I LOVE shopping at thrift stores but found that my collection of clothing & other things was growing too big for my house. So now, every time I shop at the thrift store, I donate. For every item I purchase, I donate an item.
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There are so many like new or new items you can find at the thrift store. I have several friends who collect vintage items like cameras, jewelry, records, comic books and just stuff. Whenever they have birthdays coming up, I shop for them at the thrift store. Now while not everyone appreciates a used item, some people do. In November, one of my close friends had a birthday party and I know how much he loves photography, so I got him a used camera at a thrift store.
Thinking that he would use the old camera as a decorative item, I didn't bother to check if it worked. Turned out that my gift was not only vintage and in working condition it was worth far more than the $3.00 I paid for it. Needless to say my gift was a hit at the party.
I buy all of the clothes I can at the thrift store. I just had a baby, so I buy my jeans at the thrift store for 6 dollars. I also breastfeed, so I buy shirts used as well. I have found all of the baby clothes there, and last week found six baby outfits for 15 dollars. With three kids and a limited budget, the thrift store has been a true lifesaver.
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