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« Reply #300 on: December 03, 2017, 07:02:57 PM »
I tried that garbage bag trick once and it didn't touch the burnt on stuff. With a couple of pans, even the lye took a very long time to loosen the crud.

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« Reply #301 on: March 03, 2018, 12:50:32 PM »
So I took the kids to the thrift store rummage sale.....

Spent about $40 total. Best find: nearly new knock off instant pot for $8.

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« Reply #302 on: March 03, 2018, 03:48:57 PM »
Just got a brand new stylish work top, tags still on, from a mid-high end store, 100% silk for $2.

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« Reply #303 on: March 06, 2018, 08:01:45 AM »
I have a funny find. Two plastic dinosaurs for $1.99. I am making them into succulent planters as lots of people have done online. I am a huge Jurassic Park fan and thought this was a good way to celebrate the awesomeness of dinosaurs. I am spray painted them last night so I need to check them today to see how they turned out once dry.
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« Reply #304 on: March 07, 2018, 01:57:23 AM »
Today I found a 4m length of soft mossy green viyella type fabric for $4, and a kimono style dressing gown patterrn 50c. Thats tomorrows project, and goodbye to the disintegrating relic I have worn for the last 10+ years!

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« Reply #305 on: March 07, 2018, 05:16:38 AM »
This was not a thrift store find but when I cleaned out my Mom's home after she passed she had an old clay type jug with a lid on it full of change. It came to the house and sat for maybe a year till we decided to count up all the change in our house, hers included. So anyway, the jug was a light teal color with some light hairline spider cracks in the paint. I kind of liked the color but the whole thing was kind of ugly. I didn't want to throw it out because it was Mom's. So it sat for a while and I decided I wanted to paint it. I looked for that teal color but couldn't find the exact color. So one day at Walmart I found a darker turquoise color and right away I knew it was THE color! My Hub painted it and it is gorgeous! It has a little shine to it too! I absolutely love it. So my point is, you might find an ugly duckling at a thrift store, but a little spray paint can do miracles!

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« Reply #306 on: March 07, 2018, 07:31:58 AM »
Where I live thrift stores are super popular so they're a bit pricy, but some decent deals can be found. I got a pair of leather boots for 15, my sister bought almost the same pair new for 140. Also found a pair of dance shoes in great condition for 10, they would have retailed over 100. Both were mislabeled as the wrong size, so maybe that's why they hadn't been scooped up earlier.
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« Reply #307 on: March 07, 2018, 09:24:53 AM »
Purchased a bread machine for $1.50. I have been using it weekly for two years and it's still going strong!

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« Reply #308 on: March 07, 2018, 11:27:28 AM »
Couple of weeks ago, i saw a high dollar men's sweater in new condition at my fave thrift store. It's a fancy Italian brand I recognized from my Nordstrom days. It had a shawl collar and I didn't know if DH would like it. It was $14.00, so I passed. Yesterday, I found it on the $1.00 clearance rack, plus it was 10% off your entire purchase day. Ninety cents was a risk I was willing to take. DH likes it and looks so handsome in it. He didn't take it off, but wore it for the rest of the evening, with the "expensive" $14.00 price tag hanging from the sleeve. Funny guy.
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« Reply #309 on: March 07, 2018, 12:45:31 PM »
I just scored a pair of like-new Merrell walking shoes for $10. at Savers, and they were something I needed.

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« Reply #310 on: March 07, 2018, 05:54:42 PM »
We are headed to the northeast in a couple of days. Needed ski/snow clothes for us/kids. Found 3 pairs of kid ski pants at the thrift for 50-cents each. Boots for me for about $5. Not my style but they are warm and will do. Boots for DD for 50-cents. 

Now I have to find some reasonable gloves/mittens.

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« Reply #311 on: March 07, 2018, 11:18:11 PM »
Our coffee pot died this morning. It gave out after working hard for 10 years. Replacement was not optional. Nice stainless steel replacement for $13 at Goodwill. No gaps in morn8ng coffee, thank my lucky stars!

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« Reply #312 on: March 08, 2018, 12:09:19 AM »
I went to a new consignment store and found a lovely pair of maternity work pants and maternity work shirt for $12.

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« Reply #313 on: March 08, 2018, 10:10:29 AM »
Got a brand new Ann Taylor skirt with the tags still on it. $4.75.

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« Reply #314 on: March 08, 2018, 01:27:06 PM »
Couple of weeks ago, i saw a high dollar men's sweater in new condition at my fave thrift store. It's a fancy Italian brand I recognized from my Nordstrom days. It had a shawl collar and I didn't know if DH would like it. It was $14.00, so I passed. Yesterday, I found it on the $1.00 clearance rack, plus it was 10% off your entire purchase day. Ninety cents was a risk I was willing to take. DH likes it and looks so handsome in it. He didn't take it off, but wore it for the rest of the evening, with the "expensive" $14.00 price tag hanging from the sleeve. Funny guy.

