Thrift Store Adventure

(I hope you don’t mind, but this post has an overabundance of photos.)

We have an obsession in our family.  I think a good obsession.  Shopping in thrift stores!  To me it’s the thrill of the hunt and saving money.  I have a routine I follow when I go because there are a lot of people who shop there who look for the same kinds of things I do, so it’s all about speed in my mind.  I go in the order of most importance for the things I want.  That will be different for everyone.  I’ve gotten to the point where I can scan the aisles pretty quickly, but I know there are times that I miss things.  If I have time I will slow down or go through for a second time.   Here’s my typical routine:

First, I take a peek into the collectible area.  Most every thrift store I’ve been to has one.  I am a vintage and collectible dealer so I look for a good deal there.  If something seems high in price check the date on the tag.  If it’s been sitting in the cabinet for a while they may lower the price for you. (“May” is the magic word.)


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