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  • You know, it's inevitable with every episode of Thrifts there's gonna be

  • somebody asking "why do you go to so many Goodwills? Go other places!" And I wish I

  • had more options as far as thrift stores, they're just the dominant chain in this

  • area so that's why I go to so many Goodwills. However, today I have found

  • somewhere that's a little bit different than a Goodwill. In fact it's a little

  • bit different than your normal thrift store, you'll see what I mean as the

  • episode proceeds. So yeah let's go thrifting!

  • As is tradition at this point

  • we're starting at a Goodwill, this one with the lucky rock out front. Here, have

  • an offering of a dollar, we'll see if that helps. Hm I guess not, because the first thing

  • I see when I walk in is this. Well this really SOCKS.

  • This doesn't though, although the price is a bit much: 150 bucks. "Vintage record

  • player," it says. Well yes it is that and much more. Turns out it is a General

  • Electric all-in-one transistor radio/phonograph player, with hookups and

  • adjustments for all sorts of things really, in a pretty neat little wooden

  • package. Well it's not little, it's substantial. You got this fold-out record

  • player down here, that's just a neat design. And a lot smaller than the gigantic

  • stereo floor units that I often see at Goodwills. Over in the glass cases we

  • have glass case things, including the expected cameras of dubious desirability.

  • Along with one of these things: an electro-mechanical Deluxe Computer

  • Baseball game, probably from the mid-70s, 1976-77. I have another version

  • of something like this, they're pretty neat. I thought this guy was pretty

  • friggin cool, really fascinating display going on there with the dials that

  • almost--I thought it was like an oscilloscopey kind of thing at first

  • but it doesn't appear to be. Still with the crosshairs it looks like something

  • that should be in some sort of aircraft, I like it. Over with the Nuvis and

  • flashlights I saw this little thing: a Vivitar digital camera, which I swear is

  • the cheapest thing I have ever felt. It just feels like nothing, runs on triple As.

  • It has a USB connection, internal memory I guess. Yeah I'm gonna get it

  • because it's cheap in just every sense of the word, so much so that I'm

  • curious. Saw this little thing on the shelf below that and was curious because of

  • the brand Agfa. This is an Agfalux, it is a flash module that actually folds

  • open, although it didn't get that on video. Yeah I don't see too many Agfa

  • things, much less these old flashbulb modules like this, so yeah I thought it

  • was kind of cool. Now this caught my attention, this is a

  • Skyrider bike. I don't know much about bikes but something about this really

  • drew me in... the red, the design, the way the spokes look, the chain protector, just

  • all of it. They were asking $99 for it and who knows if that was a good deal, either

  • way I thought it looked cool. Well here's something that I know a little bit more

  • about! Over in the CDs I saw a copy of Battle Bugs, an MS-DOS strategy game

  • where you control a bunch of insects and was released by Sierra back in the day.

  • I do have another version of this already but I know someone who's looking for a

  • copy so I picked this up, it was 5 bucks. And then over in the puzzles and board

  • games today there was quite a bit to choose from for someone such as me. Looks

  • like they'd just gotten in a bunch of boxed PC software and some Macintosh stuff.

  • Expert Landscape, Virtual PC, Nero 6 Ultra, OmniForm, Adobe Acrobat 4... you know,

  • a bunch of stuff that i don't want but a few things that i did and ended up

  • picking up. Was also very close to picking up this right here: Cad

  • Complete for the Macintosh. I don't know, I'm not really big on Macintosh stuff,

  • I would have bought this if it was for DOS. But it's just an early early Softkey

  • product, I don't see many of these in the box at all. All right onto another Goodwill

  • and it's quite nice outside today, I'm enjoying. And inside the glass case is

  • sword, haha. I don't know if this is like, from some property of something? It's a

  • hundred bucks, I'm sure someone can tell me like, what

  • this is. Or maybe it's just one of those generic ones that you find at like the

  • beach from some guy that smells like hot dogs. Checking out the glass case near

  • the registers and yeah, I'm seeing a lot of these cheapo VR headsets show up now,

  • they're littering Goodwills. And some console games, whatever nothing I need.

  • However this got my attention, this is a Tomytronic Slimline Speedway. For one

  • thing I love this case and for another, I don't know, it's just one of those early

  • portable monochrome black and white electronic games. Only thing holding me

  • back was the price of 25 bucks, which actually wasn't

  • that bad once I got home and looked it up, but oh well.

  • Heading to the back part of the store and what in the world

  • look at this industrial steampunk-looking beast. It's some gigantic saw

  • thing. Oh it's just a Craftsman bandsaw. Yeah whatever, I just don't see like

  • exposed saw blades at Goodwill very often. Over on this end cap over here I

  • saw a copy of Symantec PC Anywhere 32 version eight. You know I do like to pick

  • up software like this if it's in a big box, but my personal rule is like,

  • unless it's version one or two of the product I don't really care. I don't know

  • it's just what I like. Got a couple of Sims 3 things in here a dollar fifty

  • each. And a copy of Duke Nukem 3D, nice. Always happy to come across this, I don't

  • know it's still exciting for some reason. I've played it a million times I have a

  • million copies but it doesn't matter, it just makes me happy to see. And I'm not

  • sure if this makes me happy to see but there's definitely something I'm feeling

  • when I'm seeing this banana sitting on a knife display stand. It's like carved out

  • of a piece of tree. This is so confusing and it's just classic Goodwill. Ooh, there's a

  • whole stack of 45s down here with their sleeves. That's actually not the most

  • common thing at least in my experience. I usually see 45s just sort of shuffling up

  • against each other getting all scratched without any sleeves. I'm not a huge

  • collector of them, I pick them up every so often, but the fact they had all the

  • sleeves -- I appreciate that whoever owned these last. And as soon as I left filming

  • this some guy bought all of them at once so I guess there was something good in

  • there. Hmm what is this, looks like old tech! Cine-Kodak Editing Kit sixteen

  • millimeter, all right. Hmm well unfortunately all of the stuff that used

  • to be in here is pretty much gone, at least all the good stuff. Not that I

  • would have gotten it anyway but you know whatever. Still though, neat case,

  • I appreciate the packaging. And you *know* I appreciate this 8-track player over here.

