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2020 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#1 Yata no Kagami   Banned Banned   59 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Yata no Kagami

Posted 04 January 2020 - 01:28 AM

Dawn of a new decade 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. I noticed that the TC of the last year's thread was banned, so I figured I'd make the new thread this year.

 

That being said, thrifting requires a lot of persistence, I can't tell you the amount of times that I have come home with nothing. In order for it to be worth your time you really do need to expand past just video game items. I've seen crazy things worth lots of money. Toys, board games, anime and manga sets, other electronics, even holiday decorations!

 

Here's last year's, the year before last's, and the year before the year before last's thread if your looking for some motivation. Quite a big number of great finds to be seen there.

 

In last year's thread, the TC collected several year's worth of these topics. I'll keep them all here and add the one from last year's as well.

 

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...Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here we go!



#2 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1467 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 04 January 2020 - 05:15 AM

Thanks for starting the new thread OP, quite gracious of you to take the helm. Hoping that everyone scores some legendary finds in 2020!



#3 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1753 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 05 January 2020 - 01:15 PM

Love that new thread smell

#4 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   432 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2020 - 03:57 PM

Technically from 2019, but we could use a pic to start this off. I had to drop some stuff off at Goodwill the other day and decided to look around, despite knowing this time last year they started shipping stuff to their online store. Maybe they've changed their policy, because I was able to get these 4 Wii games and the Kids in the Hall set in minty condition! The games are great, but the best deal was definitely the KitH set.

 

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#5 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2100 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2020 - 06:13 AM

Random thrift finds from 12/20-1/5
 
21 Jumpstreet The Complete Series DVD 1-5 $3
Zelda Windwaker GameCube $6
New Super marios Bros Wii $6
Jurassic Park Operation Genesis Xbox $1 
Zelda I & II NES Gold Cartridges (Bundle Set) $25 
Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 $4
NCAA Football 14 360 $6 (sold it on Amazon for $100 two weeks ago).
 
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#6 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:06 PM

Starting off slow the 1st week of the year. Havent seen much of anything at the smaller thrifts. Yesterday GW had a stack of meh-okay Xbox/PS2/Wii games, nothing I had to have. Theyve got a Genesis Model 1 with 2 controllers and ac adapter in the case for $30 and a console only Xbox360 Elite for $20. Somehow I missed a blue 3DSXL in the case when I walked in because someone was looking at it when I came back up to buy something else....it was $25. I got these Pokemon cards in a Burger King Manaphy case for $1.08.

 

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#7 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 10 January 2020 - 12:42 AM

Goodwill trippin again- $30 for a cartridge only copy of Michael Jacksons Moonwalker for Genesis. Yeah I know its worth like $40 on Ebay but once again.... they paid nothing for it.MxtEbHp.jpg



#8 Yata no Kagami   Banned Banned   59 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Yata no Kagami

Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:02 AM

Goodwill trippin again- $30 for a cartridge only copy of Michael Jacksons Moonwalker for Genesis. Yeah I know its worth like $40 on Ebay but once again.... they paid nothing for it.

At the same time, if you got it for $3, you wouldn't sell it for $15 even though you paid almost nothing for it.



#9 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:41 AM

There's a difference ...being me cleaning and testing it then actually listing it on Ebay and paying Ebay, PayPal, and shipping fees. Someone dropped that off at Goodwill and they just looked it up online.

#10 SPS   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   97 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:54 PM

Not a thrift store find but I got all this at an estate sale today for $137.

 

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Thrifting I found a sealed copy of Duke Nukem Forever for 360 for $2 (some Target exclusive version with 3D glasses and a poster I guess) and two NES controllers and a Zapper for $5

 

Moved fairly recently so I have been buying mostly household stuff at thrift stores and whatnot.



#11 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:50 PM

$7- Walking Dead Volume 1 and 2, PS2 composite cable

 

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#12 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1037 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:23 PM

99 cents each82394529_1241118899416080_43177974008203



#13 duffcon  

Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:59 PM

My first post. Found this today @ savers. $200 out the door.


27 games, 2 turntables 2 guitars, one complete wii console, balance board, 2 controllers 1 nunchuck, tony hawk skateboard & misc crap. Not bad. There’s about 17 games that are worth keeping or not games that I already have.

Edit: apparently need 3 post before pics. Stay tuned




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#14 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1753 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 16 January 2020 - 12:29 AM

My first post. Found this today @ savers. $200 out the door.
27 games, 2 turntables 2 guitars, one complete wii console, balance board, 2 controllers 1 nunchuck, tony hawk skateboard & misc crap. Not bad. There’s about 17 games that are worth keeping or not games that I already have.
Edit: apparently need 3 post before pics. Stay tuned
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that trunk is nice

#15 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2100 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:49 AM

Two 3DS Games for $6 each.

