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.
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$10 after $5 manufacturers coupon from the sorry! revenge card game I got . I noticed that at some targets it was $19.99 and some it was $15.09 before coupon. Loads of fun to play w my daughter. Great dexterity game.
$.79 missing dice and instructions. German version. I have no idea how to play this or what are on the dice. Anyone have English instructions and know what symbol is on the die so that I can make my own? Thought Id be able to find that info on the net after getting home, but couldn't find it.
My 2nd one of these. Picked this one up for $2.95 at my local thrift, but it's missing one of the long, middle arms and 5 chicken tokens. It works though, so at least I have a backup motor if mine ever dies.
My books are forgeries. Nobody wrote them. - Philip K. Dick
Nana's Attic - $.80 - Missing 2 dice and the rules but it was bought entirely for prototype bits in any case. 16 pawns in 4 colors, 3 dice just made for custom stickers and 4 secret action selection dials is how I see it. Plus a plastic bits box.
I bought a set today from a garage sale for $3. It was the first time I've come across a half decent set, so I felt obliged to pick it up. I really know nothing about this game but as a geek, I know I need to learn.
Went to a local thrift that I've had some luck at and as I scan the hodge podge piled on the shelf I see this. I am shocked. I grab it and see that a corner is blown out and has a little wear to the lid. I think "no worries" its just been loved. I open the lid and am instantly deflated, the board is there. But a good 3rd of the parts are missing (hexes, wooden pawns and tents, temple tiles, etc). It looks as though some parents bought this for a child who subsequently used it to play Indiana Jones in the dirt. There is quite a bit of yard waste in the box. I sigh and now teeter on whether or not to even bother. I finally decide I can't let something like this go and pick it up. $3.25 St. Vincent
As I decide whether or not to pick up the copy of Tikal I peer into the back room where new items are waiting to be priced, and see a rack of games on a shelf. Looking past a large stack of "clue" games I see this version. Bugged a few employees and it was priced and in my hands quickly enough. $3.25 SvD.
Sitting on top of Settlers was this game that I recognize from the computer game and vaguely remember knowing from somewhere that a boardgame had been made of it. After quickly checking the components, I picked it up. Its well loved but in good shape. A corner is torn, but otherwise, very good. $3.25 SvD. All in all a good haul.