Thread: Cool Stuff You've Found At Thrift Shops

    • 8 years 3 months ago
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    This past summer they opened up a second Goodwill in the plaza right next to where I work. The old one was pretty bad-it had mostly clothes and furniture but no toys, VHS tapes, music, books, etc. This new one, however, has a big section in the middle that is full of VHS tapes, old music/computer CDs, and cassette tapes. They also have a limited selection of records. Since it opened, I've scored:

    Sesame Street Getting Ready for School
    Nick and Noel (Christmas special from the '90's)
    Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
    Sharon, Lois and Bram's Elephant Show: Sleepover
    Alvin and the Chipmunks Sing-Along Video
    The Cat in the Hat (cartoon)
    The Barenstein Bears Learn About Strangers
    Barentein Bears Christmas Tree
    Eureeka's Castle Sing-Along

    I go back about once a month or so, when I'm home from school on weekends. I have three rules-I can only buy a tape if I remember watching it as a child, I cannot buy it if it is easy to find on DVD, and I cannot buy it if I've seen it up on YouTube.
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      • 8 years 3 months ago
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      I was out and about yesterday and I picked up all 3 Lord of the Rings books for a dollar each at Goodwill and I picked up a brand new copy of An Evening with Kevin Smith 2 still in it's original wrapper for $3.
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        • 8 years 3 months ago
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        A Metallica tour T-Shirt with skulls on it, a Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirt from San Juan, a Sonic SatAM tape with Sonic Racer and Sonic Boom, and a shirt and pants for a Jason Voorhees costume I did at my high school Halloween dance for two years (Junior and Senior years).
          • 8 years 3 months ago
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          I found a CatDog and Hamtaro video at Dollar General
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            • 8 years 3 months ago
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            I found a video cassette of Sigmund and the Sea Monster at GoodWill last weekend. I haven't watched it yet though
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              • 8 years 3 months ago
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              I was at a Salvation Army and found an old urn that looked like it used to have ashes from a cremation in it. Gross.
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                • 8 years 3 months ago
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                On my last thrift store voyage, I grabbed three vinyl records of some of my favorite artists (Journey, Genesis, Foreigner). And, over time, I have found a shitload of plushies - I found an absolutely adorable plush lobster, a unicorn, a baby alien, a purple dragon with moveable wings, a Great White shark, and a brand new Bijou plush (the female Hamtaro character with the French accent). I've seen countless old-school Care Bears, but I never got any because I'm not a fan.
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                  • 8 years 3 months ago
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                  My fave thrift find would have to be this banana, which cost me a dollar:

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                    • 8 years 3 months ago
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                    I picked up all three Lord of the Rings books for a $1.00 each the other day, I'm going to start reading them next week.
                    Who knows what is really real? That is the true question isn't it?
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                      • 8 years 2 months ago
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                      the only interesting thing i've found was a bunch of ouija boards, i bought 'em all.
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                        • 8 years 2 months ago
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                        I bought a mint condition copy of the Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide at a thrift store for a dollar, and brand new Snoopy pins from the 60s for a dollar each.
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                          • 8 years 2 months ago
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                          Quote by TurboDuo
                          I bought a mint condition copy of the Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide at a thrift store for a dollar, and brand new Snoopy pins from the 60s for a dollar each.


                          sell the guide on ebay for mucho dollars.
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                            • 8 years 2 months ago
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                            I grew up as a thrift store junkie. (Inherited it from my mom.) Goodwill is nice and all, but their prices have gone up recently. I like to find the stores that are willing to just lay it all out there. I've found that if you go to thrift stores in the ghetto, you'll get ghetto stuff, but if you go to those around or near more affluent areas, you'll get a lot better stuff.

                            Some of my more recent finds:

                            A near mint copy of Johnny Cash's "Live From Folsom Prison" record album, as well as a copy of the original "We Are the World" LP and a maxi-single vinyl of "Turtle Power" from the first TMNT movie...

                            Ecto-1 car from the 1980's "Real Ghostbusters" line

                            Various G1 Transformers. I scored a complete Ironhide for only ten cents at Goodwill. I also found a grab bag at America's Thrift Store that had Hot Rod, Hound, Gears, Pipes, and a couple of other 80's Transformers. 2 bucks for the whole bag.

                            An Andruw Jones (Atlanta Braves) jersey. Not the ones you can buy in stores. It's game official. I can't say for certain that he wore it, but it came from a Braves locker room somewhere. Price = $3.99 at America's Thrift Store.

                            Star Wars AT-AT Walker. $1.99

                            Masters of the Universe full-length story LP. Not a scratch on it. 99 cents. Also, an old Masters of the Universe Magazine, wrapped, mint, 50 cents.

                            Both original Memphis newspapers from the day Elvis died. $4.00 apiece. Also a JFK original newspaper for $3.00.

                            A Gremlins lunch box and Mr. T thermos.

                            Oh, and my wife's sister found her wedding dress at Goodwill for 19 bucks. She looked great in it.

                            Dang...now I want to go out thrift shopping again...
                              • 8 years 2 months ago
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                              the last time i went to one it was a year ago. i didn't have much time, so i just looked around. i looked at some of the cds/pc games there. one was this demo disc, well not really, since it was all trailers... it was a sega pc disc, full of movies of games i've never heard of before except for one, which was released on the sega saturn..... three dirty dwarves. i loved playing that game when i had my saturn. sucked it was nothing more than a movie on the cd i saw at the thrift store...
                                • 8 years 2 months ago
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                                A Donkey Kong Game & Watch at the bottom of a bin for $1. The front is scratched up in spots but the back and inside are mint.
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                                  My latest thrift store find was a VHS copy of Black Widow featuring Tereasa Russell and Dennis Hopper.

                                  I got a Johnny Cash album at a thrift store a while back too, I found a copy of Live at San Quentin in great condition.
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                                    • 8 years 2 months ago
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                                    Quote by sikkbones
                                    sell the guide on ebay for mucho dollars.


                                    No thanks, this guide's for keeps!
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                                      • 8 years 2 months ago
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                                      Today I found a bag of original 80's He-Man figures at the local consignment shop. The bag had Hordak, Zodac, and Modulok, all of which I didn't have. There was a TMNT Donatello thrown in for good measure. Less than 2 bucks.
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                                        • 8 years 2 months ago
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                                        And then today I went to the same store and found a bag with Skeletor, Webstor, Leech, and Kobra Khan's head.

                                        I also picked up the 1983 plush set of Alvin and the Chipmunks. In great condition.
                                          • 8 years 28 days ago
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                                          A Game Boy Pocket for $15.
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