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Too used to thrift store prices!

January 29th, 2008 at 09:05 pm

I think I've been spoiled by our Thrifty Shopper store, where I always stop to pick up a few children's books everytime I drop off some donations. However, they are moving their store and were closed today, so I took my donations to the Salvation Army instead. Children's books there were $1-$2 each, instead of 4/$1. Since I only had a few bucks with, I only bought 3 books. I can't believe I was sitting there thinking, "Man, $2 for one book?" Seems I haven't been to a 'real' bookstore in a long, long time Smile
(side note: my SIL thought it was disgusting that I gave my kids used books, which she figured to be crawling with germs. I figure any germs died off a long time ago, since they've been sitting on a shelf for months. Am I nuts, or is she?) BTW, we have literally hundreds of books, and two kids who 'read' (or, rather, look at the pictures) everyday. Since I can't afford to keep them in new books, I find this alternative works perfectly. Books are one thing I will always buy for my kids.

7 Responses to “Too used to thrift store prices!”

  1. mom-sense Says:


    My MIL snidely said to her mother, "I never thought my grandchildren would wear USED clothing". That was when my first two were babies. That grandmother bought them $200 dresses from Storybook Heirlooms and Wooden Soldier and other upscale catalogs. We now that our family has grown to include lots more kids, she now says "Look at what a cute outfit I got for "x" at Walmart". Took her awhile to figure out the logic behind kids clothes ...

  2. miclason Says:

    LOL! I recently bought a bunch of clothes for Ale at a thrift store, but haven't "confessed" to sis and niece...they'd probably have a heart attack!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Jodi:
    Is your SIL opposed to the library too? Our bodies are built to fight off germs!

  4. nance Says:

    My comment was going to be about libraries, too, but that was covered. Does your SIL not believe in libraries? Does she think that anything she buys retail,is "pristine" and never tried on by someone else?
    I have a son-in-law who is the same way. He grew up the youngest of eight kids and was very poor. Now he makes a lot of money, and is the same way about used stuff. "Cooties"!
    They waste so much money, and are in debt, but he won't have anything used.

  5. jodi Says:

    Ironically, she has no issues with libraries! Maybe she disinfects the books when she gets them home. Also, she will buy clothing at consignment shops, maybe even thrift stores, so I really cannot understand her logic there. Too funny!

  6. Ann AN Says:

    I want to buy children's books via somebody from thift store, I am in Nanjing, China.anybody would like to help me?
    thank.

  7. Tammy Says:

    I just want to say thank you for using the Thrifty Shopper name in a positive light! I am the manager there and I am so happy you shop for your books with us! As for germs, I have been working there for seven months now and have not gotten ill once. So, I assume that you are correct in the germs dying off part! Really, all that usually comes with our stuff is some attic dust and that's easy to fix! But thank you, and if you come in again, ask for Tammy, tell me you are the Blog girl, and I will make you a deal on your next purchase! Hope to see you soon and BTW, the end of January, (the last weekend) HUGE sale....Shhh....secret.

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