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why is it my favorite thrift store?


because they haven't figured out that Vera Bradley handbags are expensive. Last Friday I picked up both of these in one trip, and I used my 50% off coupon, so they were half the price you see in the photo.


Seaport navy tote, retired in January 2005. This bag is monogrammed. The initials are almost mine, if I go by my nickname and maiden name with a different middle name. This one sells for $40 on verabradley(dot)com.


Blue coin handbag, color retired in July 2002. This one sells for $50 on verabradley(dot)com.

I feel like a thief. But I don't feel bad about it.

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Lynx217 said…
If you're ever in SE PA drop me a line, there's a thrift store here that can do that too sometimes. Never hurts to check them out. Heck I got my hands on a cdrw disc for 50 cents and you know ya can't buy them individually in store much less for less than a few bucks. Plus I got a brand new - tags still on it - terry cloth oven mit out of the trash once in ohio, along with my guest linen set - comforter, sheet, pillow (which got scoured AND washed) and case. And my display case was sitting outside the dumpster here... and we rescued a guitar too that only needs new strings and two pegs! Happy Huntings!
I too look for Vera's at thrift stores. It's nice for once to be ahead of the game. Even my very expensive thrift store where I live hasn't caught on yet. I picked one up this weekend for $5.00 at a flea market. A bit more than I normally pay but I was so happy to find it. And wow, I haven't seen thrift store coupons in years.
shy_smiley said…
lynx217: thrifty technology rocks! Just the other day I scored an HP inkjet print cartridge 57 for $2.99! That saved me a heap, as it was time for me to replace the color cartridge in my printer. I'm so deep into thrifting that I can't bear to pay full price for anything. Anywhere.

ATG: yeah, my favorite thrift in town runs 50% off coupons in a weekly mailer. I myself don't receive the mailer but I have a lot of friends who do, and they keep me well stocked. How deep into thrifting are you when you can't bear to pay full price for something AT A THRIFT STORE!? Geesh.
Lynx217 said…
Girl, if you have a pharmacy out there that just got bought out, like Eckerd's did here by Rite Aid, keep an eye out as they're liable to heavily discount the old brand's stuff! I got an $8 bottle of generic 120ct aleve for less than $2!!!! Thanks for stopping by and I will have you up on my roll soon!

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So many reasons it's been a long time since we took the boys out thrift store shopping. Yesterday, Tuesday, both of us had a full day off to spend as we pleased.


First we ate at Chaffin's Diner. They seated us in the less-dinery back room, which ended up being a good thing because we sat directly beneath a fan and didn't notice so much the heat. E drank decaff coffee with cream. I didn't notice sugar. Decaff, like his Uncle D. Coffee, like his Mimi.



We hit Shop for a Cause first, where the boys found nothing and subsequently sulked.



Next we pulled into the Humane Society Thrift Store, which I haven't visited in a long time. Historically I haven't found anything there.



Today we hit the treasure jackpot.



A $2 Ziploc bag containing the comprehensive plastic presidential contingent from Washington through Eisenhower.



Of course E had them ordered in a matter of moments.



Finally we escaped the store with a trove of treasures (more than I've found in one place in …

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wotd: temporize

temporize \TEM-puh-ryz\, intransitive verb:
1. To be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time or delay action.
2. To comply with the time or occasion; to yield to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
3. To engage in discussions or negotiations so as to gain time (usually followed by 'with').
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