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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.
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$5, same yard sale I saw a toddler hanging out near this and for a second wondered if the little bugger would snag it...but then I realised that was foolishness, but then I realised that I should shoulder him out of the way to snag it for myself, but then I realised that I have a problem...but then I realised tht the toddler had gone away and I had spent way too much time thinking about snagging Battlemasters
Near complete, only missing a chaos archer, a man at arms and a yellow token
$5 same yard sale something drew me to a box in the back corner of the sale...I think it was the Star Wars logo on some puzzle, anyway I gave it a good rummaging and pulled out the WH 40k starter set pictured. Mostly unpunched but missing 17 orks, a handful of space marines and a gretchin or two, as well as the vehicle cutout and all but 4 of the cardboard terrain pieces, anyone have some spares?
As I was walking away, my ex-co-worker that I had just met 5 minutes ago, asks me if I'll be playing any of the games I purchased from him, I lie my typical lie in this case and tell him that I plan on giving them to my nephew, but that I might play one or two. He tells me about this great new game he's been playing called Catan , and then goes into a long description of it, I tell him that I'd heard of this Settler's thing and that he should check out BOARDGAMEGEEK.COM, I tell him I hear it's a great place to find all sorts of info about Settler's and other games just like it hopefully I've helped bring a new geek into the fold ( not to mention his regular Settler's group)
$1.49 at SA. Just inventoried it and it's complete, half of the markers are unpunched. Box is in very good condition. Looks great! May have to try out the solo rules, I doubt I'll get anyone else to play this at home.
I also found very nice copies of two RPG's - ElfQuest and Chill. Chill came with the Elvira expansion tucked inside. Both complete and in very good condition.
Amazing that all three of these boxes were untaped, and not a single chit/die/card went missing in their travels through the thrift! Chill has 140 tiny cardboard tokens by itself.
Our family lost our dog last month due to renal failure, so we were checking out a couple shelters a littler further away from home today for another dog. Stopped by a few stores on the way. At Value Village I found this, wrapped in duct tape... Good thing I don't care about the box! $1.99
Also, picked up a Deluxe version of this for $1.99. Last month, I sold my shrink wrapped copy for $30, so now I have a playable copy for me (unless I decide to list for $15).
EDIT: Appears the previous owner got this to present to a Spanish language class, as there was a note card in it with a summary of the rules in English, and then some commentary in Spanish. Part of the commentary translates to "I haven't played it because I haven't had the opportunity." Cards have been removed from shrink, but the nice rotating card holder is still sealed.
And then I also saw this. Not sure if it's all there, but doesn't appear to have been used. Also got it for $0.99, however the cashier didn't seem to believe that it was supposed to be unstickered (which implies the 99 cent price), so she called over someone else. I made my case that it was a toy/game, so she said she couldn't argue with that...
EDIT: It does appear unplayed, and most everything is there. Unfortunately, what's missing is the headset! At least it was only 99 cents.