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 Weekly Thrift List Wayback Machine The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly thrift lists through time, and will be adding stats and interesting tidbits for each week. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/48522
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. Be sure to bow before our King Great Mazinga, and pay your due respects to previous Kings minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/193
$1 at a church sale, almost completely unpunched, but 3 tickets are floating around in the box, having been Carefully removed. Not this cover, but I have to see if I can get the stickers off before I take a picture. It has plastic horses, not cardboard stand-ups. It says Leisure Home Parties on the cover, does that mean these were sold like Tupperware? I've got one blown corner to fix on the box.
This went up for bids at the Gamex 2010 auction on Monday. It was incomplete but contained the die, the E.T. figure, and his disguise. When no one bid for it. I recalled the Thrift Store reject from last month that was missing those three items. I bought the game for a dollar. At my earliest convenience, I went to the thrift store in La Habra, California to see if the reject was still there. It was. Inventory is now complete and I have Frankensteined a complete game with several spare parts. Total cost: $3.18.
1.99 @ GW, Complete with rules and box in good condition. Had to get this and the other to try and replace my current copy of Rack-0. Dang puppy decided to mark about 1/4th of the deck. Like the 7 was missing one corner, made it a little easier to play.
"...This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."-- John 6:29
A bit steep at $3.99 (Goodwill), but it's an old double twelve, heavy, black set--like the one in the photo--in a cardboard box. Box reads: World-Wide Dominoes by Halsam. Set No.1270. Double Twelve, 91 Pieces.
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Dropped Mary at PSU this afternoon. I knew she was only going to be about an hour. Not quite long enough to bother going home, but too long of a time to just sit and wait. So... off to the big GW once again. Where I saw what appeared to be a computer game at first. Closer inspection revealed it to be the first GIPF series game that I have ever thrifted, in shrink no less! $4.99 at 6th Ave GW.