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2019 Yard Sale / Flea Market Finds


#61 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:41 PM

Don't know if I would call this a yardsale find, but it was definitely found near a yard. When I was visiting family today, I was informed that one of the neighbors was putting a bunch of stuff in front of their house for scrappers. I found this nice little set filled with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, just sitting on the ground. DkkJydT.jpg



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

Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:50 PM

I haven't seen one of those Star Wars carrying cases since the 80's.  (yes, I'm old enough where they were new when I was a kid. Still have all my figures and playsets.)

 

And what's the deal with everyone finding Conker's Bad Fur Day all the sudden?  I've been yard saleing for 11 years now and haven't seen it once!



#63 PlunderedGamer  

PlunderedGamer

Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:18 PM

Don't know if I would call this a yardsale find, but it was definitely found near a yard. When I was visiting family today, I was informed that one of the neighbors was putting a bunch of stuff in front of their house for scrappers. I found this nice little set filled with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, just sitting on the ground. DkkJydT.jpg

I also found this little guy. He's a rare first edition from the Sears exclusive Cantina Set. They later re-released him smaller and in a red shirt. I think this goes for like $300 right now. When I saw him in the box I was frantically looking around the curb for his gun, but to no avail.

 

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#64 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 05:07 PM

$25 for all the games. Under SM64 is a cart of Pokemon X I bought the steelbooks from some kid at a community sale who was obviously a collector trying to sell his dupes. He had a few SNES games but they were priced to sell. The lightgun I thought was an airsoft gun until I looked at it a little closer. The same guy had a Genesis Flashback but was asking too much. When I got home, a friend surpirsed me with the Halo Steelbook. which is great. Also not pictured is a Mario Galaxy collectors puzzle set and a few pokemon plush that I'll probably give to a neighbor's kid.

 

Not too much competiton this weekend. There weren't as many sales as opposed to last week, so I assume people just took the day off. 

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#65 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10685 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2019 - 02:04 PM

Look at all these finds. Pretty dead for me this weekend, probably due to the holiday. Next weekend should be better



#66 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   406 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2019 - 02:27 PM

There were less sales this week and I ran into more competition, so unfortunately didn't get any huge hauls at yard sales this week. That said, I did alright. Mario All-Stars was unfortunately empty, but it was a good disc holder while I was out. Spent a total of $20 for everything in the pics.
 
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#67 genesis49  

Posted 28 May 2019 - 12:46 AM

I don't know how to post pictures, but I found something for the first time this summer. Got an original tamagotchi in like new condition with the instructions for $0.10
Now both the kids are trying to decide who gets it when I get tired of it within the week. Never had one

#68 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:48 AM

I don't know how to post pictures, but I found something for the first time this summer. Got an original tamagotchi in like new condition with the instructions for $0.10
Now both the kids are trying to decide who gets it when I get tired of it within the week. Never had one

They were all the rage on the playground in 2004.



#69 genesis49  

Posted 28 May 2019 - 02:09 AM

They were all the rage on the playground in 2004.


This is one from 1997 ish. I remember my younger cousins having one. I hatched an egg.... already can tell this is not for me.

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

Posted 28 May 2019 - 02:18 AM

This is one from 1997 ish. I remember my younger cousins having one. I hatched an egg.... already can tell this is not for me.

 

What a coincidence, I just hatched an egg a little bit ago.



#71 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10685 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:14 AM

I don't know how to post pictures, but I found something for the first time this summer. Got an original tamagotchi in like new condition with the instructions for $0.10
Now both the kids are trying to decide who gets it when I get tired of it within the week. Never had one

You can upload pics to Imgur or Photobucket. You could also just try Google Drive



#72 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:49 PM

Car is in the shop. Looks like I won't be plundering for gold cartridges this weekend.



#73 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6709 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 01 June 2019 - 02:18 AM

Some recent finds.

 

Bose Speakers: $20

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This Game Boy was $10

 

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This controller was $7. It has sensitivity issues but I'm probably just going to use it for display in my X1 controller collection.

 

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#74 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 04:13 PM

That Gameboy is a great find.

 

 

A friend went out today and managed to pick me up some Kingdom Hearts games for the Ps2. He said he went to some church that looked like a lighthouse and missed out on a huge stack of good games.



#75 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 05:34 PM

You know I was actually up early and thinking about going out.........then I looked at my stack of Ebay stuff and thrift stuff and messed with that instead. Stopped by a few sales on my way to Goodwill and Taco Bell. Lots of baby stuff and clothes....



#76 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6709 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:35 PM

Got this Dell Venue 10 Pro for $19. It has Windows 8 I hope to upgrade it to 10 but so far I keep getting an error when I reach the Installing Windows 10 screen. Tried using MediaCreationTool

 

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#77 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   406 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2019 - 01:35 PM

This weekend I went out yard saling with a friend who also likes to find games, but fortunately only Nintendo stuff, and it turned out to be one of the best days I've had so far. We hit up a community sale in NE Baltimore that was sort of annoyingly spread out, but that may have worked in our favor to keep us away from the competition. The biggest score is obviously the Vectrex, the first I've ever seen in the wild which I snagged for $20. I was worried about it not working since the box has water damaged, but it functions perfectly! On a related note the Colecovision and games, which was also $20, needed some cleaning but is also working well. The rest of the stuff in the pic was about $10 and include DKC3 on GBA, LBP3 for PS4, some some Nintendo toys for the kiddo, and some CDs for the car.

