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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Finally! I've never found any Heroscape in the wild before, in my 2 years of searching!
We were just finishing our yard saleing for Saturday, turned down one final street just because, and saw it out of the corner of my eye. I gasped, slammed on the brakes, which freaked the heck out of my wife and mother. I couldn't see anywhere to park, so slammed the van into park, and said 'here, take the wheel.' Hopped out, ran over, found out he wanted 5$ for it, felt in my pocket, no money!
Ran down the street to where my wife pulled over, said 'give me all the change you have,' ran back, bought it.
Came back to the car, and explained what happened. Guess I never mentioned I saw the heroscape box, so the women in the car were getting kind of worried.
5$, yard sale, missing the base to one figure, and Mimring's left wing.
Picked this game up for $1.20 from SVdP. We found a second price tag under the first price tag also from SVdP that read 60 cents, but the price tag was from 2003.
The game itself is in rough shape, but I really don't want the game to play it. The parts in the game are great. It's supposed to have 20 wooden fish, but my game only came with 17. Plus there is a giant wooden bubble fish and a fun wooden fishy die.
So if anyone needs the directions to this game (in both German and English), let me know, I can send it to you.
Grabbed a copy off the 'restocking cart' as the lady was putting stuff on the shelves...
Ends up its only missing the following: - 2x White Dice (which I already have laying around) - 2x Black Dice - 7x 1pt chips - 8x 5pt chips - 1x Lunar Territory Card (Aristotle) - 1x 1.0 MOD (Blue) - Manual/Rules (already reprinted)
And there were some extra dice in the box (red and blue) and an extra red 1.0 MOD - very odd. Oh, and a regular risk piece (weird, curved triangle thingey).
This was more retail therapy than anything else (had left it behind a while ago) after an all-around sucky day.
First, there is this guy I had arranged to buy Magic Realm from for €15, which would have been a great price, in particular considering that it's pretty rare to find over here. I arranged leaving work early so that I can pick it up, and then he e-mails me there is another guy who'd pay him €25 and if I was still interested in. 25 is a bit much for something I'm not sure I'll really get to the table (the rules do look a bit intimidating) and there's no telling if it would have stopped at 25 or turned into a bidding war. Nothing wrong with that, but if that's what you want, put the bloody thing on ebay, some other auction site, or put "price to be negotiated". Not put it with €15 on a non-auction site and then raise the price when someone is willing to pay more. That just plain sucks.
Then my boss calls and assigns me a photography job. I'm a hobby photographer who loves doing insect photography in natural light. Not a "take pictures of people at a huge 5-day-conference with flash" professional photographer. Makes my stomach churn just to think of it, and it's only in a couple of weeks' time so that's a lot of stomach-churning ahead.