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« on: Jan 28 08 08:59 »
Does anybody do this ?

  I was looking for some pictures on-line of Vancouver past for a scrapbook.  They are few and far between.  So I went to the local thrift store here, and came away with 9 hard-cover coffee table books of Van for under 6 bucks.  (time of publication was perfect for what I was looking for)

  There's always a little 'creepy factor' shopping at thrift stores, but there is some neat stuff there, if you've got it in you to have a good look around.

  Anybody every shop at a thrift store ?  And if so, did you come across a good find ?  
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Re: Thrift Stores
« Reply #1 on: Jan 28 08 09:09 »
city of vancouver has a great before and after photo's but they're not really pictures.
no i can't say i've shopped at a thrift store, except a few times when i was younger.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 28 08 09:20 »
I browse the thrift stores once in a while, PC.  I don't buy the clothes, shoes, and bags there.  Don't trust where it has been.  Actually, the only things that I would trust buying are knick knacks, glass stuff, vases, and the occasional book if it looks to be in decent shape.  I do however much prefer garage/yard/moving sales and have found many great deals through them instead.

  The smell in these thrift stores get to me.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 28 08 09:34 »
I love thrift stores!
 
 I usually buy funky retro t-shirts, strange or retro coffee mugs/beer steins/shot glasses and books.
 
 A lot of Mr LM's work clothes (jeans, swestshirts) have come from the Sally Ann- why pay full price when something is going to get covered in grease and dirt anyways?
 
   
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 28 08 10:08 »
Oh, and I also like consignment stores.  


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« Reply #5 on: Jan 28 08 10:35 »
I've also bought several games there.  They are SO expensive regular price. I picked up a game we really wanted, but it was $45 in the stores.  The box was in mint condition, had the rule book, but it looked like there were pieces missing.  I saw a second one, with a tattered and torn box, no rules but had more pieces.  I bought them both for a total of 2 bucks...combined them and threw out the left overs. (kept a few pieces in case we lost anything)   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/g015.gif" border=0]  
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 28 08 10:53 »
Thrift stores? -  Love 'em!  
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 29 08 11:15 »
What's your best 'find' there Gophie ?
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 29 08 11:20 »
More or less everything I'm wearing at this very moment - if you keep visiting them you eventually strike a day when one of the big stores taken down a heap of stock it's decided to clear out to make way for something new.  
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 29 08 11:25 »
We have 'liquidator' stores here that get the closeout stock from other stores.  All items are new though, whereas our thrift stores are probably 98% used items.
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 29 08 11:27 »
I wait until the thrift stores get new (i.e. in their original packaging), it doesn't happen very often, but when it does I find that it's been worth the wait.
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 29 08 11:34 »
I'm coming to YOUR thrift stores.  

    I find lately, the thrift stores equate anything old, with being valuable.  Sometimes old is just old, but  I actually enjoy the hunt.  I once found a Grade One, Dick and Jane book for 10 cents.  I bought for nostalgic purposes, but curiosity drove me to look it up on line, where I discovered it's worth anywhere from $200 to $400.  
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 29 08 07:22 »
P.C. wrote:
 I'm coming to YOUR thrift stores.  

    I find lately, the thrift stores equate anything old, with being valuable.  Sometimes old is just old, but  I actually enjoy the hunt.  I once found a Grade One, Dick and Jane book for 10 cents.  I bought for nostalgic purposes, but curiosity drove me to look it up on line, where I discovered it's worth anywhere from $300 to $400.

  Where on line do you find out these type of prices? I have some old books and would have no idea how to find out the value!
   

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« Reply #13 on: Jan 30 08 02:03 »
I should clarify that.  These are asking prices, not worth.   I just looked it up again, and all I can find now says it's worth $160.  Still a pretty good profit.

  NSgirl, I usually start by googling the title and author, or I check places like Ruby Lane or Rare Books.

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