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post #81 of 91
I haven't read this whole thread so sorry if this is a repeat, but baby clothes! Our local salvation army store has a huge kids section. I went yesterday and it was a 50% off sale on all green tags. I got 3 sleepers, 3 one piece outfits, and 2 shirts for dd all for $1 each! They are all in excellent condition. I buy all of her clothes there. That way, when she outgrows them after only wearing them once, I don't care! I can splurge there and not feel bad. I love it!

Shelley
post #82 of 91
I'm sooo jealous of all the great finds! We have one lowly Goodwill here and I've never found anything good there...they have a bin of maybe 2-3 baby items...ugh...I really need baby items and can't find any at thrift store prices.

It's awesome that you guys have such neat places to shop!
post #83 of 91
yeah even in my city, finds vary hugely from store to store...

anyway i've been turning up motherlodes in some stores.. i've accumulated a massive wardrobe of cuties for baby-to-come, all under $2 apiece, some for a few cents!
lots of the cutest rompers, Ts, cardi jackets, hats, and lots of basic singlets..
and i found a baby bathtub for $3.. it seems to be a suitable design..
post #84 of 91
I had some ME time yesterday....grabbed a Starbucks and headed to Goodwill! It was GLORIOUS to be able to wander without bored kiddos in tow. The Goodwill prices around here seem to be higher than other places, but I got:

Long sleeve Gap t-shirt $3
New York & Company corduroy pants $5
A very pretty Lapis skirt $5
Land's End striped tee for dd1 $2
Limited Too tee for dd1 $2
Carter's pants for dd2 $1
Adorable vintage coat for dd2 $3
Really cute handmade pumpkin costume $2
Hideously ugly authentic 70's bell bottoms for my halloween costume $5
Shirt to match $3
Gymboree bib, new with tags $1

Not bad! And I had fun and felt refreshed!
post #85 of 91
Arm's Reach Original Co-Sleeper with three sheets for $5.50.

Ok, so it's missing a few parts. Like all the parts that make it a co-sleeper/bassinet and not just a playyard But even buying the replacement parts new brings the total up to $75, which is still a good deal for what it is.

But the initial high was sure fun!
post #86 of 91
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Originally Posted by ocelotmom View Post
Arm's Reach Original Co-Sleeper with three sheets for $5.50.

Ok, so it's missing a few parts. Like all the parts that make it a co-sleeper/bassinet and not just a playyard But even buying the replacement parts new brings the total up to $75, which is still a good deal for what it is.

But the initial high was sure fun!
How much are they new?
post #87 of 91
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Originally Posted by alaskanteach View Post
How much are they new?
$185.50 directly from the website, with a high resale value - $75 would be about the minimum I'd expect to pay used.
post #88 of 91
I got a Hanna Anderson jacket for dd yesterday. I think it is called flower power in the catalogue. It is 56 dollars new and I got it for $2.50!!!
post #89 of 91
I usually only have 10 mintutes a week to look, I stop by on my way home from work when DH does not have class. This month I have gotten a pair of J crew khaki's for work ( $3), Express editor pants ( $3) and a pair of sonoma jeans for DD ( 1.5). The editor pants alone are $ in the store. Both of the pants were size long too.
post #90 of 91
Today, at the church thrift shop:

*Brand new* Anne Klein leather mules w/buckle trim
*Brand new* Mudd denim capris for DD
NY&Co khaki crops for me
Lee denim cargos for DS
American Eagle cotton sweater for DD #2
2 pr white cotton tights (one ribbed, one cabled) for DD #2
Gorgeous, handknit long sweater coat for me
Hot pink flamingo t-shirt for my DRE (an avid collector of anything pink flamingo!)
New Gevalia insulated travel coffee mug - my old one is leaking
a paperback novel, the yadayada Prayer Group
"Miss Congeniality 2" DVD
15 sock-size dpns for knitting - 4 complete sets in 3 different sizes, and 2 lone needles
vintage skein of pale pink "infants wool"
NIP "tattoo" ankle bracelet
*Brand New* WT (from Pier 1 Imports) bag of six hanging ornaments - butterflies, ladybugs, bumblebees - they have painted wooden bodies and die-cut tin wings, so cute! I'm going to make a mobile or something to hang outside on the deck
Painted tin lampshade to use as a planter

All for a grand total of six bucks and change. Woot!
post #91 of 91
My best thrift store purchase? A month or so ago, I bought a gorgeous chocolate brown leather sofa for $375 (it was marked $500 but a senior got the discount for me). It is in perfect shape. It was donated from someone who lives in a high rise that tends to house big wigs from Proctor and Gamble and professional atheletes. After a 40 minute Internet search, I found the exact couch brand new for $1695. WooHOO!!

I also scored a Patagonia Fleece for my DD for $1.50 and three pairs of Ralph Lauren khakis for $6. I got a wool blend Saks Fifth Avenue cardigan for me for $3.99. All of that was at the St. Vincent de Paul. I find Goodwill to be too expensive. They mark things up terribly. We also have a chain here in Cincinnati called Village Discount Outlet. They have $0.50 Mondays. I love it!!
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