Saturday, September 30, 2006

Week 32 [09.30.06]

Day Total: $22.75
Sales Visited: 49

60 lbs of assorted Legos
Paid: $12.00

54 lbs of assorted Legos
Paid: $5.00

1 N64 (all hookups)
1 N64 transfer pack
1 lime green Game Boy Color
1 Super Smash Bros. (N64, cart only)
1 Mario Tennis (N64, cart only)
1 Battle Tanx: Global Assault (N64, cart only)
1 Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (GBC, complete)
Paid: $3.00

1 Dreamcast Keyboard (w/ box)
1 Dreamcast Generator Vol. 2 (DC, complete)
1 Ecco: Defender of the Future (DC, complete)
Paid: $1.00

1 Ms. Pac-Man (GEN, cart only)
1 B&tB: Belle's Quest (GEN, cart only)
Paid: $0.25

3 Family Dog VHS tapes
Paid: $1.00

2 silk paintings
Paid: $0.50

Well, one of my dreams came true: twice in a row. Always hoped to run across a ton of Legos at a sale. Of course, my other dream is to come across boxes upon boxes of old school games. 1 out of 2 ain't bad!

Let me start out by saying that today was the day of reasonably priced items. Pretty much everything we picked up today had low asking prices to begin with, and it seemed people were just looking to get rid of their stuff.

First Lego score was at an advertised sale. Each of the big bins was marked $10, and the smaller one had no price on it. Not bad. I offered $10 for all, she countered with $15, then we came back with $12. I was psyched. I haven't really bought any Legos all season (as I have so much already and haven't seen much), but I just couldn't pass up such a huge score.

Then the next sale was an unadvertised one. We come up to the house and are just laughing inside. More Legos!! At this house, they had a big candy scoop with a sign that said "50 cents per scoop". Again, not unreasonable. But I wanted them all! We offered $5, and after a slight hesitation, they took it. They said "We just want to get rid of them." They were super friendly and the father even commented, "You just got a deal of the century there!"

We did the math after weighing everything. 115 lbs of Legos for $17 comes to roughly 14 cents per pound. Considering buying Lego lots on eBay usually comes to about $2-3/lb, this is an insanely great deal. And now that my dream of a huge score of Legos has come true, I can close the book on buying any more Legos (for a long time at the least...)

The N64 stuff came from an annual town sale. We actually made 3 different purchases there from different people's tables. We left behind quite a few things. For example, 2 PS1's that were marked $2 each. We weren't really interested, plus assumed they were broken, so left them for someone else to find. Also left a few more N64 games behind from the kid we bought those from. There were also some PSX games floating around. Tried to buy a small Blastoise plush for a quarter, but was informed that "No, that's a dollar." I tossed it down and said "Oh, that's way too much," and walked off. C'mon it's a plush toy!

Funny sighting: we come upon a house with various religious knickknacks and figures. Then right next to a statue of a robed guy praying, there's this glittery notebook with a big Playboy bunny on the front. Hrmm, k.

Not much on the video game front, but a great day nonetheless. It was a beautiful fall day, sunny with just a slight chill in the air. Great for saling. Hope you all had luck!!

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