HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT OUR COSTUMES YET?
Well, if you haven’t we still have LOTS to choose from along with bin after bin of hats, swords, wigs, things that pass for costumes at employee functions, masks, decorations and more. DON’T OVERPAY THIS YEAR! Do you have a sprout that wants to be Yoda? We have it. Want to be cop, fireman, something that requires eyelashes and a miniskirt? We have you covered Thriftsburgh. Let’s have a “green” Halloween this year guys and reuse, recycle, and repurpose as much as we can! See you soon!
CALLING ALL BABY BOOMERS!
Oh sure, toys have been around as long as kids have but it wasn’t until the cessation of world war II that the international toy industry really began to take shape. Following the signing of the ERP, also known as the Marshall Plan in 1948 by Harry Truman the Japanese began taking on a huge volume of the international toy manufacturing trade allowing american businesses to better focus on the marketing and development of new products aimed at the children’s market. These early efforts were quite often “tin litho” toys of various kinds like this 1948 Cohn Spanish Estate, a beautiful piece that originally featured a myriad of furniture but is still an amazingly expansive and detailed playset without. Our Greentree location has the playset and the original box and instructions available starting today for only $19.99, a great piece to start a collection with or just dress up your current one. Pay us a visit and take a look at this and many other antiques and collectables available at thrifty prices, we look forward to seeing you!
JUST IN: TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS HINDU STATUARY!
We are very proud to have such a markedly diverse clientelle, not only are they great customers but they bring us AMAZING donations! This is fantastic for many reasons, first being that having such a variety of cultures visiting the store means we can find a home for even more of our always changing merchandise, and often the donations that come in introduce our Pittsburgh regulars to many items they may have not seen before. This Hindu statuary at our Greentree location is a great example, forged and hammered from brass they make a beautiful set and feature 3 prominent hindu demi-gods. It appears to be possibly Lakshmi in the center, seated. The previous owner may have placed them in a garden setting originally, they have a beautiful robin’s egg blue patina from moisture but it only adds to their charm. This statuary can be a major investment to buy at retail but we are offering the set of 3, as-is, for only $199.99! It was a VERY busy weekend thrifters but our staff is hurriedly restocking the shelves so if the recent chill-down has you looking indoors come and pay us a visit, there’s a TON of new merchandise just added today!
IT’S MARKDOWN TIME!
That’s right thrifters! We’ve just made some HUGE markdowns in our Greentree store’s featured merchandise cases so if you’ve been on the fence about anything there you owe it to yourself to swing by and take another look, there are some phenomenal values and some DEEP price cuts too. Hope everyone is having a great weekend, don’t forget we are STOCKED for Halloween so save some cash and check with us first!
IT COULDN’T LAST FOREVER!
Man, oh man Thriftsburgh, did you see the low for today? 46 degrees! Yikes! It’s a good thing our clothing team is faster than a Nascar pit crew because you guys are going to need some jackets! We’ve been stocking up on winter outerwear at Greentree for months and now we are rolling it all out to make sure everybody gets a deal on something sharp! We have a FANTASTIC selection of colors, fabrics, and styles just waiting for you to browse so don’t delay, it’s definitely the best selection we’ve had in years! Sure, sure, you can try to resist but the cold PA breezes are coming, so save some bread and come pay us a visit, we look forward to seeing you!
IT MIGHT NOT BE PRISTINE, BUT IT’S STILL REEAAAAAALY PRETTY.
Well thrifters, sometimes you just can’t have it all. In the case of this amazing antique German Rolleicord art deco twin reflex camera we have a pretty scarce, incredibly beautiful, but unfortunately pretty rough camera. If you are a camera collector or enthusiast, here’s a chance to perhaps get into a satisfying rehab project, or if nothing else give your bookshelf a major curb appeal upgrade. Our Greentree store has this good looking old fella’ available starting today for an as-is price of $49.99, that’s a fraction of what you’d pay for a top shelf example so stop by and take a look!
COME TO 1960’S MIDDLE EARTH!
If you happened to have landed on the globe in the last 25 years, your perception of the Lord of the Rings canon is probably a whole lot different than your grandparents. For starters, it was very much propelled to popularity in the 60’s by the counterculture movement. It had intrinsic ties to the “cosmic explorations” of the day, and it’s popularity wasn’t really relocated to just fantasy and sci-fi circles. Merchandising wasn’t what it is now, and in pre-“Planet of the Apes” western culture most folks had yet to realize that a decent dorm room poster might enhance their life’s journey. So in 1965, when publisher Ballentine asked Minnesota born artist Barbara Remeington to create cover art for the 1965 paperback edition of “The Hobbit”, she didn’t even bother to read the book, she just asked a few questions and painted away. Hence, Barbara’s final artwork, as was reproduced in this 1969 poster has several things devoted fans will get a chuckle out of, namely geckos, frogs, and other assorted earthbound critters scattered amongst the layout. Coupled with the fact that the poster was only sold through bookstores and retailed for the equivalent of $30 in 2014, it meant very few of these vintage LOTR posters survived the 60’s, so a clean, crisp, framed version is a real treat. Rolled and loose examples of Remington’s classic poster can bid up to headache inducing heights in the U.S. and U.K. but if you come down to our Babcock Blvd. location you can grab this beautiful framed example for $199.99 starting today. This would make an AMAZING gift for a LOTR fan and with the final installment of The Hobbit films hitting the screens in December we may see it’s value hit an even greater peak before it’s all over! See you soon thrifters!
IS EVERYBODY WARMED UP NOW?
Have we had enough time to give up the beach towels and boat drinks yet? Yeah? So let’s get ready for Halloween! You think we were well stocked last week? Ha! We have no fewer than 6 full size racks FILLED with costumes plus bin after bin of masks and accessories on the floor at our Greentree store just waiting for you to shop! Don’t pay full price at the big box stores just for one night, we have a FANTASTIC selection at a fraction of what you will pay elsewhere. So grab your brood and do the zombie shuffle over to Noblestown Rd, all your contest winning costume supplies are RIGHT HERE!
THE LEGO MEGALOT IS BAAAACK!
We know how much you love them so here’s your fair warning, it’s up for sale RIGHT NOW! This is not a drill! These massive Lego lots are one of our customers’ ABSOLUTE FAVORITE things so we are always VERY excited to offer them. Tons of bricks, mini-figs, all different eras and themes are included, it’s a GREAT selection. If you are a Lego fan, or the parent of a lego fan you know these buildable bricks will empty your wallet faster than you can say “retail markup”, so here’s our thrift of the week: You can grab this very large, filled to the brim container with all the legos inside for only $99.99 starting today! Grab the gang, hop in the wagon, and head over to our Greentree superstore! There’s more new stock here than you can shake a stick at so let’s get thriftin’!
YOU’RE JUST ONE PURCHASE AWAY FROM PUTTING OUT YOUR VERY OWN DEMO…
In years past a 4-track recorder was fairly expensive investment for the up and coming rock & roller, but once you got your hands on one it meant one really awesome thing: A DEMO. You could actually record in the garage and get your sound out there without the benefit of a label and in fact, many, many bands got their start through underground demo trading, punk, metal, techno, hip-hop, this was how it all started. In an era almost defined by personal computing transforming itself into the smartphone revolution you can record a class act digital demo with nothing more than a $9.99 iPhone app. Regardless, analog magic still has it’s charms for many. SO, if you would like to give recording a try 80’s style, stop down to our Greentree store and check out this well maintained TASCAM 4-track analog cassette recorder “portastudio”, once a small fortune it’s available for only $29.99 starting today!