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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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    • C J
    • By C J 13th Apr 18, 7:17 AM
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    Really pleased with this bargain last weekend - a stainless steel Breville Hot Cup with integral Brita filter for £5. It boils one cup at a time, super quickly. We have one at work and whilst initially sceptical about it, I really love it now so am pleased to find one to have at home. They usually sell for around £65.

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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 13th Apr 18, 7:17 PM
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    I bought a couple of books from the chazzer for £1 each yesterday. They were unusual titles and had never been opened much less read, including this one:

    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • Lucy5781
    • By Lucy5781 14th Apr 18, 1:57 PM
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    Boutique hospice charity shop hosting an everything 50p event to clear stock (not enough moved during all the bad weather) today. Got a nice simple t- shirt fabric dress in olive green from H&M. Was £2.50, which i would have paid but obviously 50p was even better. Nice comfy but summery dress for this final week of being pregnant and will be good over the rest of the summer dealing with baby and toddler!
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    • bobsa1
    • By bobsa1 14th Apr 18, 11:27 PM
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    Dh and I had to go to the post office so we "went for a look" in the £1 cs. We came away with another vintage glass vase, I have a bit of a thing for old glass, a silk gant tie, another silk tie and a Tm Lewin shirt, total £2. The problem is that the compulsion to buy these bargains is not an issue for the bank balance but one for Dh's wardrobe. It's bulging! This pm we went out for a bite to eat with our 3 dds. A further charity shop beckoned. Only one dd would go in (she who is a lover of American thrift shops) she managed to get a human league lp for £1 and a DVD for £1. She also bought me a cashmere sweater for £4 as I've been looking for one to send to turtle doves in exchange for new cashmere gloves. To be honest it's probably too good to send off but it is 2 sizes too small for me. Healthy eating starts Monday anyway so I will hold onto it now in hope of weight loss and if that doesn't happen it will go off to be turned into gloves
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 15th Apr 18, 8:19 AM
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    Sadly "hear, hear" unless the original donor bought or was given the wrong thing & rather than try to get the right one, donates it. My husband & I being persons of average-to-somewhat-plump size find sock all in coats etc. The lads, being fast-growing young monsters with waist measurements that used to be indicative of tight lacing, step into unloved Rohans, high end fleeces & exotic goretex garments (husband has a very discerning eye &/or blinking expensive tastes) near routinely....
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    This particular rain jacket was donated because the original owner had second thoughts about the colour, apparently. It's an inoffensive petrol blue, btw.

    I admit to a shameful love of R0han products, although I have to be revived with smelling salts if I see them at full price. I have a few pieces bought heavily discounted in sales, and once got a pair of their trews for £8 in TK. I have been the lucky recipient of some wondrous R0hans from chazzers in the past few years, inc a pair of trews for 50p and a fancypants fleece for a couple of squid.

    Nothing but nothing beats the joy of the icebreaker merino wool crew top for 50p, tho. I'd coveted one of these in NZ (it's an NZ brand) but there's no way in heck I'd pay £80-£90 and they barely come down to half that on sale.

    Later this year, I shall be passing through Yorkshire and Northumberland (Corbridge area). Can any of you bargain hounds recommend must-visit chazzers? Specialist interest is books, outdoor clothing, and more books. Thanks in advance.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 15th Apr 18, 9:21 AM
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    Now there is a good idea GreyQueen a sort of 'what's good in your area in the way of CS's'

    I am just back from a holiday on the IoW and the CS in Ryde are particularly good,also any of the Earl Mountbatten ones that are around there is one in Freshwater and another in Cowes,(the Cowes one is good for ex -yachties clothes) I bought a great waterproof jacket there last year for £2.00 it looked almost new.

    My next holiday trip is in Stratford-upon -Avon in the first week in June for a week so I shall be with my friend who ,like me loves a CS (mainly we buy books ) but we have had some great finds whilst ferreting around the different places we have been to visit over the years

    So recommendations for that area would be good

    JackieO x
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 15th Apr 18, 9:31 AM
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    I had a great day at the chazzer yesterday. I didn't intend to buy clothes, but came out with a raspberry draped Kaliko blouse for my mum for £3, a Country Casuals top for me for £4 (I would imagine this to have retailed brand new at around £45) and a pair of Next trousers - BNWT, bought for £40! - in my exact size (14L). And 5 books for slightly more than I would usually pay, £5.25 but titles well worth it.

