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  • Posted on November 08, 2020

    Trying to make extra money by thrift store shopping for profit? Expert Dr. Lori shares secrets of where and when to shop, how to approach thrift shops like Care & Share Thrift Shoppes, Goodwill and Salvation Army, and what tools you need to be successful. It’s very competitive, so learn how to be prepared before you leave home. Plus, understand the differences between online reselling outlets like eBay, Etsy, Ruby Lane and others so you can sell the right item in the right market. Dr. Lori is helping people make money thrifting and flipping!

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Share! Play Dumpster or No Dumpster? Watch answers and values at bit.ly/3fuDyv9 on PHL17 ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm guessing if it's a single plate then dumpster. The others are no dumpster.

Howdy is it Duty??.....no dumpster!

I like them all but I'm guessing Howdy.

21 hours ago

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Just announced! Limited spots. Virtual appraisal event. Register now at bit.ly/3nQq0x6.
Hosted by Wilkes University on Zoom.
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Just announced! Limited spots. Virtual appraisal event. Register now at https://bit.ly/3nQq0x6.
Hosted by Wilkes University on Zoom.

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Ahh. A Boyd's bear.. One of my favorite things.

I could go for some of Your Rosie Glow 🥰

3 days ago

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I think this adorable little owl now named Rockefeller should be given a ride home to Oneonta, NY where his family lives. It's not fair that his tree got moved without any notice! I'll pay for gas. #givetheowlaridehome #christmastree2020 ... See MoreSee Less

I think this adorable little owl now named Rockefeller should be given a ride home to Oneonta, NY where his family lives. Its not fair that his tree got moved without any notice! Ill pay for gas. #givetheowlaridehome #christmastree2020

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An Owl is a symbol of Wisdom and Fierce Intelligence, Just like Dr. Lori. Home is back home soon.

This little owl's hometown is most likely somewhere in Canada! Check out Project Owlnet to learn more about these amazing little creatures! 🌲🦉💕

I agree!!! He should be released back to his HOME territory!!!

Are you sure he isn’t from Hogwarts?

My thought also. I know birds go back to the same places when migrating.

Little Saw Whet. Look at those eyes.

When he saw he tree was gone, he said "what" instead of "that."

They are taking him back.

I hope they take him home, too. Oneonta is my parents hometown.

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Awe Dr Lori thats a sweets gesture I hope they take you up on it ❤

I agree...tree was in oneonta. Needs to go back to area he was taken from.

Saw whets are all over the USA. Poor fella .

Love the big eyes and his name of course. 🦉 🤎

It's a cute lil cu'pi.

Nature’s Beauty 💖

He is sooooo cute!

Agree

Go for it

Agree.

I like the name !

Btw...watched your videos on glass. Thx for the help!

he is so cute

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3 days ago

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Got old books? Watch how to value and find them #thrifting at youtu.be/iIQ1dXnyGfE ... See MoreSee Less

Got old books? Watch how to value and find them #thrifting at https://youtu.be/iIQ1dXnyGfE

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I saw one of your shows the other day where you talked about Maurice Sendak’s book “Where The Wild Things Are” and got so excited! I knew our boys had one, so I went and dug it out of the plastic tub it was stored in. Turns out it was the 25th anniversary edition and not first printing, but it is in absolutely amazing shape. So exciting to find treasures that you’ve talked about! Love your show!

OMG I have a Hand Atlas the same, and the hand is no appropriate to explain it more like you need a wheelbarrow to carry it around 🤣🤪🥰

My dad has tons of old books. I'll definitely be watching.

Looking forward to this one. I sort of have lots of them,🤦🏻‍♀️

Thanks.

I’ve recently bought some interesting books at Goodwill outlets by the inch, including a set of Shakespeare edited by Charles Knight and published by Collier in 1888. Also a first edition of the novel Snowbound, by John Greenleaf Whittier (along with a complete set of the twilight books a friend wanted and some other misc books I wanted) all for $5! They’re not worth a fortune, but I think I could get 10X what I paid easily.

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3 days ago

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Anybody else having problems finding a turkey for #Thanksgiving? White or dark meat? ... See MoreSee Less

Anybody else having problems finding a turkey for #thanksgiving? White or dark meat?

