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This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.
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.
Our GeekGuild: Welcome to The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters. Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Please do mind the stacks of prized games, do not mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Make sure to bow before our king: Belial I.
The Order's Anthem: Sing along with our good old thrifty theme song...
After getting home I went round Kelvs for a game of Doom with Big Bad Ben. I decided to pop into the local Havens charity shop and found this for £1.00. Its missing 1 German infantry man but everything else is there. Box has a split in one corner but other wise its in very good nick.
I found this puppy at GW for two bucks. I haven't gone through it and counted all the little bits and bobbles yet. The best part was when I peeled off the $1.95 Good Will price tag I found the $39.95 tag from Ron's, our local game store, still on the box! Can't beat a 95% discount!
After dropping off a couple of boxes at a local rummage house, I decided to step in and look over the game. It's always been a very hit-or-miss spot for me, yielding some decent treasures in the past but also many trips empty-handed.
Perhaps the karma of my donation was the cause of the rewards. An immaculate-condition 3M Breakthru with the block spine (but not anchor-embossed ingots) for $0.50.
Then while I was looking over the rest of the crap I spotted this, had to take a double take then a triple take. No price on it so I asked how much from the guy adding more crappy books to the pile. He took it from my hands and before I could stop him he whipped out his grease pencil and wrote $1.50 on the box. He saw the look of horror on my face and said it will rub off (my look of horror or the grease pencil?). anyway, the box was is very worn and when I got it home I found it was missing two cards and someone had taped the board sections together, but I couldn't let this one wither on the thrift store shelves.
I picked this Enchanted Forest up because it has cover art I've never seen before. I also couldn't find an example of it in the database. I'll post a picture after I swear at my phone enough for it to work. (Swearing has already started and I got nothing. Just gotta keep telling myself October 7th, October 7th....)