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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Pocket Simon complete with box and instructions, batteries were removed so the terminals were nice and clean, and this is working great. Name on the bottom of the box will need marker cleaning. $3.99 Savers
Abacus multilingual edition. Complete and in excellent condition. Still has the letter from the owner's german friend explaining the rules. They probably gave up deciphering his translation and never played the game.
I had never seen this version before, but I guess they are pretty cheap these days. This copy was missing the hotels, houses, dice, and 2 credit cards. I figure I can combine it with another copy of Monopoly for a 4-player game. 99 cents at GW.
Lastly, I found a copy of this in meticulous shape, complete for $1.99 as well. I have a copy of this but it was missing the escalator, and I wanted to play the LNOE variant. I posted on the spare parts list the other day and here it is. Karma!
I mostly stick to charity shop finds for this list, but every now and then an eBay bargain seems to warrant mention. This is the second time I've managed to score a copy cheap on eBay: listed as missing rules and components unchecked it didn't go for silly money - cost me £21 including postage. Missing rulebook isn't really a problem as it is pretty essential to print out the unnoficial 3rd edition rules. The rest of the game proved to be in excellent condition, including a full, unused character record pad. 3 pieces missing (Giant, medium axe, and one of the treasure cards) which is hardly game breaking.
Best of all, second time around, having had more time to absorb the rules (and try RealmSpeak) I have finally pretty much got my head around how to play this thing (...more or less).