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Monday, February 16, 2009

I Heart St. Vinnie

...St. Vincent DePaul, that is.  One of these thrift stores opened in my neighborhood a little while back and I never got around to checking it out. So, Alex and I decided to make a trip there just for the sake of getting out for a bit.

Alex and I browsed around and made our way back to the housewares. (I was secretly hoping to find a webcam. No luck.) They had a few rows of toys and Alex wanted everything he saw. But, when we both saw this, I just had to say yes. Check it out!

This is the Fisher Price Laugh, Smile, & Learn Computer Learning System for ages up to 36 months. Now, this isn't the latest and greatest computer toy from Fisher Price but it still runs in the 20's and 30's in online stores. Guess how much I paid for it? I'll give you a few hints:
  1. It's in brand new condition (still in the box)
  2. Box had been opened but nothing was missing beside the manual.
Did you guess?

Three dollars is the answer. Yup! I scored a brand new learning toy for Alex for three bones. YAY!

I set it up and we spent a few minutes playing his new game. He is crazy about it! He waves hello to all the animals and likes pressing the keys. As he plays, I sit and talk with him about what we see. The game sings songs, helps Alex with his letter and number recognition, and also helps him count.What a fun learning tool!


What about you? What was your best, thrift store find?



  1. I Heart St. Vinnie too!!! There's a double store {there's two st Vincent buildings in the same lot} a 5 minute drive from our place.

    It's actually where we got our funky Spanish style high back/arms couch. I saw it as soon as the doors opened, bee lined right for it and bought it that day. LOL

    Oh how I love thrift store shopping :D

  2. Wow! How cool-I wanted to get one of those for my daughter.

  3. ashley has this toy and loved it until one day it stopped working
    im going to let my dad look at it maybe he can figure it out lol
    but yes you got a good deal and alex will have fun with it too

  4. That's my girl. Congrates on a great deal!

  5. That is soooo cool! Way to go mama!

    Now I must go find a thrift store.


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