This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
Yay, my first ever GeekList!
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™, the Tape Monkeys™, and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
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$2.00 at DI. A couple of the box corners are busted out but the game was 100% complete.
I remember insisting on getting this game as a kid after watching a few episodes of "Project Blue Book" aka "Project UFO". Funny thing is that I don't remember EVER playing it. It may have taken 35 years but this game will finally be played by me.
$6.99 from Savers. Complete and unpunched. Lifepod tested and working, with plastic sleeve. Cards and other components still in shrink. Pricey, but I had to exchange an item that was $6.99 so that took a little of the sting out (only a little ).
my quest continues finding the various Risk editions... GW $1.99 box nice condition except for the masking tape all around it... inventory reveals that I'm missing 1 black dice (easily replaced), and 1 of the larger black arrows...
Stopped by Idaho Youth Ranch and was scanning the shelves when one of the clerks approached with a cart full of games. Saw him place this gem and snatched it as soon as hit the shelf. Opened it up and the contents were still wrapped!
I didnt realize they were having a 50% off that day and only paid $1.25! Also picked up a couple of Nintendo 64 games. What a good day.
I decided to stop by Salvation Army at lunchtime. I found a 1966 copy of Rack-O in decent condition for a buck. I'll likely turn either this one or my newer copy into a No Thanks! deck. Probably the newer copy, really, because I'd feel guilty parting out a game that's survived for nearly 50 years unscathed.
Also at Salvation Army, for $1.50, this Parker Brothers beauty from 1959, complete and in good condition for its age.
I confess that this one, I bought in hopes of either earning for pictures or finding a Cherry Ames afficionado who was willing to pay more than a buck-fifty for it. (And as long as I'm confessing things: Yes, I did know who Cherry Ames was before I bought the game.)
Looking at the completed eBay sales listed here, I believe I may indeed be able to find such a buyer, if I'm lucky.
Made great money on 2 of these last Christmas...I realize it's way down now, but for $2.99 it's still worth a grab. Box in great shape, bits look good but I haven't counted yet. Good parts copy if nothing else, seems like a good number have come through here missing 1 or 2 pieces.
Sigh. I was sunk as soon as I opened the box and saw the perfect, unused black crayons...unplayed, in a shiny clean box. Version pictured, with two black crayons, though I haven't figured out which version that is, or if it even matters. I don't know why I rescued this when I didn't rescue the pristine Facts in Fives I've seen. I think it was the crayons. I felt sorry for the poor unplayed game. I guess this'll go on the bookshelf game trade pile with Twixt, Feudal, and Acquire. Maybe I'll meet someone that wants to start a bookshelf game collection from scratch.
Picked this up at St. Vincent. Still have to add the photos for this one. Locally produced little golf game from probably the 40s or 50s. Twelve different types of cards, a set for each club in your bag. You look at your distance to the hole and draw one card from the appropriate club pile, then turn it over and see how straight and far the ball went and where it ended up (Ohhh, that's a slice!). The number of cards plus the number on the putter card is your score for the hole. One of the suggestions is that you play it with score cards from your favorite course.
I think this one will go to my Dad.
It was brand new, with the little slip of paper with the company info on it, including the 'named' telephone exchange (FRanklin).
Also picked up a boxed double set of playing cards from the Nickel Plate Railroad.
Another 'opoly' game, another bunch of pewter bits. This one is from Goodwill. The box was taped and a corner was torn and the box lid pried back - where you could see someone had tried to pull the bag of bits out of the box. Bastards. But they must have been interrupted as the box was not with the rest of the games. $2.99 in my quest to conquer the pewter market! Mwahahahaha!