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Our GeekGuild: The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Current Thrift King HakFoo, previous Kings Great Mazinga, minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I, Blackwind I, and belial1134.
Seems i have over looked this one. Was Wayyyyyy in the back under a bunch of a copy of the ungame. Turns out there was a 75% off sale if the item was 10 or more days in the store. Got it for 63 cents. SA Point Loma. 100% complete!
"...This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."-- John 6:29
Okay...some of you know I scored a bunch of games last week for a buck apiece at a yard sale. A collector was getting rid of his stuff because he just plain didn't have room anymore.
He had a stack of games in boxes...maybe 250 games or so...that he would not sell separately at that time because he was wanting bids on the whole shebang.
Well, he got one bid but the guy didn't show. So...he called me (I'd left my number there just in case) and it turns out I know him! He's a geek here but isn't real active. I met him a couple years ago and did some trading.
So he told me about his failed bid and said, "Come over and get what you want, Pete. A dollar a game."
So I spent an hour going through the games choosing what I wanted. I told him I was picking him pretty good and he just said he was glad they were going to a good place.
So the following 30 games he sold me for $25.00. About .83 per game.
Thanks for the good deal, Chuck! If I could remember your user name, I'd post it here.
Three Stooges VCR game, 83 cents from a craigslist yardsale.
Saw a very good looking copy of monopoly for $3.00 which seemed a bit pricey; but there was no tape on it and EVERYTHING, including the money was still in the factory wrapping. Another game for the social studies teacher. Right next to it was .....
.....another copy for $2.50 that had been played - maybe once. Inventory later showed that it was missing 3 deeds; but, fortunately, the spare parts bin in the garage had those in equally new condition. Those are the last copies of the game for the school.
muhahaha! its mine now, all mine! you fools you desperate fools!!!
(outer box some shelf ware and also one corner seems to have been slashed with a sharp object.)(however the innards are pristine, almost untouched, but very delicate too, I will have to be careful to keep this one preserved. Complete down to TSR customer response card and catalog)
This one had all the minis and bits, but cards had too much play. Put it all together in the nicest box, kept all the score sheets... basically combined the unplayed stuff into the best box and shelved it, that makes this a $6 dollar Clue, in total but my family has already played it 3 or 4 times so, win.