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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I found this for $2.99 at Savers and could not resist. I could not face banishment during the summer months. Inventory proves this game is complete and in fantastic shape, better than the copy I already own. My teenage kids love this game, it's a favorite at sleepovers and Halloween. This copy will become a prize for the winner of their next game, so they can spread Atmosfear to another household.
I found this at a Bristol NH thrift shop. The box was pristine and a quick look showed the four minis were present. I was short on time so I brought it to the counter and asked for a price. When I found out it was only $0.50 I wondered why they bothered charging me anything at all.
My dad loves clue, and so do my kids. They will have fun playing it as long as Papa's hearing aid is turned up!
An inventory reveals it is complete, including three AA batteries. Current value of these batteries is about $0.50 each, so the way I figure it they gave me $1.00 worth of batteries to take this off their hands.
Nice find this week. This, complete for £2.99. All models still on spurs never used, rulebook still sealed. Only thing is the box is slightly scuffed on the bottom edge. Looked on ebay and this goes for around £30~40 depending on condition. Added to trade list - Hopefully I'll get something good for it.
Cardboard Puzzle Keeper for $3.99 at Goodwill. My parents had one of these at their summer home, but I believe it was damaged. I may bring this back up there to use for puzzles or as a surface on the floor for games.