Unwanted Rejects - Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind: March 2010
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This is the traditional monthly Thrift & Bargain Dumpster™.

A fitting place for discussing rejects and leftovers spotted while thrifting and bargain hunting. If you please: cast those items in the T&B-Dumpster!

Add items you left wherever you were sniffing around. Don't fill the dumpster with truckloads of Monopolies, Trivial Somethings and other regular leftovers. But rather add peculiar items, items that looked as if the cat dragged them in or items that caught your eye in some other special way.
Regular stuff accompanied by a good story is obviously also worth listing. As a guideline, take this into consideration: "Do the thrifters want to know about this?"

This list is also well suited to discuss those should-I-go-back-for-it items. Feedback you will get, from either end of the scale, from 'how could you, you amateur!' to 'best decision you ever made, you are the King!'

In the description, try to mention the state the game was in, the asking price, the location and other details worth knowing about. Oh... and please close the lid behind you. Thanks.

Last month's T&B-Dumpster:
Wear protective gear before opening and be prepared to fend off any scattering rats.
Unwanted Rejects - Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind: February 2010


Our GeekGuild:
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: Flying Carpet [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:7125]
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I left this game at the thrift shop near my parents. They wanted €4 for it, which seemed odd because usually they don't go over half that price and many games are even priced at a mere 70cents.

Maybe the price was so high because it was in near new condition, partially unpunched even.
Still, with it being a 3-player minimum game and since I knew nothing about it, I decided against buying. Maybe if it is still there next time it will be priced down. Of course, with this in a thrift shop, it will be missing parts by then.
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2. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:269] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Walked on past this one, $9.99 at GW. I have been noticing their prices going up dramatically, $20 for used Clue??? $12.99 for used Monopoly?? what gives?
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3. Board Game: Subbuteo [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1294]
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Spotted a late 70's Subbuteo game in the window of a charity shop. The tape monkeys had got to the lid yuk When I opened it... a mix of players from different teams, not even two complete teams, and most of the players were broken off their bases. No goalkeepers. No pitch. No rules. No football. There were, however, two goals.

They wanted £10 for it.

When I pointed out that the game was incomplete and the pieces broken, they just smiled and said thank you. It's still in the shop window.

Madness.
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4. Board Game: Stacrobats [Average Rating:5.32 Overall Rank:13947]
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Could not decide if I wanted to pick up this game at my local Savers due to it being $5.99. They finally switched the tags from silver and purple to yellow and purple. But guess what they did...they switched a lot of yellow tags to green. wtf?

Stacrobats being a bit pricey, would have been great with the yellow tag sale, but they switched it to a green tag. Along with a handful of other games. Sigh.

I guess I could have picked it up for my niece but I've already found a handful of 99 cent games for her. Left behind for anyone else who wants a Ravensburger game.
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5. Board Game: Trespass [Average Rating:5.04 Unranked]
Rob Robinson
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I saw this for sale in Doncaster U.K. for the cheaply sum of 'one pound odd'.

The components looked basic to say the least, and I thought if it was any cop I could easily make a better home-made copy .

The ratings are pretty low and few & far between, so I'm glad I skipped on it.

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6. Board Game: Go For Broke [Average Rating:4.61 Overall Rank:15400]
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I left this game behind at Eco-Thrift. They wanted 20 for the game. I was not able to check if it was complete or not. It's located behind the counter if anyone else wants to take a chance with it.
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7. Board Game: Mystery Mansion [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:6482]
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Bits looked nice, but not worth $3 IMO.

Actually, it was this talking edition:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2343/electronic-talki...
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8. Board Game: Wits & Wagers [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:506]
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$14.99 at GW.

I don't know what the pricers have going on, but this is the most commonly MASSIVELY overpriced game I see at this alleged thrift chain...

Btw - it was NOT mint condition or even new. angry
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9. Board Game: Treasure Trolls [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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I would have bought this had all 4 trolls been there. 4 troll pawns with different hair color could have brought much interest to any game. The box was taped pretty good but someone had crushed the long side so I could get a look at the contents. The only troll I saw was the yellow-haired one.
$1.91, Volunteers of America.
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10. Board Game: Pollyanna [Average Rating:6.19 Unranked]
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Passed this up (edition pictured) at $1.99 because it was both missing movers (only 2 to 3 present for each color), and the box was in terrible condition. One side was missing completely and parts of others were torn/missing. Surprisingly, one of these went on eBay for well north of $100 recently, but I don't think an incomplete copy in rough shape would be worth it.
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11. Board Game: Maloney's Inheritance [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:7508]
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This looked very dull.

I'm hooked on D&D The Boardgame at the minute, and more interested in finding some plaster of paris style columns.

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12. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:14642]
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Wooden box Risk and plastic army Risk

5 and 3 bucks respectively.
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13. Board Game: Goosebumps: Terror in the Graveyard Game [Average Rating:5.28 Overall Rank:14433]
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Could not decide if it was worth picking up. I decided to hand it to a little kid, maybe he will enjoy it more (not sure if his parents bought it though).
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14. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:629]
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£1.30 or some-such from the local charity store. The box was ludicrously flat, big and tacky looking.

I appreciate push your luck games, like Pass the Pigs and Yahtzee, and I think those probably surpass it in terms of playability.
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15. Board Game: Mr. T Game [Average Rating:4.15 Unranked]
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I passed up this gem today. Sure, it might have been good for the WTFFOTW, and it was ludicrous, but VV wanted $14.99 for it! WTF?
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16. Board Game: Dweebs Geeks & Weirdos [Average Rating:5.09 Overall Rank:13622]
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Eye-cathing title, but I couldn't imagine this turning out to be any fun.
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17. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:269] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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£4.50 in PDSA York U.K. Next door to the Travelling Man comic/boardgame shop.

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18. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.29 Overall Rank:15342]
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£1.99 or thereabouts. Across the road from Travelling Man in York. Missing 2 dice yuk
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19. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1186]
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Saw this lovely game, unfortunately, it was sitting in the glass case and marked at $24.99. cry At another store, Dick Tracy was in the glass case for $16, marked down from $25. yuk
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20. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:561]
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Perudo in a tin for $3.99 at VV. Complete, but I read the rules and it sounded pretty boring, and I don't really need the dice for anything.
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21. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:561]
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Had an unproductive evening at the thrifts tonight. Found this at GW for $3.99. Can you guess what the lie was? That's right! Missing all 21 dice! It did include all four cups though.
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22. Board Game: Pirate and Traveler [Average Rating:5.21 Overall Rank:13988]
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Saw this at St Vincent for $9.99. It was from the 1950's. Knowing nothing about it, I had to pass on it for that price. The box was beat up and torn, and I have clue on completeness.
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