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    • Floss
    • By Floss 4th Jan 18, 12:20 PM
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    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond!
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    • 4th Jan 18, 12:20 PM
    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond! 4th Jan 18 at 12:20 PM
    This is a new thread to take over from this one: What is your charity shop bargain?

    I will put a linky to this thread onto the old one



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    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 14th Jun 19, 10:43 PM
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    Have you tried grasping front and rear legs in different hands and stretching him like an accordion?
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    Too many sharp, pointy bits in the vicinity....would probably necessitate a trip to A & E!

    Today, in the community chazza I got a pack of two food bowls for cats with little feet on them, (feet on bowls not cats!). Thought they might assist the long legged, old, arthritic floofster reach his food more easily. Will wait awhile to introduce bowls to floofster as he probably needs time to recover from the recent 'new bed' trauma.
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    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 15th Jun 19, 9:47 AM
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    A colleague has asked if charity shops are any good for CDs - from what I've see it varies, but there appears to be almost no filtering for the exotic CDs unless the labels make it clear.
    And the pricing is usually not more than a pound each.
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Most of the charity shops round here no longer take CD's or DVD's, haven't done for quite a while....they do take LP's tho. I handed in all my old LP's years ago when I no longer had anything to play them on but kept a small collection of 'special' ones. Then eventually handed those in too only to be informed later, and research confirmed, that some of them were worth a fair bit of money
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    • bobsa1
    • By bobsa1 15th Jun 19, 3:43 PM
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    We got a few nice finds today. A Boden summer dress for me £4 and a pair of aubergine silk curtains £4.99, a superdry Henley t shirt for dd £3 and a brand new with labels Boden skirt £4. I also got a Wendy b black cashmere cardigan for £3 and 4 lovely drinking glasses 50p each. The Best Buy was an Emma bridgewater York mug brand new in box £9 I was actually looking at buying the same mug from Emma bridgewater for dd for Xmas but put it off as itís £19.99. Very pleased
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 15th Jun 19, 5:00 PM
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    Brought home a load of stuff today.


    3 x paperbacks for £1, Birdsong, tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.


    A Crew Clothing white top, cotton jersey back and 3/4 sleeves and broderie anglais front, £2.50, Dorothy Perkins cardigan, no fastenings, black and taupe stripe, ends at waist height at the back with a gathered panel and slight waterfall front £1, BNWT Next silky mock wrap blouse in pink and grey stripes, frill to front, long sleeves with button cuff, tag price is £38, paid £3.50 for it. Banana Republic sleeveless shirt, chambray, with frill to half way down and small frill to collar £2.99, Banana Republic again, black jersey top with white flowers, sleeveless with a tie neck.


    Gap supersoft cotton poloneck, grey and white stripes, skinny fit £2, H&M drapey sleeveless top in cream, with round neck which goes into an open v, neck and v piped in navy blue, F&F black top with mustard and white stripes, mock wrap, long sleeves, drapey fit with a sort of mock belt tie to one side, little gold button to back neckline and cuffs £3 and lastly a New Look soft jacket, pale grey with lovely flower and leaf design, waterfall front but still quite short £3.50.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 16th Jun 19, 8:04 AM
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    A baby bouncer chair in very good condition that I got yesterday for £5.
    You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself!

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    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 16th Jun 19, 10:00 AM
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    I got a brilliant haul yesterday.

    My local CS had a 50% off women’s clothes sale yesterday so I got:

    A pair of skinny bootcut jeans (I miss these soooo much, so hard to find for my boot-wearing self!) £2
    A pair of wide leg jeans £1
    Dorothy Perkins houndstooth work cigarette trousers £2
    DP black top w/fake leather panel £2
    Boden grey wool trousers £2
    M&S summer cotton top £1.25
    Whistles pj top £1

    Basically half a new work wardrobe for less than £12! Where else could u even compete with that?
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 17th Jun 19, 2:08 PM
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    Please, what on earth is a cigarette trouser?

    I can't compete, but Oh that man!
    In one short trip, 3 lidded and saucered soup bowls in Denby homestead brown, a glorious old Bourne 1 pint coffee pot ( ~1923 if book correct on basestamp) & 3 Denby ramekins (harlequin/spice shape but not colouring). Plus a still in its box Men's XL Marino wool thermal long sleeved top as I do borrow his & now need not! For one lad, an unused Karrimor stretchy wicking T shirt & for all who want to watch/help with the lathe, a old school face visor. (Previously we had to use goggles that steam up and don't protect the rest of your face.)

    Dropped in on a charity shop was closing for refurbishment (yikes?) so he acquired a Mason Cash pudding bowl, a raffia box, a Culinare garlic press (disassembles to 3 pieces for serious cleaning), a Linex Tech drafting triangle (youngest eyed it and disappeared for several hours, then appeared like a cat who had negotiated sole possession of the dairy) & a Fiskars scissors sharpener.

