Garage Sale Haul 5/31/2013

Well ladies and gentlemen, I’ve sorta-kinda gone 0-2 during the past two garage sale excursions. I mean, I’m walking away with things, but nothing pant-tingling nah’mean? Nonetheless, here’s my haul from today!

game haul

For a buck each, I couldn’t pass on these games. Er, I guess I should feel pretty rad about owning a copy of Duke Nukem Forever seeing as it has like, it’s own staple in gaming history (with the clusterfuck development and all). As far as Assassin’s Creed goes, I own the games on console so chances are I’ll never fire it up but HEY it’ll look good on my shelf! …Right? ….RIGHT?!!!!


At one of the garage sales this soccer-mom lady was selling an old, rustic wooden chest that reminded me of the item chests in the Zelda series ( I seriously contemplated purchasing it and snazzing it into a replica) and after making a comment to my grandma that it reminded me of the aforementioned item chests, the woman perked up and was all, “OH! I have a book on one of the, um, Zelda games! It tells you how to play the game or something!” She showed me the above guide and sold it to me for two bucks. (Admittedly I was getting desperate at this point and my game-buying blood levels were getting low, so I jumped on the purchase.) It’s hard to tell but it’s the Premium Edition of the guide (OOOOH!) and it’s all shiny and ribbed and shit.


^  FOR MY FUTURE EVEN-BIGGER POKEMON SHRINE.  It’s full of Pokemon gadgets and gizmos (bubble blowers, whistles, etc.) and was a buck. It’s actually in a McDonald’s Happy Meal box — the guy who was selling it was a little younger than me and gave me his life story about how he used to collect Pokemon stuff, watch the shows and participate in tournaments until he — ERK — sold his card collection. WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU DUDE?! YOU WERE ALMOST HUSBAND MATERIAL UNTIL YOU PULLED THAT STUPID STUNT.

pokemon ballz

He was also selling these prettyful Poké Balls that have shiny gold-esque card things in them. I’ve already acquired a few of these from prior garage sales, but one can never have too many red  and white shiny Poké Balls in their residence. It’s like Holy Water, but not really. Like, it has been scientifically proven that good luck, protection and other awesome shit comes to those who have Poké Balls in their abode.

I *might* feel a little froggy and venture to a few community garage sales tomorow (and hope for better luck) but that’s all going to depend on how much alcohol I intake tonight. IT’S FRIDAY, BIATCHES!

Godspeed! <3

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  • admittedly I just found this awesome statue last weekend at a garage sale for fifteen bones new in box (awesomeness level may vary depending on your affinity for Star Trek)

    • britt5091

      DUDE! Congrats, awesome find!

  • Robby Gregg

    cant go wrong with Pokemon

    • britt5091

      That’s what I thought!

  • Oh man, I had one of those Poke Ball things with the gold card inside of it (I think my card had Charizard on it). I think you had to get them at Burger King, but it was like a premium toy that you had to buy separately from the kid’s meal that came with a regular toy. I believe this was around the time when the first movie came out in theaters.

    I have no idea what happened to it though. =(

    • britt5091

      OooOOoooOOh! Yeah, I thought they came from something like that.

  • HaroldChen

    Is this how you create your “fake” woman cave? By going around to garage sales or buying things off Ebay to make it look like you owned it all growing up? It’s obvious you’re one of those slutty white trash girls who pretend to be nerds so you can get in the “industry” or bullshit on social media. You’re not clever, you’re not good looking, and definitely not a nerd. Go cry on Jezebel or tweet Leigh Alexander about how it’s so unfair for you to be not taken seriously

    • britt5091

      You warm my heart, good sir.

    • BromBrom

      Um, you do know that when you put quotes around a word you are questioning the validity of the word you quote right? You basically just added the word supposedly in front of the word fake. You should have quoted “woman cave”.

      What I wouldn’t do for intelligent misogynists.

    • singing_pigs

      Hahahaha WOW DUDE. I’m always surprised that people like you actually exist. What kind of nerve did she hit with her post about GARAGE SALES that made you take it so personally? Why would you waste precious time in your day to just be vile to someone unprovoked? Is Britt a threat to you somehow? Are you just insecure? Do you need a hug?

      I’m short, learn to be cool with people or you’re gonna die alone.

      Sincerely, me.

  • Deidre Loiselle-Root

    The Pikachu and Charmander were actually figurines for cakes at certain grocery stores. My mom got me a pokemon cake when I was little, I gave my friend the Charmander and I still have my Pikachu C:

    I wish I could find all of this kind of stuff at local yard sales D:

    • britt5091

      OOOH! Okay, cool! That’s good to know 😀

  • Harry Rohrbaugh

    I loved those Pokeballs with the etched cards. I think those where a Burger King giveaway in their kids meals. If you don’t mind me asking, what did you pay for them?

    • britt5091

      No worries! I think they were a buck each?

  • Douglas Reiner

    original pokemon kicks ass after 151 it got ridiculous. i have some games n i have i think 2 of those pokeballs. somewhere i might have alot of cards lol. pokemon snap was fun as hell btw 😉

    • britt5091

      AGREED! After the original 151 I was like…bwuuuuuh?