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I have pictures of my scores from yesterday here, if anybody wants to see.

And I underestimated--it's actually 41 skeins of yarn!
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I have pictures of my scores from yesterday here, if anybody wants to see.

And I underestimated--it's actually 41 skeins of yarn!
Hot damn indeed! That is an awesome score!

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Great find!!

I went thrifting today got a:

http://shop.nickjr.com/sm-diego-aqua...i-2849847.html

$0.25 I took the car out of the bag thinking it was a mistake...plus really didn't want the car...but now that I read it looks cool..might have to go back

$0.25Crayola Color Explosion Black - 3 markers and a new book

3 "new" books for the girls

4 new shirts for ODD

total spent $3
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I couldn't go to the thrift stores this Monday on quarter day. We had a derecho (a straight-line wind storm 90 mph+) come through Iowa and Illinois and it knocked out power to the cities. I didn't want to risk trying to drive through downed trees and power lines only to find that the stores are closed because of no power! Maybe next week.

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I just found out that the mohair yarn I thrifted 20 skeins of is actually $10+/skein new, so worth several dollars a skein on Ebay. Score! Between that the and Little People village, I may actually come out ahead thrifting this month!
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I have pictures of my scores from yesterday here, if anybody wants to see.

And I underestimated--it's actually 41 skeins of yarn!
That Folkwear pattern is a real score! Good job!

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I am planning on making 25 pounds of candy to give away this Christmas (because I am insane, yes) and I was worried about not finding enough cheap boxes/tins to put it all in. (Yes, I know - why worry about THAT part...)

Anyway....the Carousel (local charity thrift store) had TONS of tins for sale from 25 to 75 cents. Yay. Now all I have to do is wash, dry, and store 25 tins until early December.

Oh, and make 25 pounds of assorted candies. (Did I mention that I go INSANE when Christmas comes up? )
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So, for the mamas who resell their thrifted stuff, how do you keep track of everything? How do you know if you come out ahead? I used to do this, but always had a sneaking suspicion ebay was eating up all my fees. I have some mort stuff I want to sell and was considering ebay for what I couldn't sell on the various sale boards I am on, but have been out of the ebay loop for so long I'm afraid I'd end up spending money to sell my stuff!

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I only sell things occasionally, because trying to do it constantly ends up losing me money.

What are you all's experiences/thoughts about thrifting for gifts?
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What are you all's experiences/thoughts about thrifting for gifts?
I would have no problem with someone thrifting me a gift, but I have a feeling my extended family would think it was stupid. I am going to try to do thrift store/second hand stuff for the kids this year. Don't tell them, but we're probably getting a Wii, but I want them to get their "regular" gifts too. We only do four for each kid as it is:
Something you want,
Something you need,
Something to wear,
And something to read.

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Something you want,
Something you need,
Something to wear,
And something to read.[/I]

That is really cool....I'm going to have to jot that down and keep it in my Holiday Control Journal....
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It's really been helpful. It was a bit of a blow to the oldest, though, who still remembers when they got a present a day for the 12 days of Christmas.

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What are you all's experiences/thoughts about thrifting for gifts?

We totally do it and so do my parents. I just got a toy for my ds' birthday in a couple weeks for $.80. Looks just like new, went up the road to the regular retail store and it's a $12 toy. Same with a puzzle book I found him. Looks like the pieces were never even taken out and it was $.80.

My parents have gotten dd lots of toys and clothes while they were out thrifting. Mom always washes them up and they look just like new. It's amazing.

We don't just limit it to the kids who don't know better either, lol. If we see anything that we think any family member would like we get it. It's fun to get unusual things both as presents and to give away.
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What are you all's experiences/thoughts about thrifting for gifts?
If it was a really thought about gift that would be really me, I wouldn't care where it came from. I would feel kind of disappointed if it was a thrifted gift out of lazyness (sp?) and it showed. But I guess that could happen with a new store bought gift as well.

Went thrifting today and found this:
- Nomad shirt with flowers 1.50
- nice shirt from Dutch brand, really good quality also 1.50
- a fork because I wanted to make a bracelet out of it (failed) 0.20
- three childrens books, including a really nice Waldorf type winterbook, 0.50 each
- "Siblings without Rivalry" book, 1.00
(prices are in euros, so take these prices and do X 1,5 which is about the dollar/euro right now)

Great finds, I was happy!

PS: we sell a lot, but I never keep track of what we earn. My gut tells me we play even.

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Today's odd thrift scores are fabric. What I think is an entire bolt of gray, blue, and red cotton flannel for $3, and several (8-10?) yards of turquoise and yellow geometric print upholstery fabric (this) for $2.
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Sold my $2 Little People village for $66 on EBay today.
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Sold my $2 Little People village for $66 on EBay today.
Hey, that's just great!! Congrats!!!

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Sold my $2 Little People village for $66 on EBay today.

That's awesome!
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SO excited! Cleaned out my trunk and found my Value Village coupon book. The one for August is 50% off a purchase of $100 or more. I cannot wait for next week. I think I'll have the kids stocked up for the entire school year!

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I didnt know there was a thrifting tribe! I havent been to this forum in too long, I guess.
I like thrifting and garage sales, and kids consignment sales. I love finding good deals.

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Yay!! So I hit up three Goodwills today and here is what I got

Le Creuset 6 QT Stockpot in Cherry Red- $7
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/detail...ducts&kw=12343

Diaper Champ- $3

2 Brand New with Tags Target Baskets with Liners - $3 a piece

Set of Square Glasses I've been really wanting $6 for the set of 12! They are usually $19 a GLASS!!!
http://www.mikasaandcompany.com/cont...ct_id=SW065015

Pair of Shorts for DH- $3

White box key holder- $3

Stone Ware Bowl from Target- $2
http://www.target.com/Large-Bianco-N...e=1&rh=&page=1

And that is all for today : I feel really good about what I got!!!

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Le Creuset 6 QT Stockpot in Cherry Red- $7
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/detail...ducts&kw=12343


Wow!

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Yay!! So I hit up three Goodwills today and here is what I got

Le Creuset 6 QT Stockpot in Cherry Red- $7


I am so not worthy! WOW! That totally rocks!

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I am so not worthy! WOW! That totally rocks!

Believe me I was sooooo excited to see it there. A lady had picked it up and asked me if I knew much about the brand, I told her I didn't, but heard they were good. Well she was skeptical cause it was made in Taiwan, so she put it back! I bee-lined it back to where she put it and shoved it in my cart! There was no way I was going to let THAT go! My mom and I were just in the outlet store and I was telling her how I wanted these, but there was no way we could afford it for some years...and here I find this :

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I did fairly well at the Goodwill today. Scores included:
  1. Four GUC Salton yogurt storage containers (for homemade yogurt).
  2. A NIP kit from Magic Cabin to make a stuffed cat
  3. Three EUC Kindermusik book sets
  4. EUC Vera Bradley bag (like this)
  5. Hearthsong Under the Sea canopy, EUC
  6. Really cool old style beautifully illustrated ABC flashcards
  7. Two new wooden alphabet train puzzles
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wowza! Where do you live AO?!?! I wanna shop with you!

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The Blue Hanger Goodwill outlet in Austin Texas, dude. One of the single most amazing places I've ever been.
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ah dang - well, texas just may be a little bit too far of a drive for me! I was thinking you lived in Atlanta for some reason. poo. great scores, though!

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I hit the stores again today. Just a few purchases:
6 quart canning jars for $3
Like new red velvet shoes for DD $3
Shirt for DD 99 cents
a book for me 75 cents

I may put the canning jars to use this weekend or next week. The garden is really starting to produce and we are out of jars!

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