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

The weather was great, but no deals to be had. Picked up the books at one of the first sales of the day, so the rest of the day dragged. There were only a few videogame sightings.

Our first videogame sighting was pretty late - around 10:45am. A NES, Genesis, and PS1 and a box of NES, Gen, and PS1 games. Everything was encrusted with dirt and grime, and of course, way overpriced. The NES was $10, the other 2 systems weren't marked but we could imagine the price. The box of games were unmarked so we asked how much they were. She immediately snapped back "$2 each", then went on to say, "5 people have asked me how much the games were I should probably put a price tag". Then, made no move to do so. 5 people have asked and it was obvious no one had bought any of the games. We didn't even bother to haggle. The games were mostly commons, things we had, and we could tell by her attitude that she wasn't going to bargain with us.

The very next sale, same thing. She had a ton of junk, lots of things like buttons and sequins and rusted old tools and wires. She had a large wood platform that was the "dollar table" with more junk, and a Game Boy carrying case. We inquired if she had any games, and she responded that she had an XBox. We weren't interested, so we asked if she'd take a quarter for the carrying case (we pick these up for a quarter all the time). She flat out said "no". We said "ok", put the case back, and started to walk away. She then added, "Everything on that table is $1". We said, "Well, we thought we'd try". Rolling our eyes, we left. Two in a row.

A few sales later, we saw a PS2 slim and 3 bargain bin games for $50, which was advertised in their ad. We passed, and as we were leaving a guy around our age walked up to the sale. We typically don't see anyone else our age yardsaling, so we looked to see where he'd go. He walked right over to the PS2, and by the time we had turned around the car to head to the next sale, he was walking away with the bundle. Not sure if he's competition. There was one sale earlier where they had sold an Atari bundle, but anyone could have bought it. we'll have to see what happens.

Hopefully next week will be better.

Quick Freecycle pick-up. 14 N64 games, posted last night at 6:30PM. didn't see until this morning and quickly sent over an email asking if they were still available. She responded that they were and we headed over. Woman was very nice, said that she was still cleaning out her attic and that there might be more games. She said she saved our email and would let us know if she finds anything else!

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