This week we’ve been talking about consignment shops and back to school shopping on a budget, so we asked our Facebook fans to tell us about their best consignment finds ever. Here’s what they had to say. You might want to start a little thrift hunting of your own!
Karen E. Good can’t remember the price but she found a trail along bike cart for kids. The best part of the deal? It was assembled, tested and priced right!
Laura Hall says “We thrift store for just about everything. I have gotten so many great deals over the years. We are big fans of recycling in every form.”
Laine van Vleet Passes up consignment shops for plain ol’ goodwill. She likes the thrill of the hunt. Best find? Marmot windproof jacket, $14.99 plus 50 percent off. Roots sweatshirt, $4.99.
Kerry Weber found a NY Giants Super Bowl Champs t-shirt for her 2-year-old for $1 (her husband is a fan).
Denise Raczka-Flett Once found barely worn Jordan super fly II shoes for $5.
Robyn Harold got a prom dress for $20 at Honeysuckle.
Kimberly Del Rosario found a lacrosse bounce back/rebounder for $10.
Dawn Maltese jokes “I tried to consign my kids at few years ago? But no one was taking 13 year olds!”
Catherine Waters Godley says her greatest find was a mint condition set of Noritake Silverdale china (12 place settings) with all the serving pieces imaginable for $200. “My appraiser literally squealed when I told him the price I paid.”
Kevin J. Kohler says men’s consignment is pretty sparse, but he found a Jos. A Bank tux that fit like a glove with the bow tie still in a plastic sleeve. That and a Nordstrom tuxedo shirt cost him $25 at The Clothes Box. He went to Jos A. Bank in Severna Park and discovered the tux retailed for around $400.
If these great finds have inspired you, check out our story on consignment shopping for kids to get some ideas of where to go.