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Cody - posted on 04/24/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Can someone help me I am on a tight income and i would like my child to not have to grow up having hand me downs and toys from the thrift store please leave helpful comments thanks again

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Jodi - posted on 04/25/2013

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Well, I guess, then, you should answer WHY you don't want your children to grow up having hand-me-downs and toys from thrift stores. Clearly you have issues with it. Dove was just trying to suggest that there was nothing wrong with it. How is that not helpful?

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Cathy - posted on 06/18/2014

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If you are on a tight budget you can always shop the clearance racks like at:Target,Kohls,Walmart,Toysrus Etc.You can also go online to the different department stores that I suggested and on there website they have clearances to, just click on the link and start shopping,Good Luck

Wendy - posted on 07/06/2013

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I was raised with all hand me downs my whole life, I think no matter where it comes from it is always new to you and it doesn't matter if you bought it for less money.
Now that I can afford stores I still pefer 2nd hand stores because I love being thrifty and seeing how much money I can save then a regular store. Stores are nice but if you can get something slightly used in good condition or pay 3 times the amount just to have something new why would you that doesn't make sense to me.

Jodi - posted on 04/25/2013

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Other than the fact that there is nothing wrong with your children wearing hand-me-downs (if you turn your nose up at them, you are probably raising children who will do the same), you could try this community:

http://www.circleofmoms.com/money-saving...

But you do know, right, that children have been wearing hand-me-downs and thrift shop clothing forever? It's nothing to be ashamed of. I will admit it was all I could afford when my son was a baby. You should also not raise your children to feel ashamed of it.

Dove - posted on 04/25/2013

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Well... then win the lottery or get a higher paying job.... or rob a bank... or sell your kids. What the hell kind of answers are you looking for? Or are you just posting to be obnoxious?

Dove - posted on 04/24/2013

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There is nothing wrong with growing up on hand-me-down clothes and thrift store toys. My best friend is the 'queen' of thrift store finds and her play room is as well stocked as a preschool. The kids don't care if it was brand new or previously loved.... they just care that it's something they like and it's fun. ;)

You can always cut any and every non vital expense too. Personally speaking... I'd rather have previously owned things and be able to 'splurge' a little on family outings and such versus spending money on THINGS and never getting to DO anything special that costs money.

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