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™, the Tape Monkeys™, and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
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Saqw this on the same stall for a quid, the bloke told me it was incomplete (missing 1 peg). I already own this but wanted the ships (which this one had) for other projects. So braght it. The box in in poor (but useable) nick, the rest of the game is OK.
I would not normaly buy a game to break up, but as this is incomplete its broke anyway.
Being the proud owner of 5 copies already, I had somehow convinced myself I would not actively seek additional copies of this game and only purchase it only when I stumbled upon nice, clean and complete boxes in thrift stores and flea markets.
So of course when I read on a local online ad offering HeroQuest for ten bucks I immediately called ! And even if the box was in bad shape and some minis badly painted according to the seller I still traveled to their place to pick up the game.
The box was indeed suffering from the infamous quadrasplit with a nice tear on the front and I had to resort to cardboard surgery to restore some degree of enclosing power. And yes some miniatures were really badly painted and had to take several baths of Simple Green and Lyme/Ethanol to strip them to the bare plastic. Moreover the cards, while not bent or teared, did show clear signs of two decades of handling by greasy teenager hands (not that it really matters really with the new "European-HQ-Card-Size Ultra Pro sleeves being released soon ).
But it still was worth it in the end and you know why ?
First reason is, everything else was complete and in good shape, save for a few rat tails and easily repaired miniatures parts. So I got a complete HQ for 10 dollars which is, while a higher price than I've paid for several of my previous copies, still a pretty good deal. (I keep telling myself I would be able to sell it for much more but know in my heart I would never do that really).
But the second reason is even better .....
Oh what is that I spot in the corner of the box with the other miniatures. Henchmen ? Interesting, they only came with the Advanced Quest version (which this box is not) or with one of the expansions but wait the offer did not mention an expansion...
Could it be ..... quick look searching for 4 dark blue miniatures...check ! .......
Complete surprise when the expected bare HQ ended up including one of the expansions I've been looking for for a while. All the miniatures and weapons are there and in good shape (and thankfully none of those were painted) and save for the box every single card, plastic stand and cardboard token is accounted for.
So all in all, even accounting for the 2 hours of public transportation to go to the seller's place and back home it was I believe quite worth it ! I had a grin on my face the whole way back home !
So now I have six copies. At least for the time being because now I'll be paying much more attention to HeroQuest offers, especially those with no picture !
For my first find in the post-Sackson BGG world (0 AS?), I present unto the faithful Citizens this copy of Scene It?: Pirates of the Caribbean. All bits are there and in good shape. This one may go up for trade or else I'll steal the neat movers for something else.
Stopped into Goodwill yesterday and looked through the games - found nothing interesting, then I looked over the rest of the store - found nothing interesting. So I made another pass by the games - what's that sitting over to the side?
Quarriors! Always check the games twice
$1.99, missing two tokens(easy to replace), looks like new, the tin box is not even dented
Glad to have found this, not something I would have bought new but for thrift prices I can always use 130 more dice
$1.50 at church-affiliated thrift store on Friday, on the way home from work.
I remember there has been debate here in the past whether these have a significant resale value or not. Right now there are no completed auctions on ebay, but for this low price I'll take a chance-- beter odds than a MegaMillions lottery ticket!
100% complete, the "Game Log" is blank so it might be never played.
Was marked at $2.99, but was 50% off due to one of this store's frequent, random, sales.