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


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

juangrande386

Posted 14 May 2021 - 07:54 PM

Being sealed, Im honestly just taking the risk on some of the ink cartridges being fine. Hoping at least my money spent is made back ($130). Usually I say something in my Ebay posts about "no refunds or returns" but being this type of item I will refund if it ends up being dry. I didnt mention that because I feel like some people might get good ink and take advantage. I also posted pictures of the front and back of the box with the dates if they had any. Still feel like Im risking getting some Negative feedbacks though!

 

Had the day off today- nothing at GW or the small thrift. Hit up 3 yardsales that were right by each other.......one had 3 Xbox360 sports games and the other had a $60 Xbox360 slim.....no thanks. Asked about other games, each person said no. I felt like one girl was getting ready to say "maybe" but she had just called to order a pizza so she said "uhhhh no...." quickly before talking on the phone. These pickups were from GW on Tuesday/Thursday.

 

$6 Disney Dinoland Trex. $50 brand new Canon Pixma MP470 printer. $3 Jade Empire Limited Edition, no booklet. $6 apiece for the controllers. $4 for the ink. $4 for the sealed digital optical cable.

 

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

Posted 15 May 2021 - 06:39 PM

Robocop (1987) DVD - $2.50 still sealed.

Marvel's Avengers - Blu/DVD - $1. (I know I have the Blu, I think I got the DVD too but couldn't pass it up.)

USB Mouse still in the box - $1 (This was good timing. I just got my last one out the other month since I trashed the old one.)

 

Was tempted by a still sealed third party PS2 controller for $2 but it wasn't a good brand one like Mad Katz. Plus I think we have a dozen or more PS2 controllers laying around from all those yard sales in the 2010s.



#63 genesis49  

Posted 15 May 2021 - 08:58 PM

Got a couple decent yard sale finds today
Xbox 360 games and dvds were $1 each
Halo reach
Halo ODST
Reckoning kingdom of amalur
Dragon age 2
Lord of the rings war in the north

National lampoons vacation
Apocalypse now
Transformers the movie animated

#64 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   620 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

JohnnySako

Posted 16 May 2021 - 03:56 PM

Couple decent finds at the flea market this morning:

WWE 2K19 (PS4) $10
Star Wars Chief Chirpa Ewok figure (1983) $1
The Greatest Showman Blu-Ray (MA code worked) $2

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

Posted 18 May 2021 - 12:59 PM

Saturday's yard sale finds were a bit more sparse and less game focused than I was hoping for, but there's some interesting stuff nonetheless. The Wii and games were $20 for the lot and the only video game related stuff I grabbed. The box of political buttons was $10 and is for a friend I have that collects. I picked up the bongos for $2 for my kiddo to play with, and the CD + Mega Man figure were $3.

 

Side gripe: apparently I missed a box of free PS4 games. It was probably junk, but I'm still disappointed.

 

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

Posted 19 May 2021 - 07:08 AM

Saturday's yard sale finds were a bit more sparse and less game focused than I was hoping for, but there's some interesting stuff nonetheless. The Wii and games were $20 for the lot and the only video game related stuff I grabbed. The box of political buttons was $10 and is for a friend I have that collects. I picked up the bongos for $2 for my kiddo to play with, and the CD + Mega Man figure were $3.

 

Side gripe: apparently I missed a box of free PS4 games. It was probably junk, but I'm still disappointed.

 

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I was surprised when I traded a disc copy of Wii sports at GS and got $21 credit for it.



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

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Posted 19 May 2021 - 03:38 PM

Nothing too crazy but I did make it out to a salvation army that still had media for .49 cents each. I remember the Pure Moods commercials, music for my way of life . I will assume starship troopers 2 is hot trash but it was cheap IMG_20210519_112127472.jpg

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

Posted 23 May 2021 - 01:24 AM

Lots of sales around town today, still didn't find much.

