Thrift Store Find: Ink Cartridges

by Christina Brown · 4 comments

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Thrift Store Find: Ink CartridgesWe had a bit of time to kill before we had to go to our sons’ parent teacher conferences, so my husband suggested we stop at Goodwill.

I was just planning to browse, until I discovered the ultimate thrift store find: ink cartridges.

I found a total of 6 brand new black printer ink cartridges for my HP printer for just $17.97 plus tax.  If I had bought those same ink cartridges at full price, I would have easily spent $90 or more!

Between coupons and school projects, we print a lot of things, so I was thrilled to score such a great deal on printer ink.  Unfortunately they didn’t have any color cartridges for my printer, so I’ll just have to keep an eye out for sales.

Thrift store shopping can be a lot of fun because you never know what bargains you’ll find.  The key to successful thrift store shopping is to make sure you only buy what you need, stick to a budget, and spend some time looking.  You just might be pleasantly surprised at the savings.

Your turn:  What thrift store finds have you made recently?  Go ahead – Brag a little!

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1 Jen November 14, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I came across a complete set of 6 Pottery Barn dishes! 6 salad bowls, 6 dinner plates, 6 cake plates and 6 mugs for $30! Luckily, the “Emma” pattern is still in stock, so I was able to complete the set at my local Pottery Barn!


2 Christina Brown November 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

That is an amazing find, Jen! And if you keep your eyes out, you may be able to get more pieces on clearance when Pottery Barn starts to phase out the design. Excellent score!


3 Amy November 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I’ve notice on many occasions when I have needed/wanted something that if I have some patience I can usually find it at Goodwill for a reasonable price. Fanny pack for my son’s inhaler, 2 new matching bedskirts for my daughters’ room, a sun visor, khakis for my husband are all items that I’ve picked up…right now I have my eyes open for pieces to match my china set that is 15+ years old. I’m hoping that enough people have broken theirs that they will buy new sets and donate their unbroken pieces to Goodwill.


4 Christina @ Northern Cheapskate November 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

You definitely have proof that patience pays off, Amy! As for your china set – keep an eye on estate sales, too – you may find some decent deals there, too!


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