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? $3.94 (minis 20% because it was veteran's discount day, Ha!)
It was a bit dirty and dingy, but I got it home, washed it off with some Murphy's Oil Soap and hit it with some Orange Glow to polish it up. I have to say, it looks pretty darn good.
Alas, none of the pipes that may have gone with it were around, but none-the-less, I am pretty darn happy with my less than four buck haul.
BTW, this is my 500th post and I am a Full Member. You bastages are going to have to respect me!
Man you couldn't even ship it for that amount on feebay.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of uprightness: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs." Matthew 5:10
Nice score! Hipsters keep the Goodwills in Pittsburgh picked clean of anything good. Just a bunch of sweatpants, lidless Tupper ware, and CRT TVs...
I clothing shop exclusively at resale shops for the most part. Has a lot of the fashion I grew up liking that i can't find anywhere else.
Me too. Since I was teen. Haha I was a hipster from before it was word. Buying old leather, sweaters, denim, sports coats, and 70s tees. But that treasure is gone... Now you have to go to a 'Boutique' where they sell you goodwill finds for a premium. Andy Warhol types paying 1800$ for a desk that obviously came out of a school in the 80s.