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Behold the hallowed halls of Thriftdom.

Built by heroes of old, hewn from the great rock of discarded games.

Enter its hallowed caverns hewn from musty cardboard, throw some more monopolies on the fire for they are worthless here.

Sit awhile with the wizened denizens, near blind from peering into the nooks and crannies of the deepest depths of thrift-emporia.

All hail to the King! Long live the Thrift!

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Reports from the Hunting Grounds

The current week "Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list
Please add your latest items and try to amaze us...
Your Thrift Store/Bargain Finds 3 - 9 August 2015

The current quarter "RPG Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list:
Please add your latest RPG items and try to amaze us...
Your RPG Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: Q3 2015 (Jul. - Sep. 2015)

The current month "Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list:
Please add your latest VG items and try to amaze us...
Your Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - August 2015

The current year "NON-Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list:
Please add your notable thrift finds of non-game items. Share the joy!
Your NON-Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds for 2015

The current quarter "Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind" list:
Please use this Dumpster™ for discussing Unwanted Rejects...
Unwanted Rejects - Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind: Q3 2015 (Jul. - Sep. 2015)

The current "Game Rescue - Spotted on Craigslist" for 2015:
Please use this geeklist for alerting & discussing offered games...
Game Rescue - Spotted on Craigslist: 2015 Edition

Thrifting for You in 2015:
Making thrifting dreams come true since 2011
Thrifting for You in 2015!

I Thrifted It, You Want It!
A place to find a new home for thrifted games that don't get enough love.
I Thrifted It, You Want It!

The current Month Flea Market List:
Looking for a place to sell or trade some of your thrifty goods? Check out the current Flea Market!
Flea Market 58: Abstract Flea (August 2015)

Spare Parts Resource List for 2013-2014:
Swap, Donate, Sweeten a trade.
2013-2014 SPARE PARTS RESOURCE LIST
Spare Parts Resource List for 2015:
2015 Spare Parts Resource List

The Yearly Thrift Guild Trades Made & Gifts Received List:
What sweet loot did you get for your thrifty stuff? You can also use this list for items you received for free (gift/found)
The Thrift Guild Trades Made and Gifts Received List 2015

Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time
The Vizier has begun an epic project, chronicling the weekly thrift lists, from the very first to the most current. The project is underway, expect it to be fleshed out in timely order.
Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time

Your Video Game Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time
Video Game Thrift Stats and Links to Each List
Your Video Game Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time

What is your best ever thrift purchase?
OK we know what the weekly list is past and present, but what your best past buy?
What is your best ever thrift purchase?

Thrifter's Guide: Mostly Mediocre Games that you should buy for Resale on eBay
Thrifter's Guide: Mostly Mediocre Games to buy for Resale on eBay


The King of the Thrifters

Bow down low before our King and meet his loyal Lords and Subjects.

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Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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Jeff Niekamp
United States
Lehi
Utah
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Bob Pony
United States
San Jose
California
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Jason Hoover
United States
Kyle
Texas
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Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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myles
United States
Mustang
Oklahoma
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KNEEL BEFORE ZOD !!!
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100 geek gold and this is all I get? :p
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While sleeping, watch!
United States
Unspecified
Minnesota
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The production of Hoffman lenses is incumbent upon all true scientists
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The tallest mountains, the darkest forests, the deepest deserts, the oldest books, there you will find the stone.
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Iken Owens
United States
Lynnwood
Washington
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Tim K.
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Jerry McVicker
United States
Morgantown
West Virginia
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King of the Thrifters - 2014
King of the Thrifters - 2013
King of the Thrifters - 2012
King of the Thrifters - 2011
King of the Thrifters - 2010
King of the Thrifters - 2009
King of the Thrifters - 2008
King of the Thrifters - 2007
King of the Thrifters - 2006
King of the Thrifters - 2005

The Lord Protector of the Realm

In addition to the Thrift King, 2005 saw the appointment of the first Protector of the Realm, charged with the solemn task of guarding our borders against the Irritant Squad, Tape Monkeys and Stealth Thrifters.

