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.
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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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Does it get any better? Well I already posted Attribute earlier so not really. But this was at the last stop of the day. Its in some kind of shrink, but partly cut open on the back, and it seems like re-shrink instead of factory, and its noisier than I would expect for a true shrink item. So I will probably have to open this, even with sealed parts it should do well for the holidays, if I don't gift it. $4.99 Savers
I left this behind last week as it was unpriced, had plastic pieces & I didn't think it would see much table time (if any). I since mentioned it to the wife & brother-in-law & they both seemed interested. So, having a bit of time to kill before the engineer turned up to fix my internet, I took a wander into town. This was still unpriced so I asked about it. The manager was out of the shop for a short while. I had a wander around the rest of the charity shops & came back to a price that was about half what I was expecting
During my time-killing wander, I dropped into the friendly charity shop, had a quick peek into their back room but nothing of excitement. I did spot this on the shelf. I remembered it being in the same shop about a year or so ago (& the manager confirmed that it had been, she'd spotted the labelling of the previous manager). I'd been tempted by it then but when I went back to check, someone else had picked it up. Not making the same mistake twice, I made sure to grab it. I suspect the fruit may be purloined for other purposes- I have plenty of glass beads to use in their place.
I managed to snag this one on Ebay for $2.25. There were lots of pictures in the listing and you could visually confirm that it was complete and UNPUNCHED! The seller was a consignment shop in CT and the opening bid was $0.99. Shipping was only $10 to the midwest, and it arrived in perfect condition. I have been looking for this one from Standard Games for a long time. I have only seen it on Ebay three times, and each time it went for over $50 before shipping.
Once again I'm a sucker for the Ravensburger logo. Complete, but, for some reason they put the double sided stickers on the backs of the cards instead of the pathways. Clean up was pretty easy, though.
My 5-year old daughter is really starting to get into a gaming groove, so this should be nice to add to our game nights.
This looks to be complete, not that there was much to the game but a plastic base and iceberg. The only reason I bought this (for $2) was to use the plastic penguins to pimp-out my version of Hey, That's My Fish!.
Now to figure out how to properly pimp-out a penguin...
also found a half size wooden bagatelle (my folks like these) and the maddest find was a Billings Boats 1:72 wood kit of the Golden Hind worth about £150 for £15. Not my idea of fun (got to many minis to paint already) but will try to find it a good home.
This one is missing one of the tiles and one of the numbered tokens, but the rest of the pieces are in excellent condition.
Again, oh well - it'll make a nice gift to my litle girl's friend who is 5 and is starting to express an interest in my games in the basement every time he comes over. I'm sure he'll lose more pieces rather quickly, but it'll be fun for him.
Found it for 1.99 at GW. I've been (unsuccessfully) going to a few local thrift stores at least once a week for a month or so and finally found something worth picking up! It's somewhat beat up and the box has a hole but everything seems to be there and it's certainly playable.
Maybe I'll start finding a lot more stuff now that I'm over the hurdle of thrifting my first game.