Dawn - posted on 03/12/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




Let me just say how much I freakin love thrift stores!!!! Today I bought my daughter a pair of Skechers - summer sandals - barley worn for $2.00.

I ain't kiddin'!

There is a thrift store near a extremely wealthy neighborhood in my town. And those folks donate everything. I love it.

Ya know, I am planning on becoming very rich one day and I think even then, I"ll be a serious bargain hunter!


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Debbie - posted on 03/13/2009




I was bought up with the best of everything...not saying my mum was rich she was a single parent back then they didnt have the pension, so I got all good stuff but she had to work all the time....I now often go and have a geezer at the op shops, love em.

I get my kids sports clothes there and play clothes, so much cheaper then buying good brand new to get stains on them straight away..

Dawn - posted on 03/12/2009




I will only buy big name brands in the stores.  They have everything you can think of from Ralph Lauren to Coach to Columbia.

I love to look around.  I do shop in other stores and ofcourse online!

I know what you mean Di.  My mom ruined me on sandwiches.  Forced me to eat them as a kid and I hate them now.  LOL

Angela - posted on 03/12/2009




hi dawn,

We call them op shops and I love op shopping. I'm just the bargain queen. I lved on single parent benefit for 13 years and my kids had great fashion stuff and I always dressed well. I also collect 2 for one dinner vouchers from the back of supermarker dockets. so I got to go out for lunch with girlfriends every week. cost next to nothing. mostly in aust. donations for op shops go to a central point for that charity and get spread across the range of shops so the wealthier suburbs dont necessarily have better stuff but i just decked out my teenagers pad (25 ft shed out back) with second hand furn and nick nacks from op shops and garage sales. She's happy. and so is my purse.

Jaime - posted on 03/12/2009




My girlfriend works for Salvation Army Thrift store. I have gone in to get the tour and can't believe the stuff that comes in. All the donated stuff comes from a wealthy section in Toronto. So yes Dawn I know what you mead, although I am very guilty of buying my

kids name brand stuff. But I will buy camping clothes from a thrift shop.

Di - posted on 03/12/2009




Dawnie, I grew up being clothed out of thrift shops and when everyone else was wearing department store clothes.....well I hate thrift shops. My mum still loves them and wont shop anywhere else. Mind you I have used them to buy farm clothes for the boys, but I can't come at buying anything else. Call it a hangover from my childhood.

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