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Old 01-23-2024, 10:30 PM   #1
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A new thing Iíve found that I really enjoy is thrift shopping. I think I definitely have the bug! Who else likes thrifting? What treasures have you found?
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My daughter has taken it up and enjoys the hunt. Recently found out my neighbor does it as a business - sells things for profit on Ebay
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DD and I will go to Goodwill now and again. I used to go regularly. I live in a fairly well off area so found some amazing things. My nephew got married the summer before last and I found this really cute dress AND shoes to wear to the wedding.
Lots of new with tags or new condition brand names - Nike, addidas, underarmor.
We used to have 6 razor scooters bc they were so cheap there and then had enough for friends group.
I dont go nearly as often as I used to. Less time. Need less stuff as the kids get older. The prices have really risen.
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Almost my entire new wardrobe lately is all thrifted. Before I started thrifting, I went to Target and got maybe four shirts for well over $100. Then I learned I could get several really nice things (same brand I love from Target ) at the thrift store for the price of one Target shirt. Iíve only gotten to go once, but the small town near the cemetery where Hope is buried has a very, very nice thrift store. And now in our new town we moved to, I found a favorite thrift store.
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I do but it depends on the store. We have several here and I only go to one of them. I need things organized by size. I donít have the patience for it when itís sorted by color. My daughter got me hooked since she likes to shop and prefers thrifted clothes. I also by holiday decor, cards, tags ect. And I have found a few things for the house as well.

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Almost my entire new wardrobe lately is all thrifted. Before I started thrifting, I went to Target and got maybe four shirts for well over $100. Then I learned I could get several really nice things (same brand I love from Target ) at the thrift store for the price of one Target shirt. Iíve only gotten to go once, but the small town near the cemetery where Hope is buried has a very, very nice thrift store. And now in our new town we moved to, I found a favorite thrift store.
I like the Knox rose brand from target and I have found several items in our thrift store.
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Yes, I love Knox Rose. That's the brand I've found at the thrift stores and will most likely snatch them up if they fit!
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I like thrifting! I find books and sometimes good clothes. Recently I found a jacket I love.
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I didn't really like thrifting for a very long time. I think it was for several reasons: I had lots of hand-me-down clothes growing up (most of which I loved, but grew tired of) and just because you need a certain something doesn't mean you are going to find it that day. I love thrifting now because I can be a little more patient in my shopping and I don't see the point in spending full-price on something that is just going to wear out soon anyway. And I suppose a cousin to thrifting is antiquing which I totally adore as well although it happens to be quite a bit more expensive.

I bought a brand new with tags KatyBug Faye tunic originally priced at $49.99 for under $10. I can't remember the exact price I paid but every piece was under $10. I can't even fathom paying $50 for a tunic shirt.

I've made a list on my phone of things I'm hoping to find when I go thrifting. We'll see how long it takes to find everything on the list. Thankfully none of it is essential.
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I don't enjoy shopping at all and thrifting is so much worse because you can't just go in and get what you need immediately.

However, I do like finding bargains! My oldest daughter is an excellent thrift shopper. She lives in a great neighborhood with Facebook groups for selling and giving stuff away and she's gotten the most amazing free stuff! Furniture, kids' toys, clothes, and more. She's very good at it and I want to be like her!

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Iím with heartofjoy. The extra time doesnít always make sense. I love finding a bargain but I prefer shopping when there is something Iím looking for. I donít mind thrifting for it if I have time. I know there are deals to be found, I just donít have the patience for it.


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I'm a total go in and get what I need shopper in every other forum except thrifting. I hate browsing in any other store.
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I love thrifting. From a sustainability and conscious consumerism standpoint, thrifting is amazing. We probably thrift 80 percent of our non-food items.

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Thrifters here! I love it. Some of the stuff is WAY overpriced but at the same time some of the stuff is a steal. It's definitely a time consuming hobby.... I've gone through spurts and stalls.... Sometimes I hit it hard and sometimes I don't at all based on current life circumstances.
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I need to start visiting the stores in the nicer parts of town to find some maternity items for my daughter. She's at that 'kinda need it' meets 'really need it' stage and there is so little in the stores these days.
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