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2019 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#121 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   410 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2019 - 02:35 AM

A friend of mine texted me about some Game Boy stuff at a church thrift shop up the street, so I ran over to check it out. Grabbed everything in the pic for $22.

 

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#122 Rotondo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   97 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2019 - 05:12 AM

"Silent Death" just sounds like a rad name.

 

"You dudes want to play some SILENT DEATH?"

 

I love cheesy board game names like that.



#123 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   410 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2019 - 08:52 PM

Yeah, with a name like that and a price of $2 I couldn't NOT buy it.

#124 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10694 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2019 - 02:05 PM

Found a copy of Eternal Darkness CIB and its in good shape at a thrift store I rarely go to. They had some other 360, OG Xbox, PS2, GC, and PS3 games but nothing caught my eye. 

 

Gonna make some time to check on this place regularly



#125 zekana  

Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:29 AM

Found at Goodwill. They were $1 each. Found them in the DVD section at the back of the store. Though I plan on getting the PS4 sotc, I've wanted a ps2 copy for my collection

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#126 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2132 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2019 - 05:33 AM

Are pawn shops included in this thread or would that be the yard sale / flea market thread?  Haven't seen a separate pawn shop thread that is active.

 

Anyway, found a copy of Shadow of the Colossus PS4 for $5 at a pawn shop a few weeks ago.  Was surprised the price was that low since most of the other PS4 titles were at least $10.



#127 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 30 May 2019 - 06:34 AM

 

Are pawn shops included in this thread or would that be the yard sale / flea market thread?  Haven't seen a separate pawn shop thread that is active.

 

Anyway, found a copy of Shadow of the Colossus PS4 for $5 at a pawn shop a few weeks ago.  Was surprised the price was that low since most of the other PS4 titles were at least $10.

 

Pawn shops qualify as thrift stores. In quality of merchandise and shape of the store if not in prices.



#128 PlunderedGamer  

PlunderedGamer

Posted 30 May 2019 - 04:38 PM

There's one store near me that I used to work at as a kid. It was a nonprofit and the managers were always clueless about pricing. Mangaed to get some good stuff in my time there and I still do when I visit. My best/worst memory is when some dude dropped off a tub of gaming figures worth hundreds; Gears of War, God of War, Halo, WoW, you name it. My managers priced it at $5   Fuck 'ing dollars and put it aside for me. Later on a customer found the bin and I had to tell him that it was reserved for me. He ended up pocketing every weapon for each character in one of the dickiest moves I've ever seen.



#129 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 09:59 PM

Hit up two stores today after work. At the second store I struck gold immediately. Upon walking in, I saw about 100 PS3 games and sealed blu rays stacked upon each other. I quickly threw them all in a cart and started going through each one. Most of them had stickers on the back from a local retro store that just closed down, so I assume were donated as a tax write off. Nothing incredibly valuable, but most games in the pile were really good. I was on a big PS3 kick a few months ago so I already owned most of them. For those curious, it was games like Far Cry, COD, and GTA including many duplicates. I grabbed what I didn’t have and checked the shelves where I found a few more. 

 

There were also a few sealed Xbox games with TRU stickers on them, which were probably given after the one next door closed Looking around a bit more, I picked up a Doom 3 guide that had some weird pages sticking out. On the very front page it had a photo of some little girl. The next few pages detailed all of the door lock codes in the game.

 

 

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When I flipped some more I found this.

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The guide was part of a press kit that was sent out to reviewers. Pretty cool. I'll probably go back later to grab the Doom 3 CD box that was on the shelf. 

 

Both Xbox games the Blu rays and COD BO 2 are sealed. For whatever reason the games had $4 labels on them even though they're usually $2 each. The cashier at the front was nice enough to fix that for me.



#130 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1285 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 05:42 PM

Of course when I go to the small thrift store the lady didnt open today! Not a bad GW day if everything works! Marlboro Sound Works amp speaker- $15, Beats Model B0500 (Studio 2s?) in the hard case- $3, PS3 Super Slim, console only- $12, No Doubt Tragic Kingdom and Linkin Park Hybrid Theory cds- $1 apiece. Wii Bundle- $15, I think the sensor bar port is broken. Probably needs a wireless one.

 

Also saw a $20 Xbox, a $20 Kinect for X1 and X360, a Firestick, an older model Apple TV in the box of a newer model for $50, another Wii bundle for $25, a WiiFit Plus balance board box marked $40 (I didnt look to see what was all in it but yikes if its just the board!), some cameras and toys.

