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2019 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


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

Retroxcellence

Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:16 AM

I found all three seasons of the mighty boosh for $6 total at a salvation army



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

GamerSavage

Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:40 PM

My Salvation Army finds:

Major League Baseball 2K6 - Xbox

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 - PS2

Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams - Xbox

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009 -Xbox 360 (bonus game - found it inside the case with Tak 2)

Ender's Game - Book

 

For a whopping $4.55 total

 

Edit: Got mixed up, it's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 1 for PS2.


Edited by GamerSavage, 06 February 2019 - 07:45 PM.


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

gatordeve86

Posted 06 February 2019 - 04:19 PM

I'm in a drought lol

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

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 06 February 2019 - 05:52 PM

I'm in a drought lol

It only takes a second to get a find  ;)



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

GamerSavage

Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

Found a few more goodies at Animal Humane Thrift:

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Combo

Wii Sports Nintendo Selects Case (have the game and didn't want it going in the trash)

New Era Arizona Cardinals BCA Knit Cap (not my fav team, just love anything sports related)

 

Other finds:

Clothing

Vacuum bags



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

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:47 AM

Local goodwill had 4 sealed vita games someone donated. (They were the promo copies with the hole punch over the UPC so probably review copies or something:

Tearaway
Little bigplanet
Sly collection
MLB 13

99 cents a pop. Bought all 4. Sweet easy score.

#37 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   569 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

JohnnySako

Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:23 PM

Picked up the Fallout 76 Official Guide (soft cover) for my nephew for $1.

#38 Vadid Nanko  

Vadid Nanko

Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:32 AM

I think a couple of Goodwills around me know that some of us gamers, including myself, only donate items to their stores if we find good stuff ourselves. Or maybe they realize you need to actually have good stuff at the brick and mortars to keep customers. Or maybe they're just cool. Why do I think this?

 

Just under $3 complete and near mint:

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

Posted 10 February 2019 - 05:23 AM

I think a couple of Goodwills around me know that some of us gamers, including myself, only donate items to their stores if we find good stuff ourselves. Or maybe they realize you need to actually have good stuff at the brick and mortars to keep customers. Or maybe they're just cool. Why do I think this?

 

Just under $3 complete and near mint:

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Nice! I still have mine that I found at Savers 2 years ago.



#40 JackSuper   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   824 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:22 PM

Picked these up for $3.99 each. Harvest Moon is complete, Mario is disc only.IMG_6792.JPG

#41 Vadid Nanko  

Vadid Nanko

Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:31 AM

Picked these up for $3.99 each. Harvest Moon is complete, Mario is disc only.attachicon.gifIMG_6792.JPG

Very cool. I found Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life too (at a Goodwill today). It was just the disc, unfortunately, on top of a stack of video games if I remember correctly. I got it for $2.18, so can't complain.



#42 Vadid Nanko  

Vadid Nanko

Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:05 AM

Earlier in the day, I found this PS One (empty, no controller, equipped with third party RFU adapter for PS2) for $4.98. Second one I've found at that price.

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After buying a jigsaw puzzle at another Goodwill today I decided to take a quick look over the jewelry counter next to the exit. There was this bag of 16 Sega Genesis games for $39.98. Also included was a Sega Genesis Game Genie, and, oddly enough, Game Boy manuals, a football card, and a quarter. I don't do loose but couldn't pass this up.
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#43 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:37 AM

I think a couple of Goodwills around me know that some of us gamers, including myself, only donate items to their stores if we find good stuff ourselves. Or maybe they realize you need to actually have good stuff at the brick and mortars to keep customers. Or maybe they're just cool. Why do I think this?

 

Just under $3 complete and near mint:

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Lucky bastard. I paid $25 for mine on eBay. Worth every penny, of course.



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

Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:40 AM

lol I got excited thought I found me a Solid Snake Walkman from MGSV.

 

Note: I wished it was the Guardians of The Galaxy Sony TPS-L2

 

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

juangrande386

Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:53 PM

I had to go back a few pages just to see what I last posted! Goodwill finds have been pretty slow lately. As you will see when I post in the Pickups thread, Facebook/CL have been great. Not pictured is a $3 red DualShock 3 that doesnt appear to do anything except flash the 4 red lights. Got a very clean pair of Vans Atwoods for $20 and 2 Wiimotes/Nunchuks for $3 apiece (she rang them up as sets, all 4 parts were actually suppose to be $3 apiece!).  Picked up the lunchboxes with thermoses for $3 apiece and the PS2 games were $2 apiece for some reason. Games are usually $4 apiece (they werent the half off color).

 

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

juangrande386

Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:36 PM

I dont get it.... how is Goodwill gonna put $40 on a Wii?! Theyve done that before and they dont sell! Put $15-$25 on that and quickly get rid of it!

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

juangrande386

Posted 24 February 2019 - 04:54 PM

Picked up an excellent condition Sonic Spinball case from GW yesterday. Couldnt find the game the day before or yesterday. Told the girl I actually have a copy of the game and could use the case. Got it for 50 cents.

 

Makes me wonder if something else came in that I missed. One lonely Genesis case seems odd.



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

Retroxcellence

Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:34 PM

Picked up an excellent condition Sonic Spinball case from GW yesterday. Couldnt find the game the day before or yesterday. Told the girl I actually have a copy of the game and could use the case. Got it for 50 cents.

