I Love Second Hand Stores

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    My Favorite

    My favorite second hand store has a special every Tuesday: All the clothing you can stuff into a normal plastic grocery bag for $5.  Same thing with housewares but it costs $10.  Last time I went, I managed to jam 9 garments into my grocery sack.I love it.  Now that it's...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Sep 14, 2011

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    As I am writing this right now, I'm thinking about putting on my $3.00 brand new Ralph Lauren denim jacket and heading off to my local Goodwill in hopes to find something fun to go out on the town tonight. Having recently divorced, I've had to start my whole life over...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2009

    So Interesting

    I just love walking through old second hand stores. I love the old unique and original things that you know you won't find anywhere else. My main obsession is actually (strangely enough) ashtrays and little bowls. I think they are just so cute and handy and for some...
    jasminjane jasminjane
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2008

    New stuff is so expensive!

    Stuff a new $150- $200 woolen coat when you can get one for $5 in mint condition! Silly silly
    lucycoco lucycoco
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2014


    I too love second hand stores, and charity shops, you can pick up some real bargains, and the money goes to charity, in our little town we have quite a few charity shops...
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    2 Responses Jul 26, 2013


    I love walking through the goodwill and second hand stores. You can find the most interesting things there. People who have had these things for years finillay get rid of them. Its nice for items that you cant find elsewhere like dolls, old clothing and more.
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

    Never Would've Imagined I'd Go In One!

    I've never been rich by any means. We were always lower middle class growing up... so I got the cool styles a year after everyone else usually. Still, my mom always about us clothes in a department store, we bought name brand everything, etc....she was snobby like that. lol The...
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez
    26-30, F
    Oct 27, 2011

    2nd Hand Stores

    I love looking for VHS movies and good cds at these stores. It's fun!
    julievangel julievangel
    Jul 5, 2010

    Love Books

    I can just spend all day browsing I have even been known too sit down and start reading the books lol my local secondhand bookstore has also got a coffee shop downstairs so it is ideal I love old books especially on history and this store has got a massive selection so it is like...
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2013

    ..Cheap Dresses!

    Occasionaly, I will buy retail!, but, on the pension, you have to save your pennies!   I shop at the thrift shop for dresses on half price day!The other day I purchased a nice pair of slip on shoes for $4.00 Yes! I shop at thrift shops!
    mzdivine mzdivine
    Jan 9, 2009

    I Like Buying My Sweatshirts There

    I live in the desert, and each year, I buy several over sized sweatshirts to add to my collection.  They are cheap, and so comfy. I also love buying used books - especially if I am only going to read them once.  Why pay full price if I am only...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jan 3, 2009
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