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post #41 of 71
I love thrift stores, but it takes a trip across town to shop them for me. Worth it today, though:

2 shirts for dh (RL Polo and Tommy Hilfiger) for $2 each
Prorap diaper covers for $2.25- they look brand new
Baby Bjorn carrier- this looks brand new, and is the most recent style! For $.99!!!!!!

The carrier is going on ebay, I'm so excited!! I'll be able to buy more clothes for the little pea on the way.

I also got 2 really nice Hanna Andersson playdress sets for $18.50 each at my favorite kids resale store, which is about 1/2 off what I usually pay.
post #42 of 71
Kayleezoo!! Where the heck do you live??!! I"m comin over to shop with you!
post #43 of 71
MamaOui -We should try going. I mean what is the worst our combined six kids can do?

Just goes to show you -I had no idea Mamaoui's kiddos were dressed in thrift store treasures.

I forgot I have a radio flyer trike in my garage that I got for $5- my dh has to tighten a screw.

I find the buying to sell on ebay is sometimes tricky. Like I hate holding stuff until it is the right season to sell. I'm always to declutter and holding on to stuff doesn't help.

No tag sales in my area right now-too cold. :


I always find it interesting how the thrift stores vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. I had a great thrift store near me when I lived in CT. Right near an affluent town the store itself was in a middle class non thrift store culture city. I still drop by there when visiting.

Has anyone seen the documentary with the two young guys that travel across the country shopping at yard sales. They barter, sell their way across in some recycled ambulance. It was on public television.
post #44 of 71
brooklyngirl- I never saw that documentary but it sounds really interesting!

We (accidentally) hit a 50% off all clothing sale and I scored a cute winter jacket for dd for next year for $2 and a beautiful nursing shirt for me for 50 cents! I actually got a cartful of stuff for me and dd for about $10 total! I ran out of time to look for dh though and he was a little disappointed about that. :LOL
post #45 of 71
Do you guys find that you consistently score at thrift stores, or is it totally hit or miss? I will go several times and find absolutely nothing, then have a day like yesterday where I do really well...This is not the best area, geographically, for great thrift stores, I don't think. I think most people in the state live below the poverty line, so there is less donated than in big metro areas, I think. It bums me out to drive all the way across town and drag my kids when I don't find anything, but every now and again I get lucky and find great stuff.

Is it pretty consistent where you live, or do you just go a lot and hope to get lucky?
post #46 of 71
We live rurally. So we drive 45 min. to get to any thrift stores (okay, there's one in our lil' farm town, but it sucks... things like crappy toys for $5 each!). But we find the absolute best time to shop is right after Christmas and in the Spring (spring cleaning ). The summer slows down, but we go to yardsales then, anyhow.
post #47 of 71
We just got this Huge oak computer desk/shelf thing for $125. We were able to get rid of three odd unmatching peices of furnature: desk, tall cabinet, and 4 drawer file cabinet and it still gave us so much more space for working/storing stuff.

I'm counting the days until it is warm enough for garage and yard sales!! Almost everything in our house was purchased at a bargan from yard sales. My son really needs some bigger clothes now! Ready, set, here I come......

One of the other best buys I got was a fishing reel I got for $8 and sold on Ebay for over a hundred!
post #48 of 71
I will admit I don't go regularly (unless I'm giving them stuff), but I have yet to find anything decent at ours. And dh flat out refuses to shop at them or to wear resale stuff.
post #49 of 71
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Originally Posted by heldt123
One of the other best buys I got was a fishing reel I got for $8 and sold on Ebay for over a hundred!

