$3 Chie Mihara Boots!
I was an hour into shopping at GW As-Is. The shoe bin had just been rolled out. I was digging and fighting off agressors. All of a sudden I felt soft leather and thought, "hmmm, that feels expensive." I pulled out these gems (the boots). I saw the brand name, but that meant nothing to me at the time. On the bottom I saw European sizing and also made in Spain. As intriguing as the quality, condition and details seemed I still wasn't 100% positive I wanted to make the purchase. Instead of putting them down I carried them around for a bit.
Even if your interest in an item is vague, your best bet is to hold onto it until you are done shopping. Nine times out of ten it won't be where you left it when you change your mind. Why take the chance?
Also if you have a smart phone, you HAAAVE THE POWEEEER! When it was time to check out I googled the brand and immediately saw shoes and boots priced in the $200-$400 range. That pretty much sealed the deal. Even the dude at the register said, "Looks like you found yourself a great pair of boots!"
These types of finds happen rarely, but oh how exciting when they do!
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