I used to think that thrift stores were depressing places full of junk, but after a few trips while in college, I found myself enjoying the experience. If you have a plan, the time, and are flexible to work around the changing selection of items available, then thrift stores are a great place to buy items like work wardrobe or budget friendly items for home improvement projects. Still, while thrift shopping is considerably cheaper than buying new items at a big-box retailer or department store, thrift stores still have their duds that can eat up your money if you’re not careful.
Here are some pointers that every thrift shopper should know. There are three key do’s and don’ts to consider when purchasing goods from a thrift store.
DO NOT PURCHASE:
Without a doubt, you’ll find some great bargains at thrift stores. I hope this list can help as you go on your shopping adventures. Have patience and remember to have fun while you’re at the thrift stores. You never know what kind of gems you may find!
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