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  1. Slack

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    so I've gotten kind of hooked on garage/estate sale hunting. Anybody else enjoy going? Found any big scores? Anything cool for yourself or maybe something you knew was worth more than the seller was asking? I started going fairly often last summer and one of the first things I found at an estate sale was a wooden canadian goose decoy. I paid $20, which I thought was a lot, but I had a feeling it could be worth more. I sold it for $495.

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    FLIPPER! :lol:

    I end up just getting clothes and toys for my daughter. I enjoy a good garage sale, but sadly don't make it to many.
     
  3. Slack

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    I knew it was coming :D
     
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    My wife found a set of 4 Eames DCM chairs for $40! They are still in storage until we have somewhere to put them
     
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    i found a painting from an artist I collect, which would cost $3,000 in a gallery, which I picked up for $60.
     
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    whaat? thats awesome! do you mind if i ask who the artist is?
     
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    we go all the time. always looking for old toys, records, furniture, etc...

    i mostly end up bringing home junk that i could live without, but i love the hunt!
     
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    I love garage sales but this year has been the worst EVER so far...I hit over 10 in a day and didn't buy a damn thing. nearly grabbed some cool little elephants that start off big and scale down all the way to a little baby one, decorated with beads and sequins that matched a pair I had at home but an old dude grabbed them right before I could. hopefully going to have better luck in some of the older neighborhoods around here soon though.

    one cool little find I enjoyed a couple years ago was a stormtrooper figure a lady gave me for free out of a big bin of toys. I know nothing about star wars toys but it's the same one used for suckadelic's homotrooper which I owned for a little while before finding the original. got a pretty cool wooden sword that year too, I sometimes have fun fucking around and hitting our punching bag with it

    either a year after that or later the same year, can't remember, after a day of garage sales I went to a local comic shop notorious for just giving stuff away, and got a big die-cast Voltron. years before that the same guy gave me a Transformers G1 Shockwave with a broken arm and a missing part but it was nothing to complain about. I'm getting off-topic though
     
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    YES YES YES! Direct all 80s action figure pick-ups here!
    Portland is a total garage sale whore, so you gotta be the early bird or the early worm.
     
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    I love estate sales. I head straight for the garage and look for vintage spray paint cans. I always find vintage 70's-80's boom boxes.
     
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    I go to the flea market every sunday in the summer.

    last week i picked up a bunch of vintage UFO comics.

    last year i got an original animatronic prop from the movie Critters!

    i also picked up a vintage dental phantom (helmet part only) for a few bucks, so i'm still looking for teeth...

    a zillion other junks.
     
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    I remember you posting the critter. That was a pretty amazing find.
     
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    I hereby call dibs on any LEGO you all find. I have zero luck here.
     
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    I go to estate sales all the time. In fact, i'm going to one this saturday. It gets kind of crazy, I usually wake up at 6am for a 9am sale, and by the time I get there, there are usually at least 15-20 people in front of me. Some people arrive to line up 4-5 hours before the sale starts.

    I also love going to thrift stores, recently found a nice mid century coffee table for $15.
     
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    I went to an "estate sale" a few weeks ago, which was more like an Indoor garage sale.
    But I did find something pretty cool, it was a 6 Million $ man doll.
    Lee Majors still had his pants and shoes.
    I couldn't pass it up for a slim nickel. :D
     
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    In the UK we go to 'Boot Sales' where cars line up on a field and sell stuff on tables or blankets (the 'Trunk' of a car is called the 'Boot' in England).

    I tend to pick up lots of good books / comics and always cheap DVD's. I keep hoping I will find a batch of Bandai Godzilla figures but it hasn't happened yet :(

    My brother once found an old Blade Runner script book for 50p that he sold on ebay for £65+ ($100+)
     
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    Yeah I hit the local one most Sundays found a giant godzilla actually, not rare or anything but couldn't pass it up
     
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    I think you guys are pointing out my main gripe with garage sales these days. People are lining up 30 minutes before they start and buy everything they think they can resell on eBay for more. They're basically professional, non-specialized flippers. It makes finding interesting stuff really, really hard. Ah, the interweb...
     
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    whaaaaaaaaaat?!
     
  20. Slack

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    every time I go out the six million dollar man doll is the one thing I hope to find. Got lucky one time and found an Evel Knevil but it wasn't the original...
     
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    :shock: Sounds like fun.
     
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    I haven't had a chance to hit any garage sales yet this year, but my lady and I got a couple of things at a flea market today.
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    Nothing crazy, but she wanted the Kewpie, and the Tie Interceptor is complete and the light and sound both work, so I couldn't legally pass it up. :D
     
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    Nice pick ups. There's no good flea markets around here. They only sell knock off hip hop clothing. Row after row. Yuck!
     

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