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#12673552 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 03 May 2015 - 01:39 AM

I only hit 1 sale because it is FCBD. I bought a working ti-83 plus for $5.

 

 

In case the pokemon fans are interested. This is the (rack) pack I got for free at a garage sale. Should I just crack it open? Can I pull something good or are only the 1st edition packs worth something?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item35e95e12b4

 

This is an area where I am not very knowledgeable...

I think the most valuable card from that set is Dark Charizard and it only seems to be worth a decent bit if it is 1st edition. I think you're better off selling it unopened - maybe hang on to it for a few more years? I don't know - it's an earlier set so it may up in value as people get nostalgic.

 

I cringe to think about how much money I could have if I had never opened any of the 1st edition base set packs I bought when I was a kid (probably over 40 packs).




#12665308 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 28 April 2015 - 03:48 PM

Like I said yesterday, this crap has gotten out of hand. Each wave is getting worse and worse. Wave 2 was tough, wave 3 was brutal, wave 4 has been a nightmare from jump street. Gamestop was mess, Best Buy was just about impossible to get in on, TRU was up at 3 am with no further opportunities and there haven't been Target or Amazon pre-orders yet.

Honestly, I'd wish Nintendo would stop releasing series for a few months and catch up some of the unmet demand.

I stand by the fact that Wave 3 was really not that difficult. Every figure was up for preorder for at least a few weeks - with the exception of Rosalina. I'm sure it was brutal if you missed pre-orders, but seriously - pre-orders were easy to get.

 

Wave 4 is the only one that has been truly difficult as it's barely been possible to get a pre-order in.

 




#12662781 YMMV - Entire VITA Game Stock On Clearance at Target

Posted by Doomstink on 27 April 2015 - 01:06 PM

To further echo others' statements - it's not the entire Vita stock on clearence, just select titles (Sly Cooper, MLB 14, Smart as, LittleBigPlanet, and Playstation All Stars). Every store in the RDU area in NC has plenty of Vita games at MSRP (Soul Sacrifice, Minecraft, Borderlands 2, etc.).




#12653530 GameStop starting to accept and sell Retro consoles & games

Posted by Doomstink on 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...


#12652283 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 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.




#12651598 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 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.



#12643146 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 16 April 2015 - 02:02 PM

Wave 5 is up on the UK Nintendo store. No US shipping. :(


#12643029 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 16 April 2015 - 12:35 PM

http://nintendonews....ed-six-figures/

Saw this in my Twitter feed. Looks like the CPSIA pages updated to reflect new productions of Marth, Ike, Meta Knight, Sonic and SMB Yoshi and Luigi. Not entirely sure if we'll see any of these reprints in thw US, only reprint really confirmed for US is Marth, although there were rumors BB was going to be getting more Meta Knight. So ot xould be like the Japanese reprints they're doing of Captain Falcon amd whoever the other two were, I honestly can't remember.


I'm pretty certain CPSIA is a US government agency so there would be no reason for Nintendo to get certificates for non-US production runs.


#12629813 Retro City Rampage Limited Physical Edition (Vita) available at Fangamer...

Posted by Doomstink on 09 April 2015 - 12:38 PM

Is this for PS3, PS4, or Vita?


PS4 + Vita.


#12629214 Retro City Rampage Limited Physical Edition (Vita) available at Fangamer...

Posted by Doomstink on 09 April 2015 - 01:40 AM

Will one of the two be available on a Saturday, could I play it in the Morning, and is it a RPG?

Yep, Saturday Morning RPG and Breach & Clear. B&C would be Vita and SMRPG could be either PS4 or Vita. Nothing is totally set in stone yet but I'll definitely be giving CAG first dibs.

My eventual hope is to help finance and publish physical editions for other indies that don't want to take the risk on their own.


#12629156 Retro City Rampage Limited Physical Edition (Vita) available at Fangamer...

Posted by Doomstink on 09 April 2015 - 12:57 AM

Totally glad I have both physical versions. I agree with others, I wish more devs made awesome physical copies for indies.


Keep an eye out as I'm currently working on two PlayStation games and am already starting the legwork on limited physical versions. CAG will hear about them first.


#12620246 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 04 April 2015 - 06:23 PM

Well all get what we want. One way or another. What's the general consensus on the yarn yoshis? I predict those wont last at all. That Nintendo direct was absolutely insane. Like hype Christmas in April. Lets talk about all that while we wait?


I really want the Animal Crossing cards to be sold in booster packs. It will make them a pain in the butt to collect but I have an addiction to opening up card packs. I'm totally going to figure out how to buy a full booster box if they go that route.


#12613156 Retro City Rampage Limited Physical Edition (Vita) available at Fangamer...

Posted by Doomstink on 02 April 2015 - 02:43 PM

Thanks OP took advantage of this offer and snagged a copy , i could see this rivaling the PS4 version in terms of worth.

P4 version only had 2,000 copies , with how niche the Vita is i dont see it being produced in higher numbers.


I could be mistaken but I think the minimum order quantity for Vita carts is higher than for blu-rays. Either way it's a low enough print run where this should end up being a really nice collector's piece.


#12613134 Retro City Rampage Limited Physical Edition (Vita) available at Fangamer...

Posted by Doomstink on 02 April 2015 - 02:34 PM

Thanks for posting! Ordered one!

I wonder how 'limited' it will be. If I remember correctly, they stated how many copies they were printing for the PS4 run. This one only says 'limited edition'. Still, probably won't have a big print. Also, wasn't the PS4 $25? Not that $30 is outrageous, just funny that the ps vite costs more. Maybe a cartridge costs more for them to produce.

Yes, I can say from experience that Vita carts are more expensive to manufacture. I think they're not stating the print run to stave off resellers. If I had to guess it's probably 3,000 - 4,000 copies. Still an incredibly small worldwide print run number.




#12613069 Retro City Rampage Limited Physical Edition (Vita) available at Fangamer...

Posted by Doomstink on 02 April 2015 - 02:09 PM

A limited edition physical run of Retro City Rampage for the PS Vita is now available at Fangamer for $30.

 

http://www.fangamer....-dx-for-ps-vita

 

The physical version on PS4 sold out within a few days and now commands a pretty high price on the secondary market. Don't miss your chance to pick this up at MSRP as they'll probably go fast.