Unwanted Rejects - Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind: June 2011
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This is the traditional monthly Thrift & Bargain Dumpster™.

A fitting place for discussing rejects and leftovers spotted while thrifting and bargain hunting. If you please: cast those items in the T&B-Dumpster!

Add items you left wherever you were sniffing around. Don't fill the dumpster with truckloads of Monopolies, Trivial Somethings and other regular leftovers. But rather add peculiar items, items that looked as if the cat dragged them in or items that caught your eye in some other special way. Regular stuff accompanied by a good story is obviously also worth listing. As a guideline, take this into consideration: "Do the thrifters want to know about this?"

This list is also well suited to discuss those should-I-go-back-for-it items. Feedback you will get, from either end of the scale, from 'how could you, you amateur!' to 'best decision you ever made, you are the King!'

In the description, try to mention the state the game was in, the asking price, the location and other details worth knowing about. Oh... and please close the lid behind you. Thanks.

Last month's T&B-Dumpster
Wear protective gear before opening and be prepared to fend off any scattering rats.
Unwanted Rejects - Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind: May 2011

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1. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:994]
Grand Prince Poutine Lord High Thrifter
Canada
Vancouver
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Found a copy of Axis & Allies in beautiful condition and seemingly complete but the moronic authorities at Talize decided to attach a price tag of $19.99 to it. Since I've already thrifted 3 or so copies for $2 - $4 each, it was an easy pass.
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2. Board Game: Gold! [Average Rating:4.87 Overall Rank:9995]
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It was an Avalon Hill bookcase game, but it looked *ahem* not good. For $3.99 at ValVil, I decided to pass.
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3. Board Game: D-Day (first edition) [Average Rating:5.53 Overall Rank:9229]
Grand Prince Poutine Lord High Thrifter
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I came really close to buying this: it was only $2.99; it was complete; never played; all the chits were unpunched...

BUT

...the board was ripped in half. The_Wife loves gaming, but she's getting a bit uncomfortable with the teetering game piles at home. I'm passing on this in order to keep the peace. Happy wife, happy life.
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4. Board Game: Torpedo Run! [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:6001]
patrick stevens
United States
Los Angeles
California
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5. Board Game: Magic Dance [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:5347]
Brad Fuller
United States
Virginia Beach
Virginia
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Found this version of Magic Dance for 4.99. I already have the newer version and this was a bit to much.
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6. Board Game: Hijara [Average Rating:5.50 Overall Rank:8942]
Brad Fuller
United States
Virginia Beach
Virginia
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I came very close to buying this one for 2.79, but I couldn't pull the trigger.
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7. Board Game: Five Crowns [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:3875]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
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I don't need a five suited deck of cards with special rules. I wouldn't have played.
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8. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:191]
Stephen Nash
United States
Volga
South Dakota
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Check out the story here:Item for Geeklist "Your Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: 30 May - 5 June 2011"

It was $50 at the Half-Price Books of Maplewood, MN

edit: I forgot to mention that it is open but unpunched
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9. Board Game: Pachisi [Average Rating:4.45 Overall Rank:11147]
-matt s.
United States
Eugene
Oregon
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Really had to think about this one - turns out it was the 1957 edition - I may need to go back now...
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10. Board Game: Six Cubes [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:9849]
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I left this horrible game behind at the local thrift. I opened the box to find that it was missing 2 dice anyway. It was $2.63.
 
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11. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:11073]
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I also passed on Yahtzee Deluxe Edition for $2.63 because there is no need for a version with a bigger box when this game should really be in a tiny box to begin with. I did not bother to look at the contents in the box.
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12. Board Game: Breaker 19: The CB Trucker Game [Average Rating:5.33 Unranked]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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$8, SA...it was pretty beat or I might have thought about it just for the heck of it.
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13. Board Game: The Emergency! Game [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:10169]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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This was with Breaker 19. I think it was also $8, and it was definitely also beat-up.
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14. Board Game: Starship Troopers [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1773]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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This has been sitting at one Bookman's for a couple of months now at $35 in mediocre (external at least) condition.
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15. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:147]
lisa smith
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This looked interesting until I opened it up. Had the rules but had random flashcards instead of hive pieces. Always open the box!
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16. Board Game: Bargain Hunter [Average Rating:4.45 Overall Rank:10923]
Lewis Goldberg
United States
Arnold
Missouri
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Saw it, thought "meh", and walked on. Hope no one has a stroke over it
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17. Board Game: Markoolio [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
Hoot of an owl, chatter of leaves, by a spooky crossroads waits
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$23 at an out-of-the-way "antiques" store. They also had a copy of Swedish Trivial Pursuit for $16 and a few unpriced games I didn't inquire about. Business as usual.
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18. Board Game: Electronic Battleship [Average Rating:4.62 Overall Rank:11066]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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Taped like a mummy so I couldn't see if it was intact, much less if it worked. Too big to sell or trade except with someone local. I remember having it as a kid and just had no interest.
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19. Board Game: Score Four [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:4229]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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Version pictured. This was a close call, but I eventually decided against it. Looked almost complete, but didn't look super fun. And someone had been playing it in the store (had plugged in all the metal poles, and one cup was on the shelf separate) and that weirded me out somehow. And I was too lazy to count all the balls.
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20. Board Game: Operation [Average Rating:4.03 Overall Rank:11158]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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Mentioned only because it was, in fact, complete, and this is notorious for always missing pieces.
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21. Board Game: Keesdrow [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:4884]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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This one was actually sad. Saw this at GW, looked kinda cool. Opened it to check and on top of the other components in the box were 5 or 6 pieces of completely splintered, chewed wood (looks like one of the tiles?).
Why would you donate that to goodwill? At that point I think you just throw it away. They were carefully separated and laid on top.
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22. Board Game: Risk: Transformers [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:9850]
Paul Clarke
United Kingdom
Norfolk
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Desert conditions here in East Anglia, with 10% of average rainfall..

Similar weekend thrifting. Nothing. Except this.

A man can get desperate, but walks away glad for his empty hands...

Left behind. Gladly.
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23. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1555]
Alex Bagosy
United States
Ladera Ranch
California
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A copy of the Hasbro produced "NBC Games Trivia" in pretty good shape, circa 1976. I was tempted by it, but there was a very aggressive pair looking for puzzles and elbowing me out of the way to do it. Got frustrated and left.

At Savers, the one closest to Tustin... (not sure of the exact address.. were were all over the place yesterday.)

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24. Board Game: Intern [Average Rating:4.17 Overall Rank:10735]
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Canada
Vancouver
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Appalling, just appalling. gulp

At V V for $3.99. Not in a month of Sundays.

Another example of the price exceeding the rating.
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25. Board Game: Sequence [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:3064]
Brian Hazzard
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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Passed on this for 1.95 at Goodwill in Blacksburg, VA because I already have a copy. Thought about getting it just for the cards and chips, but I didn't have any cash and they had a 5 credit minimum. Is it worth going back for?
 
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