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post #21 of 93
My husband found a pair of speakers marked for $14.99 but worth around $350-$400 on eBay/Craigslist at a local thrift store this week. They worked fine and everything. :
post #22 of 93
That a total kick ass find considering how much those things cost retail. Good for you, mama!! : I'm a huge fan of thrift stores, too. I look for everyone in the family, but mainly for our DS for play clothes. I've even found myself a few cute things from Lucky Brand, Life's Good, The Limited, etc.,
post #23 of 93
It's like one of those things that you really have to know to find. To anyone else, including myself, they just look like old speakers. But my husband is really into home audio/video systems and follows collector's items around. He just got lucky that no one knew what they were worth to the right people. I think that is the real gold of thrifting. It is like that painting at Goodwill that was worth thousands of dollars that was in the news a few months ago and no one working there had the slightest clue.
post #24 of 93
oooh! I'm so envious!

I haven't gone to the thrift or a garage sale in ages. I really slowed down last year, after I put the kabash on buying stuff for the house. Now that we are expecting, watch out!!! I aint buyin' nothing for this kid retail!
post #25 of 93
So not really a score but a little half rant here. We went swimming today for the first time in months and afterwards we were driving down to my favorite thrift store and I looked into my mirror and my little guy was fast asleep!! Ahhhh, it was bittersweet as he gave up naps ages ago. So needless to say I had to turn around and drive home to put him in bed. Now I am having thirft store withdrawls as I was so amped up to go. Hopefully I get a chance to pop in tomorrow.
post #26 of 93
No thrift stores here that I can go to (we only have one car and its open M-F 11am-1pm) but Ive been some home stuff off of our local craigs-list type site.
This week I got a Liz Clarebone shirt and skirt (its so cute and comfortable and it fits) for 10.00, a pair of gap jeans for 1, a pair of Levis for 2 and an outfit for my daughter for 2. Im picking up a Thomas The Train (my daughter loves the look of the character since hes a train) bath set for 13 and a TV w/surround sound and entertainment center (we are downsizing our TV since we don't watch it and it takes up ALOT of room) for 200. For out here those are good deals.
post #27 of 93
I love thrift finds. I bought a pair of Keens for my DS for $5 yesterday! Plus three homemade baby quilts for 2.50 each.
post #28 of 93
I bought most everything I needed for new lo at second hand stores (w/the exception of my slings-too hard to find the right size and cds).I think I spent less than $125 for it all- and I mean everything!

I recently found a pair of Heelies for my dd10 who has been asking for them for over a year for like $6.50.She's at a hard size too- 6 in womens and I don't think there is much call for them in adults!
post #29 of 93
I can never bring myself to buy shoes from the thrift store-I usually don't even look. It just grosses me out to think of someone else's foot sweat in them. But, then, I do have kind of an anti-foot-fetish.
post #30 of 93
I don't usually buy shoes at the thirft store but the heelies were an exception and were in great shape.My dd thought nothing of them being used and she's the one that has to wear them! And kids feet grow so fast (at least mine do) they need a new pair every three months.
post #31 of 93
Yeah, I know, I think it's a good idea. My friend has found nice Stride-Rites there before. I don't know why, but I just can't do it.
post #32 of 93
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Originally Posted by Fuamami View Post
I can never bring myself to buy shoes from the thrift store-I usually don't even look. It just grosses me out to think of someone else's foot sweat in them. But, then, I do have kind of an anti-foot-fetish.
I'm the same way about used shoes.
post #33 of 93
I thrift shop and this fall I picked up a bag of sweaters from the thrift store for $15. Several were really particularly cute, several twin sets, one which I got lots of compliments on today, another which is hot pink with green flamingos. I get lots of compliments on that one too. Both were worth $50 each. The other sweaters are my "warm" sweaters I wear when I have a chill, and they are all nice too.
post #34 of 93
I went to two thrift stores today in our area - one place, I found two pairs of jeans for myself and a dress shirt for H for $31. The jeans were New York & Co., & Tommy and the dress shirt was Kenneth Cole Reaction. Then, I proceeded to go to Goodwill where I found a lightweight jacket for DS (Old Navy), one hoodie for me, one cardigan with tags still attached, one linen/cotten blend shirt and one layering long sleeve t-shirt - all for $15.97! LOVE it!
post #35 of 93

Score

Our little guy is desperate for something to push around the house; so far he's pushed the toy box, the dining chairs, the guitar...so I started hunting for a push toy, like a little lawn mower or grocer cart or something. I wasn't sure what I wanted so I looked at our local BabiesRUs, which is always depressing. They had one crappy looing plastic thing for 50 bucks. And it was all boxed up so I couldn't even play with it...I mean he couldn't even play with it to try it out... Decided to hit the Goodwill down the street and look what I found...

http://www.personalbargains.com/pamaarblwa.html

how much? drum roll please.............






