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Hit the jackpot last night at Goodwill, mostly for desperately needed clothing for myself. A couple of other items too though -

- Sandra Boynton train book with CD $1
- Trio of graduated-height brass candlesticks $6 (going to make a Halloween craft with them)
- Brown long-sleeved Gap t-shirt $5
- Grey, white and yellow argyle Old Navy cardigan $6
- Grey Arizona Jeans cable knit sweater $8 (brand new with tags)
- Grey, black and white argyle Old Navy sweater $6
- Short-sleeved black with white polka dots Ann Taylor Loft button-down blouse $4
- Plum colored Ann Taylor Loft dolman blouse $6
- A no-name blue henley with a lovely cream floral pattern (very 1930s) $5
- Black Ann Taylor slacks $8

Very happy at these finds!


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Had a good haul earlier this week - all stuff to flip.


~ErgoBaby Toy carrier $3.98 {just sold it for $26.99}
~Lilly Pulitzer Swimsuit .99
~Lane Bryant Swimsuit .99
~Creative Memories White Scrapbook pages .99
~Creative Memories Page Protectors .75
~A bunch of Sonlight homeschooling books for .45 -.75 each


The books I may swap out with our copies, as these are in better condition.

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Popper into the thrift stores on the square today, and found a few little things -

- Vintage metal toy tractor $5
- Metal hair curler clips, new in package $0.25 (going to use them as clips for sewing, instead of pins)
- Vanilla candle scent, new in package $0.25
- 2 first aid gauze, new in package $0.50
- Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles toddler t-shirt $1.50
- Thomas DVD $2


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We were out and about today so we popped into Savers and found some amazing deals - all clothing was 50% off so we scored some nice things for Little Man. For $30 we got -

- 6 toddler shirts
- toddler pajama pants
- hard cover Fannie Farmer cookbook
- Mr. Selfridge book
- black on white polka dot fabric
- orange stripe fabric
- Take N Play Tidmouth Sheds
- Take N Play track extension piece
- Tell A Story board game
- giant black Halloween cauldron
- burlap lamp shade

Plus we also scored a box of Take N Play stuff for $10 from our yard sale group, which included the Sodor Dieselworks, Sodor Train Wash, tons of track extension pieces and a lot of talking trains.


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Our Value Village had a 50% off all clothing today. I stocked up on jeans because they are the most expensive thing to buy otherwise. I bought 6 pair for 22$ Go me!
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Had a great thrift run yesterday for my Birthday We went to Thrift Town, which I don't tend to go to as it is farther away. I need to go there more often!


For $35 {after my $10 coupon} I got:


~ TWO Amazon Kindles, without charger cords but with cases. Both were dead so I was iffy buying them, but as soon as I charged them they were fine. I am keeping one to replace our broken kindle and will sell the other for $40 as it is the newer model.
~A vintage Disney plush {will flip on ebay}
~A bunch of doll clothes for dd's AG / OG dolls
~Halloween shirts for both DD & Myself. DD's has Tinkerbell which made her very happy
~Disney Fairy piggy bank for dd
~Plastic pumpkin bucket for trick-r-treating {ours from last year broke}
~Some cute Halloween shaped stencils for dd
~2 college textbooks {will flip on amazon for gift card funds which will in turn go to help cover homeschool needs or gifts}
~2 books for dd

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Went to a couple of thrift stores and found some decent deals.

At Goodwill -
Small wooden bedside table - $5

At Savers -
GF cookbook - $2.50
Book on trains - $1.50
Couple of yards of grey worsted wool fabric - $1.00
Metal Thomas with lunch box with puzzle - $3.00
Toy chain saw - $2.00
Toy tool box with a few tools inside - $3.00


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Got some amaaaazing deals last night. Geotraxs for 30 dollars-a whole huge tote with two trains, two remotes, loads of track and accessories. And a practically brand new couch that retails for 900 dollars...for 30. Has a small twar in the back but we put it against the wall.
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Found a few things at Goodwill -

- 2 Thomas DVDs
- Bob the Builder book
- 6 brand-new Elmer's glue sticks
- Campfire toast maker

And I got all of that for $3, since I had a $5 reward coupon!


