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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This one is *still in original shrink*. Seems he snagged a copy while serving in the MDARNG and never got around to playing. Now I'm utterly stuck between "open" or "collect". I'm suspecting I'll land on "open" though.
BONUS: Apparently he also tossed in some WWI-era sandtable figures [likely picked up from some long-forgotten storage area at Fort Meade]!
Found a copy of Foil yesterday for $1.72 at the Value Village on Allentown. When I got home, I found that the cards were still in shrinkwrap. All the parts were there, though the glue had aged enough that the scoring cards on the bottom of the stands had fallen off. Personally, I don't see why they were attached there in the first place - so you couldn't see it during play?? The box is in beautiful shape, assuming I successfully get the grease pencil price off.
I'll be putting this on the trade/sell pile.
There was also a German game, Smellory (IIRC), but I didn't pick it up because it was all in German (no way to add it to the database) and the box was beat up. It featured chits with pictures of fruit on it. From the picture there were wooden playing pieces.
I worked a little late last night then did a thrift circuit on the way home, hitting 6 stores. I found this Taboo Refill at Central Point Ohio Thrift for 90 cents. It's in great shape but I did not count the cards yet.
Found another Blokus at South High Ohio Thrift for $2.92. The box was in great shape but I hate to break the tape seal on games with lots of parts because if it's incomplete and I leave it I fear that EVEN MORE parts will get lost. So I bought it. It's in my trunk -either complete or a parts copy....
The game shelves at the thrifts are pretty glutted with stuff right now. Sadly, there hasn't been much worth grabbing. Even several large church garage sales came up zilch.
Fortunately, I did find this neat little Liar's Dice Set that was actually on my wishlist! It was still new in box, as the dice were still in shrink wrap! The wooden box to hold everthing even looks like a die. Very cool.