charity shop bargins

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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby wacky12 » 12 Oct 2011, 16:11

haven't had any good finds for ages, but once managed to get a whole roll of fabric for curtains for a french window + a large picture window in our last rental for £10. i then managed to get 2 people to make them into curtains for me for £10 each..... i sold them on ebay for `£35.

one of our local ones sells all clothes for 50p and i got a shirt for DH for work there last week; he's not sure he'll wear it as it's red..... he prefers as dark as possible in colour.... he used to wear only black.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby CherryPop » 28 Oct 2011, 16:35

Oh my goodness - just took a reluctant toddler charity shopping for new jigsaws (we've mostly stayed in this week due to hand, foot and mouth, and we're both getting a bit cabin-fevery...) and we got FIVE nice ones - either ELC or M&S, really good quality ones, and a set of dinosaur dominoes, and a Shirley Hughes book and a Puddle Lane book, all for 40p. Not 40p each, 40p in total.

WTF?!!!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AwayinaChive » 28 Oct 2011, 16:39

cherry219 wrote:Oh my goodness - just took a reluctant toddler charity shopping for new jigsaws (we've mostly stayed in this week due to hand, foot and mouth, and we're both getting a bit cabin-fevery...) and we got FIVE nice ones - either ELC or M&S, really good quality ones, and a set of dinosaur dominoes, and a Shirley Hughes book and a Puddle Lane book, all for 40p. Not 40p each, 40p in total.

WTF?!!!


40p in total????
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby CherryPop » 28 Oct 2011, 17:52

Ives wrote:40p in total????


Yep - and we've just played them all, and there is not a single piece missing, two of them were still sealed and never played, and one of the boxes had a bonus set of those octagon-piece things that all slot together - Octons I think? Not proper ones, they're small and cheap looking but there's about a hundred of them!

Today has been a super-WIN day :D
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby PerpetualMadness » 28 Oct 2011, 17:53

Yay! :-)
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Disco » 12 Nov 2011, 20:47

Got a Gap Waterproof Jacket for S for a pound the other day. Its in a bigger size so might even get a couple of years out of it. :)
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby fourweewonders » 06 Dec 2011, 21:22

Copy of dinosaurs love underpants 40p in pristine conditon :D

3 letterland (who remembers letterland :wink: ) learn to read books 40p each
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby robyn » 06 Dec 2011, 22:55

Got an enormous amount of Hama beads-thousands of the things, in a plastic storage box with lots of the frame things you put them on for £2.50 :D so what with that and the lovely Madeleine doll I got for £2 that m's two main Xmas presents sorted for under £5 :D :D :D
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Disco » 07 Dec 2011, 08:33

Nicely done robyn :)
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Disco » 24 Feb 2012, 15:07

Today's charity shop bargain is a pair of leather brand new with tag Karrimor hiking boots!!! £15. :) Perfect size. Couldn't believe my luck.

And not quite charity shop - but I got a tall ikea red stained wooden bookcase on Gumtree for £10 from someone round the corner. A-bleemin-mazing! Just was I needed.
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AwayinaChive » 24 Feb 2012, 15:10

discocrispo wrote:Today's charity shop bargain is a pair of leather brand new with tag Karrimor hiking boots!!! £15. :) Perfect size. Couldn't believe my luck.

And not quite charity shop - but I got a tall ikea red stained wooden bookcase on Gumtree for £10 from someone round the corner. A-bleemin-mazing! Just was I needed.


Wow!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby Nix » 24 Feb 2012, 15:15

I went before and found a brand new copy of the very hungry caterpillar (Harveys was ripped into pieces by a baby who shall not be named) for 99p!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby AB&M » 24 Feb 2012, 18:46

I hit some yesterday. Got a gorgeous satin lined snowsuit, red velvet jeans for Bruno, an all in one nappy, some other clothing bits for kitten & 2 tops for me. I spent £10 :D
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby skip » 24 Feb 2012, 20:08

Wow, score B&M!
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Re: charity shop bargins

Postby TwinklinGDecorations » 24 Feb 2012, 20:13

I have been after 'the dwelling place' by Catherine Cookson and 'Moab is a washpot' by Stephen Fry for ages and have go both in the last 2 weeks for £2.34.
Not necessarily a bargain but I got a gorgeous tin for the Pickle today - The label on it shows it originally had sweets in but it is covered in a Noah's Ark scene (in relief) and has so many animals and is just gorgeous - £1. It will be her special things tin and I love it.

I nearly forgot - A brand new Bang on the Door Groovy Chick childs suitcase with wheels for £2 a few weeks ago.

I'm on the look out for some knights to go with a set MIL got the Monster so browse often
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