for the price. They had a Gamewave there for $15 (but wanted another $35 for the case with the remotes?!) And then more yet for the few games they had. They did have a handful of SNES games for $5-ish, but almost all were sports titles, and they had a Genesis copy of Shaq-Fu, a bunch of PS2 games, some DS/GBA and some more.



#39 XXPrimusXX   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   125 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:37 AM

Ms. Pac Man for the Genesis - CIB for $5.



#40 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1370 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

While not a yard sale find, this marked my first find of 2015. At our local thrift shop, it was told that everything by the dumpster was either garbage or things that the shop can't test. I started driving home and noticed a PS game case sticking out of the box and took a closer look. Grabbed it and threw it in the truck. Upon getting home, I had hit a motherload. In the box was the following:
 
Unreal Tournament 2004 - PC
Quake 4 - PC
Halo - PC
ARMA - PC
Call of Duty 4 - PC
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic - PC
Farcry 3 - PC
Star Ocean Till End of Time Collectors Edition - PS2
Dragonball Z Budokai 3 - PS2
Jak 2 - PS2
Jak 3 - PS2
Dragon Quest VIII Collector's Edition Edition - PS2
Devil May Cry 3 - PS2
Legacy of Kain Defiance - PS2
Arc the Lad - PS2
007 The World is Not enough - PS
Digimon Digital Card Battles - PS
Syphon Filter 2 - PS
3xtreme - PS
Croc - PS
Driver 2 - PS
Gex - PS
Gex 2 - PS
Gex 3 - PS
Monster Rancher 2 - PS
Rugrats - PS
Legend of Dragoon - PS
 
The best part of all this is I got to them right before it started raining!!!! Score!

 

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#41 UnderFire  

Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:41 AM

Just went to 2 Goodwills today, got a lot at the one that's been paying out A LOT, I've had above average finds (talking weekly finds) 4 times within like 10 days, it's the best.

 

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The OG Xbox games were just so damn clean I couldn't leave them

 

Advent Rising

Matrix: Path of Neo

Jade Empire

Splinter Cell

 

all complete and MINT for 2.99 ea

 

CD's were solid and I wasn't expecting any since I've found at least 8 in the last week

 

Metallica - Self Titled

Metallica - Ride the Lightning

Nine Inch Nails - Closer to God

Tenacious D - Pick of Destiny (with an awesome hologram front lol)

White Zombie - Astro-Creep:2000

 

Found my first ever Wavebird too, 6.99, was unable to find the receiver, but I'll still take it.

The switcher is awesome, Pelican brand, I had one but my brother needed one, this one's labeled for PS1, PS2, Dreamcast, Xbox and N64, 4.99

And a 1st party 3DS AC adapter for 3.99



#42 Doomstink   AUTOBOT Retailer Representative   2955 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:47 AM

Yesterday I found .hack GU Part 1 for $0.49 at a local Goodwill. Opened the case and of course, the disc was missing. Totally ruined my day. They did have .hack Mutation for the same price, though - so that kind of made up for it. Then again I never find the GU games, so it still stings.

#43 midlifecrisisMkII  

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:45 AM

Stopped at a Salvation Army that usually has very few video games and usually nothing for hardware or accessories, but found a Hori PS Vita case for $5. 



#44 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   982 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

gatordeve86

Posted 14 January 2015 - 08:26 PM

shit I came in here excited I got NBA 2K13 sealed for Xbox 360 for $1.49

i feel like an ass now... someone should get fired at that Goodwill that priced all those 5.99



#45 kaptinmorgan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   443 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

kaptinmorgan

Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:14 PM

I hit the thrift stores around town a lot but I didn't post last year, so I'll start this year.

 

Most recent finds were:

 

Sega Genesis 2 w/ NBA Jam TE -------- $5

Original XBOX with controller ------------ $10

Bigfoot for NES ----------------------------- $4



#46 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3945 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

The Punisher

Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:40 PM

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Holy smokes nice find. The two good wills and 1 savers where I live basic prices on ebay/market. I recall when they just got in a GameCube bongos and when I asked, they took a minute, came back and said $40.
Maybe due to the fact I'm living in the Maryland area (silver spring, wheaton, etc)

#47 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11840 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:45 PM

Had an unusual find the other day.  Two Lynx cartridges in a baggie for 1.99.  Baseball Heroes and Hockey.  Nothing huge value-wise, I just found it a bit odd as this is the first time I've encountered Lynx games in the wild.



#48 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8498 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:27 PM

Had an unusual find the other day.  Two Lynx cartridges in a baggie for 1.99.  Baseball Heroes and Hockey.  Nothing huge value-wise, I just found it a bit odd as this is the first time I've encountered Lynx games in the wild.

