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Post by Sparhawk on 21st January 2010, 11:52 pm

MrsC wrote:So what's your magic then sparhawk??? Are there some tricks to getting the most out of charity shops that we all need to learn? Mrs C

Just right place right time I suppose, that & deciding I want something at some stage not nescesarily NOW, Lady S. sometimes struggles with that bit... Wink

Doesn't happen often but drew a blank today...

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Post by Compostwoman on 22nd January 2010, 12:03 am

Karen wrote:I've still got two fab wrapover dresses that I bought a couple of years ago and wear them with pride, particular when I'm off out to meetings. They were a fiver each. My biggest bargain was a kitchen table I found for £8 at our local recycling centre. I only went to drop off some plastic wrap and came away with a fantastic addition to our kitchen. Laughing


Oooh how I wish we were allowed to "buy" stuff from our HWS....we are strictly verboten from taking ANYTHING,,,,,,,,,

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Post by polgara on 22nd January 2010, 8:26 am

Sparhawk also flatters the ladies in the shops so that they think he is a nice polite young man. Which he is. Very Happy
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Post by MrsC on 22nd January 2010, 8:48 am

Went round three yesterday and apart from a "baby manual" for Mr C nothing else. Oh well - keep looking. Maybe next week I'll head out to some new to me charity shops that someone's told me about on the other side of town.

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 22nd February 2010, 4:28 pm

Ahhh. Charity shops. Let's see, a recent find was a cast iron spong bean slicer for £1.50, a very nice big gripstand bowl for £4.00 (a replacement for a much adored one the other half managed to break last year), ermmm... multitudes of useful and sometimes obscure books on plants and herbalism, cast iron cookware, wicker baskets, etc. etc.

Oh I dunno, there has been loads of great stuff over the years! Thank the Gods for bootfairs fleamarkets & charity shops. I love 'em.

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Post by Dandelion on 22nd February 2010, 9:08 pm

I picked up a lovely East t.shirt a couple of years ago for £3.50 - it would have cost at least £30 new. Am tempted to wear it with the East label hanging out (but I cut the British heart Foundation label off - vanity!!)
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Post by Sparhawk on 23rd February 2010, 12:24 am

Saturday, brand new genuine Levi 501 jeans £7 (Although the legs were longer than the 30" as stated, but I'll use my "£15 hand cranked old Singer" sewing machine to take them up)... Cool

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Post by Jaded Green on 23rd February 2010, 6:07 pm

Pol said you were lucky!
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 23rd February 2010, 6:10 pm

although she didn't mention you were vertically challenged.

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Post by Sparhawk on 23rd February 2010, 8:16 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:although she didn't mention you were vertically challenged.

I shrunk in all this wet weather ...

But its O.K. I have a full head of hair & I'm most definately not a drummer... lol!

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Post by Sparhawk on 12th March 2010, 10:01 pm

A sucessful day today, a "chicken brick" new with instructions £3,

a Corby trouser press £5...

new Hand warmer & box of charcoal sticks £2...

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Post by polgara on 19th April 2010, 3:02 pm

Went to a car boot yesterday, got a great book
1001 Home Remedies from Readers Digest. Big hardback cosy me 50p. Have to get into it & find some snippets for us all.
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Post by Dandelion on 19th April 2010, 8:49 pm

Are the M&S books the kind which come with a little sample of the food stuck to the front cover? That's the sort I generally avoid! I've got a load of M&S books which I bought when first married which have brilliant recipes in, and I wouldn't be without them - I don't mind if the spots of food on the front cover is stuff I've cooked myself though!

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Post by polgara on 21st April 2010, 5:43 pm

Managed to get 2 book on watercolour painting today, 50p each. Well happy. Just need more hours in a day so that I can get some practise.

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Post by polgara on 16th May 2010, 11:23 am

Went to car boot this morning, OH got 2 books which he is happy with, but will probably never read!

I got a brand new Winsor & Newton small painting box 12 colours & small enough to use as a sketch box for £5 to say I was pleased is an understatement.



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Post by polgara on 30th May 2010, 11:22 am

Car Boot this morning. Got a book BERTIE,MAY & MRS FISH by Xandra Bingley

About farming in the Ctswolds during the war. Looking forward to that.

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 2nd June 2010, 11:53 am

oooooh I LOVE this thread, this is totally up my alley! I frequent my local St Vincent De Paul (Vinnies here) on a weekly basis and on Monday I scored a lovely baby GAP denim dress for Ruby (six months) pumpkin patch jeans, a whole bag of toys and three pairs of shoes (fancy expensive looking high heels, for if I ever go out again lol) for less than 20 bucks!
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Post by Sparhawk on 2nd June 2010, 9:55 pm

£11.50 in English...

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 2nd June 2010, 11:38 pm

sparhawk wrote:£11.50 in English...

or 1254.24 Algerian Dinar or 108.87 Norwegian Kroner, for whatever it is worth...

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Post by Sparhawk on 2nd June 2010, 11:47 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:
sparhawk wrote:£11.50 in English...

or 1254.24 Algerian Dinar or 108.87 Norwegian Kroner, for whatever it is worth...

Uh, it would still be worth $20 Aus...

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 2nd June 2010, 11:49 pm

well ackchewerlley BJM said less than $20 so it could be $15.34 or $19.73 or many other variants.

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd June 2010, 12:01 am

Oh stop it you two......

I got a very nice length of very expensive material, unused, from Oxfam for £2.....looked it up and it is £20 per metre!

I got 3 metres ..and its lovely stuff, and still had the seller label on...so not even used!

Wonder why people get stuff, then don't use it?

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Post by Sparhawk on 3rd June 2010, 12:03 am

Agreed but $20 Aus would still be £11.50 GBP until the exhange rate changes, whether bjm paid less or not...

Whoops sorry CW a bit of simultaneous posting there...

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 3rd June 2010, 12:04 am

Good, well that's that sorted then.

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd June 2010, 12:08 am

So you two what is the cost of my Oxfam bargain length of cloth, then?

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