Your NON-Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - January 2010
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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!

Anyway, if you're looking for the games thrift store lists, they are here:
http://boardgamegeek.com/tag/weekly_thrift

This month's games related lists:
Your Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: 28 - 31 December 2009
Your Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: 21 - 27 December 2009
Your Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: 14 - 20 December 2009
Your Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: 7 - 13 December 2009
Your Thrift Store / Bargain Finds 30 November - 6th December 2009
Your RPG Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - Dec 2009

Last month's non-game thrift list:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/48065

Here is the compilation of monthly lists:
http://boardgamegeek.com/tag/monthly_nongames

And our Guild:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/193
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1. Board Game: Dragonriders of Pern: The Book Game [Average Rating:5.11 Overall Rank:13481]
Donald Cleary
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Bellingham
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A Crossroads Adventure book: Dragonharper. $.69 GW
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2. Board Game: World Without End [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:452]
Ed Sherman
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Picked up a nice pile of books the other day -- a few Watergate-related ones (All the President's Men, Nixon: the Final Days and a couple of others) and a copy of World Without End, the sequel to Pillars of the Earth.
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3. Board Game: Final Fantasy IX Tetra Master Card game [Average Rating:5.32 Overall Rank:13412]
Ed Sherman
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Colorado Springs
Colorado
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Found a copy of Final Fantasy 7 for PC in excellent shape -- these usually ebay for quite a bit.
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4. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
David Henry
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Found a Fisher Price Barn for 5 bucks at a SA. Was 8 bucks, talked her down cause it had a small chip in it and it was missing the animals and fences.

Was one of my girlfriends favorite toys as a kid so when I saw it I knew I had to bring it home for her.

And best of all the 'Moo' sound still works.

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5. Board Game: Donkey Kong [Average Rating:5.32 Overall Rank:13704]
Raul Alvarado
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Found a Super Nintendo Donkey Cong box set for 20$. It looks like it was almost never used, still had the plastic bags inside. Tested it and it works fine! straight to Ebay as I already have an SNES
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6. Board Game: Puzzle Struggle [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
Doug Iverson
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Ripon
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Two more Puzz 3D puzzles for giant ebay dump in the future. (Date unknown, I must have 14-16 of them) $5.41 total.
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7. Board Game: Careers [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:4884]
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What can I say -- it was calling my name. And it's certainly better than Home Schooling for Dummies, a book I've considered threatening my daughter with a time or two.

$0.25 at the GW outlet -- this is one edition back from current. But some of the cool careers must still be around, right?
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8. Board Game: Megaman NT Warrior Battle Net Board Game [Average Rating:5.14 Unranked]
Kent Fletcher
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Saratoga Springs
Utah
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Picked up Mega Man 3 for the NES at the thrift today for $5. Not my favorite out of the Mega Man NES games but still a great game.
 
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9. Board Game: Jungle Hunt [Average Rating:4.20 Unranked]
Mark Webb
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Verona
Pennsylvania
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$1 - Jungle Hunt for Atari 2600
$2 - NHL Hockey Game for Sega Genesis
at St Vincent Depaul.

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10. Board Game: PAC-MAN Game [Average Rating:4.80 Overall Rank:15322]
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$12 at Gamestop for a Pacman dual game pack for Gamecube...PACMAN VS. and PACMAN World

$2 at The Exchange for a GBA to Gamecube connection cable.

I head about this game a while back on a podcast, and saw it in the wild at Gamestop. What is very cool about this game is that it requires the above mentioned cable to attach a game boy advance to the gamecube as a 4th controller. The person with the GBA plays normal pacman looking at the GBA. The other 3 players play the ghosts chasing the 4th player looking only at a small part of the gameboard near where they are located. Played it tonight, and it was a blast.

PACMAN World was included, but didn't factor into my decision to buy it.
Unfortunately, the link cable wasn't included with the game, so I had to hunt down the cable at another video game shop.
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11. Board Game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:12734]
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Vancouver
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Saw a pair of practice nunchuks at my local thrift store today. 50 cents and were in great condition, essentially brand new. $20 value so I bought it.

