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. Current Thrift King belial1134, previous Kings Great Mazinga, minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I.
Well the traffic on 290 was ridiculous this eve so I decided to wait it out by going the long way, which happens to bring me right past Savers... Picked this one up for $1.99 cards in shrink looks not only unplayed but untouched. So either this was sold brand new without shrink on the outside or some weirdo bought it, took of the shrinkwrap & immediately donated it to Savers...
Last but not least this wacky & dangerous looking piece of psychadelic tom-foolery. Box is a tad dished with some light foxing, but I was amazed when I opened it & saw that the whole game is completely shrinkwrapped! This game is 43 years old & its still in shrink! Also bonus points for the incredibly funky looking Kent brand "General Purpose" D batteries in the box. These also appear to be completely unused, though I'm sure they no longer have juice in them. Do people collect batteries? Wasn't sure how to upload pics but I guess I figured it out...
One of the guys in my gaming group, knowing I like to go thrifting, asked me to pick up a few copies of Scrabble for him. Of course, once I'm looking for them, they disappear. However, today one wasn't stealthy enough and I snatched it.
Perched high atop a teetering cliff of crappy games was this. I'm not entirely certain why I picked it up, as Risk and I are not friendly, and Lord of the Rings bored me to sleep. Still, I find that many people seem to think this is worth picking up, so I decided to see if maybe I could trade it or something.
Complete, as far as I can tell, as there's no count in the rulebook for the armies. Yes, the ring is there as well. I think it's broken, though, because I had no desire to put it on and rule the world. Or maybe I'm just not the Evil Overlord type.
I found this today at an estate sale for $1. The version I found is different, and I believe older than the version pictured in the geek as the American league team line up contains the Washington Senators vs. the pictured line up contains the Kansas City Royals.
Another card game purchased at the Sally Ann... $1.99 for a 99% complete game. The only thing it's missing is the instructions and Atlas is sending it to me. I think this must be a later edition because I remember getting this when it first came out and the printing was really kinda sub-par.
I never expected to see the blue triangle while thrifting locally. It's in very good condition, with only minimal wear on some tiles; all it's missing is, of course, the rules. (Do people just throw them away as soon as they open the game or something?) In place of the rules was an invoice; someone originally paid $22 for the game -- plus another $5 for giftwrapping it.
Sometimes I want to know the stories behind my thrift finds, and other times I'm afraid it would be too sad.