Do you like thrift stores? :D

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Do you like thrift stores? :D

DreamWolf DreamWolf 04/14/2012

I LOVE it what treasures you can find in them! :D

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DreamWolf DreamWolf
And why?
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True Pleasures True Pleasures
I only buy things that can easily be sterilized. After living in a complex where someone got bed bugs, I'm too scared to get most used stuff.
04/14/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I love them! They always have a ton of old records for like 50 cents a pop! absolutely nothing cooler than walking into a goodwill and leaving with a floyd album for less than a buck.
04/15/2012
Apirka Apirka
I love thrift stores! You never know what you're going to find there. Though, sadly, GoodWill in particular seems to have increased their prices. I remember shopping there while in high school. For only a few bucks, I could walk out of there with TONS of things. Can't do that now-a-days.
04/15/2012
Raigne Raigne
Thrift stores are alright, but I prefer antique stores and estate sales. I collect fountain pens though, and you're more likely to find those at the latter two places.
04/15/2012
Tangles Tangles
I LOVE thrift stores! Such good deals with little impact to the environment and zero benefits to the wage slavery at textile plants overseas!
04/15/2012
poetprincess poetprincess
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I love them, in fact I work for one too, I love the discounts I get and knowing that I can buy my kids name-brand stuff, some with the prices still on them and im paying less then half...
04/15/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I love thrift stores especially since we live in a climate with no parasites.
04/15/2012
js250 js250
I absolutely love them!!! And the antiques, I have gotten....OMG!!!
04/15/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I rarely visit them. When I do, I rarely find anything great. I have found a brand new, silk kimono top for 5 dollars.
04/15/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I haven't ever been to one. But then again, I don't shop a lot.
04/15/2012
Ghost Ghost
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Originally posted by True Pleasures
I only buy things that can easily be sterilized. After living in a complex where someone got bed bugs, I'm too scared to get most used stuff.
I know what you mean! I am so scared anymore about stuff like that, I only go to the "high end" thrift stores where they have a limited inventory that is checked/washed before being put on the shelf.
04/15/2012
GONE! GONE!
I like them but it's hard for me to find clothes in them that fit me usually.
04/15/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I do like them sometimes
04/15/2012
CindyH CindyH
i love to shop at thrift stores
04/15/2012
humblepie humblepie
I like them, but I start to feel itchy after a while. I usually end up leaving with red, rash-y hands. They can be a great place to pick up ski gear and old electronics though!
04/15/2012
K101 K101
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
Absolutely! I don't really shop at "thrift stores" but I shop at places like Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. I would shop at thrift stores for some of the funky things I NEED, but there's not one in my area. I am a cheapie though so I work hard to find good deals and actually, I always manage to find really fantastic bargains! LOL. It helps when you steal T.P. SOAP and stuff from hotels! Ha Ha. Yes, It makes me happy to find super good deals.
04/15/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I love them! I always find amazing things and have even made money off of my many purchases
04/15/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I like them. I like estate sales too.
04/15/2012
hatman hatman
I love them! Don't get to visit them enough though
Then if I did I'd end up with too much stuff everywhere haha ^^'
04/15/2012
Destri Destri
I adore shopping at thrift stores. I can get things that I could not afford new.
04/15/2012
Entropy Entropy
Sometimes...especially for clothes.
04/15/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
Thrift stores are awesome!
04/15/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I haven't been shopping in one in a while, but I do like them. Found a brand new purple dress from Davids Bridal in one one time. There were two of the same dress so I wonder if there was a wedding that didn't go through or if the dresses were donated. I didn't care because I had been looking everywhere to find a dress to wear to my husbands important college event and his brothers wedding.
04/15/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I haven't been to one ever. But I do know of a few in my area.
04/15/2012
Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
I like them sometimes but,they can be expensive.
04/15/2012
Clubbinseals Clubbinseals
i usually dislike them, sometimes theres a good find tho
04/15/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I like them, but only when I've got the patience to really sift through stuff to get those good finds. Given that the only places to shop for clothes in this town literally are Wal-Mart and consignment/thrift stores it's given me a little more incentive to do some hunting in them.
04/15/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I love them, but whenever I go I give myself plenty of time. I once found a pair of Miss Me jeans that typically retail for $100 for only $7! That pretty much turned me into a convert.
04/15/2012
AmberM AmberM
I love getting amazing deals on jeans and whatnot. I've gotten plenty of brand new designer jeans from goodwill/other thrift stores.
04/15/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
i love thrift stores.
04/15/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Love them!
04/15/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Sometimes- depends on the shop. I only go there every once in a while
04/15/2012
Crystal1 Crystal1
I buy a lot of books there.
04/16/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
Im all over thrift stores! BUT, I rarely find anything in my size I have a horrible time finding anything that is decent. I hate when folks throw out items to the Salvation army or goodwills around here that should, by all means, go in the garbage. Just because you are giving them to a thrift store, doesn't mean they have to be crap. Drives me nuts when folks do that. its like they are too lazy to bring it to the garbage or too cheap to bring it to the dump. Some of the furniture in these stores that I have seen, I wouldn't let my dog lay on! yuck! And let me tell ya, Im not snooty/snotty or picky by anymeans lol...so you KNOW its got to be bad when I won't use it!
04/16/2012
wetone123 wetone123
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Originally posted by Apirka
I love thrift stores! You never know what you're going to find there. Though, sadly, GoodWill in particular seems to have increased their prices. I remember shopping there while in high school. For only a few bucks, I could walk out of there ...
I have noticed that Goodwill has really increased their prices so much that you could get the same item brand new for about the same price!
04/16/2012
wetone123 wetone123
I love thrift stores! You never know what nifty item you might find! Stopped going to Goodwill very often now, but go to several more locally owned mom and pop thrift stores that I absolutely love!
04/16/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
Sometimes.
04/16/2012
Do emu Do emu
I've found some great buys in thrift stores. They're great! I have a seven dollar suitcase from Salvation Army that's travelled the world with me from Europe to Asia!
04/16/2012
richsam richsam
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I love them!
04/16/2012
joja joja
I shop more at thrift stores than any other place.
04/16/2012
roskat roskat
Some of the trendier thrift stores are so over-priced it's ridiculous. But it's so nice to find something cool and unique.
04/16/2012
RonLee RonLee
I have occasionally found a serviceable item at a thrift store but usually the inventory is junk. Completely worn out clothes and shoes, chipped cracked dishes and glasses, electronics and or small appliances are too often missing a critical component. Those of us who make donations to the salvation army, goodwill and the other thrift stores often need to be reminded not to donate junk. If the item isn't good enough for me or a member of my family to use, then it isn't fit for donation either.
04/16/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
Love thrift stores.....glad I do since my grandmother used to take me to thrift stores like 4 times a week
04/17/2012
Various Various
I love thrift stores. I am actually waiting on my husband to get up so we can go hit a few today.
04/17/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
they're alright but ther'es only certain things I will by from them, like books and movies, but I wont get clothes.
04/17/2012
DustBunny DustBunny
I like them, but since I am so fat at this time, I can't find much clothing I like there. I admittedly have never had the chance to really search like I'd want and the ones near here are so poorly organized that it'd take forever.

