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

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 made a mediocre day a little sweeter.

We came upon this particular sale near the beginning of the day. We found the Sega Sports cushion and inquired if they had any other games. The woman at the sale was actually the sister of the seller, who had run out to get some coffee. We waited for nearly 10 minutes, then decided to go, but left our name and number. We paid 25 cents for the cushion and were on our way.

The seller called back a half hour later saying she had videogames out and that her sister must have not known they were there. It was a rather small sale and while we were waiting, we looked at everything and there were definitely no video games. We asked what she had and if she could tell us what games. She told us that she had about 10 games, and amidst all of the sports crap, there was a gem: MvC2. We asked how much she was looking to get, and she said $10 for the whole bundle, which isn't too bad at all. We thanked her and said we'd be back later.

So after scoping out the other sales and taking care of an errand, we headed back. The sister recognized us walking up and waved the seller over, who brought out a duffel bag filled with the Dreamcast stuff. We asked if she'd take $3 for everything, to which she replied incredulously, "Only 3!?" We were about to switch into haggle mode when she laughed and said, "Sure that's fine!" Sometimes you can't tell when people are joking or serious! But what made the deal extra sweet was that of all the games, MvC2 was completely mint, while all the others were beat up, scratched, and had cracked cases. We wondered if maybe the kids just never played MvC2 and were always playing their sports games, thus those were more worn.

We offered $5 on the GameCube, which was marked $20. We should've gone a bit lower, using the lack of A/V cables as a haggling point, but mistakes happen.

Nothing else to report. There weren't many sales going on, but that could be attributed to the long holiday weekend. At least the weather was great!

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