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ophelia275 Mon 12-Aug-13 12:29:35

I went into one of my local charity shops not really expecting anything. Anyway, there sitting looking at me are a pair of pink, high-top converse in my size, looking hardly worn (I think they are actually new) for £7.99. I have been coveting a pair of pink converse for ages and looked on ebay and new pairs are going for £40+. Am so happy, feels serendipitous.

What are your amazing charity shop finds?

daddyorchipsdaddyorchips Mon 12-Aug-13 12:31:12

Good work!

This weekend my DP found a brand spanking new pair of Russell & Bromley shoes for £30. They're still on sale, in store, for £225.

I didn't find anything...

PeterParkerSays Mon 12-Aug-13 12:32:49

Pair of strappy wedge sandals. Never been worn. I have thin ankles but have the strap on my left foot on the biggest hole, so I guess that's why their previous owner had donated them.

£2.50, worn all summer.

Oh, and a Joules top, looks like new £2.75.

Some thing are meant to wait in the Charity shop until you go to get them.

MisselthwaiteManor Mon 12-Aug-13 12:37:00

envy I can never find anything good!

GhostsInSnow Mon 12-Aug-13 12:42:23

A boxed 1970's toy priced at £11. More than I'd normally pay but bought it anyway. Kept it and enjoyed it for a while then eventually decided to eBay it. £800 later I discovered it was a very rare little thing indeed and very few were made. We were struggling at the time so it made a huge difference to us.

I also bought a vase once, in the shape of a womans head. I paid a whole £1 for it and it was a great bit of Kitcsch, I love it. DH hated it with a passion, lived with it for a month and I bowed to his hatred and eBayed it. It made just over £100.

I still scour charity shops now, but never found anything anywhere near as good as those again.

jojane Mon 12-Aug-13 12:58:53

wasnt charity shop but a car boot, a huge box of wooden railway and thomas trains for £15, i priced it up and was about £500 worth!!

MiaowTheCat Mon 12-Aug-13 13:18:15

I've had a fair few designer bits of kids' clothes - but I'm in and out of our local ones fairly regularly.

Also found a few incredibly irritating toys that within 5 minutes you realise EXACTLY why they went to the charity shop!

doorbellringer Mon 12-Aug-13 13:22:21

I bought a Coast silk dress still with tags on saying £125 last week. The guy in the charity shop said that was the most expensive thing in the shop. I said I've got expensive taste wink

AmazingBouncingFerret Mon 12-Aug-13 13:22:35

I love hearing about good charity shop finds. They make me smile because everyone is winning. the original owner gets rid of something they no longer want/need, the charity shop receives much needed funds and they put a grin on the buyers face for the day. (Or in CharlieHunnams case a whole year! £800 wow, that's amazing!)

AmazingBouncingFerret Mon 12-Aug-13 13:24:35

I've just found the last coloured scarf I need to start making my patchwork cushion covers. Pink, turquoise, mustard yellow, purple and bright green. They are going to be epic.

I coveted a pair of the roll top timberland boots in the Brown and pink limited edition colours...but wasn't paying £80+ for them...nor would anyone buy them for me grin

Went into the charity shop to drop stuff of...and there....on the shelf, in all their glory, was the boots...I looked at them in a longing way and realised they were in my size and brand new with the tags...£3.99 grin grin best find ever!

GoodTouchBadTouch Mon 12-Aug-13 13:33:59

Funny you should say that, I don't usually go as far the charity shop area, but today found 4 pairs of brand new, boxed ugly as hell lelli kelli shoes. Selling them. Also 2x still packed mamas and papas baby sleeping bags and a big box of mixed lego in the same shop smile

AmazingBouncingFerret Mon 12-Aug-13 13:35:55

I once found 2 bags full of ELC and schleich animals for £3 each. I almost trampled my DS in my haste to get them bought! grin

username3 Mon 12-Aug-13 13:37:58

Wow - great finds! We only have a very expensive Oxfam near us that sells designer stuff!

We did have a lovely dress shop near us that sold samples (I was very skinny then). I bought a dress (labelled, so kosher) for a wedding for £30 and saw it a few weeks later for sale in a posh department store (so current season) for £225.

RustyHalo Mon 12-Aug-13 13:42:29

Once found a pair of black leather shoes worth £50 in charity shop for £3. Still in box, looked like they'd never been worn & perfect fit for DS. Best school shoes he's ever had.

pigletmania Mon 12-Aug-13 13:46:17

Wow all these lovely finds. I might e bay my vintage Masters of the Universe toys see how much I get

its not exciting but i bought a very nice much needed vase for £1.25! total bargain! and its lovely grin

oscarwilde Mon 12-Aug-13 13:56:30

2nd Edition hardback set of books written by Churchill, all immaculate in their original dustcovers for £10. Thousands of copies printed (bestseller of it's day) but I love owning them even though I haven't gotten around to reading them, his style of writing is verbose

BeaWheesht Mon 12-Aug-13 14:02:47

Ds got about 15 doctor who figures for £3 at a car boot and a toy car garage for 50p which was massive and immaculate. Ds is always jammy though, he looked at a box of action men at the car boot but had spent all his money and the man came running after him with them for free, there were about 15 in immaculate condition with accessories. I saw one of the hats on eBay for about £10 and was going to list it but the bloody dog ate it. Am not ebaying any of the rest as will pass on the good karma once dd and ds finished with them.

Greydog Mon 12-Aug-13 14:07:37

DH got a Ted Baker suit the other weekend for £39.00. He asked me if was a good price. When he saw their website prices he nearly had a turn!

olidusUrsus Mon 12-Aug-13 14:23:26

Love this thread! I work in a charity shop and I'm not really involved with donation sorting, so I love admiring all the treasures people find at the till smile

ExtremeCouponQueen Mon 12-Aug-13 14:31:14

Christian Louboutins for £45
Chest of drawers £20
Double p&t buggy £50

Greatdomestic Mon 12-Aug-13 14:53:24

Last year, a CC dress with the tags still on at £129, I got it for a tenner.

Tuppenceinred Mon 12-Aug-13 15:00:09

Monsoon silk dress, fits like a glove and really elegant - £8.50, retail £150 - looks unworn.
Immaculate Save the Queen tops x 4 at £3.50 each! Kept two and Ebayed two to raise over £100.
Many good label jackets for work over the last couple of years, all for about a fiver. Brands like Planet and LK Bennett.
Can you tell, I love charity shop shopping? grin

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 12-Aug-13 15:01:23

Calvin Klein jeans for DD $8 (never worn) and a whole unopened Potato Head family that she had coveted for eons and I wasn't buying because they were more than $30 for $7.

I live in Canada in case anyone thinks I'm scouring the whole world for bargains.

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