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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There were just enough bookshelf games to make me wonder if someone had gotten Advanced Civ before I got there (you know the feeling). I left Facts in Five and Stocks & Bonds, but picked up Yellowstone.
GF got home from work after 2pm and told me that the library book sale (see indigopotter's haul, above) had started today. I figured any real gems would have been long gone early this morning, but we headed down to check it out anyway. This is one I'd been interested in, and it was complete and bagged.
Since the Qwirklemouth appears to have dried up I've started grabbing Wits & Wagers for the 'thrifting for you' list. Here's another copy, this time a first edition. Contents still in shrink. Two dollars at the flea.
Walking through the flea, look down to scan a booth, and I see this:
The lady wanted five dollars a piece for the games. I only grabbed Viva Espana, for three dollars. Left the rest behind. All of them had counters in ziplocks, but the boxes on many were a little rough. And I don't get into war games myself.
Viva Espana has a little bit of staining on one side panel, and some dirt on the bottom of the box. Contents in baggies, looks complete.
Left behind: Operation Pegasus Midway Tactics II Trenchfoot Blitzkrieg Stalingrad (two copies) Alpha Omega The Battle of the Bulge D-Day France, 1940 Waterloo Richthofen's War Luftwaffe
Would have been my favorite find of my first board game thrift (VNA Rummage), but missing 3 pieces. Had to get it anyway for $2, just so I could say I got a Blokus. Definitely addicted to thrifting now.