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Today's (and yesterdays) finds:

 

Two loose Sony 8MB PS2 memory cards - $4 each

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas for the PS2 (disc only) - $3

Resident Evil 2 for the PS1 (discs only) - $5

 

Wizard of War for the Atari 5200 (loose cart - minor label damage) - $4

** I guess this means I should get an Atari 5200 now...

 

"Grab Bag" of ten loose Atari 2600 carts - $14 (includes Video Olympics, Casino, Outlaw, (2) Pac Man, Vanguard, Boxing, Pitfall, Fishing Derby and a totally labeless "mystery" cart that ended up being Circus Atari)

 

Loose "As-is" Commodore 1541 floppy drive (the older VIC-1541 style) - $10 (I haven't tested this yet but I have 100% success in bringing these back from the dead)

 

...and to my amazement, the Atari 400 that has been sitting unsold for MONTHS has been REDUCED! It was been marked down to $39.99 "as-is" and the Qix cart has been removed (or stolen). Still no power supply or accessories of any kind...

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I think I got some okay deals today.

 

I got an old Stanley Coffee Thermos with a custom leather carrying case for $2

SNES Zelda a link to the past for $.50

Boxed Pengo Atari 5200: $2

Countermeasure Atari 5200 $2

 

(I just missed out on an Atari 7800 and a 5200 for $5 each. I left an Atari 2600 there and he was wanting $5 for it and two controllers)

 

I also talked a guy down from $75 on a PSone with screen, carrying case, memory card and 21 games. I got it for $50 total. It also had 2 PS2 memory cards.

The note worthy games in the bunch: a complete Greatest Hits edition of Chrono Cross and a Yugioh forbidden memories

 

Not too shabby I guess.

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Well here are two surprising finds when on delivery today.

 

First is this Atari Lynx with Stun Runner for $10. My jaw hit the floor when I saw this thing in the middle of a table of children's jewelry.

 

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And then there was this flawless Gameboy Advanced SP and Kingdom Hearts at another yard sale for 3 freaking dollars!!!

 

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I left an Atari 2600 there and he was wanting $5 for it and two controllers)

 

? Explain your actions or be shunned as a distrusted outsider!

 

 

Yeah, I almost said something there. Dude, I could have made some money on that. Wish $5 2600 showed up around here.

 

AX

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Last night when we went to bed, the forcast said that there was a 60% chance of thunderstorms, so I said screw it, I'm not even making a sale list. Well, we get up just before 8am, skies are clear, sun is shining, so we decide to wing it and just drive around looking for sales. Glad we did! Not a lot of game stuff, but some good deals none the less.

 

At the very first sale, I think she was being extra nice to us because I had found a card holder amongst the junk she was selling, and it had a bunch of her old id cards and stuff in it. It was a moving sale and stuff was everywhere, so it's no wonder she didn't see it before.

 

A brand new, still shrinkwrapped copy of Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional - $5 - routinely goes for over $100 on ebay, but I actually need it, so I think I'll keep it.

 

A 2nd gen iPod nano 2 gb - $1 - seriously, one doller. She lost the power supply and just wanted to get rid of it I guess. It looks almost brand new, charged it up and it works great, even has about 320 tracks on it!

 

we also bought a bunch of books from her, but that was it.

 

In someones "free" box I grabbed a Commodore64 users guide.

 

At another sale, my first Atari stuff of the season: a tangle of controllers - including:

1 pair of paddles

1 set Indy 500 driving controllers

1 Slik-stik joystick

1 Spectravision joystick

and a pair of ti99 joysticks!

All for $2

 

Also grabbed a number of $1 cds at various sales, including a copy of Flowers by the Stones. I didn't notice until I got it home that it was a CD/SACD hybred disc! SACD, or Super Audio CD discs are high resolution audio discs that only play in special players, which I have, so that's awesome. :D Will go great with my Let It Bleed SACD I own.

 

That's it for yard sales today, I'll be back with my Craigslist find of the summer (so far!) in a bit!

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Wow, 24 hours, and no other replies?

 

Ok, found this nice little set of Sega Genesis / 32X on Craigslist. He didn't have a price listed and asked me to make an offer, which I hate doing most of the time. So, I started off at $50, which he happily accepted! Ones of particular note I've bolded:

 

Sega Genesis games

 

CIB

Disney's Aladin

Maximum Carnage

The Jungle Book

NFL Football 94

Mortal Kombat II

NBA Jam

Brutal

Virtua Racing

Sonic Spinball

The Lion King

Mortal Kombat 3

Earthworm Jim

Aerosmith Revolution

Super Street Fighter

The Adventures of Mighty Max

Ballz

Animaniacs

Sonic 2

Chakan

NHLPA Hockey 99

Jungle Strike

Haunting

Street Fighter II

Captain America and the Avengers

Sunsetriders

FIFA International Soccer

Sonic and Knuckles

 

No box:

Primal Rage

Vectorman

NHL All-star Hockey

RBI Baseball

Dinosaurs for hire

 

SEGA 32X Games

CIB

NBA Jam TE

Doom

Tempo

Knuckles Chaotix

Metalhead

Cosmic Carnage

Star Wars Arcade

 

No Box:

Metalhead

StarWars Arcade

 

No bad huh? Well when we met up, he also found some other stuff that he threw in for free!

