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.
The Thrift Store/Bargain Finds List Wayback Machine: The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly lists through time. He is also adding stats and interesting tidbits for us thrifty geeks. Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time (with links to all previous lists)
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 Hakfoo I, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Belial, Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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First time finding this one. Picked it up to give to my son and his family. It is missing most of the coins, 1 marker, the instructions and 5 of the skull dice. It did have all of the ships, board and cards. I would love to complete this for him. They love Dragonology that I gave them a few years ago so if someone has a parts copy I would appreciate the help.
It did come with a bonus of 19 pennies, and about 1/2 roll of sticky tape. $2.00 at Arc so the final price is $1.81 when you factor in the bonus cash.
After I got all the tape off the bottom I can now see that this is also missing the 5 pirates so I will need them also.
$4 at St. Vincent DePaul in Benson. I haven't actually counted all the pieces and matched them up with the parts list but I did sort them and it looks like all the trays are filled up as they should be. I'm calling this one "tentatively complete."
After several weeks of a thrifting dry spell, I found several games over the weekend that inspired me to purchase them. I tried bargaining on some of these games, including this one, which I talked down from $5. Hey, a buck's a buck and that translates into an entire thrifted game at many of my localt thrift stores.
$1 at St. Vincent de Paul in Benson - missing one green and one blue stacrobat. If anyone happens to have these parts, I'd be interested in acquiring them. I've already played this old Ravensburger children's dexterity game with my three-year-old son a few times. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say I built up the stack so he could knock it down.
$6 at some retro collectible store in Benson (I forget what it's called) - new and in shrink. If anyone is interested in adding a shrinked copy of this to their collection, you can check out my want list and send me a trade offer. Otherwise, I'm going to break the shrink, open it, and try this game out for myself. Fair warning!
$1.98 at Maple Street Thrift World - missing the poker chips and the pawns. Oh well, at least it's playable with some easy substitutions. This game with the interesting Stratego-esque components was marked $2.98 but also had an old garage sale sticker for a buck on the top. So the cashier split the difference with me after I feigned ignorance at the presence of the real sticker on the back. Ha ha! Another dollar saved!
$0.98 at New Life Thrift - complete. I've actually never owned a copy of this for some reason. Back in elementary school, I went to a "talented and gifted" program once a week at another school and this is about all the teachers had us do all day - play Othello.
$0.98 at New Life Thrift - complete. Not the pictured version. Instead, a real nice version with a divided wood board, felt-lined trays for the pieces that slide underneath the board, and 162 wooden numbered pieces in two sizes.
$9.98 at New Life Thrift - complete. This was hiding behind the counter in the collectibles area. It was priced at $12.98 but I talked them down a few dollars. Total negotiated savings this week - $5. I initially passed up this game earlier in the week but after doing some research on it, I went back over the weekend and picked it up. It doesn't appear to ever have been thrifted before here on BBG and it has hardly any purchase history. I'm not sure if it's valuable or not, but it's definitely an obscure game and definitely collectible. But I love Fraggle Rock, so I'm going to keep it. Wembley Fraggle is my fashion inspiration in real life. Now, everyone sing the happy theme song with me: "Dance your cares away..."
Ah, the bi-weekly GW trek again! Started out with this kids game which I already have a copy but was missing the rules (copied from a web site) and one of the 20 penguins. Well, for $1.50 I now have a complete game to trade or to sell after the grandkids have gotten their fill which should take about half an hour.
GW - looked interesting and the box was heavy and rattled so there must be some parts maybe? It was only $1.00 so worth the gamble. Is supposed to have 4 "sets" of 5 dice each for a total of 20. There actually are 21 dice; but it is a menage of different sizes, types and colors of which only 10 or so appear to be part of the original set. I haven't counted the chips, yet, but there are hordes of them and they might total up to the 90 specified. The cups and box are at least in excellent condition.