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April 21st, 2011, 04:55 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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I went to the PS's surplus store today for the first time. I came away with 11 movies (7 history and 4 science) and 2 very nice, wooden desk chairs for $22.75! Now the kids have a very simple computer desk in the school room (to share) for computer assignments, and they each have a nicer "student desk" with hutch and stuff (from Ikea... on sale a couple of weeks ago) in their room. Their bedroom looks like a dorm room now - bunk beds and matching desks with a dresser separating them. Perfect, and all of it was very cheap! (The computer and desk combined in the school room cost us $7, but we had to buy the chair for it... it's a nice swivel desk chair from Office Max, so it was like $75 or something. The most expensive thing of all the stuff we've gotten for them!)
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April 21st, 2011, 08:44 PM
in_mommy's Avatar I am just me
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Hmm, never heard of a place like that before. Does each county or district have one, or is this something different than that?
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April 21st, 2011, 08:46 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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They probably all have something ... but it might be a one-time event at the beginning or end of a school year or a particular day of the week. Our surplus store is only open on Thursdays, for example.
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April 22nd, 2011, 06:15 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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Location: San Antonio TX
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I checked and they don't have anything like that here. They do have excessed stuff available, but it's only occasional and you have to call at the right time.

~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
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April 22nd, 2011, 01:11 PM
Frackel's Avatar DOh!
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: In my house :p
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We don't have any sort of surplus here, sucks.

It would be nice and you'd think they would have loads of stuff. Since next year all(well most, the following year *all will transfer) the k-6 kids are moving into the new campus. It has brand new almost everything. Would be a good way for them to make money off the stuff they aren't going to use. Especially since they keep complaining they don't have money for new stuff that they *want(but don't need). If I were in charge I'd be selling off and not throwing away all of the older stuff.
They're not very bright.
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April 22nd, 2011, 06:42 PM
TaraJo29's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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cool! Never heard of such a thing.
Mom to Titus (12), Isaiah (10), Noelle (8), Joel (6), Hannah (4), Elijah (1), and baby due Nov 4!

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