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OFFICIAL 2006 Yard Sale Thread


#1 moiety   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   2394 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:20 AM

Welcome to the Official 2006 Yard Sale Thread! The season is in FULL SWING!! Feel free to post any deals that you get at flea markets, thrift stores, or Craigslist. If you didn't join us last year, we hope you try 'saling this year! Who knows what you might find! Hopefully 2006 will be a big year for all of us.

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#2 moiety   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   2394 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:21 AM

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1 Sega Genesis Model II (Complete w/ box + manual)
1 3rd party 6-button controller
1 Mortal Kombat (Gen, cart only)
Paid: $10
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Our first deal for 2006!

Got it off of craigslist: the closest thing to a yardsale we can get here in New England. We bought it pretty much for the box, and we're glad we did. The box is in great shape. He was asking $15, but he took $10.

We're really missing the yardsales! :-(

#3 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:25 AM

One request for the new one. When we get to 500 or so posts, please make a new one and then PM a mod to close the old one.

#4 playguuu   Wisdom CAGiversary!   2885 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2006 - 02:28 AM

Man there are seriously no yardsales in my neighborhood... at least ones that are of walking/biking distance

#5 wubb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   20114 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2006 - 03:44 AM

I'm hoping they'll really start up some time in March here in North VA. Well, time to go play ICO on the PS2 I picked up for $15 at yard sale last year. :)

#6 Lobsterjohnson   Can't stop, won't stop. CAGiversary!   1402 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Lobsterjohnson

Posted 14 January 2006 - 05:25 AM

After reading this thread last year (missing high time for yardsales) I'm so prepared this year. I can't wait.

#7 camelking6969   CAGiversary! Validating   1126 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

camelking6969

Posted 15 January 2006 - 02:08 AM

i think i got my deal for the year at a apw shop today god of war 5, i was so happy i screamed holly shit, this year is going to rock

#8 sonderiaom   Starry Knight CAGiversary!   1818 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

sonderiaom

Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:48 AM

Not a yardsale, but at the local Value Village I found 4 transformers for a buck each, and the real treasure to you folks, a Sly 3 Figure. Apparently there was a contest not too long ago for one, and roundabout I won it 8-)Posted Image


Edit: I forgot to say how much I paid for it: $1.99

#9 snotknocker   CASH IN FACE KING CAGiversary!   2456 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

snotknocker

Posted 17 January 2006 - 03:48 AM

I'm ready for 2006. But I might get my biggest score this year from a private deal. One of the guys I work with, who knows I'm a video game junkie has a buddy that is going through a breakup and being forced to move and is really hard up for cash. Anyway this guy has approximately 1600-1800 games he wants to get rid of quick. (hopefully there's some systems too) I don't have much info right now but he did mention he has many rare import games and that there would be a list of available goods as early as tomorrow. I told him to talk to his buddy let him know i'm really interested and if the price is right I'll buy it all. I told him to tell his friend I got the green and he's just got to say the word and if nothing else could he at least get me first dibs. This guy I work with is a pretty straight up guy so I don't think he's jerking my chain. Early in last season I missed a big collection score by minutes, maybe this will make up for it. I'll keep you guys posted.

#10 camelking6969   CAGiversary! Validating   1126 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

camelking6969

Posted 21 January 2006 - 07:56 PM

my first ys find of 2006 an was a good score i belive
phantasy star 2
phantasy star 3
frogger
tmnt tournment fighter, all complete
4.00 total, this is the first phantasy stars i have found ever i am happy

good luck to you snot

#11 jPoD   Banned Banned   3836 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:14 AM

Not a yardsale, but at the local Value Village I found 4 transformers for a buck each, and the real treasure to you folks, a Sly 3 Figure. Apparently there was a contest not too long ago for one, and roundabout I won it 8-)Posted Image


Edit: I forgot to say how much I paid for it: $1.99



dude i want that so bad :(:(:(

#12 Farny   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   752 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:17 AM

Yeah, it's truly vicious.

#13 camelking6969   CAGiversary! Validating   1126 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

camelking6969

Posted 25 January 2006 - 12:38 AM

I MUST BE FIRST TO SAY, HORSECRAP i cant belive this thread was not in the finals, i think is a conspericy

#14 Photomotoz   Magic Missile!! CAGiversary!   1836 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:34 AM

Got some stuff at a couple of thirft stores. The prices were not great but fair in my opinion.