  • Season 1 & 2 Star Wars Rebels Bluray $10 each (yeah, I know)
  • Netflix instant streaming disc for Wii - free
  • Zion 20x280x70 binoculars $10
  • Late 70's early 80's push button tabletop phone $1
  • Wii w/ Wii fit package (Wii fit plus, balance board, aerobic step, 4 jell covers, Madden 07) $10
  • New Castle Brown Ale advertising mirror $10
  • Miller Lite 1997 Brickyard 400 advertising mirror $10

 

The Wii did not have any controllers or hook ups, just the unit and the items listed.  My thought was to put some ROMs on it... assuming it works.  Also hoping for a disc in the slot.

 

The Brickyard 400 advertising mirror is for my dad, he loves racing.  A lot of this stuff has become available locally this spring at cheaper prices than they would usually command.  These came out of a bar, but about a month ago I picked up a 28x31 Bud Light Super Bowl XLVI advertising mirror for $50 from someone that sold their liquor store chain.

 

Also, for as many sales that were going on there were not many with CDs or DVDs/Blurays.  I know this is going to become the trend as fewer people buy this stuff but it was quite the drop off from last time was hitting garage sales (which I guess was 2019).

 

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

Posted 23 May 2021 - 02:17 AM

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A little somethin' somethin' from the St. Vincent RuPaul today. I vowed that I was going to keep my Xbox One library strictly digital, but with prices like these, it was a vow I couldn't keep.

 

What I'm noticing lately is that I'm passing on more stuff at thrifts, yards, and pawns than I'm buying. I found a keyboard which I'm pretty sure was mechanical for thirty dollars... pass. I found a teeny little Ms. Pac-Man machine that played a decent game of Ms. Pac-Man... pass. Someone was giving away a behemoth television set with unknown issues; they were even willing to help me lift it into my car! Pass. I've tried fixing televisions in the past; the parts are expensive and my track record for success has been exactly 50/50. The scuffs on the screen of this Insignia and the fact that it was unceremoniously deposited on the curb made me think that it was only going to bring down my less than stellar average.



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

Posted 23 May 2021 - 02:48 AM

Complete bust for me today but I did get to see some cicadas emerging from their shells with the kiddo, so that was cool. Not as cool as a box of video games, but with my current dry spell I'll take what I can get.



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

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Posted 24 May 2021 - 12:09 AM

Ohh look at everyone posting! I think combining Thrift and YardSale was a good idea. Didnt go to any sales this weekend, too busy cleaning the PS2 and Genesis stuff I picked up from "my guys" on Craigslist and FB Marketplace. I actually thought the older guy, "Craigslist Scott", mightve passed away because I havent heard from him in months. Ill post that stuff in the Pickups thread.

 

Goodwill- Mario book $1, PS1 game $3, VHSs $1 apiece, printer $6, ink $2, WWE figures $1 apiece, Game Gear games were individually priced and were about $19 total.

 

Small Thrift- $10. Top row is complete. Ink is sealed.

 

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

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Posted 24 May 2021 - 09:24 PM

First good haul in a long long long time.

Went into my local thrift and found a stack of ps3 games. ALL SEALED. (And one sealed ps2 game)

Tekken tag ps2 $5.99
Tales of Xillia LE $9.99
Jojos Bizarre adventure $4.99
Aquapazza $3.99
Castlevania LoS 2 $3.99
Diablo 3 Ultimate $7.99
Risen 3 $3.99
Alien Isolation $3.99
Deadpool $5.99
One piece Unlimited World $4.99
God of War Ascension $3.99
Red Faction complete $4.99
Fuse $3.99
Arcania Complete $4.99
Minecraft $4.99
Alien colonial Marines $4.99
White Knight Chronicles $4.99
Tales of Xillia 2 $8.99
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 $3.99
Ride to Hell Retribution $4.99
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 $5.99
Worms Collection $3.99
Time and Eternity $10.99
Best of PlayStation $10.99
Atelier Rorona plus $7.99
Atelier ayesha $5.99
Dead island riptide w/ steelbook $8.99

Also had a 20% off coupon on top of this so knocked an additional 20% off those prices. Was shocked to see how much Jojos bizarre adventure goes for. That alone paid for the lot.

