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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Last but not least, I found this under the two 3M games for $1.99. I already have a copy, but this one is in better condition (almost perfect, but for one blown corner on the box top), and at the price I couldn't pass it up.
I have been hitting the thrift stores in my area a few times a week in order to build up a game library for my school. The clerks are starting to recognize me. My husband and I have a board game addiction, and I don't think we want help.
Who can blame me for showing up at thrift stores more than once a week when I make a find like this. Box and pieces are in almost perfect shape and all for $1.99 at Savers.
I found this amongst the dishes at GW. No board, one box tear, missing some player pawns and a couple hotels look like the dog got them but the community chest chance cards and most of the title deeds look like new. Some of the title deed cards have folds though due to rough handling I imagine. I figured someone one Ebay will want the parts so for $3.00 I picked it up. All the cash says copyright 1935 on it.
Then it was on to Salvation Army. In addition to getting a really nice work vise for $6, I picked up a deluxe edition of Parcheesi for the pawns -- incidentally, I think that these are the same pawns that are included in Jumanji.
Then on to the second Goodwill. Hey look, moar wooden pawns!
$0.96 at GW
Overall, it was a good day of thrifting. Picked up some other nice things, like a Fraggle Rock DVD for $1, and a toy car or two for the nephews (they were with us), and other bric-a-brac. Fun times with family!