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2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#901 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1887 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2015 - 01:23 AM

If that Mac Mini is worth buying, it won't be there when you get back. Lol

It's a dual core with 512mb RAM. $75 is too much for me though. I'm a cheapass.



#902 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1887 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2015 - 01:26 AM

Wish I could find punch out for 8. I would have got that sonic adventure.

Not sure if you were posting in the thrift thread about five years ago, but I found like 30+ copies of Sonic Adventure (all/sealed) at GW. I bought like 4. I sold one on Amazon and a buyer said it was defective. I got it back, tested it and it did not read. I then opened one of my sealed copies, tested it on my dreamcast, and it did not read it all. I couldn't return the other two since it past the return date so I sold both of them to a CAGer for $15 shipped. 



#903 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1887 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2015 - 01:29 AM

If you were going to sell the BF2 game, the prices are up right now and it can be sold for $60+ on eBay (buy-it-now).

 

Yeah I have it listed on Amazon right now. This game will make the games that I purchased today for half the cost. Thanks.



#904 theegypt  

theegypt

Posted 25 December 2015 - 08:33 PM

At my GW and asked an employee to open the case for me so I could pick up a Gameboy advance SP with a few games. Got to talking and he asked if I liked games bc someone just dropped off 8 systems  :shock:  Play it cool, play it cool. Yea I'd love to check them out. So he brought this lot out and said how bout $19.99? SOLD! Apparently the other systems had already been "shipped out" but I'm not complaining! Super clean and all carts are minty.

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#905 Captain Wrong   ... CAGiversary!   657 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Captain Wrong

Posted 25 December 2015 - 09:25 PM

It's a dual core with 512mb RAM. $75 is too much for me though. I'm a cheapass.

Yeah, that's an old one. Still, would be a nice media center for someone already in the Apple ecosystem.



#906 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11291 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2015 - 01:52 AM

Picked up Twisted Metal 4 for $1 and Spiderman Web of Shadows for $6 at a local Thrift Store. My bro picked up a really nice Office Chair for $5.



#907 SoCalDirtyBird  

SoCalDirtyBird

Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:25 AM

Got this last weekend, everything was in pretty good condition

 

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#908 SoCalDirtyBird  

SoCalDirtyBird

Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:26 AM

At my GW and asked an employee to open the case for me so I could pick up a Gameboy advance SP with a few games. Got to talking and he asked if I liked games bc someone just dropped off 8 systems  :shock:  Play it cool, play it cool. Yea I'd love to check them out. So he brought this lot out and said how bout $19.99? SOLD! Apparently the other systems had already been "shipped out" but I'm not complaining! Super clean and all carts are minty.

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OOOOO Excitebike..  that is a fun game.  love making the courses



#909 Captain Wrong   ... CAGiversary!   657 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Captain Wrong

Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:02 PM

Oh! Wait. I got a better one. Several years ago, I went to a pawn shop I normally went to. It was right before Christmas and I was burning time. In the case, I first noticed some Japanese Genesis shmups, which were very much of interest to me. I looked to the right, and there's a Laseractive, with controller, remote, manual and Genesis pac. I'd never even seen one and I expected the price to be astronomical. Well, they wanted $35 for everything. Needless to say, I scooped that up so fast I left a vapor trail.

(Another pawn shop story I passed on, within the last year, I saw one of those Sharp tv/NES combos at a pawn by my girlfriend's house. Unfortunately, it was a little roughed up and this is one of those pawns that thinks they are a high end retailer so they wanted $350. No thanks.)

#910 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1522 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2015 - 12:03 AM

You got a LaserActive for $35!? Those things made the Neo-Geo look cheap!

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

robwhois

Posted 30 December 2015 - 12:57 AM

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Finally got out of work at a reasonable hour, so did alittle thrifting, and this is what I got. Goof Troop was half off because of

the green sticker 



#912 Doomstink   AUTOBOT Retailer Representative   2955 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2015 - 04:23 AM

You got a LaserActive for $35!? Those things made the Neo-Geo look cheap!


I found one at a pawn shop for $50 back in 2012, I think, and they were only worth ~$175 at the time. I didn't bother buying it and actually told a friend about it (who wanted a Laserdisc player for his anime laserdiscs for some reason). He ended up buying it and looking at how much it is worth now I really regret not picking it up for myself. It had the Genesis pac.

#913 Captain Wrong   ... CAGiversary!   657 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Captain Wrong

Posted 30 December 2015 - 09:41 PM

You got a LaserActive for $35!? Those things made the Neo-Geo look cheap!


The bitch of it was, I had to do not one, not two, but three different Christmases so it was about four days before I even had a chance to hook it up. Luckily it worked, though it's pretty easy to understand why it didn't take off. It's huge, was really expensive, was a mediocre at best laserdisc player and the exclusive games sucked. Still, it's a hell of a conversation piece. :-)

#914 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11291 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2015 - 09:46 PM

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Picked up Jenga and Blokus for $7. They were practically new.