#73 UltraDoof  

UltraDoof

Posted 24 May 2021 - 10:27 PM

First good haul in a long long long time.

Went into my local thrift and found a stack of ps3 games. ALL SEALED. (And one sealed ps2 game)

PS3 stuff in general is going pretty crazy right now.  I know that Best of PlayStation game is pretty pricey right now as well (if its the Tokyo Jungle one).



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

Posted 31 May 2021 - 05:48 AM

Retro-Bit Retro Duo SNES/NES Console System $25 (half off on pink tag).

PS2/PS1 games $3.50 each

 

Titles: Buffy PS2, Two Oddworld PS1 games, Crash Warped PS1, Two Blood Omen PS1/PS2 games, Dark Alliance 1&2 PS2, Champions PS2 games, Dr. Muto PS2, & Croc PS1

 

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

Posted 31 May 2021 - 04:49 PM

This past weekend was garbage for garage sales.  I mean, garbage would actually have been more entertaining to look through.  Clothes, baby clothes and baby toys made up roughly 75% of the fare.  The rest was knick-knacks and couponer items.  This one guy had a sale of almost all Target clearance stuff, most of it sanitizer and hand wipes.

 

Only gaming related item I found was a complete Dreamcast Web Browser 2.0 mixed in with CDs.  I always check the CDs, one time I found a random complete copy of Diablo PS1 mixed in with music.  

 

I did pick up some $0.25 CDs, nothing spectacular.  Also got a Bluray of live action Mulan for $2.

 

Pretty disappointing. 



#76 genesis49  

Posted 31 May 2021 - 08:16 PM

Went to a bunch of sales and the only thing interesting was an old school bell with a broken yoke. Didn’t pick up anything but did meet some nice people. One of the ladies I’m pretty sure was only having the sale to have some people stop by and talk so I spent a little while chit chatting
At least the weather was nice for the driving

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

Posted 01 June 2021 - 02:14 PM

It was a pretty craptacular weekend for yard sales here in Baltimore, so I decide to hit up a few pawn shops instead. I picked up everything in the pics below for $80, which is more than I usually spend on stuff like thrifts and yard sales but definitely worth it for these. It looked like these had all been sitting on the shelves for a while, so now I want to make way around to the rest of the pawns around here since it doesn't seem like there's anyone really hunting there.

 

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

Posted 02 June 2021 - 06:29 AM

It was a pretty craptacular weekend for yard sales here in Baltimore, so I decide to hit up a few pawn shops instead. I picked up everything in the pics below for $80, which is more than I usually spend on stuff like thrifts and yard sales but definitely worth it for these. It looked like these had all been sitting on the shelves for a while, so now I want to make way around to the rest of the pawns around here since it doesn't seem like there's anyone really hunting there.

 

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Sweet finds!



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

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 01:15 AM

Okay here we go.......

 

Goodwill- $2 for the sealed filter, $15 for the Altec Lansing BX1121 speaker set, and not pictured is about 20 dvd cases I used for PS2 discs for $4. Small thrift- $21 for the 20th Anniversary complete set of Star Trek THG. Small thrift- $108 for the PS2/Wii/GC/PS1/PS3/etc games and the star light projector blutooth speaker thing!.....goodness! The Shrek album case actually has the booklet and disc for SpongeBob Supersponge. Goodwill- $12 apiece. I think they thought these were monitors. They're Dell all in one PCs. They have Windows 10 Pro on them despite being 9 years old. One works just fine, the other shuts down after about 20 mins. Goodwill- $9 apiece talking cat dolls, they go for like $35-$50. Ginger cat is missing the USB cable. White cat is unused I think, cable and booklet are in a sealed bag.

 

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

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 10:00 PM

nice! is paper mario thousand year door still going for an absurd amount?