Logitech ForceFeedback Wingman Force 3D Joystick - 2.29
Parasite Eve (Complete and in great condition) - 3.29
NHL 97 (Saturn, complete and in great condition) - 3.29
Mechwarrior 2 Mercenaries (PC, great condition.) - 3.29
Revolution X (Genesis) - 2
Arrow Flash (Genesis) - 2
V3 Racing Wheel (N64) - 8

And my favorite :
Manuals for the following games!
Steel Empire(Gen)
Rampage 2 : Universal 2(GBC)
Separation Anxiety(Gen)
Super Mario Bros. 3
Nascar 99 (N64)
Risky Woods (Gen)
T2 (Gen)
All of 'em for 1.25!

What do you guys think?

#15 .JPG   ^ Save them CAGiversary!   983 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:51 AM

Man I can't wait for this year! I was totally unlucky last year, so I'm hoping this year I'll find some extreme cheap ass deals to make up for it!

Happy hunting everyone!

#16 camelking6969   CAGiversary! Validating   1126 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

camelking6969

Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:29 PM

okay i think i got a deal you guys tell me what you think, i paid 180 dollars for the following
ps2
2 controler s for ps2
2 ps1 memory cards
1 ps2 memory card
and 28 games

ps2
gran turismo 4
gta san andreas
lesiure suit larry
bestroy all humans
chessmaster
wizadry
motor mayhem
nhl 2002
worms fort under seige
summer heat beach volleyball
doa2
th underground
maximo ghost to glory
tiger woods 2005
burnout 2
secret weopons over normandy
ps1
imo this is where i made the best deal
worms armageddon
cc red allert
street fighter alpha 3
pocket fighter
ff tatics
rival schools
super puzzle fighter 2
dark stalkers 3
bomberman party edition
bust a groove 2
monster rancher
and the best game
xcom ufo defense
i thnk it was a good deal what do yall think all feedback welcome

#17 Kuros   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1473 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:48 PM

okay i think i got a deal you guys tell me what you think, i paid 180 dollars for the following
ps2
2 controler s for ps2
2 ps1 memory cards
1 ps2 memory card
and 28 games

ps2
gran turismo 4
gta san andreas
lesiure suit larry
bestroy all humans
chessmaster
wizadry
motor mayhem
nhl 2002
worms fort under seige
summer heat beach volleyball
doa2
th underground
maximo ghost to glory
tiger woods 2005
burnout 2
secret weopons over normandy
ps1
imo this is where i made the best deal
worms armageddon
cc red allert
street fighter alpha 3
pocket fighter
ff tatics
rival schools
super puzzle fighter 2
dark stalkers 3
bomberman party edition
bust a groove 2
monster rancher
and the best game
xcom ufo defense
i thnk it was a good deal what do yall think all feedback welcome


ROFL.

Anyway, nice deal. Were the games disc only or complete?

#18 camelking6969   CAGiversary! Validating   1126 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

camelking6969

Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:17 PM

oh yeah they were all complete and pretty close to mint, i think rofl means a bad deal

#19 snotknocker   CASH IN FACE KING CAGiversary!   2456 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

snotknocker

Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:34 PM

I'm ready for 2006. But I might get my biggest score this year from a private deal. One of the guys I work with, who knows I'm a video game junkie has a buddy that is going through a breakup and being forced to move and is really hard up for cash. Anyway this guy has approximately 1600-1800 games he wants to get rid of quick. (hopefully there's some systems too) I don't have much info right now but he did mention he has many rare import games and that there would be a list of available goods as early as tomorrow. I told him to talk to his buddy let him know i'm really interested and if the price is right I'll buy it all. I told him to tell his friend I got the green and he's just got to say the word and if nothing else could he at least get me first dibs. This guy I work with is a pretty straight up guy so I don't think he's jerking my chain. Early in last season I missed a big collection score by minutes, maybe this will make up for it. I'll keep you guys posted.



This deal has not panned out yet. apparently this guy's psycho girlfriend had him locked up on a bogus assault charge and he's been sitting in jail since last week awaitimg trial. Maybe when he gets out he'll be more desperate for cash to pay his lawyer fees and I'll be the guy with cash on the barrel.


Regardless, I picked up at a local flea

N64 - deck only - $3
Marked $5 but scored with the CIF for $3

Micorosoft XBox controller - $1
Guy was asking $1. Could'nt haggle that

Incredible Hulk - PC sealed - $1
Same guy same asking price. Unfortunately the only other gaming thing this guy had was a Game Gear with 5 cheesy games and very cool carrying case. He wanted $70. I shot him the WTF look, then thanked him for what he sold me and went on my way

#20 mjainerin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   429 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2006 - 05:11 PM

Thrift Store Finds.

DC with all connections and 2 controllers $10
8 nes controls, 2 AC adapters, 1 RF adapter $2.50
Watching people pay 20 bucks for a used PSX, priceless


the same guy and store sold me 1 nes control last week for a buck. :roll:


I have a Nes in the trading forums, which is now complete, if your interested drop me a PM.

