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Love to scour thrift stores got off work late last night and decided to stop and low and behold there was a brand new Singer digital sewing machine for a mere $20 tried it out before I left the store and works perfect. I am a total happy camper. yes sir. never know what u will find.
Two years ago, I found the original sizzix with three whole alpha sets and a few other misc sizzlets for $15 in a local one. That was a find! I love thrift stores, too. Never know what you're gonna find.
I have had two great thrift store finds since Christmas! The first was a set of glasses that matched my stoneware. They were discontinued four years ago and I have looked everywhere but never found them. I had broken three of my original eight. Found a set of eight for $15!!!!! HOORAY! Two weeks ago I found two Harveys original seat belt bags that would have been over $250..... bought the pair for $40
I LOVE THAT STORE!
Okay guys what is a seat belt bag. I recently found a leather Gucci purse at one shop for $3 everybody at work wants to swipe it and say if that purse goes missing don't look at me tee hee. I found an awesome fold up craft table at one for $18 would have been about a hundred bucks. A friend found a cricut expression and 11 cartridges for $50 at the store in town where I work. Oh what a find. One time I found a whole Ziploc baggie full of cuttlebug diecuts for a mere $1. Found a crop in style xxl rolling tote for $8 sold it for $45. Remember the keyboard stands that used to set on your desk, the computer sat on the top and the keyboard pulled out below it . Well these are excellent to put your cricut on because you can pull out the keyboard to use for working with your cricut mat, gives you extra workspace. and folds back in out of the way. I found one of these for $5 and it frees up desk space I even have a long narrow utensil caddy to the right of it to hold my cricut tools, scissors etc. all neatly tucked away under my cricut when not in use. Love thrift shops and all the surprises they hold,,,,,,,,,happy shopping. what have u found.
if you are lucky to have an Assistance League in your area, they are worth checking out. They sell primarily women's clothes but also sell mens clothes, kitchen items, jewelry, pictures and office supplies. They do not sell children's items. I shop there all the time for my clothes and they are worth the price!
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One visit I found a stamp pad holder with 15 SU pads -- 10 current & 3 retired colors -- all for $13. Another trip found 4 never mounted hostess sets for $3 each. Don't always find such great deals but I love the hunt! -- Valerie
was shopping a goodwill the other day and as I checked out SPIED a Miche purse sitting against a wall behind the check out. I asked if it was for sale, clerk said yes but it is $30. I said may I see it. Well it was the Miche bag with the chain shoulder straps(that I have wanted forever) and four covers, so I got the bag , straps and four covers I did not have for a mere $30.I love it.
I have wanted to do more flea market and thrift shopping but have never had the time. The youngest one goes off to college in the Fall so I will have a bit more time on my hands, despite the fact I've picked up some more hours at work.
I don't buy clothes at thrift stores but am always on the look out for craft supplies and home decorating items. I would love it if anyone could share some ideas of which stores they really like and if anyone in Central PA could chime in!
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Our best stores here support the local rescue mission. I found one of the large cassette tape holders for 4.95. I had looked for ages for one. We bought a metal and wood chair, school type chair, for the back porch just recently. Dh will buy clothes there. He's found new, or nearly new clothes from Carhart, LLBean, etc.
I've never had much luck with Goodwill or Salvation Army.
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MadgeRPh--I think the quality of the stores vary by region. I love our local Salvation Army and St. Vincent dePaul, but feel the Goodwill is overpriced and overrated. I also find many good things at yard sales, but in Wisconsin that's seasonal. You may need to visit a few stores and see how you like them.
My big find this weekend was a Pandora-style bracelet with 10 beads on it for $30. Ordinarily, I would not spend this much at a thrift store, but to get an entire bracelet like that for the price is a great deal--and I've wanted one for a couple of years.
I like to check out our Goodwill and Salvation Army but agree with Stamper1996....they are getting overpriced. I saw a picture frame for $3.50 and thought that was a little high , then I was at Walmart and they had one just about like it for $2.50. I love to garage sale too, found lots of good deals there. I have never found any good craft item (or stamp set) at our local thrift stores. I have always wondered if the employees have first chance at that stuff.
Most of the Salvation Armty stores in our area are gone ... Goodwill seems to be taking over and even the small misson or church ran thrift stores are dying off as the yare getting harder to find.
I do check out Goodwill on occasion and have found some buys. I found a brand new Sizzix strip die for 99 cents (these are normally $20) and I have also found new unmounted SU! sets for $3-$4 ... but that said - I think Goodwill is catching on because lately I have been finding the prices of stamps and other craft items to be ridiculous.
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have one store in the area that used to be reasonable, but oh my gosh I was there yesterday and they had one of those black tower fans and wanted $30 for it. well I would rather add a few dollars, buy new and have a warranty. their prices are now insane............but I have about 4 other thrifts around me.
I was on a road trip to a scrapbook store and stopped at a thrift store, I bought one thing and while heading to the door spied a really neat framed picture of three deer. I have been looking for a deer picture as I am opening a hair salon called Deer Crossing Hair Studio. there it was hanging on the wall in a store I have never been to before, just waiting for me to show up and a mere $10 I am so tickled I found it.
Went and in the box of purses under a table I found a like new leather coach purse.........$2 they did not know what they had..........so loving it and all the pockets it has...........and leather, just in time for our winter weather.
I find a lot of Vera Bradley purses at Goodwill for $4.99 each. This past weekend, I found a red paisley Vera Bradley dress and suit cover (for traveling) in great condition for $3.99!
I buy just about all of my clothes there. They sell jeans for $5.49 a pair, and I find my favorite designer brand, Coldwater Creek, jeans there quite often. Coldwater Creek jeans go for $80 new online.
I have found several SU! sets at the big Goodwill store in south Orlando (on S. Orange Blossom Trail a few blocks north of the FL mall); they usually sell them for $2.99 each.
I only just bought a suit jacket and good shirt for my son to wear to his wk function $9.00 for both I thought that was a bargain considering it wont fit him for his YR12 formal next year I thought for a few hrs it was worth it, always looking for wk shirts for hubby. happy shopping ladies.