What's the best thrift shop deal you've ever gotten?
Any thrifters out there want to share their greatest deals, or favorite thrift shops?
I don't do a lot of thrift stores but I think I'm gonna start, because every time I go to one I find something great. I got a good, thick, men's wool winter coat that had obviously been from way back in the day - it had a few patches but they were professionally done. It was dirt cheap, too.
A couple of days ago, my work had "tacky tie day" for employee appreciation week, and so I stopped by goodwill to get a tie - for two bucks, I got a really pretty one (that would be horrible on a guy), and now that I don't have any other reason to wear it, it's pretty enough that I bought some material and I'm going to sew it into part of a purse.
That's easy! I will never forget this deal because I was so proud of my accomplishment that day. I'm a thrifter by nature , really hunting for that million dollar painting...I absolutly adore going to tag sale and thrift stores to find original art pieces, and so...one day...I found a Miro lithograph!!!!! It was such an abstract piece, the owner couldn't stand it, I got it for $1 !!!! It's worth well over $400! Boy, was I thrilled.
My wife found a Janome sewing machine (very expensive brand new) for $15 and with $20 to do some minor repairs, she had a great sewing machine. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a brand new one, but it works great. I have never seen her sew so much.
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