Saturday, October 22, 2005

Week 28 [10.22.05]

Day Total: $6.25
Sales Visited: 62

1 Gameboy Original
1 3rd-party GB light accessory
1 Gameboy multi-tap
1 Yoshi (GB, cart + case)
1 Quest 64 (N64, cart only)
1 Blast Corps (N64, cart only)
1 Pilot Wings 64 (N64, cart only)
1 Glover (N64, cart only)
Paid: $2.00

1 NES (no hookups)
4 NES controllers
1 Short Order / Eggsplode (NES, complete)
1 Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Anticipation (NES, cart + sleeve)
Paid: $2.00

20" Lego Store Display
Paid: $1.00

Lego Designer Set 4402
Paid: $0.75

Lego Mania hat
Paid: $0.50

// Originally Posted by Dom on 8/27/05:
Saw a knee-high huge novelty Lego mini-fig at that same sale. They marked it as $4, but from the looks of the pay-for-play arcade cabinet, I doubt they would've been talked down, so we passed. //

Talk about karma! Went to a church rummage sale this evening in the same town that we saw the mini-fig a couple months ago. That sale also had the After Burner arcade machine. Obviously, they never sold the mini-fig and must have donated it to the church: it's the exact same one! Oh, I know. I held that lil guy in my hands and passed him up for $4. But he came back! I offered a dollar to the woman manning the toy table (cash in face!) and, after a moment's hesitation, she said alright.

I'm so happy! What a great way to start the weekend, and also the end of the season. It was one of my regrets that I had passed up, but I ended up getting it in the end!

Weather is looking good for tomorrow! Good luck guys!

Hit 61 sales today, bringing our weekend total to 62 sales! This breaks our previous record of 60 sales in one weekend.

One lady said her son might have games that he might want to get rid of, so she took my information. Stuff like this hasn't worked out for us yet, but who knows.

Got the first purchase (GB + N64 stuff) at a big school sale. They were marked 50 cents per item, but the lady hesitantly took CIF $2.

Saw some ridiculously overpriced stuff at one sale. She had an N64 with two controllers and six games marked $75. I asked if she would sell any games seperately and she said no. She also had a SNES with 4 crappy games which she wanted $25 for. Pfff.

Went back to that sale from last week, where the guy had the "broken" Intellivison II. He dug all of the stuff out and tested it, and he said it worked (except for one of the controllers, the disk was a little funky). He had about 10 game boxes and about half as many games (some were missing, but the boxes were there). The only problem was that the stuff had been in the attic, and a lot of the boxes were completely glued to eachother. If I had tried to pry them apart, it would've wrecked them. I started at $2 and went as high as $5, but he wouldn't go lower than $10. I thanked him for digging it out, but I passed.

One lady was selling a 4-switch Atari 2600 with 2 controllers and a set of paddles, plus 3-4 games (cart + manual), marked $15. I asked if she would go lower, so she said $10. (She was also enthusiastically telling me that "It comes with a few games too!" Yeah...only a few.) I told her that the 4-switch was much more common and worth less, and that that the games went for a dime a piece down at the Salvation Army. So she offered me $5. I offered $3, she balked and refused. We went back at the end of the day to see if they still had it (so we could offer $3 again), but she told us she sold it to someone for $11. Nuts.

// Originally Posted by Dom on 6/11/2005
Saw an old woman selling her grandson's SNES (1 controller, RF hookups), and a complete Super Metroid (box in rough shape) for $20. She wouldn't seperate the package, and she would only go as low as $18. Yeah, suck my balls. She also rudely declined my offer of 25 cents for a Fat Albert VHS marked 75 cents. This was the same yardsale that was charging $2 for assorted VHS tapes (half of which were taped off of TV). I hate people sometimes. //

We unknowingly went back to this house today at noon, and all of the videogame stuff was still there. That old lady still had the SNES with Super Metroid in a box, with the same sign that said "Working SNES console with game, $20", but the $20 was crossed out with pen and $15 was written next to it. I once again asked if she would sell the game seperately, to which she declined. That's why you still have this stuff after 2 yardsales lady!

So yeah, we went to as many sales as possible today since the season is nearing its end. We saw a decent amount of stuff, a lot of it fairly overpriced. Still, nice to enjoy it all while it lasts.

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