Lately I've been looking at mens neckties, to make a dress from them and some goodwills are $2 a tie. I can get a brand new tie in a design I want for $4 off ebay, so I'm having more luck online it seems.
04/17/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
Thrift stores are great if you're looking for vintage/antiques or spare parts. Normally I do a lot of shopping at the People's Republic of Walmart for everyday items and eBay for hard to find stuff.
04/17/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
I love Ebay, but not necessarily thrift stores. The thrift stores around my area are really expensive! For something second hand, it's still about $30...for like a good dress. I usually buy new dresses for around that much, so I'm not willing to shell out any more for second hand. Ebay, on the other hand, reaches my price point =)
04/17/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I love thrift stores. You can find some great stuff sometimes
05/09/2012
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I love thrift stores! You can find some good stuff, and it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg!
05/09/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I adore thrift stores. I need to go shopping soon...
05/09/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I would not buy furniture items for fear of bed bugs.. but clothes, sure! Just wash 'em and they're good to go. I've found some great pieces at thrift stores.
05/10/2012
SecretToyMan SecretToyMan
My wife can't stand them. I on the other hand just want to save money and I will go to one from time to time. But it truly depends on the store.
05/10/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I love them and do most of my clothing/household shopping there. I love coming home with a box of books for just a few bucks!

