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    • Floss
    • By Floss 4th Jan 18, 1:20 PM
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    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond!
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    • 4th Jan 18, 1:20 PM
    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond! 4th Jan 18 at 1:20 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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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 08-05-2018 at 10:26 AM.
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    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 4th Jan 18, 1:47 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 1:47 PM
    Ooooh we have a new home.....waves to everyone and plumps cushions.....
    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 4th Jan 18, 2:35 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 2:35 PM
    a new thread hello xxx

    i am housebound today but might have a look tomorrow and will enjoy sharing on the new thread xx
    on the brink...
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 4th Jan 18, 4:37 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:37 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:37 PM
    Found you!
    In a local children's charity shop, I spotted a pair of canvas trainers, with a Simpsons print, that fitted.
    Which turned out to be Converse All Stars.

    Research shows them to be Converse Simpsons Chuck Taylor All Star Collection, coo! £2 for converse that sell at £40+?!

    Son growled in anguish "you couldn't find Peppa Pig?" - well, no but now I'll start *looking*....
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 4th Jan 18, 5:09 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 5:09 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 5:09 PM
    Ooooh we have a new home.....waves to everyone and plumps cushions.....
    Originally posted by Mir!
    Drinks tea and waits for everyone to share the love.

    I have been theoretically banned by my family from charity shops. Which didn't stop me from popping into a new one today to donate items. And buy an oversize mug and a crystal corkscrew for 50p each. And another 3 books
    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 ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • Irenadler
    • By Irenadler 4th Jan 18, 7:27 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:27 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:27 PM
    Hello all,

    I can't help chuckling VfM4meplse, I have trouble restraining myself from book buying, but just donated a load which I can honestly say I won't read again.

    And then, saw a cookery book that sounded interesting and bought it! WWII recipes which look both cheap to make, and healthy. As I need to lose a bit of weight, I felt 'justified' buying it. : )
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    • foxyloxy11
    • By foxyloxy11 4th Jan 18, 7:39 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:39 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:39 PM
    ooo a shiny new start to the thread think of all those bargains we all had to fill that one up so quickly.....when you actually think about it i wonder how much money we all saved collectively?!!
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    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 4th Jan 18, 7:50 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:50 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:50 PM
    Ooo, this is nice and comfy (plumps self down on sofa, cushions scream in protest). A new thread, great.

    I went to a chazzer after work with a donation bag (books) and happened to see two A4 hardcover A-Z books at 50p each and also got two packets of elastic for 20p. Bargains!

    I mean, have you seen how much hardcover notebooks with the A-Z tabs cost these days? Thick end of a tenner, so I was pleased. The elastic will go into the waistband of a pair of chazzer jammies, which is getting a bit slack-alice.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 4th Jan 18, 8:30 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 8:30 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 8:30 PM
    Nice shiny new home, just needs filling with tat bargains!

    Good and bad in Ormskirk today. Good was a pale blue Kipling shoulder bag with hand straps too, for £5.99. It had a bit of make-up marks inside the inner pocket but a quick soapy scrub sorted that out.

    Also a lovely deep zipped shopper for £1.99, and lots of other odds 'n ends. Including (here's the bad)... a pretty necklace with a jade stone for 99p. I bought it for my sister to go with a dress she bought yesterday for a friend's daughter's wedding. However... having photographed it (using the side of a butcher's white chiller cabinet for background!) and WhatsApp'd it to her, she replied eventually that she is taking the dress back, and to add insult to injury I've gone and lost the necklace! That's the trouble when they don't give you a little paper bag now, I chucked it in my handbag and must have pulled it out with my phone or purse I suppose, anyway it's gone, and all I have left is the photo, which I think I will delete as it will annoy me!
    I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe


    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 4th Jan 18, 8:54 PM
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    Electric ice cream maker (but not the sort you have to freeze the bowl first) Brand new still in box £5.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 4th Jan 18, 10:18 PM
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    What, the small freezer with a paddle? <Must.Not.Covet> or a thing to clobber the frozen stuff as you go?
    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 5th Jan 18, 12:33 AM
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    Have re read instructions and you do have to put the bowls in the freezer first so not such a brilliant bargain as I thought. Then put the ingredients in and switch on paddles. Oh well win some lose some.
    Last edited by Sayschezza; 05-01-2018 at 12:48 AM.
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 5th Jan 18, 8:46 AM
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    Thanks for the new thread Floss.

