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    I think I am addicted lol. I went shopping up north this time to some new stores. I set out looking for several things- foodsaver accessories, craft items, inline skates for ds (so I can have mine back!), shorts and pants for ds, longsleeve shirts and pants for dd, and a sweatshirt or jacket for dd. Here is what I got.

    I got my son a shirt that looks new, a pair of shorts, and a pacific trail jacket for $1 each! For my daughter I got a thermal shirt and a zeroxposur jacket for $1 each! These were at the same store. I am definitely going back up there when I need to go clothes shopping!

    For my son I got a pair of inline skates like new!! They are almost exactly like the ones I got my daughter for Christmas but these are boys'. I only paid $5.06 at Goodwill!! I also got myself a nice red sweater for $4.05 at a different Goodwill.

    I got several books and a few craft odds and ends for a few dollars altogether at various thrift shops.


    I also found a roll of generic foodsaver bags but I let my mom get them since I got all that other stuff last time we went. She paid $3.50 and they are nice wide bags. We are going to take turns getting foodsaver bags so it is more fair that way.

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    Dang, All we have here is a small Goodwill and they mostly have clothes.
    Nice job!

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    I went to good will here today and they didn't have very much so never bought any thing.Then got home and found out i can start moving into a 1 bedroom apt tomorrow so i have got to get rid of a bunch of stuff.

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    I ran back out to the store and stopped at the Goodwill near my house on my way home. I found a sweatshirt for ds for $2.07, some slippers for dd for the same price (nice fleece with rubber bottoms), and an unused weaving loom in the box for $3.07. I am hoping dd will like the loom to make herself something. I got a beautiful skein of purple chenile yarn today with the craft things that I am hoping she can use to make a scarf for herself. She loves purple.

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    Okay so this is the loom. Hopefully it won't be too hard. It says ages 8 and up.

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    It really can be addictive to go the the thrift store. For me it is about the good purchase and low price. So I have to ban myself from thrift stores at times when I start going to often. Seriously there is very little that I need.

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    You are doing fantastic! I LOVE our GW as well. I have almost a brand new wardrobe for next to nothing and that includes jackets, suits, boots, shoes, purses and jewellry....the works for under $100!! I have to be careful not to get addicted though....




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    Wow. You did the resale trail. Thats what i call it as i have a "route" of resale and $$ stores I hit being gas conscious.
    Nice buys on everything. DD would love the loom. I find that certain S.A. around here have good deals on certain items per store. I also find our G.W. stink. They have old,broken junk here and mostly weird or outdated clothes. Everyone else seems to have great finds.

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    Great shopping..........

    If you use ebay at all check on there for FS bags........it is a large box but maybe your mom and you can go together.....often have free shipping........well, USED TO haven't bought any on there in awhile.

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    You're sure finding some great bargains! That's what makes thrifting so addicting. Congrats!

    The best thing I've gotten lately is the like-new dehydrator for $10. Love that!

    Today I just got some little stuff, mostly bias tape and blanket binding for .49/pkg. That stuff makes me happy too, because it's not available where I live, so usually my only selection for things like that is what I have on hand.

    But I did find a storage bag that works perfectly for my husband's new tablet (bought on retail clearance for $64!) I was really happy to find it, then when I went to pay for it, I was informed it was half price! So I got that for fifty cents. I added some handles to it from some webbing I got a while ago at GW that was a perfect match, using thread I got at a garage sale a long time ago for cheap. Win-win-win! Now the tablet's cords, instructions, and other accessories are all together and organized.

    Even the little stuff tickles me sometimes!

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    wow that is awesome..thrift stores here just suck.. I love me some yardsales....

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    Quote Originally Posted by oheoh's momma View Post
    wow that is awesome..thrift stores here just suck.. I love me some yardsales....
    Its the opposite here. The yardsales are usually a waste of gasoline. They will have a sign announcing a HUGE yardsale. We get there and its 2 items and way overpriced lol. Our thrift stores are hit or miss. Usually over-priced junk. I do get lucky sometimes though. I usually go looking for old books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfranny View Post
    Great shopping..........

    If you use ebay at all check on there for FS bags........it is a large box but maybe your mom and you can go together.....often have free shipping........well, USED TO haven't bought any on there in awhile.
    I haven't used ebay in ages. I used to buy and sell on there but not since my daughter was a baby and she is 9! I didn't even realize it has been that long lol!! I was thinking of looking on there for a few items though. The only problem is shipping prices have gotten so ridiculous. What are FS bags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoiji View Post
    It really can be addictive to go the the thrift store. For me it is about the good purchase and low price. So I have to ban myself from thrift stores at times when I start going to often. Seriously there is very little that I need.
    I totally agree about the addictiveness of shopping for good deals. I don't usually go this often because money is pretty tight right now. My mom is currently unemployed and lonely at home all the time (her dh works) now so I end up shopping with her quite a bit now. I just have to really be careful not to spend too much!!

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    I got two pieces of shirt weight fabric Saturday for $2 each. The one, I can't figure out. It's approximately ten feet wide! It's not the length, that's the width. I can't quite imagine what its original purpose was. The other piece is a novelty print with airplanes on it. I plan to make myself something fun for summer from that.

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