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#1 of 25 Old 06-05-2011, 08:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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WOW I can't believe it! First of all we are on a cash system and I only had $40 in my wallet, and just popped inside a Goodwill on their 50% off day yesterday. I have been looking for an area rug, as we have all (and I mean all) tile in the house. So I found this one rolled up, and I unrolled it and saw it was nice and plush and appeared clean. Rolled it out all the way and it's not worn at all, free of stains, was a bit dusty but that's it. Rolled it out the opposite way to check the back for dog pee and no stains, and no smell of smokers. So I looked at the price and it was $59.99 but only $30 since it was sale day. I got it home and it looks fantastic in our house, and it's nice to have a place for the kids to do floor play and not have their knees hurting.

 

Then I looked it up and I was so surprised by the retail price. Check it out!! I have the 9x12 foot one.

 

http://www.1001arearugs.com/Sphinx/Kharma_II/618F/Blue_Green/details.aspx

 

 

BTW our cash system is working great too!

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Wow! Congrats, that's an incredible deal! Btw, our Goodwill sucks.

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Score!

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Congrats!! Great find!!joy.gif

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Wow!  What a fantastic find!  Woohooo!


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you did really good.We have two good wills and they are horrible here too. Even on the rich part of town it is not really great. I am glad you got such a good deal.

 

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That's awesome!

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Holy shrimp! Nice score!!!


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Wow!  That's awesome.


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Wow, fantastic find!!!

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WOW! Great find!!!!!


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Wow, that is one killer deal, way to go mama!  :D


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Our goodwills are not that great either, but every so often I get something big. Which I guess is why I keep looking. :-) Usually I just get games and puzzles for me and the kids. The only reason I went on the day I got the rug was because it's right next to my gym. I walked out, saw the sale and thought I'd check out any good bargains.

 

 


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What a good find! I go to ours for the 75 cents cloths sales,and get tons of books for 25 cents. I was excited to find a booda oval litter box with lid for $3 that has made a nice nestbox for the chickens.Goodwills around us are expensive,and have so so stuff. The store I go to is called THRIFT village. Even the salvation army thirft isn't that good.

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great deal!


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jaw2.gif My sister and I usually hit up the Goodwill about once a week to see if we can find anything good... That is INCREDIBLE. GREAT find!


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OMGosh!!!!!  


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Dang!  That is a great find!


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Beautiful rug!! What a wonderful find! :) Thrilled for ya.


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Way to go mama!!! Looks like the thrift angels had you in mind!

 


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thats awesome! congrats!

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NICE!  I am thinking of going to  a cash system.. maybe I will score beautiful rugs then ;)


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