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I Love Shopping At Thrift Stores

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    Dress Chic Keep It Cheap - I am Sharron Miles Gilty and I was born and raised in Chicago....And I am a thriftaholic! I have been Thrifting for 20+ years. I find the most amazing...
    Dresschiccheap101 Dresschiccheap101 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    A Good Day At Goodwill. - Went to browse around the Goodwill store today. Found a pair of Carhart jeans, a Croft and Barrow heather blue zip front cardigan , a pair of K-Swiss...
    WildflowerWoman WildflowerWoman 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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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...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 4 Responses May 26, 2007

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    Neat Places - Can find some mighty nice and wonderful dresses, skirts, and heels. Many the styles I really like too. And the price of course is very good ... especially these...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    Needs Your Help..... - please help a fellow EP member SassyOne1 Her 9 year old boy was hit by a car and she need some help. http://www.gofundme.com/3scd24
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M Jul 31, 2013

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    Watch Out, I'm Coming to Your Town! -  Thrift stores are wonderful! I have furnished practically my whole house with the wonderful treasures I have found in them. There is...
    celerystalk3000 celerystalk3000 36-40 12 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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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...
    HornsToHoldUpMyHalo HornsToHoldUpMyHalo 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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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...
    cmost cmost 36-40, F 6 Responses May 18, 2007

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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...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M Apr 21, 2013

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    Hurry Up, Before The Greedy Poor People Show Up! - Get your goods - they're coming! Hurry! Hell, just cram as much as you can into your buggy and sort it out at the register!
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    Silly Red Lamp Hour - So I picked this swag lamp up a few weeks back. Replaced the swag chain, cord, and since I broke the bulb socket...yeah, a new socket too. The glass is like a...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    One Man's Trash... - ... is another man's treasure. And you find so many treasures at thrift stores. For cheap too! I love finding excellent t-shirts, old school toys, and just...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 2 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Thrift Store Mystery!! Need Your Help!!! - This thing is paper art of a torso. I think it is $16 and the case it is in is worth that. I have a feeling it is worth hundreds but...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M 4 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Do Any Of You Sell Online Your Thrift Store Finds - Ive just started doing this. I know people have been doing this for a while now. I just wondered how many of you actually do...
    GrandmarUnasAttic GrandmarUnasAttic 22-25, F Sep 9, 2013

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    Another Winning Day At The Thrift Store :P - I don;t have A/C in my place and it was 100 degrees today so I sweated my way to the thrift store. One of my mottos is I'm not looking...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M Jun 29, 2013

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    Who says that you can't be trendy if you don't have a lot of money? My idea is that you can still look fabulous even if you're on tight budget and going to thrift stores is what I...
    janem3 janem3 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Yup Yup - I love going through thrift store clothing racks, finding a bunch of cute, quirky things here and there, especially vintage pieces. It's fun to mix and match.
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Thrift Store Booty - I wish I could get some booty from the thrift store hee hee but I settled for a different kind of booty. More like pirate booty but instead of stealing it I...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2013

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    Just An Idea? - Let's face it - never in history of mankind has there been more clothes in the world and it was never cheaper than now. Unfortunately, a lot of clothing is...
    VertigoRed VertigoRed 26-30 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    Lets Face It I Am Cheap. - I am sure just about every single thing in my closet is from a thrift shop. There are exceptions of course.  But I have this absolute horror of going...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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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 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Cat And Mouse Pin - So cute!! A gift for my daughter...from the thrift store. I showed it to me neighbor and he seemed to think the body of the cat was made from a squished...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M May 29, 2013

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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...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    Shopping At The Thrift Store - I have so much fun shopping at thrift stores. When I stop in to browse at the thrift store I never know what I'll find. Some trips I won't find...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response May 24, 2012

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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...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M Feb 9, 2012

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    Some of my favorite outfits are from thrift stores. I miss florida for this reason. I lived on palm beach where the rich, old, and even famous discarded at the local good wills
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F Jan 24

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    Thrifting From The Other Side Of The Pond - Ok so I live in england where we dont have proper thrift shops, we have charity shops, that are tiny in comparison to Goodwil. However...
    GrandmarUnasAttic GrandmarUnasAttic 22-25, F Aug 23, 2013

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    You find the BEST treasures there, where you know that there's nothing like them anywhere else.
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Ta-da!!!!! A Horse Of A Golden Color - Well, when I see something and have no idea what it is then I must have it!!! That is the story with this horse. It appears to be a...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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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...
    toexist toexist 21-25, F 14 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    I'm gonna pop some tags, only got $20 in my pocket...
    ChristaEvonne ChristaEvonne 22-25, F Jan 8

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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...
    jimmyblue jimmyblue 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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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...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    This Is A Long Shot I Know - but in the store was this made in china piece and it has me curious....I didn;t have my phone so no picture. If I describe it will you know? Is what...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M May 1, 2013

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    Lamp Lamp Lamp They Want Me To Want Them - I really like them but don;t have the space. Each one has a modern bulb socket but they have these two other twisty things like mock gas...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    Dagnabbit!! - So yeah, I like those Spanish records but I know older rock is what people want. Today the Thtrift Center had a small stack of 70's and 80's rock so figured what the...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M Aug 4, 2013

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    Friday Spoils - An Old Bench And Other Things - Hit the thrift store today right after work for some therapy. I don't recall all the prices but the bench was the most at $9.99 The...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M May 3, 2013

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    I Do to - I love going into second hand stores.  What they say about another man's junk is someone Else's treasure is so true.  You can find a lot of good things at...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 5, 2008

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    I love thrift stores! I'm medically retired and live on a fixed income so I have to shop at thrift stores!
    teri912 teri912 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    50% Off Monday Still Means Spending 50% - So yeah, I may have a problem with thrift stores hee hee but it's okay because it's a bargain rate problem. Today is 50% off Monday and I...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M Apr 29, 2013

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    Call Me What You Will. - I'm a penny pincher. I hate to spend money. I can't stand walmart's "super low" prices. I truly want nothing to do with them. The only time I care for...
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    Kingdom Of The Crystal Lamp - Oh crud, I must have a new thing for stupid lamps, blaaaargh. This morning I picked up this 10" small lamo and the base and shade are glass. No wait...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M Apr 27, 2013

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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...
    littledharmabum littledharmabum 26-30, F 20 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    This Is Kind Of Creepy - Surprise surprise I went to the thrift store today! Was searching for a monitor cable but wasn't able to find one that works, blaaargh. What I did find was...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    Are They Chaity Shops? - Where poeple donate clothes and you buy them cheap? If so I ADORE them. All my clothes are from there. Firstly you get to avoid spending shiteloads on...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 13 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    Latest Adventure At Thrift Center - So I have this rule: Only buy things I need.....what a stupid rule I got rid of that rule hee hee Been doing more thrifting lately. Got more...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M Aug 1, 2013

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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...
    justjoni justjoni 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    Need Japanese Translator Please :)~ - What does the Kanji say on this medal??  Picked this up and it appears to be very old like form the 19th century.  The building is a church...
    SirSeedsAlot SirSeedsAlot 46-50, M Aug 12, 2013

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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...
    MommyGoneMad MommyGoneMad 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2011

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    Huge Score At My Local Thrift Store! - Okay, I dropped by one of our local thrift stores today on a whim because I had some time to kill. I usually go to the shoe section first...
    Thriftanista Thriftanista 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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