    He went off on a hunt & trundled back clutching a single book for himself and a Denby linen lidded sugar bowl [brand new still with the Denby label on the underside just sun bleached illegible], a Denby homestead brown notch lidded jampot & a matching 1 Pt jug.

    (I’m still trying to figure what to do with the seriously distinguished suiting lengths. Other than learn to cut assemble fit & rock a really smart suit. Let alone a side-saddle habit...)
    Last edited by DigForVictory; 17-06-2019 at 2:14 PM.
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 17th Jun 19, 3:17 PM
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    Please, what on earth is a cigarette trouser?
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    This is the best description I found....!


    'Cigarette trousers. These are so called because they are straight and stop at the ankle, and not - to my slight disappointment - because they incorporate a handy pocket for your Marlboros.'

    'That man' puts me to shame . My little haul today was an M & S t-shirt in a light coral shade 75p in the community shop and a BNWT and Box, Playtex cross your heart bra for £1.95 in Oxfam. Been thinking I could do with a little extra in the cantileverage department and a little less in the frippery so am pleased with this
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    • Potternerd
    • By Potternerd 17th Jun 19, 3:50 PM
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    Miro: Nine years ago when we were moving I rang someone who was offering to buy LPs; he was very rude: asked my age and then said my LPs ( lots of Dylan, Leonard Cohen etc) wouldn't be worth anything ( before I had the chance to tell him lots had been inherited from older siblings or bought secondhand - Lancaster market.) So I took them to local Oxfam book and record shop where they were very grateful. I subsequently saw some of them in the window of said shop for as much as £30 each. I've never minded that I didn't get paid for them I'm just glad they went to a good cause and the rude bloke missed out!
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 17th Jun 19, 4:36 PM
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    Ah, thank you. The terminology of some clothing.... Makes horse tackle seem straightforward!

    'That man' puts me to shame . My little haul today was an M & S t-shirt in a light coral shade 75p in the community shop and a BNWT and Box, Playtex cross your heart bra for £1.95 in Oxfam. Been thinking I could do with a little extra in the cantileverage department and a little less in the frippery so am pleased with this
    Originally posted by Mir!
    Miro, if he ever starts bringing home cantilevered support as opposed to the frippery I adore, He & I Will Have Words. Never underestimate your powers to find stunning things in fabric - I've only spent two decades plus training him & the lads in basestamps & the right bag for the job....
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 17th Jun 19, 5:58 PM
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    Miro: Nine years ago when we were moving I rang someone who was offering to buy LPs; he was very rude: asked my age and then said my LPs ( lots of Dylan, Leonard Cohen etc) wouldn't be worth anything ( before I had the chance to tell him lots had been inherited from older siblings or bought secondhand - Lancaster market.) So I took them to local Oxfam book and record shop where they were very grateful. I subsequently saw some of them in the window of said shop for as much as £30 each. I've never minded that I didn't get paid for them I'm just glad they went to a good cause and the rude bloke missed out!
    Originally posted by Potternerd

    That's interesting....most of my LP's (don't they call it 'Vinyl' now? ) were Dylan, Cohen, early Dusty Springfield, Stones, Beatles & the 'merseybeat sound' groups. I did actually sell my pristine copy of Sergeant Pepper on eBay for £25 and that was over 10 years ago. It still had all the sheets of cut outs intact. Can't be faffed with selling now tho.....
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    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 17th Jun 19, 6:54 PM
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    Walking down the road this afternoon I realised I didn't have a scarf, and as it's still on the chilly side and I was meeting OH off a train after 6:00pm I thought I had better see if I could find one just in case. I love fine scarves, not the long woolly ones which are okay for winter but not very versatile the rest of the year.

    The first two chazzers had them priced at £3.99, £2.99 etc., but Age UK came up trumps - all their scarves were reduced to 99p each. I couldn't make my mind up so ended up with three, all gossamer fine, and long and wide enough to double over and make a pretty neckline feature. Two with exotic birds on - one on a lemon background and the other on pale turquoise, and one with black, grey and pink swirls. Very pleased with my finds, they have been hand washed and are now drip drying over the bath. I have seen similar in TK Maxx for £15+.
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    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 18th Jun 19, 6:51 AM
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    Please, what on earth is a cigarette trouser?

    I can't compete, but Oh that man!
    In one short trip, 3 lidded and saucered soup bowls in Denby homestead brown, a glorious old Bourne 1 pint coffee pot ( ~1923 if book correct on basestamp) & 3 Denby ramekins (harlequin/spice shape but not colouring). Plus a still in its box Men's XL Marino wool thermal long sleeved top as I do borrow his & now need not! For one lad, an unused Karrimor stretchy wicking T shirt & for all who want to watch/help with the lathe, a old school face visor. (Previously we had to use goggles that steam up and don't protect the rest of your face.)

