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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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Bargain Thrift held nothing for me so I stopped at Unique Thrift. I didn't see anything and I moved one game and this literally toppled over and landed on my head!! How did I not see this?!?!?
I peeked inside and saw that it had non-sparkly water but at $6.98 I still thought it was worth it. On to other stores!!!
Nothing at Ultimate, nothing at Community, but then at Best Thrift I saw a huge box of comics labeled "99 cents each". I dig through the box and I unearth 15 New Teen Titans (Wolfman & Perez era) numbered between 12 & 37. Not a full run, but enough to replace the comics I sold years ago. There were several duplicate issues so I check ebay to see I can move them, but alas, they are not moving enough foe me to mess with.
All in all a very very good day.
UPDATE: Missing all of the figs except for the Airborne Elite and one Agent. Missing some of the tiles but the majority of everything is there so I call it all good. I have all extra cards available so I'll be posting these on the 2011 parts list.
On my way home from work on Thursday I stopped at the Murray DI and found this game for $2. Complete and asside from some minor dishing and denting on the box bottom, it's in great shape. It just so happens that
That same evening (see above) I went to visit a friend who is currently in the hospital after a kidney donation. On the way there I stopped in at the Midvale savers and found an excellent looking complete copy of Zooloretto for $1.99 plus tax! I'll be sending this game to
The 8x8 version for $2 in great condition at the SVdP on Beechmont Avenue, probably the cleanest, best organized, "nonboutique" thrift store I've been in. A worker was even arranging the games when I arrived.
Bought to enhance son's spelling skills.
Finally had a couple hours to thrift today, and the thrifts I hit were utter zoos. The big GWs that normally have a ton of games were picked clean. The large Valley Thrift was so packed that cars couldn't even get into its parking lot; they circled the block. Found a Saddam Fortress America there (for $0.69!), but when I opened it up, despair hit at the thought of counting the bazillion pieces strewn throughout the box. Left it.
This is still sealed. It seems like it is factory sealed, not resealed, just based on how old it looks and the way the box shakes. But I don't know if this game would have originally come that way. Hmmmm.. $5.99 Savers, in shrink (I can't bring myself to picture games covered in gravy!)
1 of 15 items from a one lot $75 Craigslist purchase.
this item includes:
box of 12 Street Gang minis for Gang of Mega City One Verocithrax reaper mini D&D dungeon tiles, desert of atlas D&D dungeon tiles, harrowing halls gamemastery flip mat, pirate island (2 copies) gamescape double sided battlemat (8 copies) t'raukzul reaper mini D&D player's handbook & powercards (13 copies) killer bunnies bunny blank cards cinder reaper mini
all brand new and for trade. send me a GM if anyone's interested.