#21 snotknocker   CASH IN FACE KING CAGiversary!   2456 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

snotknocker

Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:24 PM

Went to an estate sale and the guy had a bunch of xbox games, well mostly empty boxes. I sifted through the stuff and it was mostly crap. There were some PS1 games in the mix and low and behold. I come across Castlevania Symphony of the Night non GH disc and Instructions. I ask him how much and he's like 'just take it " I asked him if he had any more stuff and he told me he has Turbo grafx, NES, SNES, colecovision systems and games and a lot of other "junk" as he put it, but it was at his apartment. I gave him my number told him to call if he wanted to get rid of his junk and I'd buy the lot. He said he wanted to and would call me. we'll see what happens

#22 munch   la tête de CAG CAGiversary!   19476 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:44 PM

The season should start in a couple of weeks down here. With the weather we've been happening, it might be sooner! can't wait.

#23 moiety   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   2394 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:06 PM

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1 The Legend of Mystical Ninja (SNES, cart only)
Paid: $1

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1 John Madden Football (Box and manual only)
Paid: FREE

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(All NES, cart only, most burned/melted, games keeping in blue)
1 Super Mario/Duck Hunt
1 Gyromite
1 Mighty Bomb Jack
1 Deadly Towers
1 Operation Wolf
1 Iron Tank
1 Super Mario 2
1 Tennis
1 Rambo
1 Popeye
1 Volleyball
1 Metal Gear
1 Pinball
1 Urban Champion
1 Tecmo Baseball
1 Zelda 2
Paid: FREE
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Hit 4 flea markets this weekend. We've really had the yardsale bug lately, so we decided to hit up our local indoor fleas. Saw a lot of stuff overpriced that we sadly had to leave behind. But at least we came home with a few things.

We found Mystical Ninja at one of the flea markets, on a shelf inside of a small cupboard. It was tagged $5, but we offered $1 and the woman took it. Note the dirt-encrusted case in the picture (above). Not even 3 minutes with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and you can see the results (below).
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It pisses me of seeing all of these dirt-encrusted, filthy games and systems sitting at flea markets with ridiculous pricetags. Like, if you're going to charge $40 for a SNES, take 10 minutes and make it look nice. If you're going to try and sell me a SNES cart that looks like it was burried in the ground, don't try and milk $5 or $10. All of the flea market vendors are sitting on their asses all day, either watching little black and white TVs or going outside to smoke cigarettes. It's like they don't even care about selling their products at all. Take some of that time that you spend doing absolutely nothing, and clean your shit. Ugh. IT TAKES LESS THAN 5 MINUTES!

Saw a box of 10 or so Atari 2600 carts, and 3 Intellivision game boxes. We later found out that there was an Atari 2600 Jr. in a box somewhere, which was covered up by other junk. Everything was in horrible condition, yet he would only go as low as $30 for the entire bundle. I informed him that he had mostly common games, that were in poor condition, that usually corrode and become unusable after all this time (especially in the state they're in), and are readily available on PS2 compilation disks. He didn't care, so we walked.

The Madden box was sitting on a table at another flea market (outdoors - it was a nice day :) ). We saw there was no game in the box, just the manual. We asked the guy about it and he said it must've been stolen. We went on to ask what he was going to do with the box, and he told us to just take it.

Went to another indoor flea, and saw a HUGE collection of videogame stuff. Bins upon bins of cart only games, tons of systems and boxes, everything you could think of. They had a GCN kiosk set up, and a bunch of systems set up to play. This store/set-up was run by an elderly skinny black woman, and her son. The son was probably 40 years old, weighed about 400 pounds, and was confined to a wheel chair. He had a long gray beard, 4 inch long purple fingernails, and a rastafarian hat. Unfortunately, everything they had was overpriced. The only thing I found that I would want was Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (Sega Master System) with Box and no manual. She wouldn't go lower than $10, and when I offered $5 she kicked me out of the store. Ah well.

Finally, the burnt NES games were a Craigslist find from a few weeks ago. They were listed for free, and the guy indicated that they had been left near a radiator. Most of the games have burns or melted edges. The games in blue are the ones we are keeping, because they are the least damaged or dirty. Metal Gear isn't in spectacular condition, but it's a game we don't yet own. Normally we would throw it out, but we're going to hold onto it until we come across a better cart. The bitter irony of it all is that Mario/Duck Hunt is in great shape, while the games we didn't have are scorched and warped. It's sad that we have to throw away games, but they are really beyond repair and there's no point in keeping them. :-(

#24 snotknocker   CASH IN FACE KING CAGiversary!   2456 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

snotknocker

Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:49 PM

I do not know if it will work on all NES games but I had some games that the cases were cracked or busted. I removed the game boards and have a cart that I swap the boards out when I want to play those games

#25 camelking6969   CAGiversary! Validating   1126 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

camelking6969

Posted 12 February 2006 - 03:22 AM

took thi week off to go to circuit city yard sale 40 games under 100, i love cag

#26 munch   la tête de CAG CAGiversary!   19476 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:28 PM

took thi week off to go to circuit city yard sale 40 games under 100, i love cag


What did you get?

