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™, the Tape Monkeys™, and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
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$1 at the Deseret. I have gobs of packing tape to thank because it came with all 110 cards and the rules. I was surprised this one is ranked so high on BGG... As pictured, except with more tape. Did I mention the tape?
I know I haven't been around the thrift lists much lately. That whole lack of money due to no job has kept us from spending much in the stores. That might change some in the near future, because as of Monday, I am actually employed again. Not that I'm going to be spending it all on games though. Got some catching up on bills and car repairs to take care of first. Probably going to be paring done a good chunk of the collection as well. No sense adding to the collection if I'm just going to get rid of it anyway.
But onto why I'm here. I actually did go thrifting yesterday. Found the magnetic, travel edition for a buck at the DI. I think it is complete. It was a little confusing at first, since the editions mentioned here on the geek say for up to 6 players and mention more cards. But the rules I have mention 5 players or less, so I think I'm good.
Had the opportunity to stop by Clocktower briefly on the way home and saw the newer Deluxe version of Pit for $2. I'm thinking I may take this to my friend's house in Spain and leave it there. Either that or it will get gifted to someone that enjoys Pit.
Addition: I have been so busy with work and Agile Coach Camp Planning that just keeping up with home life is difficult. On top of that, it appears our Thrifty Generosity Boxes have gone AWOL, so I might have to restart those. :-( That will happen next week I suspect.
Good little stop on the way to work today...first saw a bag of 7-hex tiles, then found a second bag with misc smaller and random tiles, some figures, and dice and such. No huge tiles. No cards. Maybe half to 2/3 of the box, looks like. A little overpriced for Goodwill, but still a decent deal. $7.98 for the two bags.
Then on the lower shelf I saw this. Yay! Something I was looking for! This (revised) version, box in good shape, armies opened, but dice still bagged. Someone just got the cool armies out. Looks complete but I'll inventory tonight. $2.99 GW.
$20 at Half Price Books in Roseville. The box has some minor wear, but contents all appear to be there and in good shape. I was already thinking about getting this, so finding it considerably discounted was nice.
It's the 1972 Lakeside edition. Makes sense since Lakeside was based in Minneapolis. I couldn't pass up the 1970's goodness. Looks like the kid who got it cut the flex-steel like plastic packaging to get at the dice, rolled them a few times, and then forgot it because there was a Battleship or Operation under the tree. Love it when the dice get that wonderful, aged ivory colored patina. Complete.