    I was both happy with and laden down by my lot at that point, but was intuitively drawn to another....and came away with 6 golden cushions in great condition for £6 . Will go with my decor perfectly.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 15th Apr 18, 9:37 AM
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    I am just back from a holiday on the IoW and the CS in Ryde are particularly good
    Originally posted by JackieO
    Interestingly I didn't find them to be brilliant in Sandown and Shanklin. Mind you, that was a few years ago. For me, nothing beats Inverness for sheer chazzer-heaven
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    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 15th Apr 18, 9:41 AM
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    Later this year, I shall be passing through Yorkshire and Northumberland (Corbridge area). Can any of you bargain hounds recommend must-visit chazzers? Specialist interest is books, outdoor clothing, and more books. Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    GreyQueen, any idea of your route thro Yorkshire? My specialist subjects are Leeds, Horsforth, Otley, Ilkley, Harrogate, Ripon & Thirsk if that's any help
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    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 15th Apr 18, 10:15 AM
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    As a suvverner, I admit to woeful ignorance of god's own county. I shall be coming up the A1/ A64 and spending one night in York YHA but prolly arriving after shopping hours (and will frankly be too tired from the long drive).

    On the second day, going from York to Corbridge and then staying near there to do Hadrian's Wall etc. The last day will be wending from Corbridge to dahn sarf, if anyone could point out market towns where it would be good to stop for a break and a chazzer raid, sort of draw a line from Corbridge to Lunnon Town and I'll be somewhere close-ish to that line.

    Thanks in advance, heading out to the lotties now, will be back this evening/ late afternoon.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 15th Apr 18, 10:22 AM
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    Interestingly I didn't find them to be brilliant in Sandown and Shanklin. Mind you, that was a few years ago. For me, nothing beats Inverness for sheer chazzer-heaven
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Sandown has become quite run down lately which is quite sad as its got a beautiful beach, and Shanklin is the touristy spot for the visitors full of coaches and hotels not much in the way of CS at all.Ryde does have quite a lot though.
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    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 15th Apr 18, 4:26 PM
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    As a suvverner, I admit to woeful ignorance of god's own county. I shall be coming up the A1/ A64 and spending one night in York YHA but prolly arriving after shopping hours (and will frankly be too tired from the long drive).

    On the second day, going from York to Corbridge and then staying near there to do Hadrian's Wall etc. The last day will be wending from Corbridge to dahn sarf, if anyone could point out market towns where it would be good to stop for a break and a chazzer raid, sort of draw a line from Corbridge to Lunnon Town and I'll be somewhere close-ish to that line.

    Thanks in advance, heading out to the lotties now, will be back this evening/ late afternoon.
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    Oh, the other 'side' of Yorkshire....not explored that very much chazza-wise so can't really help...sorry Don't envy you visiting York, parking's a nightmare and it's full of blooming' tourists asking 'where's the Minster' , 'how do I get to The Shambles'. Can recommend Wetherby and/or Boroughbridge as nice places to stop for a break. (Wetherby is good for charity shops but not sure about Boroughbridge.) Hope you have a lovely time.
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 15th Apr 18, 5:32 PM
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    There is an excellent s/h bookshop at Pickering station at the end of the North Yorks railway.
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 15th Apr 18, 6:24 PM
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    Thanks, everyone, keep 'em coming.

    York is just an in-and-out to break the northbound journey at the YHA, have stayed there before and done all the touristic things, leaving the car at the YHA and walking into town along the river. Much the better way than trying to park in the middle of a city.

    I think I will await further tips and plan a market town (or two) for little stops on the southbound journey, which will be a bit of slog otherwise.
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    • Lucy5781
    • By Lucy5781 15th Apr 18, 8:35 PM
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    Thanks, everyone, keep 'em coming.

    York is just an in-and-out to break the northbound journey at the YHA, have stayed there before and done all the touristic things, leaving the car at the YHA and walking into town along the river. Much the better way than trying to park in the middle of a city.

    I think I will await further tips and plan a market town (or two) for little stops on the southbound journey, which will be a bit of slog otherwise.
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    Depends how far south, but on the A1M is where I am, both Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield have 6+ charity shops each, Hatfield has two £1 versions as well.
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    • herbily
    • By herbily 15th Apr 18, 8:48 PM
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    Thirsk's got a good selection of charity shops in the main market square, and it's just off the A1M, about a 10-15 minute detour from the motorway south. Or just off the A19 if you're coming that road south.


    Personally I'm a fan of the Tia greyhound rescue shop in Pickering, but that's probably a bit far off your route south from Corbridge.
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 15th Apr 18, 8:54 PM
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    A bag of clothes and a bag of bric-n-brac ready to be dropped off to the charity shop tomorrow morning on the way into work.
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    • By Gem-gem 15th Apr 18, 8:56 PM
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    There is a good selection of charity shops at Ripon, Yorkshire and Church Stratton, Shropshire.
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    • C J
    • By C J 15th Apr 18, 8:58 PM
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    This blog makes quite interesting reading, although I am not sure how up to date it is. The places with hyperlinked names take you to a description of the charity shops they have visited in that particular town.

    https://charityshoptourism.wordpress.com/where-ive-been/

    I wonder if between us we could have a thread with an alphabetical list of chazzers by town? I would be happy to put it together and maintain it if people wanted to contribute.
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 15th Apr 18, 9:23 PM
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    JackieO - if you!!!8217;re in Stratford and like charity shops - pop to Kenilworth!
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