Sacred Words of the Thrift
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Holy words of wisdom from the mouths of thrifters. Below is a feeble attempt to compile the truisms and verses of the Scriptures of the Thrift. Please add if and when you perceive the divine spirits to have graced a fellow geek with a thrifting epiphany.
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It is the way of our people to reach rapidly for the games of the company 'Haba' upon sighting them, and to take hold of them firmly with both hands, and thusly did I act in this instance.

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From the Book of Finding Duplicates, Chapter 3, Verses 14-21

"And yea, verily, when thine husband doth pay full price for a well regarded euro, and he doth present it to thine hungry hands/
for a national holiday such as one might find in a civilized country/
(excepting the Duchy of Luxembourg, where presents are forbidden on national holidays, except when they begin with the letter 'R')/
then shalt thou find the exact same euro game, down to the very print run and version of the previously received game/
at an extremely reasonable and thriftable price/
and there shall be nothing wrong with the game except for one missing part of the game that really doesn't affect how it plays./
Or maybe sometimes two./
Still totally playable, though./"

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There are more thrifts in Goodwill and Value Village than are dreamt of in your philosophies, Horatio.
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but behold: six pewter tokens AND THE ONE RING.

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4. Board Game: Honor of the Samurai [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:5777]
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There are more things in heaven and hell, Justinio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies.

We can look at it as just the coincidences of time and space and be content with that…
Or, and I think this is a bit more fun; we can invoke the pantheon of thrift gods, with their luck, spite, curses, whims, and all the other pantheonic stuff that happens when superstition collides with normalcy.
Me, I think that the time has come for this game to be revealed, and you are its prophet! Go forth! Tell the imbeciles around you how much fun they can have playing this game! Go! We'll cheer you on from way back here!

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I knew that that which I sought was nearby, but where? So I fell to the time honoured tradition, The Call, that is irresistible; which, verily, one must answer if able.

MARCO!!!

And, faintly, I heard the reply.

polo...

And with this method, I converged on the games shelf, where Mr Knizia (or his name, anyway) was waiting for me on this box. All that was left was for me to complete the capture and pay the $3 asking price. So simple a task.

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Lo unto the great box of Mickey. Open and let me behold your cube-shaped mana. I know your box hints you will be yellow, but you can surprise me...


...and praise be unto the Yahtzee Jr gods, you have given me a sign. 3 red dice in addition the the five yellow! Hallelujah!

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The lasers of the Many
Outweigh the Fur of the Few...

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Verily have the local thrift store shelves been abundantly blessed with suck.

The word translated to "the sound of a thrown bucket hitting
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oh, but to be the King. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To rule, to flea,
To flea, perchance to Thrift; Aye, there's the rub,
For in that flea of magic, what thrifts may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause.

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"Thou shalt not giveth more ducats than the rating of thine game"

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She set the price at two dollars. With much haste I handed over the two dollar coin, for this game was surely in need of rescue. To remove this game from a home where it is unwanted, unplayed and unloved is of an importance so vital that it compares to an outright necessity, a necessity that fell upon my shoulders. For even though I own a copy of this particular game, but in the German version, I am verily duty bound to remove it from the abyss that is this household. Upon my shoulders rests the responsibility of finding a proper home for this game. It is an obligation I accept and in no way take lightly. And it is an obligation I take gladly.

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Mediocre? Nay, not when you have to play it in Spanish. And please, no comparisons to others. As it is written, "The Redistribution Plan may take time, but eventually, all are given what they desire."
or a variation on that theme, anyway.
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Verily, the Thrift gods provide for the faithful. goo

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God gave us board games so we would know what heaven was like...

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"thou shalt not leave a Ravensburger game on the shelf"

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