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  • Mini-Thrift Blog: Late August/Early September
    Hey Gamers and Browsers! Now that fall time is upon us, my time for thrifting has sadly been reduced. However, that’s not stopped me from wanting to share a few geeky finds that I've come across in my adventures. Without further ado, enjoy this Mini Thrift Blog! The first thing I’d like to show off is this Super Sonic plush Continue Reading...
  • Thrifting Blog: Issue 8
    Hey Gamers and Browsers! Helen here, bringing you another thrift blog! Let me start this entry by saying that my local Goodwill has produced some pretty decent finds lately. In the last week, I’ve actually spent a few dollars on some very cool pieces of geekery. Keep this in mind though, the three major “score” days that I had were Continue Reading...
  • Thrifting Blog: Issue 7
    Hey all! Welcome to another thrift adventure! It’s been a while since I’ve covered a thrift blog so it feels good to get back to old favorites! Sadly, it feels like the spoils are fewer and farther between nowadays. Between the rise in resellers, the rise in thrift store prices, and the rise of thrifting in popularity, I certainly don’t Continue Reading...
  • The Joy of Free Comic Book Day
    If you don’t know about Free Comic Book Day...you should. Free Comic Book Day (or FCBD) occurs annually on the first Saturday of May. Sponsored by the North American Comic Book Industry, with Diamond Comic Distributors at the forefront, Free Comic Book Day is great because it’s a way to get comic books into the hands of the general populace Continue Reading...
  • A Fateful Encounter at Trade-N-Games
    Last weekend, Aaron and I found ourselves at our absolute favorite retro video game store, Trade n Games in Fenton, MO. The owner, Jason, has one of the most amazing video game collections in the country. (Seriously, you should check out this video featuring John Riggs and Radical Reggie going on a tour of Jason’s personal collection.) In addition to Continue Reading...
  • Thrifting Blog: Issue 6
    Hey readers, long time no thrift! I’d like to apologize for my hiatus. Today in the great state of [REDACTED]. It was a whopping one degree outside. Combined with the wind chill, we had a “real feel” of minus twenty degrees. Yikes. Despite the crap weather, my mom and I crawled out of our recently-gutted Taun-Tauns and managed to get Continue Reading...
  • Thrifting Blog: Issue 5
    End of Summer Thrifts: Last Friday, we visited not one, not two but THREE Goodwill stores in one day. A Thriftathalon, if you will. Store #1: The local Goodwill: As usual, I search the “high roller” cabinet first. This is usually where the new, Target castoff video games are kept. Additionally, this is where the Goodwill employees put smaller video Continue Reading...
  • Thrifting Blog: Issue 4
    Late July Thrift Blogs: July 18, 2017 A Comical Haul: As my job is seasonal, I am able to go thrifting three or four times a week during the summer. My mom’s thrifting policy is “If you want to get the best stuff, go early and go often”. I’ve been living this philosophy lately and I’ve had some great finds Continue Reading...
  • Thrifting Blog: Issue 3
    July 12, 2017 Dark Souls- Prepare to Thrift Edition: I re-visited the Goodwill where I found Ash’s talking Pokedex and almost missed this diamond in the rough. Hiding amidst the stacks of outdated college textbooks was a hardback Dark Souls strategy guide. This was very easy to overlook, as the spine is quite plain looking. Had I not been close Continue Reading...
  • Thrifting Blog: Issue 2
    Crashing N-to Goodwill: So, this is a first. My mom and I went shopping at my local Goodwill on the morning of July 5th.  At the entrance of the store, there is a glass cabinet that houses anything that is considered new or “valuable”. Aaron and I refer to these glass cases as the “high roller” cabinets. Inside, I saw Continue Reading...
  • Thrifting Blog: Issue 1
    Hey guys! As a life-long thrift store warrior, many of the best items in my game and toy collections have come from secondhand shops. I love the thrill of the thrift store hunt and the feeling I get when I find a diamond in the rough. Aaron and I go thrifting fairly often (at least once a week) and some Continue Reading...