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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$2.99 at Goodwill, the box isn't in great shape and looks like the corners have split and been taped.
This one is a find for me because I got it for my 10 year old daughter who is completely obsessed with Pokemon.
As I was checking out she catches a glimpse of it. *gasp*. She knows I like to thrift games to get fodder for trades.
"DADDY! You aren't ALLOWED to trade that one away! You aren't going to, are you?!?! *pouty face* You can't!!"
I shrug. I know that very often these games are incomplete, so I don't want to get her hopes up. Did I mention that she is obsessed with Pokemon? I think she is foaming at the mouth about now, trying to think of ways to sneak off with it when I'm not looking.
A few hours later after I am home, I am going through the games I bought to check for missing pieces. She walks in while I'm going through it. She sees the large colorful game board which is a replica of the map from the Pokemon video game.
"Whatcha doin?" she says.
"Making sure all of the pieces are there."
"*Sigh* You ARE trading it, aren't you?! *more pouty face*"
It's dinner time, and then bedtime, and I still have half of the bazillion little unique tokens and cards to go through.
She's sleeping now, but I just finished going through it, and it is complete.
Out running some errands on Friday night with my wife, and she suggests we stop in at GW to look at games. She has been more interested since the kids have been visiting more regularly. This was her pick. $2 at the Janesville GW.
Out running some errands on Friday night with my wife, and she suggests we stop in at GW to look at games. She has been more interested since the kids have been visiting more regularly. This was my pick. I have seen good comments about this game on these lists, and this is my first Ravensburger. $1 at the Janesville GW.
The city my dad lives in had a huge "city wide" yard sale. Although I spent most of the time helping my dad, I walked around a little, I found this at one location mixed in with some of the usual garage sale games (monoopoly, clue, outburst). Conversation went like this:
Me: How much for King Oil? Them: $10.00 Me: Really? Them: Well if you pieced it out on ebay you can get well more than that. Me:I'm not looking for it on ebay, I'm looking for it at a garage sale. (at this point I stand up and start to walk off) Them: How about $7.50. Me: Sorry, turned me off at $10.00 and Ebay. Them:How about $5.00? Me: Is it complete? Them: I am actually unsure, I brought it over from my Mom's house.
I did a quick inventory and it looked all there, so I bought it.
Casual conversation after, guy admits he did not look at the completed auctions, just the current.