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New! 2017 $20 Prop Challenge Do you think you can make a great prop for under $20? Then join in on the 2017 $20 Prop Challenge! Put your best foot forward and compete against other HauntForum members for contest bragging rights! Please see the contest rules for more info.

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It feels so great to be back in action! I've got my idea and already bought a couple of items in the Post Easter isle. This contest could not have come at a more perfect time! My birth mom never throws anything away so there's a wealth of freebie items in her house. The only thing she doesn't have is wire hangers; that will be the next thing on my list to scrounge for!

Oh and welcome back Stolloween!
Ask at thrift stores. Many around here will just give them away, others will charge .25 - $1 for a large bundle.
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Hmmm. The cheapest pair of jeans that I can buy are $0.99 at Goodwill so go with that price.
Would the same price apply to sheets as well? We are lucky to have a thrift store where just about everything is .25, while others charge $1-2 for sheets.
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This might help with trying to assign a dollar figure for thrift store goods. These are guides from the Salvation Army and Goodwill that can be used for determining value of goods donated for tax purposes. In our area, we see things more on the high side of each range, which is what comes of living in Maryland.

Both guides list sheets at $2 at the low end of the range, so that's likely the more common price people will pay.

https://satruck.org/Home/DonationValueGuide


https://goodwillnne.org/donate/donation-value-guide/

In the past, Zombie-F has said to use the price you paid when you bought the item at a thrift store. If it's been a while and you don't know, or you want to determine what might be more common no matter where people live, then the guides can help you make an estimate. Otherwise, Haunti can clarify when she gets back from DC.

Personally, I tend to go a little higher on item cost estimates when I develop a prop budget. That way, if I still come in under budget, I know I'm good
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Ask at thrift stores. Many around here will just give them away, others will charge .25 - $1 for a large bundle.
Thanks Lizzy! I found a way around the wire hangers.
I can't reveal that yet, but i did find something that i needed and was so happy to see that they were the color of the day so I got them for half off.
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Just think, Monday we can start making our challenge prop, WhooHoo! Get to planning, everyone, and make this a huge competition
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I see where we have to have 30 new posts starting May 1, but does that mean we have to wait until May 1 to start building?
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I see where we have to have 30 new posts starting May 1, but does that mean we have to wait until May 1 to start building?
Monday is a preferred start date for the contest (and build) but there is no way for me to know when members started building.
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Monday is a preferred start date for the contest (and build) but there is no way for me to know when members started building.
Thanks Hauntiholik, Monday it is.
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Well, I had planned on quietly starting mine before May 1 (without admitting it) but somehow that doesn't seem to be happening. Guess I'm going to be honest.
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Monday is a preferred start date for the contest (and build) but there is no way for me to know when members started building.
Rest assured I have been too much of a slackass to start yet!!!!!!!!!!!!
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