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2021 Thrift Store AND Yard Sale Thread -- Share Your Findings Here


#1 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 05:04 PM

I guess Ill get this rolling for 2021, looks like the guy who did this for 2020 is banned. Will post the links from 2015-2020 threads.

 

2015- https://www.cheapass...-findings-here/

2016- https://www.cheapass...-findings-here/

2017- https://www.cheapass...-findings-here/

2018- https://www.cheapass...-findings-here/

2019- https://www.cheapass...-findings-here/

2020- https://www.cheapass...-findings-here/

 

 



#2 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 05:12 PM

GW- Figures and goggles were in 2 $6 bags. PS3 controller was $1. PS composite cable was $1. GTA London was $3. GW- sealed Fillet knife, Wiimote, sealed toothbrush were $9. Small thrift store-$90 for all the game stuff, book, DVDs, and cds. They actually told me to take the boxes of dvds and cds so I offered more for the game stuff.

 

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#3 heatdolphins45   Wade County CAG CAGiversary!   4431 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 02:03 AM

I got a TI 35X calculator for 25 cents! Literally went thrift shopping today only because I had a dream about it last night, haha. 



#4 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1972 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2021 - 10:49 PM

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Here are a few things I snapped up while at Tucson a couple weeks ago. Nothing earth-shattering, but that HP ProDesk 600 has more than double the power of my current desktop, according to Passmark. I just need to get an SSD drive and a small form factor video card in there, and I have no idea where to shop for the latter. (I could transfer the mobo to another case, but bleech.)

 

There's also a Sansa player for $3 (they're still selling these, I've heard!) and Project X Zone 2 for $12. Man, that game is some serious fan-wank. The sad thing is, I recognize most of the references the characters are making. Oy, I'm such a dork.

 

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This was the real prize, though. There's a guy in the Tucson area driving around in a friggin' Delorean! I just about had a heart attack when I saw it!



#5 GamerSavage   Stay Chill CAGiversary!   1881 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 02:49 AM

Car trouble prevented my mom and I from hitting up thrift stores since last year. Looking forward to the repairs being finished so we can check out our favorite haunts soon.



#6 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   11064 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2021 - 03:10 AM

I'll have to post pics but keep an eye at your local GW for Xbox Stuff. I saw a sealed Series S for $199

I guess there have been a few others that have found them in Washington and Oregon



#7 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2471 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 01:33 PM

I'll had to post pics but keep an eye at your local GW for Xbox Stuff. I saw a sealed Series S for $199

I guess there have been a few others that have found them in Washington and Oregon



WOWWW. Sadly all the goodwills in my area no longer carry video games. They all go up on shopgoodwill.

#8 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2021 - 01:45 AM

PS2 controller and complete in box Apple Superdrive- $10. Complete PS2 games, sealed bass strings, cartridge only Mario Kart DS- $15. Huge bag of Lego Bionicles- $12

 

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#9 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1972 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2021 - 07:01 AM

While at the pawn shop, I got a full-sized Switch for $240 (before tax), because the frickin' Switch Lite just wasn't doing it for me anymore. It's the eyestrain machine... some games are technically compatible with it, but don't really *work* with it, y'know? Prime example: Mechstermination Force. The designer made everything huge but you, and you can't play it when you're at microbe size.

The right Joycon is faulty, but I have an adapter and other joysticks, so no big deal there. Maybe I'll get a replacement for the Joycon later or attempt a repair, I dunno.

#10 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 02:03 AM

Update on my posts- sold the 1981 Scare Glow figure for $140 shipped, Mississippi Masala dvd for $25, and the Lego Bionicles for $100 shipped. Traded in about 30 dvds/cds to a local store and got the SNES games in the Pickups thread for $20. 



#11 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1972 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2021 - 09:42 AM

You're probably in a bad place for thrifting. It happens. The pandemic and nostalgia for classic consoles have driven up demand accordingly, which means fewer items at higher prices.

