Saturday, July 8, 2006

Week 20 [07.08.06]

Day Total: $7.00
Sales Visited: 41

1 Sega Master System (AC adapter, AV adapter)
1 SMS controller
1 SMS Sports Pad
1 NES RF cable
1 Outrun (SMS, complete)
1 Great Baseball (SMS, complete)
1 The Ninja (SMS, complete)
1 Black Belt (SMS, cart + box)
1 Choplifter (SMS, complete)
1 Marksman Shooting and Trap Shooting (SMS, complete)
1 World Grand Prix (SMS, complete)
1 Ghost House (SMS, complete)
1 Hang-On / Safari Hunt (SMS, cart only)
1 Genesis model 2 (AC adapter, RF adapter, AV adapter)
1 Battletoads (Gen, cart + box)
1 688 Attack Sub (Gen, cart + box)
1 LaRussa Baseball 95 (Gen, cart + box)
1 X-Men 2 (Gen, cart only)
1 Asterix (Gen, cart only)
1 Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (Gen, cart only)
1 Sonic The Hedgehog (Gen, cart only)
Paid: $3.00

1 GameGear
1 GG AC Adapter
1 NHL 96 (Gen, cart+manual+cards, missing cart)
1 NHL 98 (Gen, sealed)
1 Madden 98 (Gen, sealed)
2 World Series Baseball (GG, 1 cart, 1 cart+case+manual)
1 Madden 95 (GG, cart+case+manual)
1 PGA Tour 96 (GG, cart+case+manual)
1 NHL Allstar Hockey (GG, cart+case+manual)
1 Sports Trivia (GG, cart + case)
1 NBA Jam TE (GG, cart + case)
1 Sonic 2 (GG, cart + case)
Paid: $2.00

1 ToeJam and Earl (GEN, cart + case)
1 ToeJam and Earl: PoF (GEN, complete)
Paid: $2.00

Congratulations to all new comers! I hope your adventures were fun, and I hope you join us for the rest of the season!

41 sales today, pretty nice weather too. There weren't many advertised OR unadvertised sales, but we figured everyone would still be in vacation mode.

At one sale run by an older woman, there was this incredibly bratty 10-year old who had just convinced his mom to buy this framed picture of a wooden chair and flowers (not sure why he wanted it, it was random as all hell). We heard the mom say, "Now if I buy you this, you'll be good for the rest of the day, right?" Interesting exchange. So Liz then asks the woman running the sale if she has videogames (we specifically mention Nintendo, Sega, and Atari just to jog their memories and give them a better idea of what we're looking for, i.e. not current stuff). She says she has a ton of stuff in the attic, but can't remember exactly what, and they are too packed in to retrieve right away. She offered to take our number and call us (which is never fruitful for us anyway).

The brat interrupts our exchange, asking, "Do you have the old Nintendo carts, about this big (motions with his hands the size of the NES carts), from 1985?" The sale-runner shrugs kind of confusedly, and tries to turn her attention back to us. The kid proceeds to throw a tantrum and whine at his mom: "Mooom, if we give her our number, she'll call us! Can we give her our number? I want those gamessssssssssssss!" Meanwhile Liz writes up our information and hands it to the woman, and the mother gives in and goes to her car for a pen and paper. You'd think she'd take this opportunity to teach her kid about the universal principle of "first dibs", but she folded like an accordian. Never thought we'd be undercut by a little kid!

Not many other stories. We're finding that towards the end of the day, we're getting a lot more "Oh...we sold them earlier today" than we used to. We keep wondering if it's from random people randomly buying video games, or if some flea market vendor is making the rounds or something. Here's hoping for the former.

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