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Subject: Another cool find
Date Posted: 5/8/2008 1:56 PM ET
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Went to the thrift store and found a copy of Indigo Blue by Catherine Anderson for 30 cents - in good condition:)  How cool is that?

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 2:10 PM ET
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That is ridiculously cool and is a once in a lifetime moment.  Are you sure you didn't bribe the store keeper with a beefcake bookmark and she took the book off her keeper shelf in the back store room?

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 2:55 PM ET
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Kim, if I knew what to look for other than the obvious, I could probably load up on cool finds. In my area, there are 2 UBS, tons of thrift store, salvation army places, and a huge flea market that has 2 UBS's in it . Plus the FOL has a sale every Monday night.

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 3:06 PM ET
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You guys need to invest in a copy of this bad daddy right here: Collecting Romance Novels

Granted, it was published before a whole lot of things that are currently collectible (1995), but I still use mine a lot, and I've found a bunch of collectibles that are listed in there.

And Monica, no, I don't have anybody watching my back at the thrift store, although beefcake bribes might be a good idea:P  I almost had to wrestle some crazy lady for this book today.  We were both standing in the book section when the girl brought out the cart to put some new stock out.  I saw it on the bottom shelf of the cart, and of course the alarm bells went off, but they have this rule there that you have to wait until it's on the shelf to get it.  I don't think this other lady even knew what the heck it is, but she was grabbing everything she could lay her hands on all left & right - even falling apart magazines & crap.  I just managed to get my cart in between her and the shelf the girl put this book up on, and then I casually bent over and nabbed it.  I wouldn't even put it in my cart.  I kept it in my hands the whole time I was in there:P



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Date Posted: 5/8/2008 3:26 PM ET
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lol -- cat fighting in the book store.  Gotta love it ;p

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 9:47 PM ET
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actually the lady who owns the local ubs told me that there was a big fight at halfprice books...a lady found a rare book on the bargain shelf and was going 'wow look w hat i found' and another bi*ch grabbed it right out of her hands in front of witnesses. turned out the management took the book when they realized it was 'priced incorrectly' or some crap like that so neither one got the book. but that's some gall to grab something right out of someone's hand..I think I'd be too ashamed to live if I did something like that...but cart maneuvering is right up my alley and fair in my book! :-)

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 11:04 PM ET
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The other weird thing about this woman in the store, she kept talking to herself the whole time.  And I don't mean like muttering or whatever either.  I mean like she was having animated out loud conversations with herself, and I'm standing there trying to keep an eye on this book and act all casual, and you've got Sybill over there, discussing the pros and cons of some 'Cooking with Emeril' book with one of her multiple personalities.  And the stock girl is, of course, oblivious to the entire thing.  She probably thought the crazy lady was talking to me, for that matter.  It was a real Twilight Zone moment, lemme tell ya.

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 11:11 PM ET
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ROFL!!!!  

That is hysterical, Kim.

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 6:17 PM ET
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Are you sure she didn't have a Blue Tooth in her ear.

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 9:34 PM ET
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I hate to say it, but, it has been my experience, for the most part, when I go in to thrift stores, there is usually some older woman talking to herself.  And this was even before blue-tooths.  And if you happen to make eye contact with said person, they then try to engage you in a conversation. 

 

 

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 10:00 PM ET
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I admit, I talk to myself.  I try and keep the conversations to a whisper when I'm in a store by myself though.  I don't think I've ever gotten very loud.  Well, except at work and they're all used to it by now!

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 10:50 PM ET
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This was some nutty, anorexic looking lady.  Maybe 60-65, but in constant motion, like a hyperactive kid.  She kept talking non-stop, and yeah, she did address me and a few other people who were nearby, but I couldn't make much out of what she was saying.  She'd walk away and then come back - did this several times.  She was waving her hands and blabbering something about some books that were on the shelf, but I have no idea what they were.  I just smiled and nodded like whatever she was saying was realy interesting - y'know, while I was slowly widening the distance between us and looking around for the nearest exit...:P

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 9:04 AM ET
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We  have a lady like that who hangs out at one of the local shopping centers.  While overall we're sure she's harmless, we have to watch her because every now and then she tries to hold one of our kids!  She went to try and remove DS and my friend's daughter from the stroller one day--uhhhh, NOT!!!!