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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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.
$2.99 at GW. Box is in better shape than the first two I thrifted and looks complete (even has the inserts and instructions).
I sold one of these last week for $40, so I'm pretty happy with the find. Of course, I'll probably use it to justify--to my wife--$120 worth of thrift purchases: "See honey, this hobby pays for itself!"
$0.69 - edition pictured. Complete & very good condition. I believe I played this some time ago and thought it was worth buying again for the price. Will play it again soon and see if I was thinking of the correct game.
So on Monday (yes, it took me this long to post this find ) I drop by Goodwill, looking in the electronics case as I walk by (I've found some nice video games there before as I am now detailing in the videogame thrift geeklist), make it to the boardgame aisle, round the corner and see.....
a couple sifting thru the racks. The guy has a deluxe Texas Hold Em poker ($2.99) set in his hands and is checking it out. The chips look nice and I hope he'll put it down, but he immediately says "honney-bun I'm gonna get this one, k?" (or something very close to that effect)
I'm momentarily miffed at not being able to check out the chips and agonize over the decision to get them for myself, when I spot DOWN LOW on the bottom shelf, a pristine box of Cleopatra right next to his leg!
I quickly reach out, swooping up the box into the crook of my left arm and begin that frantic-paced scan of the shelves, making sure there's no other GOOD games hiding in plan sight amongst the chaff that I now have competition in spying.
1 minute later, and there's nothing else good found, and the couple leaves, and I get to look down and see what my Goodwill store has priced this wonderful game at.
I guffawed out loud when I see the $.99 red pen mark looking up at me. Even before I opened it up and inventoried it, I knew it would be complete. And she was. And she was.
I'm just jazzed at getting this good of game for an extra copy/gift for $.99, and somewhat baffled that GW pricers would ever feel the heft of the game, see what's inside, and think to themselves "Yeah - this one's worth $.99 but that Simpsons Monopoly is worth $2.99, easy!"
Two good deals on ebay! When inventorying this one I found out a countersheet was missing. The seller offered a refund which, added to a coupon I had, meant I got a (nearly complete) copy of Dune for 5€.
1993 MB version from a charity shop for £1.75. Complete, apart from the "clicker" that's supposed to go under the horse racing spinner. But I don't think it will change the outcome too much.
Someone had done a shoddy job of putting the stickers on everything, so I had to spend half an hour peeling them off and putting them back again. Which wasn't hard, since the glue wasn't very sticky any more. Can't wait to play it. Suggestions came up with Game of Life and Pay Day (which I love for its silliness), so if hubby is up to it, we'll try it today.
Dry...dry...DRY!! The thrifting gods are finally evening up the karma...haven't found anything for weeks...until last night...on my latest work trip to Sarnia, found a heavy heroquest box...more heft than the usual game...found that it included the complete basic game ($2.00 at Sally Ann), as well as...