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


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

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 02:26 AM

No gaming finds at Goodwill this time, did find other goodies though.

 

Amazon brand cover for Fire Tablet HD 8

Owl mug

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio (CD)



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

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 03:09 AM

My turn again, Salvation Army this time:

 

Madden NFL 15 - PS4 (extra copy)

Rock Band 2 - Wii

T-Shirts



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

Posted 10 April 2021 - 03:28 PM

Been pretty slow but i hit a new thrift store
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And as promised from last dec 2020 pics of the Xbox Series S I found at GW
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#34 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 04:50 PM

Top row- VHS were 20 cents apiece, PS1 game was 50 cents because the girl rang it up as a CD. Middle row- they bundled the 4 horror VHS together for $25....still worth a lot more!, PS2 game was $3, sealed PS3 games were $3 apiece. Bottom row- cds were 50 cents apiece and the composite cables were $1 apiece. So $40.34 total after tax! I guess im into VHS buying now.

 

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#35 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:33 PM

Love seeing those good horror VHS finds!

Top row- VHS were 20 cents apiece, PS1 game was 50 cents because the girl rang it up as a CD. Middle row- they bundled the 4 horror VHS together for $25....still worth a lot more!, PS2 game was $3, sealed PS3 games were $3 apiece. Bottom row- cds were 50 cents apiece and the composite cables were $1 apiece. So $40.34 total after tax! I guess im into VHS buying now.

 

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#36 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:51 PM

So I don't think we have a new yard sales/flea market thread, but I suppose yard sales are *like* thrift stores so here are my yard sale finds from the weekend! I hit a few sales near my house that I figured wouldn't have much traffic and lucked out at the last one. Gamecube stuff was $50 all together while the poster, cat curtains, and box of index cards were $20. Turns out the curtains are actually a discontinued variety from IKEA that's actually kind of pricey, so that was an interesting discovery. I'm keeping a pair for myself and gifted the other to a crazy cat lady friend of mine who was quite excited to finally have a pair.

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

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 07:06 PM

So I don't think we have a new yard sales/flea market thread, but I suppose yard sales are *like* thrift stores so here are my yard sale finds from the weekend! I hit a few sales near my house that I figured wouldn't have much traffic and lucked out at the last one. Gamecube stuff was $50 all together while the poster, cat curtains, and box of index cards were $20. Turns out the curtains are actually a discontinued variety from IKEA that's actually kind of pricey, so that was an interesting discovery. I'm keeping a pair for myself and gifted the other to a crazy cat lady friend of mine who was quite excited to finally have a pair.WFbSiCb.jpg[/size]vrqjCWd.jpg[/size]kLd2xaC.jpg[/size]


That's a stellar gamecube haul. So many controllers!

#38 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2021 - 01:03 AM

That's a stellar gamecube haul. So many controllers!


Unfortunately all but one are knockoffs, but they're good enough to use for events where I set up consoles for folks to play.



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

Posted 13 April 2021 - 04:11 AM

We should change the title of the thread to include garage sale finds to!



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

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 11:29 PM

We should change the title of the thread to include garage sale finds to!

How do I do that? Is that possible?



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

Posted 16 April 2021 - 05:30 AM

How do I do that? Is that possible?

Should on the 1st page, I think edit and advance edit? Could always ask a mod as well



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

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 06:35 PM

Got it, Edit then Full Editor!



#43 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2021 - 01:48 PM

No games this weekend, but I did find a nice cache TMBG albums for $5 to replace ones I've lost/damaged.

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

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 10:21 PM

Big Ticket Finds at Salvation Army:

46 inch Sony Bravia HDTV (2009 model) $80 - Living Room TV

Huffy 26 inch Cruiser Bike $20 - Needs work

 

Gaming finds at Goodwill - all Xbox 360 games @ $4 each:

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed Revelation

Assassin's Creed Rogue

Batman: Arkham City

Fable 3

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist

 

Computer Accessory finds at Goodwill:

Logitech Wireless Keyboard - $6

Dell Wired USB Keyboard - $5

Lenovo Wired USB Keyboard - $5

 

Also:

Clothes

Books

Movies

Owl collectibles

Other various items



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

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 10:42 PM

Been pretty slow the past 2 weeks at the thrifts. Goodwill- $3 PS1 game and $20 VCR/DVD. More than I wanted to give GW for a player but it's worth like $60 and I needed one to test all the VHS I've picked up.
 
