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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Last night while waiting for dinner to digest before my daughter had her cake for her birthday party, I headed over to Goodwill. Saw this for $4.99 in shrink and didn't have my phone to look it up. Took the chance, although it looks like I shouldn't have. Oh well.
Then today while dropping my daughter off, I stopped off at a few stores. First was St Vincent where I found this for $3.99 in shrink. I've passed on opened ones of these in the past, was hoping to be able to resell this one.
Found the version pictured at Goodwill. Not too shabby at 49 cents. The box was fairly tapey and roughed up, but the cards were still in shrink!
Strangely enough when I brought this up to counter, I noticed another set inside the glass case. This one:
It was marked $14.99 with an orange price tag. I asked about it because I had never seen orange stickers at GW. I was told that orange is special for valuable items that weren't suitable for normal weekly discounts. That doesn't seem right to me; am I missing something here?
Ironically, this game about futuristic robots, requires a VCR (now officially the opposite of futuristicness) to play. It didn't even occur to me that I haven't owned a VCR for years. I'll try and get someone to put this on a DVD for me before DVD's become obsolete.
Picked this up for $1 today, perfect condition (Although the box is slightly roughed up). Passed on Redemption: City of Bondage (Biblical adventure game) and The White Unicorn ("Girly" adventure game), but if they're still there monday I'll consider it. The White Unicorn in particular seems to have rather nice components, even if the gameplay is lacking.
Got the green light to go check out Janesville Goodwill where I scored a couple fun ones a month or so back, and the rack of board games was GONE! Replaced with Halloween muck.
After getting some clearance groceries at Woodman's to get a gas discount, I learned that the gas discount has been lawed away.
Hey, there's a garage sale, first one I've seen all morning...kid's stuff. Weird backgammon game on the ground. Look over the table..."Everything's 50 cents"...sure, let's give it a shot. Hey, in shrink! :-) Not a treasure, but glad to try a backgammon variant.
A normal person, after yesterday's binge, would probably take a break. And I had no intention of thrifting today. Honest. But on my way to the supermarket I saw a giant wooden sign that said "Garage Sale", and I made the turn. They had this. Why would I buy this? It's unloved, and by many accounts unlovable. I'll never play it, and probably never be able to trade it or sell it either. What's wrong with me? A true waste of a dollar.