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#### gmatoy

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« Reply #570 on: June 27, 2013, 10:14:06 PM »
In the last two days  I found, and bought, two long-sleeved, light-weight jackets. One is purple and the other is peacock teal. Both perfect for an upcoming reunion of my DH's battalion. It will be very hot in D.C. but I freeze in air conditioned buildings! Oh, yeah, the cost? $6.00 total! #### dawnfire • Member • Posts: 1078 ##### Re: Thrift Score! « Reply #571 on: July 17, 2013, 08:10:16 PM » I just picked up advent Isis iQ uno breastpump for$5 the retail sticker on it says it's worth $195.95 from the local thrift shop #### gmatoy • Member • Posts: 1981 ##### Re: Thrift Score! « Reply #572 on: July 17, 2013, 09:31:42 PM » Well, my DH just did better than I have done recently. He got a dining table with crayoning on the top for$15 dollars. Brought it home, sanded the top and looked it up on the Ikea web site. New (which is what it looks like now) it is $69. Then he found 2 (not Ikea) chairs at another thrift shop for$10 each.  So, for $35, he was able to give our DD and SIL a table and chairs for their apt. Woo hoo! #### Bijou • Member • Posts: 13213 ##### Re: Thrift Score! « Reply #573 on: July 18, 2013, 01:13:15 AM » I usually don't buy clothing from the thrift stores since I like a specific type of leggings and v neck tees that I get online. I gave up trying to find vests online in my plus size, and to find over shirts (camp type shirts that I can wear over my v necked tees for a light warmth without having to put on a jacket). So, I hit the racks and for about$20 got a bunch of shirts and some vests.  Yay!  You may have guessed that I'm not a clothes horse by any stretch of the imagination, but I sure was getting sick of that poor old worn thin shirt.
I've never knitted anything I could recognize when it was finished.  Actually, I've never finished anything, much to my family's relief.

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« Reply #574 on: July 18, 2013, 07:02:01 AM »

#### 2littlemonkeys

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« Reply #576 on: July 18, 2013, 01:41:00 PM »
I needed some work shirts but we're on a strict budget right now, so even sales are a bit to high.

#### Bijou

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« Reply #578 on: July 20, 2013, 01:37:32 PM »
Went to the thrift store at the senior center this morning and found a lovely bracelet in what they used to call "Spanish gold",.  Of course it isn't real gold, but it is gorgeous!  My mother used to love Spanish gold jewelry so I recognized it right away and snapped it up!  It was $18. I've never knitted anything I could recognize when it was finished. Actually, I've never finished anything, much to my family's relief. #### Drunken Housewife • still coherent • Member • Posts: 3809 ##### Re: Thrift Score! « Reply #579 on: July 20, 2013, 10:54:47 PM » Bought my daughter a Michael Kors dress for under$20 and a Prabal Gurung dress for under $15. I wish that Prabal Gurung dress was in my size; it is soooo beautiful. In my size I found an Armani women's suit jacket for$75, but I couldn't justify spending the $75... even though it was beautifully sewn (of course) and would have cost hundreds new. If I were still practicing law I'd have snapped up that Armani jacket and worn it to court. ................................................ http://www.drunkenhousewife.com ................................................ #### mbbored • Member • Posts: 5322 ##### Re: Thrift Score! « Reply #580 on: July 21, 2013, 07:27:39 PM » At a consignment shop this morning I found a new (with original tags) silk top from Nordstrom for$10 and a Ann Taylor skirt for $10. #### jedikaiti • Swiss Army Nerd • Member • Posts: 3380 • A pie in the hand is worth two in the mail. ##### Re: Thrift Score! « Reply #581 on: July 22, 2013, 04:41:04 PM » Went to Goodwill today and found 2 Kate Spade handbags and one Louis Vuitton. Total cost for the three of them was$31! I'm not really a handbag/purse person so am hoping to consign them.

Make sure they're real - I thought I'd found some great big name purse buys at a thrift store, only to find out they're all fakes. Giving them away to kids for dress-up instead. :-)
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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#### siamesecat2965

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« Reply #582 on: July 23, 2013, 10:16:22 AM »
Went to Goodwill today and found 2 Kate Spade handbags and one Louis Vuitton. Total cost for the three of them was $31! I'm not really a handbag/purse person so am hoping to consign them. Make sure they're real - I thought I'd found some great big name purse buys at a thrift store, only to find out they're all fakes. Giving them away to kids for dress-up instead. :-) Even if they are fake,$31 for 3 purses still isn't bad. I'd be surprised if they were real, most of the "real" stuff I see is sold by Goodwill in online auctions.

#### jedikaiti

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« Reply #583 on: July 23, 2013, 10:09:46 PM »
Very true, I just tend to look at them through the lens of resale value, since brand name purses are mostly not my thing.
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

"The problem with re-examining your brilliant ideas is that more often than not, you discover they are the intellectual equivalent of saying, 'Hold my beer and watch this!'" - Cindy Couture

#### Julian

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« Reply #584 on: July 23, 2013, 10:18:51 PM »
Not so much a thrift score, but heck, everybody wants one...

A pink sparkly unicorn!!!

\$20 at the local supermarket.  It's bigger than my dogs - big enough to sit in the front seat of my car with the seatbelt on.

I wonder if it poops rainbows!!!