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Re: GARAGESALES 2008-20XX!

Post by weaponepsilon » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:53 pm

Beats the piss out of the Goodwills around here. I asked what they do with all the returns for electronics and they said "Dumpster." I asked if they were serious. "Someone brought back a Nintendo with about 40 games. Said it didnt work, it got thrown into the dumpster." I called their corporate office and they DENY that they do that. "All returned items are sorted and sent to the warehouse where they are sold in bulk." I asked someone else at other stores, they said,"...No, we just throw them.."
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Post by vskid » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:57 pm

They do returns? My thrift store only does returns on clothes, pretty much everything else is sold as-is.
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Post by Michaelthurston » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:59 pm

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Post by eagle5953 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:27 pm

vskid wrote:They do returns? My thrift store only does returns on clothes, pretty much everything else is sold as-is.
Every one I've been to has mentioned it with regards to electronics...

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Post by weaponepsilon » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:35 pm

Everyone I asked said they did the same thing. I gave them my card and told them I'll buy their broken electronics. Pretty sure they threw out my card too...
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Post by Hifeno » Sun May 02, 2010 8:15 am

Picked up a CIB Gamegear at Salvation Army yesterday with 5 games all with protective plastic cases for 9.50.
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Post by bicostp » Sun May 02, 2010 10:45 am

Theoretically, you can return anything to the thrift store you bought it from.


...You just won't get any money back. : P)

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Post by vskid » Sun May 02, 2010 11:46 am

bicostp wrote:Theoretically, you can return anything to the thrift store you bought it from.


...You just won't get any money back. : P)
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Post by bicostp » Fri May 07, 2010 10:31 am

Went to Goodwill the other day. They haven't had much for fun electronics lately (just a bunch of broken inkjet printers and 25-year-old TVs with terrible pictures), but I did grab a couple tapes.

Some promotional Oldsmobile/NCAA tape which went with their 1991 marketing campaign, still unopened in the shrink wrap:
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And a 1990 VHS copy of The Empire Strikes Back (pre-Special Edition):
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$3 for both.

Not exactly a yard sale or thrift store find, but Target had Transcend 4 gig USB drives on clearance for about $5 apiece so I grabbed a few of those.

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Post by themadhacker » Fri May 07, 2010 7:46 pm

I went to the salvation army the other day.

Got a Doors shirt from 1998 for a buck, and an old TMNT tape (the cartoon, not movie) for something like a buck fifty.
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sat May 08, 2010 8:51 am

I'm gonna check Salvation Army and "St. Vincent De Paul" sometime this week coming. (St. Vincent is a thrift store. They carry usually broken/old/rare electronics. You'd usually pay an arm and a leg for the good stuff, but my buddy works there. He says theres a boxed NES, and maybe an intellavision there....)

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Post by nevermind1534 » Sat May 08, 2010 10:07 am

Nice. The St Vincent De Paul thrift store by my house even has old computers and cases and monitors.
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Post by themadhacker » Sat May 08, 2010 10:09 am

I think thereis one of those near me. I forgot where it is, but I kind of want t go now.
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Post by themadhacker » Sat May 08, 2010 1:49 pm

Not a yardsale or thrift store find, but I bought Cheap Trick's 2009 album, "The Latest on ebay.

Oh, and did I mention that it is a limited edition 8 track tape?

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Post by Quetzalcoatlus » Mon May 10, 2010 3:54 pm

I got a boxed Atari 7800 with four boxed 2600 games (Football, Galaxian, Gyruss, and Starmaster) for $20 at a flea market yesterday. The RF out plug on the back of the 7800 was broken, but I replaced it and it works fine now.

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