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post #21 of 71
My find of the week: a brand-spanking never been worn wool and cashmere herringbone coat for DH for $5.00. It's classic and fits him perfectly (Although he's still whining that he wants a trench. Silly DH. It's -17 degrees out and he wants to run around in Polyester?)
post #22 of 71
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Originally Posted by scrapadoozer
shershine, I am jealous of your shopping cart cover find! Good one.
Yeah, I was stoked on that one. I've been wanting a cart cover for ages but couldn't justify the price tag (sometimes upwards of $40!). They're even expensive on ebay!
post #23 of 71
Hey Countrymom- It tried to explain that to my dh. When I need something I just kind of put it out there. The latest thing was,"I really would like to find a pair of dressy boots for ds." I ended up getting a pair of like new european boots for $4.

I've had some good luck. A great Patriots snowsuit for $3, awesome mom made kitty dress (people ask about it all the time) for dd $1, Patagonia jacket for $3,

I try to stick to what I need but sometimes it is hard to resist a bargain.
post #24 of 71
We only have 3 thrifts in our town - so they're pretty easy to hit em all up in cycles.
Today, one had a $5 paper grocery bag sale. We got about 15 items. This involved serious tight-rolling the clothes to make them all fit!! 5 Patagonia items to Ebay, one NWT Walmart item to return for store credit, REI jacket, a few Old Navy and Gymboree items for DS, socks for me, and REI thermal long underwear for DH. S-C-O-R-E!
post #25 of 71
I got a nearly new bedding set from JC Penney- tag said it was 295.00- I got it for 30$
It included comforter, bed skirt- cutains and two pillow shams!!!
That is a deal!
I tend to go there a couple times a week- I fear that I will miss out on a good deal if I do not!!!!
I try to only shop 2nd hand if I can. All kids clothes are .50 up to size 4- so I find a bunch of great stuff there.
I CAN NOT WAIT FOR GARAGE SALE SEASON!!!!
Emilie
post #26 of 71
..I second that, I love garage saling. Something about the hunt...
post #27 of 71
I just bought several books from the Babysitters Club collection for when my daughters get older. Also found a Ramona book and many classics that I read when I was younger. We're building up a library since we decided to homeschool, so we are definitely looking for discount books. I spent 50 cents for each book. On Tuesday, they're having a 1/2 price day so I'll go back and get more books - can't beat 25 cent books! I love Goodwill!
post #28 of 71
All with tags still on:

Bloomingdale's black slacks for me (plus sized, so a REAL steal at $1!)
T-shirt for nephew (says dyed with genuine kid dirt, WASH ME) for 75 cents
Jeans for niece for $2
Jean shorts for DD $2

No tags, but look brand new:
Starter winter coat for DS $1
A book on the civil war he wanted to buy last month but it was $15...$1

And not at a thrift store, but at a flea market...brand new Sunbeam 2 pound bread machine for $10.
post #29 of 71
Ooooh! Two weeks ago I got a bread machine for $10. Never used, still in box. I won't be buying bread anymore. Tomorrow, half price on everything. Will I find the children's table I've been dreaming of?
post #30 of 71
Do any of you have any thrift store buddies?

I wish I had a girlfriend that enjoyed this as much as I do. My dh is great with the tag sales but it isn't the same.

I think most people think the stuff I find is cool but I don't know if they would enjoy what you need to do to find some of this great stuff.
post #31 of 71
Hello lady!!!!!!!!!

I love thrift stores/consignment shopping. I just fell off the wagon over the last year or so. All Max's clothes this year (with the exception of 2 pairs of pants and a shirt) came from thrift or hand me downs.

I'll admit, I haven't been crazy about going with all three kids, but it's getting easier.
post #32 of 71
I do have a thrift buddy or two that are mamas. It makes it easier for the kids not to get bored so fast. I do love living in rural mountain town! I can totally leave the kids to play in the kids section, and don't have to be worried about them. We go to the huge Denver thrifts every so often, and it makes me paranoid out of my mind! I think if we lived in a city, I'd have a harder time taking the kids with me.

