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Old 11-17-2014, 09:10 PM   #15
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:23 PM   #16
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Finally, at a Good Will store (the 5th one). There it was, no, not a glass lid, but a 14 inch heavy glass plate for a microwave oven, the kind that spins around after you set your dish upon it. $2bucks.

Have not yet gotten up the nerve to drill a hole for a knob, yet.[/QUOTE]


See if you can find a diamond drill bit. I have used one to good advantage on glass and porcelain.


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Old 11-18-2014, 06:15 AM   #17
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I raised my daughter that the only difference between new and used was one washing. And it was better to save the big bucks for items needed for quality, like jewelry and shoes.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:12 PM   #18
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I have to tell on myself, and I think this is pretty funny anyway. Last night my daughter and I stopped by the strip shopping center with the "first" Thrift Store I mentioned in my opening post. The one where I bought the new Coleman stove. Well, it seems they closed and moved up the road, to the place I bought the other stuff at last Sunday! It was actually the same store just moved. I had to laugh at myself about that one. Here I thought I had a "new" place to mine for hidden treasure.


I have lost a lot of interest in Goodwill the last few years. In my personal opinion they have become a for profit business thinly disguised as a not-for-profit and I don't like their business practices, at least not in my local area. I do like a few other genuine charity Thrift Stores though, the Salvation Army and Lighthouse Children's Home come to mind.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:28 PM   #19
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I also LOVE Thirft shops. When I camp with a group of girlfriends we often spend at least one day of our trip finding local Thrift Stores. Never know what you might find that you just have to have. LOL

I to have noticed that the private shops are pretty pricy these days as well. The ones run by charities are were you find the good stuff One of the benefits of living next door to the postal code with the highest income in the country is the amazing stuff people donate to charities. Pretty clear a lot gifts they received but did not need go straight to the local charity thrift shop. Picked up for the trailer a special blender for making Margaritas still in the box for $10 this summer and a digital photo frame still with the plastic wrap on the box for $5. Half the small appliances for sale are newer & better than what I have in my own kitchen!
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:55 PM   #20
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I hardly ever find anything useful but I probably don't look often enough. When I go I'm looking for something specific and then it is hard to find. And sometimes prices are unreasonably high around here. But my friend comes up, goes clothes shopping, and for a few dollars buys her year's supply of jeans.
Of course, since I'm working hard at downsizing I've been a donor, not a buyer, for the last couple of years! Not much in the way of camping stuff, though.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:39 PM   #21
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We used it and our Dahon for a week with the intention of donating it back when we left. Instead we found a nice 10 year old girl at the campground who needed a bike and gave it to her when we left.
Now that was a good donation and that girl will remember for years to come. I'd betcha you may have started a "Pay it forward".
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:58 PM   #22
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For camping, the long discontinued Rubbermaid plates, bowls and mugs are one of my favorite thrift store finds. Then too, genuine copper bottom stainless Revereware has been nice too... their coffee percolator is hard to beat and the smaller skillets work so very well on a camp stove or the burners in my little Burro. Yep, thrift stores make camping with style in reach for the (thoughtful) masses!

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20 years ago, we bought a set of patio chairs and a lounge chair for the family lake cabin. They were on clearance at Kmart, and there was no table to match. They're still in great condition, and we wished we had more.
Recently, my niece was packing for a move to South America, and needed lots of luggage. We went to the thrift store and there was the matching glass-top picnic table plus 4 more chairs, like new and all for $70. My sister still laughs at me for calling to ask whether to get them or not.
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:27 AM   #24
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Thrift Stores are about the only place to find the good quality small tea kettles that are perfect of RV use. If they still look usable after a few years use, they are usually pretty good quality. I always check for them.


In smaller local charity shops, don't be afraid to make an offer if you think the price is to high. Money in the till is always better than stock on the floor.
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I have a five dollar WallyWorld wok in my trailer. It's rim spans near 14 inches -we use it as our big all-purpose pot. Been searching for a few months but have not found a glass lid for the thing... oh sure, unless you are willing to spend $60+ for one.

Finally, at a Good Will store (the 5th one). There it was, no, not a glass lid, but a 14 inch heavy glass plate for a microwave oven, the kind that spins around after you set your dish upon it. $2bucks.

Have not yet gotten up the nerve to drill a hole for a knob, yet.
I paid a glass shop $5 to drill a 3/8th hole in a decorative glass jar to make a lamp. Easy for them using diamond drill bits.....

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Old 11-19-2014, 09:43 AM   #26
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Hey, Myron....what about high heat epoxy in stead of drilling in that lid?

I grew up on thrift stores. My paternal grandmother called them Jot 'em Down Stores. I loved Saturdays with her browsing the town's thrift stores. I particularly remember as a teen in the late 60's a Saks 5th Ave Cashmere jacket and a beautiful wool skirt that was long enough I remade it into a mini skirt and vest.

When we first married a lot of our kitchen items...dish drainer, rolling pin, etc came from the local thrift store in Oxnard.

My daughter shops them all the time for kid's school clothes and now days they're often brand new as the major stores have hopped on the wagon unloading last season's new clothes. It's win-win for everybunny.

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Old 11-22-2014, 01:04 AM   #28
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I love thrift stores! Our house has many an item in it that came form a thrift store. I pretty much outfitted our trailer when we first got it with stuff from the thrift store - pots and pans, dishes, silverware, etc. The trick is to not go looking for anything specific but to keep your eyes open for things that might be useful to you. On our travels, we often stop in at thrift stores along the way just to see what we might find.
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