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Buckley Thrift Shop is now open

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The Buckley Thrift shop, located in Bldg. 902 across from Hangars 801 and 909 on Breckenridge Avenue, is open for business.

The shop is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and the third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon to drop off consignments, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for shopping. The store is closed on holidays and will close in the event of severe weather.

A recent trip to the shop was a very pleasant surprise. There was no sifting through a bunch of junk to find a prized item. The shop's staff carefully looks over items when they are brought in, which means clothing is in good condition and not out-of-date. The children's toys were clean and in working condition, books were segregated from baskets and collectibles and furniture was polished and displayed with beautiful lamps and mirrors. There were also small kitchen appliances, like bread machines, coffee makers and even a small microwave.

Prices are also reasonable. A certain public affairs staff writer was unable to resist a copper tea kettle for $3 and a complete tea set for $5.

"Proceeds from the Thrift Shop are directed toward college scholarships, the Angel Tree and other community services and activities sponsored by the Buckley Spouses Group," said Ms. Diane Herriman, the Buckley Thrift Shop manager.

Ms. Herriman went on to explain that 80 percent of the sale price on consigned items comes back to the seller.

On the Buckley Spouses Group Web site,, there is a list of items that are not accepted by the Thrift Shop -- no one would want to buy used socks or underwear -- and most of the items not accepted are those that someone would have worn next to their body like shower caps, wigs, or potty chairs. Other items not accepted are government property, guns and weapons, paints and flammables, adult reading material and medical supplies.

For those who would like an outlet to sell gently used items, the Buckley Thrift Shop is a great place to consider. For those who are shopping for items to decorate their home, the thrift shop has an eclectic collection of antiques, crafted items and good-condition furniture. Or for the recreational shopper of the thrift shop variety, welcome back home - they're open for business and waiting for customers.

The phone number for the Buckley Thrift Shop is 720-847-7467.
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