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. Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time
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 belial1134, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Great Mazinga, minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I. The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters
Decided to stop in at the Clintonville Goodwill after my trip to the post office next door and picked up the "army men" version of Risk. I was surprised by this good find at this store because they usually don't have much worth looking at and if there is something good, it usually has been through the wringer. Box is good and it looks mostly complete (though one of the plastics boxes is broken), but I have not inventoried it yet. I know I have enough extra guys, cannons and horseys to complete it anyway. $1.99
BTW- I left behind a Stocks&Bonds and a Vegas(NBC/Hasbro) behind. Both were $3.99 and pretty beat up, so I passed on them, but if any Columbus thrifters are looking for parts copies they are behind the counter.
Jeez, this is my 3rd copy of this thrifted. I just can't pass them up! It was a dollar, can I be blamed? The dice are worth that at least! It looks like only one figure is missing. If i started up mini-painting I could re-utilize these I know it!
After buying it, I actually thought about re-theming Blood Bowl Sci-Fi. I have enough figures now for about 5-6 teams and probably could run my own Battleball Bowl tourney.
Unique Thrift Store (on Fulton) Cleveland, Oh : $1
Local garage sale. Picked up the version pictured (just English, no French) for $2.00!
All the pieces seem to be there and they said it was a duplicate copy (they were keeping one of them). A corner on the box cover is split but that's OK with me! Been wanting this game for a while... I didn't know Milton-Bradley published it at one point
Got this complete for $1.99. I've been looking for a copy of this since I found out that the tile mix is the same as a deck of cards. So, I can use the tiles for regular card games outside and don't have to worry about a breeze blowing the cards around.
Made my usual Monday lunch run today. I've been thinking of adding this to my collection since reading about it here on BGG, and today Goodwill had a very good copy. Many sheets still on the guessing pads, looks like it was only played once or so. Only downside is that Larry, Ben, Jason and Anne left their names on both whiteboards in perpetuity. Hopefully I'll be able to get those off.
Also affecting my decision was that the Benevolent Pricer had been on duty, so this was only 99 cents at Goodwill.
Bought a copy of this for $.99 from a small town thrift store. Cards were pretty worn, racks and card tray VGC, box in good shape. I just bought it for the box so I could make one for my DIY copy of Flowerpower.
I picked up Swipe for $1.99 at Amazing Savings. It has a nifty carrying case, and the game turns out to be not as bad as some have said. It's not amazing, but has a lot more decision-making than LCR if you play it in a group of 3 or more.