charity shop bargins

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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby CherryPop » 01 Aug 2013, 18:56

AB&M wrote: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!


I do this with NCT Sales, where unused Clarks shoes are often £1 :scream

They'll fit them as well - I go and get him measured then don't buy any, come home and rummage in my box, find some in the measured size, put them on and go back and ask them to check the fit. They're very happy to do so, peace of mind all round!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby camper » 02 Aug 2013, 04:36

DH and I discovered the charity shop "Superstore" near us today - danger! I got a beautiful big teak salad/ fruit bowl for $4 , some fabulous retro yellow kitchen scales for $12 and a big Pyrex mixing bowl for $8. I've washed and oiled the teak bowl and it looks beautiful. I love it! Think we may be going back there again...
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 21 Aug 2013, 18:13

Got some fab bargains this week:

A bag of New York blocks in a bag (Chrysler building & Liberty included) 99p
Bundle of butterflies on sticks for the garden £1.69
Crocheted cardigan for A £1.49
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby fourweewonders » 21 Aug 2013, 18:58

My £2.95 big square canvas (with blue flowers on it) same size in local art shop £25.

i gave it a bit of a clean up and have painted my base layer for playroom art work.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Nix » 22 Aug 2013, 07:06

Charity shops have been disappointing this month but my cousin sent round a load of toys to my mums house. Mostly crap but I claimed a massive bag of sticklebricks (stashed for Christmas present for the boys) and some roald Dahl books which I have stashed for when they're older!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Nix » 24 Aug 2013, 21:12

Excited that I finally found a Kettler trike on Gumtree and it was only £10. Jasper is going to be overjoyed!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby camper » 25 Aug 2013, 03:59

Great scores nixxie! I used to love sticklebricks - haven't seen any in years!

I found a nice scarf in the street the other day. I walked past in a few days it a row and since no-one seemed to want to claim in I have given it a new home. I also picked up a new workshirt from the "pre-loved" table at work the other day. My colleagues said they knew I'd take it when they saw it there - should I be proud or embarrassed of my reputation for eco-credentials? :?
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Nix » 09 Sep 2013, 11:44

Found a new favourite charity shop! Most childrens clothing was 4 items for £1.99! I got two baby coats, a winter next dress, and some other bits for £3.99. :-)
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby busmother » 09 Sep 2013, 12:07

Bookstall at our Village Fair yesterday. For 40p I got one semi-coloured in colouring book, and a beautiful old leather-bound copy of Walter Scott's 'The Bride of Lammermoor'.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 09 Sep 2013, 17:45

I haven't been out hunting in ages :( looking forward to my first work at home day this week so I can go check out them all! I also need to sort my gift aid form for my favourite shop for donations now I'm a working gal :D

My mum is impressed with what I find (she used to turn her nose up at rummaging!!) & I've inspired my dad to go looking too!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby fourweewonders » 09 Sep 2013, 18:18

AB&M wrote:I haven't been out hunting in ages :( looking forward to my first work at home day this week so I can go check out them all! I also need to sort my gift aid form for my favourite shop for donations now I'm a working gal :D

My mum is impressed with what I find (she used to turn her nose up at rummaging!!) & I've inspired my dad to go looking too!


My mum is a good bargin hunter especially when it comes to happyland toys.

I got a pre-cut large soft toy giraffe sewing kit for e's birthday-she loves giraffes. i acctully had the same kit as a teen and gave up hand sewing it after doing just thr head, i'll machine sew this time.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby A_W » 09 Sep 2013, 18:20

I got a brand new with labels Denim Co jeans in my size that fit lovely. They were £3.99. Very pleased as my old jeans all look well worn now.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby camper » 10 Sep 2013, 06:43

There's no better find than a pair of great jeans, A_W :D
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 12 Sep 2013, 18:25

Awesome day bargain hunting today!

Monsoon tweed jacket & fur trim for me £4.50
Some clothes for Bruno all £1.99 but new
Lush blue leaf patterned velvet coat £12 (different shop where things are more expensive!)
Butterfly scarf for me £3
Boden knitted tunic / dress brand new £15
Knitted T £3
Cute ladybird ugg type boots for A £1.99
A build your own monopoly game for young kids £1.99
The twits card game £1.99

Ended up spending far more than I anticipated but new season / new work clothes!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby fourweewonders » 12 Sep 2013, 19:28

Tuesday found a500 piece puzzel map of australia and new zealand 1.25 - that the birthday boy was very happy with
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