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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2011, 03:52:52 PM »
2 David Winter cottages, $15 each.  The after-market price -- $2000-$3000 each.

Wow! I just....wow! What a great score!  :)
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2011, 04:05:23 PM »
I keep my eyes open for pretty, glossy craft books. Those tend to get a good rate, too.


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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2011, 04:08:50 PM »
I just checked ebay as I have a lot of David Winter cottages that my parents bought for me as I was growing up.  Nothing went anywhere near that high. 


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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2011, 04:12:26 PM »
Hmm, over the past *cough* years I've gotten a lot of useful stuff like cheap pots and pans, dishes sets, clothing, and other cool stuff. The things that stand out are:

3 men's full length leather jackets, $10 each, ebayed 2 for over $100 each, gave 1 to my father

a box of costume jewelry to wear (cause I like older costume stuff) for $3, found that about 50 percent was sterling with a solitary diamond post earring that came in at .5 carats

brand new lane Bryant clothes, tags still on, for between $1-$10 each

a solid wood farm table for $45 - I actually guarded that until my DF came back with the truck to pick it up - the sharks were circling!

Mostly I find really good deals on clothing. Plus size clothing is ridiculously expensive.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2011, 04:19:20 PM »
My best find was last spring at our local clothing resale shop. I found a brand new (with tags) formal from David's Bridal for $5.50. It had a half inch tear in the seam that took all of 2 minutes to stich up, and Angel loved it! Same trip I also bought her her first LBD for $4.00 (vintage 60's Dior)

Sometimes we get very lucky because she's an unusual size. (0 petite in today's sizing, the vintage Dior was a 2)
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2011, 04:35:14 PM »
My best find was last spring at our local clothing resale shop. I found a brand new (with tags) formal from David's Bridal for $5.50. It had a half inch tear in the seam that took all of 2 minutes to stich up, and Angel loved it! Same trip I also bought her her first LBD for $4.00 (vintage 60's Dior)

Sometimes we get very lucky because she's an unusual size. (0 petite in today's sizing, the vintage Dior was a 2)
Vintage Dior?
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2011, 04:38:47 PM »
Same trip I also bought her her first LBD for $4.00 (vintage 60's Dior)

What?  That clothing pricer is obviously not a style maven!  Let's see, remove the decimal point and add a couple of zeroes... ;D

What a score, for sure!
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« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2011, 05:01:11 PM »
I'm a massive clotheshorse (on a limited grad student budget), so love browsing thrift stores and secondhand places. My best find -- a black silk, corset-back dress, in almost brand-new condition, from one of the "official tailors" to the British royal family!!! Estimated cost, based on their website -- around $2,500 bucks. Total paid -- $4.50. (No, I did not know at the time what it was. Just knew that I loved it.) Best part, they have a coffee table book. The dress on the cover? You guessed it -- my dress! I've only worn it once and intend to preserve it to pass on to any future daughters/granddaughters that might come along.

Score!

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2011, 04:48:40 PM »
I have a new thrift score to report! While casually browsing the shoe section (usually the selection at my local thrift is nothing to get excited about - lots of Payless brand shoes in various states of disrepair) I spotted a brand-new pair of 8-hole steel-toe Doc Martens. I contained my excitement until I ascertained that - yes! - they were my size. The tag had been torn off, though, and since my thrift has a "no tag no sale" policy there was a chance I wouldn't be able to buy them. But the cashier didn't bother about the rules, just shrugged her shoulders and priced them at...

...wait for it...

THREE DOLLARS  :o

I squealed internally all the way home. Finally I have a replacement for my long-lost beloved Docs, and at a price I can actually afford. Hooray!

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2011, 04:51:24 PM »
A sewing machine for $6. It's older than me, but it's a Singer and it works better than my Mum's new one. You can still get parts for it too, and I downloaded the manual for it. It's green apple coloured and looks awesomely retro  :P

Sounds like it might be a Singer Featherweight, which is quite prized for being, well, a featherweight & easy to transport.
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2011, 05:01:31 PM »
My best score: a vintage, wine colored Prada handbag, in very good condition, for $10!

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2011, 05:07:43 PM »
At the Goodwill, we found a wooden play kitchen.  I think it is handmade* because there are no tags or labels on it.  One piece was a sink/stove/oven combo, the other was a refrigerator/freezer.  Perfect size for my kids, at the time.  It was priced at $25, I think, for both.  When we went to the register to pay for it, we learned it was "1/2 price Saturday."  So, it cost us $12.50 for both pieces.



*It looked hardly used. I hate to think somebody put a lot of effort into making it and nobody used it.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2011, 05:10:19 PM »
This is totally not as cool as some other PP's clothing finds, but back in 7th grade, I found the coolest pair of purple Chuck Taylors ever.  For like a dollar.  I've never seen them in purple before or since.    

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2011, 05:14:16 PM »
My personal favorite was a fully lined lilac silk skirt, which fits elegantly, for 99 cents. ;D

I dress very nicely because I buy almost all my clothes & shoes at the thrift store.  I find the selection at department stores limited with too much "hoochie mamma" attire.  I have a nice figure, especially for a woman in her mid-50s, but I don't feel the need to show it off anymore.
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2011, 05:30:50 PM »
This is totally not as cool as some other PP's clothing finds, but back in 7th grade, I found the coolest pair of purple Chuck Taylors ever.  For like a dollar.  I've never seen them in purple before or since.    



Nah, that's pretty enviable. I would be thrilled to make such a find.