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
Here's what I love about our pastimehobby obsession; sometimes you don't even have to try to do it. Went out yesterday AM for a bike ride, no intention of thrifting. Rode ride past a yard sale with a big box of games right up front. $1 each. I only took this because it was sealed in the original shrink.
Had figured a friend of mine might like this, as he likes stock market games of all sorts. Turns out he already owns it. Ah well, just $1 and only 1 picture of it in the db, so at least it's good for some
Wow! After a year of complaining that I never see these, luck strikes! Passing by a church yardsale I make the abrupt decision to pull in. I do a drive by and sitting next to a stack of games I quickly notice this gem. I grab the game and was worried because I didnt have any change. I thought I would ask them to hold it for 10 minutes while I run to an ATM. I ask the person that was handling the pricing, "how much?" She says ".25" I think she noticed my jaw drop and then she says, "well maybe ".50". Sold! Counted and the game is complete. Only issue is a split box corner.
I started off the weekend by getting this free from my friend who I've converted to thrifting (he's mostly in Northern Virginia and doesn't generally intrude on my thrifting grounds). He paid $1.81 at one of the Value Villages.
Edited to add: I don't have Settlers itself yet. I'm waiting to pick it up via thrifting.
This is one I picked up thanks to this list. Except for the box being ripped at one corner, it's complete and looks unplayed with. My 2.5 year old son is already enjoying putting the tokens in and getting them out at the bottom. $.60 at the Adelphi Value Village.
Then I saw Bingory. I was torn - do I need yet another memory game? But it's Blue Orange and their quality is always so high. I opened it to see if it was incomplete but everything was there. So it's now part of our ever-growing Blue Orange collection for $1.21 at the Adelphi Value Village.
I examined Kitty Corners but ultimately put it back as we'd had Dog Dice and eventually gave it away. Another woman immediately reached past me and snatched it off the shelf, "I'll take that!" She smiled and explained that they loved Gamewright games and I agreed with her. We parted ways and she wished me luck in my thrifting.
I decided to pick up Clue the card game after determining it was complete. It's small, it's portable, I'll be able to play it sooner or later. $1.61 at Unique.