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2018 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#61 burbs1989   Pardon my glove...... CAGiversary!   151 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

burbs1989

Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:07 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.

If all you see is minor dust and the console is 100% working, I would not go beyond using a can of compressed air. Don't use the console for hours on end, and keep it well ventilated. I believe the biggest is 1.5tb, someone can correct me if I am wrong. Unless you use some special fighting controller or competitive controller, the first party Sony controller is what i would go for.



#62 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10735 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:20 AM

Picked up a few gems at Goodwill last week

$6 Xbox 360 wireless controller

$25 copy of Far Cry 5 for Xbox One

$3 20 gb hard drive for Xbox 360

 

I also have a $5 off $25 coupon



#63 luckycollector  

luckycollector

Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:14 PM

i also have a bc ps3 i recently brought. does anyone know if it is a good idea to replace the thermal paste before anything happens because back in the day i went through 2 of them. they both seemed to stop working when i played new releases. sent the first ps3 to sony and the one i got back did the same thing probably a year and a half later. been thinking of trying to fix the other bc ps3 i have and maybe doing the same to the working one



#64 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 22 April 2018 - 12:49 AM

Im not understanding some of the prices at the local GW recently. $40 Wii with cables, stand, and 2 Wavebird adapters has been sitting in the glass case for about 3 weeks now. $30 for a black non BC Wii with ac adapter. A $25 white Wii with no cables sitting in the electronics section. $40 for a fatty PS2 with cables and 3 controllers. $20-$40 older stereo equipment. $50 worn Nikes...... This shit was donated! Girl was like "you arent buying the Playstation?!" I said "no......not at $40! You guys usually sell those for $15 and the controllers for $3 apiece!

 

But then today I also find this stuff. $6 Kindle 2 (ordered a new battery for it because it is 3G and the battery in it drains super fast!), new iPod earbuds for $2 apiece, Command and Destroy/Metal Slug 7/Smackdown Vs Raw 2008 for DS for $3 apiece.

 

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#65 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:55 PM

Decent finds this week! Red 3DS with Mario carrying case, car charger, Angry Birds Trilogy, DKC Returns 3D, Luigis Mansion Dark Moon, Mario Kart 7, NSMB2, Power Rangers MegaForce, Yoshis New Island, Super Mario 64DS, Lalaloopsy, MarioVsDK Mini Land Mayhem, Spongbobs Atlantis Squarepants, and TMNT for $35. Slim silver PS2 with cables for $15. Miller Beer pocket knife $6. Wii stuff was knocked down to $20 since noone was biting at $40. Leonardos were $3 apiece. Ken Block Nitro Speeder for $2. X1 Ocean Shadow controller for $21.

 

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#66 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1141 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 29 April 2018 - 02:08 AM

Struck gold at my favorite Goodwill again! After going yesterday and almost coming up empty, checked out the glass cases up front. Found a black PS3 SIXAXIS (non-Dualshock) wireless controller for $5. Minor issue is the rubber grips on the thumb sticks are gone. Easy fix because I have a pair of thumb stick grips for a PS4 controller that I put on them. Other than that it's still in good shape. Connected it to my PS3 via USB and turned it on with another controller. It started charging and is working so far. Just have to clean it and test it out with some games to make sure it's fully operational.

 

Congrats juangrande386 on the huge score this week!



#67 luckycollector  

luckycollector

Posted 04 May 2018 - 07:01 PM

can anyone help me. i just brought this pokemon crystal online and i want to know how i can tell if the box is real. the cart seems to be real. when i compared it to my copy i can see that the board inside looks exactly the same and nothing seems wrong or out of place. just second guessing it since the person's account is brand new and has no sales or feedback especially with all the fakes out there of Pokemon. only paid $40 for it as well.

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#68 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1141 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:28 PM

Lightning struck again at my favorite Goodwill:

 

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (N64) - $5

WWF Attitude (N64) - $5

Tiger Woods PGA Tour (2005 - PSP) - $3

40-cup Coffee/Tea Maker - $7

Book - $2

 

Edit: The coffee/tea maker is a bust, gonna return it today.



