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Topic: Thrift store shopping (4 msgs / 67 lines)
1) From: Bill Morgan
Actually, almost all of the good finds were at Goodwill or Salvation Army!
My guess is that they're less likely to know, for example, the difference
between a steam toy and a pump machine.  The high-end stores (Junior League
or Episcopal Church affiliated) have only been good for moka pots and one of
the P1s.
For some reason, the finds seem to appear in clusters.  The only two "Turbo
Ovens" I have ever seen in my life showed up in two different stores on the
same night!  The two P1s showed up in the same week in different stores.
Same story for the two espresso machines.
It's mostly a matter of persistence and occasional luck.  The great deals
are definitely out there, but they don't last for long.
Good hunting,
Bill
On 12/8/06, LInda Reese  wrote:
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2) From: Bugtrack505
Don't forget flea markets.  I've picked up a Gaggia Espresso ($25), a
Zass grinder ($10), a Krups espresso machine for $4, and a Sunbeam Vac
pot for $5.  Bargains and a bit of exercise.  What a deal!
Roger
Bill Morgan wrote:
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3) From: Sheila Quinn
Yes... another good idea! I always forget about those.
Sheila
Bugtrack505 wrote:
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4) From: Laura Micucci
I got a Cory gasketless vac pot at a yard sale for $5 a couple of months ago.  me:"what's this?" her: "some coffee thing.  It was my father in laws" me: "how much" her: umm..five dollars?" me: "oh, ok...I'll take it"
   
  Laura
  Yard saling in farm coutry bucks county pa.
Sheila Quinn  wrote:
  Yes... another good idea! I always forget about those.
Sheila
Bugtrack505 wrote:
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