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Old 06-29-2006, 12:42 AM   #21
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i never cared much for either shopping or errands. i'm too cheap for one and too lazy for the other.
Ditto . . . . And I am female. Agree with Outtahere. Also, like OAP, I will sometimes shop at the thrift stores for some great bargains. I remember standing in the checkout line at either Goodwill or ValueVillage one day; this classy looking, well-dressed lady next to me was purchasing a beautiful all wool Navy Blue Blazer that looked brand new. She told the clerk she had been looking for one just like it all day at the more upscale stores like Nordstrom and Bon's but couldn't find one that suited her. And here she found exactly what she wanted in her size for a ridiculously low price. I wonder how many millionnaires shop at these places. Probably more than we think.

My mother always bought new stuff at the usual department stores downtown or at the malls. One day, I brought her into one of these Thrift stores. I could tell she was rather uncomfortable there because I think she would've been embarrassed if someone that she knew saw her shopping there. She did buy one item of clothing but seemed anxious to leave right away.

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Re: "Shopping" or "Errands"
Old 06-29-2006, 01:23 AM   #22
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I remember standing in the checkout line at either Goodwill or ValueVillage one day; this classy looking, well-dressed lady next to me was purchasing a beautiful all wool Navy Blue Blazer that looked brand new.* She told the clerk she had been looking for one just like it all day at the more upscale stores like Nordstrom and Bon's but couldn't find one that suited her.* And here she found exactly what she wanted in her size for a ridiculously low price. I wonder how many millionnaires shop at these places.* Probably more than we think.
Last year we watched a woman at Goodwill buying a Lladro figurine-- about a foot high-- for $15.

We found it on the Internet for $125.
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Old 06-29-2006, 04:39 AM   #23
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I really don't have the patience to go shopping for hours.
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I don't shop for clothes at the goodwill or thrift store because I'm afraid I'd be buying back some of my own stuff, with all I donate to them it's bound to happen LOL. But I do buy glassware and other items that I can sell on Ebay although they have been pushing up their prices and it's harder to find something not chipped or damaged. I actually check there once a week along with some other thrift/junk shops.

I think you are either born with the shopping gene or not. There are some men that have that defective gene and it manifests itself in auto parts store, home depot type stores, bike shops, hobby shops and yes even yardsales BUT they're only looking for tools and useful items.

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Old 06-29-2006, 06:50 AM   #25
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Salvation Army here isn't too bad - Goodwill is a little pricey and the selection isn't as good - two furniture items for the house and a suit for a July wedding(nephew) the last month.

Otherwise, I try to minimize shopping.

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I think you are either born with the shopping gene or not. There are some men that have that defective gene and it manifests itself in auto parts store, home depot type stores, bike shops, hobby shops and yes even yardsales BUT they're only looking for tools and useful items.


My spouse goes to flea markets and yard sales looking for old thermometers, old oil cans and old signs and paperback books.* The auction is one that deals mostly in Craftsmen Tools that have been returned to Sears.* The auto parts store is usually for his baby, 72 corvette.
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