WE SOMETIMES FORGET THE FAMILY CAR IS STILL A PRETTY NEW DEVELOPMENT…
Sure, your grandparents had one but in the grand scheme of things being able to travel across the country with relative ease and palatable expense might as well be a current event. For those of you who teethed on Power Ranger toys the perspective is hard to view but when you see great collections like this it starts to make a lot more sense. During the middle of the last century almost everyone had the opportunity to travel further, cheaper, then ever before and people LOVED it. Souvenirs like these abounded on jackets and bumpers celebrating the luxury of coast to coast vacations. Our north hills shop was lucky enough to receive this extra cool donation this week, over 40 different patches in all with a few non-travel vintage pieces like the Snoopy patch thrown in for good measure. We are offering the entire lot for $89.99, starting today!
IT’S NOT TOO EARLY TO GET A TAX DEDUCTION FOR NEXT YEAR!
That’s right thrifters! Money saved is money earned and when you donate to the AMVETS charity your donations are always TAX DEDUCTIBLE! A harsh, extra long winter has meant a huge downturn in our donations so we need your help! Remember, not only are your donations tax deductible, but donating and reselling previously owned items has fantastic environmental benefits and you are helping support American military veterans as well! Our trucks pick up daily and all you have to do is give our scheduling office a call and we can come right to you! For more info or to schedule a pick up call 412-937-9010. Going to be in the area? We will gladly accept your donations at either location during business hours and an employee can provide you with a tax deduction form. Thank you Pittsburgh, we appreciate your support!
LOOKIN’ FOR SOME LP’S COWBOY?
It’s been a great couple of weeks for vinyl around our Greentree store and if you are a country & western fan it just got even better. Now Kenny Rogers makes great chicken and all but when we start seeing Hank Williams Sr. records floating in, then we start getting excited. Someone was apparently a huge collector during the Hee-Haw era of country and we got a LANDSLIDE of records, everything from good to great. There’s original Hank, Cash, Patsy Cline, and of course the usual suspects like Charlie Rich and Ernie Ford. We even got one or two autographed pieces. All and all, it’s probably one of the best country donations we have ever had. So regardless of wether your country and western leans towards Conway Twitty or the Louvin Brothers I think we pretty much got something for every collector. So saddle up your steed and swing by before it gets too picked over, we are open until 5pm today and 8pm tomorrow!
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING OUTSIDE PITTSBURGH, WE HAVE JUST THE GEAR TO DO IT!
Thrifters, we still have A TON of fresh and new name brand sportswear and sporting goods for sale at our Greentree superstore! All your favorite brands, men’s, women’s and youth gear all at fantastic prices. If you haven’t scoured these racks yet you are missing out! No matter wether your sports favorites are indoors or out, we know you will find a great deal right now. But don’t wait TOO long! This selection won’t last forever so don’t get left out in the cold this spring and summer. Grab your friends, start the car, and come pay us a visit Pittsburgh!
WHAT WERE WE SAYING LAST WEEK ABOUT HOW MUCH OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE INSTRUMENTS?
Well, have we got something for you today! A spectacularly cool donation, a 1928-1934 Gibson UB-1 banjo ukelele! This old fella came to us in a bit of disrepair but with it’s amazing patina and sound we couldn’t let it go to waste and enlisted the local experts at south side’s Pittsburgh Guitars to help bring it back to life. Scott and the crew took our patient under their collective wing and now he’s repaired, restrung, tuned and ready to play again! These antique Gibson uke’s are in huge demand these days thanks to folk and bluegrass revivals, and when they are in good playable order like our guy here you can bet your lunch money they are a great investment and recent sales have done nothing but drive the values up. We are offering our splendid little UB-1 for $499.99, available through our Greentree location. We encourage you to stop down and have a look, it is certainly one of the most interesting and beautiful pieces we have ever had. A special thanks to the Pittsburgh Guitars crew for taking such good care of us, if you need anything in the guitar realm, go see them, they won’t let you down and they are as nice as the day is long.
WE’LL TAKE SPRING CLEANING OVER SPRING BREAK ANY DAY!
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TAKE A LOOK!
If you are a pop culture junkie like most of us here are, little finds like this are practically catnip. What did we find? Well some kind soul donated over 20 vintage and antique children’s tray puzzles (which wouldn’t be all that exciting but…) dating back all the way to the 40’s! The lot includes Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Strawberry Shortcake, 60’s Filntstones, Disney, Hulk Hogan, and much more. This is the kind of collection somebody took a little time on and we are super excited to offer the entire lot for $49.99. Stop on down to our Greentree location and have a look! It’s raining again in Pittsburgh, that means it’s time to thrift, right?
BREAK OUT THE D20’S AND THE TAKEOUT MENUS, IT’S GONNA BE A LONG WEEKEND!
Our Babcock Blvd location just sent this hefty stack of late generation (d20 system) Dungeons & Dragons books to the sales floor, everything you need to get a campaign going short of, well, dice! For those that have spent some time dungeon dwelling you will note right away there’s pretty much everything you need for both sides of the table. For those who may still be on the “pencil and paper” game fence, these manuals will run you $25-$40 on average but not here! You can grab the entire lot for a meager $99.99. So grab your ranger, your half orc paladin, and your trusty steed and head on over to the North Hills and grab these up today, the beholders await!
HOW MANY DIFFERENT SHADES OF AWESOME CAN ONE LICENSE PLATE BE? LOOKS LIKE ABOUT 3.
If you live anywhere near our Pittsburgh shops and you are over the age of 30 you most certainly remember Oakland’s Syria Mosque. Constructed in 1911 the venue was home to countless legendary shows and performances as well as being considered the birthplace of “network” television. This pretty darn amazing vintage plate most certainly originated from a member of that legendary lodge. SO, let’s count the ways:
1.Masonic (and who doesn’t love a good secret society)
2. It’s a bicentennial piece (both american and pop culture catnip)
3. And it’s Pittsburgh-centric as the Mosque hold a special place in most music lovers from the 412.
So this plate gets our vote for “most amazing license plate of the month.” If you would like to purchase or ogle this piece it is available for $22.99 at our Greentree location starting today. For those driving we have ample clown car and go-cart parking at the front of the building…
MORE NINTENDO IN TODAY!
Greentree just received a great little Nintendo donation, a blue Nintendo DSi and 16 games! The handheld is missing a charging cord so it’s being sold as-is but it looks great and has very little wear. There is a great selection of games to go with it including several Mario titles, Namco, Sonic, and more! You can snatch the whole lot up starting today for only $69.99! Mom and Dad, that’s a small price to pay for a few days of peace and quiet, right? Weather looks like it’s going to improve in the next few days Pittsburgh, let’s start cleaning out those closets and garages, it’s thriftin’ season again!