Flea Market And Thrift Store

@porwest (78756)
United States
February 16, 2020 2:48pm CST
Decided just to get out of the house for a bit. It's actually a really nice day today. Sunny and 51 degrees. 6 degrees warmer than I thought it was going to be, and it FEELS warm. So, I was liking that. Went to the local flea market which was again going on this weekend. Didn't buy much. I got a Trump coin for $5 and Dawn got a three novel 007 book for $10. Plus, there's a roasted nut guy there all the time and she likes to get the roasted pecans. There went another $5. I should note we had to pay $3 for parking at the fairgrounds for the flea market. After that we went to Goodwill. I bought a pair of jeans for work. $5. Dawn got a pair of jeans also, $5, and she bought a blouse which was about $4. It was fun to just get out of the house for a bit and only spent $37 all said. Not bad. But still, if you all could be so kind to respond heavily on this post it would be helpful... I'd like my $37 back.
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@Mavic123456 (21893)
• Thailand
17 Feb 20
were there dogs in the market?
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@deazil (4730)
• United States
17 Feb 20
No, just the fleas.
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@deazil (4730)
• United States
18 Feb 20
@Mavic123456 They wandered in off the street. Probably escapees from a flea circus.
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@Mavic123456 (21893)
• Thailand
18 Feb 20
@deazil where did the fleas come from, then?
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@Tina30219 (81550)
• Onaway, Michigan
16 Feb 20
Here is some help getting that $37 back.
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@Tina30219 (81550)
• Onaway, Michigan
16 Feb 20
@porwest Not good.
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
16 Feb 20
@Tina30219 I am thinking the same thing. I am reminded of THIS guy.
Remember that funny Lending Tree commercial where a guy named Stanley Johnson appeared to be living the good life? Stanley had the big house, a country club ...
@porwest (78756)
• United States
16 Feb 20
Thank you very much. I need all the help I can get. Especially since the wife left as soon as we got home with my mom to go to Saver's and Plato's Closet. My spending may not be over yet.
@deazil (4730)
• United States
17 Feb 20
At least you still have your sense of humor and it doesn't cost you a penny. I hope this helps you get a litle of your money back. We used to have a Saver's near my house but they closed. I don't know why - they seemed to do a good business, every time I went in there they had quite a few customers in the store. I'm trying to downsize so I'll be donating a lot of stuff to my local Goodwill. My house has become infested with "stuff".
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@deazil (4730)
• United States
18 Feb 20
@Mavic123456 Yes, a stuff infestation is better than a termite infestation no matter how you look at it. But still it's hard to get rid of things I absolutely love. At least with the termites you can call in someone else - exterminator - to get rid of the problem for you. Not sure which would be more trouble.
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@Mavic123456 (21893)
• Thailand
19 Feb 20
@deazil better than that, except if the terminators are sexy. using termites as meal haha like here they cook ants and crickets.
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@Mavic123456 (21893)
• Thailand
18 Feb 20
infested with stuff better than termites. stuff can be resell... termites? ahmmmm I dont know. ahhh I know I know what to do with the termites.
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@MALUSE (69388)
• Germany
28 Apr 21
WHY 'Pink Flamingoes' all of a sudden?
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@MALUSE (69388)
• Germany
28 Apr 21
@porwest What kind of album?
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
28 Apr 21
@MALUSE Just some original music I did a few years back and released a few years ago. I have a link on my profile to it on Spotify. But no need to look it up. Not trying to "promote" it. Just having fun with the name thing and chose that. If you ARE interested and can't get Spotfiy, you can PM me and I can give you other links. It's in many places including Amazon and iTunes. That being said, it probably would not be your cup of tea. But who knows?
@porwest (78756)
• United States
28 Apr 21
Everyone was changing their names...well, not everyone, but a handful. So, I thought I would join in and do it too. Pink Flamingoes is a reference to my album.
@NJChicaa (116436)
• United States
16 Feb 20
I've never been to a thrift store.
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@NJChicaa (116436)
• United States
16 Feb 20
@LoriAMoore there are many around here
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
28 Apr 21
@NJChicaa You can find some REALLY good deals and save a TON of money in a thrift store. I get most of my clothes in them, and sometimes I find a good pan or something. It's really a great bargain, things get reused, and I save money to boot. It's great.
@florelway (23157)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Feb 20
Don't mind the $37, at least you enjoyed. It's one of the inevitables, the moment we stepped into a mall, a flea market, a thrift store whatever form of a marketplace we always spend.
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
18 Feb 20
I like the flea markets because it's like one big, giant rummage sale kind of. Always interesting things to look at even if we often walk out empty handed. They do them several times a month at the local fairgrounds and we make it there often. I agree with you. This was money well spent. Enjoyed our time and that is what counts.
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
20 Feb 20
@florelway It is actually. Sometimes you just have to find an excuse to get out of the house for a bit.
@florelway (23157)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Feb 20
@porwest doing things like this is therapeutic. It makes us feel good.
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@marlina (154165)
• Canada
16 Feb 20
It's going to take quite a while to get $37.00 here!!
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
28 Apr 21
A year and two months later provides great hindsight into the authenticness of your comment.
@amadeo (111942)
• United States
16 Feb 20
that is real cute.We love going to flea market.In my early day was a picker sold many things.Today not too good.The good stuff is gone and my picking days ended long ago.It was fun.I still go and see if I can still make a dollar.
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
28 Apr 21
I did not know you were once a picker. That must have been fun. Get to see lots of interesting things.
@rakski (112924)
• Philippines
16 Feb 20
ahaha, this is my piece of that $37, ahaha
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
28 Apr 21
Every little bit helps, so thank you very much. Keep 'em coming my way.
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@MALUSE (69388)
• Germany
16 Feb 20
Here is my fraction of a cent for your piggy-bank.
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
28 Apr 21
Keep 'em coming. The wife is still spending. lol
@just4him (309823)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Feb 20
I don't know if this will help you get part of your $37 back, but a penny maybe to the cause. It sounds like you did well with all your shopping.
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
23 Feb 20
Every penny helps for sure. lol. But I need 3700 of them. I might be barking up the wrong tree.
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@JudyEv (327845)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Feb 20
It's surprising what you can pick up at flea markets sometimes. You should always take money with you.
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
17 Feb 20
I usually have a handful of cash with me for the flea market. Nowadays you don't necessarily need it. Seems everyone has the ability to take a credit or debit card these days.
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@JohnRoberts (109848)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Feb 20
You spendthrift!
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
16 Feb 20
I try. I think I got a pretty good deal on the jeans, and they were in darn good shape. Why not let the idiots spend their money on new stuff. I'll take the used stuff all day long and wear them until there are nothing but strings left. lol On top of everything they were Old Navy. $5 for a pair of Old Navy jeans is a steal.
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@LindaOHio (160030)
• United States
16 Feb 20
HA HA! Sounds like a good day. I'd like to get out and just browse some time.
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@porwest (78756)
• United States
28 Apr 21
Looking back at this post I am reminded how much I miss the flea market. Not sure when it will open again. Right now the fairgrounds where it is held is still being used for Covid vaccinations. Oh well. Maybe one of these days.
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