I can see Andro's point, but I think he's tilting windmills at this point. It'll never be what he wants it to be, or what it perhaps was way back when. There is a solution, I think. Start a new thread, with one simple rule: You have to post what you paid, either with the price tag still attached if you got it at Savers or the like, or with a receipt if you got it at a store with flat pricing (Goodwill, at least around here, doesn't have price tags, just colors). That, I think, would capture the essence of how this began:
I've been meaning to do this for a long time. I often get great stuff, and I want to brag and gloat to someone who will care, understand and/or appreciate it. But it's not worth starting a thread for each new item. I also want to hear about what other people got. It will be a journal of sorts.
Plus, keeping it all in one thread will help those who find it distasteful to avoid it.
I warn you, the following may be perceived as gauche, a faux pas, or other French words, because I am likely to include prices. That's part of the bragging.
These are the words that started it all. No value judgments about what it is now--that so many people seem to pay such close attention says something, I think, and I myself spend way more time than I should on this thread. But there was, apparently, a certain purity way-back-when that it has taken me awhile to understand and appreciate. I won't go into details,