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#12967812 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 14 October 2015 - 02:39 AM

I haven't been very good about keeping up with posts, but then again I've had a pretty busy schedule and a hard time finding anything. A few weeks ago I did find a 4gb XBox 360 Elite for $25, but that's been about it until this weekend when I had a chance to hit a few community sales. I got beat to some video games right off the bat, but later I did manage to snag a complete N64 and a complete XBox for $5. At the end of the day though, I snagged these beauties for $15 altogether.




Sunday morning I scored some CiB games for the Omni Entertainment System for $8 ($2 each). Never heard of the system before, but I figured they were neat enough to grab.



*******NON-GAMING FINDS********

My first find on Saturday morning was this awesome plastic-molded Halloween lamp. My parents collected this sort of thing so they make me very nostalgic. Gonna be working it into my own decorating.




After the lamp I found this monstrosity: a Carrot Top alarm clock. I got it for $2, because I am an idiot.



The clock is some sort of promo item for Carrot Top's infamous movie Chairman of the Board. Can't find any info on it, but I bet someone would love to own it. Maybe Norm MacDonald: 

#12927562 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 19 September 2015 - 11:11 AM

Was travelling this week, and met up with a guy from another province clearing out some of his collection. Didn't get everything yet (it's in storage), but I'm making arrangements to pick the the rest of his stuff next time we're in the same area.



2600 lot - only game I don't have is Smurf: Rescue In Gargamel's Castle



Darth Vader 2600 and small NES lot. 



This one was my favorite - a Leisure Vision and four games. System works with no issue. I already have a system complete in box, but I find the games are hard to come across locally, so this was a huge score for me. 


Bought everything for $70.00 total. 

#12905745 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 06 September 2015 - 11:06 AM

Haven't posted in a couple of weeks - consider this my catch up post. 



Was out of town last weekend, so I hit up the Saturday yardsales elsewhere. Competition was seemingly fierce, but I did manage to snag a few items here and there. XBOX and XBox 360 games were $5 for the lot - dude just wanted them gone. Dark Cloud and Hack: Infection (PS2) were $4 - games weren't out, but I asked and the guy running the yard sale brought out a stack of PS2. Nothing else of note, so I picked these up and left. Mario toys were part of a action figure stack I picked up for a dollar - again, someone just wanting to clear a table. Not sure if there's anything else of note in the way of figures, so they'll probably end up in my son's toy box. Wii and Game Gear Game - FREE!



This lot shouldn't have happened on paper - my son woke up at 4AM last night and wouldn't go back to sleep, so I skipped yard sailing and napped when he went down for his nap around 8AM. I didn't leave the house until 10:30 or so, and only walked around my neighborhood with my son in the stroller. Happened upon this lot at around 11:30 or so - dude had been open for over three hours, but no one expressed interested because the prices were too high. Grabbed everything for $55 dollars, which comes to less than $4 per item. Bam. 

#12885449 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 26 August 2015 - 03:36 AM

Bought a Vectrex this weekend, but flipped it to a friend so quick (owned it for fifteen minutes) that I didn't have time to take a picture. Wasn't an amazing price ($140), but it's only the third one I've found in the wild. Also bought a boxed Zelda Windwaker Wii U with nine games, an extra controller and a Mario Amiibo for $260 - more than I usually spend on gaming items, but it was in great shape, and would cost me over $700 if I were to buy the items new. Will post pics later if anyone is interested - really enjoying the system thus far.

#12867648 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 16 August 2015 - 03:06 AM

Didn't find too much today, but I'm glad I'm moving away from the new consoles into more familiar territory. 




Everything pictured here was $42 dollars. Highlight for me was the complete in box Harvest moon. The rest I will likely flip or trade. Left a few things behind today, but no regrets; the basement is starting to look a little scary. 


Sadly I missed our annual large flea market this year, but based on what I've seen thus far (lots of overpriced 'finds' in our local gaming group), I didn't miss much. 

#12856886 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 10 August 2015 - 12:26 AM

Wasn't a crazy week, but still managed to snag a few interesting items. 


$15 for everything. Sixteen games, including a couple of Pokemon titles, Phantasy Star 0, and Suikoden. I haven't tried to sell any of my recent DS finds (I'm at 4 lots and counting in the last couple of weeks), but based on the current going prices, I think I should have a solid return on my investments. 




Found these at a rural sale. One of the people who ran the sale used to work for Pepsi, and had these two promotional items amongst his junk. $3 for both items. Should be able to turn a nice profit on these locally, although I am considering keeping the Splash Dance radio. 

#12848640 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 05 August 2015 - 12:41 AM

Here are some pickups from the past week. Nothing too crazy, but no complaints. 