 

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#131 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1954 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2019 - 05:51 AM

4x PS1 Long Box Games (Jumping Flash, Resident Evil, Return Fire, Revolution X) $5.99 each

 

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#132 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1704 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2019 - 02:06 AM

Some fun stuff I found last week in Sierra Vista. The seasons of Star Trek: Next Generation were seven dollars each, while everything else ranged from a dollar to five dollars. Mega Turrican was three bucks, but it was also pretty clearly a bootleg. Oh well, it still runs! Not shown: an air fryer found at a pawn shop for ten dollars. Yes, it's probably a short-lived cooking fad, but it does what it was designed to do. It's great for frozen foods.

 

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#133 EddieSbreen  

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:46 AM

Just done a spot check on a couple of items France v UK and the French M&S prices are some 50 higher. Since the shipping cost from England is only ?7.50, well not be using the French store

#134 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1954 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:22 PM

Pawn shops qualify as thrift stores. In quality of merchandise and shape of the store if not in prices.

Not a fan of pawn shops here in LA. I visited a few of them with slim video games and consoles selection (they post them on craigslist/facebook markplace) mark near resale market price and not to mention the security guards who constantly on you at all times. Like please stop watching me while i'm browsing lol.



#135 Vadid Nanko  

Vadid Nanko

Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:27 AM

The drought at Goodwills in my area has ceased. Won't be able to complain for quite some time. NES games! A few of the games aren't worth much more than what I paid, but there's a few that more than make up for them. One in particular put me in a state of disbelief when I found out how much it's worth.BpMy3Ov.jpg



#136 Retroxcellance   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1391 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:08 AM

The drought at Goodwills in my area has ceased. Won't be able to complain for quite some time. NES games! A few of the games aren't worth much more than what I paid, but there's a few that more than make up for them. One in particular put me in a state of disbelief when I found out how much it's worth.BpMy3Ov.jpg


Felix the cat is a great game. It's quite pricey

#137 genesis49  

Posted 15 June 2019 - 01:11 AM

Stopped at salvation army tonight and found the first interesting finds in months
Got ssx for Xbox 360 for $3
1 dualshock 2 and 3 dualshock 3 controllers for $7 each. Needed one for my ps2 and recently read there is an adapter to maybe use a ds3 in ps2

#138 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 15 June 2019 - 01:37 PM

Stopped at salvation army tonight and found the first interesting finds in months
Got ssx for Xbox 360 for $3
1 dualshock 2 and 3 dualshock 3 controllers for $7 each. Needed one for my ps2 and recently read there is an adapter to maybe use a ds3 in ps2

Wow, $7 for a Dualshock 2? You must live in a rich area. I've gotten an entire system with multiple controllers for $10. I'm not bragging, just, comparing.



#139 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1285 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:32 PM

Welp I didnt make it to the St Louis Blues festivities so I was hoping for a good GW run today........and here we go! $20 Chucks (super clean, my size), $6 Genesis GameGenie, $9 Route66 gumball machine, a $12 SNES 1CHIP!, and a $20 huge signed Tony Twist framed poster. Not pictured- also picked up PS2 composite cable, power cable, and 2 DualShock 2s for another $8. One controller has a snapped analog stick though.

 

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#140 genesis49  

Posted 16 June 2019 - 02:06 AM

Wow, $7 for a Dualshock 2? You must live in a rich area. I've gotten an entire system with multiple controllers for $10. I'm not bragging, just, comparing.


Nah. It's just flat pricing for items. $3 for video games and $7 for controllers. There's no discrimination as to what they are

#141 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1954 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:03 AM

Took a chance on a $15 PS4 Controller (Sold AS IS - hesitated at first because of the gap below on the left handle). Just tested, played a few fighting games and controller seems to be in working condition. 

 

 

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#142 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   410 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2019 - 02:40 PM

Stopped at a Goodwill I haven't visited in a few years and was pleasantly surprised to find some stuff in the case that wasn't outrageously overpriced. Games in the pic below were $3 each and the shirts were $4. The shirts are for a monthly cult movie night I help out for once a month and should make good raffle prizes.

 

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#143 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2169 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:24 PM

Smash Bros Brawl
Mario Kart Wii

New Super Mario Bros Wii

Wii Party 

Wallace and Gromit Were Rabbit 

Fallout 3 GOTY 

Spyro 1

Spyro 3 

 

...$2 each 

 

and also an Ouya Controller for $5. Dont know why I bought this lol. 



#144 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2481 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:08 AM

Picked all this up over the last two weeks. All from a mix of goodwill, thrift stores, flea market and walmart clearance.
 
