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May 23 2016


Thrift Store Shopping Tips

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Know completely new prices on things

While many deals at thrift stores are decent compared to retail, occasionally someone doing the pricing will place a tag that is far too much for an item. One time i was in the market for curtains, a very specific brand which was from Target, and happened to see those exact ones at Goodwill using the tags still attached. Needless to say, I already knew the cost of them new at Target were $30, nevertheless the Goodwill pricing was $40! Goodwill is a store that examines a lot of the inventory before installed it on the shelves. Do not think me? Go to eBay, and Half.com and search. Goodwill sells massive amounts of stuff on both online markets! Make sure you're armed with info. It helps to have a general idea of what certain brands cost, so that you don't get charged more than buying something new.

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When buying something that has a lot of pieces, examine carefully if every one of the parts are there

I never buy games at thrift stores, I simply know all the pieces are not going to be there. Also, I've lost money using electronics that don't work. Inquire if you can test electronics and appliances waiting for you as these are often sold "as is" with no returns at all in the event the item doesn't work!!! If a store won't allow you to test it, walk away. Trust me, it's NOT worth it. However, some stores actually have a plug-in with signs designed for customers to test items, that i think is pretty cool.

Know which thrift stores hold the best merchandise

If you are comparing like stores, like, let's imagine there are two Goodwill's on different ends with the town. One may be priced well and possess fantastic items, whereas another one is just overpriced junk. Know which stores hold the best merchandise. Know when they stock the shelves, usually Monday's are the best, because more people donate for fun on saturday than any other period of the week. Once you've visited the stores that sell junk a couple of times, don't bother wasting your gas going back to them. Just hit those that you know are good. Unfortunately, home now, the whole area, doesn't always have good thrift stores in any way, so I rarely go, however when I was in Oregon, they've got really good stores all over that state.

Visit thrift stores outside your location

There are two stores which i always hit while on a trip. Target and the good thrift stores in your community. Because I've traveled a great deal, I know where many seem to be. Any time I go past that area, I stop for any break. Not only does it get us from the car for a few minutes and we can stretch our legs, but I've come across some amazing sales. This is what I did when I used to resell. I used to make a killing doing that. It not only provided for our home financially, but I also found plenty of good deals for our family too.

Don't be the product, buy the product!