I decided to wash said sweater today and found the original price tag inside. The actual price had been clipped. I'm sure it was a gift to someone who didn't like the collar. What a waste for some poor soul, but so glad it isn't me!
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« Reply #315 on: March 10, 2018, 03:49:41 PM »
sweaters are 2$ this weekend and I got 6 of them.

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« Reply #316 on: March 11, 2018, 07:18:20 PM »
We are headed to the northeast in a couple of days. Needed ski/snow clothes for us/kids. Found 3 pairs of kid ski pants at the thrift for 50-cents each. Boots for me for about $5. Not my style but they are warm and will do. Boots for DD for 50-cents. 

Now I have to find some reasonable gloves/mittens.

These purchases have been awesome.....snow is knee deep. Kids change from wet snow pants to dry ones and I can actually get out there in my boots and $1 ski pants (an earlier thrift purchase).

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« Reply #317 on: July 02, 2018, 11:09:53 AM »
So stoked. I stopped in at my local thrift shop to look for some hanging-around-the-house-or-exercising shorts. Not only did I find three cute pairs, but I also got three dresses! One is like new, one has the tags still on, the third is in fine shape, and they all fit and flatter. I'm somewhat picky about fit, so it's doubly great to find all this stuff at once. Grand total after rounding up to make a donation: $32. That's pretty extravagant as far as thrift shop prices, but I'm so excited anyway.

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« Reply #318 on: July 03, 2018, 02:33:27 PM »
Y'all are a bad, bad influence.

I read through this thread yesterday, and "randomly" stopped by my friendly neighborhood Salvation Army yesterday.  ("Randomly" as in "I got on my bike with a backpack and rode over there...")

For $10.80, I got an athletic top (the tank style, with a built-in bra, which was the only thing I really needed), a pretty skirt WITH POCKETS! (OMG, I am so freakin' tickled with this! And it's got tons of cool embroidery and detail that I would never sew into a skirt I make!) and a somewhat-dressy sleeveless top.

The third top, though it sounds the least exciting, went under the sewing machine this morning and now fits me without my bra showing. (I took up the shoulder seams about 3/4 inch on both sides.) It's got a cool pattern, and looks adult-y and is some synthetic silky material that doesn't touch me in very many places -- perfect for the hot part of summer. I am wearing it now, with some shorts I collected for $5 or so a few months back...

Now to remove the stinky-est tank top from my dresser...
(I swear, I soak them in enzyme solution every couple of months, and they still get incurably stinky. Any suggestions?)

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« Reply #319 on: July 05, 2018, 11:24:58 AM »
Anyone been to Plato's Closet? I bought $290 retail worth of athletic wear for $75 last week. Under armor hoodie, brand new adidas shorts, university sweatpants, really nice name brand stuff all discounted.

I love thrift shopping!

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« Reply #320 on: July 05, 2018, 09:23:46 PM »
My doctor has been pushing me to get an ergonomic split keyboard, but I've hesitated because of cost and because I've not been able to find a backlit one and have trouble seeing a black keyboard in the evening. Today I found an old MS Natural for 99 cents. It's in perfect working order, all keys working and still readable, and it's white.

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« Reply #321 on: July 06, 2018, 10:35:46 AM »
My doctor has been pushing me to get an ergonomic split keyboard, but I've hesitated because of cost and because I've not been able to find a backlit one and have trouble seeing a black keyboard in the evening. Today I found an old MS Natural for 99 cents. It's in perfect working order, all keys working and still readable, and it's white.
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« Reply #322 on: July 07, 2018, 12:43:57 AM »
My middle kid is OBSESSED with human body books. Found a very cool human anatomy poster for him today, already framed.
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« Reply #323 on: July 10, 2018, 08:07:37 PM »
I am currently pregnant and have bought most of my hospital bag/maternity clothes from the thrift store. At my last venture I found:

- Super cute cat pjs in a larger size
- A soft thin robe, it looked brand new
- A striped maternity shirt, brand name too!
- A beautiful maroon maternity shirt
- A large pair of leggings
- A pair of cheapie yoga pants to wear

All of this was $44, but I had a $10 off coupon because I donated my old clothes. It's a win -win situation!

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« Reply #324 on: July 12, 2018, 08:50:07 PM »
I always hunt thrift stores for antique canning jars.  I love they way they look in my pantry with chalkboard labels filled with dry goods.  Anyway, a couple of days ago I FINALLY found an H over A jar.  I've been looking for one of these for years, but also refuse to pay more than $1 for a jar.
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« Reply #325 on: July 13, 2018, 06:24:26 AM »
Hey all. I think one person has mentioned this already but I got my wedding dress in a charity shop earlier this year. There are a few shops in the country where I live that specialise in bridal/occasion wear. I was never going to buy new for something I'd wear for one day. It's was 150 and I did need it taken up so an extra 80 for alterations. It's the most expensive dress I've ever had but still nothing compared to the grotesque thousands that it seems like the majority of women spend here.
Also, it was simple and beautiful and I looked like a bride and we're now married so great success all round!