Saturday, September 20, 2008

Week 11 [09.20.08]

Day Total: $6.00
Sales Visited: 39

1 Monster Party (NES, cart only)
1 The Goonies II (NES, cart only)
1 Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach (NES, cart only)
1 WWF Wrestlemania (NES, cart only)
1 Stack Up (NES, cart only)
1 American Gladiators (NES, cart only)
1 BurgerTime (NES, cart only)
1 Duck Hunt (NES, cart only)
1 Pinbot (NES, cart only)
1 Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt (NES, cart only)
1 Super Mario Bros 2 (NES, cart only)
1 Gauntlet (NES, cart only)
1 Skull and Crossbones (NES, cart only)
2 Batman (NES, carts + 1 sleeve)
1 Spot (NES, cart only)
2 Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES carts + 1 manual)
1 Nintendo World Cup (NES, cart only)
1 Magic of Scheherazade (NES, cart only)
1 Star Tropics (NES, cart only)
1 Super Mario Bros. (NES, cart + manual)
1 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (NES, cart only)
1 Jeopardy! (NES, cart only)
1 The Adventure of Link (NES, cart + case)
1 Double Dragon III (NES, cart + case)
1 Dr. Mario (NES, cart only)
1 Clash at Demonhead (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Kickle Cubicle (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Wheel of Fortune (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Little League Baseball Championship Series (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Final Fantasy (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Dragon Warrior (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Tetris (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Donkey Kong Classics (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Q*bert (NES, cart + sleeve)
1 Megaman 6 (NES, cart + manual + sleeve)
1 The Legend of Zelda (NES, cart + 2 manuals + case)
1 Gyromite (NES, cart only)
1 Baseball (NES, cart only)
1 Championship Pool (NES, cart only)
1 Game Genie (NES, cart only)
1 Spy Hunter manual
Paid: $5.00

1 Virtua Fighter (32X, cart only)
1 Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB, cart only)
Paid: $1.00

1 Donkey Kong Country Exposed (VHS)
Paid: FREE

Saturday, August 16, 2008

We're not dead! - ...just dead tired.

It's been almost TWO months since we've last updated. Wow!

First, let us assure you that we are both alive and well. Our passion for videogame hunting is as strong as it's ever been, but unfortunately, there have been many roadblocks that have made yardsaling difficult lately.

- Gas prices. We don't include the cost of gas in our finds, because we have always considered that to be a "cost of doing business". That being said, the cost of doing business has doubled since last year! We usually go through 1/3 of a tank per yardsaling session, and that's really been starting to add up this year.

- New house! You may have noticed the absence of reddish/orangish/pinkish carpet as a background in our pictures lately, and that's because we just moved into our new (first!) house at the end of April. There has been a lot to do around here, which takes time and energy away from other things. We're loving it though!

- New town. We no longer live in our old stomping grounds, which we knew like the back of our hand. We have a whole bunch of new towns to learn, and everything is a lot more rural and spread out around here than back home.

- Fewer sales. We don't know what the cause is, but there are noticeably fewer sales out here than we're used to. Even if we took into account ALL of the surrounding towns within a 45 minute driving radius, we still wouldn't find as many sales as we used to. We're hoping that this is more of a result of the bad economy and high gas prices, but we'll see how this improves in the coming years.

- Getting married! After seven wonderful years together, Dom + Liz are getting married! We're tying the knot in October, and then spending a two-week honeymoon in Japan. You can bet that we're going to buy lots of fun things over there, and that we'll put tons of pictures up here! This also means that a lot of time and energy has been going into planning everything.

None of these things is individually enough to keep us from yardsaling, but all together, you can see how we've been having an unusually busy summer. We've been itching to get out there, but unfortunately with everything going on, it's been very difficult. Thank you for your emails and comments inquiring to our whereabouts. We're not sure what the autumn months may bring in terms of having time to yardsale, but stay tuned! At the very least, we will definitely be back in full swing in 2009.

Thank you all for your continued support! We're still going to have lots of fun things coming your way, and I encourage you to keep checking back. We can't wait for our Japan trip, and we also can't wait to set up our Room of Doom! Have you wanted to see all of our yardsale finds together, set up into one massive collection? Soon, you will be able to. We have the perfect room for it, we just need to find time to set everything up.

