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#241 Indigo_Streetlight  

Indigo_Streetlight

Posted 29 May 2016 - 06:09 PM

It's been getting rough in my area; the heat must've blew a couple of minds because I was seeing longboxes of comic books for $5 each and a Vita that didn't power on for $100. I've been having more luck actually with going up to the obvious collectors with my trade boxes, not all of them price crazy and I was fortunate to run into a guy who was willing to trade an NES console + 4 games for my ps1 Wing Commander 3 and Saga Frontier 2. 



#242 Indigo_Streetlight  

Indigo_Streetlight

Posted 29 May 2016 - 06:16 PM

Everything in pic from one garage sale on Sunday paid $5 for the lot.
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Anytime you can get empty cases for free is a good day; it allows you to point and laugh at the IB WTB threads and shout "I have the power!"



#243 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12555 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 30 May 2016 - 02:59 PM

It's been getting rough in my area; the heat must've blew a couple of minds because I was seeing longboxes of comic books for $5 each and a Vita that didn't power on for $100. I've been having more luck actually with going up to the obvious collectors with my trade boxes, not all of them price crazy and I was fortunate to run into a guy who was willing to trade an NES console + 4 games for my ps1 Wing Commander 3 and Saga Frontier 2. 

I hope you bought the comics! If you need help with value there are a few of us in this thread that collect them. You guys on the east coast are getting some nice stuff!



#244 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2530 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 30 May 2016 - 03:38 PM

I hope you bought the comics! If you need help with value there are a few of us in this thread that collect them. You guys on the east coast are getting some nice stuff!

I assumed from his post that he was saying they were selling longboxes of comics for $5 a comic not for $5 a box.



#245 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   379 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2016 - 02:02 PM

Yard sales for me were a bust as far as games go, though I did give out my information to quite a few folks over the weekend so hopefully something will come of that (it probably won't). Sunday night, though, I had a pick up from a guy preparing for yard sale that I met, and considering my ill luck lately I'm gonna count it ;). I got everything below for $150, and the items in the box are two mostly complete Wiis.

 

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#246 Indigo_Streetlight  

Indigo_Streetlight

Posted 31 May 2016 - 04:00 PM

I assumed from his post that he was saying they were selling longboxes of comics for $5 a comic not for $5 a box.

My bad on the flawed grammar of that passage; these were indeed $5 each comics for (mostly) early 90s overflow. Worse than convention prices...



#247 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2124 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2016 - 04:54 PM

Yard sales for me were a bust as far as games go, though I did give out my information to quite a few folks over the weekend so hopefully something will come of that (it probably won't). Sunday night, though, I had a pick up from a guy preparing for yard sale that I met, and considering my ill luck lately I'm gonna count it ;). I got everything below for $150, and the items in the box are two mostly complete Wiis.

 

 

Some quality titles in there, nice pick up!  I've been looking for Prinny, Clash of Heroes and Chrono Trigger for awhile.



#248 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12555 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 03 June 2016 - 07:50 PM

Had a strange day today. Missed some good stuff by seconds (a boxed 80s GI JOE vehicle), got some other decent stuff anyway (records for 10 cents each, stainless steel sawhorses in the box for $1 each, misc board games for .50 each-including "stop thief"). Ended up getting a woman's phone number that I didn't ask for. She was cute, but just had a baby, so I will not be calling her. I think she is pretty young too. Probably at least 10 years between us. Went to another sale and a woman had VHS tapes for $1 each. I was interested in 6 of them, so I asked if she would take 50 cents each. She said "No. They are a dollar each.", so I left them. Cool story slow...I just found it odd she wouldn't deal at all especially since she was a pop up sale, with no customers late in the day, and since she had things like video games for 50 cents-$2 each. I also made a joke on FB and got over 500 likes (from strangers. none of my friends liked it). I guess it is validation that I am funny on occasion.



#249 Otherguy676   Grand Pawn Shop Champ! CAGiversary!   1262 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Otherguy676

Posted 03 June 2016 - 11:23 PM

I went to a few sales today and could not find any video games.  Someone advertised a bunch of Pokemon figures so I went to grab my wife a Squirtle figure (ended up being a large drink bottle).  They had a bunch more items and I bought the following for $25

 

- loose 1992 Deadpool Figure

- loose Joker Hush Figure

- loose Batman Hush Figure

- loose 2004 Darkseid figure

- loose Hush Poison Ivy Figure

- loose 2015 Power Armor Lex Luthor figure

- loose Unknown set Batman figure with stand

- a box of Pokemon Cards with 42 Foil Rares and 1 EX Card

- Box of G1 Transformers with some accessories - G1 Brawn, G1 Red Alert, G1 Skids, G1 Hoist, G1 Bluestreak, G1 Twintwist, G1 Sideswipe

- A near complete Diaclone including Small figures (missing missles)

 

The Diaclone was the steal of the day.  I dont usually buy toys unless they are G1s or boxed but once I saw the G1 and pokemon cards I decided to take a chance on the DC figures.  I left a lot of DC figures and I may go back in the morning and grab them.  The Diaclone looks really nice on the shelf in the game room.