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Got ours..plus I got 3 running around my back yard

Plenty of turkeys in our territory! I prefer dark meat

You have a marvelous personality love it won't leave the house on Tuesdays just so I can watch you. I have a lamp I need to send you a picture of

White only. Turkey is not my favorite. Stay safe everyone!

Dark first.,White second

Think so! Have heard several ppl posting about the same issue !

Just got turkey breast. Just me and my son for Thanksgiving. Did you make that?

Dark!! All the way🦃

U know what this was just what I needed.😂😂😂

Dark for me. Happy Thanksgiving.

Dark meat is my favorite. Because of covid, I'm going to cook a turkey and the whole works for Thanksgiving & will drop it all off at my daughter's house. We agreed to not get together because of covid. I'll at least get to see them from afar.

Got two turkey breasts and one tofurkey for veggie son - lol. Gobble gobble. We will be just 4 this year - keeping safe...I'd like to be around for next year's holidays. Making all the fixings - stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, green bean casserole, Waldorf salad, yeast rolls, and of course pumpkin pie! 🦃 Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Dr Lori!

Earned a free turkey from my local grocery store, gave it to a family in need

Farm to table right up the road for a fresh Turkey this year and dark meat all day!

We normally order the whole meal from the grocery store and pick it up that morning and just heat everything. They are not doing that this year so wish me luck!

Just 2 of us this year and neither of us is wild about turkey. We decided on ham. It's not the first time we've broken with tradition, sometimes we make chili and cornbread.

Went to aldis was able to get a small frozen turkey i heard yesterday alot of stores out here are out of turkeys.

We cook a turkey breast. They are usually on super cheap in the summer. I buy it then.

We gave up on making Thanksgiving dinner🤡 picking it up Wednesday afternoon all made for two from our favorite restaurant. Come eat with us, there will be plenty!

The frozen turkey breast Butterball that I ordered was marked unavailable period no substitutions. Just me so I gave it a try. I will get some from some one else who is cooking.

Happy Thanksgiving! I get boneless Breast Turkey@ walMart! My family is getting together!! Texas strong!

DARK! Already have my turkey thighs. Turkeys are going for under a dollar here. Way under. Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍂

We’re changing it up this thanksgiving. It’s pasta, Italian sausage, and Italian green beans for this fam!

Neither give me lasagna lol

Skipping the turkey this year and doing lobster stew and broiled scallops instead. Dinner will take less than an hour to cook and there’s only two of us.

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4 days ago

Dr. Lori

Share! Don't miss new #BeanieBaby video at 4 pm et at youtu.be/W-6W_Rkl9Ss.
#princessdiana #fleece are just a few featured. Secrets about #errors, #tags are revealed.
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Share! Dont miss new #beaniebaby video at 4 pm et at https://youtu.be/W-6W_Rkl9Ss. 
#princessdiana #fleece are just a few featured. Secrets about #Errors, #Tags are revealed.

5 days ago

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Happy 73rd anniversary HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Phillip with this 1947 vintage brochure. #RoyalFamily #hrhqueenelizabeth #wedding ... See MoreSee Less

Happy 73rd anniversary HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Phillip with this 1947 vintage brochure.  #royalfamily #hrhqueenelizabeth #weddingImage attachmentImage attachment

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What’s with the silhouettes tho? Why are they looking in that direction?

5 days ago

Dr. Lori

Play and Share Dumpster or No Dumpster? Watch clues and answers at youtu.be/6lF1obhZyhw ... See MoreSee Less

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How much were the Fishing lures?

No way dumpster on the baroque barrel pearls!

Fishing lures and pearls no dumpster.

Great video and game!😉

6 days ago

Dr. Lori

What's the first fish I ever caught with my Dad? Watch and find out which piece resells for $500 at youtu.be/tOGdl0AZ4FI
#thriftshop #thrifting #treasures
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Whats the first fish I ever caught with my Dad? Watch and find out which piece resells for $500 at https://youtu.be/tOGdl0AZ4FI
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Rainbow trout...me too. With my dad as well❤🐟

Bookcase.

