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I Bought This Table For $8 and Sold It For $120 On eBay

As I've mentioned on this blog I frequent Montana Rescue Mission and St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Stores. The nasty, moldy table you see above was purchased at St. Vincent De Paul across the street from Cat Country on Montana Ave for a grand total of $8

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Thrift Store Finds Of The Week

The thrift stores in Billings are the gifts that keep on giving. In a conversation with one of the employees of St. Vincent De Paul he said what he thinks happens is when older people pass away their kids come from out of town to deal with their belongings and don't realize what the furnishings they bought in the 50's and 60's is really worth

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Thrift Shop Find Of The Week

Sometimes my thrift shop find of the week is a quality piece of mid century modern furniture that I got cheap but can sell for big money (4 or 5 times what I paid for it). This week it's something quirky but cool

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The World’s Greatest Superhero

When one spends as much time at thrift stores looking for bargains to resell as I do you find all kinds of off items. Remember the "Scholastic Guides" readers? I do but I don't seem to remember this guy

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Billings Thrift Store Find Of The Week

I'm beginning to live like a hoarder. I don't have boxes full of crap that I'll never use but my Montana Avenue apartment is difficult to negotiate anyway. Just last night at 3am I stubbed my toe twice on the legs of mid century modern furniture on the way to bathroom

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Thrifting… Hobby Or Sickness?

My co-worker Rick thinks I've become one of "those people"... the kind who go to thrift stores and garage sales and buy knick-knacks and become hoarders. Oh contrare... I do go to thrift stores like Montana Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and St

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My Thrift Store Find Of The Week

This week at our local thrift stores I hit the mother lode! I'm always able to find something cool here and there but this time I found a pair of Danish modern lounge chairs from either the late 50's or mid 60's

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Thrift Store Find Of The Week In Billings

As I've mentioned about a hundred times I live on Montana Avenue which is right down the street from St. Vincent's Thrift Store.

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Refinishing Furniture Is Hard When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing!

This Saturday I went on my weekly troll of the Magic City's thrift stores. For the first time in ages I didn't find anything worthy of spending money on BUT I did find a cool Mid-Century Modern petit desk at the Montana Rescue Mission Store on 24th just south of Grand Avenue

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My Thrift Store Find Of The Week

This gorgeous "Mainline by Hooker" dresser. I believe it was manufactured in the late 50's or early 60's. It's made of solid walnut. Depending on the website you go to it's worth anywhere between $500-$1000

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My Billings Thrift Store Finds Of The Week

On Saturday's I hit as many estate sales and thrift stores as I can. I'm looking for anything I can resell fairly easily on Craigslist or eBay.

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How To Lose Money On eBay

My thrift store habit is beginning to cost me money. I'm always looking for something cool at a great price. Some things I keep and some I'm looking to sell. Recently I bought this Courvoisier Bar Rail Mat (the kind they have at bars to pour shots on) at St

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