there is an op shop near work that i have only ever seen open twice. it is one of those community run ones that seems to only open whenever they can find someone to staff it which results in some fairly unpredictable opening hours. it is one of those op shops that you have to fight the dust and rummage through giant bins and boxes to find treasure which is always hiding there somewhere. it is fabulous. and when you can fill a bag with all those goodies (including vintage pyrex) for $4 i don't even mind that it's never open. it's kind of like a lucky dip :)
p.s - sorry for my extended blogging absence. i blame year 8 camp.