#69 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:01 AM

$20, noone was buying at $40.

 

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#70 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3988 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

The Punisher

Posted 09 May 2018 - 08:53 AM

$20, noone was buying at $40.

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#71 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3988 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

The Punisher

Posted 09 May 2018 - 08:55 AM

$20, noone was buying at $40.

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What will u do with a phat ps2?
I still have one laying around and hasn’t been used in so long

#72 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

JohnnySako

Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:18 PM

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#73 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:18 AM

^Ill probably just put it on my Craigslist trade ad and see if theres any offers, if not Ill have a working backup if my slim dies. Got these today, games were $3 apiece and the controller was $2.......of course no SNES was to be found! Thats asking too much!

 

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#74 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1757 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:55 AM

They were selling an Everdrive at a thrift? Kind of surprising, but I did wind up finding a flash cart for the Game Boy Advance at a Bookman's a few years ago. Anything's possible!



#75 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 12 May 2018 - 03:20 PM

They were selling an Everdrive at a thrift? Kind of surprising, but I did wind up finding a flash cart for the Game Boy Advance at a Bookman's a few years ago. Anything's possible!

I thought it was somewhat of a different find as well but it was at Goodwill, people donate anything!



#76 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3988 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

The Punisher

Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:26 PM

I thought it was somewhat of a different find as well but it was at Goodwill, people donate anything!

Man, my goodwill in the area either overpriced.

 

found aliens vs predator steelbook with the game on ps3 $3

okumi on wii $3

 

i know okumi is on xbox one, but most of the time, goodwill has mostly sport games



#77 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:35 AM

I thought it was somewhat of a different find as well but it was at Goodwill, people donate anything!

 

They were selling an Everdrive at a thrift? Kind of surprising, but I did wind up finding a flash cart for the Game Boy Advance at a Bookman's a few years ago. Anything's possible!

I can't even find one on eBay. How much could that thing be worth, I wonder?



#78 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:00 AM

Its an older version as far as I can tell but I think $50+, depends on if a microSD is included.



#79 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2213 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:42 AM

Officially had my best ever thrift find.

Walk into my local Goodwill just as they had finished putting out a bunch of ps1 games. Immediately started looking at them and noticed a bunch of them were sealed. Better yet: 99c a piece.

Crash warped sealed x2
Crash warped
Crash 2 sealed
Crash 2
Crash Team Racing sealed
Crash Team Racing
Crash bandicoot sealed
Disruptor
Disruptor sealed
Heart of darkness sealed
Ape escape sealed
Running wild sealed x2
Running wild x2
PlayStation jampack 98 sealed
PlayStation jampack 1
PlayStation x-360 demo
PlayStation x-360 demo sealed
Omega boost sealed
Skullmonkeys sealed
Um jammer Jammy sealed
Resident evil 2
Jumping flash 2
Bloody roar 2 sealed
Warcraft 2 (ps1)
Tarzan
Namco museum vol 2
Syphon filter
Duke nuke total meltdown
Dukes of hazard racing
Die hard trilogy
MDK
Medievil

And 3 Dreamcast games that were not worth mentioning.

Just astounding. These are the days you pray for when you walk into a thrift, and the days that keep you going even after seeing the 800th copy of madden 07.

#80 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   560 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

JohnnySako

Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:16 AM

Wow! Amazing finds. Skullmonkeys is one of my all time favorites.

#81 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2213 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:15 PM

Wow! Amazing finds. Skullmonkeys is one of my all time favorites.

The cool thing is the sealed crash games / skullmonkeys are the black label copies with the holo cover. I just checked and I guess they are significantly more sought after than non-holo variants

 

I want to play skullmonkeys, but the collector in me just cant let myself open it...

 

haha good problems to have I guess.



