Many years ago, I was at a thrift store and spotted a $4 teapot that had seen better days. When I lifted it up to inspect the inside, I heard something rattle inside--a piece of the lid had broken off (can you see where I glued the piece back?). Because the dirty-looking teapot was "broken", the store gave me an additional 50% off...
...and that's how I scored this exquisite Shelley teapot for only $2!
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken!
What's your greatest thrifty find?