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#46 GamerSavage   Stay Chill CAGiversary!   1881 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 08:15 PM

Almost struck out during the last trip to Salvation Army a couple of days ago. Thankfully my mom and I were able to find a few things and it was 25% off everything that day.

 

My finds:

 

Red Dead Redemption GotY Edition - PS3

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent - Xbox 360

Case Logic 72 CD case w/ car sun visor CD holder

Books

Large Drawstring Backpack



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

Posted 26 April 2021 - 11:23 PM

Ive got a few yard sale finds ill share



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

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Posted 02 May 2021 - 01:42 AM

Goodwill- 4 sealed games were $6 apiece, Apple keyboard was $2, cd was $1. 3 video games were from a yard sale for $1 apiece.

 

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

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Posted 02 May 2021 - 01:46 AM

Goodwill- 4 sealed games were $6 apiece, Apple keyboard was $2, cd was $1. 3 video games were from a yard sale for $1 apiece.
 
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I heard royals is fun but I haven't played it myself. I dont know much about the others. GnR is a classic

#50 Mike_TV   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:35 PM

I must have hit 30 sales this weekend, but video games were few and far between. The only thing I found worth grabbing was this stack of PS1 games for $10. Here's hoping for some better luck next week.

 

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

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 02:54 AM

I'm still finding things (will post some pics tomorrow).... but I've noticed that everyone is trying to be a reseller lately! There's always 4 or 5 people with carts full of shit when I walk in GW after I get off work. Every area has just looked picked through. I've seen this one dude there scanning stuff everyday this week.  He just buys all sorts of random stuff and then puts it on Marketplace. Luckily so far it's nothing I'd bother with- old shoes, backpacks, dvd players, coffee mugs, lots of misc. He did grab a stack of sealed Canon paper packs but I think they only go for $6 shipped on Ebay. 



#52 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2239 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 03:51 AM

Goodwill- 4 sealed games were $6 apiece, Apple keyboard was $2, cd was $1. 3 video games were from a yard sale for $1 apiece.

 

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That CD was your best find! 



#53 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1888 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 12:57 PM

Got out to two sets of yard sales.

 

CDs 25 cents

Bluesiana Triangle

Charmed Soundtrack

 

DVDs $1 each

Jack Black 3 Movie Set (Nacho Libre, School of Rock, Orange County)

Twighlight Zone (First 10 episodes)

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (got this for my nephew)

 

Book $1

Second Nature: The Legacy of Ric Flair and The Rise of Charlotte

 

Big Beam No. 166. $2. This thing is an awesome vintage 1950s 6v flashlight like you'd see in an old monster movie. Doesn't turn on but is in great shape. Looked at swapping the PAR36 bulb with an LED one at some point for a project, whenever I can find a deal on one. I guess the bulb is a common-ish floodlight size. There's a discount store that gets them in sometimes. If not, I'm sure Lowes has them.

 

Retron 3. $7.99. This was from the American Rescue Workers. Has the power supply and both wireless controllers but no AV cables which isn't a big deal. Heard the wireless controllers stink but I have controllers for all those systems.



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

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 02:58 PM

Yeah for the Retrons youre better off with the original OG controllers! I used the wireless one to setup my R5 then I use official NES/SNES/Genesis controllers to play..... So yeah like I said, local GW has been crazy everytime ive gone in after work. I dont remember people being that bad about a year ago about all pouncing on the rack of stuff being rolled out! The employee barely gets the thing out the door before 6 people are pulling things off and putting them in the cart. And im just watching because none of these people look like theyve probably gotten Covid shots.....judging by their chin diaper mask wearing and general trashiness looks. But I say this and Ive still got pics to show off! Helps when you dont stick to 1 interest like video games!

 

Pic 1- $6 Keurig K-Mini. $6 Yamaha YST-M8 speakers. Pic 2- About $149 in this pic. Tons of sealed ink, sealed Canon 5x7 shiny paper packs, sealed Xbox/GC/PS svideo composite cable, CamGear 8403A tripod, Tiger Rzone XPG handheld, Ipod Nano with cable and rubber cover, and that metal basket. Cat did not come from GW.... and he's priceless

 

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#55 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2239 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 06:52 PM

Had a couple pretty good finds yesterday, from under the nose of a reseller no less.  I have the opinion that the best finds of the year are usually within the first month of garage sale season.  

 

First highway sale of the year, got out late because I value sleeping in more than the hunt these days.  Still did pretty good.

 

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I'll start off with early day finds, Downhill Dominance was $2 and Rainbow Six Vegas was $3.  Not pictured are 10 empty PS2 and Xbox cases for $1.  The PS3 games, Playstation Underground and PS2 memory cards were free at a separate sale (Sports Champions is sealed).