The real burn for me is that someone donated a Republic of Gamers computer right under my nose at the Goodwill I frequent. I was close enough to reach out and touch it, but they couldn't sell it to me because it hadn't yet been processed.

I called about it a couple of days later and was told that it was never destined for sale, not even on the auction site... evidently computers are sent to Dell for recycling. Ugh! Arrgh!

#12 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2471 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 10:12 PM

One thing to start watching out for when thrifting are ps2 dualshock 2 controllers - they are starting to have a high fail rate. I have around 7 that used to work that now no longer work with certain button inputs.

On the back the DualShock 2s will have a letter next to the model number ‘H’ ‘A’ or ‘M’. The ones with the letter H are all starting to go. Just a friendly warning.

#13 GamerSavage   Stay Chill CAGiversary!   1881 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 01:24 AM

One thing to start watching out for when thrifting are ps2 dualshock 2 controllers - they are starting to have a high fail rate. I have around 7 that used to work that now no longer work with certain button inputs.

On the back the DualShock 2s will have a letter next to the model number ‘H’ ‘A’ or ‘M’. The ones with the letter H are all starting to go. Just a friendly warning.

Those $2 360 and PS3 I got from Salvation Army last year are busts so far. I only have two more PS3 controller to test and I'm not holding my breath on them working properly. I will probably list them for parts/repair only bundles on Mercari.

 

Now for finds:

 

Salvation Army

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (360)

Borderlands 2 (360)

Popover pan in box w/ recipes on the back

Clothes

 

Animal Humane Thrift

Movies

Books

Clothes



#14 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 07:26 PM

Goowill- $6 for the pair of hockey sticks, keyboard kit and PS2 stuff was about $20, WGU Webcam- $9. Saitek AV8R-01 flight stick- $6. Sony MDR-V150 headphones $3, Genesis controllers- $3 apiece. Sealed BBT sets were bundled together for $15. Perfect Dark Zero-$3. Skylanders Giants with Trap Team disc- $1.50. Tiger Pinbot game was $3.

 

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#15 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 09:18 PM

Time to bump this back up! Book-$3, NES games-$6 apiece, sealed Pokémon cards-$2 apiece, Xbox game-$3, missing booklet. I actually went back for the Marios and a $3 RBI Baseball but someone bought it.  Sealed MP3 player- $6. Games- $3 apiece. Halo Legends dvd- $2 (also picked up COD Black Ops 2 for X360 for $3 which is I took right to GS and traded in for $13.20).

 

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#16 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1906 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 09:26 PM

Time to bump this back up! Book-$3, NES games-$6 apiece, sealed Pokémon cards-$2 apiece, Xbox game-$3, missing booklet. I actually went back for the Marios and a $3 RBI Baseball but someone bought it.  Sealed MP3 player- $6. Games- $3 apiece. Halo Legends dvd- $2 (also picked up COD Black Ops 2 for X360 for $3 which is I took right to GS and traded in for $13.20).
 
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Nice, Wii Sports has very nice resale value. I haven't been out as much as I would like. The AMVets near me stopped accepting toys for some reason, they said it was due to the pandemic but feel the furniture is a greater infection risk.

#17 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 09:52 PM

Yeah Ive honestly never seen the Wii Sports dual disc before. It was scratched to shit! Wii Sports played just fine but Resort crashed to an Error screen after doing the skydiving part at the beginning. I put brand new pads on the disc buffer at work and gave it a 4 minute deep buff! (We usually only do 30 sec or 1 min buffs). I cant believe how much better it looks! Will test it out after work.

 

I only hit up Goodwill after work if Im feeling like it, its only down the road. The little thrift store I go to is only open 10-3 Thurs-Sat so Sat is usually the only time I can stop in. Not too worried about missing anything there because the old ladies know me as "the library guy" and will hold any gaming stuff.



#18 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1906 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 06:03 PM

Yeah Ive honestly never seen the Wii Sports dual disc before. It was scratched to shit! Wii Sports played just fine but Resort crashed to an Error screen after doing the skydiving part at the beginning. I put brand new pads on the disc buffer at work and gave it a 4 minute deep buff! (We usually only do 30 sec or 1 min buffs). I cant believe how much better it looks! Will test it out after work.

