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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Disabled Lives Matter

Please watch the video below. My best friend, a strong disabled woman, was fired by a organization for people with disabilities. She did nothing wrong. Her bosses walked into her office, fired her and ordered her to be out in 30 minutes. When her angry sister comes to help her pack, they call the police on them. 
Afterward, our weekly group for high functioning people with disabilities is canceled and we were told to attend the group for low functioning people. 

Please watch and share! 

Surgery Week

Unfortunately, we didn't get to thrift shop this week. I had surgery on my thumb and was unable to shop. We sold a few items but it was a generally slow week. 

Hopefully, next week is better. Maybe will check out Goodwill pound outlet store. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

BOLO Clothing Brands

I have a list of over 250 clothing brands that I actively search for at thrift shops. Some brands like Jordan, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger are easy to find, while other brands I've still never found. 

The most common brands I find, purchase and sell are: 

- 7 For All Mankind Jeans 
- Citizens of Humanity Jeans 
- ADRIANO Goldschmied Jeans 
- Jordan brand shoes and clothing 
- Diesel jeans 
- True Religion jeans 
- Vintage Champion Brand jerseys 
- Vintage starter jackets 
- Miss Me jeans 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Finds and Sales for the week of Feb 16-22

I spent the week in Southwest Florida. I had to attend a first birthday party, my mom's birthday party and a baby shower. The thrift stores in Southwest Florida are the best I've ever shopped in. It's an extremely wealthy area, who has a very seasonal population. The snowbirds come down to Southwest Florida and donate incredible items every year. Plus the wealthy parents down there purchase their children and teens high end clothing, which gets constantly donated. 

It doesn't hurt that the prices are great at the thrift stores in Southwest Florida. They have a customer loyalty program; where if you spend $100 you get $10 off your next purchase. They have a 50% color every week and one Saturday each month where everything in the store is 50% off. Those Saturdays are pure craziness. 

Here are some of our finds for the week: 

Dragonfly Hawiian luau girl silk shirt. Purchased on 50% off Saturday. 

                  Purchase price: $2.00
                        Sold: $25.00 

      Arizona Wildcats 2XL Nike hoodie. 
               Purchase price: $6.00
                    Sold: $29.99 

Penn State basketball snap up Nike warm up. The men's warm up is size large. We thought this warm up would sell for more, but Penn St isn't very good at basketball so that hurt the sale. 
               Purchase price: $3.00
                        Sold: $9.99 

   True Religion Women's Sammy jeans. 
               Purchase price: $4.99
                      Sold: $28.00 

          Diesel Thaver 84R men's jeans
               Purchase price: $4.99 
                Asking price: $59.99 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Finds and Sales for Feb 8th-15th

We traveled to Tallahassee, Florida this weekend to thrift and support a family member play basketball for Miami vs Florida State. Gainesville doesn't have very good thrift stores and thought it was due to being a college town. Tallahassee proved us wrong....the thrift stores were amazing! Here are a few of our finds:

Men's True Religion jeans size 40 (the bigger the better). 
                 Purchase price: $5.99
                   Selling price: $95.00 

Allen Iverson vintage Champion Brand jersey from his rookie year. 
                   Purchase Price: $3.99
                     Selling Price: $39.99 

Tripp NYC Grunge pants. Thanks Meinard at for suggesting this brand. 
                  Purchase Price: $4.99 
                    Selling Price: $17.99 


Jordan 11 Gamma Blue size 1.5Y. 
My heart skipped a beat when I saw these shoes. People waited in line for days  to get a pair of these shoes when they came out. My brother wore them for his senior year of college basketball, so I knew they were a great find. Just wish they were bigger. 
                 Purchase price: $12.99 
                   Selling price: $46.00

Diesel Rumbum men's jeans. ANYTIME I see a Diesel brand item, it's coming home with me; especially men's items. The jeans were listed last week and haven't sold yet; but in the 7 days have over 300 views and 8 watchers. 
               Purchase price: $5.99 
                 Selling price: $50.00

Horace Grant vintage Champion Brand jersey. The jersey is size XL and appears to have never been worn. Horace Grant is a rare jersey to find as he wasn't the big star of Jordan or Shaq. 
               Purchase price: $3.99 
                 Selling price: $35.00 

Overall, Tallahassee was an amazing trip. We spent $300 between thrift shopping, hotel and food. We've already made $322 from our sales and still have seven jerseys, two pairs of jeans and two sweatshirts left. So, we've got plenty of money left to make. We'd recommend a trip to Tallahassee to anyone.