This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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.
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Found this one for $2 at VV. All the bits are there and the box is in surprisingly good shape. The spinning cube seems like an interesting mechanic, and if not, I have 2 black indented dice and other bits for pimping/prototyping.
The real star of the finds today, however, was the in-shrink bundle of 10 USPS Medium Flat-Rate boxes. This'll make selling things on Voldebay a bit easier.
Wasn't much excitement at my DI today...just crap games left over from last week. So, i figured i'd check the carts they had brought out and low and behold i found "We the People" just sitting there all lonley like with a $3 sticker on it.
Box is beat up somewhat so i was expecting to find a jumbled mess of tokens and parts. when I opened it up, i saw two packs of cards still in the shrink looking back at me. I looked deeper in the box and saw all the counters unpunched. Only thing missing was the stands for the Generals, etc.
It looks like this one has sat in someone's collection for years but was never played...so they finally got rid of it.
This is the second copy i've thrifted from this store (the other was a few years ago) so i'll probably take the box and stands from it and send this up to ebay and see if i can get some stake money for Washington's War. Unless one of you fine Gentlemen are interested in a trade and can catch my attention with a proper offer.
I was happy to find this one today at GW for $2.99. Sitting next to it was Angel the board game which I left behind. Many thanks to GW for not making me buy them as a pair. The box top on the left side is dished from something falling on it. The contents look to be in very good shape and will inventory this evening.
Picked up at the local flea market. It was marked $20, but I got it for $15 - it's the original version. The box is in great shape. The guy selling it had it taped on the end. I asked him if it had all the little pucks. He said, yep. When I got home and opened it, it not only had all the pucks, but a bag full of Carrom pieces as well! I can use them with the Carrom board I picked up at a yard sale last year!
“Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.” ― Gary Gygax
$9 Half Price Books Columbus, OH
Coupon Week at HPB. A friend of mine sent me pics of this at HPB last week. After checking another location and finding an in shrink copy of Stalin's War (i did not buy it), I went to the Brice Rd location to see if this was still there, with the intent to come back Tuesday and pick up Stalin's War if it wasn't there. It was there I found Forbidden Island. I decide to not use my coupon and pick up Stalin's War ASAP on Tuesday.
Tuesday comes and Stalin's War has been snatched up. I was disappointed, but not surprised. I wanted to use my coupon though, so I decided to take a trip to the Westerville location to see what was to be found.
After looking at the board games (bleh & more bleh) I took a look at the roleplaying books. I have been hunting for a Call of Cthulhu source book. Tucked in the Role Playing book section was this! So I guess my friend was not at the Brice Rd location, and this had been waiting for me for over a week.