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The Goodwill is Seguin has the most erratic game pricing ever. After a month of finding a bunch of games prices at 4.99-5.99 (which is over my limit), today I found 3 games for .99. Two of them I purchased just because they cracked me up. This was the first one I saw. The pictures here show plastic trucks for the pawns but mine are cardboard trucks that you had to punch and origami together. Its missing the rules.
And lastly, this is missing the yellow car but is otherwise complete, and came with some extra non-monopoly money that's in monopoly denominations. I've pulled that aside to figure out what game its from. Its not from Payday, Careers or Life. Not too shabby for an otherwise meh thrifting week.
I keep finding these and for some reason keep picking them up. Looks like I have a nice package of tech games to trade or sell. This one still has some chits unpunched and is in excellent condition. Paid $4 at GW.
If anybody likes and is familiar with hot wheels, please go check out my Non-Game thrift store find.
Found this today at Goodwill unpunched, complete, and in very good condition. I don't need any dysentary myself, but I saw that another unpunched one sold on the Bay recently for more than $25, so I'll hope to find someone up there who might be interested in paying to die a slow death.
So let's see....my son asked me for this game. I had thrifted it once, no one wanted it, I traded it away never to see another copy. So, to use up a credit at B&B I added this version on. Sure enough, the day the order shipped, I found another copy.
Fast forward to Friday - a quick run through at Goodwill where they seemed overwhelmed with multiple versions of Pictionary - including the 20th Anniversary edition in the tin - in shrink...torn shrink, dented tin...Pictionary Jr, Armed Forces Pictionary, etc, etc, etc. Finally get to the last rack in the last aisle and I notice the corner of a green box underneath yet another copy of Pictionary. Yes, indeedy folks, another copy of Pass the Pigs - $.99
Hauled a bunch of VHS tapes and Mrs. DSR's wimen's magazines (O, Redbook, etc.) off to the used bookstore. Outside, in the freecycle pile, I claimed a whole run of "Vietnam" magazines from the mid-90s, a bunch of Maxim magazines from 2009 to present, an old HB shop book, a lawnmower repair guide, "Insomnia" by Stephen King, a Dean Koontz HB titled "Forever Odd," a Japanese crime noir paperback called "Out," an issue of Bazaar, and a Hot Rod Show World commemorative magazine. The clerk gives me $12 cash and $46 credit which I applied to a brand new copy of Rocketville, which he'd priced at $20, but after applying $10 credit, lowers the price down to $10. I also saw a large format paperback of Cornell Woolrich's early suspense stories titled, "Darkness At Dawn," for $2.25. After it was all said and done, I wound up with the free crap, Rocketville and the Woolrich book and $34 in credit and only owed him a $1.26!
Also picked up some poker chips for $1.29. I know nothing about poker chips, but it appears to be around 300 that look similar to the ones in the photo, but not exactly right as the ones I have show the outline of the dice in color. Green, red, white, blue, and black. Much better than the cheap plastic ones that I have from when I was a kid. Some were in a plastic case with a diamond on it. Also a sticker/bar code that says JJT, Inc. Las Vegas, Nevada. If I get a chance to upload a photo I will, until then, this kinda is what they look like. I know I got a deal for what I paid, but don't know if it was great, or just ok.