Saturday, June 17, 2006

Week 17 [06.17.06]

Day Total: $1.25
Sales Visited: 69

1 Nintendo 64 (all hookups, memory expansion, original jumper pack + removal tool)
2 official N64 controllers (loose sticks)
1 third part N64 controller (loose stick)
1 N64-GB Transfer Pack
1 F-1 World Grand Prix (N64, complete)
1 Pokemon Snap (N64, complete)
1 Donkey Kong 64 (N64, complete)
1 Madden 2001 (N64, complete)
1 NBA In The Zone (N64, cart + box)
1 Mario Kart 64 (N64, cart + manual)
1 Mario Golf (N64, cart + manual)
1 Mario Party (N64, cart + manual)
1 Mario Party 2 (N64, cart + manual)
1 Pokemon Stadium (N64, cart + manual)
1 Madden 99 (N64, cart + manual)
1 NBA Courtside (N64, cart + manual)
1 Penny Racers (N64, cart + manual)
1 Bass Hunter 64 (N64, cart only)
1 Super Mario 64 (N64, cart only)
1 Fox Sports College Hoops 99 (N64, cart only)
Assorted manuals
Paid: FREE

1 Final Fantasy VIII (PS1, incomplete)
Paid: $0.50

1 Clue (GEN, complete)
Paid: $0.25

1 Cruisin' Exotica (N64, cart only)
Paid: $0.25

1 Star Wars X-Wing (PC)
1 Star Wars X-Wing guide
Paid: $0.25

Today was humbling.

68 sales total today. We think it's a new personal record for us, but we haven't dug through the archives yet to check. It was a beautiful day, so there were tons of unadvertised sales. FFVIII and Clue were our only finds until noon. I forgot that FFVIII had 4 disks, probably wouldn't have bought it if I had remembered pre-purchase.

Whenever we go saling, we usually go to the same towns in the same order. This week we decided to switch it up, because some of our usually later towns looked a lot better than our typical early towns. So we went to all of our same towns but in a different order, thinking we'd get a lot more bang for our buck. We made a mistake.

The towns that we went to first that looked great turned out to be really crappy. By the time we got to our normally early towns, we got a bunch of "Oh we just sold that stuff, and for really cheap too!" It was pretty crushing to hear that house after house, especially since if we had stuck to our usual gameplan we would've gotten them. We were pretty down all day, swearing to ourselves that we had learned our lesson and that we wouldn't deviate from the usual plan again. "The bargain gods are teaching us a lesson!", and that they surely did, but they were nice enough to throw us a bone so we wouldn't be too discouraged.

We got the free N64 lot at noon after asking at a sale with young kids. First they brought out some crappy PSX games which we declined, and then the neighbor brought over a crate of N64 stuff. After we were looking at it for a few seconds, she says "You know what? You can just take that. Nobody ever plays it anymore." It was just the thing we needed to pick up our spirits. Most of the cart-only games were in plastic VHS boxes, and all of the N64 controllers have busted analog sticks, so we'll probably toss them. Getting this stuff after the crappy day we had felt like getting a half-court shot at the buzzer.

We got the Crusin cart at 4PM on the way to the supermarket. That's a crazy late sale!

We passed on a NES with 5 extremely common games. Offered $2 on it and were rebuffed, so we walked. We also found a Genesis 2 with Sonic 2 asking $5, offered $2 and was countered with $3. We passed.

Hope everyone else had a good day!

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