This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty, but as always, add your items.
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 HakFoo I, and pay your due respects to previous Kings belial1134, Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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Nice to find an unusual Family Pastimes game, but after a couple of plays, we're not liking this one so much. Maybe the kids at school will get into the bug theme more. (And you'd think that after all this time, the production quality would get at least a little better, but this one seems to be going in the other direction.)
Was excited to see the blue triangle. Unfortunately, we already have it. But....still in shrink, $4. I can give it as a gift to one of the 100 birthday parties we attend each year or trade for another fun kids game we don't have.
Was not certain the kids would go for this, but we visit lots of museums when we travel & even just for the artwork postcards I thought they would like to see them. They have actually become very good at guessing artists of some paintings. Game is complete & in great shape. $2
Apparently, GWO is a bit more interesting at lunch time. While I was there today, 2 "lines" (rows of bins) were brought out. One of them proved interesting, even to those of us in the 2nd group to dig/browse through them.
I only spent $1.35 and got 3 games, along with DVD Horton Hears A Who and 6 "vintage" (my favorite eBay word) fondue forks.
First, was this unopened Sorry Card Game from 2002.
Found a nice all glass chess set at Goodwill today. $2.40. Smoked glass board, frosted and clear glass pieces. The box has suffered severe water damage, but the game itself is pristine. Some bits are still sealed, and it's never been played.
Also picked up a bag of punch-outs for card making for 30c. Hiding in the bag was a deck of Animal Match game cards. Very nice ones by School Zone Publishing. I'm only missing 3 cards (Edit: salmon, toad & info #1). FREE.