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    Default A rare find at the thrift store

    Yesterday I went to my local thrift store and found this DVD set for $5. It sells for $200 on Amazon so I considered a good day indeed.

    It's a Mondo Cane Collection. Long ago it was shown at drive in theaters I believe in the 70s and it was a shockumentary. It showed the bizarre and the weird around the world. It is NSFW and not for the faint hearted but probably tame by today's standard I would think. Maybe not.

    I love thrift stores. They can be a gold mine sometimes. Sometimes last year they had three tables full of TV season DVDs and priced at 50 cents a DVD. If the set has 4 DVDs it's $2, 6 DVDs-$3 and so on. Movies DVDs are usually $1, double DVD set-$2.

    I like to collect DVDs. Since the cases takes room I put the movie DVDs in cake boxes. I have over 1000 DVD movies and counting. The TV seasons stay in the cases and in the shelves I made on the wall. There are a lot of good titles that are never shown again on TV (as a rerun or whatever).

    Here's the Mondo Cane set:





    My DVD movie collections:



    My TV seasons (laid a few down to show the back rows):



    By the way, some of my TV seasons are bought new like my House MD set ,X Files set and the Night Gallery set.

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    I believe that Mondo Cane set is LE. See the number?
    That's why it's rather pricey. Yeah it's a good find imo
    Some people at thrift shops have no idea how to price things, and plenty of people make good money going around getting everything valuable for next to nothing and then flogging it all off at going rates.
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    LE means Limited Editions? Wow, I did not see that. Because those people are resellers I never go to flea markets. All the stuff I got are keepers because I want them.

    Like the HP PC I found for $5. Had a dead drive so I put in an 80 gig drive and made it a Linux box. AMD64-3700 and 1 gig memory. Pretty old. Also found a doggy steps for my little guy but he's afraid of it so it's in storage. Got it for $10. Got a portable B/W TV for my porch camera for $6.50.

    Here I see a lot of people buy clothes and I mean lots of clothes. Their baskets will be overstuffed. I buy a few pocket Ts once in a while.

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    Yeah it's a limited edition. You have set number 02600.

    I work in what you would call a thrift shop but here we call them OP shops.
    Women's stuff in particular can be worth a lot. Clothes, handbags etc.
    But there's also general wares that are valuable...old clocks, art and uranium glass things like that.

    I guess the most expensive things I've seen recently were a heap of brand new wedding dresses (ridiculous prices), a mobility scooter and various handbags that were worth $500 or more new. Oh and there was a Rolex a while back, a genuine one not an Asian fake.
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    LOL that's really interesting. A Rolex? Who drops off a Rolex in a thrift store?

    "Honey? Where's my Rolex?"

    "That old watch? I threw it in the box to take to the thrift store!"
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    Old people die or get shoved into a home for the bewildered Relatives drop off cars full of stuff or sometimes phone our truck for home pickup.
    The Rolex wasn't new it was definitely beaten up a little.
    The mobility scooter looked like it had been crashed but was still fully functional
    The wedding dresses I suspect a bridal shop might've closed for whatever reason...we sometimes get fair sized lots from shops. Usually it's just discontinued or display stock though.
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    Usually the wedding gowns get worn only once so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Frog View Post
    Usually the wedding gowns get worn only once so...
    They were new. Still tagged etc.
    Bit hard to hide a coloured tag on a white dress
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    Another nice find at the thrift store:

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