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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:07 AM
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I am a thrift goddess.
Today I was out killing time looking at other people's junk, and I got this:

http://www.amazon.com/Miele-S4210-Carina-Galaxy-Vacuum/...

for $6! It works perfectly. Light as a feather. The motor is about as loud as the purr of a happy kitten.

I have no freakin' clue why anybody would donate it. But I'm really, really happy somebody did. I needed something that I could take up and downstairs without needing a muscle relaxer and a nap afterward, and my Hoover Self-propelled definitely did not qualify.

I also scored some brand-new still-wrapped in plastic (yes, plastic wrapped in plastic is redundant) Tupperware. I have a weird obsession with Tupperware, so that was awesome.

Oh, and a few new additions to my huge selection of veg*n cookbooks.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:08 AM
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1. It is always a good feeling when you find something like that...
PassingFair won't go with me anymore because we end up fighting over stuff.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:11 AM
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2. Hey, can't make the mortgage payment, time to sell the brand name items.
oh yeah, and why didn't I find it first *stamps feet*

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:25 AM
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4. Yeah, but somebody had to have donated it.
It was at Goodwill, not a consignment shop or something.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:44 AM
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5. Ah, Goodwill. In that case, tax write off.
No matter, six bucks is ridiculously cheap even for a newer model Hoover.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:17 AM
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3. I bow to your awesomeness!
I love finding great bargains.

:woohoo:

:toast:
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Trailrider1951 Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:51 AM
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6. Let me see if I can top that
Last Sunday at Goodwill I found a Caphalon 2 qt saucepan in perfect condition complete with unbroken glass lid for $3.99. Just the size I needed! Oh, the joy of bargains!
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