6 days ago

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Since I don't have kids or grandkids, I want to know who's schedule has changed and how by watching or home schooling our loved little ones during the last few months? ... See MoreSee Less

Since I dont have kids or grandkids, I want to know whos schedule has changed and how by watching or home schooling our loved little ones during the last few months?

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It's mind alteringly, scream in the closet with a pillow over your face, you cannot escape your children, smash the China wine glasses on the carpet, push you to the breaking point of seriously considering paying someone to make you disappear because 🤯. If that made sense....

Yes I have a 1st grader and kindergartener in online school. My older children are in in person learning, which is a 5 hour car ride 3 days a week. It’s not ideal but they’ve learned more being home with me than at school for their grade level. The music, art and gym classes are excruciatingly superfluous, my kids are kids away from school and do art and play outside and do “music” without being asked because that’s what kids do. It’s a lot and I’m sure the schools are doing their best, I feel like I’m in kindergarten and first grade along with my everyday responsibilities.

I only have a 20 mo and a 7 mo but since this all started we’ve been going to the park at 10am every day. Before, I’d take my daughter to the kids gym a few times a week while I worked out. The consistency of getting out daily is much better for her I think.

I babysit 4 grandkids ages 6, 7, 13, & 15. It's challenging, frustrating, upsetting, and heartwrenching. They are all struggling in different ways, because each kid faces it differently. The youngest is the easiest because he's focused & also it's easy for him. The next up melts down or sneaks away. The 13 year old falls asleep, doesn't check in to classes, doesn't complete assignments, & has had everything taken away from him because of it. He's failing several classes & is close to it in most others. He is depressed & it's heartbreaking for me - I don't have any say as to how it's handled. The 15 year old has gone from straight A's to barely passing & is anxious, on edge & freaking out every day. It was just announced that one of his teachers, a mentor and friend to him last year just took his own life. That is just horrible news for everyone, especially the kids who were so close to and helped by him. Who knows what struggles he had - but everyone is under so much pressure and stress. It's all completely exhausting & not working!! 😢😭😞 I feel so bad for all kids today.

I expected to just drop my grandkids at school each day and pick up the kindergartner and keep her for an hour before going to work. Instead I am out of work because of high risk due to COPD and am helping three kids connect to multiple zoom meetings every day and struggling to supervise and support kindergarten, fourth grade and a high school sophomore simultaneously

I decided to go back to homeschooling the kids this year. We had stopped a few years ago, but I had already planned a career change this fall and had the space between jobs to keep them home. So my career change is delayed slightly, but I'm glad they're here. And, as an educator myself, I'd much rather do our own thing than try to implement distance learning.

I sold that exact same BB for $8 last month. Than I donated the rest back to where they came. Ugh

My 11 year old wants to be a 6th grade dropout.. it’s soooo hard to motivate him!

I watch my 3 gr children. Home school was difficult with the 2 little ones (2nd and 3rd grade), but they're back to school now. My 6th grader only goes 2 days a week due to having to split grades. Who knows when she'll get to experience "normal" middle school. I feel bad for her and all the kids living this reality.

Hi Dr. Lori!!! Yes, my schedule definitely has changed. I have 4 children, ages 9, 7, 5, and 3. The past 2 weeks, one of my daughters has been remote. Since she is in kindergarten, I have to monitor her. It definitely has been very challenging because it is hard to get anything done. Who knows what will happen in the near future?? There is a possibility that all my children may be remote.😜 Even though things have been very busy, I have been able to watch your entertaining and very informative YouTube videos. I have been learning so much, at least I am trying to!!!😁 I have lots of questions for you Dr. Lori. We will have to chat soon.😉

I got all excited, I thought platypus was for sale! My granddaughter collects them. Lol

My schedule has flipped completely since I am cyber schooling my 15, 14 and 8 year old kids. I love having the extra time with my kids. Now I can add elementary & high school teacher to my resume, right?!? Lol

Lots of changes I've now become the lunch lady, the janitor, sub teacher and school bell ringer lol we've also gotten in some together time with movies or baking 😄

I have a cat it isn't worth much but I love her..lol

I have TY beanie babies...are they worth much?

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Dr. Lori hosts her popular and entertaining Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show around the world at 150 shows a year. She also presents on a variety of antique-related topics and teaches continuing education classes.