This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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 Weekly Thrift List Wayback Machine The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly thrift lists through time, and will be adding stats and interesting tidbits for each week. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/48522
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$4, McAlister Thrift. On my way to the El Cajon AMVETS, I pass by this hole in the wall. It neeever has anything (and is always overpriced). Hey, what's that I can see from all the way across the store?
Incredibly, someone has managed to bust out two corners of this otherwise bomb proof Euro! No rules but everything else is present.
$1.38 at GW. This is a quick little abstract that my wife actually will tolerate. "But you already own it..." I know, but I am sure I can find someone looking for a fun little abstract. May have to teach this to our kids too.
$2.38 at local GW. Missing one token. Couldn't leave this Ravensburger behind, even though we already own the newer version. The good news is, this inspired me to actually get it out and teach it to our kids today. They had a little trouble understanding the seperate dice movement, but they have a much better memory than dad! My 6 yo beat me in our first game.
$2 at local thrift, far left version. Also picked up a bag of tiles for $1. They were all there, but about 15 of them had stains on them so I didn't put them in the Ebay bag. I was up to 6 sets, but I took a bunch out as my wife wanted to try a homebrew Bananagrams (her version is Take Two). We battled to a draw the other night, which is a HUGE victory for me!
$2.99 at SA. Premiere two player set. 70 cards in each set. I am wondering if it is worth it to try and sell...I am sure these dead CCG cards are not worth much. Anybody ever play it? Is it worth saving?
$1.91 - complete & unplayed. Mostly unpunched except a few counters that were loose and fell off when I checked the rest of the contents. Random events & action cards still all attached to one another.
Complete 5th edition pictured $2.99 Savers, adding to my MB Feud collection. I've had 2nd and 4th editions for as long as I can remember, the others are more recent. Its interesting that with 7 editions they couldn't be bothered to change the lame cover art. Guess they didn't want to mess with what must have been a huge volume seller back in its day.
Stopped at the West Jordan DI on the way home from work. Found another Loopin Louie for $1.50. Box is actually in fairly good shape. Doesn't look like its been sat on. Has 11 chicken tokens and everything else is there. Including the rules which is a first for me.
Also picked up a game called SpookyDice which is not in the database. I usually don't pick up games just for the parts but this one has three glow in the dark dice and I just couldn't resist for $0.50.
Took a few minutes to cruise by the Ohio Thrift at Cleveland and 161 before work yesterday.
Found Rumis - edition pictured. This is the version with the plastic blocks.
It is missing a couple pieces though but for $1.91 I figured it couldn't hurt.
I left behind a copy of Advance to Boardwalk for $4.94 and 12 copies of Trivial Pursuit. While I was digging through the bins desperately hoping to spot the two missing pieces for my game a lady came up and took away twocopies of Trivial Pursuit.
$2 at neighborhood garage sale. Appears to be complete (more counters than actually listed on game box). Box has shelfwear and some dishing. Game has recieved a good amount of play, but materials in good condition.
$2 at neighborhood Goodwill. Game is out of shrink, but in like new condition. Modest box edgewear. My 7 year old daughter and I took at stab at playing this and both of us found it more interesting as a toy than as a game.