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2017 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#1 Narukami   http://i.imgur.com/J8SRXIT.jpg The hype is dead. CAGiversary!   2280 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:43 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 2017 year.

 

That being said, thrifting requires a lot of persistence, 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. I've seen crazy things worth lots of money. Toys, board games, anime and manga sets, other electronics, even holiday decorations!

 

Here's last year's, the year before last's, and the year before the year before last's thread if your looking for some motivation. Quite a big number of great finds to be seen there.

 

https://www.cheapass...-findings-here/

 

https://www.cheapass...-findings-here/

 

https://www.cheapass...our-finds-here/

 

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#2 Narukami   http://i.imgur.com/J8SRXIT.jpg The hype is dead. CAGiversary!   2280 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:48 AM

A while back, my old as shit car crapped out on me. I'm stuck taking the bus to work every day. So I haven't thrifted much over the past few months. Feels bad man.


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#3 luckycollector  

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 12:05 AM

guess i will start the year off with my finds. got these each for $5. it was more than i wanted to spend but they were too good of a deal to pass up.

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#4 genesis49  

Posted 02 January 2017 - 05:12 PM

Went to a salvation army today to try and find an og xbox s controller to match my original Duke controller
Didnt find one, but ended up getting
Left 4 dead 2 xbox 360 $7
Fable lost chapters xbox $5

Saw some ps2 games but dont feel like collecting a while new system now

#5 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1416 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:35 PM

I got a Microvision for $4. It's an early stab at a handheld game system, dating all the way back to 1979. Unfortunately, the batteries inside the system were probably from 1979 as well, and had leaked inside. I really, really should have been paying more attention...

 

Anyway, you'll find a picture and more information about the system here:

 

http://kiblitzing.bl...hdays-past.html

 

It's really, really primitive. Words don't even do it justice... it's like the stone wheel of handheld game systems. Still, I had one when I was a kid, and I'm happy to have it back.



#6 RoboSonic   Playing some Soul Reaver 2 CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:54 PM

guess i will start the year off with my finds. got these each for $5. it was more than i wanted to spend but they were too good of a deal to pass up.

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Sweet finds! I have DQ IX, it's well worth playing.



#7 Miker525  

Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:01 PM

Thanks thrift stores for helping me to start the year off right:

 

Batch 1: 

 

All games except GTA IV were $4 each. GTA IV was $2. Ryse, Shadow, The Red Star and GTA IV were all complete with mint looking discs. Luigi's Mansion has a mint disc but is missing the manual (it has the Nintendo warning booklet though). Still for $4 each I was super excited. Those games are generally all way pricier so it was a great score. Ryse and GTAIV aren't worth much more but I've been interested in playing Ryse and I figured for $2 I might as well add GTAIV PS3 to my collection (I have it and played it on 360 already). Then to add the Viceland Emmy2016 box for $4 and the Digimon Vol. 5 DVD set (new) for $2.50 was just icing on the cake. I haven't popped in or watched the Viceland dvd's yet but I love the channel so picking up 9 dvd set of theirs (probably only a few episodes of each show per disc or something) was pretty nice. And as a huge Digimon fan I was stoked to pick up that set. Now to wait and try and find the other Digimon set's at a fairly decent price.... or wait for it all to come to blu ray :( . 

 

 

Batch 2: 

 

I haven't read comics/tpb's in a while but each of these were $2 each. I had always wanted to try Sandman too so I figured I'd pick em up. The list goes as follows: The Sandman vol. 1 (Preludes & Nocturnes), The Sandman Vol. 2 (The Doll's House), Spider-Man Birth Of Venom, John Constantine Hellblazer vol. 1 (Original Sin), John Constantine Hellblazer vol. 2 (Dangerous Habits). Now if I can only stop reading Star Wars books long enough to actually give these a go that'd be great.

 

 

Excited for the fantastic start. Look forward to what other gems I'll find throughout this year


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#8 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1883 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:08 AM

First thrift of the year.

 

Picked up:

fat PS2 system w/ cables, manuals, box for $15. Looks mint. Just couldn't pass on it.

Nintendo Wavebird controller (no receiver) for $6.

