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!