I go to yard sales in late spring and in the fall when they seem to be most prevalent. Some weekends I find a bunch of things and other weekends I find nothing. I get asked if we ever find things that are worth it when I go to yard sales, for me it is. I don't like paying full price for a gently used kids toys, kids clothing, DVD's, and even furniture.
Children's DVD's are also sometimes a great deal. I struggled to find the Wiggles DVD's on Amazon and for sale site, but a yard sale I stopped at had them 3 for $5. Overall not a bad price for some kids movies. Honestly, as long as the boxes look in good condition (shows care of the DVD) and the back of the dvd's look decent, then they will play enough times to get my money's worth. I will still buy some brand new, especially ones I know we will play on repeat over and over. however, I do prefer to save on the rest of the majority of kids dvd's. As a side note, we toss the cases for 90% of our dvd's. We place them in one of those giant cd/DVD holders. It's just easier than dealing with a ton of DVDs in cases that we really don't have the space for.
Toys for us have always been a great find. Above you can see we got a Cars race track that works perfectly although it's a bit too old for Bear to handle. Our niece and nephews will enjoy it until Bear is can use it too.
Do you go to yard sales?