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2x4s
Paint
drylok
plywood
LEDs
Wiper Motors
[neumatic cylinders
air compressors
candy
latex heads
burlap
chicken wire
skulls
the list goes on and on and on and on
Add to this list, anything Halloween related from second hand stores like Salvation Army and Value Village. I shopped for Halloween there before it was 'trendy' and then there were deals to be found. (I still shop in the 'regular' section for items that the store wouldn't deem 'Halloween' but that works for my props and costumes.)

Those stores have caught on to the money pit Halloween can be and charge ridiculous prices for both new and used items. I once considered a 'new' costume because I was desperate for a couple of items in the box. The dress was torn. I guess it had been returned and rewrapped as 'new'. I asked the clerk what the discount was be and they said there wouldn't be discount because it was a 'new' costume!

People donate to those stores because they believe they are supporting non-profit organizations. But only a max of 10% goes to the charity. These stores are overpricing these items to latch on to a trend. Silly little deco items that should be $.25 or $.50 are priced at $3.99 or more. It's criminal.
 

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The LED paintings at 99 Cent Plus. I think they were $1.99 and I saw them selling on ebay as high as $40. Haven't checked lately but I'm sure the price is way down since so many people tried to jump on that gravy train.
wow, that's completely ridiculous!
 

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I really haven't looked for anything this year so I'm out of the loop. But I was reading about what you said about the prices in thrift stores. Most I shop at say the lowest price they have is $ .99. And you are right, some of the stuff should be priced at .50. Heck, at those prices the can't even under sell Dollar Tree. And they get all their supply for free. Just curious, when they clear their shelves of stuff that didn't sell, do they send it to another thrift store, or what happens to it?
 
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