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Old 03-20-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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Thrift Store Score


Had a thrift itch that I decided to scratch at a V(eterans) E(mpowerment) O(rganization) thrift store. I was blown away, there had to be 10+ HOB filters, most new in box, all different brands. There was a industrial air pump with 12 valve attachment, an unusual gravel vac by Cobalt, an Ehiem canister filter, a few internal filters, even a UV sterilizer . I usually only find the occasional stand or somebody's 10 gal that's almost always cracked.

All this


for $11 with tax. Now I need to gather up some seldom worn clothes and coats, and drop them off. Keep that 'thrift store karma' good.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:10 PM   #2
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Nice! That's an awesome Wolverine glass!
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:30 PM   #3
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Not bad at all sometimes you can find great stuff at thrift stores.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:16 AM   #4
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Dang thats sweet! I always love trying to find thrift store deals! I donate so much hopefully my karma pays off soon
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the great reminder. Now I need to hop around town this weekend to see what's out there.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:31 PM   #6
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I pretty much only shop at thrift stores. Why pay full price when you can go there and sometimes find things with the tags still on it for $5.00 instead of $50.00.

I have scored some pretty sweet things too. Filters, lights, heaters, a $300 camera tripod for $20, a 200mm macro lens for $25, unicycle for $15. Complete suit that looks tailored made for me for three dollars, ~$400 pair of skis with brand new $300 boots - $40.

You just have to look everywhere and go to the odd parts of the store.

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Old 03-21-2014, 10:50 PM   #7
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Nice I recently picked up two 20 longs and a 10G in decent shape, all hold water, just needed a simple cleaning for a total of $10 not long ago! They still had few more 10s and 3-5 other 20s! I probably could've picked them all up for $25 or less! Gotta love thrift stores!
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