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2018 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#31 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 04 March 2018 - 12:10 AM

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#32 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1587 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:06 PM

The thrifts have been bone dry for gaming lately. I mean, the Salvation Army had about a dozen sports and racing games for the original Xbox, but past that, it's been slim pickins. I did get The Commish at Goodwill for ten dollars, though. Like, all five seasons of it. Seasons of television shows have been cropping up all over the place in Sierra Vista, possibly because the Hastings in that area closed a year ago and its stock spread throughout all the thrift shops in the area. There was a lot of stuff I could have taken home (Millennium, Earth: Final Conflict, Tales from the Crypt, et al) but since I don't watch that much television, I decided I'd be better off holding onto my money.

 

Oh wait... there was one other video game-related item I found at the Salvation Army. It was a Rock Band 3 Pro Guitar which cost eighteen dollars. They wouldn't budge on the price, so I left it there. I've considered buying one of these before, but I never use my RB3 keytar, and trying to play a guitar just ties my fingers up in knots. What would be the point?



#33 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 11 March 2018 - 03:45 PM

Picked up an Xbox with power cable, power strip, and Fable inside for $15. It is now much much cleaner than these pics! Has the Samsung drive and a 10GB HDD.

 

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#34 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10596 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2018 - 04:20 PM

Picked up an Xbox with power cable, power strip, and Fable inside for $15. It is now much much cleaner than these pics! Has the Samsung drive and a 10GB HDD.

 

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Time to soft mod it!



#35 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 17 March 2018 - 03:17 PM

Le Creuset stock pot-$12 (thank you mom for telling me to look for these!), the binders they use to keep all the discs in (everything in these didnt have a case) with random PS/Xbox/Wii/DVDs/CDs/a Bluray (SALT)/UMD movie/Leapster game. Def quantity over quality- $40, PC Principal figure-$5, sealed AC amiibo Festival-$4, (not pictured)- Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet for PC-$12. I also picked up another copy of Minecraft 3DS for $9 but I took it right to GS and traded it for $18

 

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#36 SPS   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   79 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2018 - 04:41 PM

Found Smash Bros Melee in a Super Mario Strikers Box with a GC Memory card for $13



#37 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   41 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

SunbirdTurbo

Posted 29 March 2018 - 12:02 AM

Just got back from Goodwill. Inside their glass case was completely full of NES games.

 

Came out with:

 

Trick Shooting w manual for $3.99

 

River City Ransom for $4.99

 

Rampage for $4.99

 

Nemo Dream Master for $4.99

 

 

ANDD

 

WHOMP EM (Super Rare Gem) for $4.99.. Seems to be going on ebay for around $40 so I am happy about that.

 

I passed on a gold cart of Zelda II for $9.99.. Seems to be the going rate for it nowadays.

 

Oddly the other day I did find a figure for the PC game Ultima Online from the year 2000, it's a Todd Mcfarlane of the Juggernaut character.



#38 Retroxcellance   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1327 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Retroxcellance

Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:48 PM

I found a beach body Insanity workout DVD pack, 10 DVDs, for 99 cents!  Not a video game but a nice deal



#39 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 12:30 AM

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Play doh Millennium Falcon was $5 at Sally’s. Looks Good next to the play doh Slave 1.

Also picked up some $1 books: Elmore Leonard’s “The Moonshine War” and “Riding the Rap” and Chuck Palahniuk’s “Invisible Monsters.”

and just in case you’re wondering... the autograph in pic is Bert McCracken from The Used.


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#40 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 31 March 2018 - 04:52 PM

$20 Nike Airs, $40 Jordan Super Flys, $6 PS1, $1 power cable, $3 GBA with Tetris Attack, $10 Remstar breathing maching/humidifer, $2 glass frog, 1GB and 8GB iPod Nanos- $6 apiece, Audio-Technica ATH-ES7 and case- $6, Audio-Technica ATH-M50X with wires and bag- $25

 

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#41 genesis49  

Posted 31 March 2018 - 04:57 PM

$20 Nike Airs, $40 Jordan Super Flys, $6 PS1, $1 power cable, $3 GBA with Tetris Attack, $10 Remstar breathing maching/humidifer, $2 glass frog, 1GB and 8GB iPod Nanos- $6 apiece, Audio-Technica ATH-ES7 and case- $6, Audio-Technica ATH-M50X with wires and bag- $25

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Nice grab on the headphones and gba. You might want to check that black ipod though. It looks like it's one of the recalled models. The were replacing them free of charge for a while

#42 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 05:11 PM

It is one of the recalled ones but they apparently stopped that last year.



