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pyoobez

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In Topic: 2020 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

20 August 2020 - 01:42 AM

Salvation Army is by far the cheapest for me for video games ($2-$4) but i rarely find good games i want.

 

Goodwill is the best place for me when it comes to finding video games. I think because the games are usually unorganized and mixed up together side by side with the DVD / Blu-Ray. Because of that customers can't really spot out the video game labels. Prices are fixed and pretty reasonable on used games ($6-$10) and new games ($15-$30). However since the games are kept in the wild at the back of the store i do come across a lot of empty cases (stolen disc / cart) which kind of sucks.

 

Savers is a hit or miss for me and their video game prices are usually ridiculously high ($10-$30) especially on retro games. But not going to lie they really have good stuffs in everything (name brands electronics, clothes, etc.) than the other two so I try not to go here as often or else I be broke as hell.

Agree with Salvation Army. My local Salvation Armies are a crapshoot but if they have it, it's cheap. I got most of my Genesis library there as they used to keep them out on the floor. Also found some loose Gameboy games including Metroid in the kid's toys bins back then too. Now though they keep most of the stuff in the display case. Every so often, old stock gets put in a shopping cart and gets marked down to a quarter but generally just CDs. I picked up a Sims add on or two in there.

 

Goodwills are random, imo. Most of them here keep games in the display case though at least new ones or Target returns. I've noticed that college town Goodwills are better than others, in my experience at least.

 

Don't have any Savers here.

 

American Rescue Workers is similar to Salvation Army with good prices. I've had some decent pick ups every so often like an NES Advantage, a sealed Dreamcast Online disc and another one had a handful of SNES games years back where I picked up Populous. Not sure how nationwide they are though.

 

There's also a local chain here called CommunityAid. Their game prices are a little high overall but I've found a few good deals like New SMB for DS for $5. I usually go there more for vintage clothes though but that store gets a lot of donations from old farmers.


In Topic: Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

15 February 2020 - 07:57 AM

non-gaming and I wouldn't make a special trip as it's apparently rare but if you're into K-Cups at all I'd check out the coffee aisle.

 

I picked up two 16 count boxes of Peet's Major Dickason's Blend (Dark Roast) for $2.50 each which is pretty absurd. (2 cups for $1 tends to be retail. 3 for $1 is a good deal. 4 for $1 is a great deal and rare even in bulk. This was came out to a little better than 6 for $1.) I'm not a huge Dark Roast fan but after trying it, it's definitely drinkable if you like a strong cup. It's earthy and bitter but not much acidic aftertaste. Brickseek said less than 8%.

 

https://brickseek.co...-s-blend/140697

 

note: it's showing up at $5 at some places.

 

They also had House Blend Decaf for the same size and price.

 

They also had Starbucks 32 Counts clearanced for $5, I think, but maybe $4 I forget. They were all out of stock unsurprisingly. There were a couple others as well that were also out of stock. Great Value Lattes (Chai and Vanilla) were the others I saw.


In Topic: 2019 Yard Sale / Flea Market Finds

07 November 2019 - 11:48 PM

Library rummage sale today.

 

Snag of the century... TMNT: Coming Out of Their Shells Tour on VHS. 25 cents.

 

Also found...

 

TI-34 Calculator: 25 cents (this is an old one, probably from the 90's but it powered on.)

 

4 shelf brackets that go on those thin slotted rails (3 are the same size, 1 is shorter/different) : 25 cents. I bought some of the rails either earlier this summer or last summer at a yard sale but hadn't gotten around to getting brackets. Gonna have to keep an eye out for more or else just buy some at the hardware store.


In Topic: 2019 Yard Sale / Flea Market Finds

25 October 2019 - 04:14 PM

Salvation Army was a bust today. Still had some random Wii games from when I got Animal Crossing. Ended up seeing a Rummage Sale was happening at a nearby church.

 

Picked up a DVD double pack of Rounders and Swingers for $1. I've seen Swingers a few times and really enjoy it, but never bought it. Glanced at the kid's toys as there were like 5-6 laying there. One was a vintage He-Man figure with the "backpack" attached, but no accessories. Couldn't remember which guy it was until I got home, it's Webstor. Gonna try to get it to my friend from high school if he needs it as he loves He-Man. Also picked up a Schaefer Beer bottle opener because it's the brand my dad and I drink. Now I need to dig through the beer bottle opener collection and get rid of a few from brands I don't care about.

 

Ended up being $1.25 total, so the figure and can opener were 25 cents combined I guess.


In Topic: Dollar Tree $1 Blu Ray's and Dvd's March 2018

22 September 2019 - 04:40 PM

Flyer in today's paper advertised a new shipment was in of Blus and DVDs. My local store had the display rack in the front stacked full. Looks like they pulled most from the Electronics section and put them up front too.

 

I picked up...

 

Son of Batman (DVD)

The Batman Superman Movie (DVD)

The Campaign (Blu+Digital HD) EDIT: Code worked

Bad Words (Blu/DVD/Digital HD) EDIT: Code didn't work.

Paranoia (Blu+Digital) EDIT: Code didn't work. Didn't expect it to.

Robocop (Blu/DVD/Digital HD) EDIT: Code worked

Pink Panther 2 (Blu+Bonus DVDs. One says 3 hours of Pink Panther cartoons, the other says it's Portable Copy)

The Phenom (Blu)

 

Not sure what codes will work. Almost positive Paranoia's won't work as it's by Relativity and they went bankrupt

 

There was a ton of other stuff. Off the top of my head

 

Red vs. Blu Season 10 (Blu) There were a ton of copies of this.

The Bounty Hunter (Blu) w/ Jennifer Aniston. There was one copy of this and it was marked PROMO.

The Secret Life of Mitty (Blu) This was in one of the older shipments.

The Power of Few (Blu) Think this was in a previous shipment too.

Drumline (Blu)

Kickboxer Vengeance (Blu). Bunch of these.

Super Mario Bros. Cartoon (DVD) This was one of those random episode bundles.

Batman cartoon (DVD) This was one of those 4 episode sets.

Digimon (DVD) Just a single DVD

A Bunch of Munsch (DVD) Complete series, 7 episodes.

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (Blu)

Indian Summers Season 1 (DVD) Some PBS show

 

At least another 20-30 titles between Blu and DVD.