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

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 03:57 PM

@arsenalcrazy8 looks like $80-$90 shipped regularly 



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

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 05:29 PM

Around $40ish for everything, all Goodwill. Finding Nemo is actually a fake, who tf repros that?!

 

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

Retroxcellence

Posted 12 June 2021 - 05:54 PM

Not a garage sale but the library was having a media sale with 50% off the tag today. Parks and Rec looked unplayed. Chappelle show, Simpsons, and jacksass also looked nice and clean. Michael Jackson for Wii for a surprising findIMG_20210612_125406_577.jpg

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

Retroxcellence

Posted 15 June 2021 - 03:51 PM

I'm a weak man and when presented with an all you can eat buffet, I'm going to eat like a dog and stuff myself until I get sick. The media sale at my library continued yesterday but they shifted to a bag sale. $5 gets you a paper grocery bag and you will fill it with whatever you can. I bought two bags and came away with all of this.
I was pretty excited to see that a lot of tv series sets were still there. They were all dvd, not Blu ray but I think the price was right. I had not watched Kroll Show, Veronica Mars, Mindy project, dukes of Hazzard, or Hannibal before. I was excited to get Mad Men seasons 1-4, a couple seasons of Seinfeld and curb your enthusiasm, and season 4 of fringe. Sadly, I was not able to find a copy of Charlie Sheen's The Chase but Crank 2 and Starship Troopers make up for thatIMG_20210615_102420966.jpg IMG_20210615_102429010.jpg IMG_20210615_102634779.jpg IMG_20210615_102644194.jpg IMG_20210615_102733745.jpg IMG_20210615_113618771_MP.jpg IMG_20210615_113626354.jpg

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

Posted 17 June 2021 - 06:10 PM

Went for a very long bike ride today, and on the way back I spotted an estate sale. At it I got the following for $175 total:

 

Gold PS4 Slim 1TB, with gold controller

The Last of Us Remastered

The Last of Us 2: Special Edition

Nier Automatica Day one edtion

Uncharted Collection

Monster Hunter World

 

I also got two Blu-Rays:

Full Metal Jacket (sealed, which I already had...whoops)

and Apocalypto

 

Everything made it back safely thankfully. Also there was so much good stuff at this estate sale that if I hadn't ridden my bike I would've filled up my car with stuff. Still had a ton of good blu-rays, a N64, a SNES, some more good PS4 games (which I already had, or werent worth getting), and even some random SNES, Game Boy and Game Gear Games

 

Also a couple weeks ago I got a whole box of vintage WWF rubber figures that were in not the greatest shape for $5. There were 30 of them



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

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 01:41 AM

My thrift finds for the last couple of weeks. Long post so Animal Humane Thrift will be under a spoiler tag to save page space:

 

Salvation Army

Sharp Aquos 32-inch 1080p HDTV

 

Animal Humane Thrift (had 50% off Media and other items that day. Video Games $.50 each and Movies $1.00 each):

Spoiler

 

Goodwill

:ps3: NBA 2K9

:ps3: NASCAR 08

:ps3: Major League Baseball 2K11

:360: Guitar Hero Aerosmith

 

Other item

Owl statue

 

 

 

 

 



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

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 10:06 PM

Battery operated Wall-E was $3, need to fix his left eye it flickers. Hockey gloves were $6. Video/stereo stuff was $52ish. Hockey sticks were $6 apiece. Disney record was $2.50, it's missing the 2nd record though. All the computer stuff and the religious booklets were in a big clear bag for $9. Probably $80 in stuff in the bag!.

 

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

Posted 19 June 2021 - 10:50 PM

I unfortunately got beaten to some yard sales with games, but at least I brought back something for myself and the kiddo. These were $1 together.

 

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

Posted 20 June 2021 - 06:59 AM

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

Posted 25 June 2021 - 06:18 AM

Now I have 3 copies of Tenkaichi 3 PS2 lol.

 

Do you guys know why the Wii version of Tenkaichi 3 goes for a lot less than the PS2 version? Planning to sell my Wii copy.

 

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