Friday, July 16, 2010

Thrifting for Fun and Profit - Appliances


In the past I have tended to ignore the shelves in the back of the thrift store that are filled with electronics and appliances. Too boring - no color or texture to draw me in. But sometimes you find treasures back there, too. I can't count the numbers of bread machines I've found for friends at $8 a pop - some of them expensive brands. Yesterday I found a Cuisinart ice cream maker. No manual, but that's not a reason not to get it - you can find most any owner's manual online. (I found the one for this item easily once I got home.) With the economy in the shape it's in,
don't overlook the local thrift store as a cheap source for expensive appliances. Even frivolous ones like an ice cream maker.

4 comments:

The WoodLand School said...

SCORE!!!

You have inspired me (yet again!) to be a better thrifter. Thank you :-)

Carol said...

This is similar to the one I have. Homemade ice cream is not cheap to make, but its better than any you can buy and its fun too! You are gonna have a blast!!

靜容林 said...

Make hay while the sun shines...................................................

Eileen said...

Very good advice!!

(I have just been told that one can often find walkers at thrift stores, too - looks like I'm going to take advantage of that knowledge soon. You might need it for dh, as well, so I thought I'd mention it... my love and best wishes to you both)