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Diablo II expansion set  $3 goodwill ( Still had gift wrapper on it and everything was mint so I suspected the keys were unused and sure enough I was able to register them on a battlenet account. Been playing this game the most since.
Disney sports football $2 goodwill
super smash bros melee $3 goodwill
Castlevania $3 goodwill
twisted metal 3 $3 goodwill
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Fossil fighters DS $3 goodwill
super punchout Wii $3 goodwill
super mario sunshine gamecube disc only $3 gamecube
super monkey ball 2 gamecube $3 
 
Diablo reaper of souls expansion $3 walmart clearance
Razer Black Widow ultimate gaming keyboard $11  these were 90% off original $110 marked $55 but rang up cheaper.
Corsair Glaive gaming mouse $7  also 90% off original $70 marked $45 but rang up $7.00
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Gameboy SP pearl blue AGS 101 $20 letgo
Fire emblem 2 $5 letgo
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ruiner pinball atari jaguar factory sealed $12 flea market
 
Gameboy SP radioshack battery replacement $2 shipped after a $3 ebay off promo plus the seller accepting a best offer. My official ones are fine but I mod and resell gameboys so always after quality batteries for cheap.
 
 
 
Then while at walmart I tried the claw machine for a dollar and won this SEGA sonic ball thing. It's official SEGA licensed.
 
 
Then today at the thrift store at the end of the day I found 6 of these cassette storage cases for $1 each. A few year ago I found better Napa brand ones that are deeper and can hang on the wall. I might have a contest to give one away on this site.
 
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I have a 100 and a 30 Napa cassette box ( This are the best IMO) the lips are bigger for the games to sit in further. The other kind the advantage is it fully encloses and blocks UV and accidental spills etc. Regardless I plan on adding some retro protection. Stay tuned for my unsponsored review.
 
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And my best find was these three N64 games from goodwill. They had a bundle with 14 games and system for $199.99. After some back and forth and almost passing it up I talked them down to $130 and I mainly only got it for one game snowboard kids 2. I knew I good recoup most of my money. I also did a label upgrade on pokemon stadium. Mine had no label at all, swapped it for the mint one before selling the bundle on ebay. I think it sold within 2 mins of the listing and I recouped all my funds expect $3 dollars. So paid about a buck each fees already calculated.  I took these three out and I think swapped with a clayfighter, army men and another shovelware title that I forget.
 
 
Not really after shovelware any more. Going to be downgrading a lot of my genesis sports and N64 shovelware titles. I have no desire to play them nor collect them and they hold no monetary value so really shitty games just takes up valuable space.
 
 
 
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#145 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2481 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:09 AM

Found my most expensive GBA game today and thought I was lucky...

 

Only paid $7 dollars for all three games. Then a hour later I was in a four car pile up rear ended standing still. My back shoulder and arm hurt and my new car is totaled.

 

 

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#146 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1285 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 03:35 PM

^Those BlackWidow Ultimates are showing up for $11 on Brickseek but all the close Walmarts to me are sold out! Man noone liked my SNES pickup?! Oh well, theres been quite a few good pickups posted here lately. Heres yesterdays pickup- PS2 controller and cables- $5. Sealed Living Dead Doll-$30, they go for like $100 on Ebay. Genesis-$12, doesn't appear to turn on. Might mess with it, might just return it. Edit 6/20/19- Genesis appears to work after cleaning the ac port and plugging the adapter into the wall and not a power strip!

 

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#147 Retroxcellance   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1391 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Retroxcellance

Posted 19 June 2019 - 03:49 PM

^Those BlackWidow Ultimates are showing up for $11 on Brickseek but all the close Walmarts to me are sold out! Man noone liked my SNES pickup?! Oh well, theres been quite a few good pickups posted here lately. Heres yesterdays pickup- PS2 controller and cables- $5. Sealed Living Dead Doll-$30, they go for like $100 on Ebay. Genesis-$12, doesn't appear to turn on. Might mess with it, might just return it.

 

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I liked your SNES pickup! Very clean. And the Twister! I remember when he broke Rob Ray's orbital bone in a fight.



#148 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:00 PM

Found my most expensive GBA game today and thought I was lucky...

 

Only paid $7 dollars for all three games. Then a hour later I was in a four car pile up rear ended standing still. My back shoulder and arm hurt and my new car is totaled.

 

 

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I bought one of the rarest Ps2 games yesterday and lost $16 change in the parking lot, and I thought my day was bad.



#149 Vadid Nanko  

Vadid Nanko

Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:30 AM

Saw a thrift store listing on OfferUp for various gaming items that was a bit of a drive. Didn't pick up anything shown, but grabbed these for 99 cents each:
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Shadow Hearts was missing the first disc but does have the manual. Mega Man Legends 2 and Star Ocean's discs have numerous light scratches but may survive a resurfacing. If so, I'd be very happy to have made the trip. Even more so than I was.