Thrift Stores?

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Registered: 03-16-1999
Thrift Stores?
Wed, 07-17-2013 - 10:36pm

Hi! I love thrifting and wonder if anyone else finds treasures in thrift stores.


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Registered: 04-16-2008
In reply to: trudyu
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 12:52am

I don't go to thrift store (or any other store for that matter) unless I need something.  Yes, once in a while there are some good deals.

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Registered: 08-13-2007
In reply to: trudyu
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 9:20am

I love shopping at thrift stores!  I really didn't take advantage of them for a long while but it is quite amazing what you can find there.  With three growing kids, I've been able to find nearly new clothes for them, most of them brand name, for really good prices.  I've also bought movies, books, board games, linens, etc. all at fantastic deals.  Love it! 


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Registered: 06-06-2001
In reply to: lizmvr
Fri, 07-26-2013 - 12:04pm

I think linens are one of the best things to get at thrift stores. There are often ones that haven't been used much, and you can create your own sheet sets with mixed and matched patterns and colors. I have gotten lots of kitchen towels, sheets, pillow cases, and curtains from the thrift store.

I love using the pillow cases for gift bags of large items, too. They're great for "wrapping" stuff that I ship to my brother for Christmas, and there are usually Christmas themed ones at thrift stores around the holidays, too.

I do buy clothes at the thrift store, but I will admit that lately I've become a bit pickier--I have too much basic stuff at home to justify more of that and finding good fits on more professional stuff can be difficult and time consuming at the thrift store.

I totally agree that getting books at thrift stores is a great idea, too!


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