11.12.11

OMG. That is; Oh! My Gocco!

Are you sitting down? Tell me you’re sitting down? You really should be sitting down.

I just bought a Gocco B6 at an opshop for $2.

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I told you you should have been sitting down.

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We were driving back from a positively splendid time at an indoor swimming pool with waterslides (A new favourite place for Punk & I), where I had whittled my initial $20 for the day down to $5, after pool entry & snacks, when I was surprised to see the oppy at the tiny town between here & the pool still open. I drove past, thinking “Probably no point stopping, I’ve only got $5…” but then I turned around & drove back because, well, I’m me.

In the alcove before you even get in to the opshop proper, I saw this thing of beauty sitting on an old ironing board.

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I think I was in a state of shock. I’ve wanted a Gocco for ages but would never be able to afford one, unless, as I often half-joked, half-desperately hoped, I found one in an oppy. I calmly snatched picked up the boxes & placed them on the counter, reminding myself to breathe.

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$2. $2! I still can’t believe it. And the Gocco fabric stamp kit for $1.50. Everything in tip-top condition, including the hilarious 80’s family shot on the box.

This is the find of the year peeps. Fo’sho.


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36 comments:

  1. I hear ya sista. My Gocco came via Freecycle. Can you believe it? Freecycle!

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  2. Thats one of the best op shop finds ever! well done

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  3. I wouldn't have been able to contain my excitement!.
    I look forward to seeing it put to the test.

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  4. I can barely breathe right now!!!!!!!! Haters be hatin' (is that the right context for this, I never can tell with these things. And now I totally sound like a grandma don't I. Yep, I thought so)

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  5. And that my friend is why you should NEVER pass by the open and welcoming doors of an opp shop with out entering and giving it a warm and welcoming hug in return!

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  6. STILL not jealous. Oh no........ :)

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  7. my jaw just hit the floor!! you. are. so. lucky!! definitely the find of the year!!!!

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  8. Ohhhh Whooop-de-doo I hear you Darling, sensaish, well done and all that ... OMGocco how on earth did you contain yourself? Thrilled to bits for YOU!

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  9. Couldn't help myself just checked on ebay ... none in Australia.
    #6 starting $278.00 ... #5 starting $150.
    OMG Vic ... YeeGoccoHaaa!!!

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  10. so so jealous, so jealous. This people, is why we love op-shopping!!

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  11. AHHHHHHH! I love it when Karma works in wonderful ways.
    What a find, and even more so you've wanted one for ages. COme to think of it, you out of all people really need and could do with a gocco. So happy it found you xoxo

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  12. How ever did you maintain your composure? I certainly wouldn't be able to.

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  13. From one still hoping for that Gocco find ... kudos. And you can colour me green

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  14. Incredible! Amazing! Truly jealous!! i can't wait to see what you make with it!!

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  15. I have absolutely no idea..but what a bargain...gotta love op shopping!!!

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  16. OMG - I think I just fainted for you!

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  17. absolutely the find of the year! amazeballs - there is no other word!

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  18. oh my gocco alright! Great post and great find. Maybe even once in a lifetime I reckon!

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  19. I'm not familiar with gocco but I'm still happy for you!!! Judging from how happy the family is on the box, it must be an amazing product :).

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  20. I'd never heard of themso i followed your link...
    I WANT ONE!!!!!!
    Cool find, have fun x

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  21. I had no idea what on earth it is until I checked out your link but now I know what it is I can see why your excited. It is the perfect thing for you. Amazing what you can find at an Op Shop isn't it?

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  22. WOW, just WOW!!!! You know I have often stopped thinking the same thing, and with even less in my pocket, and still come away with something amazing. I can't wait to see what you create :)

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  23. I don't usually use this word, but can't help myself: OMG. OMG!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG!

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  24. *cough* I can sense your little bit of excitement but have to admit- no idea what Gocco was until I read this post.

    (Told you that you have THE best op shop karma, girl!)

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  25. far out!

    there has to be a catch!!!!

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  26. Oh my goodness! Certainly the Oppie find of the year! Well done you :)

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  27. I seriously begged my folks for one of these every year as a kid, to be refused. Think where I'd be now if I had one- Gocco-ing in the Gocco room, instead of sewing in the sewing room. Awesome!

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  28. OMG!!!!! I paid heaps for mine on ebay..so much i am too scared to use in incase i stuff it up!!
    Nice score!!

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  29. You've go oppy magic running through your veins!

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  30. Total score!

    I think I might be getting one for Christmas. I came across a parcel in the wardrobe from Japan... I didn't look closely but there is definately a package from Japan in there. Fingers and toes crossed it is a Gocco!!!

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  31. Now show us what you can do with that magic thingy!!! :)

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