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post #1 of 44
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Ah, senor fat foot (aka DS1) has a brand new pair of pedipeds for $9.99! I am really digging the extra pad insert to take it down a half size. I am hoping these will last till winter at least...he's already gone up like 3 sizes this year.

What have you scored recently?
post #2 of 44
A gorgeous frying pan for 3$

very nice planter 2$
post #3 of 44
$3 for a bag of clothes, which included this fierce pair of cheetah print, silky PJ pants. I've been wearing them around the house at least every other day since i got them. They are SO comfy. It's 5pm, and I'm wearing them right now. :P
post #4 of 44
My best thrift store score that I can think of wasn't too recent, but I still recall how gleeful I was to find it. A thick, soft wool J. Crew sweater in an awesome pumpkin orange. I wore the heck out of it, and when it got holey I felted it down to make longies for DS1.
post #5 of 44
Today at Value Village! I "splurged," because it was $14.99. But it is an Ann Taylor long-sleeve wrap dress that fits me perfectly, in a pretty blue pattern. I LOVE wrap dresses and can almost never find them to fit. I'll wear it all through fall and winter.
post #6 of 44
I got a pair of Ecco shoes that looked new and fit me fine. For $5.75
post #7 of 44
Found a mind-bendingly comfy pair of unworn-looking SAS shoes in metallic (shiny!) gray for 3.00. I love granny-style shoes, and wore my last pair of (burgundy) SAS shoes until they literally fell apart.
post #8 of 44
My recent amazing score was a brand new Medela PIS for $3.

It was obviously new, so I snagged it, but when I opened everything up whomever had donated it included the receipt as well as a note saying that she had been gifted two at her shower, and wanted another nursing mom to have one at minimal expense.
post #9 of 44
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Originally Posted by confustication View Post
My recent amazing score was a brand new Medela PIS for $3.

It was obviously new, so I snagged it, but when I opened everything up whomever had donated it included the receipt as well as a note saying that she had been gifted two at her shower, and wanted another nursing mom to have one at minimal expense.
ahhhh how nice - great score!
post #10 of 44
I am trying to stay out of the stores, even thrift stores right now, but WOOT!! to all the mamas who have scored recently! I am living vicariously though you all!
post #11 of 44
Last Thursday I scored a little colorado kitchen and fridge for $20 after a 20%off coupon. I left the store with the biggest smile
post #12 of 44
My best score ever was an All-American canner for $29.99. It was a "splurge" but they are $300 brand new.
post #13 of 44
I found 11, 1/2 gallon Crown Canada glass canning jars at my local 2nd hand store for 25cents each!

Like this http://cgi.ebay.com/CROWN-CROSS-CANA...ht_3206wt_1138 but bigger.
post #14 of 44
A couple days ago I got 4 pairs of jeans and a top for dd1 and 2 pairs of pants, a set of Osh Kosh overalls and a brand new looking Carters romper for dd2 for $15!! They're about half way set for winter clothes now. Trying another place this weekend and hoping for some more tops.
post #15 of 44
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I found 11, 1/2 gallon Crown Canada glass canning jars at my local 2nd hand store for 25cents each!

Like this http://cgi.ebay.com/CROWN-CROSS-CANA...ht_3206wt_1138 but bigger.
Sooo jealous of your jars! They're awesome! I have one bicentennial one with a big liberty bell on it, I never give it as a gift, I'm afraid it won't come home to me.
post #16 of 44
I just got:

Vintage mid century lampshade $1 (similar types on ebay for $30)
2 pairs baby gap overall, 1 gap t, 1 pair ON pants for baby - $3 total!!!!
Vintage lamp base to go with shade $5.

I've just discovered the most amazing thrift store here
post #17 of 44
Found a Le Creuset tea pot that originally goes for $70 in tip top condition for $2 at a recent church rummage sale.
post #18 of 44
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Last Thursday I scored a little colorado kitchen and fridge for $20 after a 20%off coupon. I left the store with the biggest smile
I'm the same way. When I find such a great bargain, I get goosebumps. LOVE IT!!
post #19 of 44
I found a Learning Tower recently for $9.95! ($200 new!)
post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by ParisApril View Post
I found 11, 1/2 gallon Crown Canada glass canning jars at my local 2nd hand store for 25cents each!

Like this http://cgi.ebay.com/CROWN-CROSS-CANA...ht_3206wt_1138 but bigger.
OT but crap! They want 9.99 for that? I have at least a 1/2 dozen in my basement! They were my dearly departed MIL's. I wonder where she got them from?

ETA: You can still easily get the replacement rubber rings if yours are looking a little nasty. Most stores with a canning section sell them.
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