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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Does anyone else shop at thrift stores? I haven't been in a while and I am going at lunch today with a coworker. I hope we find great stuff!!
post #2 of 27
I used to go a lot when I was in college!

We used to find a lot of great name brand stuff for SO cheap!

I haven't been to one in years tho!
post #3 of 27
I do a lot of home canning and quilts and thrift stores Everything is so cheap. In Utah we have the DI with great deals.
post #4 of 27
I do all of the time.

Let us know what treasures you end up with!
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
I didn't get anything. They were a little more spendy in there than what I remember. A coworker ended up with a nice punch bowl for 5 buck. I will have to try to look again next week.
post #6 of 27
Ya that stinks. Maybe it is different in states. Sorry you did not hit the pot of gold in thee.
post #7 of 27
I buy alot of paperback books at Goodwill. I'll also see what they have for vases,knickknacks or seasonal merchandise.
post #8 of 27
Yes I do love the thrift stores. We have three in our little country community. They are Salvation Army, Hospice and Habitat for Humanity.
The problem is I find so many nice things, I don't enjoy going to Belks and Pennys anymore because of the high prices. I have lost 15 pounds. This week I tried on my summer clothes and nothing fits. So I have to go for a serious shopping trip to find some shorts and casual clothes.
post #9 of 27
I love going to Thrift stores! I have to wear dress clothes to work and there I can get a variety without draining my pocketbook!
post #10 of 27
That's where I buy most of my clothes!

The clothes I am wearing right now... pants cost me less than $10 and the shirt less than $5.

I can buy a whole new wardrobe for well under $100. It just takes some patience to find the good stuff.
post #11 of 27
Is that like a second hand shop?
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by fwan
Is that like a second hand shop?
Yes... it's just another term for a Second Hand Shop.

i do shop in them occasionally... when you don't have a car, it's kinda hard.

I did get a coffee table for 9 bucks once many years ago out in California at a thrift store... we stripped the old chipped stain, repaired a couple of divots in the wood and restained it... turns out it's a Drexel piece... from the Declaration Series... not a clue how much it's worth... but I don't like the color anymore and want to restrip it and bring it back to a lighter shade... a light honey... right now it's Cherry... too dark for me anymore...

I'm taking it back from my parents house in CA once I get to Portland!

Amanda
post #13 of 27
I like to go to thrift stores, i find name brand stuff for cheap but i have to catch it at the right time it seems. There have been times when its just crap! When i go i have to be in the "mood" because its alot of searching and looking!
post #14 of 27
I love going to thrift stores! Only the ones that are actually in Houston are quite trendy and play loud music like a department store!

I wouldnt mind stopped by Goodwill for clothes but the nearest one to me isnt actually there? I went and checked because I was looking for something for my Halloween costume.
post #15 of 27
I used to shop at them, but then the one I really liked closed down, and the other one doesn't really having anything nice.

So I generally keep an eye out for clearance sales and I'm a big fan of handmedowns!
post #16 of 27
I haven't shopped at any yet, but my broher wants to take me thrift store shopping soon. I have a feeling it is going to be really fun.
post #17 of 27
Love them! My coffee table ($10), nightstand ($5), microwave cart ($10) and TV cart ($10) all came from thrift stores, as do a lot of my clothes.
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
I am going again on Tuesday. The people selling their stuff at our set their own prices and some look like they aer trying to make a living off of it. Hopefully I find some summer work clothes next time!
post #19 of 27
My friend Jen has 4 boys, all under 11 and she pretty much dresses them out of thrift stores. We like the Salvation Army, on days when its all you can stuff in a bag, for $10. Last trip, I got a beautiful real silk 2-piece dress. THAT alone was worth $10, not to mention the other stuff I bought.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by katl8e
My friend Jen has 4 boys, all under 11 and she pretty much dresses them out of thrift stores. We like the Salvation Army, on days when its all you can stuff in a bag, for $10. Last trip, I got a beautiful real silk 2-piece dress. THAT alone was worth $10, not to mention the other stuff I bought.
My aunt dressed my cousin in garage sale clothes for alomst his entire childhood he was rough on clothes so they didn't last long anyway so good thing she didn't have to pay full price
post #21 of 27
Yup I do most of my clothes shopping at thrift stores. I get some nice dishes there as well.
post #22 of 27
My mom and sister are positively addicted to thrift stores, and have gotten some really nice furniture, dishes, etc., there. We have very few in my area, though there's a new one in my town that just sells second-hand furniture, so now I can easily buy old upholstered chairs for Jamie to sharpen his claws on. Our town has a huge open-air flea market once a year, though, and I've gotten books, pyrex dishes, cutlery, etc., there.
There's a really interesting one in the next town, that Cindy would love - it has all kinds of things for twins (baby carriages, strollers, bikes, clothes). People can buy or barter there.
post #23 of 27
I have 3 growing boys I have to buy at thrift stores.
post #24 of 27
I buy most of my work clothes at thrift stores, because my job is kind of hard on clothes, and new clothes would get ruined too soon. But I find a lot of casual shirts and slacks there, too. I like to browse thru the electronic junk and tools, also. It's a guy thing, I guess.
A major aircraft manufacturer in the area operates a surplus store south of here, where they sell alot of their cast off tools and equipment. My computer and monitor came from there, under $200.00.
post #25 of 27
I love thrift stores. My cat club, the Wellington Cat Club held a thrift store at the local flea market today and we made $200 in just under three hours.
post #26 of 27
WOW we need to do that here..
post #27 of 27
I mean thrift stall. I'm convinced I'm dyslexic. It's a really good idea!
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