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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 30 November - 6 December 2020

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: Q2/Q3/Q4 2020 (April - December)

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 for 2020

The current yearly "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 2020

The current yearly "Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind" list:
Please use this Dumpster™ for discussing Unwanted Rejects...
Unwanted Rejects - Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind 2020

The current yearly "Game Rescue - Spotted on Craigslist":
Please use this geeklist for alerting & discussing offered games...
Game Rescue - Spotted on Craigslist: 2020 Edition

Thrifting for You in 2019:
Making thrifting dreams come true since 2011
Thrifting for You X (T4U-2020)

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 (2020)

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 121: Vote in the Flea-lection (November 2020)

Spare Parts Resource List:
Swap, Donate, Sweeten a trade.
2018-2019-2020 Spare Parts Resource List MetaList
2018-2019-2020 Spare Parts Resource List discussion thread
Resource list-- I just want the box!

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 2020

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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United States
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San Jose
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Jason Hoover
United States
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Jason Monroe
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While sleeping, watch!
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Lynnwood
Washington
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King of the Thrifters - 2019
King of the Thrifters - 2018
King of the Thrifters - 2017
King of the Thrifters - 2016
The King of Thrifters - 2015
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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Georges Turgeon
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Microbadge: King of ThriftersMicrobadge: Omnis singulus exemplum Declarationem Libertatis fuerit frugalis or Every single extra copy of the Declaration of Independence has been thriftedMicrobadge: Gamer with Non-gamer SpouseMicrobadge: Golden Board Game CollectorMicrobadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level II - If I have seen further, it's only by standing on the apex of other's dice.

Tim Cunningham
United States
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Kyle Currie
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Lord Protector - 2015

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 Thrifty Awards

2019:
King of the Thrifters - 2019

2018:
King of the Thrifters - 2018

2017:
King of the Thrifters - 2017

2016:
King of the Thrifters - 2016

2015:
The King of Thrifters - 2015
2015 Extended Thrifting Statistics

2014:
King of the Thrifters - 2014

2013:
King of the Thrifters - 2013
The better late than never 2013 Thrifting stats!

Previous Thrifty Awards Presentations:
The Completely Unofficial and Totally Arbitrary Thrifty Awards 2008!
The Somewhat Intersting But Mostly Useless Thrift Statistics for 2008!
The completely arbitrary and totally unofficial Thrifty Awards for 2009!
The Somewhat Interesting But Mostly Useless Thrift Statistics for 2009!
The Arbitrarily Complete and Officially Total Thrifty Awards for 2010!
Completely useless but somewhat amusing Thrift Stats for 2011!
The 2011 Thrifty Awards!
King of the Thrifters - 2012!
Stats! Get your Thrifting stats for 2012 here!!


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.'

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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:
Microbadge: Omnis singulus exemplum Declarationem Libertatis fuerit frugalis or Every single extra copy of the Declaration of Independence has been thriftedAncient 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")
Microbadge: Thrift Store Junkie Thrift Store Junkie
Microbadge: Bad Tape Monkey! Bad! Tape Monkey
Thrift-rank badges:
Microbadge: Thrift King's Counsellor Thrift King's Counsellor
Microbadge: Thrift Lord Thrift Lord
Microbadge: Thrift Vassal Thrift Vassal
Microbadge: Thrift Peasant Thrift Peasant
Microbadge: Thrift Serf Thrift Serf
Thrift-store badges:
Microbadge: Goodwill Addict Goodwill Addict
Microbadge: Goodwill Outlet fan Goodwill Outlet fan
Microbadge: Salvation Army supporter Salvation Army supporter
Microbadge: I buy games at yard sales Yard sales ("I buy games at yard sales")
Microbadge: Craigslist shopper 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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