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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Early morning run to DAV/Washington. Picked this up for $6, tin has a couple of small wear lines and a ding to the top, but it opens and closes fine. Saw another stealth thrifter in the game aisle. She observed that the DAV needs to seriously drop its prices (the game/toy aisle looked the way the East County DAV does, with stuff piled up on the floor).
She wasn't having any more luck than I was. Upon opening this is complete and in fine condition. I guess that means I can drop the two wooden versions of Clue that I own?
Got this at VV for $1.99. It's the 3M Bookshelf edition pictured below. Box in pretty good shape except for the anoying price tag and tape they use to keep it shut in the store. Complete and all components are in good shape.
I went to a neighborhood garage sale with my wife, my sister, and two friends this morning. Quite a crowd!
A man who was working one sale asked if I was interested in a collection of bowling balls. I told him that I already had one, and he suggested maybe it could use some friends. I kindly declined again and continued browsing the rest of his goods.
Stumbling upon a shelf of board games, my eyes quickly shot to this title. I grabbed it quickly and looked inside. Cards and pieces were spread all around in the box, but I decided to risk it.
It set me back $2, and I have since verified that it is complete!
This is the first time I have seen this while thrifting and I'm looking forward to trying it out!
Once again I buy a game just because it's from the 60's. Also, I had never seen one of these before so I'm interested in breaking it out.
$1.00 at the community garage sales.
EDIT- due to a terrible design by Milton Bradley, the game does not fit back into the game box once the game is assembled. Resulted in the game having 3 of the 4 bird's tails broken off. Oh well, I read the instructions for $1.00.
Found this edition at my next door neighbors garage sale. Box has a few gashes in it, but as I buy it, my neighbor says "I don't think the boys ever played this". She was right, all the armies, cards, dice, and golden general still in their sealed baggies and the board in new condition.
It was almost a complete bust while thrifting today - I even found we have a SVDP so there was a new hunting ground too. I was giving up and was heading home and decided to stop at the Humane society thrift that never has anything.
What's this? Vegas Showdown - in shrink for $6. Yes please - it has been on my wish list and I've almost purchased it in the past.
I went out to some garage sales today. First I stopped at a church rummage sale that had games for $3, but that was too much for what they had. A few sales later I wasn't finding anything. My car doesn't have air conditioning, it was getting hot, and I was starting to think about packing it in. I passed a school with a sign for a flea market that started at noon. It was 40 min to wait, so I went to a few nearby sales that were on my list. Didn't find anything - there was a plastic piece Risk at one sale but I don't need that.
The flea market was a small affair with about 10 tables in the school gym. At one table, hiding beside the Trivial Pursuit: 90's Time Capsule Edition was a Carcassonne! For $2.00 it was mine. I'd heard rumours of ludicrous Carcassonnes before, but I had begun to believe that these were mythical, much like the Loch Ness Monster, Ogo Pogo and Bigfoot. Now I know it's true.
Saw this HUGE box at Goodwill for $3.99. Showed some dishing but was otherwise in good shape. Was complete except for one small transparent plastic holder for a cardboard pawn (Does anyone know a common game that might have these.. they seem like they would be common enough).