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I Love Shopping At Thrift Stores

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    Its So Much Fun

    on days i don't have much to do i love to just go to a big thrift shop and slowly look at the clothes n things sometimes i find some really cute stuff for amazing prices. plus its just fun to look at all the wacky clothes
    justjoni justjoni 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    My favorite experience was

    when I had a yard sale recently when I saw an old woman wearing the exact same thrifter sweater I was wearing. The chances were 1 in a million.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F Aug 30, 2014

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    I'm gonna pop some tags,

    only got $20 in my pocket...
    Christalize Christalize 26-30, F Jan 8, 2014

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    Went to the local goodwill today,

    spent $23 and got a new nightgown, 2 new bras, a white costume dress, and a new prom gown! so excited to try them on and get some pictures :)
    faellorien faellorien 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    My mom got me this awesome lamp today

    for only $2.80. Well, I really like it anyway :)
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2015

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    I love shopping at thrift stores cuz

    that is the only place I can find something in my size.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M Aug 4, 2015

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    Creative Alternative To Tp-ing Someone

    In high school I was in love (or so I thought) with a bastard. It happens. After about 18mo of his bullshit I wised up and gave up. But not without a little fun ;) Over the summer I had become good friends with another girl Brian had burned. One day we were shopping at The 'Will...
    MommyGoneMad MommyGoneMad 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2011

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    I live in a fairly wealthy area

    and I can't believe the things people give away. I just got back from Goodwill with 2 nearly new tops. Total retail value new is probably about 100 bucks. I paid 8 dollars!!
    KateM15 KateM15 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    They Were Thrift Stores, Now They're Charity Shops .. Nothing's Changed For Me!

    Been a second-hand clothes junkie since I was 13/14 years old back in the States. Now it's just second nature as I love being able to get decent, unusual clothes for next to nothing. There are some people in this town who are really weird about it and think it's disgusting - ...
    littledharmabum littledharmabum 26-30, F 20 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    I am addicted to thrifting & going into antique

    malls. It's gotten to the point that I should probably open up an etsy or an eBay account. I'm obsessed with jadeite fireking dishware & antique avon things.
    alrightsprite alrightsprite 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Bought this at goodwill the other day!

    I don't understand why some people are always like "I would never shop at thrift stores!" You're really missing out on some good deals
    TheOcarinaHero TheOcarinaHero 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    really wanna to thrift shopping again maybe

    for new sweaters, and I really reallyyy want velvet clothing •~•
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F Dec 1, 2015

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    XavierSenpai XavierSenpai 13-15, M Jul 6, 2015

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    I just recently stepped into the world of

    thrifting when I was browsing YouTube videos and stumbled across the Goodwill $5 challenge haul videos! A lot of people were finding amazing things for the low there! So I decided to go shopping and on my first trip I found a pair of Banana Republic and Ann Taylor Loft pants...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 13, 2015

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    You can go in with 20 bucks

    and come out with 200 dollars worth of designer clothing. Jeans at my local goodwill are 5 DOLLARS! A good pair of jeans are upwards of 50 bucks! I never even go to the mall.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14, 2015

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    In so many aspects of my life,

    from the daily to various events of which I am a part, the thrift store has played a role. From the obvious like Goodwill and the Salvation Army Thrift Store to little obscure donation-fueled resale storefronts, it is something of a treasure hunt to explore these places...
    WellFrog WellFrog 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    I always find the coolest

    and most unique things. I love how I can get stuff for dirt cheap and then go home and DIY the hell out of it to really make it my own. There's no shame in it, all sorts of people from all walks of life shop there so boo to those who give it a negative stigma
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 8, 2015

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    Appleby Westward Group Limited Paris

    Distribution: Winford Road Garage markerer 45 år Personale og kunder sluttede i festlighederne når en sjov dag blev afholdt for at markere 45th årsdagen for Winford Road Garage, i nærheden af Bristol, som har en SPAR forplads butik. Der var sjove arrangementer for børn...
    lyrahurley lyrahurley 22-25, F Jul 23, 2014

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    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    Though I find I have to pace myself

    and even stay away for a while because whenever I go inside of one, I almost always come out with something. You can go broke saving money. :-)
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Apr 11, 2014

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    I love the thrill of finding stylish designer

    clothes and shoes at next to nothing at thrift stores, eBay, and local yard sales!
    FunNewAddiction FunNewAddiction 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    Its great fun actually,

    cos you don't know what you might find, sometimes brand new still with tags on, well, would you rather pay full price or a fraction of that for the same thing? And if u get messy like me its perfect for a nice splosh outfit, he he!
    Messy74 Messy74 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    I always get the best deals

    while flirting...yes I flirt for discounts at thrift stores!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2015

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    Thrift Stores and Yard Sales

     i can spend all day in a thrift store just sorting and picking through everything same thing with yard sales .. you really have to pick through things but its so fun and most of the time you can find really nice stuff if you dig and the trinkets and things have so much...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 4 Responses May 26, 2007

