A Trip To DAV Thrift Store

DAV Thrift Store
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It's been a while since we last had a trip to DAV, maybe about 2 months ago. Dad and I just had a trip to Best Buy yesterday to recycle 2 monitors and a television and I thought might as well donate books I already had read to DAV today to free some space on the shelf. And so we had a trip to DAV (Disabled American Veteran) Thrift Store this morning. I also was looking forward on roaming the aisles and find some interesting items such as a glass bowl for another indoor bamboo fountain, scrubs, and maybe sweaters.

And with that trip, I decided to take photos so all can see DAV Thrift store in Spring Valley.

Aisles as we enter the store are packed with both men and women's clothing. Of course there are also aisles of clothes for babies/toddlers and of boys and girls along with others. There's even an aisle just for pants. The store is nice and neat which is why I like going here.

And the parking? There is enough space which is another thing I like. I could choose a spot, and if lucky, under the shades of the trees.

Aisle of clothes.
Aisle of clothes. | Source
Looks cute to me. How much was it? $12.95.
Looks cute to me. How much was it? $12.95. | Source

It's already past 11:30 when we went there. And after I dropped off the books I brought with me on the register I headed on the clothing aisle to check for sweaters.

How much for the clothes? It depends. Some clothes are about almost $2 while some are less, and there's still those that are over $10.

Looks like the store wasn't busy huh? Not really, the aisle for pants might not be busy but the store is starting to.


Aisle just for pants.
Aisle just for pants. | Source
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I had spent some time looking on sweaters but can't find that something that I like. And so, I decided to see if the store has any glass bowls instead that I could use for a fountain. There are few bowls but aren't the size I want.

This one will do. But dad preferred something that he found, a little smaller and would be just right.

Found this two cute kids. Both of them would be almost $4. And that one cute bear so I thought of taking a photo of the three of them.
Found this two cute kids. Both of them would be almost $4. And that one cute bear so I thought of taking a photo of the three of them. | Source
I also had visited the pillowcases and see if there's something I like. This two here are almost $3. I already got few pairs of pillowcases before and most of them are of darker colors and just loved them.
I also had visited the pillowcases and see if there's something I like. This two here are almost $3. I already got few pairs of pillowcases before and most of them are of darker colors and just loved them. | Source
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I got top scrubs the last time I was here and I was just happy. And so I decided to visit the same aisle and see if they have more. And lucky me, they have more in store today. This white one was just my size and so I got it. The price? $2.95.

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Spotted this and it's just beautiful. I was curious to see what battery size it was using and so I picked it up to look. But then there's no opening on any sides.

And how much? A little over $12.

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Thrift stores are my first choice for books and I got most of my Chicken Soup for the Soul series from them.

As I check the shelves to see if I might find a Chicken Soup series I don't have yet, I got attracted to the cover of this book titled The Salmon of Doubt so I reached for it just to see how much was the price.

As for any CS series, I didn't find any. It's alright though, I still have few books I hadn't finish reading. But if I found one, I couldn't resist buying it.

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And before I forget, mom was asking for us to look for a bag she could use for lunch bag so I took a quick look if there's something I could get from here. Dad didn't forgot it either as he already got one. The white one I took a shot in here was $8.95.

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And here's another one that is beautiful. If I remember the price right, that would also be $8.95.
And here's another one that is beautiful. If I remember the price right, that would also be $8.95. | Source

I can't resist looking at this Christmas gift bags. I also look at them whenever I go to stores like Walmart and even on Dollar Tree and 99 Cents store. And they are either a dollar or .99 cents from those stores and cost more on Walmart and others.

So I thought I might get two bags for now. I got the one on the left at the photo for .65 cents and another one for .35 cents.

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Alright I think I'm ready to go. I just have to find dad. He could either be on the clothes or on the tools. And most of the times he would be on the tools area. And that's where I spotted him.

I wonder what's interesting in there for him? Let's take a look. Oh, knives! And he got two. But then we found a bowl for the fountain which is almost 4 bucks so he decided to only get one knife.

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And just on our right side was the electrical area where lamps, television, and vacuums are.

These irons are all $6.95 each. Looking at them reminds me of the iron we got from our trip to Swap Meet about 2 months ago.












And just before we go to the register, decided to look at the furniture department. Spotted this one here which is worth $200.

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Says this one was already sold. I wonder how much was it as I didn't look at the price.
Says this one was already sold. I wonder how much was it as I didn't look at the price. | Source
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And as I walk around the area, spotted this beautiful set. They always manages to stop me to take a closer look.







Alright, one last photo! We are already in line in the register as I snapped a photo of these shoes. And maybe there would be more boots coming next time as the weather gets colder.

Shoes!
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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Sounds like you do really well here. It is a nice, clean and spacious store. I see why you like to come here.


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego Author

You're right about all that Avian :) That's why I prefer that thrifty store than others.


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

Well I really enjoyed my virtual wander around your local thrift shop with you via your lovely photographs.

We do not have many such shops here in the part of Spain that I live and I must admit when I visit my daughter in the USA or go back to the UK for a visit the Charity and thrift type stores are always on my must see list Lol...


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego Author

Glad you enjoyed at photos Maggs224 ^-^' And there always be those items that are hard to resist. And surprisingly time passes much quicker when I'm in such store. Thank you for dropping by!

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