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2019 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#61 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3963 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

addicted2games

Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:24 PM

NICE score, jaredkess!



#62 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   399 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:44 AM

Had an alright little find at a Goodwill near my mom's house. Makes me long for the days they still sold games at my local Goodwill.

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#63 TuscaloosaJohnny  

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:25 AM

Had an alright little find at a Goodwill near my mom's house. Makes me long for the days they still sold games at my local Goodwill.

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Are you aware of the GameStop trade bump for the Wii Sports Games? They’re giving $15 each with elite pro.

#64 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1651 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:29 AM

Went to Sierra Vista but didn't find much... just the films Willy Wonka (the first one) and Ghostbusters (also the first one), and a DVD collection of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's greatest hits. I also grabbed a USB to PS/2 adapter in the hope of using it with my Dreamcast later. We'll see how that pans out.

#65 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1933 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:46 AM

Had an alright little find at a Goodwill near my mom's house. Makes me long for the days they still sold games at my local Goodwill.

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Back in the days My Horse and Me used to go for a quite of money online. I remembered I found 3x sealed copies at Kmart ($2 each) and flipped them on Amazon for $74 shipped each. No joke.



#66 Retroxcellance   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Retroxcellance

Posted 19 March 2019 - 05:29 PM

Back in the days My Horse and Me used to go for a quite of money online. I remembered I found 3x sealed copies at Kmart ($2 each) and flipped them on Amazon for $74 shipped each. No joke.

Was that "My Horse and me riding for gold" or this one?  The riding for gold was much harder to find and the price you sold it for sounds more in line with that title.  3 at Kmart for $2 each is epic!



#67 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1933 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2019 - 06:47 AM

Was that "My Horse and me riding for gold" or this one?  The riding for gold was much harder to find and the price you sold it for sounds more in line with that title.  3 at Kmart for $2 each is epic!

This one. The riding for gold fetched for even more but it was so rare to find a sealed copy. I did pick a few used copies of "riding for gold" (new but it was converted to used) at Gamestop and sold them all on Amazon. Those was the days. Easy flip.

 

I think I Love Horses: Rider's Paradise and Horse Life Adventures went for a quite of money also. 



#68 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1024 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:01 PM

Been on another dry spell but got an 8 Bit Link Amiibo for 50 cents so I was kinda excited for that lol

#69 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3963 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 09:41 PM

These latest hauls make me want to check my Goodwills soon. I have not been to them in about a year as they almost always have nothing of interest. Let's hope that changes.



#70 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 26 March 2019 - 06:12 PM

NICE score, jaredkess!

My page was loading the images and it flashed to this post for a second and I read it as "NICE score, jackass!"



#71 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1269 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 02:56 PM

Kinda slow again lately. Picked up a sealed official Nintendo DS headset for $3. Just a cool little shelf item, not sure if you could still use it anymore!



#72 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1651 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:40 PM

Got a speaker and an iPod Nano 5th from a thrift for ten dollars. The speaker is decidedly unimpressive, but I like the size of the Nano. It's even got a camera, although heaven only knows why. I just need to find a way to get this thing connected to one of my computers...



#73 SPS   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:53 PM

First thrifting find of the year:

 

Fantastic Four on GameCube

 

Wireless XB360 controller with no rechargeable battery pack but a regular battery cover

 

Only $2.50 due to a 25% off everything sale.



#74 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   545 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:47 PM

No game finds but picked up the two-volume edition of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables from 1938 for $1 each. In great condition for 80-year-old books.

Also found "Pom Poko" on DVD (both discs were perfect) for $2.

#75 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1094 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:04 PM

Ended up with some good finds over the last few weeks.

 

Thrift Town:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)

 

Salvation Army:

Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (PS3)

Major League Baseball 2K7 - Brand New (PS3)

Rock Revolution (PS3)

Madden NFL 13 (PS3)

Gibson Les Paul Wireless GH Guitar (PS3)

 

Animal Humane Thrift:

New Era Boston Celtics Fitted Cap

Linds Rental-Style Bowling Shoes (Most unique find so far)

 

Other finds:

Lots of clothing

A few books



#76 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1024 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 02:16 AM

Finished thrifting all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books for my kids so that's a win lol
Got Mario Party 8 and Wii Sports Resort for $2.97 each too

#77 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1269 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 01:09 PM

Went after work yesterday, found another $3 sealed DS mic and a $4 complete copy of MK Wii. Its pretty scratchy, I hope my works dvd buffer will work its magic.

 

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#78 Retroxcellance   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:00 PM

I was tempted to pick up an "Epyx California Games VHS Board game" I saw at amvets but I don't have a vcr. There was also a roller coaster tycoon board game. I resisted temptation and just left them there. I did grab van Morrison's tupelo honey and Willie Nelson's stardust on vinyl though

#79 Rotondo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2019 - 04:15 AM

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First good score in a while, plus good timing for my girlfriends birthday.

 

They had a few more of the more popular wii games. Took me a few years to get most of them for cheap, and then I find almost all of them at once lol.

 

Definitely a good time to buy wii games.



#80 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1024 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

gatordeve86

Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:41 AM

PS1 Time Crisis Titan Project
PS2 Time Crisis 2
PS2 Time Crisis 3
360 Superman Returns (bought to get achievements lol)
$2 each

360 Cabelas African Safari
50 cents

360 007 Legends
360 007 Quantum of Solace
$2.50 each

360 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
$1


These were my weekend finds

#81 Lord Darias   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Lord Darias

Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:05 AM

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The last few weeks/months of pickups. Goodwill, Half Price Books, St Vincent De Paul & Target. I have no problem paying up for rarer stuff like Tactics Ogre and Warcraft II.