Sega Nomad AA Battery pack

Sega Nomad Rechargable battery pack

Tyco Power Plug thingy for the Genesis that add controller functions

Genesis Game Genie with book

Also a few PS2 games including Guitar Hero 1&2, and Resident Evil 4

 

So, not a bad weekend at all for me.:)

 

 

 

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REALLY Nice Finds SRGilbert! :thumbsup: :o :thumbsup:

 

This Weekend:

 

Batman #187 Special 80 page Giant From January 1966 Original - $20

 

Cover Price: 25c. (Pretty Expenisive for a comic of the Time, Seeing how

Comics were 12c.)

 

Interesting Fun Fact:

 

This was the Issue Available when the Original Adam West TV Show Batman Debuted. :grin:

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I left an Atari 2600 there and he was wanting $5 for it and two controllers)

 

? Explain your actions or be shunned as a distrusted outsider!

 

I have too many of them already... but... who knows. I have the guy's email... I may go back and get whatever was left (and whatever else he dug out of his mom's house)

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its okay though... I sent an email to the guy to buy the remaining stuff he has....

:)

 

Hopefully I can grab it. He mentioned there seems to be a lot of NES stuff as well that he just found. HOPEFULLY I can talk him out of it!

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My daughter wanted to hit the local record store and trade in some CDs so while I was there, I had to check the games. I came up with the following for a pretty decent price:

 

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$3.99 PS1 Longbox - 3D LEMMINGS

$4.99 PS1 - EINHANDER

$6.99 PS1 - DIABLO

 

They are all complete, the 3D Lemmings even has the original styrofoam insert. :thumbsup:

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My daughter wanted to hit the local record store and trade in some CDs so while I was there, I had to check the games. I came up with the following for a pretty decent price:

 

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$3.99 PS1 Longbox - 3D LEMMINGS

$4.99 PS1 - EINHANDER

$6.99 PS1 - DIABLO

 

They are all complete, the 3D Lemmings even has the original styrofoam insert. :thumbsup:

 

 

Nice, that Einhander will pay for that trip a few times over. Plans on the Lemmings? I don't think I have that longie yet.

 

AX

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$4.99 PS1 - EINHANDER

I don't suppose you'd be interested in letting it go for that much would you? :D

I want that game SOOOOOOOOO badly its my all time favortie shoot em up!

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Well here are two surprising finds when on delivery today.

 

First is this Atari Lynx with Stun Runner for $10. My jaw hit the floor when I saw this thing in the middle of a table of children's jewelry.

 

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And then there was this flawless Gameboy Advanced SP and Kingdom Hearts at another yard sale for 3 freaking dollars!!!

 

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You are SO LUCKY!!!!

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Picked up Not For Resale copies of Xbox Project Gotham Racing and Halo (GOTY) for $3.99 each at a Goodwill.

 

Found a NFR Crimson Skies at a different Goodwill for $5.99 a couple of days ago. Here it is with the other two, and with a Cowboy Bebop CD I got along with Crimson Skies for $1.99, and a Chrono Cross I picked up today at a hole in the wall thrift for $5.

 

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Well here are two surprising finds when on delivery today.

 

First is this Atari Lynx with Stun Runner for $10. My jaw hit the floor when I saw this thing in the middle of a table of children's jewelry.

 

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And then there was this flawless Gameboy Advanced SP and Kingdom Hearts at another yard sale for 3 freaking dollars!!!

 

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You are SO LUCKY!!!!

 

I know man it was a crazy day.

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Don't normally post to these threads, but the SNES haul recently has been too good not to brag a little. Got the loose carts today, all for $6, and the complete boxed carts a couple of days ago for $2 each. Not really into RPG's, but I might have to give some of these a try...

 

SNES loose:

Earthbound

Super Mario RPG

The 7th Saga

Super Mario World

Zelda: Link to the Past

Darius Twin

 

CIB:

Chrono Trigger

FF III

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Don't normally post to these threads, but the SNES haul recently has been too good not to brag a little. Got the loose carts today, all for $6, and the complete boxed carts a couple of days ago for $2 each. Not really into RPG's, but I might have to give some of these a try...

 

SNES loose:

Earthbound

Super Mario RPG

The 7th Saga

Super Mario World

Zelda: Link to the Past

Darius Twin

 

CIB:

Chrono Trigger

FF III

 

Earthbound for $1? OMFG! :o

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The gaming gods have been good to me over the past several weeks...

 

Records:

Asia - Asia (Shrinkwrapped) $1

Van Halen - Van Halen $4

Rumours - Fleetwood Mac $2

The Hits - REO Speedwagon $2

Precious Time - Pat Benatar $2

Head Games - Foreigner (Bought this one simply because it was in better condition than my other copy) $2

 

PS1:

Final Fantasty 9 - $3

 

PS2:

Final Fantasy X-2 - $3

 

Dreamcast:

Shenmue - $7

 

Atari 2600:

$1:

3d Tic Tac Toe

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's castle

Mouse trap

Video Checkers

Turmoil

Gorf

 

Computer:

Viewsonic VX924 19" LCD monitor - $10

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Sorry for the blurness. Also this isn't really thrift but I've given up on the other pickups thread. I took my girlfriend to the mall today, we decided we were going to buy each other's things instead of our own (kind of like buying each other gifts or whatever). So in a way these games set me back around $200 icon_rolleyes.gif Still a fun day though.

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A few purchases today, for the Gameboy Color.

 

Frogger - $3

Monopoly - $1

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2000 with manual - $1

 

And a PS1 controller extension cord - $1

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