PS3 Buzz Quiz TV with 4 wireless buzzers and dongle for $10.

 

Saw:

Original big box Warcraft III + Expansion for $6 each

Official Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset for $10

 

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#9 Miker525  

Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:12 AM

First thrift of the year.

 

Picked up:

fat PS2 system w/ cables, manuals, box for $15. Looks mint. Just couldn't pass on it.

Nintendo Wavebird controller (no receiver) for $6.

PS3 Buzz Quiz TV with 4 wireless buzzers and dongle for $10.

 

Saw:

Original big box Warcraft III + Expansion for $6 each

Official Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset for $10

Nice score! I remember when I originally bought my W3 and expansion big boxes. Wish I never got rid of them. Good stuff!


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#10 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6621 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:39 AM

First thrift of the year.

 

Picked up:

fat PS2 system w/ cables, manuals, box for $15. Looks mint. Just couldn't pass on it.

Nintendo Wavebird controller (no receiver) for $6.

PS3 Buzz Quiz TV with 4 wireless buzzers and dongle for $10.

 

Saw:

Original big box Warcraft III + Expansion for $6 each

Official Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset for $10

 

 

If that headset had the receiver it would have been a great deal for $10. It isn't bluetooth and it works on PC (maybe Mac?), PS3, and PS4.


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#11 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2224 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:03 AM

Edit: This isn't the yardsale thread. Blargh. I could've sworn there use to be a way to delete posts.

 

Oh well - on topic kind of. I had a junk year at the thrift stores. I see the good finds here and I think almost the whole year I left thrift stores empty handed except for feeling dirty. Coming out of those places I always need to immediately need to wash my hands.



#12 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1883 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:48 AM

Nice score! I remember when I originally bought my W3 and expansion big boxes. Wish I never got rid of them. Good stuff!

I was gonna buy W3 but I already have the game on my battle.net account.


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#13 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1883 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:50 AM

If that headset had the receiver it would have been a great deal for $10. It isn't bluetooth and it works on PC (maybe Mac?), PS3, and PS4.

I thought it was bluetooth. Good thing I didn't buy it. Thanks for the tip.


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#14 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12506 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:00 PM

Here is the 2017 yard sale thread: https://www.cheapass...sing-the-torch/

 

I am going to post this thread's link in the yard sale thread because cross promotion, inception, etc.



#15 genesis49  

Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:22 AM

End of an era I think. Sitting at the salvation army I've gotten a bunch of good stuff at for $5-7 I've the past couple years.
Just looked and all the games are priced at exactly gamestop prices or higher.
Gears of war triple pack $24.99
Mass effect 2 $9.99
Knights of the old republic 2 $14.99

Just last week these would have all been either 4.99 or 7.99

Must have been a new pricer that was hired over the holidays

#16 Miker525  

Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:33 AM

So far this year the thrift stores are treating me right. Yesterday at the Goodwill Store I found a copy of Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition for XB1 for $44.99. I really wanted to get this for PS4 but for half the price I just couldn't pass it up. It was opened but everything was in it and was in great condition. Just activated the codes inside on XBL and it worked flawlessly too. Along with the FFXV Deluxe Edition the store also had Battlefield 1 and CoD Infinite Warfare for XB1 for $30 each but I passed on those. Almost picked up NHL 15 for PS4 for $5 but luckily I didn't since I already have it lol.


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#17 Dashey10  

Posted 08 January 2017 - 02:18 AM

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Paper Mario Color Splash - $20

 

Pokemon Sun - $16

 

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon - $12


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:42 AM

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Paper Mario Color Splash - $20

 

Pokemon Sun - $16

 

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon - $12

Awesome finds. Wish my goodwill had stuff like this.