$18 for everything. The woman at the very next table (multi-family sale) had the same DS for sale for $50. This one was in better shape, and a fraction of the price. Really enjoying Super Princess Peach, BTW.




$50 for the Wii with accessories and games. Wiis in my neck of the woods still sell for $50-$100 dollars without any games, so it was a no brainer pickup. Keeping seven games (first pic), and selling the rest (second pic). Not shown - all the hookups, two extra controllers and nunchuks, a game pad for Active Life, steering wheel, and a wireless Nintendo brand motion sensor. 



$20 for everything. Fifteen games complete in box, one controller, and another eight games loose in the CD case. Highlight of the lot is Megaman X: Command Mission. Need to start curating my PS2 collection, but this was the right price. 

#12822434 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 23 July 2015 - 10:55 AM

Saw a woman advertising a yard sale yesterday morning, and noticed some video games in the pic. I sent her a note, and she let me come over last night and take a look. Here's what I got:












$150 for everything. Everything is in excellent condition, and there's nine Pokemon titles, so I'm more than covered in terms of investment. 

As I was leaving, she mentioned she had Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Color games in the closet, so I'll be going back for those shortly. 

#12818235 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 21 July 2015 - 03:01 AM

Here are my weekend finds - had to travel far outside my regular stomping grounds as the flea market folks were out in full force and grabbing everything in site:






$45 for everything (Dance Mat not shown). Passed on a PS2 and games, which I may regret later. 




$3. Lots like it should be a decent flip - everything is in the box. Or I might keep it. Haven't decided yet.


Everything below was $80. Picked it up from a collector who was getting rid of doubles. Showed me his man cave, which contained the most impressive lot of boxed systems I have seen in person. 







Odyssey 2 came with seven games, which was a nice bonus.



Not pictured - an $80 hand cart, a DS case, 20 Red Rose tea figurines, and a roller derby video ($10 total).

#12800530 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 14 July 2015 - 02:23 AM

So I had a crummy weekend where I was behind other collectors every step of the way. Luckily, a few follow up emails today led to a couple of pretty rad finds. 


But first, here's a standard Wii collection:


$30 for the lot. Almost everything is complete. Enough doubles in the lot to ensure I get my money back. 


Recently received a follow up message from a guy I chased down months ago. Apparently, he used to own a shop back in the day, and is now retired. I messaged him in the winter about having any old stock, and he messaged me a few weeks ago, and told me he found a few boxes of accessories. Just went over today, and found the following:



Lots of new accessories, and a few used items. Includes 4-5 Sega Adapters, two NES adapters, Jaguar component cables, Gameboy multi taps, and more. 



This is the highlight - 4 copies of Heart of the Alien, two of which are sealed. Couple of other games thrown into the mix (Sewer Shark, FIFA Soccer, Shanghai for 3D0), but not really worth phoning home about in comparison with that find.


Paid $100 for the lot. Already found a home for a used copy of Heart of the Alien, as well as a few adapters, so I'll be the black before I have to deal with the new copies. 

#12769544 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 26 June 2015 - 03:58 AM

Landed this for five dollars. They couple hosting the yard sale had games for both systems, but couldn't locate them, so they gave both consoles to me for five dollars total. Both work, so it wasn't a bad score. Hoping I hear back about the games soon.



#12769536 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by ChuckT on 26 June 2015 - 03:53 AM

PIcked this up for $35 taxes included. Don't usually buy computer stuff, but this looked like fun. Everything works, and the games are relatively playable, despite the crummy joysticks.



#12729325 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 06 June 2015 - 05:01 PM

Nothing too crazy this week. Each game was $5, and the shirt was free. Was interested in the 3DS system that came with the games, but it was way overpriced.



#12697448 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 19 May 2015 - 04:20 AM

First real yard sale scores of the season:




Most of this came from one location - landed the Pokemon Gamecube w/two controllers, all hookups  and six games (Pokemon Colosseum, Luigi's Mansion, Kirby Air Ride, Super Mario Sunshine, Sonic Mega Collection, and Super Monkey Ball 2) for $50, and the rest of the items came to $13.00. Brain Age 2 is sealed, but it's not really worth anything. Not shown - Monsters Inc Scream Arena. 

#12449982 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by ChuckT on 28 January 2015 - 05:33 AM

This was an unadvertised online yard sale purchase (thank you Facebook) - saw a woman selling Pokemon videos and I asked if there were any games hidden among the VHS stacks. Apparently there was - she sent me a list, and I picked the following items up for $60. Highlights included Link To the Past/Four Swords, Luigi's Mansion, and the Wavebird Controller. Going to keep a few choice items, and flip the rest. 


Not my greatest find, but little pick ups like this will hold me over until the real yard sale season starts.