This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty, but as always, add your items.
Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid and the place you got it from. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases or discounted boardgames bought new. Don't forget to add your encounters with the Thrift Store Irritant Squad and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
The Thrift Store/Bargain Finds List Wayback Machine: The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly lists through time. He is also adding stats and interesting tidbits for us thrifty geeks. Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time (with links to all previous lists)
Our GeekGuild: Welcome to The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters. Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Please do mind the stacks of prized games, do not mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Make sure to bow before our King Hakfoo I, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Belial, Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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As I was leaving I saw a guy sitting down with this in his hands...damn!!! I thought I would go congratulate him on his awesome find. He was sitting with another guy who gave it to him, he thought it looked neat but really wasn't set on it. He handed it off to me...WOO HOO!!! I was pretty excited for this. As I looked it over at a stop light while driving back to work I noticed it was UNPUNCHED!
My heart skipped a beat when I saw the big red and gold WARHAMMER logo on the side of a boardgame-sized box. It was mixed in with Clue, Mall Madness, and Sequence. I grabbed it quick, sorry, no photos of it in the wild. lol.
Unfortunately it wasn't Warhammer Quest as I'd hoped, but rather the fifth edition of the Warhammer starter set. Just inventoried it, everything is there except for the two cardboard buildings (cardboard troll, fireballs, markers, etc are all there and unpunched, just no buildings. Odd.) [edit - shoot, it's missing six of the nine magic cards as well. Any way to figure out which cards I'm missing?]
At Savers for $4.99. Funny thing, when I picked it up it was very heavy, and I was sure it was due to the metal figures. When I got it home I discovered the figures were all plastic and the weight was from the giant 'kill-a-small-dog-if-it-dropped-on-them' rulebooks.
I had to go downtown yesterday to take my mom to an appointment. I debated going to the YMCA op shop because I was there a week ago and there was nothing. But I didn't want to go too far so I stopped in. And among the few things that were there before I spotted this for $3. I don't think this was ever played - one of the small cards has a little tab hanging off the corner where it wasn't completely cut.
I stopped at the VV today and found another Labyrinth in beautiful shape for only $1.99. And across the street at the SA guess what was there? Yes, another copy. Although this one looked like it was in excellent shape as well, it was taped shut, unpriced and I just didn't need a third copy.
Last week I found a copy of a Ravensburger edition for $3 and today, at a different thrift, I found a Milton Bradley Edition for a buck . I called my friend Amy (a fan of Detective-themed games) and offered to pick it up for her. She was happy to accept, so I went back and got it. Looks to be complete and in excellent condition.