#250 commandercody83   SAMURAI!!! CAGiversary!   1150 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

commandercody83

Posted 04 June 2016 - 12:41 PM

^nice finds!

I would assume was dreaming or dead if I saw any G1 Transformers at a yard sale around my area.


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#251 Condor80   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4428 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 02:23 PM

Found some Lego at a community yard sale for $1.50.

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It started at 8 but I want able to get there till 9. Not that it would've mattered since apparently people came at 7:30am and bought all the lego from a different stand

#252 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2363 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:06 PM

Off to a....start this year.

 

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:pc: Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption and The Thing - $2 each (bleh too much)

:ds: Wario Ware Touched - $.50 (can't argue with the price)

:wii: 1 Wii Remote Plus, 1 regular Wii remote w/ plus attachment and  :360: Controller - $7.50 total

And the best - Sega Frogger Mini Arcade - $5.00

Been wanting one of these mini arcades forever, pretty stoked to finally find one! Gotta dig up some C batteries now.



#253 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1242 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:30 PM

I bought one of those Frogger games for $30 from a Flea Market/Thrift Store and wish I wouldve tested it. It had sound but I could never get the lights to work. I took it back and they had a no refund policy. Tried to resolder some points on the board...nothing. Tossed the electronics and kept the shell for a display piece.



#254 Dashey10  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 05:48 PM

Any of those Pokemon cards available? I need that Fennekin and Pokemon Center Lady



#255 mchittumjr  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:11 PM

Paid 50 cent for this


Church sale picked this all up for $10. The guy who's it was had to leave for a few mins and I guess he gave his buddy permission to sell it.

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This all was $10. Mega Man x6, Spyro 2, and Omega Boost were the highlights of this pickup. 

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This was $25. Resident Evil 2 has both discs and they work but alot of scratches.
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Games in clear cases 50cent each. (GTA V Xbox 360, King of Fighters 99)
Rest of games were $1 each except COD which was $3 each.
Wii Stuff was $3 (didn't see RB dongle when buying it)
All controllers were $1 each.
Pokemon Cards were 50cent missing Holo Machamp
Gamecube Memory Cards $1 each
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Sealed PS2 controller $3
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Edit 6/6: Uploaded pics to the computer to have them facing the right direction. For some reason on mobile they go sideways.



#256 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2363 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 08:13 PM

I bought one of those Frogger games for $30 from a Flea Market/Thrift Store and wish I wouldve tested it. It had sound but I could never get the lights to work. I took it back and they had a no refund policy. Tried to resolder some points on the board...nothing. Tossed the electronics and kept the shell for a display piece.

Damn, that sucks. :(
 
I just threw some cheapo batteries from Dollar Tree in it and it seems to work fine.
 
 

Found 4 neighborhood community sales and a church sale today and yesterday. Good weekend. Here's what I got.
 
Eagle Arion 2.1 speakers for $10
 

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I got these same speakers at a sale last year. According to the Amazon reviews, some revisions have a separate volume control for the subwoofer. But mine didn't, and it's almost ridiculously loud. Still really good speakers though, as long as you don't have any downstairs neighbors who will complain about the noise. :-P



#257 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2124 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 08:17 PM

I have a bunch of pictures to upload later for now can someone tell me what/who this is? I think it's a 1987 Takara Transformer?

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I think that is wheeljack.



#258 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12555 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:08 PM

I have a bunch of pictures to upload later for now can someone tell me what/who this is? I think it's a 1987 Takara Transformer?

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I think that is wheeljack.

 

I believe it is "getaway", but it has been a while since I've seen one. I thought he was white though. Maybe the plastic is yellowed?



#259 mchittumjr  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:44 PM

I believe it is "getaway", but it has been a while since I've seen one. I thought he was white though. Maybe the plastic is yellowed?


Yes it looks like it has yellowed.

#260 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1610 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 11:15 PM

A $10 PS2 Slim with a ton of games?! A $10 Xbox 360 S? Sheesh, someone got incredibly lucky. Who has deals like that, anyway? Do you live in a large city or somethin'?



#261 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2124 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 11:39 PM

I believe it is "getaway", but it has been a while since I've seen one. I thought he was white though. Maybe the plastic is yellowed?

I don't remember "Getaway", is he one that wasn't on the cartoon like "Whirl"?



#262 RyanH1229   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   107 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2016 - 11:57 PM

Some good finds today:

 

NES console and 2 controllers with Zelda, Metroid and Tecmo Superbowl - $10

Ms. Pacman complete in box SNES - $10

Bronze Nintendo DSi XL - $15

Apple touch mouse - $5

X360 NCAA Football 14 - $1

 

Not bad for a rainy morning hoping next weekend is nice weather cause it's our community sale.



