Your NON-Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: November 2013
Layne Lanpher
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North Carolina
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This is the traditional monthly NON-Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds list.

Wait a minute. That's not a game! Oh well. Let us oooh and aaah over what you've found.

As usual, this list starts empty, but it grows as folks add to it. If you can, try to post a snapshot of your find with your entry!

Last month's NON-Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds 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 - October 2013

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Please mind the stacks of games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze.
The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters thanks you.
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1. Board Game: Top Hats [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
Layne Lanpher
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North Carolina
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I have been selling some vintage hats on eBay for a friend, which, of course, has got me looking at cool hats at thrift store, too. Here's the cool ones I found this month.














This one is my favorite!
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2. Board Game: Counting Fun [Average Rating:6.16 Unranked]
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United States
Fargo
North Dakota
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Found a huge bag of counting blocks and cubes, math manipulatives, used by many teachers. Since my wife is a teacher, I figured if she couldn't use them someone else she knew could. When I showed them to her, she figured it was at least $100 worth. I got for $4!
They will go to good use in her classroom.
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3. Board Game: Traffic Lights [Average Rating:4.96 Unranked]
Brian

Portland
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Found this awesome bar traffic light at an estate sale over the weekend. Trying not to become emotionally attached so it's easier to sell. Great condition for a piece from the 1960's.

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4. Board Game: Ablaze!: Feel the Heat! [Average Rating:6.20 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.20 Unranked]
Thomas MacLaney
United States
Royal Oak
Michigan
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Found a 4 1/2-inch laminator for $5.85. Should be handy for PnP.
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5. Board Game: Spurtle Turtle [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Doe Gibson
United States
Chicago
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2' stuffed and bean bottom Sea Turtle. Pier 1 wanted $30, I got it for $3 (@GW).


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6. Board Game: Case Closed TCG [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Doe Gibson
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Illinois
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Vaultz Case at GW for $3. I've already removed the disc holders and plan to keep a couple of my smaller optical instruments in here.

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7. Board Game: Dozo [Average Rating:4.88 Unranked]
Michael Rumaley
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Williamsburg
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Picked up two volumes of science fiction anthologies from the Newport News DAV, and headed home with a sneaking suspicion that I might already own one of them.






The Year’s Best Science Fiction
Eighth Annual Collection
Edited by Gardner Dozois

This is what I picked up earlier this week for $1.99, along with the Ninth Annual Collection from the same series. Stories Mere fiction from 1990. Hard cover, jacket present in fine condition. No MSRP, no bar code, no claim of book club edition.












Eighth Annual Collection
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year
Edited by Gardner Dozois

Found this waiting for me at home, where it has been since I paid bust-out retail, $2.25, back in 1980. Stories from 1978, mass market paperback with new illustrations for the second edition.
















Looks like I came within 12 years of being an overthrifter. Tell those suspicions to go sneak somewhere else.



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8. Board Game: Squeeze the Juice [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
S Squidpigge
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Utah
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So my wife and I were out this weekend and I was able to convince her to go to the thrift stores to look for games. I didn't have much luck, but my wife spotted something we had almost purchased at retail price. We have been eating better and exercising more and I have dropped 40 pounds since February. The problem is I still don't get enough fruits and veggies. She found a Jack Lalanne power juicer that looked like it had been used once, and for $5 we snagged it. We cleaned it up and this morning I had carrot, apple, ginger juice. Quite tasty, and a good find that saved us more money for games.
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