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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 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
Our GeekGuild: The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters. Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Be sure to bow before our King Great Mazinga, and pay your due respects to previous Kings minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/193
$1.99 at Goodwill - 1949 version - seems to have two sets of pieces. One set of body colors are sooo 50s: peach (actually more like "band-aid" pink), pale teal, mustard, etc.
OK, so this is not much of a game, BUT my daughter is studying insects, and this gave her some fun putting them together - in the conventional and unconventional configurations. Most of the bodies were cracked, but a bit of superglue put them to rights.
A week ago i happened to see a craigslist ad that said "board game store closing, everything 50% off" so i went there and bought 4 small games.
Well, a couple days later i saw the same craigslist ad, but this time it says, "EVERYTHING 75% OFF!" I see $$$ in my eyes, and i had to wait 2 days until they opened up for the sale. The sale started at noon, and i got there at 1:45, but i had cased the place out the week before. this is what i got....... 14 copies of cities and knights..... $10.50 each
I had cased the place the previous week during their 50% off sale, so i knew pretty much what i wanted when i got there, and just started making huge stacks of games. During the half hour i was there i had to fend off several other disappointed customers who were eying up my stack of games.