Where to get what you need – CHEAP
So, you’ve moved to SummitCounty and discovered it’s colderthan you thought, and you need moresweaters. Or jackets. Or board gamesto play when the weather’s reallynasty.Sure, there are factory outlet stores,Wal-Mart and Target, where youmay fi nd some deals. But if you’relooking for used items, there are afew places to try.Summit Thrift & Treasure,at 340 Fiedler Ave., in Dillon,sells half of its inventory at$1.99 or less. Plus, each day ithas a different sale, be it specialsfor seniors or half-price day onchildren’s clothes, games and toys.Volunteers accept donations from11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday throughSaturday.Buying on impulse is the bestway to go there, because items sellquickly.”People tell me all the time thatthey go home and think about it,and the next day, it’s gone,” saidstore manager Megan Norton.All of the proceeds help fund theFamily and Intercultural ResourceCenter’s programs. The nonprofi tassists families, immigrants andrefugees in Summit County.A special name-brand rack atthe thrift store might offer a LizClaiborne sweater or Gap khaki pantsfor $3.99 each. Movies, music andmost games are $1.99, and books areeven less.Speaking of books, The Friends ofthe Library sell books at each of thebranch libraries.And if you’re looking for used CDs,tapes or even vinyl, try AffordableMusic at 104 Village Place in Dillon.About 20 percent of the stock isused, with CDs ranging from $1 to$9. It also sells guitar strings andaccessories.Another thrift store in Dillon,Rainbow’s End at 119 LaBonte, offerseverything from old-time roller skatesto kitchen items and clothing. It’sopen from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every dayexcept Sunday, when it’s open fromnoon to 3 p.m.For Pets Sake benefi ts AnimalRescue of the Rockies. It offersclothing, housewares, books, linensand more. Look for it at 203 N. MainSt., Breckenridge (downstairs). It’sacross from Extreme Pizza and RedOrchid Restaurant.Rags to Riches, on 202 Main St.in Frisco, offers upscale clothing- no retreads from Wal-Mart.Clothes can’t be more than threeyears old. A pair of pants might gofor anywhere from $48 to $8. Thestore sells ski jackets, skirts, dresses,sweaters and some jewelry. As theweeks go by, the prices drop. Nextdoor, Little Rags sells used clothesfor infants, kids and teens.”They’re pretty picky about whatthey take,” said employee EvelynKeller. “It’s gently used, nicerclothes.”Funky Trunk Boutique is anotherupscale used clothing store onMain Street in Frisco.Treasures Quality Consignmentsat 209 Summit Drive in Dillonsells gently used home furnishingand accessories. Its inventorycomes from model homes, secondhomes in gated communities andremodels.Recycle Sports in Frisco(between Safeway and Wal-Mart)sells used skis, boards, outwear andother mountain gear. You can eithergamble and wait for the weeks to passfor the price to decrease, or you canbuy the good stuff as soon as you seeit.And don’t underestimate the powerof an ad; the Summit Daily News’classifieds has plenty of bargains.
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