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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.
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Finally went to a Salvation Army and found this new in shrink! I had been wanting this one, but would never pay the out of print prices for it. I was very happy to pay $2.99 for it.
I came really close to missing it. I was on my way out of the store when I saw a large box of photo paper in the office supply section and decided I wanted to get a closer look at the photo paper. I turned around to make my way to the paper and decided I didn't need the paper after all and turned back around to leave. I just so happened to see the top of the box where it said "Mystery Rummy"....almost missed it!
Finally, I stopped at DI. I know at least one other person is thrifting games there for resale and gets there a lot more often than I do so I have not found anything in awhile.
Today I see this sitting there looking so lonely and scared that I knew I had to give it a good home.
$2 and the cards are still in shrink. However, the printed part of the board is ripped down one seam. The boards is fine, just the top layer is ripped.
One other thing. I picked up these two games at Bookmans in Mesa. They are about the same price as I could pick them up online so I do not add them as a seperate entry, but want to ask for feedback on whether they were worth picking up or not. (The price is what they were asking, but I got them free because I had trade credit. )
1995 Ravensbuger edition (don't see a photo for that one) - $3.99 at Savers - cards all in shrink
I'll have to get my brother to help us out with this one since we don't read/speak German. He lived in Germany for several years so I thought the kids might enjoy looking at the pictures/map while talking about Germany with him.
First time to this place and we got there just minutes before closing. Not many games on the shelf, my daughter & I frantically counted the pieces on this - complete - just as all the lights went out. I guess they're serious about closing time there!
Found a collectors set tin with 122 cards in it. I don't know mych about this game but I have seen it's name come up here and there. My daughter has been starting to show interest in CCGs and if anything i can see some other play mechanics work for my own game creations.
$1 at DI
Looks like this is supposed to come with only 80 cards and is hard to find and out of print. guess I should try and find a cards list for it.
Stopped by Goodwill again today since I had a gift certificate I needed to use up before it expired (and forgot to yesterday) -- thankfully they had restocked, so I picked this one up for $1.67 and got another month tacked onto the balance of my gift certificate.
They also had Monopoly: 70th Anniversary Edition on the shelf, which had some extremely excellent tokens in it -- if it's still there tomorrow, would anyone like me to pick it up for them?
I'm not a token collector myself, so left it on the shelf.
Avalon Hill bookshelf game Starship Troopers for $2.99@GW. It's pretty well played, but looks complete. It's unlikely that I'll ever play it (life's too short for chits), but I just couldn't leave it behind.
I haven't uploaded a shelf panorama for a while. This collection was particularly expansive (and the aisles particularly narrow).