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Doomstink

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In Topic: Scored a Waynes World Cart only

25 April 2015 - 02:39 AM

Now I know why I thought it was shovelware. It was a $20 dollar game in 2008 and before.

 

So it really did shoot up. That's what scares me about this gaming boom were in. Would suck to see it back at $20 five years from now when I'm $20 into it.

 

I swear AVGN reviews artificially raise prices.

I don't know where you got that value. I sold a cart only Wayne's World in 2008 for $60. It's rare because it was a late-cycle NES release and was not heavily printed - not because AVGN reviewed it.


In Topic: amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

23 April 2015 - 02:23 AM

I can't seem to catch a break on Wave 4. At least I got Ness and have plenty of earlier rares to trade.

In Topic: GameStop starting to accept and sell Retro consoles & games

22 April 2015 - 04:30 AM

Can't wait for their refurb factory to ruin countless rare games by sanding the contacts on the carts...

In Topic: The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread

21 April 2015 - 03:48 PM

I used to feel this way, but there are people with scanners that use them sparingly, just like there are people with phones that look stuff up.

 

There was a CAG that posted in this thread that used a scanner, but he was friendly and knew about games, so I never saw him as "a typical scanner." I've learned some things from him that I never would have known about. If we are being purists and went only on skill, I would be at the top of the game for most categories (except games- lol), but I still miss stuff. Having the ability to check the occasional item would be nice.

 

Scanners are a part of the game now, so you just have to concentrate on your own knowledge and try to move faster than they do.

I only despise people who rely on scanning. The people at the sale I was at had no knowledge of the anime DVDs they were buying and were just blanket scanning everything. I see people like them in the book section at Goodwill everyday. I'm definitely not above checking my phone every now and then to verify an obscure item, but I loath people who rely on that.

 

It also screams "I'm reselling your shit!" at the top of ones lungs, which could lead savvy sellers to increase their prices. I know I'd be annoyed as hell if someone started scanning my stuff.


In Topic: The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread

21 April 2015 - 01:32 AM

Had a really great score this weekend that could have been much better if I had more money. On Friday I saw a post on Craigslist for a sale that had tons of anime and Disney DVDs - I figured they'd probably be overpriced but it was worth a shot to check. It turned out the pricing was actually incredibly good ($2 - $4 for single DVDs, $5 for box sets) and there was probably around 500 DVDs and sets.

 

About 10 minutes into picking stuff out a pair of scanners showed up and started to tear into the pile. Thankfully, I had already managed to pull out a big stack of valuable titles and I continued to stay one step ahead of them. In the end, I had pulled out 63 DVDs/sets for a total of $250. I only had $200 on me, so I had to have the guy running the sale hold on to the rest of the movies while I ran to the ATM. When I got back, the scanners were still there and had bought nearly 90% of the remaining DVDs. It's hard for me to describe, but I absolutely hate scanners with a passion. They take all the skill and knowledge out of hunting.

 

In any case, on to my finds:

Yard Sale Finds 4/18/15
 
The most notable titles:
- 19 Sailor Moon DVDs (Sailor Moon Volumes 1,2,4-14, an extra Volume 10, Sailor Moon S TV 2 - 5, and Sailor Moon Super S TV Volume 4)
- When They Cry Complete Set
- Samurai X Collection
- Ah My Goddess The Movie
- When They Cry Volume 6 x2
- Flame of Recca Volume 10
 
The scanners got really mad when they noticed I bought all the Sailor Moon DVDs. I also watched as they bought a few bootleg sets that will probably net them negative feedback whenever they try to sell them on Amazon. It's always fun to watch those jerks get burned. To be clear, I don't have a problem with reselling. I just hate the kind of people who will stand around checking UPC codes on everything instead of actually taking them time to learn and memorize what is and is not worth money.