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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Thank you BGG! Without this geeklist, I never would never have known to grab this game.
I was working late the other night, but had the urge to stop by GWO on my way home. I was 3/4 done looking, when I spotted Key To The Kingdom on the next aisle over. I'm not going to lie - I basically ran over to get it (but I was polite when I picked it up).
The box was warped and the artwork was separating from the cardboard. Apparently, someone had left it out in a shower duing a yard sale. The sticker from the sale said $3 and complete. The contents were perfect, so I can't complaind, since the ugly outside is probably what kept someone else from buying this.
I listed it last night on eBay and the mail lady just picked it up a few minutes ago. I got $39.99 for it. Not top dollar, but prices have slipped and my box had issues.
All in all, one of my better finds this year. Thanks again BGG!
Found this great gag gift for gamer couple friends of mine. Only 79 cents at the Middletown Goodwill. They also had "An Enchanted Evening" which appears to be a less overtly sexual version of the same game, but it was $3 and I left it there.
Savers $2.49 complete. Then I got home and discovered we already have it in the stack of games we got when MIL moved (haven't checked to see if that one is complete yet). We really need to get these games inventoried.
Got this back on Monday, but haven't had a chance to post yet. I actually got two copies, and left a third one behind. My assumption was that they wouldn't be complete. One is, and the other is missing only the rules. $1.41 each, Allentown Road Value Village.
Hmm, Travel Clue gets its own entry, but Travel Battleship is just a version of Battleship. I guess that's accurate since there are no rules changes, it's just a smaller "board." I actually have a different edition of Travel Battlship. It's a sturdy little box, and both of the player trays are black and can be fit together to be stored neatly away. Figured I should have a classic for my kids and this way it doesn't take up much room. 99 cents, Allentown Road Value Village.
Friday thrift adventurers yielded this for $3.99 from GW.
Contents check: cards still in shrink, hobbits and Sauron pieces still in styrofoam shell, along with The One Ring.
(Additional non-gaming thrift: Stopped by my veterinarian's office and brought home new dog. Price: free. Dog was a surrender who had medical issues. My vet fixed her up and made it a staff project to find her a new home. My dog's reaction? New dog? That's cool. My wife's reaction? Yay! A dog who likes me.)
Last find from Monday was a Gamewright that I hadn't heard of (I like to pore through their catalogs so this always surprises me when it happens). Complete, but the rules were a (color) photocopy. I like the cute little sea creature die that comes with it. $1.41, Allentown Road Value Village.
The earthquake ruined my thrifting plans for Tuesday, but as my workplace remains closed due to structural damage, I got in some additional thrifting during the rest of the week. Nothing too great to show for it, but it was okay. This was first up at $1.41. Missing the Park Place card. I think it was from the Value Village on New Hampshire Ave.
On Thursday I found an unopened LEGO Star Wars V-Wing Fighter set from the Unique on New Hampshire Ave and made my son very happy. I also found another Family Pastime coop game for 99 cents making me very happy.
Today I found my first copy of Blokus Trigon for $1.61. It's not complete - missing 1 red piece, 1 green piece and 2 yellow pieces. I'll have to compare them to the blue and figure out exactly which ones are missing. Still, I'm happy to have found it. New Hampshire Rd. Value Village.
Actually, what I found is the 1968 King Edition, which isn't in the database (yet). It's a deluxe edition with a foam-backed roll-up vinyl mat; this copy also has the original cards, box, and rules, and what I'm assuming are the original chips (red and blue). The box is beat up, yellowed with age, and torn in a couple of places, but still holding together; the contents, aside from several decades' worth of dust, look great. This is going to replace the cheap folding vinyl mat that I got several years ago.