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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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Did a lunch break thrift stop. This is clean and complete. Some wear on the box but not on the wooden dice. Got home to post it here and found it had been left with a tip from the lovely and gracious Indigo Potter. Will give it a try soon.
(A short story first: I didn't notice it earlier, but the VV in Tucson, AZ has a wheel of fortune. If you buy merchandise for more than $5 total, you are eligible to spin it. There are different prices, but the most interesting ones are 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% off your entire order. Love that idea, although today I managed to get only 10% off).
$4.50 (originally $5, but I got 10% off, see above. VV in Tucson. 1st edition MB, the one with the HUGE BOX. Well, the box has a lot of wear and some split corners, but it's not that bad. Missing the rules (thank you bgg, already printed the original ones), but upon initial inspection is mostly complete.
About a month ago it was my birthday. I was honoured to spend it with my brother, who was stopping off in England from Sydney, Australia, en route to Toronto, Canada (Don't worry, he's certainly not a thrifter!). He asked me to go into Plymouth, our home town, to find a suitable present. I chose Lost Cities, because it was a game by Reina Kninia, and the only game, which was worth playing, amongst a load for sale in Waterstones in Plymouth. Tonight my parents rang me from Winchester. They had found a game. They have been asked to buy every game in German they find in charity shops in Winchester. "Do you want a game which has s-p-i-el-d-e-s-j-a-h-r-e-s on the front? It begins with the letter K? "Yes. Please" said I. Turns out it was Keltis, a close relative to Lost Cities, but a game which has never been truly thrifted, according to the lists, so I am thrilled. Thanks, mum and dad!
UCP in Lemon Grove. $4 Box fair, all markers present, lot o dough. Looks as if some Turf cards are missing. Will do a better inventory later. Never heard if it before. Bought it for the gag gift value and hoping to gather some GG. Already part of the gallery.
1996 Edition shown. In shrink, $2.99 Goodwill (22nd/Kolb). I don't know why I got it, really, except for the shrink part. Bookman's gave me good credit for the last ones I dumped, but after they don't sell they probably won't for this one. The freaky part of the find, though, was the game next to it.
2-player starter set ($20) plus the Egyptian army box ($10) and the Han army box ($10). Bookman's (Speedway), trade credit. Almost current retail for the starter, but it was something I was looking for and I got it for trade credit, so I'm happy. All boxed individually and look good, not inventoried yet.
Schizophrenic pricing today. They had Buffy (Argh! I don't need 4 copies!) for $8 which I almost bought just to post here, and then Formula De Mini for $40.