This time while driving past my local Goodwill. Upon walking in, one of the very friendly staff told me there was a vintage crinoline for sale. She also told me that in two days they were having a 25% off sale and if I came early it still might be there.
This of course would not do. With or without the discount I was taking home that crinoline.
Want to know the best part? When I went to pay for my new pretty treasure, the staff member gave me
25% off that day!
The moral of the story: it pays to frequent your local thrift store and get to know the staff. :)