Well, I recently took a trip down to Washington, USA, and I raided two Value Villages and a Goodwill. The first value village was unique in that it had the exit and entrance doors quite far apart on the building. The shelves were packed but disorganized. Didn't find anything older than 2010 at the first Value Village, mostly just basic Nerf crap like Recons, Mavericks, Stampedes... Basically yellow junk. I would have bought a Raider just for the drum and stock but I really didn't have the time or the cash. This was at the Value Village in Bellis Fair.
Then I headed just a bit further down the I5 to a value village in Mt. Vernon- close to the area which most people refer to as Burlington where all the good stores are, including a big Walmart , Costco, and several shoe stores with great prices. There was a Walmart and Costco at the last town as well, but they are lacking in quality just like the Value Village, as it turns out.
Well, I had no time for Walmart, sadly, but I did hit the Value Village there. The toy section was very well organized, but I couldn't find a single gun-like thing anywhere. Then I turned the corner and found a mountain of guns on top of a clothing rack:
Man were there some good guns! I saw a Lanard Hand Cannon, the rare cousin of the Triple Shot shotgun, a Blastzooka, a grey Marshmallow gun (very powerful, compact little air powered gun that shoots big marshmallows), and several other cool things including a modern Zombie Strike 2x4 shotgun.
Of course, what caught my eye at first were the two LTTO guns on top. (See the rare, yellow Deluxe?) But hidden underneath the pile I found:
Two Speedloader 1000 guns. Sweet! I would definitely go back to this value village again, I'm sure that there will be rare finds like these again.
See, it's not just in Canada that you can find goodies at thrift stores.
***EDIT*** Replaced pictures.