Thrift stores

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  1. Newport 66

    Newport 66 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Anyone else here go looking for deals at thrift stores? Julie has always been a "thrifter" and she finds some great deals on things we can actually use. Some clothes, dishes, decoration stuff etc.
    Today we went bumming and stopped at a store to check it out. I found this and although it's a Chevy, for $2.50 I couldn't go wrong. Maybe I'll build it and put a rod through the block.....:D

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    68PK21 440.6bbl Senior Member

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    Naaa flip it on eekBay for a Grand$$$$

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  3. stubs300

    stubs300 Senior Member

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    I occasionally find myself killin some time in a thrift shop, I don't buy a lot but sometimes find a steal! Cool find!
     
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  4. live4theking

    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Sometimes there are some real treasures hidden in the "trash".
     
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  5. Pete Kaczmarski

    Pete Kaczmarski Senior Member

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    Yep. Parents were from the depression era. You buy things when a "good deal" to use when needed. Don't wait or you will pay more.
     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    1970FuryConv Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thrift stores are a great way to clothe family, especially kids.
    If you don't believe me, check out dept store pricing on kid's clothing.
    Most of our shirts, pants, coats, and shoes are from thrift stores.
     
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    Stern70 Active Member

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    Is it bad when you need to stop by the thrift store on the first date because you ran out of stuff?
     
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    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Until recently we had a Salvation Army thrift store in this area. Picked up a lot of good buys over the years. One of my favorite was an S-K 1/2" drive socket set with all the original sockets from circa 1933 in the original case for $2.50.

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  10. 3C's & a D?

    3C's & a D? Well-Known Member

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    Oh boy, don't get me going! I've been a collector since seven years old, and started thrifting around twelve. I realized I was becoming a hoarder, and sold/gave away alot of stuff. My apartment is clean and orderly, with alot of unnecessary collection's. But I have alot of "free" storage, which is how the problem started. I just found this coffee table a few hours ago. It is made by a Canadian company "Delicraft". It's solid walnut except the large flat panel on top. It will need replacement due to water damage and scratched veneer. The solid walnut wave edge on the end's are a bit beat up after 40-50 years, and will need a bit of work. I tried to talk myself out of it , but couldn't walk away without it. Nine bucks, but will require around 4-6 hours work and the replacement panel to be presentable. Good, classic, coffee tables are hard to come by. My other coffee table I found about eight years ago was love at first sight! Also a Delicraft, also walnut, a little prettier, still wears it's original finish. Was fifteen bucks, needed the staples pulled, new glue, and staples. Also found a bearing race/seal installation tool at the same store tonight, twenty bucks, made by Auto body now, for installing fender bearings?

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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Depends on if "stuff" means condoms... some things you don't want want to buy old or used... :lol:
     
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    When we travel the wife makes me stop at thrift stores.
    She always finds gold for cheap.
    We've panned and sluice boxed for gold all over Colorado.
    She always finds more in thrift stores than we can find in the creeks.
    Tools are always great to look at and occasionally a deal arrives.
     
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    BLUPORT Carpe Diem Cras FCBO Gold Member

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    None of the thrift stores around here sell lube...
     
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    I love thrift stores and hit up at least one of the local shop once a week, always seem to find stuff we need and a few treasures on top of that.

    Man I would love that coffee table 3C's....my daughter is decorating the basement in a late 70's theme and that table would be perfect!