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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #240 on: April 11, 2012, 04:42:52 PM »
Not huge, but I got a copy of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief(the book) for 67 cents the other day at Goodwill.
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #241 on: April 11, 2012, 04:48:45 PM »
I am a pretty thrifty shopper, but I don't always think of my buys as great deals because I'm so used to buying discount or secondhand.

A store called Plato's Closet is my latest favorite. Nothing in the outrageously low category because it's for-profit rather than nonprofit like Goodwill, but generally nicer stuff because people make some money for their clothes.
Seven Jeans (retail approx. $170) in like-new shape, $10; Calvin Klein shorts with $55 tag still on, $10; Ecko Red dress ($85 retail, with tags still on), $10.

A local charity shop had like-new Kenneth Cole kitten heels for $10 and a beautiful floral embroidered (the detail is great!) skirt with a missing inside tag for $5.

For the kitchen: $2 Bodum French press (retail approx $35) and $8 working Black & Decker late-model toaster oven (about $90 new) with all the accessories at Goodwill.

I had considered buying a pair of modern barstools for $200 apiece. Found them in another store for $150 apiece. Found them online for $100 apiece ... kept searching, and bought the pair for $50 total, no shipping charges. So it's not the greatest deal in the world, but $400 plus fees, down to $25 is great.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #242 on: April 11, 2012, 10:10:39 PM »
I found brand new Sketchers sneakers for $4 this weekend, in my size, and I almost never find size 6 shoes in thrift store.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #243 on: April 16, 2012, 08:39:38 PM »
I found this very well done but strange needlepoint for 4 bucks. I've decided his name is Bob.



ETA that Bob is in Sales.
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #244 on: April 17, 2012, 01:58:10 PM »
I found this very well done but strange needlepoint for 4 bucks. I've decided his name is Bob.


Those dark horn-rimmed glasses look like the ones my dad wears and his name really is Bob. ;)

(The glasses are the only thing that look like my dad ;-)
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« Reply #245 on: April 17, 2012, 02:06:19 PM »
I think he looks like a Bob. What also struck me in looking at it was that it seemed familiar, but it took me a while to come up with enough information to google it. You know who it looks like without the glasses: an old television actor, Bob Cummings ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bob_Cummings_Show ).

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« Reply #246 on: April 21, 2012, 11:52:09 AM »
Had to bump the thread because DH and I just got back from a consignment sale where we picked up two books, four very cute baby outfits, and a changing table.  Total cost for the lot?  $20.  I am so proud of us!  :D
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #247 on: April 21, 2012, 02:09:21 PM »
My colleagues and I have collectively decided that his name is James Robert Arthur*, and he is the vice-president of the Gasket Manufacturers' Association of America.

*votes were split among Jim, Bob and Art for his name.
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #248 on: April 21, 2012, 04:18:54 PM »
I was at a consignment store a few months back just keeping a friend company while she shopped...scored a brand-new, tags-still-on BoardDoktor snowboarding jacket for $10.
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« Reply #249 on: April 21, 2012, 05:04:34 PM »
Two greats ones in the last few weeks (though not at a thrift shop but at discount retail stores).

I found a pretty jacket marked 90% off (from $90 to $10), and it fit. With "bucks" from the store it was free!

Before that I found Sanita shoes (selling online now for $115) for $30.

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« Reply #250 on: April 29, 2012, 12:10:03 AM »
Not thrift, but Freecycle. I responded to a post for free vases. I picked them up today, expecting generic grocery store or florist vases, but these are mostly cool, vintage looking vases and jars.

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« Reply #251 on: April 29, 2012, 12:49:13 AM »
i got a fantastic wooden end table (real wood, not pressed plus it pretty and it has slots on the side for magazines or remotes plus a shelf) plus 4 napkins and 4 place mats (pretty pink and purple flower print) for a grand total of $10.  the table was $8 and the napkins/placemats were $2!

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« Reply #252 on: April 29, 2012, 02:10:33 AM »
An older relative has unfortunately moved into a nursing home and needed to get rid of most of her furniture. I am now the proud owner of a lovely dark wood carved pedestal, a large matching cabinet, and some glass dessert dishes. All free, and my relative knows they went to a good home.

Other good finds have been a set of 7 lead crystal glasses for $25, and an outlet shop dress for $20, originally $160. I fell in love with a hall stand at shop A for $400, saw it again a few months later for $200 but damaged in shop B, and then finally saw it for $200, undamaged, in shop C. It matches the other furniture so well they look like a set.

BF bought me a ring off ebay last year, white gold and diamonds (I took it to a jewellers and checked). It's a beautiful art nouveau style and I've never seen another like it. Total cost: $100.

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« Reply #253 on: April 29, 2012, 03:34:25 PM »
My church has a ceremony for which the women wear long-sleeved, long white dresses. After 20 years I decided I need a new dress, but the nice ones (which I want since it will be another 20 years before I replace it) cost over $100.  Lately I've found 2! for only $6 each.  One is slightly too small, so I'm putting it aside for if my daughter wants it. :D
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #254 on: April 29, 2012, 08:25:54 PM »
I needed to stock up on clothes for my DS. At my Salvation Army I got him 4 pairs of jeans, 11 shirts, a heavy coat, and a jacket, and 5 paperbacks for myself, for $13. The clothes for DS are all super cute, nice brands, and in great condition. And the books...I find myself unable to say no to interesting-looking paperbacks so cheap. Unfortunately I have a backlog of at least 20 books to be read and not enough time to read them. :P
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