Bargain Shopping

1 Feb

Recently I have had my eye out for new items to use in projects. There are a lot of things I could use in my home, and a few pieces of furniture I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection.

Board Games Salvation Army

This past weekend I went to two thrift stores: a Salvation Army and a Goodwill. For the two that I went to, the Salvation Army had ::much:: better prices. The Goodwill was significantly larger, but I was horrified to see some prices, like a Target dress selling for $20. Granted, it had the tags on, but I’m sure the dress was going for less than that on the clearance rack in the store.

Weird Salvation Army Finds

This was a ceramic vase that also had a music box inside. Woah.

I ended up leaving both of the thrift shops empty handed. There were some cool, low tables that I contemplated getting for bar storage, but I didn’t have measurements of the available space with me. It was fun to see all the interesting tchotchkes, though.

WB Mason Office chair Gray

Just yesterday I had the opportunity to go to a WB Mason warehouse sale for work. Our Business Manager wasn’t able to attend, so two excited coworkers and I got to scope out the goods. We did get a few things for the office at very low prices. I also found a nice office chair for George. Our Business Manager let us know prices were negotiable so I got the chair for $30 when it was listed for $45. It’s used, but I can’t notice anything wrong with it. These chairs sell for over $200 when new! Crazy!

All and all, I’m happy with my bargain shopping this week. Even though I would have loved to have score more funky stuff to transform in projects, I’m glad I only spent money on a necessary item.

Have you found any good bargains lately? Where do you look?

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3 Responses to “Bargain Shopping”

  1. bluebinbarbie February 1, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    If thrift shoppin’ is your thing (it’s mine!), check out this hilarious jam. It’s been stuck in my head all week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes

    • Lauren February 1, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      Oh my god! That is *so* funny. I love the batman footie pajamas.
      Thanks for sharing.

      • bluebinbarbie February 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

        How could I keep that gem a secret?! Passin’ up on some moccasins somebody else been walkin’ in…

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