My MIL also loves to go thrift shopping, but only with me. She doesn't know anyone else IRL that goes to thrifts, and is kinda scared to go by herself (the good ones in Memphis are in the ghetto ).
post #33 of 71
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Originally Posted by brooklyngirl
Do any of you have any thrift store buddies?
My mother!

When I was a kid, we used to go with my grandma too...back before thrift stores were cool.
post #34 of 71
I'm so jealous of you all! I used to great thrifting when we lived near Philly - there are unbelievably great thrifts there and I bought most of my son's clothes and our household furnishings at my favorite. I still allocate $20 for every trip back to visit family or friends so I can get my fix.

We've moved to a place with no real good thrifting or consigning culture and it's much harder to get good finds. There's a Salvation Army just miles from me but rarely find anything there - the neighborhood around it is newish and not particularly affluent that seems to be populated by fairly frugal people who only donate when something is really at the end. 8-Track tapes anyone? Mt. Washington ashtray? Happy Days iron-on t-shirt? Then this is your place!
post #35 of 71
I got a bath chair that is $20 new for $5 and it was well worth the money becaue we used it last night and it was a back saver. I don't have to lean over the tub to hold my daughter up all the time.

I also got several outfits for my daughter for $1 each at Goodwill. I found a HannaAnderson sleeper type thing at goodwill. I knew it was a good brand but didn't realize how good until I just looked it up on the web.
post #36 of 71
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Originally Posted by brooklyngirl
Do any of you have any thrift store buddies?

I wish I had a girlfriend that enjoyed this as much as I do. My dh is great with the tag sales but it isn't the same.

I think most people think the stuff I find is cool but I don't know if they would enjoy what you need to do to find some of this great stuff.
All my friends in my SAHM group love the things I find for my Daughter at goodwill and garage sales, but none of them want to take the time to look for stuff. Oh well I guess that just means there is more for me
post #37 of 71
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Originally Posted by searchdogk98
All my friends in my SAHM group love the things I find for my Daughter at goodwill and garage sales, but none of them want to take the time to look for stuff. Oh well I guess that just means there is more for me
..I think it seems like way too much work for the savings, but for me its really fun. This is how I unwind. The 2 afternoons a week that my daughter is at school I've found my favorite activity is hitting the thrift stores (and the yard sales when its in season) - you just can't beat the thrill of finding some fabulous almost brand new toy your DD will love at a tenth the cost.

This week I found a Kettler Junior Tricycle with pushbar for $23 in the classifieds. It was every so slightly worn, but great condition and I gave it to a friend's child for his birthday. I'm so excited because its like a $70 tricycle! (Sadly I still felt obliged to get something else new so I didn't seem like a stingy you know
post #38 of 71

My latest fine was my new winter wardrobe

I found three brand new wool blend pull-over sweaters and a cardigan for two or three dollars each. I think we spent less than $13 for my new winter wardrobe.

My all time best fine was a food juicer/mill, brand new in factory box, at a Salvation Army Thrift store for $5. I think it normally retails for at least $100.

DH just got some brand new ralph lauren and tommy shirts for about $3 each. Unfortunetly he tends to find too many great deals and now has way too many shirts. Oh well, I'll have fun making the cotton ones into cloth diapers when I get pregnant

We've gotten tons of great deals on stuff for the dogs too or course; teeny tiny sweaters, beds, carrying crates, all for only a few bucks each.

They just opened up a bunch of new Good Wills here so we're totally addicted! Do garage sales count? I got my all time best deal at a school yard sale: A brand new looking, last year's model, aprica stroller for $11

If I had a digital camera and were smart I'd be selling some of this stuff on E-bay and making a fortune. Especially with all of DH's shirts
post #39 of 71
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Originally Posted by dogmomAnnie
If I had a digital camera and were smart I'd be selling some of this stuff on E-bay and making a fortune.
I keep thinking that too, but then need to remind myself that I can't go buying things to sell until I have sold or gotten rid of all the stuff we don't need or use that is cluttering up the house/closets/garage/guest bedroom.
post #40 of 71
Yeah I really need to just selll the tons of stuff we have just sitting around in our house. I could make a fortune without having to buy one more thing. My sister loves to tell me I really really need to have a yard sale. Maybe I should sell off my book collection on half.com, using ISBN #s and make enough for a digital cam. Then I'd be in bussiness!
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