Post by stogiebear on Oct 17, 2018 20:39:19 GMT -5
I occasionally find something good at Goodwill. But no pipe stuff yet. One time I scored an old Minolta with the 58/1.2 lens for $40. And a Xikar Xi2 for $2. And a few months ago I scored a recent model large Wacom for $30.
I was driving by my local Goodwill store the other day and thought I might stop to see if I could find an old serving tray to use for holding all of my stuff when I dry tobacco, fill pipes, etc etc, and low and behold, what do I see on the shelf?
A 24 pipe Decatur pipe stand! Price? $3.94 (minis 20% because it was veteran's discount day, Ha!)
It was a bit dirty and dingy, but I got it home, washed it off with some Murphy's Oil Soap and hit it with some Orange Glow to polish it up. I have to say, it looks pretty darn good.
Alas, none of the pipes that may have gone with it were around, but none-the-less, I am pretty darn happy with my less than four buck haul.
BTW, this is my 500th post and I am a Full Member. You bastages are going to have to respect me!
Man you couldn't even ship it for that amount on feebay.
"And he saw the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great linen sheet let down by the four corners from heaven to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts, and creeping things of the earth, and fowls of the air." Acts 10:11-12
Nice score! Hipsters keep the Goodwills in Pittsburgh picked clean of anything good. Just a bunch of sweatpants, lidless Tupper ware, and CRT TVs...
I clothing shop exclusively at resale shops for the most part. Has a lot of the fashion I grew up liking that i can't find anywhere else.
Me too. Since I was teen. Haha I was a hipster from before it was word. Buying old leather, sweaters, denim, sports coats, and 70s tees. But that treasure is gone... Now you have to go to a 'Boutique' where they sell you goodwill finds for a premium. Andy Warhol types paying 1800$ for a desk that obviously came out of a school in the 80s.