So many things to learn the value of!! I would have no idea!
post #50 of 71
My best purchase is a weaving loom that I have yet to learn how to use. It was in the auction section and I won it for $30. On e-bay, it seems to go for around $250! I don't think I will sell until I have given it a good try (prob in several years, once DS is weaned, LOL!). I already knit, am learning to sew, so I am really interested in these types of crafts anyways.
post #51 of 71
I love big city thrift stores! We are visiting my mom in Omaha right now and to get here we drive through Denver and stop there for a night. In denver we found UTN clothes, Hanna clothes, AIOs & litewrap covers, all for $1.49 each. In Omaha we've found Hanna tights, hanna dresses, and wool long johns for DH. These were all about $1.99! yay! ebay is just calling my name!
post #52 of 71
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Originally Posted by Irishmommy
I will admit I don't go regularly (unless I'm giving them stuff), but I have yet to find anything decent at ours. And dh flat out refuses to shop at them or to wear resale stuff.
Do you live near a Value Villiage? I find them to be MUCH better than the Sally Ann and Goodwill type stores, although VV is more expensive. The one in Kitchener is usually good and the one in Guelph is only half an hour away. we drive 2 hrs to get to Kitchener cause dh can usually find nice clothes there. We don't have a Value Villiage, yet, but it is worth the drive.


Yesterday, I bought my boys some really nice clothes at a 25 cent sale at the Salvatyion Army store. There is one an hour from here that is much cheaper than the one in our area. Their jeans are $1 and I bought two tops like new for 75 cents each
There is a Salvation army store closeby that has a bag sale at the end of each month. You can stuff a bag for $5. The clothes I have got there are nice, Abercrombie and Fitch, designer jeans, coats, bags etc.
post #53 of 71
We just went to the Denver thrift stores (though i wish I had made it up to the Boulder ones, I them so much more!). But we found Moosewood and OAMC cookbooks, as well as diaper covers, Hanna and oilily clothes, NWT clothes for my nephew's b-day, games, and my personal favorite, two books on tape for our ride home! - Island of the Blue Dolphins & Little Women! yay!
post #54 of 71
I just got back from Goodwill. They are having a 50% off everything sale today. I got 2 pairs of shortalls (one looks brand new) Gap and Old Navy, 1 pair of Gap overalls in great shape, a zebra stuffed animal for Abi, a throw rug, and a 2 wheeler big-girl bike for Abi. Total: $17

I also saw a double jogging stroller there, and a Peg Perego stroller, both needing some cleaning but good shape, and a whole bunch of Prorap covers. I didn't need any of these but I thought they were good deals for someone.

Darshani
post #55 of 71
oh! I was looking for a double jogger my whole time in denver! I was in the wrong state, i guess!
post #56 of 71
Yay! Today I got 2 pairs of Ferragamo shoes ($$$!), one pair new Cole Haan clogs, and a new pair of Vasque boots, all for ebay! I've sold Ferragamos for over $100, and the Cole Haans should bring at least $20, maybe more. Not sure about the boots, at least $20 I'd say. Who knows?
Last week I got a Folkmanis baby puppet cube, haven't listed it yet, but saw a similar one listed for $25. I paid $1!
A few yard sales have started around here. I got a couple of things to sell for a quarter each today, but I only got to go to one sale. Come on, warm weather!
post #57 of 71
I got a barbie doll case of clothes from the late 60's for $5- resold on ebay for $120.
post #58 of 71
well its not thrift store but......

'tis the season for children's consignment sales here in georgia and i have totally scored! went to one in a "crunchy" area of town specifically to see if there were any diapers there.... and i was not disappointed. got a couple of imse vimses for a couple of bucks, some zippidys for a few bucks and other assorted diaper covers. at another one we found a tye dye over the shoulder baby holder for 10 bucks. and tons of clothes. the baby isnt even born but she is decked out until toddlerhood. LOVE consignment sales!
post #59 of 71
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Originally Posted by julielenore
Do you live near a Value Villiage? I find them to be MUCH better than the Sally Ann and Goodwill type stores, although VV is more expensive.
Really? The VV around here tend to have much better deals than Goodwill. Adn much more stuff too. We don't have one here, but whenever I'm in Portland I try to go. I've found some fabulous stuff !
post #60 of 71
My favorites ever were t-shirts for DD

Both $0.75 each.

a Harvard 3/4 length sleeve baseball type shirt (you know gray w/ maroon arms and shoulders)

and a shirt from WIC in wisconsin or something that says

"I'm fed the natural way"

her first pair of sneakers. pink old navy $1.00


I am so excited about freecycle I just signed up today!!!
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