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2019 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#1 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:14 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. Though I honestly wonder what the point of this thread is since nobody posts their hauls anymore.

 

Here's last year's, the year before last's, the year before the year before last's, and yes, even the thread from four years ago if your looking for some motivation. Quite a big number of great finds to- oh wait, no there isn't.

 

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Gotta say, I was very disappointed with last year's turnout. Knowledge is power, guys! Post your hauls!



#2 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1537 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:08 PM

Mmmm, love that new thread smell



#3 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1234 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:23 PM

Here's to making more trips to thrift stores and massive finds in 2019!



#4 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2032 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 31 December 2018 - 10:57 PM

I haven't been thrifting lately but last night I bought an XB1 500GB system with 2 controllers and Kinect for $65. I just tested it and it's in working condition. What are some good exclusive games for it? I'm mainly a PlayStation/PC gamer.

 

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#5 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1234 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:06 AM

I haven't been thrifting lately but last night I bought an XB1 500GB system with 2 controllers and Kinect for $65. I just tested it and it's in working condition. What are some good exclusive games for it? I'm mainly a PlayStation/PC gamer.

 

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Some good exclusive to check out are Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Forza Motorsport5/6/7, Forza Horizon 2/3/4 , Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, etc. Make sure you check Xbox Game Pass as you can download and play full games to try before you buy. Right now you can get 1 month for $1.

 

Start here as there are a decent amount of games on sale for three more days if you don't mind buy digital: https://www.xbox.com...sales/countdown

 

Also check out the XBL thread to get help with game recommendations: XBL Deals Thread



#6 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1774 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:27 AM

Killer Instinct is pretty good on the system. Definitely worth considering for the current price (ten dollars).



#7 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1356 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:19 PM

Hmmm so your GW sells that Xbox One bundle for $65 and mine wants $45 for a Wii bundle........crazy how random the prices can be. I got a black 1st party Gamecube controller for $3 yesterday, probably came in with that Wii. I find it weird that theyll have these PS2s/Wiis every once and awhile but I never see any games!



#8 burbs1989   Pardon my glove...... CAGiversary!   151 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

burbs1989

Posted 01 January 2019 - 10:37 PM

Hmmm so your GW sells that Xbox One bundle for $65 and mine wants $45 for a Wii bundle........crazy how random the prices can be. I got a black 1st party Gamecube controller for $3 yesterday, probably came in with that Wii. I find it weird that theyll have these PS2s/Wiis every once and awhile but I never see any games!

I just purchased a Wii from my local thrift complete with box for $10, it also came with an extra Wii remote. Looks like it was barely used, and has the Gamecube connectors. $45 is way too much unless it includes some great games. Some of the mgmt. at thrift stores REALLY don't know what things are worth, which can be good...sometimes.



#9 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2032 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2019 - 08:26 AM

Some good exclusive to check out are Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Forza Motorsport5/6/7, Forza Horizon 2/3/4 , Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, etc. Make sure you check Xbox Game Pass as you can download and play full games to try before you buy. Right now you can get 1 month for $1.

 

Start here as there are a decent amount of games on sale for three more days if you don't mind buy digital: https://www.xbox.com...sales/countdown

 

Also check out the XBL thread to get help with game recommendations: XBL Deals Thread

Thanks for the recommendations. I ended up getting Quantum Break and Sunset Break. I also signed up for $1 month Game Pass and Gold just to check it out.



#10 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:27 PM

Thanks for the recommendations. I ended up getting Quantum Break and Sunset Break. I also signed up for $1 month Game Pass and Gold just to check it out.


Hard to beat the value of game pass.

#11 IDreamcasterI  

IDreamcasterI

Posted 07 January 2019 - 03:09 AM

Picked up a Wii System complete with cords, sensor bar, and Wiimote for $5.  It doesn't seem to read discs but otherwise it works perfectly and had a bunch of Virtual Console games on it.  I figured worse case scenario I can hack it and dump a bunch of games on it.



#12 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2032 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:43 AM

Just scored a SNES system bundle with 6 games, cables, & 2 controllers for $10 at Salvation Army. Games are Kirby Super Star, Mario All-Stars, R-Type, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Tetris/Dr. Mario, & Arkanoid.
 
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I also saw a homemade 2-player arcade fightstick cabinet (Rasberry Pi setup inside) for $18. I'm reconsidering going back tomorrow after work and purchasing it but damn this thing is pretty huge. I live in a small place with 4 roommates. Not sure If I have to space for it.
 
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#13 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1537 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:04 PM

 

Just scored a SNES system bundle with 6 games, cables, & 2 controllers for $10 at Salvation Army. Games are Kirby Super Star, Mario All-Stars, R-Type, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Tetris/Dr. Mario, & Arkanoid.
 
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I also saw a homemade 2-player arcade fightstick cabinet (Rasberry Pi setup inside) for $18. I'm reconsidering going back tomorrow after work and purchasing it but damn this thing is pretty huge. I live in a small place with 4 roommates. Not sure If I have to space for it.
 
