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Your NON-Game Thrift Store / Bargain Finds - February 2012
Jason Monroe
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St Louis
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Wait a minute. That's not a game! Oh well. Let us oooh and aaah over what you've found.

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Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases.
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.

Last month's non-game thrift 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 - January 2012

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1. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1713]
Lewis Goldberg
United States
Arnold
Missouri
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For the second time in the last year, I found an inkjet printer at a thrift store that was almost brand new - all the stickers still on it. This one is a Brother MFC 240c, which I picked up for $15 at SA. I like Brother inkjets because they have separate cartridges for each color, they're huge, and they have no chips in them like HP's, which tell the printer that you didn't really change that cartridge.

With this printer, I will be able to print wargame maps that I was never able to before due to the cost of ink.
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2. Board Game: Heavy Metal Mayhem [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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United States
Saint Louis
Missouri
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A bunch of kick ass Heavy Metal magazines, $1 each!

Issue info later.


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3. Board Game: Pirates of the Caribbean: Master of the Seas Strategy Game [Average Rating:6.76 Unranked]
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Saint Louis
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At Goodwill, I scored a bunch of
Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides 6 Inch, Series 1 Action Figures.

$3 each, sealed in package, no damage.




Also scored a few of the 4 inch figures at $2 each.

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4. Board Game: Dizzy Dryer [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
John Crawford
United States
Renton
Washington
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So, it all started last summer when I got a shed built, but I didn't put electricity in it. Ends up that the interior of the shed gets REALLY humid, as in 80-85%. Since the shed was supposed to hold games for me, this is not ideal... A couple weeks ago, I was having some electrical work done, so I had them also run power to the shed. I don't yet have outlets in there hooked up to the new panel, but that should come this weekend.

So I had started looking at the thrift stores a couple months ago for a dehumidifier. I ended up almost just buying a new one for retail prices of $180ish last week, but for some reason I didn't order it yet. Tonight, I stopped in the local Goodwill and on the way to the game aisle I found a dehumidifier with no price! Dragged it up to the register where they had to call up two different people to give me a price check. I was hoping for $19.95, but they said $39.95. I could have probably talked them down to $29.95, but I REALLY wanted it and it was a great price still! It's normally around $200!


40 Pint Dehumidifier - CFM-40E by Soleus Air

http://www.soleusaircentral.com/product/40-pint-dehumidifier...



EDIT: Well, it would have been a good deal... IF IT WORKED. It'll turn on and blow, but no water collects. Apparently it must have leaked its refrigerant, and it's probably too costly to repair. Back to Goodwill it goes.
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5. Board Game: Subbuteo Hockey [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
Mark Brown
United States
North Liberty
Iowa
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Mini tabletop Foosball, $3.38 @CVGW. 28cm x 13.5 cm. Scoring pegs and puck missing, but I figure I can use a couple of golf tees and a frozen pea!

Super tiny and cute as a bug.
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6. Board Game: Rocket Patrol Magnet Target Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Mark Brown
United States
North Liberty
Iowa
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I picked up a tin box marked "Mega Bloks Dragons - Krystal Wars - Norvagen War Chest" at GW, and just had to take a look inside. No dragons, but it was full of Magnastix! For $2.38, sold, you betcha!

These are from the "primary colors" sets, about 60 or so each of magnets & balls in red, yellow, blue, and green.

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7. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1713]
Shane Hoopfer
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Found a xbox 360 wireless Fender Stratocaster (not the one pictured) for $3.99 at Goodwill. Works perfectly!
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8. Board Game: State Fair: Ferris Wheel KnockOut [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Matt Mallas
United States
Bartlett
Illinois
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K'NEX Collect & Build Amusement Park Series #2 - Ferris Wheel

$4.74 ($9.99 - 50% orange tag - 5% for spending over $20) at Goodwill.



This will go nicely with the K'NEX Chair Swing Ride that is set up in my living room right now.
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9. Board Game: Willow [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
John Crawford
United States
Renton
Washington
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My wife collects Willow Tree figurines, so I'm always on the lookout for them. Saw one today at Goodwill for $6.99. It's one she didn't have already, and is a good one as a Valentine's Day gift.