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Okay so I thought I had a super score on some work boots at half price day at Goodwill. They were on the floor in the middle of the isle. I picked them up. Hey these might fit me. Hey they do. Buy them take them home. Cool even steel toed. Awesome. Kind of sticky on the soles. It'll rub off right? I wear them gravel and leaves just stick. I rub boots on the sidewalk and the soles just desintigrate. Chunks come off. What a roller coaster ride of emotions from these boots. I'm thinking of asking for resoling for my birthday. I mean soft leather and steel toed. I don't like to buy new leather anyway. Do you feel me here people?
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Yeah, get a quote on the resoling. Sounds good.
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Majorly hit the jackpot at Savers tonight, and quite a few Christmas gifts!

- Two women's winter knit hats $5
- 30 children's books (some Thomas, Berenstain Bears, Dr. Suess and classics) $25 (some for Christmas gifts for LM; the rest I'll squirrel away for other gifts)
- Milk glass baking dish $3
- Cuisinart mini food processor $6
- Nut milk bag $2
- Bodum French press $3 (Christmas gift for husband)
- Cuisinart coffee grinder $3 (Christmas gift for husband)
- Connect 4 game (Christmas gift for LM) $3
- 3 toddler sweaters $9
- Milk crate $2
- Rodale's Healing Foods book $2
- Cooking Dirty by Jason Sheehan book $2
- American Red Cross Community First Aid & Safety book $2
- The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne book $2
- The Paleo Approach Cookbook - free, because Savers has B4G1 free!


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just bought a 2010 Prius for $3900! I looked up the KBB value and it's $2500 under value. this car is mint and the owner took amazing care of it, he also just spent 1k on a costly repair. i was prepared to spend 7k on a car so I'm excited that we got this great deal

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I just found a pair of LLBean shearling lined boots for $11. They were brand new, but one size too small. I took them to LLBean, told them they were too small and they took them back and will send me the correct size. But the $200 boots are on back order. A few days later I found the same boots (used, and not shearling lined) in my size for $7. They are perfect!
So now I can either have two pairs or change my order to something else. It's like a $200 gift card for $11! Woohoo!

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Stopped in at Savers looking for a plastic drawer organizer (which they did not have, grrr) but did find a few other things -

- Green Toys recycling truck $3
- Retro-looking metal foil/parchment paper/paper towel case for $4 (we don't use paper towels so I'll just keep fabric ones in the bottom section)
- Small cracker jar with a red lid $3
- 3 toddler sweaters $2
- 2 pairs of toddler pajamas $4
- 2 brand new board games $2


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Couple of scores at Savers today -

- Brand new Nine West wallet $6 (to replace the busted one I've been using for five years)
- Tabletop Sterno grill $5 (like
this one this one
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Was super excited to find the grill - we had one years ago until it got damaged in a move, and it was sorely missed. So glad to have one again; it's such a fun way to do dinner. And it was brand new in the box!

Anyone else finding anything good lately? I'm trying to stay out of stores in general honestly because we're in a "let's pay off the debt" year, but that was too great to pass up.


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Stopped into Goodwill with the hope of finding a couple of pairs of pants for work, and actually lucked out -

- Khakis $4
- Grey denim pants $5
- 4 boxes of ping pong balls $4 (for a game for the Easter egg hunt I'm helping run)
- 2 ceramic bunny figurines $6 (we're going to repaint them a glossy brown to turn them into "chocolate" bunnies)
- 4 children's DVDs $8
- plastic play picnic basket $2
- Long sleeved men's Chicago Blackhawks shirts $5 (going to give it to him for Valentine's Day)


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I love the idea of making a chocolate bunny.

Did you hear Goodwill Canada has closed and declared bankruptcy?
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Not a thrift score, but it was a garage sale score so I'm happy! for $2.50 I got:


Fifty shades books 1 and 3 - been looking for these for months as I wanted to read them.
Biggest loser workout DVD
TI-83 graphing calculator - this will be to flip. Should get around $35 for it.

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thought it was just Toronto?

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I love the idea of making a chocolate bunny.

Did you hear Goodwill Canada has closed and declared bankruptcy?
I'm in thrift stores all the time. I picked up an alpaca winter coat for $25 which originally sold for hundreds of dollars. Shoes are often a miss here, too used and too expensive to make any sense. Thrift stores have been jacking up their prices on so many things, you've just got to hope you get lucky now and come in when things are priced more reasonably. Men's coats are ridiculous and often worn out and dirty. I have better luck outside of the city.
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Quick question for those of you that resell. Where is a good place to sell a high fashion name brand mens trenchcoat? Someone gave me one to sell. It seems to occasionally go for big $ on ebay but often doesn't sell. What other places work well?
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