The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 41 to 51 of 51
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Dec. 11, 2005
    Location
    Southern California - Hemet
    Posts
    1,573

    Default

    I am a great fan of thrift stores. My local Salvation Army has a special on paperback books every week where I can get 12 for a dollar. It's helped me discover different genres and authors I probably would not have otherwise sampled.



  2. #42
    Join Date
    Jun. 16, 2007
    Location
    Somewhere Under the Radar
    Posts
    425

    Default

    I like them, but am I the only one who has noticed that the people doing the sorting/pricing are now way more aware of brands? As in, gone are the days when you could buy a designer item for a song. Now people know which things are "in" and price them accordingly. For instance, a Coach purse would be cheaper than retail, but priced much higher than the other random purses.


    3 members found this post helpful.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jan. 5, 2009
    Location
    Central, FL
    Posts
    718

    Default

    I thrift furniture mainly solid wood items and then repaint/reuse them. I just purchased my first home and it is being furnished by essentially all used furniture. I cant do used couches or things like that but stuff that I can reupholster myself I do buy.

    I cant do clothing or shoes for some reason it just bothers me. I am the super sale and couponing queen when it comes to cloth shopping though.
    --Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity--



  4. #44
    Join Date
    Aug. 5, 2009
    Posts
    1,306

    Default

    The Salvation Army store is right on my way to and from the feed store and the local produce market. Great way to go on a shopping spree especially when they are having half-price sales. My latest kick is watches. Buy a semi-fancy watch for $3 and add a $6 battery, and voila! Beats the $10 Walmart watches I was getting before. I now have watches to fit every occasion.



  5. #45
    Join Date
    Mar. 16, 2000
    Location
    Chatham, NY USA
    Posts
    4,098

    Default

    LOVE thrift stores! Have found designer clothes; all kinds of clothes for kids, BIL who was in a nursing home; tons of houseware stuff (flatware, glasses, mugs); books ('til I got my Kindle). Great fun!
    www.ayliprod.com
    Equine Photography in the Northeast



  6. #46
    Join Date
    Oct. 26, 2000
    Location
    Tempe, AZ
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    I visit the Goodwill and Savers stores frequently. I prefer spending less than $10 on most pieces of clothing!

    Sometimes I buy riding stuff to resell at the consignment shop.

    And, a consignment riding shop is my most favorite thrift shoppinng place ever!
    ~ Horse Box Lovers Clique ~



  7. #47
    Join Date
    Jul. 14, 2011
    Location
    Warren County, NJ
    Posts
    909

    Default

    I love thrifting! I go to a big Sal. Army store in PA and always find exactly what I'm looking for. Work clothes, books for a toddler, you name it.

    This store always has brand new Land's End clothes and stuff sold in Kohl's. I updated my winter sweater wardrobe with like-new LL Bean and Ralph Lauren classic cable/turtlenecks. Also got a pair of brand new LL Bean hiking boots for $6.

    Lately I've noticed that the prices are going up in thrift stores. Anyone else?


    1 members found this post helpful.

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Nov. 15, 2005
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,643

    Default

    BIG Salvation Army score today. It's half price day so I went in looking for jeans for son who grew 2 inches in 6 weeks. Oy Vey.

    And while in there I found a King size Down comforter.

    For $5.99

    I also found a Sure Fit slipcover for the loveseat for $5.99. Can not have enough of those things around here with the cats and dogs laying around all day on the furniture!

    My Salvation Army gets donations from a lady who is apparently my size and has my taste in Talbots and Anne Taylor Loft clothing and rotates her closet frequently. Thank you who ever you are!

    I always look at the fabrics [sheets etc], frames, furniture, and baskets. I buy cotton or wool blankets in decent shape. A little RIT dye bath and those babies come out fantastic.
    Other fabrics I use in reupholstering items or other sewing projects.
    Exposing faux rescues, backyard breeders and puppy/cat mills everywhere

    http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/



  9. #49
    Join Date
    May. 4, 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    13,113

    Default

    If you can find pure wool bed blankets in Queen size - snap them up for horse coolers. Put a carpenter's clamp at the chest to hold it shut and it will cool off a wet horse fast, whip it off and put on its usual blanket. Pure wool, that is.
    Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique



  10. #50
    Join Date
    Jul. 14, 2011
    Location
    Warren County, NJ
    Posts
    909

    Default

    My mom is always snapping up any pillowcases she can find there. Brand new they cost just as much as sheet sets.



  11. #51
    Join Date
    May. 10, 2009
    Location
    NC piedmont
    Posts
    2,103

    Default

    Love them. Got a nice desk/bookcase for $30, brand new, and our Habitat ReStore has books for $.50 for paperbacks and $1.50 for hardcover-I got some really nice cookbooks. For the novels, I can donate them back when I'm done so they don't take up space forever (unless they're really good).

    Next thrift mission: jeans. I have lost 23 pounds and am swimming in all my jeans. But I need to lose more weight, so planning to hit the thrift shop for some temporary pairs.



Similar Threads

  1. I Love Thrift stores!!!!!
    By Tobias in forum Off Course
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Jun. 18, 2012, 11:29 PM
  2. The 'I <3 my local thrift store' thread
    By Alagirl in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Sep. 5, 2010, 12:27 PM
  3. Thrift stores
    By Lori T in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Aug. 6, 2010, 08:25 PM
  4. Thrift shops and horse stuff
    By Cielo Azure in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Aug. 5, 2010, 10:36 PM
  5. Replies: 26
    Last Post: Jul. 22, 2010, 02:02 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •