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
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
Your attention please! A round of applause for uranium mining in Peru!
Yes, I managed to get my hands on an original 1955 copy of Careers. The condition is not perfect (well-used bits & pieces, box corners split, etc.), but all of the components are there -- which is saying something after 55 years. The Value Village coughed this one up for a mere $2.99. No complaints.
This is my first time "creating" the weekly thrift list. Please be gentle with me.
My sister was also aware that a nice copy of Stop Thief is always worthy of picking up and this copy didn't disappoint. It was in immaculate condition and I gladly reimbursed her the $3 it took to purchase this from some unknown Goodwill.
Next up from my sister haul was this edition of Risk for $2. Unfortunately, this is wear my little sister needs some training. Box and contents look pretty good but the entire deck of cards is missing. I'm hopeful that I will be able to track those down from another geek. I've already got a thrifter looking into it but if anyone has a deck they would be willing to part with for cash or geekgold - PM me.
Now, my little sister is starting to understand the way of the Geek!
I haven't inventoried this yet, but upon initial inspection, it looks very good and condition is excellent. Given the value of this thing and the fact that I want to encourage this type of behavior, I forced a $20 bill on her for this one.
edit - after inventory I described that it is complete EXCEPT for all the money is missing! The denominations are $100, $500, $1000 and $5000. Does anyone know a common MB game with those denominations?
Ah...my favorite. Thanks once again to my sister who delivered another beauty for $2. This was complete and especially helpful since it solved a mystery for me. Inside was the original 'wrap' that was used in place of a box when this was originally sold. I've been trying to gather and complete version information / years on this and I never knew how the blue case edition fit into the picture exactly. Hopefully now I can complete the database on this title.
Then finally my little sister fails. Yes, although I am happy she bought this from some unknown Goodwill for $2 - it had some nasty battery corrosion and leaking that got on one card and may have destroyed the phone. At first attempt last night I couldn't get it working, but I'm not done yet. It will be too bad, because the edition is in decent condition and complete.
edit - Phone works this morning! Yah-hoo
So...a nice haul that my sister has been working on for the last couple of weeks. I've had a nice sit down conversation with her to explain ASL and Fireball Island.
A couple of weeks ago one of my Scrabbles had a set of instructions for this game. This week I find the game (with its instructions). A word game from Canada (and a rather hard one if I do say so myself). $1.99 at GW in Phoenix.
USAopoly's version of Looeny Tunes Monopoly (the one with the pewter props not the pewter figures). All the props are there (which was why I spent the $1.99 at Savers) but its missing a few of the Duck Season and Rabbit Season cards.
Front Porch Classics are almost always a pick up for me. Their bits are always excellent. This one is no exception. Found at Savers in Phoenix for $1.99 The box has heavy shelf wear but the contents are good!
This box was beat to crap and was in such bad shape I almost did not pick it up. Only time and E-Bay will tell if I made the right choice. A number of the rubber bands have gone bad and one of the windows of the castle has gone missing. Beyond that the game looks complete. The trees are rather interesting and lend an almost Yes album cover feel to the game. $2.99 at Savers in Phoenix.