This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid and the place you got it from. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases or discounted boardgames bought new. 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.
The Thrift Store/Bargain Finds List Wayback Machine: The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly lists through time. He is also adding stats and interesting tidbits for us thrifty geeks. Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time (with links to all previous lists)
Our GeekGuild: Welcome to The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters. Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Please do mind the stacks of prized games, do not mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Make sure to bow before our King Belial I, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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This one was surprisingly complete and in good condition. Even precious was there. Bought for $3.99 at GW in Surprise - Sold on Amazon about 24 hours after listing it for $44.99 so the market is still strong on this one.
Also RISK, 2003 edition pictured, with everything sealed in baggies. I already have several versions (yes, I am a fan), but I've been planning to contribute a copy to the shelf at the coffeehouse downtown...
This one looks complete but I have to get the countersheets on the Geek in front of me to be sure. Punched and a couple of blown corners. I passed by the games section and saw nothing at this GW so I went to another part of the store but came back a little later to see this one there - AND no employee has put anything out. A disturbance in the force or just bad eyesight?
This SPI WWI game surprised me. Unfortunately it is missing two counters. I have to determine which ones, maybe they are blanks! The box bottom was not correct for this game as it was plain beige (no advertising or game information). $3.99 at Savers in Phoenix.
I sure wish this one was complete. But alas it had only counters, way too many counters. The back of the box says it should come with 480 but there were over 1000 in the box. Since they are the same type of counter, I likely have an expansion.
Nostalgia edition from Winning Moves (shown) which has gone back to the metal wrenches and bathtub card tray. Though "Cindy" tried to sell this at her yard sale for 25 cents and failed, the Coralville Goodwill deemed it worth $1.38.
It wasn't too long ago that RobRob was kind enough to send me a copy of this game. So what do I find in this war game dump, one of these of course. So I am willing to pass one on for the price of postage. GM me if you are interested. In good overall condition and complete. $3.99 at Savers in Phoenix.
Last but not least was this find! And a Sting edition to boot. Unfortunately I am missing a lot to this one. I am missing the rules, 31 armies, a handful of Spice counters and all the Green faction's leader disks. It looks like I will be able to recreate everything here from the geek though. $2.99 at Savers in Phoenix.
Stopped in to my GW this afternoon. Almost didn't stop because the parking lot was so full, but then there was a spot open, so I went in. Saw two AH bookshelf games on the shelf. This was the first. This was the game that taught me to fear the 88s.