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    Quote Originally Posted by anisa View Post
    Speckled, how nice of you to pass it on!

    on a side note, I went garage sale-ing today... how disappointing! it was all either garbage thrown on the lawn or insanely high prices for mediocre items.

    i have better luck at thrift stores, more instant gratifiction lol!
    yes, sometimes people ask crazy prices for garage sale items. i lucked out at a sale...cds for my kids 50 cents each, and dvds for $1. also, a brass table lamp with a not so great shade for $1. plan on switching out the shade and spray painting the lamp.

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    speckled28! I used the coupon today! I got:
    a great leather purse
    3 Corelle plates for my db (he's moving)
    1 cushion (couch style) for db
    1 plastic plate that matches a set of picnic plates we have
    1 tray that I use for under outdoor plants
    several shirts that my dh will go through to see if he likes them
    1 pair cargo shorts for dh to look at
    1 hard cover book by John Irving (as in Cider House Rules)
    1 enamel (fireplace type) blue teapot
    1 lovely set of notepads, pen wrapped nicely with a flower (for Mom's Day for my dsil)
    I think that's it.. Thanks so much Speckled28!
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    On Wednesday somebody RAOK'ed a full Value Village stamp card to me - this was in the Orleans store... I just wanted to post a huge THANK YOU, hoping this person might be on the boards. When she offered it to me I was a bit zoned out (going through the racks zones me out... nope, nope, nope, yup, nope, nope... Lol) so it took me a minute to realize what she was giving me

    I didn't need it on Wednesday because of the presale, but I went back today and got a few cute things including a lululemon sweater for about $10!

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    FemmeFatale... What store has items for $1? Love the jackets you picked up!
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    I think I need to visit thrift stores more often!
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    If you have a VV card - I was told by the cashier that you can get the 50% off on Sunday - before the Monday sale.
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    I went to a Garage sale at my kids school on the weekend. I wasn't expecting much but came home with a full basket under my stroller. I scored a like new condition Toy story 3 sleeping bag for 25 cents, 2 Narnia books for my son for 50 cents and a couple Barbie DVD's in mint condition for my daughter who loves Barbie shows for 2.00 each. My fave score was the wack load of clothing I purchased from my oldest son's teacher. She has 2 little girls and great taste in clothing. I paid 2.00 each for a ton of like new summer clothing for my 18 month and 3 year olds. All TCP, Old Navy or Baby Gap brands and even a couple boutique dresses. I almost wanted to buy the entire bin and put the sizes 3-3x away until my 18 month old will fit them.
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    That's great, mckbutterfly! Maybe you can approach the teacher an ask her if you can make future purchases from her. We have a lady at our church who spends a fortune on her daughter's clothes and then always donates them to our garage sales - people line up just to get first dibs!
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    I miss having a good secondhand store. When I lived in Alliston Ontario, which was about 2 hrs away from Toronto there was an excellent secondhand store. I got a lot of things there for really reasonable prices. When I moved I donated most of the stuff back to them.

    I did keep a couple of the things that I got like beautiful wall candle holders, tags still on it for $15 a piece, I got for 2.50 for two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bekki3 View Post
    FemmeFatale... What store has items for $1? Love the jackets you picked up!
    I got those from the SPCA thrift store. I've seen seen some other $1 racks at church owned stores, but they're normally just junk!

    My Value Village didn't have a pre-sale event for members...that's what it stated in the e-mail I received as well. You guys are lucky if yours had one! I'm really not looking forward to the zoo tomorrow, but here's hoping it'll be worth it!

    My recent finds. I've been trying to find some nice purses and I wasn't disappointed:



    Rabbit fur/chainmail clutch: $12
    Brown leather Coach bag: $3
    Black leather Coach bag: $3


    Black leather bag: $3.50
    Straw chain purse: $2.80
    Leather/pony hair purse: $5.60

    I found some nice genuine snakeskin purses too. I love exotic leathers!

    Some close ups:


    I loved the hardware on the black one! It's a brand that tried to be high end but went out of business...too bad, the quality is really nice!


    I also got a fur coat for $10. That was the store's regular price, crazy!
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    I decided to check out the 0.99 sale at Salvation Army today. Turns out the 0.99 sections weren't great (I didn't get a chance to go until 6 pm so I'm guessing anything good had been picked clean well before that) BUT I found two great pieces in the regular priced sections!

    1 x Topshop Dress @ 7.99
    1 x Topshop shorts @ 1.99

    I did some research online and found the same dress on The Bay website but in a different colour for $84 CDN!!! Also found similar shorts (in terms of style and material) on the US Topshop site for $76!!!!

    It was a big plus that I found these items because I have a very petite frame and for that reason pants/shorts and dresses are hard to find... I often need to get dresses taken in. These fit so well! I'd love to know who donated them since they obviously are my size haha!

    Also, since I brought in a donation, I got a coupon for $5 off my next purchase of $25 or more. I couldn't find much else to buy so I stocked up on children's books. 0.49 each + B3G1. So 1.47 for 3. There were lots of great books/series, including Quidditch Through the Ages, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (in hardcover no less!), Magic Treehouse, Scooby Doo, Pokemon, Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Magical Fairies.

    In total I got 1 dress, 1 pair of shorts, and 48 books (50 items!) for $22.62!!! Now that's a thrifty bargain!
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    I got a great lighting fixture for my db's new apartment ( hanging for over his dining area) for 10$ at St. Vincent De Paul today as well as an Obus form backrest (sells new for over $75) for $4 and this one was in great shape.
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    wow cant beat those prices -cute dress and an obusform for 4.00-wow-i love thrift shopping -been getting puzzles for my mom the last week for 1.99 -why pay 5.00 and up

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    Ooh I just found this thread and I love it! I went to Value Village this past Thursday during their 30% off sale and DH found two nice shirt sleeve button up shirts for $7 each (reg $10) and a Tommy Hillfiger long sleeve white dress shirt for $9! Amazing to find stuff in perfect condition.

    Only the clothes were on sale so I picked up a few household things at reg price:
    - Tupperware cereal holder, $1.99 (I love buying Tupperware brand at thrift stores because it has a lifetime guarantee. Even better if it is cracked or broken as Tupperware will replace it for free!)
    - GoGreen lunch box, brand new with tags, $2.99 - usually retails for $45!!
    - Ikea cutting board, $1.99 brand new, not a scratch on it!
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