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#14038076 2018 Yard Sale / Flea Market Finds

Posted by SPS on 11 August 2018 - 07:27 PM

Today was a surprisingly bad day for garage sales in my area despite it being the weekend of the annual Yard Sale Trail. That said I ended hitting one garage sale and got the following for $27


Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z (360)

Mario Super Sluggers


Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

Smash Bros Wii U

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Mario and Sonic at the Winter Games (Wii)

Mario Party 9

New Super Mario Bros. U

New Super Mario Bros (Wii)

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Smash Amiibo

Link Smash Amiibo

Inkling Boy Amiibo

Inkling Girl Amiibo

Sonic Amiibo


Passed up on a Diddy Kong Amiibo and a Luigi Amiibo.


Went to Gamestop immediately and traded in all but the Amiibo and darn near tripled my money.


Also hit up a used book store and got 28 Days Later and 300 on blu-ray for $1 total.

#14035464 2018 Yard Sale / Flea Market Finds

Posted by SPS on 04 August 2018 - 05:24 PM

You want some pickups? I got some pickups right here:




In all honesty aside from the early summer finds and one big PS1 game find that I didn't post here, I haven't found much. This was the best yard sale weekend I've had since my vacation. Anyhow as to what I found, the 3 PS1 games and 3 7800 games ended up being .75 total, the movies were all a buck apiece, and the DS and 3DS games (except for lost World, that was $2) were included in the bundle of the DS Lite and 3DS. Oh and Sneak King was $2, but it says its used but is sealed, it goes with my sealed Pocketbike Racer.


Edit: Also the Blu-rays were all a buck also.

#13974350 2018 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by SPS on 31 March 2018 - 09:39 PM

Went to a local used book store and got all the following for a dollar apiece:


PS3 Games:

Far Cry 2

Red Dead Redemption

Godfather 2

Battlefield: Bad Company

Killzone 2

Fear 2


Socom Confrontation





Soul Calibur 4

Halo Wars limited edition (complete)


Original XBox:

Splinter Cell

SC: Chaos Theory

SC: Pandora Tomorrow


Ninja Gaiden


Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

Star Wars: Republic Commando

#13967405 2018 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by SPS on 20 March 2018 - 04:41 PM

Found Smash Bros Melee in a Super Mario Strikers Box with a GC Memory card for $13

#13952309 2018 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by SPS on 23 February 2018 - 09:01 PM

Found a bunch of decent stuff for this early in the year last weekend:


Morrowind: GotY for Xbox original (no map or manual and disc is in rough shape)- got it mainly for the shelf as I prefer to play it on PC


Wave Race: Blue Storm

Lord of the Rings: the Third Age

Simpsons Road Rage

Donkey Konga

Super Monkey Ball 2


Morrowind was $3 and the GC games were a buck apiece.

#13852762 The Official 2017 Yard Sale Thread - Passing the torch

Posted by SPS on 14 October 2017 - 05:02 PM

Today I had one of my best days garage saleing but also the worst. I think this would be better posted in the shopping morality thread but since its garage sale related. This makes me so angry and I apologize if I sound entitled but here we go.


I got up early to go to a garage sale at 8am that was advertising DS games. We get there 5 minutes early and I ask if they had the games they advertised. They are like sure let me go get them. Then in the 10 minutes we're waiting for those games another older guy comes and asks for video games. They bring out their big bin (think the most recent episode of Game Chasers for size and scope comparison), and we ask how much, and my brother and I hesitate (I was going to offer $5 apiece), the mother says "what a dollar or two?" and this older guy says $1.


So my brother and I are in the bin digging around and we both pick out a few games. The second we take our hands out of the bin the guy grabs the rest of the games out and hides them so he can look through them. I see a  DS Kingdom Hearts game and ask him if that had the game in it. He says "That's mine". We ask if he found Pokemon Sun and Moon carts in the boxes of mixed up games. No response. Then I ask if they have anymore Wii games, and the family pulls out some Wii and Gamecube games. I do what this guy did and grab all of them and keep a death grip on them. The guy gives me a death stare. I find a copy of Mario Kart 7 in another game's case. So turnabout being fair play I grab the Mario Kart 7 box and reunite  it with its game. I go home and while I gloat a little, I feel like garbage about this whole experience. I am probably going to go back to the garage sale later today and hand them another $20. That said I did make out pretty well today for $25 we got:



Tales game



Harvest Moon

Chibi Robo



Wario Shake it!

