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post #41 of 79

A few days ago, I found brand new pair of Rockport walking shoes in my size ($25, would be over $130), a Firefly winter coat for dd $10(they sell new for $129), a Bundle-Me stroller bag ($5, sell new at over $50)!

post #42 of 79


I love this thread. Thrift shopping has always been a passion of mine. I could post a hundred links to photos, LOL. Here are a few of my recent scores--



 



* Old buttons. Really old. Like 1840s old. Click here



 



* Shoes, prairie doll and ribbons. Click here



 



* A great vintage dress coat for my five year old girl. Click here



 



* Thrifted finds for my little girls' room. Click here



 



* Framed illustrations from an old book. Click here



 



Go fellow thrift shoppers!

post #43 of 79

I recently scored a huge stack (20+) of old mothering magazines from before i started reading them for FREE! I got a moby wrap for $10 last year. Almost all of my DS's clothes are from thrift stores or consignment stores - buying new baby clothes seems like such a rip off to me. I've found tons of wool sweaters for real cheap ($2-5) for wearing and making into diaper covers and felted items. Most of DS's toys are from thrift stores or yard sales - found a soft HABA apple w/ worm toy for $2. Several like-new Manhattan infant toys ($2ea) and several Discovery Toys for a couple of bucks. 

post #44 of 79

Recently picked up a NEW ladies black winter pea coat for $10, Robeez for $0.50, and lots of name brand (GAP, The Children's Place, Old Navy, etc) gently used boys clothes for under $1 each!  Love thrifting for kids stuff!!  :)

post #45 of 79
My most recent score was two play stands and a canopy for $20! Awesome. smile.gif
post #46 of 79
I REALLY want to check out the thrift stores in the area I just moved to after reading these posts! I think I'll try to go tomorrow!
post #47 of 79
I love thrift stores. Recently I've been able to get bread machines for $6-$20. Got one for me, one for my best friend and one for my cousin. Made excellent Xmas gifts! Also got a juicer for $5.

My best scores have been free. My thrift shop also houses a pregnancy center, and I go there for classes, Lamaze, yoga, etc. Every time I attend a class, I get "$10 mommy bucks" to use in the maternity section of the shop. I've used that free money to get an umbrella stroller and a few other random things, I'm saving the rest for after the baby shower. Since I attend the classes regularly, I've gotten:

a free Boppy pillow, brand new
Hand embroidered blanket and hats
Fabric carrier, can't remember brand right now but really nice
Natural diapers for newborns
Teddy bear
Bath toys


I love thrifting, its like treasure hunting. joy.gif
post #48 of 79

I've only had a few good finds as the thrift stores here tend to be on the pricy side and it seems like EVERYONE here goes to them, so things are well sifted over by the time I get there.

 

Found a yarn winder still in its box for $1.  Those things sell for $50!

 

Found Dd a pink rain coat that looked nearly new in next years size for $3, matching umbrella for $1.

 

Some brand new with tags long sleeved T-shirts for $1.89 each.

 

 

post #49 of 79

I have a great thrift store score to share :)

 

I found a brand-new, unworn, pair of Manolo Blahnik open-toed black lace heels that originally retailed for $795.  They were $7.99!!!!  Yes, that's a 99% discount.  I couldn't believe what I was seeing....

 

Unfortunately, they were too big for me. Fortunately, my sister was able to enjoy them :)  Yes, they don't necessarily get a lot of use since we're busy mommies with few opportunities to dress to the nines, but occasionally we need to just look good, right?

post #50 of 79

No question - the 25 or so cloth Kushies all-in-one velcro closed diapers that I picked up for 25 cents each.  Saved me so much over the course of diapering two butts.  This was actually at a church tag sale, but I figure the principle is the same.

post #51 of 79

Today I found 2 little silver trays that DD can use to serve food while playing kitchen, for $1.38 each.

 

I also got a job at Goodwill!  I had my second interview today and they offered me the job.  The pay is decent for my area, I am guarateed 30 hours (which I don't get at my current job), and it has benefits too.  I am so excited!   I get every other weekend off.  Right now I rarely get a weekend day off, much less the whole weekend.  Woot!

post #52 of 79
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Today I found 2 little silver trays that DD can use to serve food while playing kitchen, for $1.38 each.

 

I also got a job at Goodwill!  I had my second interview today and they offered me the job.  The pay is decent for my area, I am guarateed 30 hours (which I don't get at my current job), and it has benefits too.  I am so excited!   I get every other weekend off.  Right now I rarely get a weekend day off, much less the whole weekend.  Woot!


O my goodness that would be such a dangerous job for me. I'd spend all my moolah at work! Congratulations!!
post #53 of 79

Several months ago I scored 4 bags of Playmobil for $20 that was at least $200 worth.  I've been doling it out a bit at a time on the special holidays!

post #54 of 79


It is going to be dangerous for me too, but awesome!  I haven't heard if we get a discount, or how much it would be.
 

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Today I found 2 little silver trays that DD can use to serve food while playing kitchen, for $1.38 each.

 

I also got a job at Goodwill!  I had my second interview today and they offered me the job.  The pay is decent for my area, I am guarateed 30 hours (which I don't get at my current job), and it has benefits too.  I am so excited!   I get every other weekend off.  Right now I rarely get a weekend day off, much less the whole weekend.  Woot!




O my goodness that would be such a dangerous job for me. I'd spend all my moolah at work! Congratulations!!


 

post #55 of 79

Yesterday I found a water resistant watch for $1.16.  I've been looking for one forever.  I always forget to take off my watch to get in the shower.  I need to go to Dollar Tree for batteries, I think the watch ones are 3/$1.

 

I also found team shirts for me and DD, for the college that my sister attends.

post #56 of 79
Thread Starter 

You all have inspired me to widen my thrifting circle.  There are many, many fantastic scores in this thread!

post #57 of 79

Well, I didn't score at a thrift store this week, but I did get a great bargain at the dollar store - six giant seven-gallon faux terra cotta planters for $7.00 each. I haven't seen any in that size for less than $30.00 anywhere, so it was a steal! My container garden is well underway.

post #58 of 79

I bought this hideously ugly table at a thrift store last week for $6.75...

before

before2

 

And turned it into this with some paint and glaze that I already had at my house:

after1.jpg

after3.jpg

 

post #59 of 79

Great finds! Yesterday I found a Kiddi-o trike for DD (4.99). She can actually ride it and push the pedals, unlike her (Craislist) Kettler which has the pedals that don't move. I also found a

Pendleton baby blanket (3.99) with the tag still on it!! I almost passed out and just love it. Perfect for the new baby :).

post #60 of 79

My biggish finds lately have been two new in box board games each for $1. 

Several books that do not look like they have been opened at all also for $1 each.

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