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10. Board Game: Discworld: Ankh-Morpork [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:327]
Mark Brown
United States
North Liberty
Iowa
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I keep saying I'm going to read Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, but that's at least 32 books; certainly a big commitment of time and money. Thanks to a dump of NINE paperbacks at GW, I at least made a dent in the financial side today; 9 @ $.88/ea. with a 50% discount, I'm into the series for only $3.96.

Also, Domo-Kun Fuzzy dice for just $.88!

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11. Board Game: Castle Knights [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:3017]
Teppo Saarinen
Finland
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While scouring the charity shops of Stockholm last tuesday, I picked up these non-(board)game items:

-This outdoor game, which I have spotted at least once before, but was too heavily burdened with luggage to pick up; they had a couple of unused copies and I paid 100 kronor ($14.75) for one which I think is not much less than a new one costs, but I've never seen it in Finland so decided to pick it up anyway. Seems like an interesting mixture of Kubb and Petanque, both of which are our favourite outdoor games in the summer, so I think this one will be popular too. (And, as usual, in the next branch it would have been just 50 kr... Thrifter's curse)

-A green tablecloth for puzzle-making, the idea being that when you want to stop making the puzzle for a while, you can roll it over the cardboard tube provided and store it easily. This is for the neighbours, 30 kronor ($4.42)

-The Blue & The Gray, a PC game from the early eighties. A bit pricey at 45 kronor ($6.64) but hey, I'm a sucker for these old US Civil War titles...
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12. Board Game: Shark [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1235]
Matt Mallas
United States
Bartlett
Illinois
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K'NEX Shark Run Roller Coaster

My mom picked it up for me while visiting a Goodwill in Wisconsin. Priced at $8.99, but it was half off, so total came to $4.50.

Missing the coaster car and surfer dude, but everything in the box is bagged up and organized, so I'm hoping those are the only missing items. I should be able to build a coaster car from other K'NEX sets.
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13. Board Game: Surf's Up, Dude! [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:8757]
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United States
Texas
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Found this cool Little Lebowski Urban Achiever bowling shirt from the annual Lebowski Fest. Only $2 at GW!
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14. Board Game: Godzilla: Stomp! [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:7702]
schwarze Ritter
United States
Texas
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Who doesn't like adding to their Godzilla toy collection? I saw this little guy with the red highlights and thought to myself: He's emo, no one will ever love him, I've got to take him in! Only $2.99 at GW.
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15. Board Game: Scan [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:7961]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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Kodak P811 8x10 personal photo and negative scanner for $19.99 at GW.
Not the most exciting thing in the world, but kinda neat. Can run on battery, and the cheapest (completed) used on eBay is about $60.

Missing the 4GB SD card, darn! I think I might have a few of those around.
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16. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1713]
Brian

Portland
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I picked up few games at an estate sale today. The one non-game item that I picked up was the 1968 Matchbox collectors catalogue USA edition in great conditon for $2. Will add a picture later.
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17. Board Game: Who Stole Ed's Pants? [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:5883]
Ed Sherman
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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Well, nobody stole my pants, it's just that my current ones are too big.

I bought some new clothes at the thrift store recently except for jeans. Jeans at thrift stores are always ratty looking but I didn't want to go buy new ones. On President's Day I found four pairs of brand new (they literally look like they've never been worn) L.L. Bean blue jeans. Hooray! Naturally, they weren't on sale but they were still a bargain.
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18. Board Game: Build Puzzle Town [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked]
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United States
Fargo
North Dakota
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Some Puzz-3ds have some value, but mostly if they are in shrink. However, this behemoth is worth looking out for. San Francisco, 1512 pieces. Used copies look to be good for $70+, in shrink $250+.
Found a used one today for $3.
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19. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:402]
Brian

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I keep telling myself that I found this for my son but that is probably not the whole truth. This one is cool as it not only includes the one car with the track there are another 10 cars as well. Paid $9.99 at GW. I have seen this on an auction site with just the track but not with the additional cars.

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