Make sure to try out Dom + Liz's Visual Route Planner in your yardsaling planning! We custom-made it to fit our own yardsaling needs, and we hope that it can save you as much time as it does for us.

I hope all of you will continue the yardsaling tradition in our temporary absence. If you haven't gone out yet, try it! You may just find that diamond in the rough, and then you'll have a story for a lifetime.

-Dom + Liz

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Week 10 [06.21.08]

Day Total: $9.50
Sales Visited: 31

1 N64 console (w/ power adapter, AV cables, expansion pack)
1 N64 controller
1 Star Wars Shadows of the Empire (N64, cart only)
1 Pokemon Stadium (N64, cart only)
1 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (N64, cart only)
1 Super Mario 64 (N64, cart only)
1 Paper Mario (N64, cart only)
1 Donkey Kong 64 (N64, cart only)
1 WCW nWo (N64, cart only)
1 Bomber Man 64 The Second Attack (N64, cart only)
1 Madden 2001 (N64, cart only)
1 Major League Baseball with Ken Griffey Jr. (N64, cart only)
Paid: $3.00

1 Rainbow Brite Lunchbox (w/ thermos)
1 Care Bears plate (1983)
1 Rainbow Brite 10" doll (vintage 1983, missing Twink)
1 Patty O Green 10" doll (vintage 1983, missing Lucky)
1 Starlite doll (vintage 1983)
1 silk art print
Paid: $2.25

1 Game Boy Color
1 Pokemon Silver (GBC, cart only)
1 Genesis controller
1 Lion King (GEN, cart only)
1 antique "french roll" cast iron muffin pan
Paid: $1.00

1 Sonic plush
1 Treecko beanie plush
Paid: $0.25

1 large suitcase
Paid: $3.00

Friday, June 13, 2008

Week 9 [06.14.08] + [06.15.08]

Day Total: $1.00
Sales Visited: 24

Assorted Fantasy books
Paid: $1.00

1 Major League Baseball feat. Ken Griffey Jr. (N64, cart only)
1 Madden 2000 (N64, cart only)
1 NBA In the Zone '99 (N64, cart only)
1 WWF No Mercy (N64, cart only)
1 Mario Kart 64 (N64, cart only)
1 Fox Sports College Hoops '99 (N64, cart only)
1 NBA Jam 2000 (N64, cart only)
1 Super Smash Bros. (N64, cart only)
1 NHL Breakaway '98 (N64, cart only)
1 Mystical Ninja (N64, cart only)
1 NBA In the Zone '98 (N64, cart only)
1 Pokemon Stadium (N64, cart only)
1 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (N64, cart only)
1 Toy Story 2 (N64, cart only)
Paid: FREE

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Week 8 [06.07.08]

Day Total: $8.00
Sales Visited: 21

1 PS2 console (w/ power adapter and A/V cable)
1 Madden '07 (PS2, disc only)
Paid: $1.00

2 GBA SP (w/ 1 charger)
Paid: $5.00

1 Lightning Force (GEN, complete)
1 Sandisk card reader
Paid: $0.50

1 Shining in the Darkness (GEN, cart + case)
Paid: $0.25

1 Sim City 4 (PC, complete)
Paid: $0.25

1 antique "french roll" cast iron muffin pan
Paid: $1.00

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Week 7 [05.31.08]

Day Total: $4.50
Sales Visited: 10

1 Super Smash Bros. (N64, cart only)
1 Pokemon Puzzle League (N64, cart only)
1 Hey You! Pikachu (N64, cart only)
1 Star Wars Rogue Squadron (N64, cart only)
1 Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64, cart only)
1 Star Fox 64 (N64, cart only)
1 Toy Story 2 (N64, cart only)
1 Pokemon Stadium (N64, cart only)
1 Pokemon Snap (N64, cart only)
1 WWF War Zone (N64, cart only)
1 Secret Codes 2008 Vol. I guide
Paid: $3.00

1 Super Mario Advance 4: SMB3 (GBA, cart only)
1 Game and Watch Gallery 4 (GBA, cart only)
1 Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA, cart only)
1 Mario Tennis (GBC, cart only)
Paid: $1.50

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Week 6 [05.24.08]