#82 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2014 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:21 AM

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GameCube system with 4 Games (Super Mario Sunshine, Zelda Windwaker, Animal Crossing, Pikmin 2) and 2 OEM Controllers. $30.



#83 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:47 PM

I got a Pioneer 101 metal detector for $15. Appears to work fine.....works better than my old Whites detector I cant get programmed anymore. Also got a Plasma Ball light for $3, I probably only got this because someone left it plugged in and it looked cool!

 

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#84 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1879 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:21 AM

Super Mario Land and Tetris for GB and Sonic Classic Collection for the DS at a local buy/sell/trade store. $20 for the three.

 

Pair of Urban Pipeline jeans for $2.

 

Van Halen t-shirt new with $20 MSRP tag for $3 (for my nephew).



#85 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2213 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

Lovely little Saturday Lot I picked up at Goodwill. There was a bag in the jewelry case that looked like it would hold cassette tapes. I asked to see it because I thought there might be genesis games inside. 

 

To my surprise no genesis games BUUUUTTT:

 

1 Original Game Boy grey 

1 Teal Game Boy Color

1 Link Cable

 

Pokemon Yellow

Pokemon Blue

Pokemon Gold

Pokemon Silver

Pokemon Trading Card Game

Pokemon Pinball

Gameshark GBC 3.0

Super Mario Land

Links Awakening DX

Oracle of Seasons

TMNT 2 Back from the Sewers

Adams Family

Ken Griffey Jr Slamfest

Tom and Jerry

Amazing Spider Man

Tetris

 

 

...All for $19.99

 

Super, super solid pick up.



#86 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:24 PM

Lovely little Saturday Lot I picked up at Goodwill. There was a bag in the jewelry case that looked like it would hold cassette tapes. I asked to see it because I thought there might be genesis games inside. 

 

To my surprise no genesis games BUUUUTTT:

 

1 Original Game Boy grey 

1 Teal Game Boy Color

1 Link Cable

 

Pokemon Yellow

Pokemon Blue

Pokemon Gold

Pokemon Silver

Pokemon Trading Card Game

Pokemon Pinball

Gameshark GBC 3.0

Super Mario Land

Links Awakening DX

Oracle of Seasons

TMNT 2 Back from the Sewers

Adams Family

Ken Griffey Jr Slamfest

Tom and Jerry

Amazing Spider Man

Tetris

 

 

...All for $19.99

 

Super, super solid pick up.

Where the hell are you located that you keep getting those insane finds? You on an island somewhere?



#87 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2213 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:26 PM

Where the hell are you located that you keep getting those insane finds? You on an island somewhere?

haha Im actually in Northern California. I've really just been getting lucky recently though - I rarely find huge cheap lots like the last two.



#88 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:16 AM

Sealed Linksys wireless router- $6, Sony Alpha 5000L digital camera- $100 (already sold for $235), Apple Superdrive with WWE Elimination Chamber 2013 inside- $6, PS3 Beatles RockBand stuff- $17

 

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#89 genesis49  

Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:31 PM

Since I only really ever buy stuff I actually want to keep now I haven't really gotten much at all lately.
Today I did find a like new copy of skyward sword for wii that had the Zelda music soundtrack still for $5.99

Ledr behind a handful of decent to good xbox ps2 and wii games at $2.99
Almost bought robotech battlecry for xbox and realized I'd never play it

Thye did have twilight princess as well for $7.99 buy I've already owned it for what seems like a decade and barely played it.
The nice thing is now I only need wind waker and breath of the wild to complete the collection. Hoping to find a used wii u this summer so I can combine all my wii vc games to one console and play some of the wii u games I've been biying

#90 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:01 PM

PS2 and Wii composite cables were $2 apiece from GW. Some thrift store I use to go to a lot a few towns over moved like 3 mins from my house! I stopped going there when they tore down the GW that was in the area. Finally got around to checking it out on my Friday off since they only open 10-3 and I work 8-5s! Got the games for $2 apiece. Picked up all 3 just in case some competition walked in. Gotta keep them thinking theres no games!

 

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