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™, the Tape Monkeys™, 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. Be sure to bow before our King, belial1134, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
The Order's Anthem Please stand and remove your hat.
Who begins to fill my head with oodles of boardgame knowledge well beyond my level of experience.
But then it occurs to me: There are TWO thrift stores in this mall. So I promptly hand my find to my wife to pay for, and boot it to the other one to beat him there.
He shows up a few minutes later, clearly humbled by the crushing defeat he has just received in the thrifting meta-game (lol) and asks "So you tossed your stuff to your wife and ran so you could beat me here?". All I could do was eke out a laugh that was equal parts pride and shame, and give a sheepish "Yup".
How many VP's is that move worth anyways?
Actually, it turns out he's a solid guy with an encyclopaedic knowledge of games. It was nice meeting you Meat! Best of luck in your thrifts and have a safe trip!
(To put this in perspective, we ran in to eachother at the Value Village in Mississauga. He's from Ottawa and was just passing through, the odds of the meeting are hilarious to consider).
EDIT: Oh yeah, I bought Bazaar for 4 dollars (well, my wife did). 1994 Special Edition.
Managed to fit in some thrifting on my way back home after a late night (early morning) of Poker. It was a town I've not managed to get across to for a while & it seems like it's been picked over in my absence. Where there was a shelf full, now there is a handful & most of it is random garbage I wouldn't even use to light a bonfire with. Did pick this up- I figured if the game wasn't enjoyable, the parts would be handy. All complete & bagged up £1.99 - local hospice shop
1996 edition (with 1995 season featuring S.F. 49ers and the K.C. Chiefs). Happy to get this as it was the last version prior to the "new" 2000 version which simplified the game and destroyed any fun value. Prior owner had never bothered to play it so components are in great shape.
I noticed my version isn't in BGG's data base (the 1995 version had a slightly different box image) so I submitted that for some GG.
Version pictured for $4.98 at VV. Box and cards were in good shape - rest was a complete jumbled mess. I haven't seen this particular one in the wild before so I figured why not - would be good for parts if I find it again.
Just counted it and I'm pleasantly surprised it is 100% complete!
Probably the strangest finds of the day - this and the below were new and in shrink for 4.98 each at TM. They had three copies of each actually - and they all had their stock stickers from NobleKnight.com (Looks like an OOP game store in Wisconsin).
A quick search online shows it as a decent price for buying them but not cheap enough for reselling so I just picked up one of each - Hopefully I'll find the base game one of these days now
Was able to do a small thrift run and had pretty good luck. First up was a Blue Orange game that I hadn't found yet. Just missing the rules which I've already printed out. $1.91 on the Unique side of the double store on New Hampshire Ave.
Then on to University Boulevard to pick up some more LEGOs for $6.96. I prefer finding LEGOs at the Allentown Road store because they're priced much more cheaply, but this wasn't a bad price for the amount of pieces. The die and cards are there too, but we'll probably just play with the pieces.
My favorite find of the day! I've been hoping to find this for over a year. It's missing Hugo and 1 yellow, lilac and white mover, but still quite playable. It'll be hitting the table this weekend. $1.91, Value Village.
While updating my game lists last night, I was surprised to find I no longer had a copy of Battleship. Today at the Coralville GW there was a copy that looked better than many I've seen on retail shelves. Included the sprues, and the stickers were not yet applied to the units. $2.38, edition shown.
I was happy to find this, as it seems like my kind of game. Unfortunately, one of the non-bordered #8 cards has been chewed by a medium-size dog, and another is missing - maybe a borderless #2? Is there a card list for this game anywhere? Replacements, anyone?
It fooled me with its pristine box. Contents are nice, too, except as noted above. $2.38 (apparently the Price of the Day) @ GW.