Day Total: $8.50
Sales Visited: 12

1 Dreamcast console (w/ power and A/V cables)
2 DC controllers (white/black)
1 Blue VMU
1 Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (DC, complete)
1 NFL Blitz 2000 (DC, complete)
1 NFL 2001 (DC, complete)
1 Trick Style (DC, disc + case)
1 NHL 2K (DC, disc + case)
1 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (DC, disc + case)
1 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (DC, disc + case)
1 World Series Baseball 2K1 (DC, complete)
1 NBA 2K (DC, complete)
1 Dynamite Cop (DC, disc only)
1 WWF: Road to Wrestlemania (GBA, cart only)
1 Sega Sports cushion
Paid: $3.25

1 GameCube console (w/ power adapter)
2 GameCube controllers
1 GC memory card
1 Animal Crossing (disc only)
Paid: $5.00

1 Game Boy carrying case
Paid: $0.25

Assorted empty PS2 cases, manuals, and demo (no games)
Paid: FREE

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Week 5 [05.17.08]

Day Total: $15.75
Sales Visited: 40

1 Nintendo 64 (Boxed complete)
1 LoZ: Majora's Mask (N64, complete)
1 LoZ: Majora's Mask Strategy Guide
1 Sol-Feace (SCD, disc+case)
Paid: $5.00

1 N64 console (w/ power adapter and A/V cable)
3 N64 controllers
1 Microsoft PC controller
1 3rd party Rumble Pak
1 Tony Hawk Pro Skater (N64, complete)
1 1080 Snowboarding (N64, complete)
1 Star Wars: Episode I Racer (N64, cart only)
1 Banjo-Kazooie (N64, cart only)
1 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64, cart only)
Paid: $3.00

OXM XBox Demo Discs (#1-49, missing 17, 34-38, 40, 45, 46) -free
Assorted Movies/Demos -free
1 Orgazmo (VHS) -free
1 Legend of Dragoon promo (VHS)
Paid: $0.50

1 Final Fantasy VIII (PS1, GH, sealed)
Dragon Ball manga (Vols. 1-6)
Paid: $2.00

22 Assorted fantasy novels (Lackey, Furey, Elliot, Brooks, others)
Paid: $2.00

1 The Thing (PS2, complete)
Paid: $1.00

1 Game Boy Color (Pokemon edition)
1 Game Boy Color (Yellow)
1 GBC connector cable
1 Super Mario Deluxe (GBC, cart only)
1 SpongeBob SquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula (GBC, cart only)
Paid: $1.25

1 Sliders Seasons 1+2 (DVD)
Paid: $2.00

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Week 4 [04.26.08]

Day Total: $0.00
Sales Visited: 37

Wow, what a bust! I don't think we ever had a day like today. We hit nearly 40 sales and came up with absolutely zero. We missed some Playstation stuff at the second sale of the day, heard a few "a ton of people have been asking about videogames", and everyone else had nothing. We even saw our competition from last year (flea market vendor) at one sale.

Needless to say, it was a long morning. In a way though, it was good. We're moving next weekend and will no longer be 'saling where we used to. Had we found a ton of stuff this weekend, it would've been harder to say goodbye to this area. The pickings have been slimmer in recent years, so we're looking forward to going 'saling in a new place.

We've just bought our first home, which has a LOT of space. We will finally be able to properly display and play all of the things we've purchased over the last few years. No more storage bins! We have a huge finished basement, which will be the game room. we'll take lots of pictures once it's up and running and post them here on the site.

We'll be back 'saling in a couple weeks, so we're hoping we'll have some positive reports from our new neighborhood!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Week 3 [04.19.08]

Day Total: $12.00
Sales Visited: 21

2 Sega Genesis consoles (Model 1, 1 AC adapter)
1 Sega CD (Model 2)
4 1st party Genesis controllers
1 Bill Walsh College Football (SCD, complete)
1 Ms. Pacman (GEN, complete)
1 Mortal Kombat (GEN, cart + case)
1 Side Pocket (GEN, cart only)
1 Golden Axe (GEN, cart only)
1 Shaq-Fu (GEN, cart only)
1 Joe Montana Football (GEN, cart only)
1 Mortal Kombat II (GEN, cart only)
1 TMNT Tournament Fighters (GEN, cart only)
1 Art of Fighting (GEN, cart only)
1 Evander Holyfield Boxing (GEN, cart only)
1 Sonic 3 (GEN, cart only)
1 Sonic 2 (GEN, cart only)
1 NBA Jam (GEN, cart only)
Paid: $3.00

