Here in Madison we have a holiday called, "Hippy Christmas".
Every year the second weekend in August is move out day for all of the students at the UW. Friday is Hippy Christmas eve and Saturday is Hippy Christmas morning.
There parents have bought them all this super nice stuff and they throw it all away because they are just going to buy nicer newer stuff on the other side of the country.
I have found multiple scooters, a Tomos, a Hobbit, a complete and unopened home beer making starter kit, and nice high end fishing rod and reel.
I got a super nintendo with hella cartridges (including Chrono Trigger), a laptop absolutely choked with some pretty extreme porn, and empty kegs that I got the returns on.
One of my buddies actually got the old arcade machine, "Luck and Wild". It was just sitting on the curb with the chord fucked up.
Plus like 4-5 lava lamps a year if you wanted them.
I always scout on a moped, horde my booty somewhere, then come pick it up with a car or van.