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Thrifting Scavenger Hunt and White Elephant Auction!

As suggested by the group (I think it was David) and heartily seconded, we are going to do something just for FUN! See below for info on the Auction!


A Thrifting Scavenger Hunt and Raffle! 

We will meet at the restaurant by 9:30 for breakfast/coffee, to form teams (drawn from a hat) and you'll be given your thrift store maps and List of Items to find. I'll be there at 9AM, so if you want to come early, feel free. Once we are all assembled, you're off! 

• You and your team can travel in any direction you want. You probably don't want to be sourcing the same stores as other teams! 

• Might as well carpool and get to know your teammates a little better (part of the whole idea!)

• When you find an item, you can either buy it or take a picture of it with the price tag visible. 

• You must find your stuff at thrift stores. No regular retail or your house or anything like that.

• You will have 2 hours to shop/search. Everyone will reassemble at the restaurant by 12 Noon and we'll check your finds, exchange stories, and give out the prize over lunch. 

• A prize will be given to the team who found the most on the list (items/pics combined). 

• Friends and family 18 & over are welcome to come play, too. They don't need to be part of or even interested in our business, just want to have some fun! The more the merrier! They do need to realize they will probably not be on the same team as you, though, since we are drawing teams from a hat. 


To cover the cost of prizes, we will be having an auction during lunch. 

I know each of you has something that despite your best efforts is still haunting your inventory shelves and you are ready to write it off! 

Bring it along, instead and donate it to the auction! We all know that one man's trash is another man's treasure! That's one of the basic tenants of our business!


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  • Sandy

    Oh, no! Once again we forgot to take pics of the group!

    1 · August 18, 2013

    • Lois P.

      Sandy, I thought of that too, last night after I went to bed! I don't know why not a one of us thought of it at all during the hours long event. Guess we were too busy taking pics of thrift items.

      August 18, 2013

  • Rick S.

    Really a fun, knowledgeable and caring group. Glad to have been a part of this fun day!

    August 18, 2013

  • Lois P.

    What a great experience. I learned a few things today. Like how much I need a smartphone. Seriously, learned how to get thru a thrift store quickly, but profitably; how to find some popular sellers, and how productive ( and sometimes therapeutic) a thrifting experience can be. I enjoyed meeting and working alongside new people, and seeing old friends. I even met another Lois. That was really cool. Totally enjoyed this activity. Well, except for the heat of August.

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun. Nice meeting you. Look forward to future meet ups:)

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had fun and learned some things :). These are definitely knowledgeable and long time seller/good deal lookers in this group :)

    August 17, 2013

  • Sandy

    . . . and a fun time was had by all . . .!

    August 17, 2013

  • Nita A.

    Great fun and met some very nice people.

    August 17, 2013

  • Angela

    Very well organized. A ton of fun and exciting. A shame more of our members couldn't make it, but we still had a nice turnout, learned some things and got to know each other. Well done!

    August 17, 2013

  • Denise S.

    coming with Rick Stein

    August 16, 2013

  • ben m.

    not this time

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed yesterday's event I was involved in an accident right at 5pm. Company car is banged up but everyone was ok.

    August 9, 2013

    • Sandy

      Boy, I'd consider that a valid excuse! Glad you are ok!

      August 12, 2013

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