I mostly go there to buy things for resale online these days.
05/10/2012
Gary A. Gary A.
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
Eh i like them more for furniture stuff, more like, shelving, dvd storage, book cases etc. Or if I am looking for something more antique like for decoration or a project. Otherwise I don't go there often.
05/10/2012
Elias McLovin Elias McLovin
Thirft stores are a great place sometimes to get books, and older games that I never got a chance to try. I also like them for buying CDs that I normally wouldn't buy new.
05/10/2012
jennifur77 jennifur77
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I've found prices vary greatly. I've seen a pair of sweatpants for $8, a stained baby t-shirt for $3, very used flannel PJs for $11, but having patience and sorting through stuff I've found some real bargains and treasures. Not usually clothing, but I've found some really cool housewares and toys I had when I was a kid.
05/10/2012
Arch600 Arch600
Indifferent. I'm a guy, what can I say?
05/10/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
I love them. Rare books and objects and clothes, plus the money goes to charities in some thrift stores. Some tools I've found for almost nothing.
Plus, environmentally, it's better.
05/10/2012
richsam richsam
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I love them! u can always find a nice deal
05/10/2012
CS2012 CS2012
I love thrift stores especially Goodwill. Most Goodwill stores does 25% off on Tuesdays for senior citizens. I always go with my mom since she is a senior citizen and she buys the stuff for me.
05/11/2012
starryeyedangel starryeyedangel
I love thrift stores. They are the only places I can find older records.
05/11/2012
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I adore thrift stores. My husband and I have found a ton of great stuff at Good Will.
05/12/2012
Ilovelingerie Ilovelingerie
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
Not really, you have to spend forever looking around and you might not find anything.
05/12/2012
hall5885 hall5885
I love them. I wish the town I live in now had more like where I use to live. That would be awesome.
05/12/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
Love them, but very selective in my purchases. Just like with my purchases here at E.F.
05/12/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
I love them but I wont buy generic items. If Im going to shop there I want top quality for my dollar.
05/15/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I love thirft stores for my everyday clothes, because with two kids its very frustrating to pay $20 for a pair of pants and have them ruined in an afternoon by a toddler.
05/15/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
i went into 2 different thrift stores and didnt find anything it was a bunch of garbage i really dont know how people be finding nice cloths
05/15/2012
LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
I love them!
05/17/2012
Michele Michele
Love thrift stores! That is, if the prices aren't too high for used items. I love cheap garage sales as well.
05/18/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
LOVE them!!! When I was kid it wasn't so popular, but my kids beg me to go by "upcycled" clothes.... times have changed (in a great way)!!!
06/04/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
Most of my clothes are thrift store finds I have altered or decorated in some way. I love finding a great deal and striking gold when thrifting.
06/04/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
I am indifferent
09/05/2012
Shadowed Shadowed
One time, I went shopping at a thrift store with my sister and we basically bought me an entire new wardrobe for $150. I got at least 15 shirts, 4 pairs of pants and a few skirts. I still wear them and they're still in good shape. I also love to look at the old stuff in thrift stores, like typewriters and old furniture.
09/05/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
I like them sometimes..
09/05/2012
Nacht Stern Nacht Stern
There are not a lot were I live, we have a lot of flea stores thow!
09/05/2012
icelandia icelandia
I love thrift stores
09/05/2012
Anne Anne
Thrift stores are amazing
09/08/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I LOVE going to look for Halloween stuff!
09/08/2012
Noelle Noelle
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I find the coolest, nicest things. Like finding a little treasure everytime!!
09/08/2012
Voir Voir
I've honestly never been inside a thrift store... I dunno where those would be in my area of residence....
01/02/2013
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Love them!
01/02/2013
Septimus Septimus
I do a ton of shopping at the Salvation Army and my local flea market. I love getting a good deal!
01/02/2013
Bleu Bleu
Love them.
01/02/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I LOVE thrift stores! Some of my favorite things came from thrift stores.
01/02/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I love to donate to them. Especially the Humane Society one. I don't however, shop there. I am just not into purchasing anything second hand. Just not my thing.
01/02/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I love them! I especially love the vintage stores around here. I've gotten a ton of nice clothes from the 70's and 40's.
01/02/2013
zombiegirl2013 zombiegirl2013
I love them! but im very careful what i buy!!
01/03/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Oh I love them! They're amazing for college students on a budget.
01/03/2013
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