07 Nov Remember Remember The Fifth of November Garage Sale
Earlier in the week I got an e-mail from a guy named Arthur who typically holds a garage sale about every month or so. Usually he will post ads on Craigslist and on the street about a week before the sale. However, every now and then he likes to have a “pre-sale” where he will only send an ad mentioning the exclusive upcoming garage sale to people whose e-mail addresses are on his mailing list. Today, this was one of those “exclusive” types of sales. Things were looking good.
It was 12:30 PM on Sunday, the Fifth of November. The sale was set to start at 1 PM, and I was the only person waiting at the garage door. At around 12:45, Jon (RetroSniper) showed up, and we were discussing what we were going to try to snag from the sale.
Usually, Arthur will post pictures of the items he has in his ads on craigslist, but for the Exclusive Presales, he usually doesn’t do this, so its largely up to chance that there will be some good games there. He usually has a variety of consoles, and typically many common games across the NES, N64, PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube systems. For this sale, Jon and I decided we were strictly going to go for the games, as both of us have way too many consoles sitting around that we have yet to pass along to others.
1 PM came, and the Garage doors opened up. Luckily for us, there was only one other retro hunter who showed up behind us online, and he was more into later generation stuff, so we were able to get a decent haul. We moved fast once those doors opened- Jon had a bag and I had a little bin, and we filled both with some good PS2, N64, Xbox, Gamecube, and Xbox 360 games.
All in all, we were in and out of the garage sale within 30 minutes. We had to be fast, as I had work in the afternoon at 4 PM and Jon had a birthday party to attend. When it was all said and done, we were able to negotiate a deal where we got about 50 games, and two action figures for around $70. Jon and I split the loot up, and headed out.
In retrospect, the games that he had at this month’s garage sale were not the best, in fact, this actually may have been one of the driest sales he has had. However, Arthur has come through in the past with some good items, and being that he has these garage sales all year long, I am looking forward to seeing what he has next month once Garage Sale Season is done and the cold weather is officially here in NYC.
That’s it for now, so till next time!! As always, some of these items will be up for grabs in the Retro Shop. If you are interested, click here!