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 Belial, Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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A subbuteo set much as the one pictured. The men are a little bit mix and matched as far as strips go, but there are about 30 in total, so more than enough to play a game with; two sets of goal posts, two footballs, and the pitch is in good, clean condition. £5.50, Save the Children, Penrith.
Might have passed this one by, but the "AUFGENNOMMEN IN DIE BESTENLISTE 1985" Spiel des Jahres sticker caused me to give it a good close look. Checked it out on BGG and the ratings are pretty good, so I picked it up. The least appealing way to describe it would be to say that it's a bit like bingo using dice. I've tried it solo (it's 1 to 2 players) and its certainly interesting enough to be worth a few plays, maybe more (although I'm not 100% certain I've got the rules right just yet).
Was looking at the slim pickings at Salvation Army when the guy came out with a cart with a few games in it... Found this in shrink, with no price tag... brought it up to the register and ask the lady for a price, she said $2.00, sold...
Found version shown in shrink at Goodwill for $1.99... still surprised to find a 1982 shrink copy for such an easy game... but it happens, just have a look into my closets, cabinets, basement, etc at my games... lots of shrinkwrap... one day they will all be opened and played... one day...
Found a stack of AH/3M games at the Greer GW yesterday, spanning about 20 years. I picked up the three I didn't have and left the two I did.
So Guerilla, complete (1 extra card, actually), along with a copy of Gold! and an old Word Power. I didn't expect much out of the last two, but I wanted to check them out, and besides Word Power (I like word games) was in a slip case.
Hi all. New to the site and the hobby. A friend got me playing Settlers, and it looks like there's no going back. I already frequent thrift stores for clothes and whatnot, but now games have taken priority. I found this today in a Salvation Army for fifty cents, and have learned enough from this site to know I needed it. My version includes the river expansion and is complete except for one blue follower. If anyone has a spare, I'm definitely interested, but I don't know the procedure for such things...
After an earlier discussion a couple pages ago, I went back and grabbed this Scene It! Friends that was laying among the slim pickings at my Goodwill today. Like New condition, definitely never played, but out of shrink.
$4 bucks, I thought it qualified for 50% off today, but the cashier said no. I picked it up anyways. My brother enjoys monopoly and we already own star wars and simpsons monopoly, this seems like a cool theme. It'll get some play. Missing one gray house, but otherwise close to complete with all property titles, cards, tokens, and money.
Parker Brothers Bank Shot Electronic Pool game (#3600) dated 1980. Box is in great shape and the game is pristine with all the styro inserts intact. I continue to feed my early e-game beast. Plugged in the batteries and was once again transported back to my teen years.