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March 23rd, 2014, 10:24 AM
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Im cheap. I like to say im cheap. But the reality is im a mom of 4 boys who eat like horses and grow rapidly. Even though my bills are slim during the month, im really frugal. Most family say your not cheap your frugal. NO i say im cheap.
ANNNYWAY im constantly at the thrift stores. So yesterday while my mother in law was in a shop. I saw one i had heard about but not gone in. So i ran over there ( waddled my butt... ok fib again, i drove haha) and went in. I got a minky halo sleep sack with swaddle arms for 2 bucks and a 70 dollar pair of gap maternity pants that make my butt look AMAZING ( especially with my boots) for 7 bucks. WIN. She also had a basinet but had not priced it yet so i told her to call me. I would prefer a pack and play or cosleeper side, BUT depending on the price ill take that.
I love finding good deals. My BEST deal, a limited edition thomas the train lego duplo set with over 100 lego pieces, post me 10 bucks. Retails for over 500. Second best was this faded skirt i picked up and loved. Googled it, found out its 180 new and is faded to start. For 5. Oh and i got this AMAZING sweater set with puffy vest for my little guy for 6 once. It was 80 new. And had the tags on haha.
I love my local places. They are crazy cheap, all consign and i get awesome stuff.
Anyone else a deal hunter or consigner?
I wish we had antique shops in Alaska, i would be ALL OVER those!
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March 23rd, 2014, 12:01 PM
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meeee! at this point, most of my clothes and shoes are from thrift stores. ...i've noticed that i *always* get compliments on the unique things i find there-- moreso than the more expensive things i've gotten at "normal" stores. but i have this terrible habit now-- where when someone says, OMG i love your shoes! i answer-- thanks! i got them for $2 at the thrift store! ...i should just let them think i spent a fortune hahah
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March 23rd, 2014, 02:54 PM
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haha im always, THRIFT STORE! I love finding cool stuff. Or i find it super cheap on ebay haha.
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March 23rd, 2014, 05:35 PM
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lol! also-- the thrift store i used to go to all the time prices shoes by writing the cost on the bottom of the shoe in red marker. i've been known to show people, since i can never get the marker off anyway.
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March 24th, 2014, 08:30 AM
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I like to go to Goodwill to buy junky decor to fix up and make fancy. But I've never bought secondhand clothes before! I have SUCH a hard time shopping. Anytime I'm in a clothing store I feel totally lost and never know where to find anything. The only store with a layout that makes sense to me is Old Navy. I am super intimidated by the thrift store layouts (sorted by color?). I have no idea where I'd even find the clothes I'm after! Clothes shopping is probably the thing in this world I am worst at.
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March 24th, 2014, 09:36 AM
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I have a couple of good stores near by, but I'm more of a clearance hunter at places like Children's place. We spent $100 on cads whole spring/next fall wardrobe, the original prices would have been over $500. With the outlet stores and coupons I get new stuff super cheap, like 1.99 a piece!
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March 24th, 2014, 11:04 AM
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we dont have outlets up here. I do surf clearence racks too though.
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March 24th, 2014, 11:49 AM
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That's a shame about no outlets we have a few in driving distance. Couponing isn't great here though, none of that crazy grocery coupon stuff you see on tv, I wish our stores matched and stuff
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March 24th, 2014, 12:43 PM
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We have outlets everywhere here, and I never see anything cheap in them! Yes, a t-shirt might be marked down from $200 to $80, but who pays $80 for a t-shirt? The only place I find bargains is on clearance racks in the regular stores.
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March 27th, 2014, 07:25 AM
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I'm a big bargain hunter too! We don't have awesome thrift stores in this area though (that I've found yet!) There are Goodwill and Savers, which are the big national chains and I do a lot of shopping there. Goodwill tends to price their stuff too high for my liking though ($8 for kids jeans? nah... LOL!) Yeah, I'm cheap too.
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March 27th, 2014, 09:57 AM
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I found a bouncer/swing COMBO, that is space saving. It was 160-180 on babies r us and only 100 on amazon!! So i grabbed it up. Its neutral in color rather then girly. but its ok, worth saving 80 bucks for the color of it!
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