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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 14 Jun 2013, 20:39

I found a dinosaur cot duvet set for Annie in Oxfam yesterday. Sadly I had already paid 5 times that on a different duvet set for her but at least now we have 2 :D
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 27 Jun 2013, 22:05

So pleased with this weeks finds:

A thinner duvet for Annie (was about to buy new!) for £3

A craft activity involving cement for Bruno (he liked the last 1 & has been asking to do another) £3

Brown glass jug which goes well with my dining room £2

I seem to be in the habit of buying the posh notebooks I find on offer in there too even when I don't need one :oops:
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby fourweewonders » 23 Jul 2013, 18:59

I got a great haul today.

Furry 3d sea turtle backpack for E. She spotted it and loved it. it was £2.50 which is alot in my shop. when we got it home there was a small match turtle plush toy and a teeny matching turtle key ring.

they had a huge box of science toys we got some little submarine that bob up and down powered by baking soda. a grow your own ostritch crystle set. some floating doucg - bit like moon dough. and a bag of moon sand. all 50p each lot of experiment this summer.

we already made a floating dough boat, made predictions on how many lego men it could hold me=3 b=5 it held 14!!!!

ab&m cheap note books would be a good find i've decided today i need some for a geocaching notebook & a holiday journal for B
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 23 Jul 2013, 19:45

I'm sure 1 will come up although our local pound shop has some funky ones - I'm a sucker for a pretty cover :wink:

I got a Paperchase journal with all the pouches etc for £3 when they are closer to £10 normally. This is Bruno's holiday journal :D
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby PerpetualMadness » 23 Jul 2013, 19:56

A Kew skirt and a Monsoon skirt both perfect and £5.50 each. :D
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 24 Jul 2013, 07:45

Forgot to update this with my finds a couple of weeks ago. A lovely bright yellow/red checked shirt for TheWriggler for £2. A pair of smart White Stuff linen cutoff trousers for work £1.50 and a pair of M&S denim shorts for £3.50. Different shops hence the different pricing policies on the shorts!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 28 Jul 2013, 18:34

I hit the local charity shops while at mums. I do love visiting different ones!

I got
hand embroidered table cloth for £2
Big bag of dinosaurs for A £3 (despite others being 50p each!)
Tunic for me £2
I didn't bother with any clothes for the kids as there was nothing special enough to warrant storing it.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Cait » 28 Jul 2013, 20:46

I need to find myself some better charity shops, these kind of bargains do not come up in our neck of the woods.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby TwinklinGDecorations » 28 Jul 2013, 22:01

I had a great little haul yesterday: A big wooden backed mirror that goes perfectly with my dining table and chairs (£5), A bop it (£2) and a bop it extreme 2 (£2) hours of fun already and 5 glass tumblers (£1.50). All in the village which is amazing. We have another charity shop opening soon and I can't wait!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Gizmo » 28 Jul 2013, 22:26

I got some great things while I was visiting the UK the other week.

A massive silver bus, it's huge about a foot and a half long and opens out for play £10, I had to put it in with the things for shipping over as it was too big for hold or hand baggage. A big fold up play tent and tunnel that folded up so it fitted in my suitcase £5. Two large hand made wooden airplanes, about a foot long each of them but luckily fitted in my suitcase, the babies love them and have played with them every day since I got back. Dr Seuss board books 5p each.
A couple of Toy Story books for 10p each, a few tops (Toy Story & Cars as they are mad on them at the mo), 10p each and a big canvas road playmat for 10p from a carboot we passed.

Got a great ebay bargain last night too a big lot of small plastic animals for £7 and a bundle of toy trucks for £2 from the same seller and she combined the postage so I only paid a couple of quid for postage.

I wish we had charity shops here! I was so pleased with my haul, every shop I went in I found something :)
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby FestiveTidings » 29 Jul 2013, 19:41

Does gumtree count? I know it's not strictly a charity shop but OMG the bargains!

Today I got:
solid pine wood 4 drawer chest of drawers - £15
Rainforest Play Mat (RRP £60). Immaculate condition including bag - £20
Maternity Body Pillow - £10.

I'm so excited :)
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby fourweewonders » 30 Jul 2013, 20:24

today i bagged an elc tub of soft stuff dough tools £1 but still had the original £10 label on
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 30 Jul 2013, 20:30

Speaking of bargains did anyone see the Kirsty's fill your home for free tonight?
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby fourweewonders » 30 Jul 2013, 20:59

AB&M wrote:Speaking of bargains did anyone see the Kirsty's fill your home for free tonight?


not seen this weeks but did watch it last week, i guess its alot easier to say 'hey give me free stuff' if your on tv!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 01 Aug 2013, 14:15

I just found a brand new pair of shoes for Annie for the autumn (next time up same width) for £3 instead of £30 in Clarks :D Also got a few nice pieces of clothes in age 2-3 but really chuffed about the shoes. I will still need to get her measured but if they aren't useable then its £3 so I figure it's got a tiny downside!
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