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Old 03-18-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Stumbled on some great bargains!

Today while I was doing my bi-weekly shopping I stopped at my area Salvation Army thrift store. I always stop there because I've gotten many great things. One of the best was a fantastic Jenn-Air dishwasher for $15.

At any rate, I was "grazing" the shelves and happened upon 9 green plastic Christmas tree-shaped dishes. I'm always on the prowl for things like this because I make lots of goodies at Christmastime and give them away. Well, these little treasures had a price tag of 10 cents on each one. I grabbed all of them. They'll be perfect to fill with candies, which is what I plan to give next Christmas.

A bit of cellophane and some ribbon and I'll have a nice gift for very little cash.

Also got a Mariah Carey Christmas CD for $1.00. It was a good day at the thrift store.

Finally, I picked up a manual pasta machine with several cutters for $3.00. Yeah!!!! That puppy is going on eBay.

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Old 03-18-2009, 09:48 PM   #2
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WOW! You rocked it out Katie. Good work!
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:14 PM   #3
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Wow ~ you had great luck. I never thought about picking up holiday plates from the thrift store for future presents. That's a great idea.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:45 PM   #4
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Yes, Callisto. Whenever I give a "food" gift to my friends, I "gift" them with the plate/bowl/container. That's why I love these finds.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:24 AM   #5
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Sounds like you scored Katie! I LUV a successful trip to the Goodwill. It is a gigantic treasure hunt.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
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I do the same thing at Christmas, Katie. What a great find! No such thing as thrift stores here - guess people just use up their old stuff until it is no longer useable! I miss them.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:33 PM   #7
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I burnt my Presto microwave popcorn popper to a crisp on Tuesday night--major catastrophe, because popcorn is a major food group for me. (Note to self--do not set the timer for 5 minutes and then wander off.)

Wednesday, I dropped off 6 dozen of my homegrown eggs off at the thrift store run by our local spay neuter group as my donation to the cause--she sells them for $2 a dozen, and sells them out in a couple hours.

There on the shelf was a Presto popper, just like my burnt-up one. I didn't have to drive 25 miles to WalMart to buy a new one. She was asking a dollar for it--I gave her $5, and considered it a bargain. New ones are $10-$15.
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