Thrifting!

United States
August 21, 2015 7:54pm CST
I spent the first half of my day at one of my favorite stores, Salvation Army! Since I'm on a tight budget for school shopping, I thought a thrift store would be the perfect place to start, and boy was I right! Blue tags were 50% off today, so I tried to limit myself to buying only blue tags. After all, I'm trying to stretch my money as far as I can. I was able to buy five tops (four of which were 50% off) for only $10! I was very happy with everything I bought and the great deal I got on many name brand shirts, but I think next time I will try to stretch my money even further, and get more for less. What a satisfaction it is to save money! When was the last time you guys dropped by your local Salvation Army or thrift store? Well, I'd reccomend making another trip soon- Labor Day is coming up, and that is one of the best days out of the whole year to shop. They will have great sales!
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@rusty2rusty (5957)
• Defiance, Ohio
22 Aug 15
We don't have a Salvation Army near me. However, my area has a Goodwill. My family does shop there alot for clothes.
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• United States
22 Aug 15
I think any second-hand clothing store provides you with much better prices than a regular store. It is just an easy way to get your money's worth of clothes- the retail prices for shirts and pants are ridiculous!
• Defiance, Ohio
22 Aug 15
@roomfortwo Yes. Myself, I prefer going to garage sales to buy even more closes cheaper.
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• United States
22 Aug 15
@rusty2rusty I've never looked for clothes at garage sales, but I think I will next time. I'm sure those clothes would be even cheaper.
@Rosekitty (19758)
• San Marcos, Texas
22 Aug 15
Don't know where you live but i closed down my store almost 2 years ago and have all these Vintage clothes..if you live in texas let me know..maybe i can help you get even better deals!!
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@Rosekitty (19758)
• San Marcos, Texas
22 Aug 15
@roomfortwo thanks..will have to look it up..vinted..just making sure i spelled it right!! yes i had the store for 23 years and halloween was a very active time, but almost 2 years ago a man bought the building and told me i have to leave so he could put in a bar..was so devastated..was like losing a loved one...
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• United States
22 Aug 15
@Rosekitty Yup, that's how you spell it! I personally use it and find that it is very easy, convenient, and an easy way to bring in some extra money- and take back some old closet space! That sounds terrible, was there nothing you could do to convince him to let you keep your store? A bar- how useless!
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@Rollo1 (16746)
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Aug 15
I used to love to shop at thrift stores but it's not possible to do anymore. They are a great place to get nice things for cheap money.
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• United States
22 Aug 15
Yes, they are. Why is it not possible anymore?
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@Rollo1 (16746)
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Aug 15
@roomfortwo I don't get around much anymore. Life changes.
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@allen0187 (13899)
• Philippines
22 Aug 15
There are no Salvation Army shops here in Manila but thrift stores are aplenty. I've been saving more than usual these past few months so even my thrift store trips have been limited. Agree with you that nothing beats the satisfaction of finding a thrift store gem!
• United States
24 Aug 15
Salvation Army is just a chain of thrift stores here in America- it's no different than any other secondhand stores, I'm sure. I love finding clothes, accessories, and even books for cheap. Occasionally, I will even buy something I'm not interested in if I believe it has some value.
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@allen0187 (13899)
• Philippines
25 Aug 15
@roomfortwo I'm familiar with Salvation Army. They have volunteers here in Manila. Sadly, they do not have Salvation Army shops. For cheap books, there is a book store aptly named 'Book Sale' that offers a good range of books for discounted prices.
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@katsmeow1213 (25727)
• United States
22 Aug 15
Around here the Salvation Army has really big sales on Wednesday where every color except 1 is half off. Up until this month I was getting Wednesdays off and was getting paid on Wednesdays also, so we'd stop in every week to have a look. I would spend about $20 a week. Each of the kids would pick out something and I'd get myself something to wear for work. Now I work full time and get paid every other week, so it's not as easy to stop in anymore, but if I do it will be on Wednesday for their deals.
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• United States
22 Aug 15
Wow, that sounds like a great deal! I don't think the Salvation Army near me has the same sales each week. I've tried to find a type of schedule or calendar for their sales online and in stores but have found nothing.. I know for sure they don't have such great sales as the one you're talking about- if they did, I would be up there every week also! Usually, the tags they have 50% off are the tags that are very scarce in the store or hard to find. Fortunately, I was able to find some yesterday
@SIMPLYD (63568)
• Philippines
22 Aug 15
You are a wise spender , my dear . Keep it up ! Actually , that's the most prolific business here in the Philippines - second hand stores of shoes , bags and clothes . Most are imported since they usually comes from abroad . So, people who are in tight budget also goes there . My shorts are from there .
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• United States
22 Aug 15
Thank you! Since the economy here is so bad, many people have to learn how to live on a tight budget. I think second hand clothes are just as good as brand new ones- they've just been broken in already
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• United States
22 Aug 15
There are 3 Goodwill stores in town. I like to get books, jeans, sweaters, and tops there. The prices of these items are so much less than in "regular" stores. Whenever I see jeans for around $25, I think, "That's a fourth of a hundred dollars!"
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• United States
22 Aug 15
Books and clothes are my favorite things to buy for cheap! If you're looking for cheap books and don't mind shopping online, I'd recommend a site called "thriftbooks" (they have free shipping!) I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who has been changed by thrifting- I could never spend $20 on a single sweater ever again!
@sharon6345 (56427)
• United States
11 Sep 15
went this summer to look for clothes and got a great deal on a few items. I only shop the sale tags for the most part. One pair of new sweats were about $5 and those were not on sale. I could not pass up that sale due to them being designer sweats I would not pay full price for. I am now looking to go back for winter gear.