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Old 09-09-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Hi all. I went to the Goodwill @ 281/Bitters/San Pedro and they had a much better selection of books-well they expanded.

I think I found the best stuff ever at the Goodwill superstore on Eisenhauer (unfortuanately now closed).

Which Goodwill do you go to? What kind of rare stuff have you found in San Antonio GW's. I used to love going to a few thrift stores in a day & get lucky.
Been wanting to do this again soon.
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The Goodwill store on Eisenhauer was replaced by a new store just west of the 1604/I-35 interchange. I've never been there, but would figure that it's getting donations from about the same group of people.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:59 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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I was impressed with the one at Evers/410. It had an entire wall of books in the back, I liked the home section, and I found a ton of clothes.

Found a coach purse for $5 out there.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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I like the selection at Youth Alternatives. They also have awesome record selection. I found there really great albums.
A note for young generation: record = black vinyl flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove, a primary medium used for commercial music reproduction
3103 West Avenue
(210) 340-7971
You might want to call and ask when they are open.
They tend to have weird hours.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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I like the selection at Youth Alternatives. They also have awesome record selection. I found there really great albums.
A note for young generation: record = black vinyl flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove, a primary medium used for commercial music reproduction
3103 West Avenue
(210) 340-7971
You might want to call and ask when they are open.
They tend to have weird hours.
Wow, never heard of this place-thanks. Thank you too, Buffyfan & Bowie.

I remember I told someone I had a huge vinyl collection & they thought I was talking about bondage or something.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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I like the selection at Youth Alternatives. They also have awesome record selection. I found there really great albums.
A note for young generation: record = black vinyl flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove, a primary medium used for commercial music reproduction
3103 West Avenue
(210) 340-7971
You might want to call and ask when they are open.
They tend to have weird hours.
Youth Alternatives fueled my young punk rock days really well. I loved going there in my high school days. I'll have to revisit that little gem! Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Austintown, OH
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What about for clothing? I'd be curious on that one
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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now that I've discovered the fun in "thrifting", I can't ever see myself spending $$$ at the mall anymore. Maybe for something specific and difficult to find. But, just for casual things, Goodwill and thrift stores all the way! (and I get tons of compliments on the stuff I find).
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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the one closest to us (410&marbach) is a joke on all accounts. texas thrift on 410 between ingram and culebra isn't much better. bigger, but generally lacking in anything good.

has anyone been to thrift town? we had a few back home i rather liked, though i know that's no guarantee that the others would be all that good. i am not sure how much of the second hand stores get their inventory. is there an area of the city which seems to have better selections of second hand items than others? for that matter, does anyone know which second hand store carries a lot of retro games? (nintendo, atari, etc)
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Half price books on Broadway allways has what I'm looking for,...
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