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 games 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.
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This was in a little bag for 1.99 along with the next entry, so I figured why not. Missing the instructions and appears to be quite a bit stupider than I'd originally thought. At least the tin is small!
This oddball gets an entry because, dagnabit, I've always wanted to type dagnabit and that seemed the easiest way to make it happen.
Not a game, per se, but a wooden box puzzle made by HABA. Box makes it look like it's 70's vintage, and included is a wooden box with 8 blocks you're supposed to make fit. The puzzle part is that there's an extra, ninth, red block that you're supposed to then make fit as well. Of course, my copy is MISSING the red piece, making this a rather dull puzzle. Oh look, I solved it again. Whoopee.
And finally, this little card game which, according to the grease pencil mark, was supposed to be in a bag with 2 other items. Of course the other items are nary to be seen - stupid thrift shoppers. I bring it up anyways and the manager says 0.69 cents. Fine, not a bad price for a complete and in pretty good shape game.
Another one for my daughter's shelves, 0.69c at VV.
Apparently I need to complain about only finding party games a little more often; I found this in shrink at a local used book store. I stop there once a week for reading materials and to glance at other stuff. This cost me $4.98. But the real find is next...
Right next to it - box is slightly battered and hasn't been counted yet. I don't really care - this is one of about 5 grails and the first that I've actually seen in public. Payed $14.98 for it and I consider it a bargin!
"Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? "
Found a couple of goodies at the thrifts. First, this vintage 1976 Ravensburger. The pieces have little dials that show a number which is the number of moves it can make. The catch is there are magnets under the board that can change the number at any moment. Might be worth a try.
One corner split, otherwise complete and in good shape. $2.99 at Value Village.
Had my son with me and he eyeballed this. Took some time to inventory it in the store and lo and behold it was complete. The wargamer in me was intrigued by all the cardboard chits in it and the dice look unique too. He was geeked cause it has the Turtles on the cover. $1.91 VW
This one is kind of a trade, I was selling this guy a game (King of the Elves) for 5$, and he was selling this one for 10$. Since he thought he was making such a great deal on King of the Elves, he let me this one for 5$ (kind of a trade!)