Shopping Fluff

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Shopping Fluff
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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 8:36am

1. Do you shop locally?

2. How much shopping do you do online?

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?

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Avatar for savcal2011
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Registered: 10-06-2010
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 9:08am

1. Do you shop locally? -- As much as possible, yes. This is fairly important to me.

2. How much shopping do you do online? -- very little.  Usually only the occasional birthday gift. And Amazon for books, etc.  Christmas shopping raises the frequence a bit but not much.

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales? -- No.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 9:12am

1. Do you shop locally?

Yes

2. How much shopping do you do online?

Depending on the type of time of year, much more at Christmas time. 

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?

Yes

Avatar for rollmops2009
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 9:27am

1. Do you shop locally? For many things, yes, most really. We live downtown, so except for 2-3 outings to Ikea every year, most other stuff is within walking distance.

2. How much shopping do you do online? Virtually all books and movies, all plane tickets and occasional clothes and other odds and ends.

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales? Used to in the US, but here there are not many thrift stores or flea markets that are any fun. I am usually too cheap to invest in antiques.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 9:47am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>1. Do you shop locally?</p><p>2. How much shopping do you do online?</p><p>3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?</p>

Yes.

Yes, In fact I shop more online.  I've had a lot of luck selling a couple items online too, I tried selling stuff on ebay a few years back but wasn't as successful.  My favorite sites are amazon and ebay, I also go directly to label sites for some things too. 

We have a garage sale every year and I attend some too.  I don't really antique shop but there's this local furniture store that sells mdse on consignment, The owner has negotiated with me everything I've bought there - the last was a loveseat I was able to get at almost 1/2 off her asking price. 

 


 


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Registered: 05-31-2011
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 10:04am

1. I shop at a local meat market that carries items from local farms and bakeries. I buy a lot of our meat and dairy there. I've been buying our coffee at a local coffeehouse too because it's freshly roasted and heavenly. I primarily stick to a local grocery chain for other things.

2. We shop a fair amount online, especially the 13 year old. I pay his allowance through PayPal and then every now and then a box arrives for him. 

3. I'm reactivating my frugality currently, teaching dsd how to find great deals at consignment stores and thrift shops. I plan to take her to yard sales this summer. I haven't been in years. 

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 10:17am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>1. Do you shop locally?</p><p>2. How much shopping do you do online?</p><p>3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?</p>

Oh a thread after my own heart :)

1.  As much as I can.  I buy most of my meats from a local farm.  it is NOT cheaper, not by a long shot.  but it's darn tasty :) I get my eggs from there, too and the reason is this:  I've had cats for 10 years.  We also used to have cats when I was a little girl and I distinctly remember my Mom letting them lick yolk remnants off plates before washing them.  And the cats luuuurved egg yolk.  Fast foward a couple decades and my cats have never even been remotely interested in egg or egg yolk.  I just figured the cats were weird or something.  Then my CSA share gave me 2 dozen eggs every month and suddenly, the cats were all "rrrr?  Egg yolk??? MY FAVORITE!!!!"  Tried a half dozen store bought eggs and again, they were all, "no, not so much."    So now the only eggs I eat are from the farm.

2.  I do a good bit.  The reality of life in the 21st century is that as much as I try to buy locally, not everything I want or need can be had locally.  So I buy as much as I can locally and after that, I don't sweat what I buy online.

3.  Absolutely, I do.  IN fact yesterday I just scored a Singer 301 (tan) in a No. 65 cabinet, with a full set of attachments AND 2 dozen bobbins, AND a zigzagger AND a buttonholer.  For $35.  The zigzagger and buttonhole attachments along could bring $30-40 each.  I got them from the ReStore center near Baltimore.  I'm not sure yet if I'm keeping this one or selling it, but if i sell it, I'll send the proceeds back to the ReStore center--It's Habitat for Humanity, so I'm good with passing the profits along.  And I *did* tell them they had grossly underpriced the set and offered to pay more than $35 for it.  (They refused because the wire to the foot controller is shot but that's not that difficult to have fixed.)

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 10:21am

Here's a picture of the new member of the herd.  Don't mind the mess in the background; the living/dining room are in flux until I get the last of the carpet up.

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 10:44am

I"m drooling all over the keyboard.  That 301 can come to live at my house.  It'll be in great company.  And can share bobbins with the Featherweight.   At Historic Enterprises, I sew on a 301.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 10:48am

1.  Yes, as much as possible.

2.  Not much.  Some books, some sewing items (not fabric but bobbins, notions, needles, etc. if I can't get them locally).  We are replacing some Visions and cast iron cookware online.

3.  Of course but not as much since my mil died.  She loved thrift store shopping and could always talk me into going.  I don't have as much excuse anymore.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 10:59am

1. Do you shop locally?

Yes, I try to as much as possible.  I shop at the local grocery store for most of our food and like a few local stores for other items.  The hardest thing is clothes.

2. How much shopping do you do online?  The kids shoes, cleats and sporting equipment, uniforms and some special food items.  OH and savcal reminded me about Amazon, I buy or download tons of free books from Amazon on a weekly basis.   Kids buy movies, books and songs.

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?

OH yes, love them.  I am a firm believe in reduce, resuse and recycle.  I both give and buy from thrift or resale shops.  

PumpkinAngel

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