 

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#16 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:28 PM

Yellow tags were 25% off so I finally grabbed the Sega stuff that had been sitting for a week. Logitech G213 Prodigy keyboard was $3. Genesis with controllers and ac adapter was $22.75. Michael Jacksons Moonwalker was also $22.75. GameGear stuff was $9. Genesis stuff was still more than I'd like to give GW but I knew it wouldn't make it to 50% off day. GameGear needs new capacitors. Got those and the McWill LCD mod ordered for it!

 

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#17 Yata no Kagami   Banned Banned   59 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Yata no Kagami

Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:00 AM

Grabbed this for a sweet $1. It's goddamn brand new!

 

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I heard the Wal-Mart edition with the Batmobile DLC is worth way more money than a regular brand new one. Anybody know for sure?



#18 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:13 AM

Console only Dreamcast was $9 (I have extra cables and controller). Game Boy link cable was $1. Intellivision games were mostly $3 or $6 apiece. A few were $9 apiece. Hate when they individually price stuff like they're a game store or Ebay but at least they weren't super crazy today. My Intellivision knowledge is slim, hopefully something in the stack is some what desirable.

 

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#19 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1753 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:47 AM

Console only Dreamcast was $9 (I have extra cables and controller). Game Boy link cable was $1. Intellivision games were mostly $3 or $6 apiece. A few were $9 apiece. Hate when they individually price stuff like they're a game store or Ebay but at least they weren't super crazy today. My Intellivision knowledge is slim, hopefully something in the stack is some what desirable. Pitfall and burger time are competent ports. The imagic games are pretty solid. The dungeons and dragons games is very good.
 
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Unfortunately none of those intv games are highly sought after. Some of them are fun though.

#20 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:28 PM

Okay. Didnt have time to look them up. They only had 2 employees checking people out and the one girl had to stand there and watch me because they came from the precious glass case. Since the line was getting long I just told her Id take all of them and the Dreamcast as long as nothing was over $10. I said, "too bad theres no system" and she said "yeah maybe they put it on ShopGoodwill. Theyve got an Xbox One on there with 8 games for like $70 right now." Took everything I had in me to not rant about my hate for SGW!



#21 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 24 January 2020 - 07:07 PM

Intellivision showed up in the case with 10 more games.... $75. No video cable, power switch was either missing or inside the system. I just cant understand why they dont just mark it like $30 to move it on! That's still all profit for them. It almost makes me want to bring my stack of games back and just get a refund.

#22 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1753 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 24 January 2020 - 07:17 PM

Intellivision showed up in the case with 10 more games.... $75. No video cable, power switch was either missing or inside the system. I just cant understand why they dont just mark it like $30 to move it on! That's still all profit for them. It almost makes me want to bring my stack of games back and just get a refund.


Unless you are an intv collector the games and system don't hold much value. It can't be played on modern TVs, most games are not something most people have heard of, and the controllers suck. Return the games unless you really like the box art

#23 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 30 January 2020 - 11:25 PM

$25 console only Wii..... $20 apiece for Top Gun NES and Track And Field NES :bomb:..   theyve lost it!



#24 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1467 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 31 January 2020 - 01:47 AM

Gaming related finds so far:

 

007: Quantum of Solace (Wii) - $1

OG Xbox S Controller - Black (needs breakaway cable) - $3

NBA Live 2005 (Xbox) - $2

 

Other good finds so far:

Sony 3D BluRay Player - $15 (it was initially priced at $30) :D/

Books

Glassware



#25 SPS   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   97 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 February 2020 - 09:45 PM

Found a copy of Radiata Stories today while thrifting.



#26 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 02 February 2020 - 02:48 AM

Picked up a sealed 3.5mm to rca cable for a buck at the small thrift today. Bundled it with my Genesis so they can get stereo sound. Not gonna bother with GW for awhile. Maybe they'll wonder why "video game guy" hasn't been in....

#27 Daniel_Shadow170  

Daniel_Shadow170

Posted 02 February 2020 - 03:20 AM

Boxed breath of fire 1&2 and a boxed final fantasy tactics. All 3 at Goodwill 4.99 each.

My GE is amaz

#28 Yata no Kagami   Banned Banned   59 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Yata no Kagami

Posted 14 February 2020 - 02:11 AM

Just snagged this bad boy for $5! It's flawless! Winning!

 

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Not only that, but I listed it on eBay and it sold for $50 within a few hours! Probably could have gotten $60+ for it. Oh well.



#29 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1467 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 14 February 2020 - 03:32 AM

Best find/buy so far this year (at Salvation Army):

Dell Latitude E6400 Notebook/Laptop w/ Windows 10 (works perfectly) - $25

 

Other finds:

More books



#30 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2357 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

arsenalcrazy8

Posted 16 February 2020 - 04:38 AM

Found some Bose Quiet Comfort 35ii’s at my local thrift for $32.

Then right next to them was a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 35i’s also for $32.

Both came with their original cases, six cords, micro usb etc. Snagged them both.

One of my better finds in a lonnnnnggggg time.