#27 thack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2006 - 12:58 AM

Hey everyone. I'm new to the yard sale thread, but I thoroughly enjoyed last year's version. I'm posting because bad weather killed my chance to go the first sale of the season in my area. However, I've been hitting pawn shops with a vengeance and thought I would share my results from the past week.

Mario Power Tennis (GC) $8
Zelda Four Swords Adventures (GC) $8
Mario Kart: Double Dash (GC) $8
Zelda: Ocarina/Master Quest (GC) $10
Soul Calibur III (PS2) $8
Romancing Saga (PS2) $8
Radiata Stores (PS2) $8
Star Ocean: TTEOT (PS2) $8
Zelda: A Link to the Past (GBA) $10
Lunar Legend (GBA) $10
Pokemon: Ruby Version (GBA) $10
Super Mario Advance 4 Complete (GBA) $12
Super Mario Advance Complete (GBA) $12
Lunar: Eternal Blue (Disc Only Sega CD) $3
Streets of Rage 3 (Genesis) $4
Mutant League Football (Genesis) $3
Herzog Zwei w/ Box (Genesis) $3
Pirates! (NES) $3
Super Dodge Ball (NES) $3
Genghis Khan Complete (SNES) $5
Operation Europe Complete (SNES) $5
Zelda: A Link to the Past Complete (SNES) $4
Inindo Way of the Ninja (SNES) $2
Soul Blazer (SNES) $2
Super Mario All Stars (SNES) $4
Civilization (SNES) $5
Mr. Do (SNES) $3
Contra III (SNES) $3
Tom & Jerry (SNES) $3
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Vol 2 (DVD) $7
South Park: Season 1 (DVD) $10
Night Court: Season 1 (DVD) $6
Tales from the Crypt: Season 1 (DVD) $6
The Golden Girls: Season 1 (DVD) $6
The Golden Girls: Season 2 (DVD) $6
LOTR: Fellowship extended ed. (DVD) $7
Chappelle's Show: Season 1 (DVD) $5
Star Trek DS9 Seaspn 4 (DVD) $38
Star Trek DS9 Season 6 (DVD) $38

Good luck to all of you this season. I will be sure to report back any more awesome deals I find.

#28 S_gamer   Brotherhood of Steel CAGiversary!   1025 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2006 - 04:30 PM

Hey thx for the guide OP I and looking forward to this year's Garage Sale's!!!!

#29 mjainerin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   429 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2006 - 05:20 PM

Nothing is the past two weeks, hope this dryspell ends soon. I did pick up a pair of APC jeans that don't fit, might flip it on ebay.

#30 Darkstraw   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   11 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Darkstraw

Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:58 AM

garage sales slow down in the winter here, but they never completly stop, starting to pick up here, about 13 this week.



Got up at 6:30 and went to garage sales this mourning, Got all the turbo,saturn,genesis,powerglove,posters, all from one garage sale, he had a nomad that he was holding back so he could sell it on ebay...

got the ps2+snes+snes/nes games for 50 at another garage sale

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the mini psone combo's? Kmart.... 10 bucks each :)
4 sealed, 3 opened but in new condition but unused.?

zelda and 2 other gba games, got for 18 shipped.

the guy had a stack of saturn games....he said i could have them for 2 bucks each...panzer dragoon saga was in my hand! i put it back in with the rest of the games and started counting them so i know how much to give him...flip through the games one more time looking at each one.... and he says: "hey i cant sell that one (panzer) its worth a hundred bucks on ebay" AGHHHHHHHHHHHHH he also took back his imports oh well... in the end i ended up spending about 100 bucks at his garage sale... but i also got a ton of computer equipment i dident picture i figure i got the game stuff for 40 or 50 something like that if i consider all the computer stuff that was in there too. The lynx is broke, but it does come with games, he threw it in for free.


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and this stuff i got for 65 shipped, cost the guy 30 to ship it all :0
the genesis games have instruction posters leaflets etc that came with them.
i think one master system game dident have instructions, alot of the atari games came with instruction and there was about 7 atari catalogs.


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