#263 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12555 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 05 June 2016 - 12:43 AM

I don't remember "Getaway", is he one that wasn't on the cartoon like "Whirl"?

He was in the comics, but I don't think he was in the cartoon. I just remember him because he had the little figure. I think there were only 6 or 7 different ones with the little figures. I know I had a decepticon jet that had a little guy (I think the decepticons were all jets) and there was an Optimus and a couple other autobots.



#264 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10609 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2016 - 02:09 AM

Went to the annual lake tapps garage sale. Didn't see much guy was selling the Fallout Lootcrstr for $80. My brother bought that

Saw some random pop figures, a few Xbox one and Wii games. I bought a untested ps2 slim for $7. House of the Dead Overkill for $5, and a ps2 slim with hookups, memory card, and 2 controllers (1 is wireless).

It also came with guitar hero 3 with guitar, buzz quiz games and controllers, and a few misc games for $25

Didn't see any retro games and we have been going to this since 2010.

Lots of plug and play games

#265 Kaipper  

Posted 05 June 2016 - 03:16 AM

First sale I went to advertised games...turned out to want $40 for a PS1 and $60 for a SNES. No thanks. Got lucky at some others, though.

 

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Paid $5 for all three of these. Battlefront is pretty beat up, but no deep scratches so I'm reasonably sure it still works. Haven't got to testing it yet.

 

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Got the glow sticks for free with the games above. Paid $3 for the Wacom tablet since the seller didn't know if it worked. It boots up fine but the calibration is totally off (cursor just starts flickering all over the screen). Need to do some further testing to determine whether it's the pen or the tablet that's the issue.



#266 Indigo_Streetlight  

Indigo_Streetlight

Posted 05 June 2016 - 06:23 PM

A $10 PS2 Slim with a ton of games?! A $10 Xbox 360 S? Sheesh, someone got incredibly lucky. Who has deals like that, anyway? Do you live in a large city or somethin'?

It's not unusual to see PS2 lots for $20 or less even in my area; if you ever try selling them for $35-40 you'll have a hard time-- last time I sold one of these I actually had to supply the guy with two because he said the console burned out after about 1.5 hours of play. It's actually better to sell the fats; from what I've seen the Slims make poor contact with the power supply cable, which causes technical issues for everyone who isn't wise to it.



#267 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12555 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:20 PM

I have a few minutes, so it is time for a post!

 

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Saw this at a sale. Lady said it gave her an error when she tried to connect the "sony air" component, so they never ended up using it. (some of the speaker wires are still wrapped). It is 100% complete and looks brand new. She wanted $25 because it was basically new and because she figured it wasn't working properly. She said I could return it if I couldn't fix the error. I said: "How about $10 for it and you will never see me again?" (jokingly).

 

Paid $10

 

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Got this from an elderly woman who was using it with a wii fit (that I left b/c she wanted $20 for the board). Movies were $1 each, except the Target exclusive Monsters Inc was $2 because it was still sealed. She wanted $15 for the CIB wii.  Paid $20 total.

 

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This lady was a dealer. Whats good about a dealer is they overprice stuff, but rarely go back and reprice things. This lot was $10 in a gallon bag and I could tell she had it for a while. She wouldn't deal on it, but I think it was still worth it...

 

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more to come...



#268 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3947 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

The Punisher

Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:34 PM

I have a few minutes, so it is time for a post!

 

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Saw this at a sale. Lady said it gave her an error when she tried to connect the "sony air" component, so they never ended up using it. (some of the speaker wires are still wrapped). It is 100% complete and looks brand new. She wanted $25 because it was basically new and because she figured it wasn't working properly. She said I could return it if I couldn't fix the error. I said: "How about $10 for it and you will never see me again?" (jokingly).

 

Paid $10

 

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Got this from an elderly woman who was using it with a wii fit (that I left b/c she wanted $20 for the board). Movies were $1 each, except the Target exclusive Monsters Inc was $2 because it was still sealed. She wanted $15 for the CIB wii.  Paid $20 total.

 

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This lady was a dealer. Whats good about a dealer is they overprice stuff, but rarely go back and reprice things. This lot was $10 in a gallon bag and I could tell she had it for a while. She wouldn't deal on it, but I think it was still worth it...

 

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more to come...

Did you ever get the DVD system working? Nice pickup on the wii. Dont get why people would tear the gba covers off.



#269 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11648 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2016 - 05:26 AM

One of my most wanted games is a Remastered version of KOTOR.



#270 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6671 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2016 - 05:31 PM

One of my most wanted games is a Remastered version of KOTOR.

I was literally just thinking about this like an hour ago....Hopefully Disney makes it happen.







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