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  • [thrifty music]

  • - Greetings, and yeah,

  • Christmas 2019 is just over with,

  • New Years is upon is,

  • and so is a new decade, which is,

  • well, it only comes around once every decade,

  • so I figured I'd go thrifting one final time

  • in the 20-teens before we reach the 20 next, 2020s.

  • Right, let's go thrifting.

  • [LGR Thrifts music]

  • And off we go,

  • visiting this Goodwill for one final time,

  • before the decade ends.

  • And then next decade begins

  • in like four days, so whatever.

  • And just getting inside here,

  • and aw man, who left the dog out?

  • Aw, Goodwill needs a good boy mascot,

  • I nominate Buggy Dog.

  • Over on the back shelf of electronic stuff,

  • this Sharp stereo stood out for being,

  • I mean, it's not the sharpest looking,

  • but Sharp brand, it's just larger than I normally see,

  • with a 50 disk CD changer, yeah,

  • that's a beefier all-in-one system

  • than I normally see, yeah but whatever,

  • there was this thing that I saw

  • out of the corner of my eye when I got over here.

  • What in the world, man?

  • There's not much around back, like at all,

  • and I just don't even know what this design is,

  • the front sticker seemed to imply

  • it was some kind of a game,

  • and it turns out it is,

  • by a company called Merch Source,

  • it's called the Black Series Hover Target Game,

  • it's like a plastic candelabra that shoots out air

  • from its holes, and hovers ping pong balls,

  • you try to hit 'em with a dart gun.

  • That's a thing.

  • And yeah, just down from there,

  • on the other shelf is some stuff that sort of stood out

  • for being slightly different,

  • like this older pair of wireless, infrared headphones,

  • never used IR headphones,

  • but I can't imagine they work too great, I don't know.

  • Also had a pretty average example

  • of a Polaroid Square Shooter 2, Land Camera,

  • haven't seen one of these in a while.

  • And then there was this electronic slab of sorts,

  • it really just had two buttons,

  • backspace and start.

  • Certainly a foot pedal for some sort of electronic system,

  • and yeah, around here,

  • on the back as you can see is a Panasonic RP-2692,

  • which confirms that it is indeed a foot pedal

  • for a transcriber, dictation,

  • recording, type of machine,

  • for like micro-cassettes,

  • like the Panasonic RR930.

  • And down below there we've got a record player,

  • with a kind of amusing aesthetic,

  • no needle, apparently.

  • But yeah, this is a Sears system,

  • one of those that I was drawn to

  • simply because of the aesthetic,

  • I mean I don't know, that slanted,

  • metallic front, chunky sliders,

  • and the simplistic insides.

  • It's a cheap thing, no doubt,

  • but I was really close to getting it

  • just because it was so simple.

  • Anyway, didn't get it.

  • And down from there is one of these phones

  • that any time I see 'em

  • I get a slight little bit of excitement,

  • and then I realize it's just that stupid same one

  • that I've seen so many times.

  • It's just a simple touch-tone phone

  • made to look older than it actually is,

  • with coin mechanisms that don't actually work,

  • I don't think.

  • Or maybe they do, I don't know.

  • The whole thing's plastic.

  • Over in the media section,

  • and there were actually a few PC games in their

  • smaller boxes, "Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Platinum",

  • of course I already have that, highly enjoy it.

  • And there's also a "Stronghold 2" over here, also have this,

  • but you know, I don't know,

  • I'm pointing them out because look,

  • here it is, it's pointed out.

  • Hmm, let's see,

  • what do we got over here in the randomness section,

  • we've got two-speed electric scissors.

  • This lady on front, why is she here?

  • Is she making clothes using these scissors?

  • Does she cut her hair using them?

  • Is this a veiled threat?

  • I don't know what to think.

  • Anyway, old scissors that are electric scare me.

  • And speaking of scary, but oddly intriguiging,

  • there is this thing.

  • I think it's a candle holder.

  • It's really hard to tell.

  • It's a highly unique, hand-made,

  • and $13, yeah I see you there,

  • I see you.

  • Right, onto another Goodwill.

  • Fun fact, the lucky rock here,

  • runs out of luck in just four days,

  • so let's see what we got.

  • And what we've got are a bunch of Christmas left-overs

  • of course, including these very bedazzling looking presents

  • that are all lit up,

  • and the usual stacks of used Christmas trees,

  • it's just incredibly sad,

  • used fake trees, it's a special kind of melancholy.

  • All right, over in the media and whatnot,

  • there's a few PC things hanging around here,

  • mostly really boring stuff like "500 Legal Documents",

  • now this one sure grabbed my attention,

  • because it said "Space Quest",

  • but it's not that "Space Quest",

  • but it did also say three and a half inch diskette,

  • but this is a CD case,

  • and yeah, this is one of those jewel cases,

  • that usually will hold a CD,

  • but has a special insert,

  • to hold a three and a half inch floppy diskette,

  • which is pretty darn cool,

  • I only have a few of these in my collection,

  • I you know, don't know why I didn't get this,

  • I should have gotten this.

  • And I normally don't look at too much

  • in the audio CD section,

  • but I saw these old

  • "Now This Is What I Call Music" releases,

  • like "Now 3" here, and yeah,

  • the instant odd 90s nostalgia this brings back.

  • I'm not even sure it's nostalgia,

  • it's just like weird memories that haven't resurfaced

  • in almost exactly 20 years.

  • Anyway, seemed appropriate considering this

  • is the end of 2019,

  • this was the end of 1999,

  • heading into the year 2000.

  • Over on another media shelf

  • I saw this intriguing stack of fragile document mailers

  • all sent out from the Chicago Daily News

  • Language Records label, apparently,

  • these are all like 10 inch language learning series,

  • like learn a language,

  • 33 and a third RPM language lessons on records,

  • many of them appearing to be brand new or very close to it.

  • They have just an odd assortment, I love seeing this stuff.

  • Oh man, haven't seen one of these in Goodwill yet,

  • this is one of the Pip-Boy cell phone holders

  • that goes on your wrist,

  • from "Fallout 4's" whatever edition,

  • they're charging $80 for it,

  • which actually seems to be about the going rate.

  • And over next to this weighing machine

  • that weighed like a billion pounds,

  • I saw this Big Bobber floating cooler,

  • it's a cooler, that looks like a fishing bobber, [laughs]

  • yeah, I guess it's a cooler that floats beside your boat,

  • a common enough idea, but an uncommon design, I approve.

  • Aw man, buddy, I feel ya.

  • Look at that, he's been through the New Year's hangover,

  • and it's not even quite New Year's yet.

  • All right, getting over to the electronics,

  • and we got some classics, these Gateway 2000 speakers,

  • Altec Lansing ACS41s,

  • I'd actually like to get a nice set of these,

  • if they had the subwoofer and the power supply,