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Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sat May 29, 2010 12:01 pm

I haunt the Goodwill, Salvation Army and Habitat ReStor locations of Phoenix looking for a good bargain. Yesterday was my day, it seemed! I thought I'd share, and maybe encourage some of you to post your great finds!

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A meat Cleaver for $2.99
2 carving fors for $0.49 each

Another type of thrift store
a pizza paddle for $2.98
a new in the box thermometer BBQ fork for $4.98 (Big Lots)

Big Lots
a new in the box toilet repair kit (that I will install today) for $9.98
and 50 ft of polyester rope for $2.50!

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Postby hotrod » Sat May 29, 2010 11:36 pm

yard sale couple weeks ago, picked up a nice piece of foam for my daughters bunk in the teardrop. cost?? free.... evidently they havent had to buy any of this stuff lately.
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Postby Micro469 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:49 am

Yes, great find if you NEED them. Otherwise they just become junk cluttering up the house. I allready have 30 years worth of "great finds"....Have you seen my workshop???? :roll:
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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sun May 30, 2010 8:13 am

I know. I have a Delta wood lathe that I bought very cheaply a few years ago, but have never used, and a surface planer, DeWalt, that no one has ever used. :oops:
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Postby hotrod » Sun May 30, 2010 9:34 am

I have to watch myself to. It would be too easy to fill up the shop with stuff I want..
The trick is to seprate your wants from your actual needs. I would love a tablesaw but I would use it so seldom that it just wouldnt pay to own one. plus it would suck up alot of valuable space. I think I value open workspace as much as tools... :thinking:
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Postby glassice » Sun May 30, 2010 9:45 am

Cliffmeister2000 that tools if you did NOT have them you would need them look at all the time you have save by have then . It like a spar tire if you have it you wont need but leave home with out and see how far you get with no flat
It is not the return ON my investment that I am concerned about; it is the return OF my investment
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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sun May 30, 2010 2:54 pm

glassice wrote:Cliffmeister2000 that tools if you did NOT have them you would need them look at all the time you have save by have then . It like a spar tire if you have it you wont need but leave home with out and see how far you get with no flat


True, true... ;)
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Postby caseydog » Sun May 30, 2010 4:09 pm

That BBQ thermometer fork will ruin steak about as fast as you can use it. NEVER poke a whole in a hot piece of meat, unless you like eating leather.

If you want to use a meat thermometer to know when the meat is done, you have to put it into the meat before it goes on the fire -- and stay there. Don't take it out for about five minutes after the meat comes off the grill.

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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sun May 30, 2010 5:24 pm

caseydog wrote:That BBQ thermometer fork will ruin steak about as fast as you can use it. NEVER poke a whole in a hot piece of meat, unless you like eating leather.

If you want to use a meat thermometer to know when the meat is done, you have to put it into the meat before it goes on the fire -- and stay there. Don't take it out for about five minutes after the meat comes off the grill.

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I only use a thermometer on pork. I won't run the risk for undercooked pork. I use touch, then, when I am certain it is done, I poke it for a guarantee. :thumbsup:
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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:02 pm

My Goodwill Treasures for today!

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Digital radio for the garage, $9.99

6 Drawer organizer filled with nuts and bolts, $5.99

Brand new Coleman branded basket for deep frying in a Dutch oven, $4.99

Dominoes (they don't blow away in a breeze while playing in a campground) $1.99

4 large angle brackets, which I have an immediate need for, $2.99

Gas to go to six Goodwill stores - Don't ask! :lol:
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Postby rebapuck » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:32 pm

Those are the kind of bargains that keep me away. I only go to donate.

I'm in a Freecycle group and only look at "wanted" postings. If I looked at the offerings, I'd be knee deep in stuff.
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Postby mandy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:49 pm

A couple of weeks ago a got a nice old coleman stove for $10.00. :thumbsup:
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Postby WarPony » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:27 pm

mandy wrote:A couple of weeks ago a got a nice old coleman stove for $10.00. :thumbsup:
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DAMN THEEE!!!!!!!

I'm totally kidding............. :lol: Great find, it looks like it's never been used *sigh*

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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:37 pm

Very nice, Mandy! :applause:
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Postby mandy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:37 pm

WarPony wrote:
mandy wrote:A couple of weeks ago a got a nice old coleman stove for $10.00. :thumbsup:
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DAMN THEEE!!!!!!!

I'm totally kidding............. :lol: Great find, it looks like it's never been used *sigh*

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Believe me I almost passed out when the guy asked 10 for it. :lol: Its really hard to find anything Coleman at that price in this town. :thumbsup: It runs nice and has hardly been used.
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