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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #420 on: December 01, 2012, 01:28:05 PM »
Ok--still not a thrift score, but after sales, coupons, and assorted other promos, I bought myself a gorgeous green Chaps sweater from Kohls yesterday for $5.

(Amara--thank you for your kind words. It is honestly my honor to do this for them. I try to mark all major holidays with something---Easter baskets are a hoot! :) My adopted mom is just that--heart adopted. Ther is no bio or legal bonds between us. She was an only child who's children died in infancy, so no family (her husband (dad) died in '05). I started working with her 20+ years ago, and since my parents died when I was young (and I have no family to speak of), we adopted each other. She has early onset dementia, and doesn't know me from Adam, but it's OK; I can make her still smile. :))
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« Reply #421 on: December 01, 2012, 05:14:38 PM »
A recliner in good shape (better after a dollar-store can of upholstery cleaner!) for $22 at an estate sale. We've been looking for a 'real' chair to replace a rickety (free!) pappasan since we moved in, and this is nice. I of course went out and got 2 pillows and a throw (at Ross) that cost the same as the chair, but that's the way these things seem to work.

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« Reply #422 on: December 13, 2012, 11:34:25 AM »
I am in the process of opening a law office, and as a lawyer I am finding that there is a certain image I am expected to project, but as a brand-new lawyer my income is not really in keeping up with that image. So I have been heavily shopping thrift stores, yard sales, Craigslist, etc. So far I have scored:
(1) Quoizel Tiffany style floor lamp, like new, $70 ($200+ new)
(2) Ashley Home Furnishings 5.5' x 7' throw rug, perfect condition, $50 ($200+ new)
(3) LARGE mission style solid wood desk, good condition [like new once I'm done refinishing it], $45 ($200+ for particle board furniture at Walmart, so probably 2-3x that for real wood new)
(4) 2 leather captains chairs, $60 ($200+ EACH new)

If I can find a good desk chair and multi-function machine on clearance I'll be *really* psyched. For right now I'm borrowing those from my home office until I can upgrade. 



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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #423 on: December 13, 2012, 12:06:22 PM »
Oh, and I forgot
(5) Smith Corona electric typewriter, working condition, $13 (new price unknown, it's an older model)



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« Reply #424 on: December 13, 2012, 05:33:43 PM »
Those are excellent busy, norrina. Congratulations.

Through CraigsList I just got a gorgeous (mostly) teal wool rug in superb condition, sized 8' x 10'. It is now in my den where it has created a very nice visual break . Cost: $115. Score!

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« Reply #425 on: February 04, 2013, 10:19:49 PM »
Crafters may be jealous but my LTS had a bunch of dmc floss in sets for 2$ each.  I thought that they were 20 to a set, and I bought all 7 that they had.  When I got home and actually counted, it was 173 skeins that typically cost 40 cents(including tax) for 14$.

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« Reply #426 on: February 04, 2013, 10:21:52 PM »
I bought a new Isaac Mizrahi for Target skirt for $4.50 at my local consignment shop this weekend.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #427 on: February 04, 2013, 10:36:58 PM »
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If I can find a good desk chair and multi-function machine on clearance I'll be *really* psyched.

I got a great one from a used office furniture warehouse fpr $40 a few years ago.

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« Reply #428 on: February 05, 2013, 08:24:57 AM »
I was able to find a Kate Spade purse at the Salvation Army store recently, and since it was not tagged, the cashier let me have for $3!

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« Reply #429 on: February 05, 2013, 09:14:01 AM »
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If I can find a good desk chair and multi-function machine on clearance I'll be *really* psyched.

I got a great one from a used office furniture warehouse fpr $40 a few years ago.

Check your state's website to see if they ever have surplus sales near you.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #430 on: February 05, 2013, 06:42:42 PM »
I was recently in the UK and visited Hay-on-Wye. In one of the bookshops I was looking at a mint copy, pristine edition of a much sought-after book on my wish-list - for a grand total of 250.

I seriously considered it. I did. I wanted that book so much, but finally decided that it was much better not to throw away that much holiday money in one shot.

I spent the night in nearby Hereford. Out walking the town in the evening, I went into the Oxfam bookshop - only to find the exact same title, in almost as perfect condition, for 45.

Was it wrong to have a bit of a self-righteous glow about it all?!

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« Reply #431 on: February 05, 2013, 07:11:20 PM »
Was it wrong to have a bit of a self-righteous glow about it all?!
Not at all.  Ya dun good! 
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« Reply #432 on: February 05, 2013, 08:55:57 PM »
Not really a score, but good luck. I had decided I wanted a couple more candles from BBW, the big ones, which are $20 each. Lo and behold, I log into my email and what do I find? a coupon for 25% off AND free shipping, today only.  Someone up there must like me, I think

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« Reply #433 on: February 05, 2013, 09:22:56 PM »
Found this rocking octopus http://www.healthchecksystems.com/rockabye_ollie_octopus.htm at the local thrift store for $10. Just in time for my youngest's upcoming 1st birthday. Sweet!

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #434 on: February 06, 2013, 07:22:29 PM »
This is the kind of story of which every yard sale/thrift store devotee dreams: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/rare-1865-baseball-card-be-auctioned-maine