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
$3.03 at Park Avenue Thrift. It is complete, box is in great shape. We were doing an inventory while I was driving ...we knew it was complete before I hit the rut in the road that caused tiles to go flying ALL over the car. This is my second copy of the same version...
The boys and I went to the local flea market. Amid the junk we came upon a box of Pokemon cards for $15. Turns out the box was on top of a large binder filled with cards as well. I asked the lady if she'd be willing to go lower, and she said $12 for everything.
All in all we bought about 400 cards, with a lot of rares and critters of all sorts. My boys were thrilled to death and spent the afternoon sorting the creature, energy and trainer cards into piles, trading between themselves and playing.
Lovely Wife is having a Stamp Camp weekend (i.e. 45 women in my house Fri night & all day Sat) so last night I had some guys and we played games in the garage. Today? Today I hit the thrift store circuit (taking some photos of abandoned neon along the way) and in several stores the only thing worth grabbing was this.
Spent the last couple of days of the week travelling to and from Northern Ontario (Sault Ste Marie exactly - which isn't far north but still 8 hours drive from where I live).
Always enjoy checking thrifts stores on the way to and from.
Found this version of Risk for 3.99 at the VV in the Sault. Everything appears to be there. I haven't inventoried all of the little armies - but the golden army is there, all the dice, all the card, the board and the rules.
Found 210 cards in Progard plastic binder card holders. The 210 cards are all different. Bought at the VV in Sault for 9.97 (three bags at 2.99 each).
Also found a West German trump game called Hot Runners. Basically a War variation using Race Car stats as the determining factor. Bought it to give to my father or brother for Christmas since they are into older cars.
the card game as well, so effectively 40 cents each. I already have both and like my smaller black travel version better so this will be going to a friend who was just talking last week about how he used to love to play this game.
Pickings were slim this week at "my" thrift store so I hit the Silver Spring Value Village/Unique store this afternoon. The only game I found worth picking up was this one in shrinkwrap for $4.84. Kind of expensive but it was in ludicrous condition and I hadn't found anything since Family Flux on Monday. I'm a sucker for weird dice games anyway.
Slow week until today. Heart skipped a beat when I saw this. Saw it from a distance and would have been knocking over old ladies and small children had there been any there. Charity sale $4 Will need to inventory later. I generally dislike anything to do with WoW on general principles. "Oh I love to RPG, I play WoW all the time!" Me through gritted teeth - "Grrrrrr! RPG stands for role playing game. Role playing!" I'll try to keep an open mind though and if not - secret santa thrift is coming up isn't it?