Your NON-Game Thrift Store / Bargain Finds - August 2013
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Wait a minute. That's not a game! Oh well. Let us oooh and aaah over what you've found.

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Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases.
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.

Last month's non-game thrift list:
Just shift the Picasso's aside and be amazed by the collection of valuables we tend to pick up.
Your NON-Game Thrift Store / Bargain Finds - July 2013

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Please mind the stacks of games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze.
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1. Board Game: Silver Screen [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Brian

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Found this awesome vintage room screen and since we happened to be looking for stuff for the new house I bought it. One small broken piece that I will be fixing soon. Paid $25 at GW.

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2. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$ [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:884]
J Weintraub
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Three Nerf guns, $2 each.

The EBF-25, minus the tripod and ammo clips:



The Stampede ECS, minus the blast shield, but with a 25-magazine drum instead of a long clip



and the wimp of the bunch, the nerf shotgun:



Which I clearly need to paint to look like this:



The first two are heavy $, but are so cool, it's hard to not keep them.
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3. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:2543]
Melody
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Madeira Park
British Columbia
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Joy! On Tuesday we went to the Dollar store in Sechelt and they they had large bricks of Fimo for $4.00. The small bricks are $4.00 here on the coast and these large ones are 8x's the size of them. I use Fimo all the time for game sculpts, jewelry, molds, ect. They were only in white or flesh, I bought 4 bricks of the white.
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4. Board Game: Where's Waldo Now? Colorforms Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Thomas MacLaney
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Royal Oak
Michigan
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Not this version, but the original Colorforms from 1951 (replica):



I suspect it may have been purchased at the Detroit Institute of Art: I remember admiring it in its gift shop several years ago.

The cost: $1.56
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5. Board Game: Twister Moves [Average Rating:4.14 Overall Rank:14474]
J Weintraub
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Tyco R/C Terrain Twister. Was just looking at this in TRU three days ago, where it was on sale for $70, down from $100. So today, I found one at a yard sale for $3. Just needs the battery charger for the vehicle battery.

Look like fun!


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6. Board Game: Jazz King [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
Paul Boos
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Falls Church
Virginia
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I got a Buescher True Tone Low Pitch sax from 1924 for $157 off shopgoodwill.com. It will need another couple of $100s of work, but will still be a great deal for a vintage pro instrument.

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He will be picking up a synth for me in Denver and shipping it to me. This is very much appreciated!
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7. Board Game: Let's communicate! [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Danny's Land

Salem
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I found an orange and yellow plastic pencil case for .25.



Big deal?

It's the exact same make and model that propmaker Wah Chang chopped up to create the vacuform shapes for the original Star Trek communicators.

http://www.herocomm.com/Details/SterlingPencilBox.htm
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8. Board Game: Star Trek Deep Space Nine [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Tim Thorp
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Granite Falls
Washington
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The local Mom and Pop Thrift received a load of Christmas ornaments and decorations (about 4 tables worth). As I'm looking through the stuff, I thought that it would be nice to find a Hallmark Star Trek ornament or two. At that moment, I picked up a cd of Christmas music and, underneath, was one of these:



One of the talking ornaments, with Michael Dorn as Worf wishing everyone Seasons Greetings. To my collection it goes!

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9. Board Game: Cascade [Average Rating:6.17 Unranked]
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Saskatchewan
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Yesterday evening I stopped in at the north VV and found a Partylite Cascade tealight holder for $5.99. I've been looking for one for a while to hang on an empty hook in my ceiling. It was up for about 1/2 an hour when the power went out! It was very useful for the two hours without electricity and still pretty when the power is on.
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10. Board Game: Strat-O-Matic Hockey [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:3466]
Brian

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Found these two roller pucks at a local garage sale for 25 cents each. Should be able to sell for a decent profit.

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11. Board Game: Timberland [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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The wife and I went camping near Estacada, Oregon two weeks ago, and we made a side trip to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. I really loved the place -- it was a Works Progress Administration project of the 1930s intended to get unemployed people back to work, and I was very moved by the art and craft of the place. Because I make miniature buildings quasi-professionally, I took a bunch of pictures of the doll-house scale furniture from the lodge that was made for the Oregon exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair. In a cursory way, I looked through the gift shop to see if they had a papercraft model, but I didn't expect to find one. I made a mental note to see if I could find one later online.

Last week, I went to the Goodwill Bins and in the glass case, there was an unbuilt papercraft kit of the Timberline Lodge! Even though it was partially covered by other items, I immediately recognized the distinctive weather vane.

$5

I took the kit to FedEx/Kinko's and made color copies of all the parts for about $10. After two days, I'm about halfway done building it -- need to add the roof and all the detail pieces.

EDIT: Under construction...

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12. Board Game: BrewMaster: The Craft Beer Game [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:10653]
Benjamin Johnson
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Saint Paul
Minnesota
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Oooooh! Found a Mr. Beer deluxe brewing kit, minus brewing supplies. Which is fine, because I intend on using this to mix soda pop. I got the 2.5 gal plastic barrel, 8 1 liter bottles, caps, various literature pieces, and 8 stickers. Original price $50.
$2.49 @ Rice St. Unique in St. Paul
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13. Board Game: Clownpocalypse [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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I bought this creepy-ass clown painting at GW for $5.99 because it reminded me of the notorious Chicago serial killer, John Wayne Gacy, who liked to dress up as a clown and also paint clown pictures, like the one I got.

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14. Board Game: Snow Tails [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:601]
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Pair of Grivel snowshoes. Not quite yet the season for them, and it would've been a better bargain had not the cashier stubbornly and stupidly insisted that the $3.99 price tag on them was the price for EACH (um, they're *shoes*, moron), but still, they sell for a lot more than that. Keep or sell? Probably sell.

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