    Dropped in on a charity shop was closing for refurbishment (yikes?) so he acquired a Mason Cash pudding bowl, a raffia box, a Culinare garlic press (disassembles to 3 pieces for serious cleaning), a Linex Tech drafting triangle (youngest eyed it and disappeared for several hours, then appeared like a cat who had negotiated sole possession of the dairy) & a Fiskars scissors sharpener.

    He went off on a hunt & trundled back clutching a single book for himself and a Denby linen lidded sugar bowl [brand new still with the Denby label on the underside just sun bleached illegible], a Denby homestead brown notch lidded jampot & a matching 1 Pt jug.

    (Iím still trying to figure what to do with the seriously distinguished suiting lengths. Other than learn to cut assemble fit & rock a really smart suit. Let alone a side-saddle habit...)
    Originally posted by DigForVictory

    Rather jealous of that garlic press.


    Walking down the road this afternoon I realised I didn't have a scarf, and as it's still on the chilly side and I was meeting OH off a train after 6:00pm I thought I had better see if I could find one just in case. I love fine scarves, not the long woolly ones which are okay for winter but not very versatile the rest of the year.

    The first two chazzers had them priced at £3.99, £2.99 etc., but Age UK came up trumps - all their scarves were reduced to 99p each. I couldn't make my mind up so ended up with three, all gossamer fine, and long and wide enough to double over and make a pretty neckline feature. Two with exotic birds on - one on a lemon background and the other on pale turquoise, and one with black, grey and pink swirls. Very pleased with my finds, they have been hand washed and are now drip drying over the bath. I have seen similar in TK Maxx for £15+.
    Originally posted by Bogof_Babe

    In my mind you were running to meet your OH down a railway platform in the 1940's, steam from the train all around you and your lovely scarf floating behind.
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 18th Jun 19, 10:14 AM
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    Rather jealous of that garlic press.
    Originally posted by dolly84
    Tested it yesterday & it isn't put together tight enough - we ended up with garlic mushing in all directions. Still, it washed beautifully & can go back to a cs where some other happy punter can think "ooh!" and likewise learn "ah."

    In case anyone else is tempted it's the one from this set not the usual culinare garlic press.
    Caveat emptor!
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 18th Jun 19, 10:47 AM
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    i seem to remember the mail gushing over sam cams fag trousers...sort of straight and ankle length i think the marboro pack idea could catch on...those scarfs sound lovely babe i like the idea of scarves but never sit right on me a shame as u see some very pretty ones
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    • Lavendar
    • By Lavendar 18th Jun 19, 4:59 PM
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    I have been looking round for cheap scarves to use them to wrap presents a bit like the Japanese method but not as fancy
    • bobsa1
    • By bobsa1 18th Jun 19, 5:42 PM
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    Please could I pick everyoneís brains. On Saturday we are taking dds to Alton towers were dh and I will leave them whilst we go to the Emma bridgewater pottery. After the pottery we fancy a bit of a charity shop wander and Leek has been suggested. Can anyone suggest any other places with many bargains to be had? Iím relying on this groups encyclopaedic knowledge of csís
    • Frith
    • By Frith 19th Jun 19, 6:56 PM
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    Tenbury/Ludlow yesterday:

    FatFace blue t shirt
    Panini World Cup blue t shirt
    H and M hoodie

    All for son 2 (last GCSE yesterday and starts college in September so needs more clothes). Less than £10 for the lot!

    St. John’s, Worcester today:

    2 x brand new M and S t shirts

    Pale blue t shirt with sequins

    3 for the price of 2 so £5 for the 3!
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    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 20th Jun 19, 10:20 AM
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    we got a lovely cafetiere stellar make...stainless steel no wear i could see and much dearer on line than the £3 it cost...it makes nice coffee as i have just drunk a cup
    onwards and upwards
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 20th Jun 19, 11:24 AM
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    Am being 'haunted' by a dress I saw on Tuesday in Otley* Twas an L K Bennett dress in a dull cerise colour with a complicated drapey foldy thing going on at the front. Tried it on and it fitted nicely but was put off by a rather low neckline and lack of sleeves. In lovely condition and it was originally retailing at £195. Chazza price £8.45. Sometimes I really wish I could be bovvered EBaying!!

    https://poshmark.com/listing/L-K-Bennett-Davina-Dress-58ed5e6b9c6fcfb23b07fd25

    *Must not go back as it will have long gone and I do not need it!!!!
    Last edited by Mirů; 20-06-2019 at 11:28 AM.
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