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

robwhois

Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:50 PM

 

 

 

Hope everyone had a great new years eve and new years day so far. Latest and last pickups video of 2015. Some cool stuff

including a nice genesis lot, hope you guys enjoy it if you have the time.



#916 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   504 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

JohnnySako

Posted 02 January 2016 - 10:33 PM

Found WWF: The Official Book (hardcover) for $5. More than I usually pay for a used book, but seemed like a deal based on the prices I was finding from third party sellers on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co...uT+L&ref=plSrch

I also stopped by the local Goodwill and found "The Class of Nuke 'em High" Director's Cut DVD for $1.

#917 pollmonster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

pollmonster

Posted 03 January 2016 - 04:27 AM

Found these at a church thrift store on Christmas Eve for $2.50 each. The games were in like new condition.

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Then found these at another church thrift store for $6.00 each.

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#918 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2327 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:01 AM

The bitch of it was, I had to do not one, not two, but three different Christmases so it was about four days before I even had a chance to hook it up. Luckily it worked, though it's pretty easy to understand why it didn't take off. It's huge, was really expensive, was a mediocre at best laserdisc player and the exclusive games sucked. Still, it's a hell of a conversation piece. :-)


Why would you want to spend $175 just to have a conversation about a electronic that was a commercial failure. I'm having the conversation with you now for free.
Think of it like a boat. What's better owning a boat and paying for maintenance, dock fees, gas. Or just be a boat owners friend who has to buy a 6 pack to ride.

#919 strawyleader997   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1035 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

strawyleader997

Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:24 AM

Why would you want to spend $175 just to have a conversation about a electronic that was a commercial failure. I'm having the conversation with you now for free.
Think of it like a boat. What's better owning a boat and paying for maintenance, dock fees, gas. Or just be a boat owners friend who has to buy a 6 pack to ride.


Captain Wrong paid $35 for the laseractive.

#920 Captain Wrong   ... CAGiversary!   657 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Captain Wrong

Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:18 PM

Captain Wrong paid $35 for the laseractive.

Yeah, where did $175 come from? 



#921 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2327 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:56 PM

Someone posted that price which I'm assuming is more the general market price. $35 is a random pick up price.
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I would buy it for $35 as well but my intention is not having conversations about it lol.

#922 RoboSonic   Playing some Soul Reaver 2 CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:18 AM

Found these at a church thrift store on Christmas Eve for $2.50 each. The games were in like new condition.

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Then found these at another church thrift store for $6.00 each.

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You lucky son of a gun! Dark Alliance II still brings around $40 used. Good score.  :D  Very nice haul!



#923 Doomstink   AUTOBOT Retailer Representative   2955 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:24 AM

You lucky son of a gun! Dark Alliance II still brings around $40 used. Good score. :D Very nice haul!


Jurassic Park Operation Genesis is there too and that's worth a lot right now. I'm pretty jealous! It's been a long time since I've found anything decent at a thrift.

#924 RoboSonic   Playing some Soul Reaver 2 CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:27 AM

Jurassic Park Operation Genesis is there too and that's worth a lot right now. I'm pretty jealous! It's been a long time since I've found anything decent at a thrift.

 

Same here. My most recent was a pretty good copy of Tony Hawk Proskater 3 and a PS2.



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

Posted 11 January 2016 - 01:21 AM

Yea I need to get back out and do some thrift store hunting. I think in two weeks I'l hit up a few stores 



#926 luckycollector  

luckycollector

Posted 11 January 2016 - 02:34 AM

i pick this super famicom up today for $60. i don't know much about imports i got it because i though it was a good price and looks brand new still. Is the case it came with a rental case because i could only find a white one that looked similar to it? also can i use just the power supply with the wire by itself or do i need both or can i use a super Nintendo power supply instead?

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#927 FEGuy   STARING DIRECTLY INTO YOUR SOUL CAGiversary!   1219 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:29 AM

Went out to Goodwill last week looking for a computer desk, didn't find pretty much anything valuable (although my brother's girlfriend found some first-edition hardcovers of the later Harry Potter books in great condition for a few bucks each). Went today and found a few items of interest:

 

-A couple NES controllers for $2 each, in pretty good overall condition. Took one as it was all I really needed.

-A like-new Wii Nunchuk, black, $3. Grabbed it to replace the year-old one that my rommate's dog has already turned into a chew toy.

-A small stack of Wii games, all at $4, although the closest to worthwhile was Animal Crossing: City Folk. Grabbed AC, almost grabbed Trauma Center: Second Opinion but ended up leaving it.

-Stacks of complete $4 Xbox Original games, probably 30-40 total, but I didn't end up finding anything I really wanted or needed. A bunch weren't even worth $4 by themselves, although a few gems like Halo: Game of the Year and a mostly-complete Doom 3 CE were in there.

-Pokemon Ruby, cart only, also set me back $4, but there's no label and I don't have a GBA around at the moment to test if the RTC battery even works.

 

Overall not my best haul, but I can recoup most of the cost just by flipping Animal Crossing, I'd think.