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Old 07-02-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: 38° 38' 45" N, -90° 20' 08" W
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Since there are newcomers reading this thread, the list isn't complete without a mention of Coas bookstore. If you love browsing through used bookstores, you'll be in ecstasy. Biggest used bookstore in all of southern NM, I believe. They have books, maps, DVDs, videos, etc, most at pretty fair prices. They offer a trade-in/credit program but I've never signed up, so not sure how it works. Two locations: big store right in the downtown mall and another smaller store on Solano north of Idaho. Downtown location has a nice little coffeeshop.
I've signed up. Mostly because of my kids, and exchanging books. I am not sure how their credit system works, but the upshot of it is that you bring in unwanted books, and they line item credit per book onto a 3x5 index card. Your surplus is listed on there. Then you can buy any book of your choosing, and it is subtracted from that index card.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Las Cruces
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I've signed up. Mostly because of my kids, and exchanging books. I am not sure how their credit system works, but the upshot of it is that you bring in unwanted books, and they line item credit per book onto a 3x5 index card. Your surplus is listed on there. Then you can buy any book of your choosing, and it is subtracted from that index card.
Yes, Coas is a great store. We have not tried to understand the credit system, we just pay whatever they ask for each transaction. They are moving the 3x5 data base to a computer system and now have barcoded member cards. (Of course the bar code reader failed to decode my card the other day.)
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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What is SHAS Thrift Store? Where is it located? Please post asap. I find that for the most part ALL the thrift stores here in Las Cruces are extremely overpriced compared to PHX and Tucson and Orange County CA....what's up with that? The items are shabby, dirty, and beat up ...are there any that are nicely priced and worth looking at? Furniture items?
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:23 AM
 
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This town is in dire need of a decent resale shop. Most of the shops are dirty, dingy and way overpriced when it comes to furniture, household and appliances. Any suggestions ? I just moved here. I'm from Montana. I recently went on a trip and visited lots of thrift stores including Good Will and Savers plus lots of private named stores in PHX, Tucson, Orange County CA and the presentation and quality of the donations are much nicer and much lower priced than anything I've seen here so far. PLEASE advise...if you know of anywhere I can go and find better quality pieces that are not filthy and beat up / priced reasonably. Thank you.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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What is SHAS Thrift Store? Where is it located?
Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary - Las Cruces, New Mexico
Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is located some 10 miles east of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The three-acre sanctuary, which houses up to 45 dogs and 35 cats, includes a cattery, dog kennels, isolation units and a play area. For directions and a map:http://www.safehavenanimalsanctuary....0TO%20SHAS.pdf
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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What is SHAS Thrift Store? Where is it located? Please post asap. I find that for the most part ALL the thrift stores here in Las Cruces are extremely overpriced compared to PHX and Tucson and Orange County CA....what's up with that? The items are shabby, dirty, and beat up ...are there any that are nicely priced and worth looking at? Furniture items?
Las Cruces is poor. You can't expect it to have the same quality of goods found in PHX and Orange Co, where people can afford to give away good stuff. Its the same everywhere. You'll find great stuff in wealthy metro neighborhoods and low quality stuff in small rural towns. SHAS has the best quality, IMO.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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What is SHAS Thrift Store? Where is it located? Please post asap. I find that for the most part ALL the thrift stores here in Las Cruces are extremely overpriced compared to PHX and Tucson and Orange County CA....what's up with that? The items are shabby, dirty, and beat up ...are there any that are nicely priced and worth looking at? Furniture items?
http://www.safehavenanimalsanctuary.net/thriftshop.htm

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I love thrift shops and good ones are very few and far between in Cruces.

I always went to El Paso for used furniture, etc. as I never found anything in town when I lived there.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:55 AM
 
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Thanks Poncho_ NM, Deserterer, TigerLily24 for your responses! I'll take your advice and accept the facts here in Las Cruces.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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Are there any holistic healers or Naturepathic professionals in Las Cruces, NM?
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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I haven't seen any for sale in the thrift stores or resale shops.

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Are there any holistic healers or Naturepathic professionals in Las Cruces, NM?
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