How often do you hit the thrift store?

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by spartanmanor, Jan 10, 2007.

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How often do you go shopping at the thrift store?

  1. More than once a day

    9 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. Once a day

    19 vote(s)
    6.0%
  3. Every other day

    36 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. Once a week

    102 vote(s)
    32.3%
  5. Once every two weeks

    51 vote(s)
    16.1%
  6. Once a month

    66 vote(s)
    20.9%
  7. Never

    33 vote(s)
    10.4%
  1. spartanmanor

    spartanmanor AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Since the vinyl bug has bitten hard, I have been going to the thrift a lot more than I care to admit. I have scored on some nice gear in the process. :thmbsp: So how ofter do you go thrifting?
     

     

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  2. fdrennen

    fdrennen Organist in Residence

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    About once a week, although I seldom come away with anything besides an occasional Lp/Cassette. But I've gotten my Ohm model L's, HH Scott S-14's and my Miracord 50H there.
     
  3. merrylander

    merrylander AK Member

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    Thrift stores? What thrift stores?
     
  4. ekmanning5

    ekmanning5 Time has told me...

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    I'm fortunate that the GW is right down the street from our house. If I gotta go out for something, anything...I stop in.
     
  5. Jovinyl

    Jovinyl Super Member

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    One up the road. Couple others close by.
     
  6. OvenMaster

    OvenMaster Pompous Windbag Subscriber

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    Me, never. The ones in my town (GW, SA) no longer accept or sell any electronics, and the LPs are just thrown in a pile in a corner, most without jackets.
    Tom
     
  7. ZEROTANGO

    ZEROTANGO New Member

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    I found my first sony turntable in excellent condition for one dollar and since I've found a few nice things.

    The exception for example value village has been selling litterally junk for horrendous prices. There was one tape deck that had crud and rust as if it was left in the rain for a month for 30$
    I've seen a used jigsaw with a price tag of 80$ when it sells new for 50$
     
  8. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob Desert Rat Subscriber

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    I hit about five a day on my way home from work. Goodwill is big down here with over 50 stores in the Phoenix area. Lots of independent stores also.

    There is some good fishing when the snowbirds visit in the winter. :)
     
  9. BillyBatts

    BillyBatts ALOHA! Subscriber

    My favorite Thrift Shop (where I got most of my gems) is no where near any of my homes, and I no longer travel as much as I used to.

    Still, I travel a bit and I hit a shop about once a Quarter. You did not have any "Quarterly/Semi-Annual/Annual" choice so I did not vote.
     

     

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  10. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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    They built a new GW about 10 minutes from my house so I stop in 2 or 3 times a week. It has been well worth it in components and media.
     
  11. anytune

    anytune AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I visit 15 different stores on a weekly basis, some a couple of times per week.
     
  12. terrya

    terrya Active Member

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    I got to 4 different ones for a total of about 4-5 times a week
     
  13. Naptown Rob

    Naptown Rob Ponographer

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    I need an entry for "when I pass it on my way to wherever I'm actually going".
     
  14. Daunia 70

    Daunia 70 Lunatic Member

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    Everyday I pop into a couple.
     
  15. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

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    ^This. Though my new house is two blocks from a DAV and SA...
     
  16. dzlater

    dzlater New Member

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    I try to do my Saturday errends, thrift stores, record store, cigar store, and liquor store every week or as much as wife and budget will allow.
     
  17. jcamero

    jcamero Hey! I think I've got a LIVE ONE! Subscriber

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    On the weekends, I have been to the same GW 6 times on the SAME DAY! I have figured out the times they bring out the carts loaded. During the week, just 1 time per day. Still, it's all about timing. You can go 6 times on one day, and not find anything. Then just pop in just to "see", and find a treasure. (BTW, I go so often, I am on a first name basis with the staff, and the manager actually gave me a slice of carrot cake to eat in the store
     

     

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  18. Wolverine

    Wolverine AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have quite a number of GWs,SAs and other Thrifts in my area. Almost all of them have yielded some gear or music over the years including a lot of the gear listed in my signature.
     
  19. spartanmanor

    spartanmanor AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Interesting to see this poll resurface. 7+ years on I now rarely if ever go to the thrift store. Just too much digging for not much reward for me these days. I now much prefer estate sales but even with these I find that It is too easy to pick up something that you really don't need. I guess I have become more picky now that I have been collecting for a while.
     
  20. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    At most once a month.
     

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