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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I bought the 1996 Mattel edition of Compatibility for $2.19. I have already played it and really enjoyed it!
It was missing one "Double Up" card, and 4 cards from the red deck ("option" word card, devil with pitchfork, female Roman statue, and large orange clay/stone structure with blue sky and clouds in the background). Luckily, Joe came to the rescue!
Saw this in the bin for $2.99. I know it probably ain't worth what I paid but I loved these things when they were arcade games back in the 60's. Now I owns one!!!! Still need to see if it works/is complete.
Today was a good day to thrift. I was in this store yesterday, but stopped by again today on my way elsewhere as it has a very high turnover. I was really glad I did! First up was this gem, in great shape other than a couple split box corners. $3.00. ChaChing!
Also pulled a boxed Subbuteo team off the shelf. After checking out the Hotel I found for completeness, I went back & rooted around in the junk bins for a while and found 2 more sets. 1 blue/white, one red/white (except for the 1 green guy?), and one black/white I think. $3.00 each
Followed Herman the German's lead to Deseret in Chula Vista and picked up a pair of these at $5 each. Steve. There are still 8 in shrink on the shelves. If anyone else out there is looking for a copy, let the San Diego thrifters know and I am sure that one of us caould hook you up.
While I was grabbing shrink wrapped goodness at Deseret, I spotted this gem on the lower shelf for $2. Knowing that someone on Kent's Generosity List was seeking a copy, I snagged it. It is fairly complete and in not bad condition. There is a square hole in the Idol base. Is there a battery pack that is supposed to go in there? No instructions present and it only has 2 gems. But both dice, 4 men and 4 boats. So I guess it's pertty close to complete.
I've been taking time off from thrifting until I could get it under control. A friend came and hauled away 2/3 of my games and I took a 2-week breather. Now nothing comes in unless it will fit on a single 5-shelf bookcase in the living room.
At the Coralville GW today I found a very nice tangram/book set in a box with a magnetic closure. It looks brand new. I couldn't leave it for $3.38, even though I already have a nice set my daughter gave me. So this one will be a gift or trade sweetener.
I own a copy of this old Parker Bros. game, but mine is in a square box and I really wanted the hex box edition. I found one in good shape at Crowded Closet today for just $.50. It's missing a piece, but I can fix that with my current complete copy. Off to the components list with the rest, or maybe it'll get tossed in a box that's shipping out someday soon.
Automatic pickup for nothing else but the joy of counting and sorting the pieces. Found at Savers for $3. I haven't inventoried yet, but I have spare parts and the box was in better than average condition.
Here's another game that I never knew about until today. It seems to be a predecessor to Cluedo. The board and cards look great and I couldn't pass it up. The box is blown out on all the corners and the instructions and weapons are missing. $3.99 at Savers.
I picked up a LBOW for $1.99 @ Stuff East that had a deck of 'Bermuda' playing cards in it, along with a black drawstring bag clearly imprinted "Pentominoes', with (c)1993 Discovery Toys, Inc. also emblazoned thereupon.
Of course, it was no such thing. Upon opening the bag, out fell one of those weird snowflake-shaped dice rollers. I've seen them several times here on the thrift list, but can't for the life of me remember which game they come from.
Anyway, shucks! I really wanted some nice pentominoes.
Stopped by my VV on the way home on this, my daughter's 18th birthday, (and let me tell you, that event makes one feel pretty darn old), and what do I see but this game, which I've wanted for a while. SEems complete and in very nice condition.
I stopped at GW outlet just before noon today. Right away I spotted a very nice looking copy of The aMAZEing Labyrinth. Unfortunately it was missing quite a few bits, including all the pawns. I was saddened by that and felt cheated so when I found Zeus On the Loose there was no way I could leave it behind even though it looked beat up and is missing 6 of the 56 cards listed on the back of tuck box. Oh, and the back of the tuck box is missing 4 cards listed inside. So I am actually missing 10 cards minus the one I found in the rulebook
$1.19 at GW outlet.
Tim: I left a note inside Amazeing Labyrinth.in case you found it.
Version pictured. Missing little yellow spinner nob. Any idea what I can use instead? I might go to the craft store tomorrow to see if I can find something, like a brad. I don't know. Oh, yeah, 3.00 at goodwill. The tape came off without any trouble!