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Found a famous artist's edition print for 25$ at a local thrift shop. Got it appraised today and it is worth between $1500-$2000!!!

Found a famous artist's edition print for 25$ at a local thrift shop. Got it appraised today and it is worth between $1500-$2000!!!

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Found a famous artist's edition print for 25$ at a local thrift shop. Got it appraised today and it is worth between $1500-$2000!!!

I'm quite an art geek. I love art inside and out. I have always heard of stories where someone has found a famous artist's painting or piece at a thrift shop, and I have always wanted to find one too.

When I saw the piece I found, I really got so excited and had a bit of a freak out moment! I was so happy! I couldn't believe it!

Anyway, I hope you all keep your eyes peeled at your local thrift shop. Who knows if you can find a famous artist there, I certainly did!

You always hear about these stories but you said it first thing, you're an art geek. It takes an art geek to notice that picture. I would have walked right past it and not even given it a glance.

That is awesome!

Take the time to become an expert in some type of antique or another collectible niche. I regularly come out of thrift stores with items for 10x less than their true value just because 99% of the population has no idea what they are truly worth to collectors.

Don't let ur frugality ruin friendship

Don't let ur frugality ruin friendship

I was so close to ruining my friendship today by being way too cheap. I haven't seen this friend of mine for close to a year and I was keep suggesting cheap fast food place for dinner. My friend eventually got a bit pissed at me saying "Don't be too cheap on friendship".

In hindsight, I was wrong. I kept pestering him to find the cheapest place possible when I could have spend a little more to have a quality time.

Just want to let u know guys that friendship is worth more than saving 5dollars

I apologized at the end, so I think everything is cool.

I think it is important t to recognize the difference between frugal and cheap. Being cheap will upset family and friends. As an FYI, a good frugal solution could’ve been to have them over for dinner. A good home cooked meal would have been much cheaper and shows your friend you are making an effort not only to see them but also do something nice for them.

being frugal and being cheap are not the same thing, the is what most in this sub seem to be missing

This. I made a breakfast casserole yesterday before the World Cup. A bunch of friends came over, everyone was stoked on having breakfast ready at kickoff, and they brought the beer. Win-win!

This. I have a very cheap cousin. She visited me with her husband and we made plans for dinner. I reserved spots at a nice restaurant, meals were reasonable but not cheap. She and her husband ate dinner before meeting me, then didn’t want to order anything while I sat there eating alone. It was really weird and awkward. Do not recommend.

She makes at least twice what I do too..

Gotta get that last little bit...

Gotta get that last little bit...

Not close enough to the head pls

Why don’t we ever think about the toothpaste tube’s feelings? :/

ROFL

Great thrift store find!

Great thrift store find!

I love thrift stores for dinnerware.

One of my old friends has nothing but mismatched dinnerware. When we go over to her house, she serves each person based on what type of plate/bowl she thinks they will like. Can be quite conversational and.. frugal!

Waay overpriced to begin with.

That much for EACH piece?? What percentage off is this?

Before taxes it would have been $617.6 so I got them at around 93% off

I hope this is allowed here.

I hope this is allowed here.

Not everyone on reddit is a weeb. So here's what this means as far as I can tell.

Yakiniku means grilled meat. The set is a combo meal and, in this instance, by removing the meat you can get the rest of the set half off, which in this case is fresh fruit and soup. Also, 200 Yen is about $1.89 USD.

By comparison, the narrator is saying rice is 200¥ but so is the combo (minus the meat) which results in more food at the same cost.

It isn't a question of a bowl of rice vs. soup and fruit though.

The set is grilled meat, rice, miso and some fruit. What the character in the comic is doing is ordering in a way that gets him some miso and fruit for free.

What manga is this LMAO

PSA: nobody cares that you got eggs for 50 cents or a steak for $2. Those posts have literally no value. Pun intended. goodbye /sub/frugal, unsubscribed

PSA: nobody cares that you got eggs for 50 cents or a steak for $2. Those posts have literally no value. Pun intended. goodbye /r/frugal, unsubscribed

I mean, you're right but is the dramatic "Unsubscribe" bit necessary?

Would someone please start a sub where the mods auto ban anyone who pulls that crap? The front page of this sub is full of people taking about how they scored a cheap gift for someone. The mods obviously don't get the problem, so fine, I'd rather find a sub that does.

I am busy. I come here to find info that I can use on how I can save money. If a FRIEND calls me up to exclaim about the bargain they just found, then great I will validate their excitement. But everybody else? All the hundreds of people who post about their lucky charm bracelet they found in the dumpster? Truly very sorry, but no time for that.

frugal with your subs, i like it

That's not a pun.

I built a couch from free materials off Craigslist.

I built a couch from free materials off Craigslist.

/sub/roastmycouch

That’s not how this works, that’s not how any of this works.

When I was a kid there was a homeless guy who build an entire apartment out of a dumpster.

Couch? Maybe an L shaped bed but, not a couch.

LPT: Pay for groceries with spare change using the Self-Checkout lane. You don't upset a cashier and you save 12% by not using Coinstar

LPT: Pay for groceries with spare change using the Self-Checkout lane. You don't upset a cashier ...

My bank has a coinstar that doesn't take a fee. It prints out the amount and you bring it to the teller to add to your account. Might be another option? Or use the gift card option without the fee. I do Amazon since I definitely use it.

But if I pay for groceries in cash I lose out on 6% AMEX cashback

I've never seen a coin slot like that in a grocery checkout machine. Ours are just tiny slits, one coin at a time.

this is actually a LPT I might use (though my bank has a fee-free coinstar-like machine, so I never pay the fee anyways)

Saved myself £40 by cutting my own hair

Saved myself £40 by cutting my own hair

You've done a fine job on your hair, but you've smeared your mascara something chronic...

still cant believe how expensive haircuts are for women, good job!

It's a hell of a mess!

It looks great!

I've been doing this for years. Luckily I have really curly/wavy hair, so any unevenness won't be very visible.

I only recently bought a hair-scissor though, and even though I only bought a really cheap one on ebay, it makes a big difference. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who's considering cutting their own hair.

Wanted to give the kitchen a face lift without breaking the bank... $100.00 later.

Wanted to give the kitchen a face lift without breaking the bank... $100.00 later.

That is a really great improvement. Now your kitchen looks modern and chic. The black looks so nice with the stainless appliances. Excellent choice.

Why didn't you paint the island?

We're doing the island today.

Rust-Oleum makes a kit... No sanding needed. It's s 4 step process, very easy however it does take some time. $75 for the kit... With everything finished you see in the picture we only used about half of what comes with the kit... That $75 will take you a long way.

Try one of these subthreads