The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    But still, my question hasn't been answered satisfactorily.
     
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  2. GMMcL

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    Done it. Free of shame. Just be careful of local laws saying that trash is city property once it hits the curb.
     


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    People are stupid and throw away a lot of really cool/useful stuff because they're too lazy to drive to the thrift store to donate it, or even call for a pick-up. I don't really care what anyone thinks. I brag to my friends and family about killer audio equipment and records I've snagged off the side of the road and from garbage cans. I found an Acoustic Research turntable on the side of the road once on top of a milk-crate full of jazz records. The records were very valuable, lots of OG Blue Note pressings. With that said, I don't just drive in random dumpsters. I agree that it's very unsanitary and my wife wouldn't really appreciate me coming home smelling like garbage either. If I'm driving along and see something on the side of the road on garbage day that appeals to me, I'll pull over for a closer look. I think of it as rescuing cool items from a landfill. It's completely legal in Minnesota unless you're trespassing on someone's private property.
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    when we lived in LA, people would constantly leave NICE stuff on the sidewalk (ourselves included). one time we found a current-model bugaboo stroller (those fancy $500-800 strollers that yuppies use), the only thing wrong with it was 1) it was missing a $4 piece and 2) that the top shade cover had faded in the sun. now when family comes to visit, they have a fancy stroller they can use while they're in the area, and that's one less thing they have to bring with them. :D

    ALSO: i think NORE is trolling, probably better to use the ignore button. :nodding:
     
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    the driving force of thrifting is thriftiness.

    I can't afford to spend $200 on shirts or $300 on trousers to wear on a daily basis, but I do not want to wear the shirts and pants I can afford in the ~$50 range, thus I go to the thrift stores and invest an hour or two of my time and then the paltry 5-10 clams per item to get great stuff.
     
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    Actually..... Hoofit found them (thanks again!!!!) and now they are in my possession[​IMG]
     
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  8. horse's_ass

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    The driving force behind my thrifting is the fact that it always me to spend time in poorly ventilated places while listening to the likes of Rob Thomas, Billy Ocean, and Foghat.

    I did hear the "I'm the Scatman" the other day, so it's not all bad.
     


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    Lucky! Half the places I go play overtly Christian music.
     


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    Used to be a music writer. I have a high tolerance for pretty much all styles. Folk, jazz, old rock, soul, '80s. '90s, even techno I'm cool.

    A couple weeks ago (posted a little about this) I did actually walk out of a store once because it had Air Supply's Greatest Hits playing, someone dropped the CD on the speaker system. It was in southern Ct, so I am sure Catside was behind the whole thing...and he came in and grabbed all the Hermes ties I had to leave behind. I did make off with some solid executive imperial wingtips before it got intolerable.
     


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    Honestly, its like someone hacked his account :laugh:

    He has been thread sh*tting in a couple of threads lately. (I hope hes kidding though, I've enjoyed reading his posts in the past)
     


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    I have a friend who does it with great enjoyment and great success.

    But methinks you be trollin' anyhow, so I doubt it matters. If you truly can't see the difference, then I'm not sure how to help you. But because I'm generous, I'll give you a good utilitarian reason why: the likelihood of walking into any given thrift store and finding something of value is orders of magnitude greater than the likelihood of cracking open any given dumpster and finding something of value.

    So yes, one of the things stopping us all from dumpster diving is efficiency and time reasons.

     


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    I was trying to say the same thing. However, I think I got a bit too cute.:embar:
     
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    (although, on a wholly unrelated note, his choice in pornstar avatars is always pretty good)
     
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