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My son (7) really needs some new shirts and I'm having a booger of a time finding size 8 shirts (or pants or anything else) at thrift stores/yard sales/consignment shops. After a certain size, it's just really hard to find used boys clothes in good condition. Ebay is overprices, and I try to avoid Walmart and Kmart like the plague. Anyone have any inexpensive online sources? I'm going to try kidssurplus right now. Thanks!
 

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Old Navy has nice boy's shirts - this weekend (now) all clearance is an additional 50% off. No idea if that deal is good online (I think I need to go check right now). Old Navy quality is good and prices are reasonable. Even when not on clearance many of the items they carry regularly go on sale.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Old Navy has nice boy's shirts - this weekend (now) all clearance is an additional 50% off. No idea if that deal is good online (I think I need to go check right now). Old Navy quality is good and prices are reasonable. Even when not on clearance many of the items they carry regularly go on sale.</div>
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Oh, that's awesome! We *just* got an Old Navy, so I'm not sure how much clearance they'll have, but I hadn't even thought of them. Thanks!
 

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I know there aren't many of them around . . . but it might be worth checking to see if there is a Hanna Andersson outlet near you. I went to one in MIchigan City, IN while visiting my parents' last weekend and they had tons of boys shirts for $6-$8 each. I like them b/c they wear well and are often unisex enough (at least the plain t-shirts) that I can hand them down to dd.
 

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We have an Osh Kosh Outlet near us and I can typically get shirts for about 5 dollars (when he was a baby I could get then for a dollar). I'd also check out Old Navy. They aren't my first choice but you can often get affordable basics.<br><br>
I just wanted to say ds is 5 and I'm feeling your thrift pain. The stuff is really drying up.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I know there aren't many of them around . . . but it might be worth checking to see if there is a Hanna Andersson outlet near you. I went to one in MIchigan City, IN while visiting my parents' last weekend and they had tons of boys shirts for $6-$8 each. I like them b/c they wear well and are often unisex enough (at least the plain t-shirts) that I can hand them down to dd.</div>
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That would be heavenly! Unfortunately, we're in the armpit of PA--no HA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just wanted to say ds is 5 and I'm feeling your thrift pain. The stuff is really drying up.</div>
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It's really tough, because I've outfitted my kids from yard sales and thrift stores up until now. The good news is, I run a clothing exchange at church, and there seems to be used stuff for bigger boys. I just need to make it through the wear-out-my-pants-at-the-knee stage. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's really tough, because I've outfitted my kids from yard sales and thrift stores up until now. The good news is, I run a clothing exchange at church, and there seems to be used stuff for bigger boys. I just need to make it through the wear-out-my-pants-at-the-knee stage. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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If you find you need to buy pants new, at Sears they have some program where if the pants wear out you get a new pair free. We're still lucky enough to find some things from garage sales, but when the time comes, I'll probably buy from there.
 

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I know a lot of people think Macy's is pricey-<br>
but I *only* buy things there that are on sale. They have racks generally on Saturday/ Sunday that are 50% and then take an additional 40 or 50% off. I buy name brand shirts for about $7 or so.
 

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Land's End Overstocks has some good deals.<br><br><a href="http://www.landsend.com/cd/ov/frontdoor/0,,,00.html?sid=2674147973641164060" target="_blank">http://www.landsend.com/cd/ov/frontd...47973641164060</a>
 

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Target has great boy's shirts for $5-6. I've had good luck at the Children's Place too, although they tend to be better with inexpensive girl's clothes. I did get ds's Christmas outfit (a nice sweater and navy blue pants) there for under $10. Check the sales racks.
 

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Kamilla beat me to it. You can also check the LL Bean sale page, although right now they don't have any shirts. I feel your pain though, the selection really dried up once we hit about the 4T size, other than a wide selection of theTeenage Mutant Ninja/Spongebob/Sports player/Look aren't I cute with my rude saying sort of t-shirt. Even to save money I just can't bring myself to get them. I'll be watching here for more ideas!
 

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Just went to old navy this evening and they had a TON of shirts for $3.99 and under! And they also gave a coupon for $10 off any purchase of $10 or more. They are having a HUGE sale until Wednesday I think, you might want to go and check it out because they had a lot of things on clearance. I'm sure you'll find some great buys there!
 
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