• 8 years 4 months ago
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    I'll be honest. It wasn't too long ago that I was poking fun at Value Village, Goodwill, and Salvation Army ("Oooo, let's go buy some pee-stained jeans!";). But now, I am a thrift shop junkie. Anyone else like thrift shopping? What are some of your most memorable/interesting finds? Some of mine are:
    -Copy of Watership Down in French
    -Several (sealed, no less!) issues of Sam Keith's "The Maxx" (I just about spasmed and died when I found them)
    -old The Empire Strikes Back puzzle
    -obnoxiously bright red pleather skirt and top (I'm so weird. It's so ostentatious--it's like Pontiac Firebird red--but I saw it and laughed, and I thought, "I just HAVE to buy this! No one else will appreciate it!" I like rescuing strange clothing)
    -boxed set of all three Star Wars VHS from early 90's. Amazing condition.
    I am deranged, but so, so playful!
    -SDJJ
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      • 8 years 4 months ago
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      Yeah thrift stores have a lot of retro stuff but in my area they seen to be dissapering
      This isn't a surrender, this is what in the military we call a total a$$ kicking

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        • 8 years 4 months ago
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        Luigi719 wrote:
        Yeah thrift stores have a lot of retro stuff but in my area they seen to be dissapering


        Really? That's sad. There is a Salvation Army, a Value Village, and a Goodwill all within walking distance from my house.
        I am deranged, but so, so playful!
        -SDJJ
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          • 8 years 4 months ago
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          I love going to thrift stores! You never know what your going to find in them. Here's some of the coolest things I've found over the years.

          -Vintage Care Bear plush including Bedtime Bear, Lotsa Heart Elephant, Wish Bear, and friend Bear.

          -Countless number of 80's Garfield plush

          -A box full of C.O.W boys from Moo Mesa action figures

          -The last Earthworm Jim figure I needed for my collection.

          -A farting Stimpy doll

          -2 vhs of the "Dinosaurs" tv series, as well as a pullstring doll of Baby Sinclair.

          -A Rocko's modern life vhs and a fast food toy

          -Far too many Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stuff to list.

          If you can tell, I collect toy characters. I have about 5,900 plush characters and probably twice as many plastic characters.

          But that's why I go to thrift stores. It's much cheaper than Toys r us and Ebay.
          "Superheroes and their evil twins go together like peanut butter and... uh... EVIL peanut butter!"
          -Earthworm Jim
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            • 8 years 4 months ago
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            VHS tapes for Back to School and The Road Warrior were found at Salvation Army.
            The Tall Man: "You think that when you die, you go to Heaven. You come to us!"
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              Coolest thing I ever found was a boxed NES Action Set for $5.

              It didn't have everything (missing the Zapper and one controller), but I filled that from my loose collecton. The box alone was worth it.

              At that same Salvation Army store, I found Super Mario World boxed and complete for $5.
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                • 8 years 4 months ago
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                Oh man, thrift store shopping is my new hobby. I've found:

                - The original versions of the Star Wars Trilogy on VHS, one was unopened! Total cost: $7.
                - Scruffy on VHS (a movie I love to hate). $3.
                - One of those huge Fievel plushies from 1986. He looks brand new! $1.98.
                - A Disney storybook from the 1960s. $0.75.

                I've come across a few Selectavision discs as well, I just haven't really bought any because they're always weird titles. Also, this one store had a handheld game from the 1970s called "Blip: The Digital Game". What's funny is that it was pretty much analog. I think it was supposed to be a ripoff of Pong. XD It was only two dollars and I wanted it but my boyfriend succeeded in talking me out of it. -_-

                Hopefully I'll find something REALLY awesome soon. Though I think I'd be happy with finding a dress for my Rainbow Brite doll....XD

                Edit: Dude, look at this!

                http://popculturestore.com/shop/index.cgi?show_me=00135

                Damn it! Now I'm mad that I didn't get it. :cry:
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                  • 8 years 4 months ago
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                  Some Snick videotapes! Sadly I didn't have any money.
                  Narrator: Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But... there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a Darkside :twisted:
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                    • 8 years 4 months ago
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                    you can buy cars at thrift stores now (specifically goodwills, iirc)
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                      I got this car from the dick tracy show(it was flatfoot's I think) and It came with a bunch of figures. It was 8 bucks.
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                        hmm, i'll list what i can remember:

                        a glo worm

                        batman lunch box

                        talking kool-aid man

                        uhm..i know there is a lot more but i can't think right now.
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                          EarthwormJim_Guhroovy wrote:

                          -A box full of C.O.W boys from Moo Mesa action figures


                          They had action figures?!
                          I am deranged, but so, so playful!
                          -SDJJ
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                            It must have been around '83 or '84, but I can remember scoring a handheld Burger Time and Donkey Kong in Top Value. Batches of toys were randomly thrown into clear plastic bags and priced between $1-10. Every now and then, my grandma would take me there and I'd climb up to the top shelves to go treasure hunting. Wish I still had 'em. :cry:
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                              • 8 years 4 months ago
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                              I absolutely love thrift stores, it has become my new hobby too; thrift store hunting. The other day I bought a licensed Napoleon Dynamite t shirt, new, with tags, for $5.99 (Canadian, because I live in the Great White North) at Value Village. Today I bought Army of Darkness on VHS at the Salvation Army for $2.
                              I'm going with my auntie to some thrift stores later this week in search of TMNT toys, VHS movies, NES games, etc. I'm excited.
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                                I used to go to the local Goodwill to look for old Polaroid cameras (they had a shelf full of them. They don't anymore, though). I had a pretty good collection going before they were lost in a move. I still have a few, though. I also went to a local place called The Old City Antique Mall. It's located downtown in an old railroad storage depot (the building itself is pretty fascinating!) I found an original mint condition Cheer Bear and Swift Heart Rabbit there (that was years ago, and they've since been stolen :( ). However, the most amazing thing (to me) was an original Pong home game from Atari! It had the original box, instruction manual, and warranty card in perfect condition! It has 2 knobs on the front and an on/off switch, along with a built-in speaker. You connect it to your TV, set the TV to channel 3, turn the volume down (the game noises come out of the Pong unit's speaker) and push the start button! My little cousins actually liked to play with it instead of their Sony Playstation back in the day. This thing was made back when Nolan Bushnell himself was still running Atari (1978)! I still have it, even though the box was ruined. It's sitting next to my Playstation 2 and My Gamecube right now. :D
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                                  2 VHS volumes of the Back to the Future cartoon at the local dollar store, with 4 episodes I didn't have on my Laserdiscs.

                                  Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park VHS (Used) for a buck. :) Made a copy of that puppy for myself, then sold the original tape on ebay for...well, plenty more than a buck. ;)

                                  - Sean
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                                    Today I found an ET plushie from 1982 and a VHS of Rocko's Modern Life. Pretty cool stuff.
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                                      I've got a PlayStation with Big Game Hunter left inside it for $5. I have also found a chibi Sailor Jupiter plushie, a baby alien plushie from 2000, Puzznic for the NES (awesome puzzle game that almost rivals Tetris for me), Hamtaro and Bijou plushies in perfect condition, and a digital camera. I usually go there for clothes, but I also don't hesitate to sift through the shelves of toys.
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                                        -A 3' long stuffed Oscar Meyer Weenie Wagon
                                        -A straght-jacket
                                        -A "novelization" of the Disney film 'Newsies'
                                        -A grass hula skirt
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                                          Does anyone else have trouble finding good stuff at Goodwill? I mean, I got lucky with the plushie and the Rocko VHS, but I haven't been able to find anything else in that place, not even decent clothes. It's kinda frustrating.
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