Forum Home» Old Style MoneySaving

More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond! - Page 142

New Post Advanced Search

More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond!

edited 8 May 2018 at 10:26AM in Old Style MoneySaving
4.2K replies 603.2K views
1139140142144145418

Replies

  • edited 14 August 2018 at 8:56PM
    robin58robin58 Forumite
    2.8K posts
    edited 14 August 2018 at 8:56PM
    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    Bereft of decent chazzers :(

    Head slightly out of the main town centre, and it's a different matter :) . The only reason I go into Southend itself is for the library (a good reason, but unfortunately the recent change means access to less books.

    Actually not totally true. There is a way around it.

    You can still join the Essex Library service. I rejoined the Essex Library service, ironically in Rayleigh, and keep your Southend Brough account. So you can benefit from both,

    Unfortunately you can't get stuff sent to any of the libraries in the Southend area.

    But you can pick it up in the closer towns of Rayleigh, Hadleigh and Rochford where Essex Library's are. Renew them online, then when finished with, return them to any of the said above.

    Plus being a member of Essex Libraries gets you access to a bigger selection on the app Borrowbox with 7000+ books, 2000+ audio books.

    VfM4meplse , as you have a car it's ideal for you.

    But with the amount of books you buy, you seem to be a library on your own. :D
    The more I live, the more I learn.
    The more I learn, the more I grow.
    The more I grow, the more I see.
    The more I see, the more I know.
    The more I know, the more I see,
    How little I know.!! ;)
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
    34.3K posts
    I've been Money Tipped!
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    robin58 wrote: »
    Actually not totally true. There is a way around it.

    You can still join the Essex Library service. I rejoined the Essex Library service, ironically in Rayleigh, and keep your Southend Brough account. So you can benefit from both
    Brilliant advice, thank you! Access to Chigwell, Debden and Loughton libraries (coincidentally good chazzer-haunts) restored :D
    robin58 wrote: »
    But with the amount of books you buy, you seem to be a library on your own. :D
    To which I added another 3 for £1 today. Plus a very lovely double-breasted and fully lined navy blue / white polka dot spring / autumn jacket for £3.50. I can't find the exact style online, the nearest is this (mine is shorter though):

    91588189.jpg
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • edited 15 August 2018 at 2:05AM
    robin58robin58 Forumite
    2.8K posts
    edited 15 August 2018 at 2:05AM
    Glad to be of service.

    Join Essex Library locally. They are more sympathetic because of the chaos caused by Southend splitting. Just take proof of your Essex address.

    Will look out for you in your polka dot jacket when I visit Southend HS or HCR. ;)
    The more I live, the more I learn.
    The more I learn, the more I grow.
    The more I grow, the more I see.
    The more I see, the more I know.
    The more I know, the more I see,
    How little I know.!! ;)
  • SuperMooseSuperMoose Forumite
    240 posts
    Sixth Anniversary 100 Posts
    ✭✭
    I love reading this thread and hearing about people's bargains but haven't had anything to contribute until now.

    I got a 100ml bottle of Penhaligon's Cornubia Eau de Toilette which currently sells for £98 for 50p :money: It's probably been sprayed once if that.
    Also the matching talcum powder unopened for 50p :)
    Please put out food and water for the birds and hedgehogs :)
  • MiróMiró Forumite
    6.3K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭
    SuperMoose wrote: »
    I love reading this thread and hearing about people's bargains but haven't had anything to contribute until now.

    I got a 100ml bottle of Penhaligon's Cornubia Eau de Toilette which currently sells for £98 for 50p :money: It's probably been sprayed once if that.
    Also the matching talcum powder unopened for 50p :)

    Wow...just wow! :T. Love Penhaligon stuff.
  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
    4.9K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Mortgage-free Glee!
    ✭✭✭✭
    well done on the perfume...wow what a lovely bargain xx
    onwards and upwards
  • Owain_MoneysaverOwain_Moneysaver Forumite
    11.1K posts
    Tenth Anniversary 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    SuperMoose wrote: »
    I got a 100ml bottle of Penhaligon's Cornubia Eau de Toilette which currently sells for £98 for 50p :money: It's probably been sprayed once if that.
    Also the matching talcum powder unopened for 50p :)

    The shop probably didn't recognise the brand.

    They always price up the premium stuff. Probably would have been £4.99 each if B & H. :rotfl:
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
  • Living_proofLiving_proof Forumite
    1.7K posts
    Ninth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭
    People who buy B & H as a gift should definitely give a goat to a deserving cause. It has nothing whatsoever to recommend it.
    Solar Suntellite 250 x16 4kW Afore 3600TL dual 2KW E 2KW W no shade, DN15 March 14
    Mortgage and Debt Free. Unfortunately Pension Free too!
  • dolly84dolly84 Forumite
    5.4K posts
    Eighth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭
    A while ago in a fairly expensive gift shop in an upmarket seaside town I saw some lovely driftwood gifts, one of them was a piece of flat driftwood with a tiny cottage sat on it - it looked so lovely and I was very taken with it but it was £30. Whilst still on holiday in that area I found a piece of driftwood on the beach and brought it home and started looking for a little cottage to go on it, the CS came up dry - lots of Lilliput lane but they weren't right, lots on ebay but too expensive. This week I found it - Tremar pottery, tiny cottage called Moorland Cottage for £2.50. It always turns up.
    Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler


    Fashion on the Ration 18/66
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
    11.2K posts
    Tenth Anniversary 10,000 Posts Photogenic I've been Money Tipped!
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    Now there's an idea for summer holiday memory gifts...
    Yet the lad has already returned from Cornwall with gf & extended family, so suggestion to bring back driftwood a bit too late for him.

    Does a massively (down to 10%) reduced to clear box of rather lovely chocolates count? Not a charity shop or car boot find, but Such a Saving that I'm enjoying very nibble at least three times over. I do *love* it when Waitrose realises whooops - only a fortnight til the BBE. (I got an identical box in their advent sale for mum - now I can appreciate my generosity.)
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support