Saturday, May 15, 2010

Week 4 [5.15.10]

Day Total: $10.25
Sales Visited: 26

1 Empire Strikes Back (1982 Re-release half sheet original poster)
1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Hardcover, 1st edition)
1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Hardcover, 1st edition)
Paid: $8.00

1 Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition
Paid: $1.00

1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Hardcover, 1st edition)
Paid: $0.25

1 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (VHS, fan sub bootleg)
1 Laputa Castle in the Sky (VHS, fan sub bootleg)
PS2 cables
Paid: $0.50

1 AC/DC music book (Guitar, 1985)
Paid: $0.50

First real outing of the season (finally)!

Our town held its biannual town-wide sale today, so we figured it was a good time as any to head out. While we didn't come home with any huge scores, we had a nice morning out and came home with some cool stuff.

We got the Empire Strikes Back poster at one of the coolest sales we've ever been to. First off, it was a huge sale - lots of older toys and knickknacks inside and out. Inside was the most interesting, where they had a whole room dedicated to books and comics. They had a ton of Star Wars toys and merchandise but unfortunately it was all from 1999, around when Phantom Menace came out. There was an older gent running the sale and what seemed to be his grown kids and spouses helping, all very nice. He was only asking $10 for the poster. The poster shows a little water damage (paper has some waves) and light staining, but else not terrible for a near 30-year old poster. Rooting around in the books, he had the two Harry Potter books in great condition (Liz never had the first book in HC and her copy of the fourth book had been damaged). We offered $7 CIF for everything. The older guy, who seemed to be in charge, thought for a moment, and I thought he was going to say something really high (due to the HP books). But to my surprise, he said "I can do $8". We hastily and happily gave him the money. I found the poster online after searching and saw that it can be bought for about $130. So I don't think it's super rare or anything, but still a cool piece.

We picked up the Zelda promo at a later sale that had a Game Cube for $50. They had a whole stack of crap games (mix of XBox and PS2) for $5-10 each, that someone had bought just before us (he was still there, looking through a huge box full of Star Wars fiction). He left behind just the Zelda, which we promptly scooped up and offered a dollar for. The sellers took it with no hesitation.

The bootleg anime VHS were a fun pickup. Harkens back to the old days when anime was not so readily available.

Not one retro game sighting all day. The few we did come across were PS2-era or later. Kinda sad...

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