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In Topic: 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

23 November 2015 - 10:43 PM

Picked up these two over the weekend, Crash plush circa 2001 in great shape with tags was $0.80 after the coupon, and the Nyko Air Flo GCN controller $2.40 likewise after the coupon.



In Topic: Free Disney Movie Rewards Codes Worth 100 points

23 November 2015 - 09:52 PM

Glad I'm not the only one that got that email, redeemed a code I had lying around anyways just in case.

In Topic: The General eBay Rant Thread

18 November 2015 - 06:20 PM

I hear you, it's getting to be the same way here with good finds getting fewer and farther between.   My first few years, I was making six figures in sales.  It's been a death spiral the past few years because of local competition and online undercutting driving prices down to a sub-profit level.  

It sounds like a tepid and cliche response, but I blame smart phones and mass appeal social media. Almost 70% of people nowadays have an app based smart phone that allows just about anyone to find out relative values of games, toys, and other good flips on the fly.


Compared to when I first started flipping to supplement my gaming habit in 2010, it was about 1/3, and much less attention to video games in general.  You could place partial blame on bulletin based sites like CAG, but I still think that is an overwhelming minority compared to the general masses and their exposure.


I don't know how much the 2008 economy had anything to do with it either this far into the game.  Seems like most of the local competition I run into are either soccer moms or thrifting teenager archetypes, doubtful it had lasting (if any) effects on those groups.

In Topic: Super Mario Maker discussion (update)The imaginary game that will get me to b...

18 November 2015 - 05:56 PM

Can't wait for the website update in December to allow for ease of searching and queueing, one step closer to avoiding the sixteen digit code punches.

In Topic: Costco Holiday 3-Pack - Super Mario Galaxy 2 + Super Mario Sluggers + TMNT,...

11 November 2015 - 09:03 PM

For a second I thought the Wii console was included...

Good point, edited the title to make it less confusing, SMG2 alone makes it clear its for Wii anyways.