 

NCAA Football 14 (Xbox 360) X 2 $3 each. Both Complete. 1 needs a resurfacing. 1 is Near Mint

Tactics Ogre (PS1) $49.99 Complete

Warcraft II (PS1) $29.99 Complete

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4 Steel Book) New $20.86

WII Sports X2 $1.99 & $2.99 Both Complete

Wii Sports Resort X2 $2.99 each Both Complete

Go Vacation $2.99 Complete

Pokemon Ranger (DS) $1.99 No Manual

College Hoops 2K8 (Xbox 360) X2 $3 each 1 Complete, 1 Missing Manual

Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (Xbox 360) $10 (50% off coupon) Complete

Guitar Hero 5 (PS2) $1.99 Complete

Twisted Metal (PS1) .99 Disc Only

Nascar Rumble (PS1) $2 Complete

Flintstones: Bedrock Bowling (PS1) $2 Complete

CTR (PS1) .99  Complete

Allied General (PS1) .99 Complete

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS1) $3 Complete

American Mcgee's Alice (PC) .99

 



#82 jaredkess  

jaredkess

Posted 11 April 2019 - 12:04 AM

Pretty good find and It was at the same thrift as last time. I normally stop in when I go food shopping and I am glad I did. Spent around $6.50 total20190410_184717.jpg 20190410_184710.jpg 20190410_184802.jpg 20190410_184813.jpg 20190410_184220.jpg 20190410_184225.jpg

#83 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1933 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2019 - 06:19 AM

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The last few weeks/months of pickups. Goodwill, Half Price Books, St Vincent De Paul & Target. I have no problem paying up for rarer stuff like Tactics Ogre and Warcraft II.

 

NCAA Football 14 (Xbox 360) X 2 $3 each. Both Complete. 1 needs a resurfacing. 1 is Near Mint

Tactics Ogre (PS1) $49.99 Complete

Warcraft II (PS1) $29.99 Complete

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4 Steel Book) New $20.86

WII Sports X2 $1.99 & $2.99 Both Complete

Wii Sports Resort X2 $2.99 each Both Complete

Go Vacation $2.99 Complete

Pokemon Ranger (DS) $1.99 No Manual

College Hoops 2K8 (Xbox 360) X2 $3 each 1 Complete, 1 Missing Manual

Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (Xbox 360) $10 (50% off coupon) Complete

Guitar Hero 5 (PS2) $1.99 Complete

Twisted Metal (PS1) .99 Disc Only

Nascar Rumble (PS1) $2 Complete

Flintstones: Bedrock Bowling (PS1) $2 Complete

CTR (PS1) .99  Complete

Allied General (PS1) .99 Complete

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS1) $3 Complete

American Mcgee's Alice (PC) .99

Woah major score on the sports games. If you plan to resell, I suggest holding on to them till next season. I would sell NCAA Football 14 during December because it usually goes for top resale value that month but drops in value after the championship bowl game. Same goes for NCAA Basketball / 2K8. It usually sells for a high amount like a week before March Madness.



#84 Lord Darias   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Lord Darias

Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:18 PM

Woah major score on the sports games. If you plan to resell, I suggest holding on to them till next season. I would sell NCAA Football 14 during December because it usually goes for top resale value that month but drops in value after the championship bowl game. Same goes for NCAA Basketball / 2K8. It usually sells for a high amount like a week before March Madness.

You are correct. I think I am going to keep 1 of each as they are both great games. As you said NCAA Football 14 was going for a nice chunk of change this year a few months back. I sold one for $119.99.



#85 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1269 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:28 PM

Things I picked up on vacation. $20 for the Wii bundle on top, no sensor bar or Wiimote though. I see those at Goodwill often so no biggie. Games came out to $11! 4 middle games are complete. SMG is sealed!

 

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#86 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 20 April 2019 - 03:54 AM

I've gotten a few cool things recently, but mostly it's been deadsville. Will post hauls when I'm not lazy. I've gone a whole two weeks without buying a damn thing. Feels Pepe man.



#87 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   545 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

JohnnySako

Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:27 PM

Only gaming find was about 10 copies of Link's Crossbow Training in GameStop cases in various conditions for $1.00 each - I passed as I already had a copy.

Had a great CD find though... The Ventures "Live in Japan 1965" scratch-free for $0.50.

#88 SPS   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:21 PM

Had a good day thrifting recently:

 

Nightmare Creatures PS1 for .20

 

The following Blu-rays for $2 apiece

Dark Knight and Matrix steelbooks

Argo

Anchorman 2 (with a not working talking cover)

GotG

 

Got most of the Blu-Rays for trade fodder as I already own them in regular form and I don't collect steelbooks.



#89 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1094 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:12 PM

Thrift store finds have dried up a bit lately. Last great finds from a few weeks ago:

 

Storm Punch Out bowling ball (15 lbs) - $8

Ebonite single bowling ball bag - $5

 

It's not unusual to come across old bowling balls and bags at thrift stores in my area. What is unusual is finding reactive resin (strike) bowling balls like the one I bought. Special find for me since I'm a hardcore bowler and bowl in a league on Sunday nights.

 

Edit: Went to 3 different thrift stores yesterday with my mom. She only came away with two sets of hand towels for $2 at St. Vincent de Paul thrift. Then she found several small cookbooks for a total of $1.25 at Animal Humane thrift.



#90 Rotondo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2019 - 05:51 PM

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I may have used up all my luck for a while.

 

Also the scoring system in this game is really punishing, deducts a shit ton of points for using any ammo. On top of that you have to score high to unlock stuff. Otherwise really fun so far.