Have you bought anything exciting lately at a bargain store?

@dianadee (1726)
South Africa
March 13, 2016 5:03pm CST
I don't know about you but I love auctions and second hand shops! Over the years we have got some quaint and quirky items and at such a bargain price as well. Here are some of our favorites. 1. At an auction wd bought an old worn kitchen cabinet. My husband sanded and painted it and we resold it at another auction. 2. One of my favorites was a little brown jug that comes out for tea . The tubbiest and cutest jug you will ever see. 3. We also found a wonderful oak round table and chairs with a lovely dresser to match. 4. Bought a lovely old yellow wood table and some copper containers from the old days with Delft handles in blue and white. 5. Also have found some very old books, some quite valuable. The etchings are so beautiful. Some people buy old books for their pictures and have them framed. 6. Most of our furniture is Oregon pine, which we picked up at second hand shops. These are but a few. If you have the time and inclination this can be so rewarding!
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar 16
I have the time, but not the inclination. That sort of thing doesn't interest me, but my daughter is always picking up bargains.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Mar 16
l do visit second-hand shops for rare and exotic decorations
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@sharon6345 (135830)
• United States
13 Mar 16
I have no good gems as you have here.
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@marsha32 (6691)
• United States
25 Jun 16
There are some finds out there for sure. Once by chance I bought a book at the Goodwill store for 39 cents. I listed it on ebay and it ended up selling for $39!! I sure wish I could have luck like that all the time. One time I was looking for craft supplies for something else at the Goodwill store. I happened across a fabric panel, another piece of fabric and a piece of batting. Each item was marked 49 cents. I used them in one project that I then sold for $15.
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@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
25 Jun 16
That is why these stores are like treasure hunts..always something to surprise one!
@maezee (33011)
• United States
18 Mar 16
Awesome! I am a thrift store shopper myself and I gotta say most of my wardrobe is second hand. Occasionally Ill buy some duds but overall Ive saved so much money over the years doing so!!
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@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
19 Mar 16
If you can find some lovely clothes too at a third of the price..good deal!
@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar 16
I think this would be great fun. We've bought a lot of bits and pieces over the years too.
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@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
It is so much fun. Some people see it as junk and other's, as a piece of treasure!
@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
13 Mar 16
I haven't bought anything for a while
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
13 Mar 16
horses
I found this print at a second hand store for 50 cents and the frame alone is worth much more than that.
@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
That was really a amazing find!
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@dianadee It really was and the horses are what drew me to it originally. I love finding things like this.
@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
@Marcyaz The look so glossy and beautiful!
@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
Its great to see you here - I saw a comment the other day on Catherine's and forgot to get back to you.
@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
Great to see you here too..seem to bump into everyone along our many paths!
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