5.99!
so happy. the grandparents are hooked on thrift and second hand stores too. We just keep a list of things we need and they check their local stores, like a scavenger hunt.
post #36 of 93
That push toy is great!

Last week, I found a pair of dress pants, stretchy, in a size/brand that I love, brand new for $1.50 (at least $60 full retail). And a new sleeve tshirt, ditto, for $1, probably new would be at least $20-25. And a very pretty blouse with blue flowers on it, new condition for $2. Would be perfect for a baby shower I'm going to in a couple of months....but would fit me better if I lost a few pounds

One of those rag dolls that is Red Riding Hood on one end and then you flip the skirt over and it is Grandma and you flip the hat over and you have the Wolf for $1.25. The home daycare kids are loving it as are my own. We are doing a Red Riding Hood theme in its honor next week.

Also found a $3 floor length skillfully handmade mauve cotton dress with white lace at the cuffs and collar and a sash for my ddage10, who has to do a class presentation in character from a favorite book. She chose one about a girl from the early 1900s. I'm thinking it may have been a bridesmaid dress from a couple of decades back? A wonderful addition to the dressup box.
post #37 of 93
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Today I found an unopened package of wooden play food, and one of these stainless steal bottles (http://www.zrecsguide.com/zrecs-guid...y/sunny-patch/), each for only 99 cents! The bottle still has the cleaning instructions inside, so it has never been used!

I also found two of these lamps for $4 each : http://www.flickr.com/photos/32385763@N08/3280626008/


My husband just told me that our "thrift" store is actually not a thrift store. Apparently they get "slightly" damaged or older items from places like target and kmart.
post #38 of 93
So I was able to sneak out Saturday morning to my fave thrift store and now I am kind of glad that ds fell asleep the day before and I couldn't go b/c on Sat I found a Duktig Ikea doll bed for only $2!! YAY! It just needs a new paint job b/c it was painted a very unattractive color. I am so pleased as I have been looking for a doll bed for sometime but I have yet to find a nice one for a decent price.

Also the other day I picked up a Lucky Sock Dip game from Haba for only $2 with all the peices and looked pretty brand new, though it was most likely played with. My youngest is still a bit young but I put it away for when he is older. Aside from that I always pick up some books for the kids almost every trip out and always scour for clothes or the little one. I have to go out today and am hoping to take another thrift run. I know, I have and addiction.......
post #39 of 93
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Originally Posted by cera View Post
So I was able to sneak out Saturday morning to my fave thrift store and now I am kind of glad that ds fell asleep the day before and I couldn't go b/c on Sat I found a Duktig Ikea doll bed for only $2!! YAY! It just needs a new paint job b/c it was painted a very unattractive color. I am so pleased as I have been looking for a doll bed for sometime but I have yet to find a nice one for a decent price.
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Oh, I envy that score! A wooden doll bed or cradle is at the top of my list. We have one, but it is a)plastic and b)breaking down.

I'd love to find a dolly bunkbed actually....
post #40 of 93
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Originally Posted by luv_my_babes View Post

I buy my children books from there too (not always, but if I find some god ones)... usually 25 cents/book (gently used). Better than paying full price at the book store!
Me too! The majority of DD's books are all from the thrift stores. And these are not old old books either. These are barely used books that you can find at bookstores.

Most of my shoes are from second hand stores. I recently found a pair of barely used brown boots for $7.99. It was amazing.

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Originally Posted by PiesandAbrosmama View Post
I love thirft stores- ours are really really bad. Very rare to get the "Find"!! But I still go hoping for the goods:
I've found that the thrift stores located in the "expensive" areas have some good finds. And you also have to go regularly.
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