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    Default Thrift store, yard sale, great deal find thread

    I go to the local thrift stores once a week, I find some pretty sweet deals and treasures now and then. I know lots of others on here do the same. Instead of having a hundred threads about our different finds, I will start one we can all share in.

    Lets see them, you past and present "Finds"

    Today I hit up good will, walked out with an XL, 100% wool coat(like new) for $4.25, Several small water proof containers, "Remingtion Sportsmen's Wild Game Cook Book" dated 1968 and "Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices" by George and Berthe Herter, gave a $1 a piece for the books!

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    I picked up a book recently called "The Road Kill Cookbook" for $0.25. It is hilarious.
    We also nabbed several corn shaped muffin pans for about $10. Got them for making ingots, but am using them for cornbread first.
    And I found about six really nice wool shirts - Pendletons and Woolriches - for about $7 total. Don't know what to do with them yet because they are sized mediums and I'm an XL kind of guy.
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    what a great looking jacket. bet that went for around 100 bones somewhere at some point in time.

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    sweet deal dude goodwill is the best

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    Nice score
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    Default My last REALLY good score was a few weeks ago--

    I found three yards of 48"-wide heavy wool cloth in a deep rich crimson at the thrift store for $6. I am making a winterweight rendezvous dress out of it as it's exactly what stroud cloth is supposed to be like.

    But I never buy canning jars new anymore, always at Goodwill, because $7.99 a dozen ON SALE is just awful when you can get perfectly good used ones for .10-.25 apiece. (Even the bigcity stores that ramp it up to .40 apiece are still underselling the new-in-box price.)

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    Picked up a couple Coleman lanterns this past weekend for $.25 each. '84 and '76 models. Both work great. One needed a pump cup and both got new mantles. I'll post up some pics shortly.

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    these are dollar a piece yard sale finds


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    Excellent find, skab0311!

    Interesting you brought this up. I just happened to be at a thrift store today and picked up a pair of in-line skates for $0.99. I was thinking of your bow drill bearing-block concept when I bought 'em. They were originally $3.99, but I showed the lady the broken wheels and she almost wanted to give 'em to me (as she wondered why I wanted 'em). I coulda waited til tomorrow, they have 50% off Wednesday's, but I figured I could swing it for this low price, ha ha. Eight bearing blocks I can give away to others who wanna learn the bow drill method.

    A couple pics. The 2nd pic I added a few spindles & bearing blocks I had laying around.




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    $1 a piece SRK's that's awesome!

    Great score on the inlines!
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