I hate finding things that hint at a better item.  Like when I found a Suikoden II Strat guide a few months ago.

I never know if it's on the next cart to come out, if was already out and gone, or if it was never there.



#49 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2088 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:47 AM

A strange one for me. There was a 320gb hdd for the xbox S (it was one of those Target donated items) for 49.99. Now I dont like to buy for that price from a thrift store, especially since the box was opened and the hdd looked switched out tbh. However, I asked to see it and inside was a factory sealed sandisk 64gb micro SD card as well. 

 

I figured at that point 50 bucks for a 64gb micro sd and a 320gb xbox hdd was a good price, so I picked it up. Tested it when it got home and looks to work just fine. Even came with codes for ms. splosion man, nfs hot pursuit, and pinball fx 2.



#50 RoboSonic   Playing some Soul Reaver 2 CAGiversary!   295 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:06 AM

Stopped by my local Goodwill

 

Found a decent PS2, gotta do some cleaning of it dust wise. It has most of its cords. $3.99

Blue PS2 controller $1.99 -- wanted one of these for a long time and it seems to be in workable shape.

Aladdin VHS -- $0.49 -- been looking for this for a while now.



#51 NESplayersince1985  

NESplayersince1985

Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:45 AM

Stopped by my local Goodwill

Found a decent PS2, gotta do some cleaning of it dust wise. It has most of its cords. $3.99
Blue PS2 controller $1.99 -- wanted one of these for a long time and it seems to be in workable shape.
Aladdin VHS -- $0.49 -- been looking for this for a while now.

I found those extension cords for ps2. I'm looking for one more ps3 controller for cheap.

#52 mer71   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   4585 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

I snagged a PS2 slim and California Speed N64 at Goodwill for a little over $6.  The PS2 did not have a controller, but it had a Sony 8MB cord and a Guitar Hero wireless guitar dongle.  Which I sold on Ebay for $12!!!



#53 Doomstink   AUTOBOT Retailer Representative   2955 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:01 PM

I believe I owe sp00ge a thank you (at least I think it was him) - I found four new and sealed microcassette recorders today. Three Panasonic RN-3053 sets and one Sony M-627V. Never would have thought to buy these if he hadn't posted his find a while back. I paid $5 each and all sell on eBay for around $100 each in new condition.

#54 Kaipper  

Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:00 PM

Few pickups today:

 

-Final Fantasy X (GH, no manual)

-Final Fantasy X-2 (complete)

-God of War (complete)

-Kingdom Hearts (disc only)

 

$3.75 for all - KH was in one of the other cases so I got it free. Also picked up a bunch of kids' toys (they were 50% off) and some books for cheap.



#55 pollmonster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

pollmonster

Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

Found these at goodwill a week ago.

Yoshi's Island $4.99
Super Metroid $7.99
Snow Board Kids 2 $4.99


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#56 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11840 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:29 AM

Nothing stellar, but picked up a pink GBA SP for $10.  It's one of the better backlit ones, and I just need to find a charger for it.

 

Also dropped by Salvation Army tonight and grabbed a near mint copy of Sports Night The Complete Series for 3.99.  Much to my delight, it's actually worth some money.  Now to keep it or sell it.



#57 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2229 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:51 PM

Found these at goodwill a week ago.

Yoshi's Island $4.99
Super Metroid $7.99
Snow Board Kids 2 $4.99
 

Snowboard Kids 2 is one of the last N64 games I need for the collection - awesome find.
 

I use to love the first one back in the day. I actually don't remember if it was actually that good or if I'm just remembering how I thought it was when I was young and didn't know any better.



#58 NESplayersince1985  

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 12:21 AM

I found Donald Duck Gone Quakers N64 and Tetris Magical N64 for about four a piec e. Last week I found Raving Rabbids travel in time for 5 dollars-wii.

#59 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1891 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2015 - 05:58 AM

Scored more N64 Games this afternoon at $8 a piece.

 

I also saw a bunch of N64 Games (Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, Pokemon Stadium, Diddy Kong Racing, Clay fighters, Quest 64, Castlevania, etc.) @ $8 each and a complete N64 set for $50 at my Goodwill.

 

 

 

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#60 NESplayersince1985  

NESplayersince1985

Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:11 AM

[quote name="postaboy" post="12422854" timestamp="1421647081"]

Scored more N64 Games this afternoon at $8 a piece.

I also saw a bunch of N64 Games (Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, Pokemon Stadium, Diddy Kong Racing, Clay fighters, Quest 64, Castlevania, etc.) @ $8 each and a complete N64 set for $50 at my Goodwill.


Sweet deal. My n64 collection is growing :)