Do you shop at thrift stores?

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Do you shop at thrift stores?

xxxbluexxx xxxbluexxx
no, can't say that i do
03/18/2013
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
I love Goodwill, especially on half off days. Nothing like paying $2 or less for Banana Republic or BCBG.
03/18/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Cosmonaut
Do you shop at thrift stores?

I like to. Never know what you'll find. Love cool vintage things.
I never have, but I would go.
03/18/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Rossie
No, I'm not comfortable bringing used stuff into my house.
I have the same problem. I have really bad allergies & sensitivities & have to be careful about anything I bring into my house. (The cats I can't live without, so even though I'm allergic to them, I just deal with it.)

But, if I can find some solid wood furniture or other furnishings, jewelry, etc, then we're in business. But I don't shop often, except online, so I don't get to see many thrift stores. I think to find the good stuff, you need plenty of time & perseverance when thrift shopping.

I also don't think thrift store necessarily has to mean used, does it? We have thrift stores that are just super discounted new items. Maybe in different places that's not the case.

I consider consignment stores to be in the thrift category.
03/18/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
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Originally posted by "G"
only when i have $20 in my pocket...
Haha!

I don't anymore.
03/18/2013
Kitka Kitka
Most of the nifty things in our house were found at thrift stores, we love going to them.
03/18/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I will sometimes. I usually find some good stuff.
03/18/2013
Girly Juice Girly Juice
Yep, about a quarter of my wardrobe is secondhand or vintage.
03/18/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
Sure do! I love thrifting.
03/18/2013
Sera26 Sera26
Yes, I love it.
03/18/2013
SP SP
Sometimes I go to thrift stores but I never really intend to purchase anything. Most of the stuff they have is just extremely ugly.
03/18/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I like them and wish there were some more local!
03/18/2013
phoenixfire phoenixfire
I would if they had more of what I needed. Maybe when I lose some of the extra weight I'm planning to drop this year. Right now, it's just too hard to find my size.
03/18/2013
Feisty Feisty
Not often.
03/18/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
Sometimes
03/18/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Only consignment stores and only with a friend of mine who thrives on them, a really good shopper and bargain hunter. I only go shopping when I absolutely need something. As far as thrift stores.... I got burnt out on them long ago and therefore avoid them.
03/18/2013
misterazor misterazor
Quote:
Originally posted by Cosmonaut
Do you shop at thrift stores?

I like to. Never know what you'll find. Love cool vintage things.
often.
03/19/2013
GONE! GONE!
Yes but after recently learning more about bedbugs I'm a little scared to.
03/19/2013
table38792 table38792
Sure they're pretty interesting. Kind of like garage sales.
03/19/2013
ZZ ZZ
It's been a while but I have on occasion, especially when there's books to sift through.
03/19/2013
redwolf redwolf
Thrift stores are awesome!
03/19/2013
Kallina Kallina
Quote:
Originally posted by "G"
only when i have $20 in my pocket...
heehee!

Ours smells of smoke. Maybe reek is a better word even. The books feel grimy. I just can't. I do send hubby there for his work jeans though. Unlike actual stores, the thrift store will usually have his size.
03/19/2013
dv8 dv8
So has anyone bought a sex toy or lingerie from a thrift store?
03/19/2013
sunflower sunflower
Hell yes! I have gotten tons of sweet loot from the Goodwill. And everything's really cheap. Obviously you have to sift through the less than awesome stuff, but it's like the thrill of the hunt.
03/19/2013
sunflower sunflower
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Originally posted by dv8
So has anyone bought a sex toy or lingerie from a thrift store?
I've never seen one but I would NEVER buy a sex toy from a thrift store. Just no. I would only buy lingerie if it still had the original tags on it and was clearly brand new. I've seen thongs there and I just cringe. My grandpa always had the saying "if it doesn't wash, we're all in trouble", which is kind of true, but underwear with strangers should just be a place where the line is drawn. I am just really grossed out by that lol.
03/19/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
We do, but not often. I never mind going through and seeing what types of things I can repurpose and upcycle!
03/19/2013
Eloquence0 Eloquence0
I like to, but unfortunately, there's not really a good one near where I live, so I haven't gone in a while. (Also, flea markets and garage sales, if they're not in sketchy neighbourhoods.)
03/19/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I like them, but only if they organize their clothing by size. The Goodwills in my area mix ALL sizes together, so you literally have to sort through every item. Ugh. I won't do it anymore. And I agree with the poster who said consignment stores. There aren't many in Columbus, but I love the ones we do have.
03/20/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by Cosmonaut
Do you shop at thrift stores?

I like to. Never know what you'll find. Love cool vintage things.
I'd rather have something second-hand and well-made than flimsy and new.
03/20/2013
MK434 MK434
Quote:
Originally posted by "G"
only when i have $20 in my pocket...
Thats funny! My 3 year old always sings that song.
03/20/2013
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