ANYBODY WANT TO GET INTO THE VENDING BUSINESS?
A very generous donation of 5 Antares/Snack Time vending machines was just made to our Greentree location. These are dissembled units and are untested, we are selling them as a lot, “as-is”. This is a great opportunity to grab these multi unit vending machines, which retail for around $800 each at a HUGE discount. There are bags of spare parts, new unused parts, signs and manuals, and we are letting everything go for only $749.99 for everything. These units are far to large for our sales floor so if you are interested please stop down and ask for a manager who can help you take a look at them.
HAPPY LABOR DAY 2014!
Enjoy the holiday Thrifters, and an extra special thank you to all our hard working employees who work diligently every day to help keep our customers happy and grow our business. You are all the best, THANK YOU!
WE LOVE PLAYSETS!
Don’t you? We have extra love for this 70’s possibly early 80’s unbranded vacuum formed prehistoric playset, it’s AWESOME. These vacuum formed playsets (as well as board games) were very popular during the middle of the last century for their pennies on the dollar production cost but were swiftly abandoned after the 80’s (when too many parents probably complained about their fragile nature). So, when you find one that’s frankly just not all busted up, we get EXCITED. There are no markings on it at all but it vaguely resembles some of the Mego playlets, so it may actually be a Tomland, Remco, or one of the other 8” knockoff brands. Bottom line? It needs action figures, looooots of action figures. So, If your families’ dinosaurs and cavemen need new stomping grounds, swing by our Greentree location and take this guy home, it’s only $19.99!
HAS THE 2014 PIRATES SEASON INSPIRED YOU TO TOSS THE BALL AROUND?
Well, you might wanna leave this vintage Honus Wagner softball glove in your display case but isn’t it cool? Dating from the 50’s/60’s this is a reasonably scarce little find that was donated to our Greentree store. Baseball fans (especially in Pittsburgh) will certainly be familiar with the Pittsburgh baseball legend’s name, and his path to the sporting goods business was eventful to say the least. Retiring from the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1917, Wagner and a business partner formed the Honus Wagner Sporting Goods Company in 1919, eventually selling it during a downturn in 1929, the new owner branding it the Honus Wagner Co. and continuing to produce merchandise under the Wagner name. As previously mentioned, this glove is from the 50’s/60’s and is very, very cool. The great patina and Wagner’s longstanding history makes this a great gift idea for a family baseball fan, and it’s available at our Greentree store for only $24.99.
EVEN MORE HALLOWEEN!
Well thrifters, it just keeps rolling out, OUR BEST HALLOWEEN SEASON EVER IS NOW UNDERWAY! There are already racks of costumes, tables of decorations and we aren’t stopping there! If you haven’t paid our Greentree superstore a visit since we began stocking for the big day YOU NEED TO COME TAKE A LOOK! Don’t pay big box prices for just one night, we have everything you need! The selection we have now will definitely be one of the best this season so don’t delay. If you have a sprout that is desperate to be a teenage zombie ninja princess we’ve got you covered. Let’s get ready to get some candy Thriftsburgh!
HALLOWEEN SEASON IS SO CLOSE IT’S SPOOKY…
IT’S ALMOST TIME THRIFTSBURGH!!! We are just as excited as you are! We are stocking the sales floor at our Greentree superstore right this very minute with bins of pumpkins, piles of skulls, and rack after rack of costumes! If you have never been to visit us during the holidays you WON’T WANT TO MISS IT! We will be stocking the racks and displays EVERY SINGLE DAY with new Halloween merchandise! We have an ENORMOUS SELECTION of vintage and current halloween so plan ahead to make several visits in the coming weeks, IT’S THAT GOOD! Ok, so who’s bringing the pumpkin spice coffee?
JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE, DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU CAN’T DRESS LIKE YOU DO…
Peter Max, the German born pop artist and designer whose trademark psychedelia embodied the look and feel of the 60’s in a way few others did was also vey fond of merchandising. So fond in fact, that for the period surrounding his famous 1969 TIME magazine cover and profile there were around 69 different companies licensing his work for everything from napkins to neckties. Andy Warhol is most commonly credited for first appreciating the artist as a “product” in the 60’s but Peter Max at the very least gave him a run for his money in that department. The scarf shown here is a gorgeous example of one of Max’s designs that was recently donated to our Greentree location. Most folks, even if they are not familiar with Max by name will recognize the style for his work on The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” album. These scarves are one of the more affordable categories of Max collectables, and this piece is available for only $39.99. Although most of us are still in the cutoffs and boat drinks mode, this would make a PERFECT holiday gift for a fashion inclined baby boomer. Halloween is making it’s way to the sales floor this week thrifters, time to start searching the racks for costumes!
HELP WANTED FOR OUR NORTH HILLS STORE!
Our North Hills (Babcock Blvd) location is currently seeking to add a full time employee to our cashier team. Candidates should be self motivated, reliable, and able to stand and work for a full 8 hour shift. The job would primarily consist of ringing out customers, answering incoming calls, and any other related duties assigned by the department manager.
Applications must be submitted in person at our North Hills location during business hours, no phone calls or emails please.
ANOTHER BACK TO COLLEGE ESSENTIAL…
What would the college experience be without “The Dead”, right? While the last generation enjoyed their Garcia and company the digital way, vinyl continues it’s generational revival and interest in hearing the band’s classic catalog in an all analog format has never been greater. A very kind soul dropped an exceptional vinyl collection off at our Greentree location last week which included, just to name a few, around 6 or 7 original Dead and solo Dead albums, along with some rarer Zeppelin, Arlo Guthrie, etc. It has been a FANTASTIC month for our vinyl thrifters and I think it’s going to be another busy, competitive weekend at “the racks”. To those of you that have hauled a few armloads out for us, THANK YOU! It’s a great pleasure to meet our online followers in person and especially so when they have a bunch of records in their hands and a smile on their faces! We did not get everything out before the weekend so if you stop by, make sure to revisit us during the week for more fresh platters!
IF YOU SPILL THAT JUICE ON MY NEW COUCH YOUR GRANDFATHER IS GOING TO TAN YOUR HIDE.
We took our shoes off before we came in the house, we promise. WOW. 1st of all, this painting is just flat out fantastic. Sure, it’s a little on the Starlite Mint side of the art game but this formal portrait done in 1959 is very well rendered and has a certain inarguable charm, an innately regal quality we really liked. Neither the artist or the subject have been recognized, but in 1959 the pose and presentation would suggest a corporate or much more likely a society portrait. A formal commission done with this level of skill would have been costly even at the time, further suggesting the subject herself may be of note. But who is it? The painting itself is in great shape, and at $49.99 it’s a small investment for such a charmer of a portrait. If the rain keeps you off the grass this weekend pay us a visit at our Greentree store, you can take a better look and who knows, you might be able to solve our little mystery!