Zak and Wiki



Pokemon Soul Silver, Black, Rumble Blast and Conquest, Boxes for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (sealed)

Majora's Mask 3D (sealed)

Smash Bros 3DS

Mario Kart 7


and a 3DS XL that had been stepped on but it turns on.

#13804628 The Official 2017 Yard Sale Thread - Passing the torch

Posted by SPS on 12 August 2017 - 10:14 PM

Found a ton of good stuff this weekend, some video game stuff, some non. A majority of this stuff was from one estate sale and a block sale near my house. We'll start with the game stuff:


Kinect for Xbox One $5

Animal Crossing: City Folk $2

Smash Bros. Brawl $5

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg $5

GTA 3 and Vice City for Xbox original $2 apiece

GTA Vice City, San Andreas and Liberty City Stories for PS2 for $1 apiece

GTA 5 x2 for Xbox 360 for $5 total

Kinetica demo and two other demo discs for PS2 for $1

Lego Star Wars and Need for Speed Gamecube for $2.50 apiece

Gamecube with two third party controllers for $20


Non Gaming Stuff:

Old Wrestling book from 1950 .50

Ready Player One .50

Super Nintendo cheat book 3  .22 (all the change I had in my pocket)

Into the WIld $2

Batman: The Killing Joke $1


Breaking Bad season 2 (sealed) $1

1984 (John Hurt version) $1

Requiem for a Dream $1

Dog Day Afternoon $1

Zack and Miri Make a Porno $1

10 Things I hate about you (sealed) .50

Interstellar (blu-ray) $5

Birdman (blu-ray)$5

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (blu-ray)$5

Star Wars: Rogue One (blu-ray)$5


and finally a big bag of 54 vintage GI Joe figures plus 3 vintage Star Wars figures for $5. A lot of accessories also. Don't know anything about GI Joes or Star Wars figures. Highlights (the only ones I recognize) were Gung Ho, Duke, Destro, and Sgt. Slaughter. Also there was an original Lando Calarissian figure in there. I think there were a lot of mail-ins.


Yeah so quite the good day

#13792718 The Official 2017 Yard Sale Thread - Passing the torch

Posted by SPS on 29 July 2017 - 06:27 PM

Bad year of garage saleing so far this year. Mainly because I haven't been able to get out on Fridays like I did last year...but I did have a huge run of luck today and picked up the following:


Resident Evil Blu-ray 5 pack and Godzilla (2014) bundled with a Platinum Gamecube with two controllers, a memory card and a donkey kong bongo for $25.


I told him I was interested in his original XBox he had but he wanted $20 for it. I told him I would think about it because I didn't have the money on me. He told me that if I came back for it he would give it to me for $10. I came back with the money and got the following:


A crystal Xbox with the cords and controller, two wireless controllers from Logitec, Star Wars Battlefront 2, jade Empire, Halo 1 and two 360 games: Bioshock Infinite complete edition sealed and Halo Wars all for $10.


I almost bought a Wii he had for $15 and a PS2 for $15 also as I could've probably gotten both of them for $20 but I couldn't carry everything on my bike and I had about 7 miles left to go til I got home lol.


I also got:


Warcraft 3 Battle Chest,

Spyro 1 and 2, and Spider-Man 1 for the PS1 and a PS2 gameshark disc for $3.


So yeah bad year so far but today made up for it.

#13719581 The Official 2017 Yard Sale Thread - Passing the torch

Posted by SPS on 19 May 2017 - 09:14 PM

All within the last week


Last Weekend: 2 Wiimotes with wiimotion plus built in, a Wii Classic controller and a Nunchuck, Resevoir Dogs on Blu-Ray- All for Like $5


X-Men Cartoon Maker, Simpsons: Virtual Springfield, Blood all 3 for PC for $4.50


Rare Tuesday Garage Sale (which honestly I wouldn't have gone to except for the fact that it was the next block over):


Irritating Stick PS1


Guardians Crusade PS1


Both for $3


Then today I did some light Garage Saleing after work and got the following:


A DS Lite with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for $3 but no charger which worked aside from a loose hinge.


A camo XBox One controller with no battery cover for $1 which worked perfectly.

