This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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.
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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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Been very dry at the local Salvation Army, but had the urge to check it out yesterday. Walked to the games section, nothing, walked the aisles, nothing... then looked over on one of the shelves as I was about to leave and there were about 15 still sealed Before The Winds and 10 The Prince: The Struggle of House Borgia. I grabbed two of each and ran up to the register.
The prices marked were $1.50 each... but it was 40% off day! After checking out I went back and picked up 4 more Before The Wind and one The Prince for friends, gifts, or to sell.
Goodwill $2.99... box in not bad shape... missing 2 counters... the ones that look like a bullseye in tan color... I was telling a friend last night, that its no wonder why I really don't play wargames... I hate counting all the little chits that come with them... this one was about half unpunched... but figuring out which ones were missing is a pain..
found at GWO... missing a few items and I couldn't find them in the big boxes... missing 1 gray catapult; 1 green orc (holding shield); 1 brown orc flag; 4 knight attack disk; 1 orc attack disk; 4 bonus life disks; and the rule book... anyone have any spares?
Also at the SA was this edition of Scattergories. I think a friend of mine would like it. When I checked the box I noticed that the die was missing. Then I noticed the regular Scattergories on the shelf. What are the chances that the die is in that box? Opened the box to find two dice! After repatriating the die the game is complete. There was a penny in the box as well so this was $1.58.
On to the MCC thrift shop. You know it's been dry when you're excited to see a Scrabble on the shelf! There was no price on the box so I was a bit apprehensive taking it up to the till. You just never know at this establishment. The verdict? $1.00! Purchased!