1 Donkey Kong Country (SNES, complete)
1 Donkey Kong Country II (SNES, complete)
1 Donkey Kong Country III (SNES, complete)
1 SNES system manual
Paid: $5.00

1 N64 console (w/ RAM expansion, AV cable, RAM cover missing)
1 1st party N64 controller
1 Donkey Kong 64 (N64, cart only)
1 Mario Kart 64 (N64, cart only)
1 All Star Tennis (N64, cart only)
1 Star Wars Episode I Racer (N64, cart only)
1 NBA Live 2000 (N64, cart only)
Paid: $3.00

1 Bender bank
Paid: $0.25

1 Back to the Future II Movie Poster puzzle (1989)
Paid: $0.25

Ranma 1/2 Volume 1 (Viz)
Ranma 1/2 Volume 20 (Viz)
Paid: $0.25

1 PS1 Composite Cable in RF adapter box
Paid: $0.25

Assorted manuals
Paid: FREE

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Week 2 [04.12.08]

Day Total: $2.00
Sales Visited: 2

1 NES console (w/ all hookups)
2 controllers
1 NES Zapper
1 Mario/Duck Hunt (cart only)
1 Super Spike V'Ball (cart + sleeve)
1 Goonies II (cart + sleeve)
1 Contra (cart + sleeve)
1 Tecmo Super Bowl (cart + sleeve)
1 Arch Rivals (cart + sleeve)
1 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (cart + sleeve)
1 Pro Wrestling (cart + sleeve)
1 Bad Dudes (cart + sleeve)
1 Tecmo Bowl (cart + sleeve)
1 Commando (cart + sleeve)
1 Tecmo NBA Basketball (cart + case)
Paid: $2.00

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Week 1 [03.30.08]

Day Total: $5.00
Sales Visited: 1

1 Sega Dreamcast console (w/ power cable)
1 1st party DC controller
1 1st party DC mouse
3 3rd party DC controllers
2 3rd party DC guns
1 DC extension cable
1 Game Boy
1 Generator Vol. 1 (DC, disc only)
1 FIFA '99 (N64, cart only)
1 Wave Race 64 (N64, cart only)
1 Forsaken 64 (N64, cart only)
1 3rd party N64 controller
1 Sidewinder controller (PC)
1 PS1 extension cable
1 PS1 A/V cable
Paid: $5.00

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dom and Liz's Visual Route Planner

We are proud to introduce Dom and Liz's Visual Route Planner!

Dom and Liz's Visual Route Planner is a web-based application which allows you to input multiple addresses, and then create a driving route between them. Planning your route is quick, fun, and easy, and you will see it being created right before your eyes. All you need to do is point and click!

This new utility is a yardsale-enthusiast's dream! Once you gather all of the yardsales that you plan to visit, just enter them into the VRP, and you'll have a full set of driving directions in minutes. You'll save time and effort, which will allow you to more fully enjoy your yardsaling hobby.

Dom and Liz's Visual Route Planner was created to solve a problem that has afflicted its creators for years. Every weekend we go out to yardsales in search of various retro junk and collectibles. We needed to plan out a route, and find driving directions between 30-60 unique addresses. This process would often take hours to complete, and after doing it for so long, we figured that there had to be a better way. Now, with the VRP, we can complete this process in minutes! We hope that this application saves you as much time and effort as it does for us.

The VRP utilizes Google Maps as a platform to visually create your route. Please refer to Google's official Google Map Documentation in order to learn how to use Google Maps.

It is strongly recommended that you read the tutorial before creating your first route. This way you'll know exactly what the VRP has to offer, and you'll know how to use it like a pro.

Firefox is recommended when using the VRP, but Internet Explorer is also supported.

Read the Dom and Liz Visual Route Planner tutorial

Launch Dom and Liz's Visual Route Planner

If you have any questions/comments/suggestions, please contact us! Either leave a comment on this blog post, or you can email us by clicking the "Contact Us" link on the top-right of this page.

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