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Old 10-16-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I'm addicted to Thrift Shop Shopping I'd probably pick my next relocation move to the city with the most and best thrift shops

Downtown Grants Pass has at least FIVE excellent thrift shops all within walking distance = Goodwill, Salvation Army, Gospel Rescue Mission , Home for Good, St. Vincent De Paul. I make the rounds several times a week

So, tell us about your town......

Which city has the BEST Thrift Shops

And, what's the BEST item you ever purchased at a thrift shop ?

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Old 10-16-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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When I lived in DC, I would visit the thrift shops in the military bases.

Military personnel donate to thrift shops, I am hypothesizing, due to the limited space/cargo that can be transported from one duty station to the next - not because it is a piece of junk. I found some really cool stuff like a replica of Napoleon's dagger for $10 or barely used roller blades for $7.

Depending on what part of town, Goodwill and Salvation Army have some great stuff. I recall hearing on NPR that more and more people go there due to the economic issues in this country. The best thrift shops, I have heard, are in South Florida where there are high end designer clothing and accessories for women. I have never been there, but I would think that there are equivalent high end things for men, too.

Thrift Stores Go Upscale : NPR
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Southern Maine, Greater Portland
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I love thrift shops, I found a Rocking chair (A popular well known Maine store brand) for $15 in excellent condition. It's on my front porch where I read all the time. That is one of my best finds.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Also in Maine... LLBean donates a good portion of their return to the Salvation Army thrift stores here in Maine. You can pick up some very nice winter wear for much, much less than it originally was, and usually the stuff has never been worn.
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