GARAGESALES 2009!

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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by Twilight Wolf » Mon May 18, 2009 1:31 am

I scored "Counter-Strike" and "Doom 3" for the Xbox for $1 each Saturday. As I was leaving the sale, I also found a MadCatz wireless Xbox controller and nabbed that for another $2. Not bad for late in the day!
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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by XCVG » Mon May 18, 2009 10:45 am

Twilight Wolf wrote:I scored "Counter-Strike" and "Doom 3" for the Xbox for $1 each Saturday. As I was leaving the sale, I also found a MadCatz wireless Xbox controller and nabbed that for another $2. Not bad for late in the day!
Wow, cheap. I haven't found anything yet. It doesn't help that nobody seems to have a garage sale. :(

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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by Metallica Man X » Wed May 20, 2009 7:47 pm

Don't feel too bad friend. We've got lots of garage sales in my neck of the woods, unfortunatly, I have yet to see any good video game material..heck, any video game material at all :(
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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by XCVG » Thu May 21, 2009 7:48 pm

Hopefully I'm getting an XBOX for free tomorrow. The guy who was going to sell it to me left it outside :shock: and now it's broken. :( But for $0 I'll find something resembling a use :lol: Maybe a shelf or ginormous paperweight.

EDIT: WooHoo! Got my free XBOX! Found a copy of Halo 2 in the drive. Seems to have the broken plug issue. Should be an easy fix, just gotta find some Torx drivers. Maybe I'll add some USB ports while I'm in there. I plan on doing a TSOP flash. How easy and/or safe is it to do?

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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by DK » Sat May 23, 2009 3:13 am

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for £3.50. Probably the best FPS on the xbox, yet not many people know about. Makes a fine addition to my forgotten gems collection.
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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by themadhacker » Sat May 23, 2009 1:43 pm

I got a polariod portable DVD player for free today. It is like the one I just bought in every way except it is a year newer. The laser has some trouble reading disks, but hey. It has AV in.
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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by bicostp » Sat May 23, 2009 3:03 pm

Got a new-in-bag Powerbook 5300/1400 monitor adapter (they had a smaller plug to save space.) for free from someone who was throwing it away. Connect a Mac monitor to VGA adapter to it and it will work with just about everything!

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CAR BOOT BARGAINS!!!!!

Post by NiCEL.2X » Sun May 24, 2009 9:05 am

Today I went car booting and got some great bargains.

Sega Mega Drive 1 with Comix Zone game both in perfect working condition with 2 original pads: 1.40 GBP

DMG yellow with boxed and perfect condition Alleyway game: 7 GBP

XBOX 1 with 2 pads: 5 GBP


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Post by xtrmgam3r360 » Sun May 24, 2009 9:11 am

this should go in the garagesales thread :roll:

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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by bacteria » Sun May 24, 2009 12:11 pm

I got a MadCatz RetroCON Playstation controller today from a car boot sale because it uses analogue controllers which are about 1/2 height, and also two small and excellent rumble motors (great); both ideal features I have been looking out for, for a grand price of 70p (seller wanted £1). I thought it was great, wanted more, looked on e-bay, turns out they cost about £25 each and are extremely rare items as they look a bit like a NES pad.
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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by weaponepsilon » Sun May 24, 2009 12:43 pm

Found a Gameboy Advance micro with ac adapter for $15
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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by XCVG » Mon May 25, 2009 9:00 am

Got a NEW XBOX RF modulator at Zellers (department store) for $5. It had probably been sitting there for years. They had 3 or so, I probably should have grabbed them all. Anyway I have no use for an RF modulator, but the connector has ALL the pins so I can make a homebrew component video cable.

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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by NiCEL.2X » Mon May 25, 2009 10:33 am

More bargains for me today.

Barcode Battler : 1.50 GBP

Gameboy Color + GB printer : 2.50 GBP for both

Gamecube purple pad + Bomberman for GC : 1.00 GBP for both

Sonic 1 + Lotus Turbo Challenge for Megadrive. : 1.50 GBP for both

I love car boot sales.
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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by themadhacker » Tue May 26, 2009 1:32 pm

I think I got some good deals today.

My friend had the new ipod nano 4th gen. His mom backed over the top half of it with her car, thus shattering the screen. The rest works fine, but My friend wanted me to replace the screen for him. Finally, he decided to buy one of his teacher's ipods instead. I got the nano for $35. Now I am off to buy a replacement screen.


Also, I bought a ps2 slim that no longer reads disks from another friend for $10.
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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-2009!

Post by yoshilime » Tue May 26, 2009 5:43 pm

Backed onto a ipod? how does that happen!?
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