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™, the Tape Monkeys™, and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
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Missing the dice cup, but got this because there was a long handwritten note on the bottom of the box, which turned out to be signed with the creator of the game. Strange to see anything signed in a thrift store. $1.99 Maj-R thrift
After taking some donations to Goodwill, we decided to refill our trunk. My youngest snagged two tins, one containing cards. $3 for 2 tins & a deck at the Olive GW which never has anything according to Jason.
I rarely find games for truly thrift prices, but I picked up this edition for $15 at Half Price Books in St. Paul. When I got it home, I found the money and stock certificates hadn't even been separated, but unfortunately it's missing two hotel tiles.
Missing only a mast mounting piece (#1 in case you'd like to donate...). I picked this up at an estate auction in Kutztown, PA. It was the only decent game there. Since you never know who else is auction hunting, I expected to have a fight on my hands. The item came up pretty early and when it did, I started in at $5.00.
...And that is where it ended as no one else bid on the item! So, $5.30, with tax (no buyers premium!)
Version pictured for $3.43 at the Allentown Road Value Village. I've passed these up forever, but my daughter recently asked for one after learning how to play at after care. Nice, solid wood with a sturdy tin case.
Picked up a second copy from a hanging baggy for 80 cents. Complete - will go to the after care. I like the little tower in this one. You push the mover into it and it's held tight. Then when another takes its place or you roll a 6, you push down on it, and it pops down through the tower. Neat little mechanism.
On the Unique side, someone had donated a collection of old board games. I took only this one (plus the Basic D&D set that I'll post on the RPG list). This is the first time I've seen this game, and I wouldn't have picked it up without reading about it here. It's missing a few pieces, but is in a very playable condition. After reading through the rules, I'll be adding it to my collection. I'm only missing:
$0.99 at Thrift Land. Half the deck of cards are sealed. It appears that 25% are in the box opened, but the remaining 25% are missing. Rough estimate as I did not count and don't know how many cards are in the sealed pack.
Also the card holder/shoe is missing (probably still holding the missing cards).