 

I only hit up Goodwill after work if Im feeling like it, its only down the road. The little thrift store I go to is only open 10-3 Thurs-Sat so Sat is usually the only time I can stop in. Not too worried about missing anything there because the old ladies know me as "the library guy" and will hold any gaming stuff.

I should ask at my library if they have a disc resurfacing machine. I feel that they do not based on how most of the older discs look. Maybe they just don't use it.



#19 sqfuzzy   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2021 - 08:15 AM

Yeah Ive honestly never seen the Wii Sports dual disc before. It was scratched to shit! Wii Sports played just fine but Resort crashed to an Error screen after doing the skydiving part at the beginning. I put brand new pads on the disc buffer at work and gave it a 4 minute deep buff! (We usually only do 30 sec or 1 min buffs). I cant believe how much better it looks! Will test it out after work.

 

I only hit up Goodwill after work if Im feeling like it, its only down the road. The little thrift store I go to is only open 10-3 Thurs-Sat so Sat is usually the only time I can stop in. Not too worried about missing anything there because the old ladies know me as "the library guy" and will hold any gaming stuff.

Hiya, I found one of those dual Wii Sports/Resort discs at a local pawn shop for $3, was the first time I had ever seen it heck I didn't even know about it before I saw it.

 

Nice finds, way better than my local Goodwills.



#20 SPS   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   110 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2021 - 08:54 PM

Not much to report of late. But here are my finds so far for the year, the majority of the games were $3 each

 

Tetris DS

Star Wars: Rebel Strike and Rogue Leader

NCAA Football 2013 for PS3

A black Gamecube controller $3

 

PS1

Final Fantasy 7 black label

Command and Conquer PS1

Ace Combat 3

Total Eclipse: Turbo

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

WCW Mayhem

Mortal Kombat Trilogy: Greatest Hits version

 

A model 2 Genesis with five games, a six button controller and a fighter stick for $16 :

Power Rangers

Sonic Spinball

the Lion King

Fifa (forgot the year)

Animaniacs

 

Then a ton of movies on DVD and blu-ray The highlights are:

 

Three Kurosawa films

Brave sealed on Blu-Ray

Frozen on Blu-Ray (I already own)

a bunch of sealed DVDs like Monster's Inc, Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's



#21 GamerSavage   Stay Chill CAGiversary!   1881 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 05:03 AM

Gaming finds at Goodwill a few weeks ago, $5 each:

 

Halo 2 - Xbox

Madden NFL 12 - PSP

FIFA Soccer 09 - PSP



#22 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2021 - 04:46 PM

Acer H243H monitor, SM9625 mouse, SK9625 keyboard, Klipsch 2.1 Promedia, Pink Panther dvd set, Disney glasses- $26 at a small thrift. GBASP 101 and Sealed Xbox 360 games- $9, $4 apiece. Sadly the SP doesn't boot or charge. The screen does work when tested with my other GBASP motherboard. Just the screen could make me back my $ I spent for everything!

 

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#23 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2192 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2021 - 03:08 AM

First time hitting the thrift stores for this year and found me a SNES classic Edition system for $15.

 

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#24 AriGold  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 12:21 PM

I had the thrift store find of the century on Saturday.  All these games were behind the counter in a tote, and were all marked $3.99.  All were basically mint with original cases and booklets.  Many of these games even have the orange d_skin disc protective covers over the discs.  I was stunned.  Spent $315.  Here we go:

 

