Sunday, October 10, 2010

Yard Sale Run!

So my mom, uncle, and I went running around yard sales and thrift shops today and picked up some stuff. The first yard sale was down a long unpaved  road that was full of pot holes, It amazes me people build such large nice homes on roads like this. There we found a nice couple that was clearing out their garage, we picked up a 2 dresser set with night stand for $25, twin and Full size beds for another $25. Good Start

The 2nd yard sale was suppose to be a 3 family sale but there wasn't much to be seen. We did how ever find a hard boiled egg peeler for $1 it looks like it was never used, so that was $1 spent to satisfy curiosit.

The 3rd sale we made out a little better 2 nice black lamps for $4, 2 vases for $2, a Swingline stapler for $1, a decorative glass ball for 50 cents. And my purchase of 8 SNES games for $8


To buy one you had to buy them all but Chrono Trigger and Super Castlevania IV was worth the price alone.

The 4th sale we picked up a new onion blossom cutter for $1 and a heart shaped vase for $8 (Too Much!)

Finally we stopped in to a thrift store and picked up a NES Satellite and VirtualBoy for a total of $17.


The NES Satellite is cool because it allows you a bit more freedom on how far you can sit back from the T.V. and if it works as well as my single IR contoller I have for my NES it should be awesome.


Ah, yes the VirtualBoy in my eyes the only true failed Nintendo system. It was cheap and came with everything except the stand. Unfortunately I didn't test it in the store, once I got it home and popped the Mario Tennis game it came with it in, I got sound but ether messed up video or none at all. Which may be just the cables going to each screen because apparently its a common problem.

Got to get the right tool or try the pen trick to get the infamous Nintendo Security screws out, the cable fix seems simple enough once you get the system open.

So over all it was a good day!

26 comments:

  1. cool post bro!!:)
    Welcome to Italy!

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  2. I want a virtual boy so bad :p

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  3. congrats, have fun with your broken Virtual Boy :P

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  4. this is a good follow up post to the previous one

    I have a new post on GTL Everyday too :)

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  5. Good lord, you sold Chrono trigger?? Thats like the best game ever made... =[

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  6. Sweet, nice finds man. Gotta love buying other peoples' crap!

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  7. Yard sales ftw! I heard about the failage flop that went with the Virtua Boy, recognised it straight away =D

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  8. Sweet! I always buy garage sale super nintendo games lol

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  9. @BLUERAD

    No, No I Bought it for a $1 :D

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  10. thanks for the post, looking forward to more from you

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  11. Nice. :D
    Chrono Trigger's my favourite game of all time.

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  12. Yard sales and thrift stores are like a adventure in and of themselves. Be surprised what you can find at them. We bought a pair of DJ grade skullcandy headphones for 25 cents.

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  13. Sounds like a great day. :D
    Also NES Satellite....nostalgia.

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  14. Oh god, anything but the virtual boy.............

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  15. Who the hell parts with a Chrono Trigger snescartridge for eight dollars? :( Seems like a great find!

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  16. interesting, I didn't know that...

    GTL4life!

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  17. Very cool blog, loving the randomness :D

    come check out my blog if you like music :)
    www.modernefusion.blogspot.com

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  18. this is relevant to just what I was thinking about

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  19. OH MY GOD. Pac-Man 2 was the worst SNES game ever. It's the equivalent to superman 64. So bad.

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  20. LOL superman 64 HAHA!

    Great post man! Chrono trigger FTW!
    check my blog out too http://onetechmind.blogspot.com/

    Cheers

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