#19 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1883 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2017 - 03:15 AM

Bought: 
Dirt Rally PS4 $10
NEW/SEALED Rock Band 4 w/ Guitar Xbox One $15 (Giving it to a friend since he has the Rock Band 4 Band In-a-Box bundle and needs an extra guitar)
 
Saw but did not buy:
BlizzCon 2009 Starcraft 2 Collectible Toy Figure (Retail Box is damaged) $6
Guitar Hero Live w/ Guitar PS4 (Opened box, but game is sealed) $15
Wii/GC Games $6 each (Super Mario Galaxy, Rayman Origins, Metroid Prime)
GameCube System w/ 1 controller, a/v, power cord $15
Air Hockey Table Game Machine $100
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner $6
 
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#20 SonicGamer   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   995 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2017 - 03:26 AM

Teddy ruxpin 4.99 games 1.99 each 1.99 alice collectible great deals consider the alice and ruxpin go for way more
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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:50 PM

It's been a slow start for me (always working now), but my fiance dropped by our usual GW and had a decent score.

 

-A pink GBA (with battery cover) that had Super Mario Advance 2 in it for 4.99

 

-Cosmo black 3DS for 4.99.  Charger port was a little wonky, but I managed to fix it.  Pairing it with a cheap charger and trading it in to GS today towards a Switch.  I would keep it, but $90 + $30 promo is hard to beat, plus we just bought our 4-year-old a new 3DS for Xmas, so we don't really need another.



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#22 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1157 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:36 AM

Was actually starting to leave GW when they pushed out a couple carts of stuff. Found the games mixed in with like 100 CDs. $3 apiece. $8- slim PS2, Cabelas game in the tray, ac adapter but no power cable, usb charger cable, .....and a DualShock 3! Cleaned everything and tested with parts I had and its all working fine.

 

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#23 RoboSonic   Playing some Soul Reaver 2 CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:35 PM

Not bad! :)



#24 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1883 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:16 PM

I saw some goodies today, but too much for me to pay.

 

Mario Party 10 w/ figure and game $25
Power Ranger Morphin Megazord Toy Figure $25 (I really want this so bad)
50+ of Suicide Squad figurines donated by GameStop $3 each (I saw a customer took like 20+ of them)
SNES Advantage Joystick $15
N64 system with no controller $50
Sealed Rave Master GameCube $40
Wii U Captain Toad Treasure Tracker $7 (missing game disc)
 
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#25 RyanH1229   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   104 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2017 - 12:56 AM

Goodwill Outlet finds I got some other things today but these were the gaming related items. I paid a total of $2.74. I love that damn place even if all the people are crazy.

 

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Still can't believe I found Soul Calibur in the book bin. Plus the disc in a great condition! I have no clue how this ended up in the bin I hardly ever see Dreamcast games out. I got the Game Gear battery pack just because I thought it was hilarious how you can clip it on your waist haha DDR Mario is just an empty case but I always pick up empty cases if they're in nice condition.


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#26 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1157 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:24 PM

The day after Half Off Media Day GW just happened to have a whole stack of Wii, PS2, and Xbox games with a few GC and PS3 games mixed in... might go grab a few more today or tomorrow. Everything is complete. GTAVC even has a minty condition poster still. Keep that for my collection and bundle up my other copy with the PS2 I got last week. $3 apiece, they had a $4 sticker on PacMan but I was like "but those 2 are $3.....". She rang all 3 @ $3.

 

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#27 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   469 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:39 PM

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#28 RoboSonic   Playing some Soul Reaver 2 CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2017 - 03:36 AM

First thrift of the year.

 

Picked up:

fat PS2 system w/ cables, manuals, box for $15. Looks mint. Just couldn't pass on it.

Nintendo Wavebird controller (no receiver) for $6.

PS3 Buzz Quiz TV with 4 wireless buzzers and dongle for $10.

 

Saw:

Original big box Warcraft III + Expansion for $6 each

Official Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset for $10

 

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Very nice! Hold onto that PS2, it's a solid model.



#29 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1416 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:02 PM

No game finds, but I was able to replace some cassettes in my music collection for cheap. All were $1 each. Discs were flawless.

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Ooh, Mister Ugly Mon!

 

 

Anyway... I went to a thrift ten miles away, and got a long box copy of Battle Arena Toshinden (PSOne) for $1, along with two other (not especially exciting) games.



#30 RyanH1229   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   104 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:29 AM

Nothing exciting but I did snag these things today at 2 different Goodwill stores

 

Nintendo 3DS Charger - 99 Cents

Gray OEM N64 Controller - $3.99 (Works well)


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