Playstation 2

Shining Force EXA
Shadow of Destiny
Unlimited Saga
Wild Arms 5 (sealed)
Space Channel 5: Special Edition
Dragon Quest VIII
Odin Sphere
Sims 2: Pets
Xenosaga
Sims 2: Castaway
Demon Stone: Forgotten Realms
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
Xenosaga II
Warriors of Might and Magic
Shadow Hearts: From the New World
Shadow Hearts
Shadow Hearts: Covenant
Wild Arms Alter Code F
The Sims: Bustin' Out
Legaia 2
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
Gladius
Baroque
Xenosaga III
Culdcept
Red Ninja: End of Honor
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
Shaman King: Power of Spirit
Tales of Legendia
Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny
CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder
Hack Part 4: Quarantine (SEALED) icon_surprised.gif
Dark Cloud
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana
Jade Cocoon 2
Heroes of Might and Magic
Grandia II
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition (sealed)
Summoner
Hack 2: Mutation
Hack 3: Outbreak
The Sims
LaPucelle Tactics
The Urbz: Sims in the City
Shepherd's Crossing
Hack: Infection
Wild Arms 4
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II
Dark Cloud 2
GrimGrimoite
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
Summoner 2
Rule of Rose icon_surprised.gif
Sega Genesis Collection
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
Beyond Good & Evil
Fatal Frame
Wild Arms 3
The Sims 2
Grandia Xtreme
Tales of the Abyss
Kings Field: The Ancient City
Obscure: The Aftermath
Champions of Norrath
Evergrace
Radiata Stories
Steamboat Chronicles
Official DVD remote (sealed)

Wii

Baroque
My Sims Kingdom (sealed)
Nights: Journey of Dreams (sealed)
Official Nunchuk (sealed)
Official Wii Remote (sealed)

 

Again, everything listed above was just $3.99 each.



#25 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2471 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 March 2021 - 03:48 AM

Holy smokes. Rule of rose for 3.99. That’s a phenomenal find. This game is like now $500+.

I remember my local half price books had it for $160 like 4 years back and I scoffed at the price. #regrets

#26 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2471 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 March 2021 - 08:59 PM

on another note, all the goodwills in my area have closed. 

 

I called that this was going to happen when they switched to putting all their good stuff on shopgoodwill.com. Had they continued to actually have worthwhile things, I think they would have had a greater net profit at the store, and thus stayed open.

 

How ironic that Goodwill, which is supposed to be offering jobs, is now shutting down stores and laying people off, just because they are getting greedier with the things they sell via online fronts.



#27 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1906 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 March 2021 - 09:36 PM

on another note, all the goodwills in my area have closed. 
 
I called that this was going to happen when they switched to putting all their good stuff on shopgoodwill.com. Had they continued to actually have worthwhile things, I think they would have had a greater net profit at the store, and thus stayed open.
 
How ironic that Goodwill, which is supposed to be offering jobs, is now shutting down stores and laying people off, just because they are getting greedier with the things they sell via online fronts.

I'm sure they are moving all those jobs to assist with their online storefront. The GWs around me have all moved to new, nicer, locations. I don't believe any have closed

#28 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 March 2021 - 10:34 PM

Ahh I love when other people find good stuff around here! Sometimes I feel like I have to go find something to keep the thread going! Small thrift- PC software and movies were $13, I already sold "Waking Ned Devine" for $15 shipped. Goodwill- STL Blues Jack Daniels glasses were $1 apiece, PS1 games were $3 apiece. Small thrift- RCA flat antenna was with my PC games. Coke book set was $3. Goodwill- top row games were $6 apiece, bottom row games were $3 apiece, Blu-ray was $0.75. $6 isnt terrible for SNES/Genesis games but you know id prefer $3 like PS/Wii/Xbox games!

 

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#29 GamerSavage   Stay Chill CAGiversary!   1881 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 March 2021 - 11:08 PM

It's hard to find quality stuff where I'm at, the area thrifts can be very hit-or-miss. Trips can swing wildly between hitting the mother lode and "well it was nice getting out of the house for a bit."



#30 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 11:45 PM

Goodwill- VHS were 20 cents apiece. Apparently the Kiss one goes for $20-$30! Linksys switch was $3. Small thrift- 1977 McDonald's glass, Blues plush, dvd, and cds were about $4.

 

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