    After my little trawl around (in the rain) yesterday I only spent 20p on a DVD, it was Flatliners which I love and wanted to watch with the kids but it isn't on Netflix.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Jan 18, 9:28 AM
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    Am I shopped up?

    13 charity shops yesterday and not one thing bought.

    I did see a lovely M&S 'Best of British Designers' dress that made my heart pound (a little) but it was a size 8 on the wrong hanger.

    Did get some bargain leggings in proper M&S though - including a pair reduced from £17.50.
    I bought these for £7.50 last Thursday and found the identical pair for £5.50 yesterday so the £7.50 ones will be returned.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 5th Jan 18, 9:57 AM
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    Thanks for the new thread Floss - kettles on and biccy tin is full so pull up a chair!
    I'm sure there are going to be plenty of bargains this year. Many people are realising they have too much 'stuff' so it's up to us to keep a sharp eye to give them a proper home.
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • Potternerd
    • By Potternerd 5th Jan 18, 10:02 AM
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    New year, new thread!

    I took 3 bags full to the CS in preparation for a restock and came away with a Seasalt dress for £5, Mint Velvet leggings for. £4 and a white River Island smart shirt for £2 for DS who has an interview.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 5th Jan 18, 11:40 AM
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    Have re read instructions and you do have to put the bowls in the freezer first so not such a brilliant bargain as I thought. Then put the ingredients in and switch on paddles. Oh well win some lose some.
    Originally posted by Sayschezza
    Losing isn't an option, you get to eat ice-cream!!

    Mine's a real vanilla with crushed coffee beans and hazelnuts, if you're asking. Slug of Baileys on top optional
    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 ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • Treacle Toes
    • By Treacle Toes 5th Jan 18, 12:15 PM
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    I've done quite well recently.

    On 23rd Dec I took a load of bags to the Banardo's donation centre. Whilst there I spotted an old fashioned tea trolley for £2.99 - I'd been looking at the on eBay as I wanted to create a drinks trolley for Christmas. On eBay they were going for £50! I gave it a scrub and by Christmas Eve I had a kitsch drinks display.

    At the same time I managed to leave a chair that I bought for £3 by the till, and my daughter bought a load of Christmas tat they were selling for 50p each!

    Last weekend at Farleigh Hospice shop in Heybridge I bought a Boden breton long sleeve T-Shirt for £2 and a pair of Karen Millen trousers for £2 - the trousers are a bit snug at the moment, but should be suitable for work in a few weeks.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Jan 18, 1:34 PM
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    I've done quite well recently.

    On 23rd Dec I took a load of bags to the Banardo's donation centre. Whilst there I spotted an old fashioned tea trolley for £2.99 - I'd been looking at the on eBay as I wanted to create a drinks trolley for Christmas. On eBay they were going for £50! I gave it a scrub and by Christmas Eve I had a kitsch drinks display.

    At the same time I managed to leave a chair that I bought for £3 by the till, and my daughter bought a load of Christmas tat they were selling for 50p each!

    Last weekend at Farleigh Hospice shop in Heybridge I bought a Boden breton long sleeve T-Shirt for £2 and a pair of Karen Millen trousers for £2 - the trousers are a bit snug at the moment, but should be suitable for work in a few weeks.
    Originally posted by Treacle Toes
    A bargain like that is worth forgoing a few biscuits for.
    • Amber Sunshine
    • By Amber Sunshine 5th Jan 18, 4:23 PM
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    waves to everyone and plumps cushions.....
    Originally posted by Mir!
    ... bought from the charity shop, I hope
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