 

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#78 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1690 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2019 - 05:13 PM

Holy shit, you lucky bastard. I bought a Vectrex from a now-defunct auction site fifteen years ago, and it cost me $75. They've nearly tripled in price since.

#79 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:56 AM

Great find. Daft Punk and Vectrex are always a win in my book. I’m still bummed about a few years ago when a friends dad who was a reseller, picked up a sealed 3D imager with games right next door to my house.



#80 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1869 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:05 PM

Stopped at two today that I've been to before but they had some new stuff out.

 

Beavis & Butthead Volume 1

WWE Wreckless Intent

Motley Crue Decade of Decadence

 

$1 for each.

 

Was tempted by a Nikkon Coolpix digital camera in the box for $10 but passed. I have 3 digital cameras already, two really nice ones (Sony and Canon) and another.



#81 zekana  

Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:13 PM

The guy told me he used to collect and play a lot but doesn't anymore and wanted them to go to a good home.

Everything was $20. The n64 cartridges were broken apart from the top. my best guess is someone was checking to make sure they were real but didn't know what the crap they were doing so they just forced em all apart. Some masking tape seems to be holding em together

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#82 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:41 AM

Nothing this week aside from a loose disc of Crash Warped for the Ps1. That's a pretty good set. Did all the games come from him?



#83 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6709 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 09 June 2019 - 01:52 PM

Some finds in the past week.

 

Sony boombox: $5

Sony MDR 7506 headphones: $3

X1 Controller: $1

PS3 controller: $3

Switch 3rd party controllers: $7 for both

 

PSP was $12. Didn't come with a charger so the seller was selling it as is. Hooked up my PSTV cable to it and it works! 

 

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#84 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   547 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

JohnnySako

Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:42 PM

A couple decent game finds this morning...

Both Xbox One -$1 each

Killer Instinct - Combo Breaker Pack (TJ Combo code previously redeemed)

Tekken 7 - Day One Edition - Codes for Tekken 6 & Eliza were still good. =)

Edit: Almost forgot about the additional $5 trade-in at GameStop. Traded them for $21.50 towards Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal - Tailor-Made Edition.

#85 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1690 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:01 PM

Ferrari: Some very nice catches there. Love the PSP, and that's the best model right there.

#86 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   406 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:09 PM

There was a big street festival near my house this weekend, so I spent the morning walking around the neighborhood hitting sales people were having to take advantage of the extra foot traffic. I came away with less games than I hoped, but made up for it with visual media and general weird stuff.

 

I spent about $25 on game stuff, though I forgot to include an NES Epyx joystick and mini Ms. Pac-Man arcade in the picture. Wii U is most likely broken, but it was free. 

 

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Stuff in the pic below was also about $25. Best parts of the lot at the Pete & Pete DVDs and that sealed Halloween trilogy. Guitar pedals are for my brother, and I'm hoping to clean up the little brass pot for use in my D&D room (it's covered in dragons). Not pictured is a child's guitar in good condition that we picked up for my kiddo's birthday at the end of the month.

 

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#87 PlunderedGamer  

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:40 AM

$40 for everything on letgo. It was up for 3 weeks and was originally $75, but I got her down. The app is basically dead in my area, and there aren’t too many people buying video game stuff.403E7B39-68A8-47D6-978B-1BB42CD6A922.jpeg

#88 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10685 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2019 - 04:33 AM

Been a slow few weeks. Lots of competition hunting even on Fridays. There is a local clown that buys everything on FB, sometime he hits Craigslist. Any retro games he grabs

Offerup/Letgo dont get used as much and there are lots of people at yard sales even on Fridays

Here's the few things from the last few weeks.

Weekend of June 2nd, went to a huge yard sale on the other side of the state. I go every year. Pickings were slim I passed on a OG xbox and an OG ps2 for $5. Saw almost no retro games, a few PS4 and Xbox items. I snagged a few TI-83 plus graphing calcs, a new Roku + 4k for $10, a few DS games, and an Apple Airport Express for $10. My bro snagged a loose wii and games for $20.

Last weekend snagged a white 4gb 360 slim with 1 controller and hookups for $20 I later picked up a few Star Wars paperbacks for $0.25 each and a empty cd wallet for $0.25 as well (these come in handy)

#89 PlunderedGamer  

PlunderedGamer

Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:25 PM

In my area there’s a lot of resellers who advertise buying games on Facebook and Craigslist. For yardsales they tend to swarm certain areas that I’ve learned to avoid. Backroad houses are always the best.

#90 PlunderedGamer  

PlunderedGamer

Posted 14 June 2019 - 02:37 PM

This guy has been spamming all of the local fb yardsale groups within a 30 mile radius. 

 

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