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  1. #21
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    Love my local thrift store. Mine is an off-shoot from the hospital and run by volunteers and prices are dirt cheap. I bought a bunch of cute plates to decorate my kitchen wall with, some glassware, art, posters, and a couple odd books. My favorite finds are the postcard of the Mountie and his horse (10 cents) that I will have framed and the hand bound and mimeographed book by one of the hospital founder's relatives about her travels overseas as a nurse.
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    I am obsessed! I go to the Goodwill almost every day on my lunch when I dont have another errand to run. Almost weekly I find an amazing pair of new-ish shoes in my size. The thrift gods smile on me!

    My best finds:

    -Awesome new frying pan for $3
    -Paul Mitchell super fancy hair dryer for $5
    -Silver tray for my dresser to catch watches, perfumes, etc for $6
    -Cool jewelry tree for $2
    -Random shelving and stuff for my living room, like $2 each
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  3. #23
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    Goodwill is my friend. I use it particularly for costuming (if you do steampunk, you need to make friends at the thrift shop) and for my etsy store. Also good for ebaying--I love it when I stumble onto old embroidery and needlepoint kits. People WILL pay for those.



  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by spurgirl View Post
    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!

    I scored a couch, chair, and entertainment center with two display cabinets for under 200 at the Goodwill Half Price Labor Day sale in CT!!!
    It has made me finally feel like I have a home here now!
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  5. #25
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    I used to work for Goodwill in administration. They often have contracts with big name places to buy their overruns, old stock, etc. Like Chadwicks and Target.

    I have bought lots of stuff at the Goodwill's but haven't been in ages. Don't work there anymore and haven't for 10 years but you can get some amazing stuff!!
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  6. #26
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    I love thrifting. (I'm an equal opportunity spender- I'll hemorrhage money at Nordstrom as well)
    We just had a new Value Village open up in my town- I havent made it over there yet. No time and no perfect "thrifting buddy".
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    I scored a cobalt blue cannister set for 1/2 price! And a copy of The Help during my last thrift run.

    Have you guys checked out Thrift Horror? Because there are always clowns. Always.

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  8. #28
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    rofl

    nobody wants them, why do you think they end up at the thrift store!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EponaRoan View Post
    I scored a cobalt blue cannister set for 1/2 price! And a copy of The Help during my last thrift run.

    Have you guys checked out Thrift Horror? Because there are always clowns. Always.

    http://thrifthorror.livejournal.com/

    well, it wasn't a clown...
    http://thrifthorror.livejournal.com/566806.html#cutid1

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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    The MOTHERLODE for barn clothes!

    Who cares when it gets slobbered on when it cost you $1

    I've thrift-shopped since I was a youngun - some 40 years worth.
    Used to be able to find lots of well-made vintage clothes, nowadays it's mostly polyester X P
    Still have dishes I bought in college - diner-style platters & some Depression glass pieces.
    And I still regret passing up a carton of apple glass - service for 8!!! for $5...

    Still, I've scored lots of well-worn - i.e. broken-in - namebrand jeans and the occasional Major Bar-Gain:
    Chicos canvas blazer for $.99
    Woolrich barncoat for $.99

    Long live Goodwill & Salvation Army
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    gosh!!! I want to find thrift store coach bags!
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    I always ask Mackelmore if we can go thrift shopping..

    ...couldn't resist

    I love it. It is hard to find clothes to fit and I always feel like I have better luck at thrift stores.


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    We do - too many bargains to list. Stuff with tags still on them, almost all our clothes . . . actually I don't remember the last time we bought clothes in a regular store. I know I'm wearing better stuff than I could afford new. Also kitchen stuff - a Romertof for 3.99 that I make chicken in all the time, commercial cookware, stuff for our daughters, down jackets, a Basset couch for 50$ that looks brand new, swivel chairs that also look brand new - the list goes on & on.



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    I love going shopping for clothes at the thrift store. It has been years since I have paid retail for anything. Some of the bargains you can find in the thrift store are amazing.
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    The local Goodwill store eliminated the dollar racks which is where most of my clothes came from. Now you have to look thru everything. I got a monitor for $3. with 25% seniors discount. Back when I lived in New Jersey I got some things from and donated to Friends Of Animals thrift shop which helped fund their spaying clinic. I used to go to yard sales frequently and found lots of good things cheap. Dollar General and Walmart sometimes have new items very cheap on clearance. Got 4 new T shirts for $6.50 at DG recently. Got a couple at Walmart a few years ago for $1. each.



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    My favorite pair of jeans came from a thrift shop. I got them for $7, then went home and looked up the brand. Turns out they were $100 new!



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    I love thrift stores...but the best sale ever is the Johns Hopkins Women's Auxillary sale. Wear tights and a tight fitting t-shirt or turtleneck and go early.
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    I love thrift stores, but the ones around here, in Mass, are terrible. My in laws are in Wisconsin, where they have GREAT Goodwill stores. I must get 3/4 of my wardrobe by touring all the Goodwills around Appleton when we go there each summer .



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    We have a great Goodwill and Sal Val here. All my jeans are second hand and alot of my other clothes come from there, too! Great deals and when I get tired of it/spill something on it/tear it on something in the barn....no biggie!



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    I used to shop for clothes at Goodwill and Sal Val, but hit Ross more often if I need anything. Figure I can buy new and usually designer for the same price. But it's a great place for books, household stuff, picture frames and sometimes fabric bolts. I'll pop in now and then. Once the garage is finished, I'll have a workshop area and I can start up again with furniture work. It'll hopefully be a nice side business.

    Oh, my son picked up a brand new Stetson for $4 the other week. Too big for him, so he's going to resell it, at a significant profit!
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