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, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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If I had known this game had such a poor BGG rating and was such an eBrick, I almost certainly would have passed. It was in such good shape with all the pieces bagged and only one blown corner that I got suckered in. $4.99 from Savers.
Even worse, I passed on a Mr. Ree game from the same store a couple of weeks ago not knowing it was worth grabbing. D'oh!
Stumbled upon a car boot sale in it's ;ast hour of opening today. Wandered in not expecting to find anything but picked up a bunch of Games Workshop Sourcebooks for dirt cheap as the gu just wanted to go home.
Was down at our church this weekend while they happened to be hosting a rummage sale and found this for $2.50. Complete and in fairly good shape. Looked like something the kids would enjoy and might actually be a decent game. If nothing else, the figures are pretty cool.
Also picked this up for $2.50 at the same rummage sale. In great shape and appears to be complete - I haven't fully inventoried the armies yet. I've never played this one, but the board certainly has me interested.
Almost complete, only missing two of the small cardboard 'maverick' markers. All of the metal figures, map boards, instructions, and the two periscopes accounted for.
Funny how they included two working miniature periscopes to resolve line of sight issues.
Paid five dollars for it at the flea. Kind of a blind buy, didn't know anything about it. Just had a feeling that it was older and kind of unusual. Didn't open and inspect the contents or haggle much either. I could tell it was heavy, and didn't want that to drive the price up.