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Old 12-19-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Most of us know that "one man's junk is another man's treasure."
I am an avid yard sale goer & thrift store shopper & have found many treasures along the way.
Everything from a $350 personalized golf bag with my husband's name on it for $2 to items that I haven't seen since early childhood. And that's not mentioning all the the great finds in between: high dollar clothes for pennies, brand new pots/pans & much more.

What has been your most valuable find?
Something worth alot of money that you bought for cheap?
Or possibly an item that has great sentimental value?
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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1500 dollar Restoration Hardware coffee table set for 350 bucks, practically brand new.
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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At an estate sale-a print caught my eye-turned it over, it's sealed, cataloged,etc. Paid $35, current value $4500.

Also I had a high end consignment shop-you cannot believe what people would bring in. Had a shop-a-holic who would clear out semi-annually. She brought in beautiful PierOne furniture, pictures-grabbed them up for our daughter.Silk blouse with tags on reading $75-she wanted them sold for $4.95. Another brought in an entire village of "LilyPut Lane", she wanted $5 each!!!! Of course I bought them. Even purchased a Lalique vase for $10-some people don't realize what they have.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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At an estate sale-a print caught my eye-turned it over, it's sealed, cataloged,etc. Paid $35, current value $4500.

Also I had a high end consignment shop-you cannot believe what people would bring in. Had a shop-a-holic who would clear out semi-annually. She brought in beautiful PierOne furniture, pictures-grabbed them up for our daughter.Silk blouse with tags on reading $75-she wanted them sold for $4.95. Another brought in an entire village of "LilyPut Lane", she wanted $5 each!!!! Of course I bought them. Even purchased a Lalique vase for $10-some people don't realize what they have.
I love it! I got a Nieman Marcus dress for $15! It was heavy & ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!
I swear my heart jumps out of my chest when I find a good deal!
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I've got a spring 1961 Spiegel catalog I found at a flea market for $5. It sits on my blond kidney bean-shaped coffee table that I got at Goodwill for $15. Pictured unside the catalog is the toaster my parents got for a wedding gift (which I remember blowing to bits one morning when I was about 10); and a turquoise plastic AM radio that I later bought at Goodwill for $2.

That catalog has brought me many, many hours of entertainment!
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