My First Lucky Yard Sale Find!!

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  1. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    Well I always read these posts about people finding great things at yard sales and I had my first great find (for me anyways) this morning. First I will give you all the back story. I am a police officer and I work third shift so usually I'm in bed by 7 a.m. and sleep till about 4. Well this morning I got off late due to an arrest I had to do late in the shift. On my way home I passed by this yard sale and I thought I just might stop and look cause they had some free weights sitting out there for sale. As I was looking I came across a closed box marked toys so I look inside and find........
    Classics Grimlock
    Classics Ramjet
    Classics Hot Rodimus
    Apocalypse BAF (Marvel Legends Series 12)
    11 Star Wars figures (which I really don't know much about and the boxes are a little beat up but has a target exclusive in there)
    and some Batman animated series toy.
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    Well I knew I was gonna buy all them up so I grabbed the box and went over to the man and asked how much. He looked in the box then looked at me and said you are one of the most well dressed Officers I have ever seen around here and you look very professional so what do you say to 5 bucks...........................
    My mouth about hit the ground. I tried to give him more and he said that if I gave him more he would not sell them to me. Come to find out this man who was 65 years old was a retired State Trooper from up north and we set and talked for awhile. So not only did I get some great toys I also made a life long friend.
     
  2. Sector Seven

    Sector Seven ∞ GΣΣK™

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    Great haul and congrats! Odd, though - that's some strange stuff for a yard sale...
     
  3. Parsox

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    Nice find

    thanks for your service
     
  4. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    Yeah thats what I was thinking seeing as how the Classics are still on my local Wal-Mart shelves but none the less..............................
     
  5. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, kudos on a great price!

    Most of those SW figs are from the newest wave, which has only been showing up sporadically for 3 or 4 weeks. Weird.
     
  6. Acid Wing

    Acid Wing Senior Alien TF Member

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    Congrats!!! You got an insanely awesome deal.:) 
     
  7. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    I see a Mcquarrie Chewbacca in there... nice finds!
     
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    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    So stuff that's only been out for a few weeks ends up at a garage sale? For some reason I can't wrap my feeble mind around that. Especially the Concept Chewbacca, which I've been tearing my hair out trying to find at stores.

    Good score! And it's cool to make a friend along the way, too.
     
  9. unicron's blues

    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    Maybe he had a grandson or someone he was punishing, strange you'd see such new toys at a yard sale.
     
  10. theLostSeeker

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    Wow, that's really great. Though I'm a little intrigued by how the spanking new toys, most of them still unopened, ended up in a garage sale box…
     
  11. NGW

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    Maybe they were stolen...>_>

    Well, you never know....

    Ok fine, I'm just jealous >_>
     
  12. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Congrats great haul!
     
  13. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    I was thinking it was a possibility

    maybe the guy got a kick out of an officer buying stolen goods so didn't want money out of it


    haha in any case man, great haul!
     
  14. Liege Prime

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    I agree on both your sentiments.
     
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    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    What was that old man doing with MISB Classics??
     
  16. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    Dang those are the only two classics I don't have.
     
  17. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    Bet his son was pissed when he got home that day.
     
  18. alphie

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    Nice find. :) 

    It might be a parent getting back on their kids. Three years ago my sister and I came across a yard sale with BRAND new clothing. The father was just giving it away. Reason: He was mad at his daughter. Forgot the reason, but it made me and my sister laugh.
     
  19. rework

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    Wow, carded classics? Great find.
     
  20. catch22

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    MOSC toys at a garage sale is a sweet find! I'm curious how they ended up in that guys possession, though...

    My finds so far this summer:

    A bunch of GI Joe vehicles
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    The Voltron in the back is the electronic one that rolls forward. It's missing the wings, one of the lion jaws, and a bunch of the stickers. The other two are Omega Supreme, Alpha Q, and a Supreme Starscream. Edit: forgot, the Red Alert on the shelf in the background was also a garage sale find. Pretty good shape, but it needs a little paint touch up on the legs and reprolabels
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    The box is a bunch of junker Beast Wars stuff that I'm probably gonna try and sell. The boxed robot is called "Verbot", don't really know much about it other than it's made by Tomy and it's from 1984.
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    Not pictured finds that I made this summer:
    - 2 GoLion Blue lions (awesome shape)
    - 3 junker Yellow lions (took them all apart and made one good lion)
    - various scout class sized TFs and minicons
     

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