#1
Ok, charity shops, we all know them and we all love them (hopefully).

Just a query, what's the best thing you've ever seen or bought in one of these havens of vintage miscellania.

For me, it's my typewriter, which I got for a handy £2, and of course, my 1971 Casio 'learn 2 play' keyboard for a nifty £2.50.

Oh, and inb4 "CHARITY SH0PS SUXX0RZZZZ"
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#3
I got a copy of Milton's Paradise Lost for 30p the other day. To tell you the truth I don't go in them if I can help it, I'm an awful snob
The will to neither strive nor cry,
The power to feel with others give.
Calm, calm me more; nor let me die
Before I have begun to live.

-Matthew Arnold

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#4
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I got a copy of Milton's Paradise Lost for 30p the other day. To tell you the truth I don't go in them if I can help it, I'm an awful snob


I'm completely different, I scout them for cool stuff, my friend once got a really nice steel string acoustic for £5, because it had no strings and the hardware was a bit rusty. Funny though how in the end, it only cost him an extra £10 to replace the hardware and get some strings. £15 guitar, not bad at all.
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#5
lots of clothes and some rare books haha

oh and the limp bizkit remix cd and darren hayes Spin (mine got scratched)
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#6
There used to be loads of really awesome clothes from H&M in mine, which had been given there because there were tiny faults like really tiny holes. It stopped once we got an H&M here though because they couldn't really sell clothes there for £20 when you could get them for £3 in Oxfam...
#7
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I'm completely different, I scout them for cool stuff, my friend once got a really nice steel string acoustic for £5, because it had no strings and the hardware was a bit rusty. Funny though how in the end, it only cost him an extra £10 to replace the hardware and get some strings. £15 guitar, not bad at all.

Yeah, they can be good. My mate dragged me into an Oxfam bookshop once, much to my protesting, and I ended up finding another book as part of a collection I had been hunting in stores the last few weeks. Most pleasing.
Didn't change my snobby ways
The will to neither strive nor cry,
The power to feel with others give.
Calm, calm me more; nor let me die
Before I have begun to live.

-Matthew Arnold

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
#8
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There used to be loads of really awesome clothes from H&M in mine, which had been given there because there were tiny faults like really tiny holes. It stopped once we got an H&M here though because they couldn't really sell clothes there for £20 when you could get them for £3 in Oxfam...

lol that was probably me haha

im joking but i have taken alot of H and M clothes i dont like anymore to my local one
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#9
There was a 2-for-1 pack of porn videos in the window of a charity shop, i think it might still be there.
#10
An entire collection of early Van Halen vinyls, a lot of KISS ones and loads of individual ones by bands like UFO, AC/DC and Hendrix. Unfortunately I didn't buy any of them as, no matter how cheap they are, if you don't have a record player you can't hear them!

They're probably still in there to be honest so maybe soon if I can get a record player I'll pick them up.
#11
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An entire collection of early Van Halen vinyls, a lot of KISS ones and loads of individual ones by bands like UFO, AC/DC and Hendrix. Unfortunately I didn't buy any of them as, no matter how cheap they are, if you don't have a record player you can't hear them!

They're probably still in there to be honest so maybe soon if I can get a record player I'll pick them up.


I haven't got a record player, but curiously enough, I have a vinyl collection.
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#14
I've found tons of various items.

My main prize being a Willy Wonka-esque coat. Nice and soft, huge, red and yellow.
When you saw me sleeping
thought I was dreaming
of you...


I didn't tell you
That the only dream
Is Valium for me
#16
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I haven't got a record player, but curiously enough, I have a vinyl collection.


I have a few too. I would buy those things, because you'll be able to sell them on ebay in the future for LOADS probably.
#17
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There was a 2-for-1 pack of porn videos in the window of a charity shop, i think it might still be there.


oh go get them...could be the find of the year!


one of mine near me always smelt of piss
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#18
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I've found tons of various items.

My main prize being a Willy Wonka-esque coat. Nice and soft, huge, red and yellow.

Any chance of pictures?
The will to neither strive nor cry,
The power to feel with others give.
Calm, calm me more; nor let me die
Before I have begun to live.

-Matthew Arnold

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
#19
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There was a 2-for-1 pack of porn videos in the window of a charity shop, i think it might still be there.

I'm not entirely sure what's worse.

Buying porn from a shop like that, or imagining the weird bastard that donated it??

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Any chance of pictures?

No.

However, some friends and myself are headed around town over the summer videotaping some things you'll see it in, and I'm making a thread over what we're doing. So eventually...
When you saw me sleeping
thought I was dreaming
of you...


I didn't tell you
That the only dream
Is Valium for me
#20
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I haven't got a record player, but curiously enough, I have a vinyl collection.


Yeah, I wouldn't buy them just to sell on ebay, I'd have to get a record player if I were to buy them. It would be great if they had a record player in there too
Oh yeah, and a while ago I got a cassette of Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue! That's probably the best thing I've got from one before.

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I'm not entirely sure what's worse.

Buying porn from a shop like that, or imagining the weird bastard that donated it??




Get it.

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I've found tons of various items.

My main prize being a Willy Wonka-esque coat. Nice and soft, huge, red and yellow.


WOW! If I found something like that I'd totally wear it EVERYWHERE, haha, annoy/amuse the hell out of my friends.
#21
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I haven't got a record player, but curiously enough, I have a vinyl collection.

I can haz them?
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#22
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I'm not entirely sure what's worse.

Buying porn from a shop like that, or imagining the weird bastard that donated it??

best post ever!
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#24
My chairty shop horde, after much uploading:


First off, my pitiful SNES collection


My mother****ing MANDOLIN!!!!!!!


Found a cheap classical, so I stickered it up (if anyone steals my idea, I'll gut them)


Gonna hook these Tannoys up to my hifi soon enough, get some surround sound


Got the Guv'nor from the chairty shop, the hunk of wood I found, then painted
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#25
i always buy flannel, and if any vinyl is there i'd take that. Speaking of record players, my needle doesn't work. =(
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#27
Vinyl, random clothes, books etc. My little sis found a 1972 Kay acoustic for a fiver.