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)
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Hey, that's more like it! Box somewhat beat up but this will be for play anyway, provided it is complete. I've found before but in unplayed condition, and never got around to playing it. Now I have no excuse.
My favourite type of thrifting moment: having had a look through a shop which doesnt' appear to have anything much worth buying, whilst paying for some minor out-of-politeness non-game related purchase at the counter (in this case a dvd of "North-by-Northwest" and Dr Seuss' "Mr Brown can Moo! Can you?" - total £1.30), spotting a familiar box cover somehow missed earlier amongst the jigsaws and murder mystery kits - the Gibson Games edition of Brief History of the World.
In spite of not having the fancy plastic pieces, I like this edition, particularly for the board art with its unconventional world map. Also, I have been regretting selling the copy I thrifted elsewhere in Penrith a couple years ago to replace with "A Brief History of the World" - I'm not sure that the Brief version is brief enough to make up for the bits cut out.
Looks complete (approximately 1 gajillion cardboard counters) and in good condition. £1, British Red Cross, Penrith.
Only a $1.50 at local DI. Good condition, got all pieces and rule book. It's a rummy game that has a twist to it by using pawns to collect the crds on the game board. I like rummy games, so we will see how this one rates when I play it.
Paid $ 2.00 at local DI. It's trivial pursuit meets national geographic. Seems kinda lame. I may have to recycle it or repurpose it. I love the big pentagon playing pieces! ANy ideas on how I could make a new game out of it?
Yesterday I had the time and opportunity to take a VERY long lunchtime thrifting run. No big home runs, but almost every store had something worth getting.
First, at my regular Value Village, was a plain old Scrabble for $2.99. Later on in the run I found another Scrabble at Deseret Industries for $3 (actually, at Deseret were two copies of Scrabble, but one had been pre-ghouled, so I left that copy behind).
At the Goodwill, I plucked this out of the restocking bin. Ever since seeing this game here on the thrift lists I've wanted it, even not knowing much about it. In the store I read the rules and it sounded a little underwhelming, but for $1.99 it's worth a try.