The yard sales were pretty good this weekend. We hit one neighborhood sale and two church sales, which I have started to really appreciate. The church sales are basically small flea markets, where a bunch of people get together in a parking lot to sell their items along with a bunch of stuff that was donated. The bonus of course is that they usually are also selling baked goods–mmm donuts.
Legos are always a welcome sight at a yard sale, but I knew when I saw a large box full of them at 10:30, they were going to be overpriced. The seller was asking $40.00 which is certainly fair, but yard salers want a bargain. I bundled in a huge stack of books for the kids and brought the Legos home for $30. There were quite a few minifgis in the box, but nothing too exciting. We’ll get our money’s worth out of playing with these and then they’ll eventually find their way to a new home.
I was laughing when I came across this collector’s album of pogs because just last week, my fellow retro hunter, The Surfing Pizza was showing off an album he found at a yard sale. I’m a sucker for a collection of just about anything, and these things are small enough that I can store them until those kids of the 90’s grow old enough to be nostalgic for them. This album has some pretty fun designs with the Universal Monsters among other things.
Current Value: $5.00
At one sale, I loaded a small box full of action figures including these Star Wars and Gormiti figures, along with a couple of Pokemon, Galactic Heroes, and a Batman on a Batcycle, and some other random items. You gotta love Star Wars figures that still have their guns rubber banded to their hands. I don’t think these guys saw much action on the playground.
I was really excited to find this roaring, motorized 1998 Godzilla figure from Trendmasters. He looks great on the shelf and is pretty hot on eBay.
One thing I’ve learned from bargain hunting is to never leave behind an unbuilt model kit. This little wooden boat set me back a whopping 25 cents but someone on eBay has it listed for $89! I think it’s worth an easy $10-15.
These Lego Architecture kits retail for $20 each, and these two were brand new. The seller wanted $20 each for them but I got him down to $20 for the pair. I’ll probably hold onto these until Lego stops producing them and maybe they’ll rise in value.
These DVDs were 25 cents each! I’m kicking myself for not buying the whole box of 20 or so movies at that price. I could have easily driven down the road to the used book store and traded them for a lot more than that in store credit.
I’ve been scooping up these Star Wars Galactic Heroes action figures for a year or two at the yard sales and sell them in lots on eBay once I get a good assortment.
The highlight of the day had to be finding this Skull Hawk S.T.O.P. vs. S.C.U.M. action figure in the church parking lot for a quarter. I assume this guy was originally sold in the Dollar Store, but how could I leave him behind?
So that’s this week’s report. next weekend, my neighborhood is holding its annual community sale, and I hope to find some treasures right in my own backyard. Anyone else have any luck this weekend? Let’s hear it!
How are you so dang lucky with this stuff!?!? I’m hoping for some good finds this weekend.
Finding things at yard sales has been called my “super power.” I think I would prefer the ability to fly or to be invisible, but I’ll take what I can get. 😉
I just hope I have success this weekend at the HWY 11 yard sale. I’m going to go up as far as I can so I’ll probably see well over 200 vendors and sales by the end of the weekend. . . hope I find something!
Now you’re just trying to make me jealous. 😉
Great haul! I found a handful of MUSCLE figures so I call last weekend a success too!
M.U.S.C.L.E.s = Excellent Weekend
The Pizza says
nice finds! I scored the aforementioned Visionaries, a couple of Z-bots, a G1 Transformer Metroplex (in what ebay may refer to as “as is” condition, lol), a couple of McDonald’s “changeables” happy meal toys (they transform between robots and/or dinosaurs into food ), a bunch of random junky Ninja Turtle toys (of course my favorite finds), an early Chuck E. Cheese figure with the Showbiz Pizza marked on the bottom (I recently got the creator of Showbiz Pizza’s autograph on some Showbiz 45s, so this is shaping into a new collecting line for me), and a Battle Armor Skeletor, which I’d owned once before but traded to a friend for a late-70s pressing of Sgt Pepper. (the 70s pressings sound magical.) Geez, I guess I should just do a post of my own rather than blow up your comment section.
Nice! I think I have an old ceramic Showbiz Pizza guy around here. Never saw a market for it before, but here you come waltzing through the door! 😉 I’ll try and dig him out of the basement stash for you.
The Pizza says
you’re uber-hip, man!
I went to one up in Yonkers, NY of Friday and saw nothing. One guy was selling a Doc Ock figure from Spider-Man 2 for 15.00 and the card was ripped in half.
Still, I want to hit other church sales this summer and see if I can’t get lucky.
That doesn’t sound like a good bargain. 😉 Hopefully things will get better.
I didn’t hit any yard sales, but we went to GeekOut in Asheville, NC. I hit this guy’s booth early to score Mego Green Arrow, Thing, Mr. Fantastic, and the Penguin, as well as a Six Million Dollar Man and complete Bionic Bigfoot. Throw in a couple of trade paperbacks, and I made out like a bandit. (For example, he only wanted $15 for the Thing that hits $60-$80 on eBay and the Bionic Bigfoot who is complete for $25.) He was pricing things to move, but he knew what he had. My only regret is that I didn’t have cash to buy more.
Oh wow, you win Stacey! You sem to have the best luck with finding Megos. Those prices were steals!
Awesome scores Stacy! I love scoring Megos on the cheap, so I imagine you must have been thrilled.
Wow great finds Brian! My wife wants to get a few of those Lego Architecture sets but we yet to take the plunge and you got such a great deal on them congrats and am digging the Universal Monster Pogs myself. : )
Another excellent haul Brian! I was able to find a few things, for which I only paid a dollar. You can read about it here.
You gotta love those dollar bags. Nice score Jason!
Daniel garcia says
If if you still.have godzilla ill.give you $38 is for my son please.