I LOVE THRIFT STORES! Lol, my boyfriend and I just got some sick Jack Daniels tumblers for $1 a piece, and some really nice pint glasses. We used to go every Saturday, but now we go when we can. They always have nice coffee mugs, too.
"On the back of a horse I felt whole, complete, connected to that vital place in the center of me...and the chaos within me found balance."
I haven't been in a while because I really should avoid shopping for ANYTHING that doesn't get consumed or used up. No place to put anything else!
But you did remind me, I'm in need of some new skirts for work.
I ALWAYS check thrift stores first for furniture.
Also literature, especially limited-relevance stuff, is an easy find at our goodwill. I mean books like What to Expect When You're Expecting, and other self-help type books. You can find some REALLY outdated stuff, but also new books.
The WTEWYE section of my goodwill had about 25 copies at any given time, and many of those were the latest edition and in good condition.
Goodwill in my area had a half price on everything sale today. DH and I went early, found great stuff to eBay...
Lightly used Coach purse (new $300+) for $20
New, but dusty Coach purse (new $240+) for $25
Dooney and Bourke handbag, small mark on strap $10
Merrell winter boots, new ($100+), $6
Born fashion "riding" boots, slightly used ($210+ new), $5
Coach leather belt, new $1
I clean these up if they need it, then list them on eBay. I usually make at least double my money back. I try to go once a week. If something does not sell, I donate it back to them!
Some of the military posts have thrift shops that can have really good deals. And don't buy stuffed animals, or furniture with any padding-bed bugs and other vermin love that stuff, and you never know where it came from (Hoarders and other icky tv shows donate stuff regularly, but I'm sure trash anything with stuffing).
I almost don't shop anywhere else! I've gotten several pairs of Lauren shorts/pants/jeans that fit me perfectly and a lovely leather Aigner handbag for $20. My DH is a Dye Chemist for a textile company and regularly ruins clothing, so I buy his clothes at Goodwill as well. No luck finding horsey stuff though.
I'm in at least every other week. I have 4 really nice ones with in 20 mins. I have found TONS of excellent stuff....mostly clothes, books, and nice stuff for the house. (pottery, table runners, table cloths).
It helps to shop in the rich areas LOL.
I hate paying full price.
I used to go to other thrift stores, but I'm spoiled with the "color days" at Goodwill. Who doesn't like a coolmax-type polo for riding for 6 dollars, or awesome T-shirts for 1.50? Oh, and the perfect floor lap (oil rubbed bronze) for 6 dollars, plus found the shade there too!
And usually every-day clothes too .
I try not to go until I really need something or I'll come home with too much...
I really really enjoy being able to find a wide selection of different clothes in one day. It's like shopping in a big department store the just groups all the 'ladies shirts' together instead of by designer. Plus they usually sort by size & colour!! So you can't fall in love with something that has no hope of fitting you or is a terrible colour for your skin.
Another thrift store shopper--usually the local Goodwill. Was looking for a new
barn coat years ago when the washer ate the zipper on my favorite one.
Love the 1/2 off days but then so does the rest of Denton.
Pa-eternally laboring in the infinite creative and sustentative work of the universe
I was in my favorite Famly Store (Salvation Army) today. After I paid a bill, I visited to look over the chairs and sofas (again). I found a perfect blue floral design, comfy cushions, clean! and just the right size. Unfortunately, it's been Pouring rain today so moving it was not an opton. For only $50. If I gamble. and wait a week, it might drop 50% -- if its gone, I do know another great sofa will take its place.
Lovely small recliner for $15!!
I did pick up a huge wicker picnic basket for $5-perfect for tailgates and in near new condition
Red nike jacket, just right for fall riding, & goes sharp with my black pants & boots too $4
Then to the Dollar General for the rest of lifes necessities, like candy for the horses