 

Makes me wonder if something else came in that I missed. One lonely Genesis case seems odd.

I always feel that way when I see some lonely sports titles on the shelf. I'm sure some people only bought sports titles but I think it is safe to assume that most collections featured some games from other genres as well.  



#49 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 24 February 2019 - 09:20 PM

Whew! Goooooooood day! Headed to the GW and snagged these for $3.99 each. There was a hot lady with her kid there who wanted them. But I was too fast for her. (that's what she said. Lots of shes.) You know what they say. LEGOs before hoes.

 

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But that's not even the best of it. Yes, the best, it is... true INSANITY!

 

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This thing is brand new! $9 only! Winning! After so long, I finally get a great score!



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

Retroxcellence

Posted 24 February 2019 - 09:27 PM

Whew! Goooooooood day! Headed to the GW and snagged these for $3.99 each. There was a hot lady with her kid there who wanted them. But I was too fast for her. (that's what she said. Lots of shes.) You know what they say. LEGOs before hoes.

 

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But that's not even the best of it. Yes, the best, it is... true INSANITY!

 

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This thing is brand new! $9 only! Winning! After so long, I finally get a great score!

I got that same Insanity DVD set at Amvets for $2.  I haven't watched it even once. It feels good to know I could watch it if I wanted to though



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

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:42 PM

I found 2 dualshock 4's for 5 bucks each at a nearby goodwill. 

 

they looked in a little rough shape and when you shook them, there were things moving around inside.

 

"they must be broken" I thought. Someone must have used them for parts, or tried to fix them etc.

 

I bought both anyway thinking I could at least tinker with them.

 

I got home and open them up. Both had one of the rumble motors loose and flailing around inside, but to my surprise, they both work 100%; they hold a regular charge and every button works.

 

I could probably just solder the missing motor on them, but how bizarre they would both have they same sided motor and plastic broken on the same handle. Is this some sort of common occurrence for ps4 controllers?



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

gatordeve86

Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:24 PM

finally found some games for the first time in forever..

 

$.99 each

Imagine Fashion Party for Wii

Pictionary for DS (Sealed)

 

$1.99

Singularity for Xbox 360

 

$2.99

Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360

Call of Juarez Bound in Blood for Xbox 360

Condemed 2: Bloodshot for Xbox 360

 

$3.99

F.E.A.R. 3 for Xbox 360 (excited for this one... can't wait to dive back in it)



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

juangrande386

Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:24 AM

Wii bundle #1- $30, everything works except a 2nd Wiimote. Wii bundle 2- 2 Wiis, composite cable, sensor, 1GB sd card, N64 controller, Wii games- $35. Mario Kart case had MK/Wii Sports/Mario Sluggers inside, couldnt get Sluggers to play. One Wii wouldnt spins discs so I took it back. (it had Smash Bros inside!)

 

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#54 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:11 PM

Found a couple boxes of these. They were $3 each. Can't find much information about it. The quality is supposed to be top-notch, though.

 

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

juangrande386

Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:12 AM

Jersey- $25, looks hardly worn. Flowboard- $9

 

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

GamerSavage

Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:32 AM

Went to my favorite GW location with my mom and we found some good stuff. They really changed up the layout of the store since the last time we were in there.

 

My finds:

5 Hot Wheels for $.99 each

Metal owl candle warmer (silver) - $2.99

 

My mom's finds:

Large collander - $2.99

DVD/BRD Movies - 6 for $9.99

The Shawshank Redemption :dvd:

The Ghost and the Darkness :dvd:

Quarantine :dvd:

Equilibrium :dvd:

Clash of the Titans :br:

The Losers :br:

 

They had a Phillips Blu-ray player w/o the power cord for $15, decided to pass on it. They also had an incomplete Wii system in a taped covered laundry basket for $65.



#57 KessGaming  

KessGaming

Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:39 PM

Got this little haul today. Not too bad I would say. It is a little weird that there was not a wii u system though20190312_172001.jpg 20190312_172019.jpg 20190312_172029.jpg

#58 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:21 AM

Went to my favorite GW location with my mom and we found some good stuff. They really changed up the layout of the store since the last time we were in there.

My finds:
5 Hot Wheels for $.99 each
Metal owl candle warmer (silver) - $2.99

My mom's finds:
Large collander - $2.99
DVD/BRD Movies - 6 for $9.99
The Shawshank Redemption :dvd:
The Ghost and the Darkness :dvd:
Quarantine :dvd:
Equilibrium :dvd:
Clash of the Titans :br:
The Losers :br:

They had a Phillips Blu-ray player w/o the power cord for $15, decided to pass on it. They also had an incomplete Wii system in a taped covered laundry basket for $65.


Don’t Hot Wheels retail for 99 cents?

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

Retroxcellence

Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:40 AM

Got this little haul today. Not too bad I would say. It is a little weird that there was not a wii u system thoughattachicon.gif20190312_172001.jpgattachicon.gif20190312_172019.jpgattachicon.gif20190312_172029.jpg

I think the pro controller is the best score from that haul.  I grabbed one of the 8bitdo adapters for the Switch so I can use the Wii U pro controller on the switch. The switch pro controller d-pad is awful.



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

GamerSavage

Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:33 PM

Don’t Hot Wheels retail for 99 cents?

They do, which I know. Thankfully they didn't raise the price above retail. A local pawn shop used to have them in stock. They were $2-$3 each and they barely sold.