  • Shiny chrome and black and some wood grain, aw yes, sweet looking-knobs and

  • switches and dials. Rarely do I bring kit like this home, but man are they

  • enjoyable to admire. And the shelf below that and I thought this was kind of

  • fascinating, this is a Radio Shack Tele Pone.

  • Yeah like telephone without the H. Essentially a Rolodex and you just put

  • in like, contacts, phone numbers and stuff.

  • And then you can key them up with those letters down there and it'll sort to them

  • automatically. Analog tech like this fascinates me, kinda like flip clocks and

  • you know just anything like that. Flippy things, they're neat! And I thought this

  • was just a clock but it turns out it is much more than that. This right here is

  • The Timermodel number X10-TC262. And yes this is an X10-compatible device

  • for all of you Oddware viewers out there. I'm not entirely sure how this works but

  • that's why I bought it: because I want to try it with my existing X10 system,

  • because I have that going where I can control a lot of stuff in my house with

  • my MS-DOS computer and if I can make more things happen with this timer?

  • Definitely getting this. And as I was leaving I noticed this ad for the Goodwill "Color

  • Me Goodwill Fashion Show." That just sounds fantastic somehow. Okay under the

  • tree to another Goodwill, here we go. Ooh hey in the puzzles and board games I see a

  • Learning Company logo, what is this? Nothing. Yeah I like a lot of Learning

  • Company games but when they started getting into this territory of just like

  • straight-up education? Nah man I want that edutainment! So this was kind of

  • interesting, this is a Sharp Aquos AVC system. Maybe the TV went with it and nobody

  • knew what it went with? Like, Sharp Aquos is a series of TVs, this is the control

  • box that goes with the TV, so seeing them separate is kind of odd. I do wonder if

  • there's any use for this outside of its intended situation. Now this this was

  • much more tempting, this is a Sony SL-2400 Betamax VCR. I dug a lot about this

  • except that it was not in great shape and when I turned it on the mechanism

  • was making some strange noises. It might have just needed new belts or something.

  • I don't know, either way I didn't get this one. One of them though, one of these

  • days. Up above that I saw a typewriter that caught my attention, because I mean,

  • look at the design of this thing! Green-topped keys, now those just look

  • friggin cool. It's an Olivetti Underwood Praxis 48. If I could get a modern

  • mechanical keyboard with those key tops I totally would. And as I was about to

  • leave the store I saw this here, which was a -- I don't know, it struck me as oddly

  • melancholy, kind of sad. "Unanswered prayers." Maybe it's

  • supposed to be encouraging because it was empty, so it's like "all your

  • prayers have been answered!" But at the same time it's just like, are you

  • supposed to put your unanswered prayers in there? I don't know it's making me

  • think too much. And finally one more Goodwill here and

  • it's this one. And inside the glass case, I don't know man.

  • This scouring pad holder just caught my attention: "I'll hold your scouring pad."

  • How direct and oddly friendly. Oh and hey look it's one of our local

  • mascots. The Tourists baseball team has a moon for a mascot. I don't know what the

  • story is behind that but he's a little disturbed. Whoa check out this very green

  • upright piano. It almost looks like it was painted by hand way after the fact, maybe

  • it was! Either way though a pretty old thing, they were asking 95 bucks for it.

  • I do not recognize the brand but I'm sure someone in the comments will enlighten.

  • Over in the junk I found some junk and a PC game here, a kids' game which is

  • Stanley: Tiger Tales. Never heard of this but it was in a big box, I like that.

  • But yeah you know whatever I don't know anything about it so I'm not gonna get it.

  • I did kind of want this though. This is a Wendy's Burger Magic 8 Ball.

  • I did ask it whether this very video would reach a million views and "Burger sources

  • say no" is the result, so, oh well I tried. And check these things out, I saw the

  • Panasonic logo but was like "what the heck, like pencil sharpeners?" Nope,

  • they are closed-circuit security cameras, complete with some of the equipment as

  • well. Man I don't know what kind of age these are but I kinda like the retro design going on.

  • ROBOT.

  • And the last thing of note here was this Shred X Watergate

  • paper shredder. I don't know if that's the best or the worst name for a paper

  • shredder. Either way though props to the marketing

  • department on that one. And then last up for today, I just ran across this store

  • as I was driving around and was instantly intrigued. It didn't have a

  • sign out front, no name anyth--I couldn't even find it on Google Maps. It seems

  • they're in some sort of a transitionary period from old owners to the new ones,

  • so maybe it'll have a name later on. Seems that it used to be called Third

  • Hand Co-op. It's not really a thrift store or an antique store, it's sort of just a

  • junk shop. There are a bunch of these around me but this one, they just had so

  • much junk outside that I'm like "man, who knows what's inside!" So I stopped

  • and gave it a look and was instantly impressed with just the sheer amount of

  • stuff. I'm just kind of gonna gloss over a lot of this here because this place

  • was huge, every square foot had at least one thing of interest. There's a Brownie Kodak