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Your Thrift Store / Bargain Finds: 2 - 8 January 2012
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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.

Last week's list:
Check out the quality and quantity of last week's loot.
Your Thrift Store / Bargain Finds: 26 December 2011 - 1 January 2012

The current "RPG Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list:
Please add your notable thrift finds of RPG items. Share the joy!
Your RPG Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: January 2012

The current "Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list:
Please add your notable thrift finds of Video Games. Share the joy!
Your Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - January 2012

The Thrift & Bargain Dumpster:
Is there treasure to be found among dead rats and ungames? Discuss.
Unwanted Rejects - Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind: January 2012

The NON-Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds:
Games, of course, but what other goods do you grab while thrifting?
Your NON-Game Thrift Store / Bargain Finds - January 2012

Flea Market List:
Looking for a place to sell or trade some of your thrifty goods? Check out the current Flea Market!
Flea Market 15: Flea's New Year (for January 2012)

Spare Parts Resource List for 2012:
Swap, Donate, Sweeten a trade.
2012 SPARE PARTS RESOURCE LIST

Game Rescue - Spotted on Craigslist:
Is there treasure to be found on the list of Craig? Discuss.
Game Rescue - Spotted on Craigslist: 2012 Edition

The Thrift Guild Trade List:
What sweet loot did you get for your thrifty stuff?
The Thrift Guild Trades Made and Gifts Received List 2012

The Thrift Store/Bargain Finds List Wayback Machine:
The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly lists through time. He is also adding stats and interesting tidbits for us thrifty geeks.
Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time (with links to all previous lists)

The Thrift Find of the Week:
Admire the latest selections of the all-knowing and infallible judges of thrift.
2012: Thrift Find of the Week for 2012
2011: The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 6, Number 1 / The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 6, Number 2
2010: The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 5

Other geeklists which may be of interest:
This Year (2011), I'm thrifting for you!
Thrifting games to get indented dice
Thrift store games you buy just for the components
Strange Bonuses in Thrift Purchases

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.

The Order's Anthem:
Sing along with our good old thrifty theme song...


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576. Board Game: Wise and Otherwise [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1470]
John Crawford
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Renton
Washington
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$1.99 at St Vincent
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577. Board Game: Mummy Rummy [Average Rating:5.09 Overall Rank:10468]
John Crawford
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Renton
Washington
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In Shrink from St Vincent, $0.99
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578. Board Game: Balderdash [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1326]
John Crawford
United States
Renton
Washington
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In shrink from St Vincent, $4.99
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579. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1138]
John Crawford
United States
Renton
Washington
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Foreign language version of scrabble. Long blue box. $1.99.

EDIT: correct photo
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580. Board Game: Hisss [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:6940]
schwarze Ritter
United States
Texas
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Had a great first day of thrifting in 2012. Picked up this card game for .99 at Catholic Charities Thrift Store (CCTS). All the contentsss were like brand new!
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581. Board Game: Battleball [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1638]
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Texas
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Found this in perfect condition with all the bits for only $2 at CCTS!
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582. Board Game: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1169]
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In great shape with all the bits, however, the tape monsters got ahold of it. Only $3.95 at Garland Rd. Thrift Store.
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583. Board Game: Battleball [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1638]
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Found a second copy on the same day at GW, however, it was twice the price of the other copy and was missing some bits and the ball marker. Should make a good spare parts copy for $4.
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584. Board Game: Boom-O [Average Rating:5.26 Overall Rank:10577]
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Only .99 at GW!
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585. Board Game: Runebound (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:483]
Pat Wells
United States
Lemon Grove
California
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Early this week, I was wandering through my local / favorite thrift store (AMVETS) and found this gem. I picked it up and it was very heavy. I was POSITIVE it was complete but the tape monkeys had it sealed up tight and I was missing my small knife. ( It was very odd, as this AMVETS has made it a practice of bagging all games, often bundling them together as odd & twisted parings) $2.95 ? Well worth the risk, the minis alone were worth the price. I scanned the shelves for more and found an expansion (see below) I got it home and carefully worked off the tape to find that there were 3 tin boxes protecting most of the cards, there was also a Plano box with the counters and dice organized nicely. And 5 more decks of cards???? There were 5 mini adventure expansion decks inside SWEET.

