charity shop bargins

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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Svea » 04 Jun 2013, 13:19

did you go to pimlico? i need leggings for the girls too - they go through their knees at lightening speed these days :?
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Rose99 » 04 Jun 2013, 15:49

Jealous of all your bargains! I got a gap top for £4 and topshop top for £3.50 - pretty normal prices around here, but both in almost new condition.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby skip » 04 Jun 2013, 16:39

Boooooot saaaaales! ;)

Went at the weekend and M chose a whole selection of plastic tat for £1 which he was very pleased with, and a set of octonauts cards in a gup A box for 50p. :) Oh and loads of sealed lego figure packs which we use for rewards for £1 each when they're usually £2. Also found DH a wii game for his birthday, some croc-type sandals for R for 50p. Nothing for me but I had both boys so was trying to get out of there as quickly as possible...
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby CherryPop » 04 Jun 2013, 17:27

Awesome bargaining from everyone!

Went to our YMCA store today (which is a superstore, it's massive!), and they'd obviously done a school clearance, as there were loads of school tables etc. The children's book section was packed to the rafters, all of a better quality of book than you would normally get, and we got:

Footpaths of Wales
Brave (brand new, shiny A4 size story book)
The Anti-Colouring Book (a different version than the one we already have)
50 Nature Projects for Kids
Santa's Christmas Storybook (big glossy book with 11 stories, all written by Santa Claus himself!)
5 Cheeky Monkeys (bloody awful noisy book but Jacob loves them!)
Amser Chwarae Grwndi'r Gath (Welsh Poppy Cat book)
Puddle Lane book
All for £3!

And a banana stand, but there's no money in it an I can't figure out how it works :/
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby fourweewonders » 04 Jun 2013, 18:46

mine today had tons of mens shorts & cropped trousers, the manager was trying to work out if the childrens gazebo they'd just received had all its pieces, so im going back tomorrow to find out, will go nicely over our new paddling pool
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Morlyte » 04 Jun 2013, 20:23

I didnt buy them but last week, I saw 2 Itti Bitti D'lish minki nappies, brand new for £1.50 EACH! Wish I had bought them and passed them on though, I spoke to the woman in the shop to say she could sell them for much more but she just said that they would only sell them for £1.50. Madness!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby CherryPop » 04 Jun 2013, 20:30

Morlyte wrote:I didnt buy them but last week, I saw 2 Itti Bitti D'lish minki nappies, brand new for £1.50 EACH! Wish I had bought them and passed them on though, I spoke to the woman in the shop to say she could sell them for much more but she just said that they would only sell them for £1.50. Madness!


<faints> I would have been over the moon with excitement! I am Silly about nappies though ;)
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Morlyte » 07 Jun 2013, 13:27

CherryPop wrote:
Morlyte wrote:I didnt buy them but last week, I saw 2 Itti Bitti D'lish minki nappies, brand new for £1.50 EACH! Wish I had bought them and passed them on though, I spoke to the woman in the shop to say she could sell them for much more but she just said that they would only sell them for £1.50. Madness!


<faints> I would have been over the moon with excitement! I am Silly about nappies though ;)


Me too but I have no ned for them now. :(

Today's bargain was an old fashioned sweetie jar full of wooden building blocks for £1!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 07 Jun 2013, 18:19

Cool! I got a beautiful glass bottle for £1.25 yesterday and a tin of magnetix for £1.99. I love old glass bottles :D
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Nix » 07 Jun 2013, 18:23

Eek lots of bargain hunting success!

I haven't been in the charities this month but mum managed to find Harvey a Mario Kart Tshirt which he adores, a Next chequered shirt with a hood which looks really smart and a few Nuk baby toys for Pippa to keep at her house. I love having a mum who bargain hunts on my behalf!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Morlyte » 07 Jun 2013, 20:06

Im on the look out for some nice whiskey tumblers but I am having no luck at all. :( I also picked up a nice Boden style skirt for £2.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Nix » 09 Jun 2013, 22:03

Yesterday I found a girls sun hat age 3-6 yrs from mothercare that was just 25p. I had to buy it. Also got a pair of denim girls shorts new with tags for £0.99. And some Next boys denim shorts for £1.99. Quite pleased with my haul yesterday!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Rose99 » 14 Jun 2013, 15:46

Just got a topshop dress and some stickers for DD for free. They should have cost £5.50 but the woman wouldn't take my money. I think possibly because she'd already cashed up for the day! All a bit odd, but good :)
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby issi » 14 Jun 2013, 17:30

Our local oxfam feels a little pricey compared to some of the other charity shops round here but I got a massive box of cogs and a science museum magnets set for £8 and snarfy loves them both :-)
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby fourweewonders » 14 Jun 2013, 18:34

I didnt buy them but yesterday my fave shop had a collection of little britain dolls in with the childrens toys :?
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