#13678572 Nintendo Switch Console Stock Thread - Mario Odyssey bundle announced

Posted by SPS on 31 March 2017 - 11:50 PM

I went to my closest Target this morning after they said they had low stock thinking I wouldn't get one. I got there 15 minutes past open and they had 5 there. I think Target has been getting restocks consistently every week since launch.

#13672360 Nintendo Switch Console Stock Thread - Mario Odyssey bundle announced

Posted by SPS on 25 March 2017 - 05:36 PM

Brickseek claims there are 12 at the Wal-Mart near my house. Considering how disorganized that Wal-Mart is I highly doubt it lol

#13381371 2016 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by SPS on 25 June 2016 - 03:50 PM

I found the following of late:


Mario Kart Wii $1


South Park the Stick of Truth

Red Dead Redemption

Fable 3

Lollipop Chainsaw

Wii Sports


All for $2 apiece


SNES controller for $3


then I found three N64 games taped together for $1 I thought no biggie they were just sports games but for a buck what the heck right? Well I cut into the tape and open it up when I get home to find a copy of Super Bowling in there. Now if I can only get the tape off the back of the game.

#13292424 The Official 2016 Yard Sale Thread

Posted by SPS on 15 April 2016 - 08:23 PM

No good gaming finds garage saleing but did find a Sting pencil box from the NWO era, and a 6 inch stuffed Sting toy from NWO, total was $2. Oh and I also got Kiki's Delivery Service for $1

#13292416 2016 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by SPS on 15 April 2016 - 08:18 PM

After a pretty uneventful day garage saleing on my way back I hit up my favorite little used toy store and picked up the following for $35 total:


Super Mario All Stars for SNES

Super Adventure Island 2 for SNES

Star Fox for SNES

Donkey Kong Country 3 for SNES


Joe and Mac for NES

Darkwing Duck for NES


She also had a NES and SNES for $45 apiece which I passed on.

#12939881 The Official 2015 Yard Sale Thread Post your finds!

Posted by SPS on 26 September 2015 - 06:42 PM

Today was one heck of a day for garage saleing for me. Alright first a couple of stories:


1. I went out Thursday for a couple of quick yard sales and just found an Electronic Football 2 for $2. But then I go out today just around my neighborhood and I would say 75% of the yard sales in my area had video games. The first 3 I went to nothing but then I hit up a yard sale that had a Wii. I ask how much and they are like $50. I am a bit hesitant about it and she says lowest our son would go is $45. Everything is priced at Gamestop levels BUT I figure I can bundle it to get the near complete copy of Mario Kart Wii for cheap with it. I want to get the Wii as cheaply as possible so I can sell it to my co-worker for $20. I figure who knows the system may have a game in it that would make it worth my while. I end up paying $60 for the Wii and Mario Kart Wii. The lady also throws in a copy of Lego Batman and two Lego Star Wars games (one of them still sealed). I come home and I open the box for Mario Kart Wii and it has a complete copy of Wii Sports and a disc only copy of Wii Play. I then check the system out and lo and behold it has a copy of Brawl in it.


2. I go to the last yard sale of the day for me and see a couple of 360 games. I ask the lady if she has anything older like Nintendo stuff. She takes my number and surprisingly calls me back. She has a crate of old games mostly playstation but there is a Nintendo 64 and two controllers in there. Its all beat to hell. She then brings out another N64 this one has an expansion pack in it. I offer her $5 for the entire box, she says for one she would do $5, I'm like how about $10 then and she takes that.


and a full list:


Sale 1

Wii with Wiimote, nunchuck and extra Wiimote

Mario Kart Wii (no manual)

Wii Sports

Wii Play (disc only)

Lego Star Wars: The complete Story Wii (sealed)

Lego Star Wars 3 the clone Wars Wii (disc only in a complete story box)

Lego Batman

Smash Bros Brawl

total $60


Sale 2

Armored Core: Project Phantasma

Resident Evil 2

total $6


Sale 3

Resident Evil 2

Gunfighter: The Legend of Jesse James

Ninja Turtles playing cards

Pokemon super balls

Misty and Jessie Tomy figures

Drowzee figurine

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl pokedex

total $5


Sale 4

Two N64 consoles (one missing brick)

Two N64 controllers

Enter The Matrix USB thing

One N64 Memory card

One N64 expansion pack

Wave Race 64

two copies of 1080

two PS2 memory cards

3 random Genesis manuals

12 PS1 games

total $10