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Old 12-01-2018, 10:59 PM
 
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Clothing gifts having style, size or color differences (of dismay) find their way to consignment stores or donated to well known chartable organizations. Review of tag or manufacturer applied sizing stamp determines gentle or if any, use. Based on price, three (rear) pocket bicycle jerseys have rewarded me with 63 purchases since February. After a year has passed, they will be donated to a youth group who promotes two wheel fitness. Several have even joined my wardrobe. The price is always right.

Residing in a large metro area affords me multiple options which to land these thrift store scores.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'd rather buy old clothing that was worn by a deceased person, than buy new clothing made in a sweatshop by ten year old children. Because I don't want to support the child labor industry and buying new clothing feeds that problem.
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Clothing gifts having style, size or color differences (of dismay) find their way to consignment stores or donated to well known chartable organizations. Review of tag or manufacturer applied sizing stamp determines gentle or if any, use. Based on price, three (rear) pocket bicycle jerseys have rewarded me with 63 purchases since February. After a year has passed, they will be donated to a youth group who promotes two wheel fitness. Several have even joined my wardrobe. The price is always right.

Residing in a large metro area affords me multiple options which to land these thrift store scores.
Several have even joined my wardrobe?
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I love to shop for clothing in thrift stores. The thought that someone else wore the items before I purchased them doesn't bother me in the least. There are several such stores in my town, including Goodwill and various churches' resale shops. There's also one upscale resale shop that carries only high-end clothing. In every one of these stores, the clothes have been cleaned before being put out for sale.

I've gotten some fantastic deals at thrift stores. The first time I ever had a real wool coat I purchased it at a church resale shop. In a department store it would have been way out of my price range. It was like new; lining and all in perfect condition. I wore the coat for several years before donating it to another resale shop, still in very good condition.

I've also purchased used jeans, skirts, shirts, blouses and business suits at resale shops. I even found a pair of like-new Nike athletic shoes several months ago in a church resale shop. They fit me perfectly and only cost me four bucks!

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Old 12-17-2018, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Post #2 is still my favorite.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I love to shop for clothing in thrift stores. The thought that someone else wore the items before I purchased them doesn't bother me in the least. There are several such stores in my town, including Goodwill and various churches' resale shops. There's also one upscale resale shop that carries only high-end clothing. In every one of these stores, the clothes have been cleaned before being put out for sale.

I've gotten some fantastic deals at thrift stores. The first time I ever had a real wool coat I purchased it at a church resale shop. In a department store it would have been way out of my price range. It was like new; lining and all in perfect condition. I wore the coat for several years before donating it to another resale shop, still in very good condition.

I've also purchased used jeans, skirts, shirts, blouses and business suits at resale shops. I even found a pair of like-new Nike athletic shoes several months ago in a church resale shop. They fit me perfectly and only cost me four bucks!

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Isnít it great to score a great find?
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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They are so thoroughly cleaned that there should be no problems.

The. clothes. weren't. worn. by. DEAD. people!

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Old 12-19-2018, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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The. clothes. weren't. worn. by. DEAD. people!

Yeah. Do people imagine that the clothes were taken off dead people before they were buried? Címon.

If someone passes, their clothing is often donated, sure. But it was worn by a once live person. Clothing is inanimate. It can be cleaned. And you donít have to buy it if you feel it is too worn out or faded, or if you donít like it.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:05 AM
 
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I slept in my deceased grandpasí bed a few weeks after he died....I survived....that was 48 years ago......
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Have you ever slept in a hotel or a hospital? There is a likelihood someone died on that bed on on those sheets, or drooled all over the pillow. Sit on a public toilet seat? Snuggle into an upholstered movie theater or concert seat? While those people likely did not die there, there is little doubt you are sitting in sweat, vomit, and mucus.

We live in other people's slimy effluvia all the time. I do not see how it makes any difference whether they are alive or dead.

Do I mind picking up a $120 pair of running shoes for $4 or a $60 pair of blue jeans for $2.50, because they may have once belonged to someone who died? No. that is better. That means they may have never even worn them.

I have a washing machine.
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