Thrift Stores

  • Hothouse

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    Mar 08, 2013 4:44 PM GMT
    Do you shop at Thrift stores?
    If you do, what type of store and what are you looking for?
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    Mar 08, 2013 5:39 PM GMT
    They sell good old furniture and painting but they are cheap...
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    Mar 08, 2013 5:39 PM GMT
    Good ,Will , family Thrift, Salvation Army Stores.

    I went through a phase where i'd by old pieces of furniture and re-do them..

    Sanding, re-staining and upholstering.. I love doing that .
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    Mar 08, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
  • Karl

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    Mar 08, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    ^ he beat me to iticon_redface.gif
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    Mar 08, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    Not as much as I used to. Most thrift stores have gotten clever and now bring people in to appraise the value of donations. Not as many first editions, first printings of "The Color Purple" and 1814 editions of Ramsay's "The LIFE of George Washington, commander in chief of the etc., etc.," selling for 75 cents as there once were...icon_sad.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Mar 08, 2013 11:27 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidNot as much as I used to. Most thrift stores have gotten clever and now bring people in to appraise the value of donations. Not as many first editions, first printings of "The Color Purple" and 1814 editions of Ramsay's "The LIFE of George Washington, commander in chief of the etc., etc.," selling for 75 cents as there once were...icon_sad.gif

    Blame it on the "Antiques Road Show"
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    Mar 09, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    turbobilly saidNot as much as I used to. Most thrift stores have gotten clever and now bring people in to appraise the value of donations. Not as many first editions, first printings of "The Color Purple" and 1814 editions of Ramsay's "The LIFE of George Washington, commander in chief of the etc., etc.," selling for 75 cents as there once were...icon_sad.gif

    Blame it on the "Antiques Road Show"


    Do you get that too? My condolences. It is funny to see their faces when they are told it's not worth anything. You can see the resentment in their face when they nod along to the guff about sentimental value icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 09, 2013 10:29 AM GMT
    Anocxu saidGood ,Will , family Thrift, Salvation Army Stores.
    Do not donate to or shop at Salvation Army. They are a right-wing christian run organization that is transphobic and homophobic among other things.
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    Mar 09, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
    99 cent store or dollar store for:

    Napkins
    dish detergent
    bar soaps
    sometimes lotion
    shaver blades
    tea
    bad for you snacks
  • jo2hotbod

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    Mar 09, 2013 7:08 PM GMT
    I don't but a friend of mine does and buys pretty much everything he needs
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Mar 09, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    Be careful with the clothes. We have them here in LA called "out of the closet" and I had two patients one in oct and one a few weeks ago come in with lice and bedbugs. They swear it was from trying on the thrift shop clothes.
    just putting that out there

  • 1blind_dog

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    Mar 09, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Integrity11 said[/cite]99 cent store or dollar store for:

    ^^^Those aren't thrift stores. We're talkin second hand stuff

    I live in a ski area and our thrift store has some pretty good stuff thanks to so many people around here with money.
  • PolaroidSwing...

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    Mar 09, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    Hah I buy most of the stuff that I wear from thrift/consignment shops (except pants). I like vintage; especially stuff with interesting patterns or color schemes. Plus I think that a lot of that stuff is more sophisticated then what's cheaply available in the stores now.

    Sometimes I find nice newer stuff too though, I have a Yves Saint Laurent button up and an Oscar de la Renta sweater; both of which I got for 3-4$.
  • Apparition

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    Mar 09, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
    antiques (pottery, bronze, oak, glass)

    work clothes ( mostly things that will get dirty, jeans, tank tops, tshirts, coats)

    suits (yay 12$ versace)

    costume parts
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    tutorials for those on instructables
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    Mar 09, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidNot as much as I used to. Most thrift stores have gotten clever and now bring people in to appraise the value of donations.


    A few second-hand clothing shops here have prices higher than the trendy retail chains.
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    Mar 09, 2013 7:58 PM GMT
    I've never been in one.
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    Mar 09, 2013 8:05 PM GMT
    The thrift shops around here put so much crap out that I don't think a street bum would wear. I can find better stuff on sale for not much more money.

    I collect old cameras though and occasionally browse for those but usually don't have much luck.
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    Mar 09, 2013 8:11 PM GMT
    used to donate there......now need to shop there.

    There is one Goodwill where all the goods from the silk stocking part of town end up, loads of preppy shirts with names like Lands End, etc.
    Stuff at Salv Army looks alot more worn down as to the clothing.
  • ADL14

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    Mar 09, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    I go to Plato's Closet for some clothes. Found a Lacoste puffer vest for $18. Not much from Goodwill, but I've bought a few decent things from there.
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    Mar 09, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    I had to stop buying clothing because I didn't want to end up on "Hoarders."
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  • MidwesternKid

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    Mar 09, 2013 9:04 PM GMT
    There are about 12 within a half hour drive from me. I visit them frequently for shirts for work, sweatpants, and hoodies. I ware those types of clothing down quickly so it only makes sense to get the best deal I can get.
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    Mar 09, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    My neighbors put these out with their garbage...they're mine, now...
    chairs 001
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    Mar 09, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    I don't but I should start shopping there.

    I can't believe at one point I used to spend $40-$60 on shirts, so stupid of me, I need to find a way to save money.
  • Hothouse

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    Mar 15, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
    JustTheTip saidBe careful with the clothes. We have them here in LA called "out of the closet" and I had two patients one in oct and one a few weeks ago come in with lice and bedbugs. They swear it was from trying on the thrift shop clothes.
    just putting that out there



    I don't buy clothes at thrift stores that often, but I have.
    I wouldn't try on anything or wear it before washing or dry cleaning.
    I have found brand new clothes, still with the tags, cheap - but even then I'll wash 'em first.