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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After passing up a 1964 copy that was missing a couple of cards, I found a really nice orange bell copy for $2 at a garage sale. The lady running the sale had several board games and said she would have had more, but she sold them on eBay. This is only the 2nd one of these I have ever found and the box and bell are almost in perfect condition.
Kinda look like this but is the Broken Blades Unicorn Deck. I will try to get a pic up. Got it for $1.99 on my thrift break at work today. can anyone let me know where i can find a list of what is supposed to be in the box. thanks Photo added.
also picked up a key chain for my wife. one of those kipling monkeys, for .49 cents. get pic of this too.
The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up. - GKC
$1.00 at Flat River Outreach Thrift Store. The tape monkeys resorted to using a permanent marker to write the $1 price on it, just as they did to the first edition Betrayal at House on the Hill I thrifted there a few months ago.
Otherwise complete and looks unplayed.
I've not been logging all my finds lately, but this one is significant as it is the first time I have bought a game because of the designer.
Looking at it, we will probably keep. It's our 2nd Knizia.
The cashier at Savers got a little sentimental when I handed this over as she sweetly said..."I had this when I was little". I smiled and handed over my $2. It was complete and in great condition WITH A RUBBER BAND holding the box together and not tape.
I think I love you Savers. Maybe it's because Savers kind of sounds like Sabres.
I saw another copy of this for $2 at Savers. Since I just sold one, I figured I would pick another one up. Ooops, my memory is turning into poo - I didn't just sell this, it was something else. Now I have 7 copies. No more, I can stop at any time. Seriously.
Then I spotted this gem hiding behind the boxes - or was it stashed there by a stealth thrifter who was short on funds.
I claimed her as my own for $2. Of course, I just traded for this, so naturally it came my way at the thrift store today. I haven't counted everything but the main parts are there including My Precious.
I actually spotted an unused cart close by the games and grabbed it because this stack was getting out of control and usually you have to wait in line for 50 - 60 minutes at Savers this time of the year to check out. Stupid Halloween.
So this was the last game of the day for $2. I think I'm right in that the reprint of this game must have finally sold out and the value has climbed again.
Not this one, Rush Hour Ultimate Collector's Edition, will get pictures up. Nice set with 155 cards, 12 cars, 4 trucks and a limo. B & N original price $40. Thrift price $2.99, complete, looks barely used.