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    I love going to thrift shops buying what others

    have discarded. I even love the song Thrift Shop and enjoy listening to it as I pull up to the store.
    Didro56 Didro56 56-60, F Jul 27, 2014

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    One of my many joys in life is finding

    that treasure that someone else just got rid of because they didn't see it as a treasure. Their loss is my gain. I've brought home small things that just appealed to me, and I set them out on the table to enjoy. Then one of my family will come for a visit and fall in love with...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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    itsmrsockmonkey itsmrsockmonkey 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 14, 2015

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    I work at a Goodwill store

    and normally, employees aren't allowed to shop at the Goodwill stores where they work. But recently, we had an Employee Shopping Day where we could buy whatever we wanted or needed! To earn a shopping day at my store, we have to meet our monthly budget. For example, we made...
    Mags2588 Mags2588 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    Today I got some cool old band shirts (one of

    kurt cobain, one of nevermind cover, one eddy vedder one and a foo fighters logo one) and I got a cool sweatshirt with a tiger on it and some flannel shirts and some flats
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F Aug 7, 2014

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    thrift shops are the best!

    I really enjoy going there , I always end up finding lots of cute skirts and such , probably like 80% of my clothes are from thrift shops xD I really hope to go again really soon •~•
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2015

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    supersofie supersofie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    You can find anything grunge

    and cute and vintage for very little money :)
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe 16-17, F Sep 24, 2015

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    Hooked

    i been hooked on thrift stores since 1997.i am also lucky to have a drop box near my home!!! i go there every other day and get free shoes and clothes..i have not bough clothes in years.i have so many clothes,games,books all free from that box..and its amazing what you can find...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M Feb 9, 2012

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    A Few Of My Favorite Things

    I like the variety and unpredictability.  I wonder what the story is behind each item.  I like how it sometimes bothers women who compliment my clothes to tell them where they came from.  I like how the holes in the jeans came naturally.  I like how there are no classes at...
    jimmyblue jimmyblue 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    Happy Joy

    There is nothing better! I can go in there and get an entire wardrobe for under $100, which is why I need an entire third room of my house to contain my clothes. And it just works perfectly with my sense of style - I hate malls and commercial clothing stores where everyone walks...
    toexist toexist 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    So the other day I went to a thrift store by my

    work and hit the jackpot!!! The racks were overflowing with an overwhelming selection of womens clothes, anything and everything someone like me had ever wanted. The only problem though is I didn't have all that much cash on me to blow lol. Ultimately, I ended up finding and...
    need4speed28 need4speed28 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    Why Do People Hate Thrift Stores?

    Hello:) I really do enjoy going to a nice thrift store and finding some really nice clothes for very cheap. Once i went to a secondhand store and got 11 shirts and a pair of shoes for 33 dollars! I made sure all of them had no rips or stains and most of them come from some of my...
    HornsToHoldUpMyHalo HornsToHoldUpMyHalo 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    Where Are Everyone Else'S Stories?? I Got More Stuff....

    Geesh, but this group seems like zombie dead so not sure if I should post any stories...are all groups like this?? So, I got a Yamaha home theater receiver for $30. It's an HTR-5640 and is worth a few hundred dollars. No dust inside at all and the thing looks brand new. I had a...
    rustblack rustblack 51-55, M 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    Anyone Know About Antique Glass Made In Syria???

    Please check out of the image. The Syrian vase/carafe is in between the crystal lamps. It is hand-blown glass and hand painted. The piece of paper on the neck read "Made in Syria"  The glass seem to have yellowed a bit but maybe it was always that way. Syria isn't exactly a...
    rustblack rustblack 51-55, M 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    Thrift Store Mystery - Turned Wood Lamps, 2 Heads And SF Trolley

    Okay, so today's mystery contain 3 items. The 2 heads (6.5 " tall) seem Eastern European and they lack any sort of markings. There is an older sale sticker that says there are 3 heads in the set but I only have two. I guess one must have broke. ($7 for both) The wooden "lamps" (9...
    rustblack rustblack 51-55, M Apr 21, 2013

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    "I Love Shopping At Thrift Stores"

    There are many different thrift stores in the city where I live and in the surrounding cities. I love to spend a Saturday checking them out. You would not believe the stuff you can find! I have found amazing books, clothes and even nice furniture in some of them! I don't...
    cmost cmost 36-40, F 6 Responses May 18, 2007

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    Admittedly, as a straight guy

    who likes to crossdress a lil bit on the side, I've really been wanting to get some girls clothes, though I'm tired of paying retail for clothes that I'm just going to wear every once in awhile, especially just in my house. So after reading some stories on here from other...
    need4speed28 need4speed28 22-25, M Jul 19, 2014

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    I spent all day shopping! so much fun! oops, forgot about school. lol
    kindaspoilt kindaspoilt 13-15, F 1 day ago

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