Furhter inventory revealed that many counters (health) and ALL the minis are GONE!!!! Oh the horror. I have made several trips back tothe same place, scoured the toy aisle, looking for another little plastic box full of odd gray mini and little cardboard drops of blood, no such luck. I am curious if any of my fellow San Diego Thrifters found some Runebound minis and no game????
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586. Board Game: Indiana Jones DVD Adventure Game [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:10459]
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United States
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Found in the wild for just $2.99 at GW! Everything in excellent condition, including an unscratched DVD.
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587. Board Game: Runebound: Mists of Zanaga [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
Pat Wells
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Lemon Grove
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I found this at the same East SD AMVETS for $2.95 as well. As stated above, this was on the same shelf as Runebound 2nd Ed. After discovering that there were pieces missing from the base game, I worked the tape off this box carefully and hoped to find the missing components. No luck there, but it is complete and unpunched. I just have to find a source for the base game minis and I am all set now.

I will keep haunting the small bag section of this store, seeking the missing plano box of minis and blood chits.
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588. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:492]
Tom P
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Found this yesterday afternoon in a Scout sale. 50p. Checked and it's complete. A little scuffed but otherwise fine.
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589. Board Game: Pokémon Trading Card Game [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:2689]
John Crawford
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Renton
Washington
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Forgot to mention yesterday I also found a binder full of Pokemon cards for $1.99. The reason I forgot is that once in the house, my kids quickly confiscated it!
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590. Board Game: Cranium Hoopla [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2115]
Christopher Ebert
United States
Cape Coral
Florida
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First edition. Looks to have been played once or twice. 100% complete.

$0.50 at Kiwanis
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591. Board Game: Mahjong [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:434]
Christopher Ebert
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Cape Coral
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This will definitely be my find of the week... if not the year. (I hardly ever find anything good around here)

Wife and I were at our second to last stop for Thrifty Tuesday. It's a little ma and pop type thrift store and we've become recognized as regulars. They were excited to meet my newborn son when he arrived on Dec 26th. Last week was their first time meeting him, and we had some baby socks we were going to get, but he gave them to us no charge.

So anyway, back on track, we went in today. I went to the board game area, and the wife looks in the baby area for stuff. Nothing new. Same games I've been seeing for about 2 months now. On the way out I say "No new board game lately eh?" He says no, but then stops me and tells me to wait and goes into the back room.

He comes out with a red case. He said he didn't know what it was but thought I'd be interested. I opened up the case, and it was Mahjong! And not a cheap looking set at all. I ask him how much? He said, "It's yours.". I responded, "You gave me something free already last week, you can't be serious, especially with this?"

His response... "No, the baby got something free, you didn't." and just smiles.

I was overwhelmed. This is no cheap plastic set. I'll get pictures up as soon as I can. I haven't fully inventoried it yet but it looks complete.

I made a thread asking for help as to what I'm missing. Not that I don't trust my fellow thrifters, just wanted to broaden the range. =) It also has all the pictures.
http://boardgamegeek.com/article/8219351#8219351
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592. Board Game: Small Soldiers Big Battle Game [Average Rating:5.58 Unranked]
United States
Geneva
New York
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I picked up Small Soldiers Complete and in great condition for 3.99 at SA...
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593. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:9596]
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Geneva
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picked up a new complete 1998 Risk...5.99 at SA...passed on Knocked out..Milton Bradley game..Passed on Pokemon Sorry and Aggravation..Are the Aggravations worth anything..Im seeing alot of these..
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