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 and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
Our GeekGuild: Welcome to The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters. Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Please do mind the stacks of prized games, do not mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Make sure to bow before our King Belial I, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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$2, VV Complete, you gotta grabba HABA, especially one with 48 little wooden bits, also found a Crafty Badger but it was missing the tin suitcases and pretty much everything else except 20 or so tiles.
$2, VV Deluxe version pictured, complete I figured everyone and their granduncle owns this so I bit for the 'deluxe' version (meaning it had trick winning counters). Then I spent a buck to buy it for my ipod and realized why people like, I still prefer Tichu
Not one I expected to find in a Carlisle charity shop - hardly dared believe my eyes when I saw the distinctive Settlers logo. The game has been partly punched, but it very much looks as though the rule book put off the owners from actually playing this.
The 1975 version. Bought from a charity shop in Lincoln for £2.49.
The box was in great condition but when I got it home I discovered that there are 4 units missing from the basic game's unit list, while the optional rules and tournament rules' units are all missing. If I had the missing 4 units it would be complete for the basic game. Shame.
Incidentally to this issue the game is complete and in remarkably good condition for its age. The three mounted boards are wonderful and I'm tempted to keep it for them alone. Otherwise I'm not sure what to do with it; keep/sell/donate?
On a whim, I went into one of the more hopeless little local thrifts on the way back from getting some groceries.
Spied the box for this edge on, and it really doesn't look like much. When I dug it out, though, I noticed it was from 1972. Interesting. Opened it up and discovered that all the plastic bits were still in their baggies. Cool. Called the wife to confirm that there was value. Definitely.
For some reason they decided to give me a the day's sale discount for housewares. Nifty.
Unpunched/unplayed for $2.43 @ Generic Local Thrifty.