I've wondered about how workable it would be to have a Thrift Thread e-thrift competition on this kind of basis. Something like: we start with an agreed amount like $10 or local equivalent and over an agreed time (3 months, a year?) have to spin it into as much as possible, posting pics of the e-thrifts. Might be too complicated, and I'm not the man to organise such things, but at least I've put it out there.
For English thrifters, the concept is based on a classic episode of Lovejoy, though that involved antiques obviously. It's early and I'm on the internet talking about Lovejoy. This is weird.
I'm always up for a new car.