quote thewatermeloncultIt's not fake, but they probably edit things to make situations look more dramatic than they really are. There's probably hours of footage for each person per episode, but they only end up showing a rough twenty minutes of it each week, and you have to figure that people are going to act differently when they are being filmed.I've always thought that show was fake.
quote RomeYeah, I've been looking for the wooden cubes ones, it's one of the original game sets. Very hard to come by lol. Even so, it's a great hobby to have and can be loads of fun. I can spend hours in secondhand shops exploring everything.I ended up buying it at a Wal-Mart, I think. They had this special Vintage Edition of Risk out for a limited time, so I got it. It wasn't cheap, but it was neat. I don't think they would be very easy to find. The pieces are cubes, though, not men or cannons, but they are wooden, and the box is wooden. The board is a typical board, though.
quote RomeYeah, I first just picked it up because I thought it was cool, then did some research and found out it was pretty valuable. I'm pretty sure the guy who bought it off me owned a surf shop or something, by the looks of his store at the time. Lucky you, I await the time until I find one! I can find all the damn scrabble and monopoly games in the world but never a risk.That's pretty awesome right there, especially that $150 score.
I own a Risk game with wooden pieces. Now that I play Risk on landgrab.net, I've not much need for it anymore.
quote RomeThe main thing I search for is old records. I've found some really nice mint Elvis collections, As well as (my favourite) a Louis Armstrong collection that looks like it was made yesterday. I haven't sold these, particularly just because i adore them so much. My most recent was a copy of Pokemon special pikachu edition for gameboy colour, which i bought for 1.99 and sold for 15. I was pretty excited to find that game in very good condition. My biggest turnaround was probably a vintage 1970's pro line skateboard. I bought it for 3.99 at salvation army and sold it for around 150 on eBay. Other than that, I look for old handcrafted beer steins, vintage glasses, and basically anything that's curious. Old movie posters are awesome to find too, but they're rare in thrift stores. Vintage board games that are in good shape are great too, I've been looking for a Risk game with the wooden pieces for ages, but have never found one with all the pieces. It's not even about the money for me anymore, it's really just a hobby I love doing.quote lovelyfisherGot any tales?Rome I do this sort of thing. Completely agree with you, it's extremely fun, and "thrill of the hunt". I get most of my stuff from secondhand shops, thrift stores, etc. Those, IMO, are the best places to get stuff for cheap that's really valuable. You find all sorts of cool things.
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