Well, I got out and went to a couple of thrift stores this afternoon. Didn't find anything this time, unfortunately.
I went to a Thrift Town (not sure if this is a chain or not) and a "Super Goodwill". The Goodwill apparently holds a weekly live auctions for whatever items they think will do well that way. They put the week's items in a glass display case so you can check 'em out beforehand. I guess if it's really good stuff maybe you could get a good deal but it's still a bit of a bummer that they don't just put it out with the rest of the stock.