The protector of the Realm is awarded to the top thrifter of war games. It uses the same formula as that to determine the King, but is limited to games with a Wargame Rank greater than 0. There is also an arbitrary limitation that you cannot be named Protector of the Realm two years in a row, nor can the King also be the Protector.

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Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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Kyle Currie
United States
San Francisco
California
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Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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myles
United States
Mustang
Oklahoma
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KNEEL BEFORE ZOD !!!
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100 geek gold and this is all I get? :p
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Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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Justin Hoffman
United States
Ashburn
Virginia
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Dave Elder
Canada
High River (near Calgary)
Alberta
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Ken
United States
Portland
Oregon
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May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough. I am sure, in the miserable annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined. -- Lord John Whorfin
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Brad Miller
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Lord Protector - 2013
Lord Protector - 2012
Lord Protector - 2011
Lord Protector - 2010
Lord Protector - 2009
Lord Protector - 2008
Lord Protector - 2007
Lord Protector - 2006
Lord Protector - 2005

The Ancient Library of Arcane Knowledge

Admitting you MAY have a problem:
Don't ring your local councellor or shrink just yet. Instead, use one of the guild's self-help wards. Free of charge of course.

Additional thrifter's fodder:
Read up and get your thrifting fix. This selection of lists explore the other, sometimes darker sides of thrifting.

Reference Section

Vizier Meat's Repository of Arcane Knowledge

Mister okiedokie's Indispensable Guides

Tomes of Joy

Tomes of Despair

Tomes of The Weird

The thrifty stats/ranks/tops:
Don't forget to peruse these specials and prepare to be amazed.


The Vizier's Laboratory

Want to know how many copies of Scrabble were eaten by Tile Ghouls? Need to know which popular games were found, and how many times? In 2008, the Vizier's Laboratory began publishing the results. If you cannot find the answer, ask the Vizier and he may be able to help you!

The Vizier is also responsible for compiling the statistics used to crown the King of the Thrifters and to award the Thrifty Awards.'

John Crawford
United States
Renton
Washington
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Dean
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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Dwayne Hendrickson
United States
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
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Interim Grand Vizier
Grand Vizier
Grand Vizier Emeritus

The Smithee's Olde Toolshed

Creating the Weekly List:
Is it Monday, and the new Thrift Finds List has not yet appeared? Lord Meat gives a step-by-step guide on creating one.

The thrifty tags:
The first tag will catch all lists related to thrifting, the second is reserved for the weeklies and the third takes you to the local Thrift and Bargain landfill. The final tag gathers any reviews of our loot.

Box Repair:
It is inevitable. You will find a great game, but the box will be damaged. Herein lies methods to repair your boxes to "as good as much enjoyed" condition.


The Olde Shoppe

Peruse our laden shelves filled with exquisite goodies to the point of cracking:
Do you have some GeekGold kicking around, gathering dust or mould? Don't let the real world economy creep into the world of BGG and let those coins roll. Get your microbadges related to thrifting right here.

General thrifter's badge:
mbAncient and Loyal Order of Thrifters - Coat of Arms
("Omnis singulus exemplum Declarationem Libertatis fuerit frugalis or Every single extra copy of the Declaration of Independence has been thrifted")
mb Thrift Store Junkie
mb Tape Monkey
Thrift-rank badges:
mb Thrift King's Counsellor
mb Thrift Lord
mb Thrift Vassal
mb Thrift Peasant
mb Thrift Serf
Thrift-store badges:
mb Goodwill Addict
mb Goodwill Outlet fan
mb Salvation Army supporter
mb Yard sales ("I buy games at yard sales")
mb Craigslist shopper


A compilation of the Excerpts from the Diary of Chad Thriftington III
The Diary of Chad Thriftington III


As an inside joke, Paul Boos (pmboos), inventor of these weekly Thrift lists, staged a Revolution in May 2008 and deposed the current king and all kings since then have lived in exile. He declared himself First Citizen and rules as a benevolent and just dictator over the Thrift proletariat. The current five year plan is to recover the Thrift economy. If you see postings to Thrift Wealth Redistribtion, Reeducation Camps, etc., just humor him; he'll eventually get over it.

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