Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thrifting Finds And A Lesson Learned

When I left my 'steady paying' job yesterday, I headed to my favorite Goodwill in the city. It happens to only be about 5 minutes from the office (how convenient). I am sure they took me into consideration when deciding on the locale ;) 

Here are the finds that I will be keeping for myself:


Boot-cut jeans~5.49: Just the right fit and wash.


Vintage Pyrex coffee cups with gold and chartreuse rim~59 cents each: Happy to add these to my ever growing Pyrex collection.

...and last, but definitely not least, a pair of fabulous designer shoes that you will need to visit the Facebook page to check out!


Here are some other nice items I found. These will go into my store:

 
Cuisinart silicone basting brush for grilling, new~Ebay


Dr Marten Heston oxfords, excellent condition~Ebay


Hello Kitty collectors coffee mug with angel wings~Ebay

I had also picked out the cutest little black dress from New York and Co. for 99 cents with the intent to put it in my ebay shop, but today when I went to pull out all of my purchases for photographing, it was not in there. I checked my receipt and at least I wasn't charged for it, but darn!

Thrifting Lesson Learned: Just like at the grocery store, watch that all items are scanned at the correct price and that they make it into your bag.

Have you ever come home and found you were missing a great item?
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Linking up with Apron Thrift Girl's: Thrift Share Monday.

11 comments:

  1. That happens to me at least a couple times per month. I usually go during busy times to thrift stores since I try to sneak in trips during my week. By the time I elbow my way through the aisles and stand in line in back of people that wait until they get in line to inspect every item they are considering buying before it can be rung up, I'm in such a hurry to be out of there I end up having things missing from my bag. But luckily I've never been charged for them. Unfortunately they are usually the items I was pretty excited about buying.

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  2. Never happens to me. Never. I rarely buy a basket full of stuff at one location & the rare times I do, I always watch the cashier like a hawk. Don't want them accidentally chipping my items, you know? In addition, since you have to pay for bags here, I usually bring my own, so they hand everything back to me & I put it in my own bags.

    Good luck with your sales!

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    1. I like the idea of bringing your own bags, that way they hand the items back to you. I will begin to do this. A GrEaT thrifting tip!

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  3. This week i scored a Lilly Pulitzer skirt,Juicy Couture beach cover-up & patagonia shorts for my husband. Spent all of $15. It was a good day.Missing items usually happens to me at the grocery store. Like the one spice you needed.UUGHH

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    1. Wow, those are some great designer scores! Nice job! Love to see a pic of the Lilly skirt. Come on over to the FB page when you have a second and share :)

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  4. I've never experienced this at a thrift store, but definitely at the supermarket, Target, etc. So frustrating! I absolutely love those Pyrex cups. I've never seen that pattern!

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  5. Strange that it didn't make it into the bag! Those jeans look great though.

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  6. Like the tip about bringing your own bags. I have started to bring a roomy canvas bag (that I got at GW) and having the sales staff use my bag since theirs are so flimsy. And, like Sir Thrift A Lot, I don't want my treasures kerplunking on the floor.

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