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.
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Had to go out grocery shopping tonight so stopped by the local GW.
Found this cool 1979 Travel Scrabble which we will take with us during our trip to Newfoundland this summer. I really like the design of this version - I don't like having to go through 39 pages of pictures to find this version.
I had a dentist's appointment today and so made a rare mid-week visit to the double store on New Hampshire Ave. I found nearly all the figures for the 1st edition of Rise of the Valkyrie, the army cards, dice, glyphs, markers and two sparkly water tiles in a hanging bag for $1.81. I'll be using these as parts to help others complete their sets (except for the sparkly water). Value Village side.
Then I took a chance on another hanging baggy of Qwirkle tiles for $4.84. I knew it probably wasn't complete, and it wasn't - only 75 out 108 tiles. There were a few jenga blocks mixed in too which makes me wish I'd inspected the hanging bag of jenga blocks a little bit closer to see if it had any Qwirkle in it. This'll be a parts copy for others. Value Village side.
Today I got out early to go see my psychiatrist. She believes that I am borderline depressed. Isn't sure if my symptoms are grief related or depression. So I am trying to decide if I should go on medication or not. In some ways, I feel as if the incredible sorrow I feel is only to be expected - after all, I lost my wife, my life companion, after taking care of her for a year and a half. In other ways, I feel non-functional as I am unable to do many things that should just be routine.
So after I left her office, I went on a thrift run down to the Amvets Washington.
I haven't been there this early for a while, so it was a little surprising to see so much stock out on the shelves. For about two weeks, I've been thinking that its time to have a good run. This was first up, for $3.95. Box is a bit trashed, but the game has a complete set of cards, and what looks like a complete set of pegs.
Next up, a little further along the aisle, is this baby. This is the 2nd one I've found in the last week. Amazing! $3.95. And this one... actually... looks to be complete, except for the rules. Again, the box is a bit trashed, though.
All week long, I've been thinking that its about time to score another Heroscape, and Amvets Washington agrees with me! There it is on the shelf, for an amazing $2.95.
My arms are bulging a little, but I will keep shopping. (By the way, this one has everything, except the rules and add-on sheets. All the figures, terrain, dice, markers, and character cards are in the box.)