#43 Retroxcellance   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1327 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Retroxcellance

Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:10 PM

$20 Nike Airs, $40 Jordan Super Flys, $6 PS1, $1 power cable, $3 GBA with Tetris Attack, $10 Remstar breathing maching/humidifer, $2 glass frog, 1GB and 8GB iPod Nanos- $6 apiece, Audio-Technica ATH-ES7 and case- $6, Audio-Technica ATH-M50X with wires and bag- $25

 

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I know nothing about sneakers but those look pretty slick



#44 SPS   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   79 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:39 PM

Went to a local used book store and got all the following for a dollar apiece:

 

PS3 Games:

Far Cry 2

Red Dead Redemption

Godfather 2

Battlefield: Bad Company

Killzone 2

Fear 2

MGS4

Socom Confrontation

Darksiders

 

360:

Conan

Soul Calibur 4

Halo Wars limited edition (complete)

 

Original XBox:

Splinter Cell

SC: Chaos Theory

SC: Pandora Tomorrow

Pariah

Ninja Gaiden

Darkwatch

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

Star Wars: Republic Commando



#45 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1001 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 31 March 2018 - 11:05 PM

Nice score on those games SPS!

 

My finds so far this year:

 

PS1

Gran Turismo 2 - Goodwill

 

PS2

Guitar Hero 2 - Goodwill

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Goodwill

Guitar Hero Encore Rocks the 80s - Goodwill

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game - Goodwill

Final Fantasy X - Goodwill

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One - Goodwill

 

Original Xbox

Freedom Fighters - Goodwill

NBA Ballers - Animal Humane Thrift Store

 

Xbox 360

DiRT - Goodwill

College Hoops 2K8 - Goodwill

Bulletstorm - Goodwill



#46 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1587 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2018 - 02:47 AM

Wherever he's shopping, I wanna go there too.



#47 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2099 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:41 PM

was leaving my local goodwill when I caught a glimpse of one of the recently donated bins - it was full of Nintendo stuff. So I immediately asked the manager if she could price it for me, and we ended up agreeing on a bundle deal for $75. (not SUPPPER cheap, but the stuff is worth it). So for $75:

 

N64 w/ expansion pak + cables + 2 gray official controllers

Super Nintendo + cables + 2 controllers 

1 boxed turbo SNES controller

 

Super Game Boy w/ donkey kong in it

Mickey's Magical Quest

Super Mario World

Super Mario All Stars

Super Mario Kart 

Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country 3

Pro Tour Golf

Vegas Stakes

 

Donkey Kong 64

Super Mario 64

Waialea Golf

Diddy Kong Racing

 

Manuals for all the games mentioned above (which was pretty cool) 

Strategy Guides for DK64, Mario World, DK Country 3, Diddy kong, Mario all Stars, Mario 64. 

2 old '97 Gamepro / EGM magazines

 

Probably one of my better finds in a long, long time. 



#48 Retroxcellance   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1327 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Retroxcellance

Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:39 AM

I found a very nice copy of Sam and Dave's "Soul Man" LP for 99 cents at an Amvets yesterday.  Sadly is was the only thing worth picking up. Usually if I find one album of a certain genre they were most likely part of someones donated collection and I find a lot of good stuff



#49 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2099 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:11 PM

well it finally happened...

 

found my first current gen console while thrifting...

 

an Xbox One w/ power brick for 15.99

 

and I also grabbed a 250gb 360 w/ power brick also for 15.99 at the same store.

 

they probably had no idea the XBO was a current gen system. my win. 



#50 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1001 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:38 AM

well it finally happened...

 

found my first current gen console while thrifting...

