This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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Our GeekGuild The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Be sure to bow before our King, HakFoo, and pay your due respects to previous Kings belial1134, Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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Yep, it's too young for my sons (12 and 11), but we played our copy a week or so ago and had fun...except it was missing a number of cards (I somehow had forgotten to inventory it). "Don't worry," I said, "I see this one a lot, and one will turn up." Today it did, for .99 at GW (Valencia)...
Also there today was a medium LEGO dump...several sets that were opened, but with the parts bags still sealed. Not sure what's up with that. Picked up one Speed Racer and two Mars sets after an eBay completed listings search weeded out the good ones. The mars sets were $10 and $13 but sell for a good bit more. We already have a crapload of LEGO or I'd keep them. Passed on another Speed Racer set that doesn't sell for much, and one other one that I could tell from shaking it was open internally. The price stickers were dated 6/12, so who knows how many I might have missed since then.
From my limited experience, while "opened but with bags still sealed" LEGO stuff doesn't do as well as unopened, it does a respectable percentage, and definitely a huge bump from opened and loose. Unlike some other stuff, a decent number of LEGO collectors actually want to assemble what they're buying rather than keep the box on a shelf.
there having a city wide yard sale, so I made sure to head out and about, picked this one up today for $2.00 brought it home and played it with the wife, while we ran our sale. Also saw 2 copies of Stay Alive, and many other games while out there but this was my only purchase. now if only someone would pick up the game that I have out there.
Found this at an Animal Rescue Thrift for $6.00. A little more than the other stuff but it is perfect shape in shrink with the added bonus of a dog ear of wrapping paper taped to the back. We have this game but were planning to buy it for full price as a gift for someone for Christmas so this was a great bonus.
Made a quick run to the local goodwill today. They seemed to have done a purge recently...lots of new stuff with better prices today. First up I spotted a copy of Yahtzee Jr. (Pokemon variety). As I inspected the box I noticed it was marked $0.69 which is considerably lower than the usual 1.99 or 2.99 pricing, so I figured it must be trashed inside. Pulled off the rubber band around the box and found it was completely unpunched. So, 5 royal blue indented dice still in their factory sealed bag for $0.69
Large ziploc bag containing poker chips in pulverized racks held together by ossified cellophane tape. Into a pillowcase with borax, then into the washer set on hot. Now I'm willing to count them, with my bare hands even.
Well, this is a Lord of the Rings chess set, but it is the Fellowship of the Ring edition. I got it for the awesome figures inside, including Gandalf, Sarumon, cave trolls, etc. For some reason all of the pawns are Sam and the bishop is Frodo. Shouldn't Frodo be the king? Anyway...
DAV, third sticker $6.98, no takers $4.98, no takers $2.98, and it's 10% off day $2.68 SCORE!
New version and images pending. Name on box: Girls' Night Out, a bunko dice game
EDIT: Here's the box cover.
All contents in factory baggies, and those contents are Nine d6, lukewarm pink Hotel desk bell Velveteen Traveling Trophy Pouch, a fuzzy 4-inch drawstring bag Traveling Trophy - Pearlized Necklace, tiny plastic beads on an elastic loop Bonus Gift: 12 Coasters, featuring artwork matching the box cover Score pads, name tags, rule sheet
A game which rivals LCR in sheer awfulness, renamed for Girls, packaged with pink dice and coasters suitable for adult beverages, and it's all mine.
Travel version. There is no picture of this version in the data base...yet. There are only twenty player discs (there should be double that probably) and no rules, but since all versions of the game are compatible there is no problem. This an a deck of playing cards with still from the movie Titanic cost a dollar at Deseret Industries in Los Angeles.