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)
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Not what it used to be, but this one is in fantastic shape. $0.99 at GW
I always thought this game looked kind of interesting. I think the kids will have fun playing with magnets. The insides don't appear to have been touched. The box is in decent shape with a little tape residue that I'll clean off. But for $1 it was worth a few plays.
On a business trip to Chicago area, I popped into a nearby Bibles for Mission Thrift (don't know what that means) but in a fair size stack of games I see an M that looks kinda like the Mayfair logo and it is a 1993 Mayfair game. I didn't know the company had been around that long.
I got it even though it's not very well rated, since it says it plays up to 10 and the card decks inside are still in shrink. $3.
EDIT: Interestingly Mayfair has been around since the early 80's, though reorganized and is in Chicago area! So no wonder I found a few of their games!