This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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Lastly, I also picked up Squeezed Out for $1.36 with an eye to trying it with my kids. It's missing the rules but all the pieces are there so after dinner we "played" it multiple times by just taking turns pulling a piece out. Both my son and my daughter instinctively understood that the way to "win" the game was to have the most dramatic explosion of pieces out of the board. It elicited many shrieks of excitement from my (almost 3 year old) son, so this is a winner in my book.
And that concludes the first (mini) haul I've had from a cart. It felt good to snatch them before they could even hit the shelf. I'm hoping there will be more from this collection tomorrow.
I'll also add; I picked up this for my son new from Borders yesterday. The Borders in downtown Chicago was going out of business and it was 30% off, so about $11.60ish (too lazy to calculate accurately).
This was waiting for Trader Vic's to open. I also got by the Apple store and drooled over an iPad and listened to the newly iTunes released Beatles being piped.
I am drooling over the iPad because of some of the music software that is on it. Sounds like the perfect thing to update my midi rig.
Not really a thrift, but not got in my opinion... I walked into Toys'r'Us with a pocket full of the Hasbro Cereal coupons and picked up a couple games. The first was Sorry Sliders $15 with a $5 coupon and...
... as I was going through the cash, I also had this and was expecting to pay the full price ($20 on sale) but when I pulled out a bunch of the Hasbro Cereal coupons and gave to lady one for Sorry, she told me to give her a second one for this. I actually mentioned this wasn't a Hasbro game and her response was "see the way the # of players thing in on the front bottom corner... while all Hasbro and Hasbro related games have that" - I shrugged and handed over a second coupon.
$20 - coupon = $15 I think I've already got my money's worth as we've already played 6 games of it tonight
The thrift run started out very slow. I stopped by the Ohio Thrift on Cleveland Avenue and only came away with a Yahtzee Jr for 90 cents (Disney version, yellow dice, Chunky Dice bangwagoneer).
I went across the street to the Village Discount Outlet and only scored another Yahtzee Jr for 90 cents (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle version, red dice, Chunky Dice disciple). I will only pick up these Yahtzee Jrs if they are a dollar or under -in case you care.
Headed up to the Salvation Army at Morse Road and had better luck. I found a (n??) UNO Hearts in excellent condition and complete for 49 cents. I question if it was ever played. Now I can (hopefully) clean up my dirty incomplete copy and part it out to those in need.
49 Cents, Salvation Army, cards still in cellophane.
It also included a "$5 Off Select Hasbro Games" coupon inside which expires 12/31/2012. Some of the 'select items' include Monopoly City, Scabble Deluxe, Sorry Sliders and regular Scrabble. This might come in handy over the holiday season...
One of my all-time favorite Avalon Hill games. We played this a lot when I lived in Madison. This copy has a banged up box, is in otherwise great shape, and cost $10 via CL. Now available for sale/trade.
This is the thrift store that hasn't had anything good since I began thrifting 8 months ago. Until today. $1 Salvation Army. Complete except for the 2 sided Combat Results Table (CRT). Which unfortunately is required for gameplay...
$6.99 @ GW. Haven't been thrifting much in the last couple of weeks, being too busy with school and such. I finally take some time to go to Goodwill, and when I walk in, I see someone standing in line with this. My first thought is, "Well, they got the goods, there's probably nothing else out there, or this guy would have grabbed it" (I'm thinking about high end stuff or Euros) I go back and check anyway, cause you never know.
When I am standing back in the games, the guy comes up hands me the box, and says, "Here you go, I don't feel like standing in line anymore." (it was long) Thanks dude! If you are on here at all (as I suspect), I appreciate it! You looked familiar, have we spotted each other thrifting before? Or maybe you just saw me eyeing the game intently as I walked in? Whatever the reason, you made my day!
Made a quick stop to a couple of thrift stores after work today. Recognized this immediately. Thrift store clerks says, "that was quick.You just walked in." I say, "I know what I'm looking for."
Missing a few tiles, which I can live with. I have 3 other base sets. However, I am missing the "hive". All the other components were there. Not bad for $3.98 at the Idaho Youth Ranch. Wait a minute...whats this included.