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: 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.
I'm posting this even though it's an RPG item partly to brag, partly to alert other thrifters to something I didn't know about until this week (many of you probably already knew).
I'm always watching for old RPG books for resale, and I found a few 1st and 2nd edition AD&D books at my Goodwill last Friday, in very good condition. (Yes, I'll go list all of them on the RPG list next )
While researching these, I learned that the first two printings of the AD&D Deities & Demigods book included Ctulhu info, as TSR thought that this was in the public domain. But they were wrong, and had to pull it out of subsequent printings. Therefore, the early versions which include the Ctulhu section are rare and valuable.
If you find a copy of this, it's easy to tell what you have: the more valuable ones are 144 pages, the rest are 128 pages.
The one I found is the 144-pager, and in near mint condition.
Came across a Hasbro/Parker Brothers edition. Very nice and complete for $3.99 at Savers. It was a nostalgic moment, because finding this game many years ago made me realize that thrifting games could be exciting.
Dixit, still in shrink. The guy at the flea wanted $10 for it. I offered four. He countered eight. I offered five. He went to seven. I went to six, and he held tight at seven. Until I realized that I didn't have seven dollars on me. All I had was $6.25 left. He took it.
Six twenty-five at the flea. This'll go to a friend for Christmas.
Had to grab this just for curiosity's sake. I need to see what's on that tape. lol.
Three dollars at the flea.
Inventoried - it's complete. And looks very cool. A 3D board of the Death Star, lots of R2 units, a stormtrooper die, and a VHS tape that guides the game. Apparently they got David Prowse, James Earl Jones, and the Darth costume from the movies, dusted everything off and shot new footage.
It's kind of like the Gatekeeper...iiiinn sssssppppppaaaaaaaaaaccccce!
Found this one at a Youth Ranch store. Box as pictured. Missing ships and tokens but has cards and extra hexes. Includes the rules and needed hexes for the 5-6 player expansion. I have no idea if this is even worth the $4 I paid for it or how to best maximize its value. This is my first real thrift! Hoping for a little direction. Thanks.
My wife left me for a week with the two little ones. No school today so no work for me. Took the kids to buy winter coats since fall finally arrived to PDX. Made a quick stop at GW to buy glow sticks for the kids. It keeps them amused as they run around in the dark. Saw this on the top of a cart so I grabbed it as the kids like to play this with real socks and now I don't have to be the sock monster. Wait, what were we talking about.. $1.99
Just finished inventorying the Valkyrie set I found today. I knew the box was very full - turns out there were two of the four Zanafor's Discovery sets in there! I found the figures, cards, and markers for the Lawmen & Samurai set and the Heroes of Trollsford set. Woot!
Eleven figures I didn't have, the cards, and markers for free.