 

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Next are some CDs, $0.50 each.  Never heard of The Oliver Syndrome.

 

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Last stop of the day, it was almost 5pm and was at a popular spot near an interstate.  Games were $5 each or 3/$12.  "I've got this rare one", pulls out Snoopy vs. the Red Baron then asks if I've seen Metal Jesus' videos.  "He said this is one of the best flight games".  Cool man, in the meantime I've pulled Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Marvel vs Capcom 2 out of a box.  No idea how they were still there that late in the day.  Ended up getting everything pictured for $35.  Been wanting to add MvC2 to the collection for years.



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

Posted 11 May 2021 - 07:04 AM

Had a couple pretty good finds yesterday, from under the nose of a reseller no less.  I have the opinion that the best finds of the year are usually within the first month of garage sale season.  

 

First highway sale of the year, got out late because I value sleeping in more than the hunt these days.  Still did pretty good.

 

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I'll start off with early day finds, Downhill Dominance was $2 and Rainbow Six Vegas was $3.  Not pictured are 10 empty PS2 and Xbox cases for $1.  The PS3 games, Playstation Underground and PS2 memory cards were free at a separate sale (Sports Champions is sealed).

 

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Next are some CDs, $0.50 each.  Never heard of The Oliver Syndrome.

 

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Last stop of the day, it was almost 5pm and was at a popular spot near an interstate.  Games were $5 each or 3/$12.  "I've got this rare one", pulls out Snoopy vs. the Red Baron then asks if I've seen Metal Jesus' videos.  "He said this is one of the best flight games".  Cool man, in the meantime I've pulled Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Marvel vs Capcom 2 out of a box.  No idea how they were still there that late in the day.  Ended up getting everything pictured for $35.  Been wanting to add MvC2 to the collection for years.

Nice score on the DBZ 3 game. Sold a copy of mine (I have 3 copies of it) for $100 cash on offerup back in Feb.



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

Posted 11 May 2021 - 07:12 AM

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Just scored SNES / NES cartridges this evening after work 20 minutes before closing at GW. $9 each.

 

2x Mega Man 4 NES
Super Ghouls N Ghosts
Street Fighter 2
Super Game Boy
Wizardly 4
Operation Logic Bomb
Donkey Kong Country
Mike Tyson's Punchout NES
Contra NES
2 Mickey Mouse Games


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

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 09:19 AM

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Oh god, will this be the fate of my collection when I die? Donated to a thrift
 
Just scored SNES / NES cartridges this evening after work 20 minutes before closing at GW. $9 each.
 
2x Mega Man 4 NES
Super Ghouls N Ghosts
Street Fighter 2
Super Game Boy
Wizardly 4
Operation Logic Bomb
Donkey Kong Country
Mike Tyson's Punchout NES
Contra NES
2 Mickey Mouse Games



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

Posted 13 May 2021 - 12:58 AM

Yeah for the Retrons youre better off with the original OG controllers! I used the wireless one to setup my R5 then I use official NES/SNES/Genesis controllers to play..... So yeah like I said, local GW has been crazy everytime ive gone in after work. I dont remember people being that bad about a year ago about all pouncing on the rack of stuff being rolled out! The employee barely gets the thing out the door before 6 people are pulling things off and putting them in the cart. And im just watching because none of these people look like theyve probably gotten Covid shots.....judging by their chin diaper mask wearing and general trashiness looks. But I say this and Ive still got pics to show off! Helps when you dont stick to 1 interest like video games!

 

Pic 1- $6 Keurig K-Mini. $6 Yamaha YST-M8 speakers. Pic 2- About $149 in this pic. Tons of sealed ink, sealed Canon 5x7 shiny paper packs, sealed Xbox/GC/PS svideo composite cable, CamGear 8403A tripod, Tiger Rzone XPG handheld, Ipod Nano with cable and rubber cover, and that metal basket. Cat did not come from GW.... and he's priceless

 

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Just out of curiosity, how are you planning to sell those printer ink cartridges?



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

Posted 14 May 2021 - 06:35 AM

Just out of curiosity, how are you planning to sell those printer ink cartridges?

He should be able to sell them if the inks aren't expired. Expired inks past their due date for more than 6 months will result in less low page yield or likely be dried. 

 

I used to buy clearance HP / Lexmarks / Canon inks from Sears and Kmart and sell them as a lot on eBay. It was an easy money maker for me back then and the profit I made went toward buying PSN / Steam credit.