• 9 years 16 days ago
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    Good Will is real hit or miss. I picked up some Pee-Wees Playhouse VHS tapes and some Kissy Fur VHS tapes, and I have stumbled upon 80's GI Joe toys and Transformers on occasion.

    I like St. Vincent Depaul. Good thrift store. Found a bag of GI Joes for a buck, a big bag of WWF trading cards fomr 80's for 50 cents, a 60s Devil Ray Action Figure for 25 cents, and numerous other 80s-90s action figures toys. I've seen decent 80's Beta tapes there too, but passed as I don't own a Beta.

    I just wish I could find a good thrift store that sells used VHS tapes (the ones people tape stuff of TV with). I love finding shows with old commercials, and all the thrift stores by me don't sell them.
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      • 9 years 10 days ago
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      It's getting harder and harder to score at thrift stores. Many chains, like Goodwill, are trying to go suburban. They dont see the stuff from the 70s or 80s as sellable to the scoccer mom set, and I suspect most of it goes right to the garbage! St. Vincent is one of the few old school thrift stores that just lays it all out and lets you dig for gold.

      I used to get lots of VHS tapes with 80 and early 90s ads. The most recent one was from the end of the 91 Gulf War. Someome recorded news stories from CNN and local channels of the homecoming parades. They stopped the recording at many of the commerical breaks though. :cry:
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        • 9 years 10 days ago
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        shiroihikari wrote:
        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.


        Depends on the area it's in. Most Goodwills don't have much, but there is a small one that's sort of pre-downtown Toronto I frequent, and I've found some really nifty things there. Those that are downtown tend to have more unusual things. I prefer Value Village, though.
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          • 9 years 9 days ago
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          -She-ra, Popples, Legend, Ewoks cartoon video tapes

          -countless records

          -Adventure Island (nes), 52 in one (nes), both still in boxes with books

          -roller skates

          -tons of clothes/shoes (once I got a Burberry coat with the tag still on it at Value Village for 15 bucks!)

          -pogo ball
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            • 9 years 9 days ago
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            I just picked up four packs of cowboys of moomesa envelopes and note cards for a dollar.

            They are awesome looking!

            oh and goodwill and salvation army blows!! they want to much money for stuff. but the very worse is Savers.
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              • 9 years 7 days ago
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              Today I scored a 1987 Lazer Tag StarLyte Pro gun in its original box!

              I almost knocked a poor kid over to get to it. :oops:
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                • 8 years 11 months ago
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                sizz_leteen wrote:
                EarthwormJim_Guhroovy wrote:

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


                They had action figures?!


                I still have one in an old toybox somewhere, they were pretty big and bulky without much articulation.
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                  • 8 years 11 months ago
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                  Byrd man wrote:
                  sizz_leteen wrote:
                  EarthwormJim_Guhroovy wrote:

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


                  They had action figures?!


                  I still have one in an old toybox somewhere, they were pretty big and bulky without much articulation.


                  Yep, I found pictures of them online. They didn't look much like their animated counterparts. I'd still love to get my hands on some, though.
                  That said, I did find a Moo Mesa comic book. Not in a thrift store, but in an obscure comic shop.
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                    • 8 years 11 months ago
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                    .. I need to go to the thrift store.
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                      • 8 years 11 months ago
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                      i just found more tapes! 75 of em for 16 bucks. comemrcials, cartoons,movies. to bad i already had like 10000000000000 tapes which i need to go through.
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                        • 8 years 11 months ago
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                        the80sruled wrote:
                        i just found more tapes! 75 of em for 16 bucks. comemrcials, cartoons,movies. to bad i already had like 10000000000000 tapes which i need to go through.



                        Anything good?
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                          • 8 years 11 months ago
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                          well, i only put in oen tape from the new batch, to see, and from that i found the alpo Garfield cat food commercial, buncha mcdonalds ones (how woudl you change a big mac), the jetson's move rockn with judy, lots of stuff. so i hope the whole batch is as good as that one tape.


                          i also picked up some movies today forma thuirft store, awesome ones:

                          2 pound puppy vhs
                          1 alvin and the chipmiunks starring micheal jackson vhs
                          3-2-1 contact bloodhound gang vhs
                          x-men 1 cartoon vhs
                          the night before christmas vhs
                          milo and otis vhs (love this movie!)
                          Mcdonalds ascary storie or something. vhs forget what its called. it has an awesome hologram ont he box though.

                          the best part is all fo those onyl cost me 80 cents!! 10 cents a piece!
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                            • 8 years 11 months ago
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                            All this, for a dollar each :D
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                              • 8 years 11 months ago
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                              santuel wrote:


                              All this, for a dollar each :D


                              Cool find, especially for The Fly. It is the first print of the film. The Star Wars tapes are the 1995 versions, but they are the original versions of the film. That is still a good find since the originals are better anyways.
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                                • 8 years 11 months ago
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                                Proabably me best Thrift store buy was about 5 years ago. I picked up a boxed MOTU Castle Greyskull , Talonfighter and a bunch of loose figures for about $25. Also I once got a Transformers Metroplex & Trypticon for about $20 each. I used to find tons of vintage toys a few years ago.

                                Over the years it is getting harder to find 80s action figures, but they do show up from time to time. This summer i picked up a boxed Mantech base and even a 1970s 8" Mork from Ork figure.

                                Mostly I find other 70s & 80s things that I turn around and Ebay off. My best score this year was a 1980s Lego Unicef truck lego set. It had a different set inside, but i sold the box only for over $200!
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                                  • 8 years 11 months ago
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                                  Long time ago I found a Thunder cats toy, its there vehicle type thing that has the claws that go up and down, and the front lifts up, and holds some of the figurines etc.. Was real fun tell I left it in the drive way, lets just say the thunder tank dosnt hold up to a 65 ford mustang.LOL
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                                    • 8 years 11 months ago
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                                    Saturday_Supercade wrote:
                                    It's getting harder and harder to score at thrift stores. Many chains, like Goodwill, are trying to go suburban. They dont see the stuff from the 70s or 80s as sellable to the scoccer mom set, and I suspect most of it goes right to the garbage! St. Vincent is one of the few old school thrift stores that just lays it all out and lets you dig for gold.


                                    A Goodwill near me gets tons of donations of clothes from Old Navy, Gap, and Target. Brand new stuff. While the stuff is okay and it's stuff I'd wear I can just go to those stores and buy them. I like finding unusual stuff in theift stores.

                                    Luckily I live between a huge naval and a huge airforce base so I can still find a lot of cool stuff. Was just at the Goddwill a couple of days ago and found a Bright Eyes CD.
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                                      • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                      Yes, I love thrift store shopping & try to find cool vintage stuff there, mainly old toys, but they all seem to be corrupt now! What I mean by that is that there's alot of eBay Dealer wannabees in the backroom grabbing good stuff that's donated!! It's making it alot harder to find good stuff but I go anyway! Does anybody else sense this problem??
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                                        • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                        I am sure there are a fair sure of workers who do this. When ever i go to a Value Village on a weekday afternoon, I noticed a huge swarm of local antique dealers all mulling around and waiting for the cart of new stuff to come out. This is usually just after lunch. Their like a bunch of scavengers.
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                                          • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                          ducktalesfan1977 wrote:
                                          I recently found the original Game Boy and 6 games costing 25 bucks altogether. I also found an old Gruffi Gummi plush for just 2 bucks.



                                          Wow cool find.
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