I have about 5 pairs at home, 3 are broken from me hitting myself on the knee (good thing they weren't speed chuks, or else I'd shatter my knee). So I gave it to my boss, who is a fellow martial artist, but with little weapon practice.
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12. Board Game: Star Trek: The Next Generation [Average Rating:4.07 Overall Rank:15041]
Kent Fletcher
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Picked up a box set of the complete Star Trek TNG Series on DVD for $25.
The box contains 48 DVDs. I don't consider myself a Trekkie or anything but I was pretty excited about this find.
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13. Board Game: Aloha [Average Rating:5.46 Overall Rank:13202]
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Hit the GW last night looking for a manual for Dad's truck. We are replacing the stereo and need a wiring diagram for the factory radio. No luck with finding the manual. After the book section, I headed to games. As I enter the toy section, I passed the cart with this baritone uke in it. I figure it has already been claimed by another shopper, so I leave it be. I check out the games and find nothing. I peruse the rest of the store. I found a 160g Frisbee for 99 cents. I went to make a final pass at the games in case I missed something. I pass the cart with the uke. The cart hasn't moved in the last 20 minutes. I figure it is mine now. It is an Aloha brand uke, made in Japan, from the late 60's or early 70's I'm guessing. Really great shape. Just need to replace the third string. Sounds nice. $7.99. It is the brown one on the left in this photo.
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14. Board Game: The Book Game [Average Rating:6.40 Unranked]
Ed Sherman
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Two more books today: a collection of Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories and John Hodgman's "Areas of My Expertise" both for $1.99.each. Score!
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15. Board Game: Tiki Topple [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:2000]
Paul Boos
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Falls Church
Virginia
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Two mugs today; a Blue Maikai was a 2003 design from Tiki Farm; $1. I also got a brown bamboo bundle one (CWG I think was the design company - a low-end company...); 50 cents.

But wait there's more!

I got a pack of vintage 1964 Bombay Pix cocktail picks; white with little Tiki faces on them. $3, probably a little price really...

But wait there's more!

How about a strand of vintage Tiki outdoor lights to complement my Moai ones? Yep! $3 for the strand.

This was Yesterday's Rose. I almost bought a working electronic catch phrase, but decided against it.
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16. Board Game: Chicken Run, Escape From Tweedy's Farm [Average Rating:2.75 Unranked]
Paul Boos
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Falls Church
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The Chicken Run movie... My son hasn't seen it and it is pretty darn funny. I also picked up the Rocky & Bullwinkle movie. I haven't seen it yet. These DVDs were $2 each.
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17. Board Game: Kremlin: Revolution [Average Rating:6.84 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.84 Unranked]
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And finally for $2, Just Say Da; IRS's final music collection CD that showcases some of their artists. I had all of them except this one, so my collection is now complete.
 
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18. Board Game: Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Paul Boos
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Two desgner shirts: a banded collared shirt from Pierre Cardin ($7) and a cool shirt with epaulets from Fritz von Schlegell (LA based designer).
 
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19. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: Cassino '44, Gateway to Rome [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:5204]
Cindy Nowak
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I have managed to acquire quite a library of books, mostly through St. Vincent's. One of my latest was Monte Cassino by David Hapgood for $1.99. One of the most interesting things about this book is that he interviewed not only the Americans and the Germans, but also the monks at the Abbey. Hardcover and dust jacketed.
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20. Board Game: Lighthouse-opoly [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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And while at St. Vincent, I perused the picture section. I was looking for a poster frame to use the plexiglas for my game maps when I spotted a wonderful picture of a sailboat in front of a lighthouse at sunset (or sunrise perhaps). Turns out it is a signed, numbered, limited edition print of Dennis Lyall's Sandy Hook lighthouse, along with the first day of issue marked USPS Lighthouse stamps from 1990 (which include Sandy Hook) - for $5.95.

It's hanging in my living room right now, but I have a dear friend who not only sails, but is also an "old Jersey girl" - and her birthday is in March! I had hoped to find a copy of Regatta for her, but this is SOOOOO much neater!



You can't see the full frame in the image - I wanted to show off the picture. Overall frame size is about 28x28
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21. Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:1697] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Rob Rob
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$12 for HBO's DVD series "Band of Brothers" boxed set (tin container actually) in shrink wrap.
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22. Board Game: Calculate! [Average Rating:6.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.08 Unranked]
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I totally forgot about one other item I found along with the Tiki mugs. a big old calculator, mid-late 70s I thikn. You wonder what is special about it? Well it works! So... And it is an Atari.
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