Saturday, September 16, 2006

Week 30 [09.16.06]

Day Total: $4.00
Sales Visited: 62

1 NES (w/ power adapter and AV cables)
2 NES controllers (1 w/ broken wire)
1 Super Mario/Duck Hunt (NES, cart only)
1 Super Mario Bros 2 (NES, cart only)
1 Super Mario Bros 3 (NES, cart+sleeve)
1 California Games (NES, cart only)
Paid: $3.00

TMNT Pizza Power Game
Paid: $0.25

Psyduck plush
Paid: $0.25

Die-cast Millenium Falcon
Die-cast Star Destroyer
Paid: $0.25

N64 power adapter
Paid: $0.25

Reporting in Saturday's finds. 62 sales and nothing but crap at most of them.

No real stories on what we got. Offered $2 on the NES, they wanted $10. Able to get it for $3. It's dirty and smells like smoke, and they claimed their daughter "used it all through college and just graduated". Whatever.

Had to pass on a NES with 10 common games, asking $25. We later came across a Sports Dreamcast with some crappy games, asking $25. didn't bother to counter-offer, even though we don't have the black Dreamcast yet. At yet another sale, we saw a Game Boy Color, asking $30 - everything was overpriced there so we didn't bother.

Then around mid-morning, we missed two scores in a row, which naturally bummed us out. We follow a specific route through certain towns, always the same order. When we've changed that route, we've gotten burned. You just don't know where things are going to be, so even though we were disappointed, we still realized that there was no way we could have known, and that it was just the luck of the game.

Funnily enough, last week we missed an "old Nintendo" and, as mentioned in last week's report, we just hoped that it was some mom or grandmother buying for her kids. Well come to find that my coworker - who just recently got into saling - was the one who bought it (for her young sons). She paid $20 for an N64 w/ 10 cart-only games. It was hilarious when she exclaimed that she had picked up an N64 (she knows about our purpose for saling, and happens to live in my town), and I asked her if it was at that particular sale. But it just goes to show that when you miss a deal, chances are that it's just a person buying it for their kids, and probably less likely that it's some flea market vendor. It just made us feel better about missing out.

Random fact: We average about 100 miles per week yardsaling (i.e. each Saturday).

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