Bargain Hunters

 Yesterday I received a message from a friend to tell me that the Hospice had received a donation of hundreds of pairs of shoes plus handbags and scarves from a local shop that has closed down, and that many of them would be in her local charity shop at £1 each.

P and I decided to have a little drive out this morning to see if there was anything useful available and we arrived soon after the shop opened.  Sadly, there was a very small selection available - perhaps most of the goodies had already been sold or the stock shared out amongst the Hospice shops in other towns.

I did find a pair of mustard yellow moccasin shoes for £1 (brand new, unworn) plus a thick, cosy, woolly  M&S jumper and a blouse that was new and still had its tags attached.

We eventually came home with a pair of shoes, a jumper, a blouse and a large white pot for plants for the grand total of £11.

I can't resist a bargain, or two.


23 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have been taking leaves out of Dave Northsider's handbook!

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    1. I am a trainee as yet and cannot match his expertise!

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    2. I, too, can only watch and learn at the knee of the master. All hail Northsider, King of the Carboot!

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    3. If you read his comment below you can see he's been at it again!

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  2. How sad that Lord Peregrine did not find a new ermine-fringed velvet cape for when he performs ceremonial duties. His old one must be very tired by now.

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    1. Tired?? Plenty of life left in the old thing yet.

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    2. I was talking about the cape - not the husband!

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  3. Glad you found some good bargains. It is a treat to find things with the tags still on! Good job!

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  4. I bought two stainless steel bar stools for an island in the kitchen yesterday for 15 Euros. Those yellow moccasins didn't belong to a red Indian they?😊

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    1. Bar stools!
      Make mine a pint of Guinness...

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  5. Well done. Glad there was something left for you - sounds like a feeding frenzy took place!

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    1. Well, at £1 for a pair of brand new shoes I suppose it is not surprising there was not a lot left!

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  6. I really must begin to scour our local charity shops. I'm looking for a really nice Whisky Glass; I can't find one anywhere.

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    1. I imagine there are many delights to be found there.

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  7. I've been trying to put a comment on your blog for days. It's so long I've forgotten what I wanted to write. Maybe today I'll be allowed.
    Just to let you know I'm still folowing and enjoying and wouldn't love to visit a charity shop. No such thing here. Just cheap chinese crap shops

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    1. I am not sure I like the changes to the Blogger comments box but am persevering.
      Perhaps there is not such demand over there for charity shops? Here there seems to be so much discarded when it is still perfectly usable.

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  8. You can’t beat a bargain. Even better, my friend has given me so many large plants for free which would have cost me a fortune at the garden centre !!!
    As for Blogger comment box changes, I seem to be able to comment on some and not on others !!! Looks like it’s going to put me as anonymous …. Won’t let me use Google !!! It’s Jackie ! XXXX

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    1. Ooh, lucky you Jackie. Some of the larger plants I would love are more than £30 each!!!
      I seem to be finding a few of my regular commenters are languishing in the Spam list so I have to rescue them. Another really annoying thing is that now when I tap into the Comments box on my mobile it automatically enlarges the screen so much I can't see where to type and have to pinch zoom it down. Drives me crazy!!

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  9. Those were real bargains - you did well Jaycee!
    I'm hopeless at bargain hunting, so I've given up and have to accept that I'll have to pay full price for most things.
    The best "bargain" my husband ever found on the internet was a Labrador dog, free to a good home. She was the most beautiful creature and we were both smitten, so we agreed to take her. We ended up driving to collect her from kennels in Switzerland! It turned out to be a mammoth, somewhat expensive trip, so she wasn't exactly free!

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  10. I like the sound of yellow moccasins! As you know I love a bargain and you certainly got some good 'uns!
    xx

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    1. I can't compete with you though Vronni xx

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