or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Frugality & Finances › Thrifting tribe!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Thrifting tribe! - Page 11

post #201 of 361
Thread Starter 
Are you in Portland? I am from there--that is where I was introduced to the lovely lovely bins. Are they still by the pound there?
post #202 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
Are you in Portland? I am from there--that is where I was introduced to the lovely lovely bins. Are they still by the pound there?
Yeah, I'm in the Portland area, technically about 30 minutes west. Yup, still by the pound- the more you buy the less per pound. I'm loving the thrifting up here, I never had much luck when I was living in CA, but up here I find great stuff every time!
post #203 of 361
Wow those bins are great! Is this a chain store?

We have a great place that is connected with a church. it doesn't have vary good cloths often but the kids area is great and it has a gate so I can look and don't have to worry about the kids running away.
post #204 of 361
Thread Starter 
It's a Goodwill. They call it the Blue Hanger--it's the place where they take the stuff that they don't sell at the regular Goodwill stores.
post #205 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
It's a Goodwill. They call it the Blue Hanger--it's the place where they take the stuff that they don't sell at the regular Goodwill stores.
Oh thats so cool!
post #206 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
It's a Goodwill. They call it the Blue Hanger--it's the place where they take the stuff that they don't sell at the regular Goodwill stores.
Quote:
Originally Posted by p1gg1e View Post
Oh thats so cool!
Here they just call it Goodwill Outlet, and it is super cool. Not only is it cheap, it's so fun. DH always says we're going treasure hunting when we go there. He used to hate going to the thrift stores with me, now he has so much fun going through the bins, he'll suggest we go there!
post #207 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2 in August View Post
Can you take it back? Most places have a pretty decent return policy.
Yes, but it was from the thrift store on the other side of the bridge, which means a four dollar toll to get 5 dollars back, then factor in gas. I may actually lose money.

HOWEVER, all was not lost! My son has this little flashlight that hadn't been working for a while because the bulb was burned out. It was some random bulb that I couldn't find at the hardware store, but I never got rid of the flashlight because it was so cute. . . well I realized that the light show had the same bulb! I took it out and VOILA.

So, you know, things ended up okay!
post #208 of 361
I am a dedicated thrift shopper and wanted to share the news with others who can appreciate the joy I felt. My latest score:

$5 for a Stokke Trip Trapp Chair EUC
http://www.stokkeusa.com/tripptrapphome.htm
post #209 of 361
Wow Valian, that is a great find! Congrats!!
And those bins are too cool, I could spend all day there. :
post #210 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valian View Post
I am a dedicated thrift shopper and wanted to share the news with others who can appreciate the joy I felt. My latest score:

$5 for a Stokke Trip Trapp Chair EUC
http://www.stokkeusa.com/tripptrapphome.htm
Wow! Im soo jealous!!!
post #211 of 361
I am so.. so.. so jealous too! How did you do that?
I always pay too much and overspend at thrift shops.
post #212 of 361
Thread Starter 
Had to show you all my favorite piece of thrifted clothing ever, which I am wearing today.
post #213 of 361
latest finds

American girl samantha doll in EC $3 I may sell this

100 piece Wooden marble run $3.50

large pampered chef pizza stone, new in box! $1.40
post #214 of 361
I went to our Goodwill clothing and linen outlet this weekend - got three shirts for DP and 2 shirts for DS for $2 each! Basically they get all of the clothing/linen items that are not selling at local stores and ship them here. Every item in the store is $2.99 unless you buy 5 or more articles and then they are all $2 per piece. : Now to find some cute boy's pants in 4T. That is proving difficult to thrift.
post #215 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
Had to show you all my favorite piece of thrifted clothing ever, which I am wearing today.
That's really cute!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Susannah M View Post
I went to our Goodwill clothing and linen outlet this weekend - got three shirts for DP and 2 shirts for DS for $2 each! Basically they get all of the clothing/linen items that are not selling at local stores and ship them here. Every item in the store is $2.99 unless you buy 5 or more articles and then they are all $2 per piece. : Now to find some cute boy's pants in 4T. That is proving difficult to thrift.
I have a hard time finding pants for ds at thrift stores, too. I wonder if it's because kids this age are so active they wear stuff out rather than outgrow it? I don't know. I've found a few good pairs at a more off the beaten path goodwill where the kids stuff isn't as picked over.
post #216 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by Susannah M View Post
I went to our Goodwill clothing and linen outlet this weekend - got three shirts for DP and 2 shirts for DS for $2 each! Basically they get all of the clothing/linen items that are not selling at local stores and ship them here. Every item in the store is $2.99 unless you buy 5 or more articles and then they are all $2 per piece. : Now to find some cute boy's pants in 4T. That is proving difficult to thrift.
I guess Goodwill really isn't dirt cheap.
I am happy with what I got last weekend. I got 2 dresses and a really nice shorts for dd for $6, I got a nice cardigan and a sweater for $4.50, a big glass cookie jar for $2 and a nice (crate & barrel) serving plate for $1.25. Pretty good buy for Goodwill, IMO.
post #217 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by CameronsMama View Post
I have a hard time finding pants for ds at thrift stores, too. I wonder if it's because kids this age are so active they wear stuff out rather than outgrow it? I don't know. I've found a few good pairs at a more off the beaten path goodwill where the kids stuff isn't as picked over.
My daughter is wearing 4T now, and I do find things in her size to be more worn than clothes in smaller sizes. I bet it's even worse for boys stuff.
post #218 of 361
I went to the Salvation Army on Monday, Labor day. I found

a really cute linen tunic with embroidery and sequins around the neck and cuffs. $2

Brand new Gottschalks (with tags) cotton 3/4 length teal top with embroidery $2

boys leather dress shoes $3.50 (for church)

wooden wall plaque $1.50 has Maui surf style stuff on it. Pretty big though for the main bathroom..

slacks for me $2 each I think, new camisole $2, Boys Lands Ends pants $2, boys khaki pants with side pockets $2, boys size 6 black jeans $2, blue Levis size 6, $2

I think I spent about $45 total.. but I bought quite a bit, really. Some things were dry clean only so I am kind of kicking myself about that, but some of them were fully lined, too, which is nice and harder to find..

So I think I will take them to the dry cleaners and the tailors next week (I am pretty short, and want them nicely hemmed).

I think I did all right all told.
post #219 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by beansricerevolt View Post

large pampered chef pizza stone, new in box! $1.40
Ohh, nice! I got my pampered chef stone muffin pan at goodwill in a box, also.. Is the pizza stone the round one or the rectangular one? I had a round one, and it was too wide for my oven, so I gave it to a friend (hers had been accidentally broken during a party or something that a friend of HERS was hosting in her house. sigh.. )

Anyway, I am thinking of buying a rectangular pizza stone because my cookies sheets look like crap and I think it would fit better than the round..

Anyone else have this experience or do I have an odd oven?:
post #220 of 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskanteach View Post
Ohh, nice! I got my pampered chef stone muffin pan at goodwill in a box, also.. Is the pizza stone the round one or the rectangular one? I had a round one, and it was too wide for my oven, so I gave it to a friend (hers had been accidentally broken during a party or something that a friend of HERS was hosting in her house. sigh.. )

Anyway, I am thinking of buying a rectangular pizza stone because my cookies sheets look like crap and I think it would fit better than the round..

Anyone else have this experience or do I have an odd oven?:
Its the round one.
It fits in my oven.
Do you have a super small oven?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Frugality & Finances
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Frugality & Finances › Thrifting tribe!