Saturday, June 18, 2005

Week 10 [6.18.05]

Day Total: $9.50
Sales Visited: 28

Game Boy Original
Paid: $1

1 NES (RF hookups, Power Adapter cord severed, phone charger cord was included and might work as replacement)
2 NES Controllers
1 Gray NES Zapper
1 NES Advantage
1 Dr. Mario (NES, cart only)
1 RBI Baseball (NES, cart only)
1 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES, cart only)
1 Donkey Kong Junior (NES, cart only)
1 Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt (NES, cart only)
1 Paperboy (NES, cart only)
1 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World (NES, cart only)
1 Micro Machines (GB, cart only)
Paid: $2

Game Boy Box (Mint)
Paid: $0.50

Lego 8857 Expert Builder Set (© 1979)
Paid: $1

1 Lego 4728 "Harry Potter: Escape from Privet Drive" (Complete with manual and inserts)
1 Lego 4730 "Harry Potter: The Chamber of Secrets" (Complete with manual and inserts)
1 stack Pokemon cards
Paid: $5

We mapped out 10 key Yardsales (" Toys", "Games", "Multi-Family" ) and hit those, then drove around looking for signs for the rest of the day.

Saw volumes 1-5 of the Dinosaurs TV show (some of them still sealed), but they were asking $2 a tape. No way Jose. They also had a Captain Planet tape. I find the typical $1-for-VHS-tape-standard a tad offensive, but $2 a tape is just lunacy.

When we bought the NES lot, I got in the car with the crate in my lap. Just as I shut the door, a guy not much older than me and (presumably) his girlfriend got out of their car, saw the NES stuff in my lap, smiled and pointed at it and went "Awwwwwwwww!". We were all kind of laughing about it. It's funny to see your competition in person, and to beat them out on a find by a few seconds is exhilirating. There were no negative feelings from them it seemed, and it was almost as if we connected in the few seconds that we saw each other. We were both out for the same thing, and almost felt a sense of camaraderie.

The lady who we got the GB Box from also had a mint boxed NES, with a boxed Mario 2 (box was a little torn). She also had a mint boxed Game Gear, with mint boxed power adapter and mint boxed screen magnifyer. She wanted $20 for the NES + Mario, and $15 for the GG stuff. Far too pricey for me, although it was neat to see all that stuff mint and boxed. She was typical of the "YardSale Bitches" that we've seen, who charge ebay prices for their stuff. Short hair, slightly old, acted snobby. She was all "where's the gameboy, where's the gameboy" when I asked if we could buy the box, and I thought she was going to accuse us of stealing it but she didn't. I offered 50 cents for the box early, and then she was looking at it and said "alright, you can have it" *pause*......and I thought she was going to be nice and let us have the box for free, but she wanted my 50 cent offer.

Saw a St. Bernard dog today. Those things are like horses!

Saw a dirty old Game Boy with Teris+MarioLand for $10. Har har har. If it was mint I could semi-understand, but the stuff was dirty and tossed in a bin.

Not a bad day for our 10th outing. We bought stuff at 5/28 sales, which is a surprisingly good average for us.

Good luck all!

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