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They probably didn't know what the snes jr was. Nice score



#14 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1356 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:09 PM

1990 Christmas Alvin-$6. 1993 Star Trek TNG Tricorder-$1. Wii Nunchuk-$2. Fat PS2 with cables, memory card, and Champions of Norath game inside-$25. They wanted $40 for another PS2 just because it had a controller as well.... even though they sell those for $3 all the time!  Slim PS2, ac adapter, 2 controllers, memory card-$25. Would've passed on the fatty if I knew this would've been there the next day. Oh well, got some Craigslist trade bait now.

 

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#15 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1537 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

1990 Christmas Alvin-$6. 1993 Star Trek TNG Tricorder-$1. Wii Nunchuk-$2. Fat PS2 with cables, memory card, and Champions of Norath game inside-$25. They wanted $40 for another PS2 just because it had a controller as well.... even though they sell those for $3 all the time!  Slim PS2, ac adapter, 2 controllers, memory card-$25. Would've passed on the fatty if I knew this would've been there the next day. Oh well, got some Craigslist trade bait now.

 

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That tricoder looks amazing.

 

I found a Kirby Fright to the Finish DVD at a Salvation Army yesterday. I didn't even know Kirby had an animated show! 



#16 IDreamcasterI  

IDreamcasterI

Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:10 AM

That tricoder looks amazing.

 

I found a Kirby Fright to the Finish DVD at a Salvation Army yesterday. I didn't even know Kirby had an animated show! 

Yep, it was called "Kirby: Right Back at Ya" if I remember correctly.  It aired on The Fox Box (back when that was a thing) around 2002 or so.  It was pretty decent from what I recall.



#17 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6721 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

Some recent Goodwill finds for $2 each

 

Rock Band 3 XB360

NFS Most Wanted Black Edition PS2

Uncharted 4

Barbie and Her Sisters: Puppy Rescue



#18 kobun   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:24 AM


its been tough finding stuff now. last year was hard.  but i foound my first switch items at the goodwill.

neon yellow joy cons, thinking about keeping them or making one with a dpad..

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#19 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1537 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:18 PM

its been tough finding stuff now. last year was hard.  but i foound my first switch items at the goodwill.

neon yellow joy cons, thinking about keeping them or making one with a dpad..

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Not making a d-pad standard on the switch is my biggest beef with the system.  I love platformers and I needed to get an 8bitdo usb device to pair my wii u pro controller just to have a decent d-pad to play mega man 11.



#20 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1356 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:36 PM

Razer Death Stalker keyboard-$3, NCAA 14-$4, Batman The Complete Animated series boxset-$15 missing the art book

 

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#21 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

gatordeve86

Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:06 PM

got some 360 games for $1 each today

NCAA March Madness 08 (I miss college games so this is gonna get a ton of play from me)

Ratatouille 

Viva Pinata

Fable II

DOA Xtreme 2



#22 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

gatordeve86

Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:29 PM

went back out today and found some more 360 games..

paid $2 each

Nicktoons MLB

Dead Rising

Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince

Fuse

 

got these for $1 each

Halo 3

GTA IV

darkSector

John Woo Presents Stranglehold

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa

F.E.A.R. 2 (one of my favorite 360 games)

Eat Lead The Return of Matt Hazard



#23 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1537 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:11 PM

went back out today and found some more 360 games..

paid $2 each

Nicktoons MLB

Dead Rising

Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince

Fuse

 

got these for $1 each

Halo 3

GTA IV

darkSector

John Woo Presents Stranglehold

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa

F.E.A.R. 2 (one of my favorite 360 games)

Eat Lead The Return of Matt Hazard

Matt Hazard for the win!  If memory serves me correctly, Will Arnett does the voice work. 



#24 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   427 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2019 - 02:52 PM

Where are folks thrifting these days? Seems like most of the Goodwills have just started listing all of their games online.



#25 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 28 January 2019 - 05:37 PM

ID time. Can anyone help me figure out what this is? I know the Gibson Explorer for Guitar Hero is pretty collectible online, but I’ve never seen one that looks like this. These aren’t real signatures, thinking this is some sort of special edition?CF70FA56-F1D0-476A-93AE-DBE021E2F9D1.jpeg

#26 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2250 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:45 PM

99c for a ps2 copy of FIFA 04. But inside was also ps1 discs of World Cup 98, David Beckham Soccer, FIFA 2000, and Medievil 2. 

 

The best kind of finds.

 

Always. Check. Inside. The. Case.



#27 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1234 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 30 January 2019 - 02:43 AM

Last Saturday's finds:

Logitech K800 Illuminated Wireless Keyboard (CIB and working) - $5

Guitar Hero Wired Mic - $4

 

Yesterday finds:

Clothing and belts

 

Not too shabby I'd say.



#28 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

gatordeve86

Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:07 PM

Got me the Rock Band Beatles Drum kit for Wii for $3
Also got GH World Tour, GH3 and Rock Band Country Track Pack for Wii from the Goodwill bins

#29 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2145 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:31 PM

Here's to lurking thrift stores in 2019 and going home disappointed.

 

  :beer:

 

Cheers!



#30 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

gatordeve86

Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:28 PM

Well I found a box with a N64 2 controllers (1 grey, 1 Extreme Green)
Wave Race 64
In bottom of box there was a white Game Boy Advance with Tetris, Super Mario Land, Ms Pac Man, Super Mario Bros Deluxe, Super Mario Advance and Snood

Paid $7.39 after tax

Almost passed it but caught a glimpse of the controller