 

an Xbox One w/ power brick for 15.99

 

and I also grabbed a 250gb 360 w/ power brick also for 15.99 at the same store.

 

they probably had no idea the XBO was a current gen system. my win. 

:shock: :shock: :shock: Woooooooweeeee!!!! Man, that is some kinda sweet find right right there!!! 

 

I scored some more great finds at the same Goodwill again today.

 

Guitar Hero Wireless Gibson Les Paul 360 Controller - $5 (rare find in the wild!)

 

Black for PS2 (Greatest Hits) - $2

 

The People vs Alex Cross by James Patterson - $3 (hardcover)

 

Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper - $2 (paperback)

 

A cool owl figurine/small statue - $3



#51 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1899 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:09 AM

I'm glad that I bought that Wii U system for $50 a few months back because I found a bunch of AAA Wii U Games yesterday for $5.99 each. 

 

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#52 Retroxcellance   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1327 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Retroxcellance

Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:33 PM

I'm glad that I bought that Wii U system for $50 a few months back because I found a bunch of AAA Wii U Games yesterday for $5.99 each. 

 

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Nice!!!!! did you leave anything behind?



#53 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:16 PM

Wow nice scores everyone! Its been really slow since my last pics. They have a $40 Wii in the case, had a copy of Forza 7 for $30 (not bad but $10 more than they have been pricing stuff like that), media/book/electronics/shoes have been just nothing great or overpriced, etc. Picked up a Legend Of Zelda Phantom Hourglass guide and a Playstation composite cable for $2.

 

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#54 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1899 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:08 PM

Nice!!!!! did you leave anything behind?

Thanks. I only took the stack of Wii U games + 1 Wii Game (sealed sticked $1.99). The rest were Lego Wii U and Kids games. I left some good Wii games but the discs weren't in good shape. 



#55 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:00 PM

$9 Xbox stuff, $9 2GB iPod Shuffle, $12 120GB iPod Classic

 

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

The Punisher

Posted 15 April 2018 - 12:13 AM

Nice pickup Juan grande386.
I just got a iPod 30gb black model for $3. Google search said its a 5tg gen model. Is yours the same or different?

#57 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:12 AM

Nice pickup Juan grande386.
I just got a iPod 30gb black model for $3. Google search said its a 5tg gen model. Is yours the same or different?

The whole back of it was scratched so the Apple logo and all the wording were gone. Once it charged up I looked at the info and it appears to be a 6th gen Classic



#58 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2099 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:29 PM

Went to my local goodwill and the lady said someone just came in before me and purchased games she had just put out. (about 15 or so) She didnt know what they were just that they were in 'dvd cases' so that ruled out cd / cartridge games.

 

I took a look to see what was left over and found

a red wii w/ cords

red wiimote / nunchuck,

a second white wiimote / nunchuck

a ZELDA GOLD wiimote! (yay) 

and a random pair of apple headphones.

 

bundled for 28.99. 

Now as I sat there I thought to myself "this person must have had skyward sword if they had the gold wiimote." Mainly because if they werent bought together, anyone with the zelda wiimote must like zelda. Went a step further and thought "ill bet you anything skyward sword is inside."

Got home, plugged the red wii in, pressed the eject button and boom out comes a game. Turn it over and there it is - skyward sword.

So really really good score for 28.99.



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

The Punisher

Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:10 AM

Picked up a ps3 60gb bc. Overall looks cleans and have minor light scratches on top.
Anyone know what is the best way to clean it? Checked out the inside vents using a flashlight and only see minor dust , not much, but still want to clean it. Any tips to keep it longevity wise? Also, anyone know what is the largest hard drive it can carry? What 3rd party controllers are best to look for? I got a power a wired controller.

#60 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   41 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

SunbirdTurbo

Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:53 PM

Picked up a ps3 60gb bc. Overall looks cleans and have minor light scratches on top.
Anyone know what is the best way to clean it? Checked out the inside vents using a flashlight and only see minor dust , not much, but still want to clean it. Any tips to keep it longevity wise? Also, anyone know what is the largest hard drive it can carry? What 3rd party controllers are best to look for? I got a power a wired controller.

Getting a nice skin will cover the scratches XD