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#14315288 2020 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by pyoobez on 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.

#14264365 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by pyoobez on 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%.




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.

#14226461 2019 Yard Sale / Flea Market Finds

Posted by pyoobez on 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.

#14212338 Dollar Tree $1 Blu Ray's and Dvd's March 2018

Posted by pyoobez on 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.

#14204399 2019 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by pyoobez on 30 August 2019 - 03:42 PM

Got out to the Salvation Army for the first time in over a month, haven't had any real luck lately, probably got my best haul so far this year...


Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii for $1.99

Powerman 5000 - Tonight The Stars Revolt! CD .59

Cadillac/Pontiac/Oldsmobile Ashtray from a Car Dealership 80 miles away for .99 (Guess this is from the early to mid 50s from the logos on it. Pontiac is the Indian head, Olds is the ringed planet and Cadillac is the crest without the wreath.)

#14185600 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by pyoobez on 04 July 2019 - 08:25 PM

Found a mouse pad clearanced for 50 cents.




apparently there's some other styles too like this one




plz don't riot over these guys.

#14180501 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by pyoobez on 21 June 2019 - 05:13 AM

What brand?

SanDisk (Ultra Flair).

#14148441 Offical Disney Movie Rewards Code Thread

Posted by pyoobez on 28 March 2019 - 12:04 PM

Bunch of Marvel movies have showed up to buy.


Ant-Man (Blu) 950

Iron Man (2 Disc DVD) 1000

Captain America First Avenger (Blu) 1100

Guardians of the Galaxy (Blu) 1100

Iron Man (Blu) 1100

Iron Man 2 (Blu) 1100

Thor (Blu) 1100

Avengers (DVD+Blu) 1250

Iron Man 3 (Blu/DVD/Digital) 1400

Ant-Man (Blu3D/Blu/Digital) 2000

Captain America Civil War (Blu3D/Blu/Digital) 2000

Thor Ragnarok (4K/Blu/Digital) 2000

Avengers (4K/Blu/Digital) 2000

Thor Dark World (Blu) 2200




Picked up First Avenger as I needed a copy of it. Not sure why Dark World is so expensive (or Iron Man 3 for that matter, Wal-Mart cleared out copies of it the other year for $4)

#14117057 Offical Disney Movie Rewards Code Thread

Posted by pyoobez on 11 January 2019 - 01:39 AM

There's a January sale going.




Most of it's stuff that's been on there for ages. Lots of Marvel/Star Wars posters. The movies are pretty weak, mostly Muppet DVDs and few Blus, but I'm sure they'll do a movie sale some point later.

#14088779 List of all FREE Xbox Live Marketplace content (2.0)

Posted by pyoobez on 22 November 2018 - 01:09 PM

Hopped on XBox today and had a message from Microsoft with a $5 gift card to celebrate "Minecraft BLOCK Friday"


Has to be YMMV. (I'd been on Minecraft the last few days working on some water update achievements and had checked out the in-game marketplace yesterday as it mentioned a sale and was seeing if there was any free stuff up as last year they gave away stuff leading up to Christmas.)

#14062843 2018 Yard Sale / Flea Market Finds

Posted by pyoobez on 06 October 2018 - 08:57 PM

Season's pretty much over here but did find one near my house.


Big spindle of CD-Rs with some missing 75 cents (turned out half or so of this spindle were Christian/Christmas CDs. My grandmother is into that music.)

Stack of DVD+Rs in jewel cases with one or two missing 75 cents.

Small stack of CD-Rs in jewel cases with one or two missing 25 cents.

2 lawn chairs for 50 cents each. One has a broken arm rest but the frames are aluminum, so even if I end up scrapping them I'll have made my dollar back.

#14053513 Dollar Tree $1 Blu Ray's and Dvd's March 2018

Posted by pyoobez on 15 September 2018 - 09:44 PM

Stopped in at mine today and they had more Blus and DVDs in the basket up front, so it seems like they got some more in. Looked like they stuck in some old ones from the electronics shelf in the back as when I walked back, they had rearranged them a bit to make room for power strips.


Picked up...

Parental Guidance (Blu/DVD/Digital)

Don Jon (Blu/DVD/Digital)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Blu/DVD/Digital) ...also had this on just DVD.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (DVD) this was the only copy they had


Also saw...


A lot more copies of Paper Towns (Blu/DVD/Digital).

Another copy of The Marine 4 (Blu/Digital)

Digimon Volumes 1, 2 and 3 on DVD. Believe these were all Season 1. These were separate, each had 3 discs.

Caprica (DVD) Believe this is the extended pilot for the Syfy show.

The Virginian (2014 Western with Ron Perlman) Can't remember if this was Blu or DVD.


There were a few other Blus and a lot of other DVDs I'm forgetting. Lots of FOX stuff, especially on the Blu side of things. Had a bunch of copies of Don Jon and Paper Towns. Quite a few of Parental Guidance as well. 

#14049918 2018 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by pyoobez on 09 September 2018 - 12:03 AM

Got over to the "big" Salvation Army a few towns over.


Monsters of Rap (CD) - $1.99

T2 John Connor Re-Action Figure (in case) - 99 cents.


They had over a dozen of that same figure, but no other ones. Being a thrift store, I wasn't surprised in the slightest. 

#14049330 2018 Yard Sale / Flea Market Finds

Posted by pyoobez on 07 September 2018 - 05:37 PM

Walked to one that wasn't far from my house today and ended up making out pretty well.


Resident Evil 2 (N64) $1. Lady said someone had just stopped by and bought the N64 she had and the two other games, which apparently were a bass fishing and a golf game. Sort of surprised he left that laying.


Dell Inspiron 530s - $1. Wasn't a price on it, but was offered it for $1 so I grabbed it, figuring if it doesn't it's worth it for parts as it had cables too. This is one of those slim style ones, apparently with a 1.8ghz Pentium dual core. It's 10 years old, but I'm still running a 531 that works well.

#14038592 Offical Disney Movie Rewards Code Thread

Posted by pyoobez on 13 August 2018 - 05:06 PM

Looks like the two Winnie the Pooh movies are on sale in the reward store, guessing related to Christopher Robin. (The Tigger Movie isn't on sale)


The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (DVD/Digital) is down from 1500 to 1350.

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (Blu/DVD/Digital) is down from 1200 to 1080.


If 500 points = $5, the Springtime isn't an awful deal as it's going for $12 on amazon. Although I remember the DVD was like 500 or less a year or so back. The Pooh DVD/Digital a bit less of a deal.


EDIT: Star Wars The Last Jedi Final Theatrical Poster is on sale as well. Down from 800 to 425.