LutherDestroysTheGond 610 Member · Posted January 20, 2020 Share Posted January 20, 2020 (edited) See the most recent post for latest updates on finds Continuation of this Nintendoage thread: http://archive.nes.science/nintendoage-forums/nintendoage.com/forum/messageview374a.html?catid=10&threadid=126291 1/19/2020: I recently moved and have been starting to look for finds locally in the new neighborhood. Saw a local estate sale pop up on Craigslist that was about 15 min away. It had games and consoles buried in the pictures with no words to alert other buyers. I emailed beforehand but never got a response. Pics of the sale included. Sale started at 11:00 and I showed up around 9:45. To my dismay, there were about 10-12 cars waiting on the country road for the sale to start already. People were walking up to the house too so I rushed out of my car and headed up there. Someone working the sale had post it notes that were numbered so you could hold your place in line. I got number #25 and was so bummed that over an hour early was such a bad draw. But right then the worker found another post it that someone tossed aside for #11 and he swapped me for the 25 that he had given me. Thank god. 11:00 rolls around and everyine starts lining up. From the chatter in line, it seems like most people knew each other from estate saling. There were the jewelry guys. The tools guys. The DVD/Bluray people. The toys guys. I was blown away by the whole thing. I was used to regular estate/garage sales where you just show up and browse. The first 25 people are allowed in and I get in. I peeked inside and knew where not to go for the games. I zipped upstairs and found them waiting on a table with no one else in there. I scooped up what I knew i wanted with good prices. Someone came in right after me and grabbed the only good Genesis games (Phelios CIB, Altered Beast CIB, Sonic 1 CIB) and the Saturn console and Genesis console. Both consoles were overpriced but losing those 3 Gensis titles stung. I gather everything and start pulling out games I dont want (Rad Racer, Bases Loaded, Wrestlemania, etc). I didnt think to get rid of the Light Gun and the Max controllers so I overpaid on those. I browsed some more and found 3 Beatles 45s for $1 each. Overall, I paid $112 for everything pictured below. The NES and Gameboy both work great. One of the Saturn games still has the receipt from Funcoland in 1997. The Rad Racer glasses, NES 18 game rack, and Sega Netlink adapter were all cool odds-and-ends that were free with everything. A pretty great haul that wouldn't have been possible if the worker didnt swap out my post it number. At least now I know to be 2 hours early for any future sale ran by this estate selling company. Edited February 24 by LutherDestroysTheGond 8 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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