I'm a thrift shop junkie. I've found so much good stuff, and flipped many things for a profit. Most recently, I picked up the boxed set of Donovan's "A gift from a garden to a flower" complete with the printed lithographs and folder they came in -- for 99 cents. I also got a few old Silvertone compilation LPs on red vinyl. Nothing I'd listen to, but they look cool. Where I've really scored is with speakers. Old Polk Audio bookshelf speakers for $5, KLH speakers for $2.50. My main speakers now are JBL indoor/outdoor speakers that I got for $8. They're amazingly good. Also got a really cool handmade quilt for $7. It was a royal pain to wash it by hand in the tub, but worth it. I've never found a decent instrument there, though. On the rare occasions there is something, it's junk.