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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. Current Thrift King belial1134, previous Kings Great Mazinga, minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I.
Had to head east for some other errands, so I got to hit both my local Savers today. Glad I did. At the first one, everything was $3.99. I dunno if they're upping their prices, or if it's just the work of one guy. Regardless, there were still some good buys. Saw two of these, but just grabbed one. It looked complete when I looked it over in the store, I even saw the football. Holbrook Savers.
Saturday Thrifting Part Deux! Mancala board - $1 at St Vincent DePaul
I posted my previous items I had gotten from yard sale-ing this morning on the geek as soon as I had gotten home. Little did I know my thrifting was not over for the day.
My wife was still not feeling great after the illness that had hit our house this week, so I gave her a kid free afternoon. After taking the kids to a playground, the kids and I decided to go and visit my mom. As we headed there, we pass a St Vincent DePaul.
The kids and I go inside and I have them pick out kids books... Then my daughter Paige sees the Mancala board on a lower shelf...Both of them had learned Mancala at school...and we didn't have one. Good enough reason for me. Just the board, no stones, but I have enough extra beads, marbles, cubes, and MTG life point stones that I'm sure I can supply what it needs.
The kids an I head to visit mom, and we head off with her to strip mall in her area as she wants to head to the Wal-Mart. We normally go to a different Wally-world than this one (usually one near a major mall in the area), but we went to this one I haven't been to in a year or two. Newly built in the parking lot is a brand new Goodwill. I park the car and ask my mom to watch the kids while I pop in to see.
I find Shakedown...I usually get any game like this, which kind of looks a gaming sculpture or "trophy" or something as well as a game, as I can use them to decorate my game room as well as play. For example, I have some kind of game that comes in a huge Sorry pawn, for the same type of game / decoration aspect.
Also got Inner Circle, one of the games from my childhood that didn't survive to the present. I ready have it, another thifted copy, but I picked this one up to make a good copy out of both. The other is missing pawns and the previous owner write his name on the cover and put stickers on it. This one is pretty decent looking. I will then be able make a complete pawn set and take the best components from each.
Guess it must depend on the pricer. The 2nd Savers had a mix of items. The ones I'd seen a few days before were all $3.99, and all the new ones were $1.99. Starting with this one. I can never remember which sells better, this or 1313 Dead End Drive, but this one was bigger, so I left the other behind and took this one.
I'd say this brings back memories, but at best I can say that I think I vaguely recall this game's existence, and that only once I saw it on the shelf in front of me. This theme would probably be considered wholly inappropriate for a kids game nowadays. For that alone I couldn't resist. $1.99 at Savers.