thrift stores vs normal store

Vancouver, Washington
October 9, 2015 2:37pm CST
Has their ever been a time in your life where you just loved going to thrift stores looking for something and you didn't know what but went anyway when you finished you thought oh i didn't mean to spend that much but you spent 93.00 dollars anyway i will shop good will any time and not feel bad for doing it .Do you shop thrift stores vs chain store brands?
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@sharon6345 (125426)
• United States
9 Oct 15
I went to the thrift store a week ago. I got a fridge for $40 a printer for $40 and some clothing for the family. I spent $160 and left oh so happy.
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@much2say (39159)
• United States
9 Oct 15
I LOVE thrift stores! I used to buy loads and loads of STUFF - but these days since we are limited in space, I am quite picky with what I buy now - so I most likely won't spend any more than $10-20 at a time. To me it's rather fun digging for treasure - I get bored at the normal chain stores - and I don't want to pay their prices!
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
10 Oct 15
I think you do not go frequently, that is why you tend to spend more in one go. My house is very near to many shopping malls, and shops, so I do not have the urge to buy things when they are on steep discount. I tend to think about it before buying. After all, most shops are just ten to twenty minutes walk away.
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@TheHorse (65708)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Oct 15
I've heard thrift stores used to be good for finding old stereo gear, but that was before I got into the hobby. Now everyone is hip to eBay and Craigslist. I do go to the Dollar Store to get stuff like shampoo and Coconut Juice.
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@yukimori (9047)
• United States
9 Oct 15
Oh, yeah. I love the deals that I can find at thrift stores! I just picked up a paper shredder at the store down the street for $10. When I went to find a manual for it online, I realized it was originally $300! I've been donating a lot more things than I've purchased recently, though. We just got rid of a big hutch that we had, and it's amazing how much better I feel having that thing out of the house. I'm sure someone will find it at Goodwill and fall in love with it.
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• United States
9 Oct 15
Sometimes you can find some great bargains in a thrift store
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• Preston, England
12 Oct 15
I love thrift stores but I never spent that much in one
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@GreatMartin (4540)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
11 Oct 15
Whether a normal or thrift shop store I know what I want when I walk in--I hate shopping except for food!! And yes I shop in thrift stores!
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@Shellyann36 (9556)
• United States
11 Oct 15
I love thrift stores. We just had a new one open up in our town and the first weekend everything as 1/2 off of its original price. I got our 6 year old 5 pairs of bluejeans for school. They were each 75 cents per pair. I love a good deal!!!
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
10 Oct 15
I think the most I've ever spent at a thrift store is probably $40. Even at thrift stores I'm really picky about the prices I pay. I still try to find the discounted tags and will only pay regular price for something that is really nice and I really want it.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Oct 15
I do love thrift stores, but I have never spent $93 in one. Wow.
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@Freelanzer (8913)
• Canada
12 Oct 15
I love bargains so I do both. When I shop thrift stores I never spend a whole bunch not more than $20. And even when I shop thrift stores I do it when they have a $1.00 sale or +other sale on. When shopping online or in regular stores I look for good deals as well so I probably spend the same as in a thrift store,
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
I do go to thrift stores but I also do with chain store brands whoever has the things I need.
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@jstory07 (66984)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct 15
I have found brand new things at good will stores. so I will shop them .
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@Micmac (8462)
11 Oct 15
Yes, I do shop at thrift stores and I like to be thrifty when I buy stuff there.
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• United States
10 Oct 15
I donate to them, I looked thru one once, but I don't shop there.
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@boiboing (12440)
• Northampton, England
9 Oct 15
I used to go to a lot of charity shops but when the recession hit in 2008, their prices started to rise and a lot of people who needed them flocked to the stores. Then I stopped. Even if there were bargains, others needed them more than I did. Also the internet meant that everybody thought they knew what things were worth.
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@firef1y (78)
16 Oct 15
I'm not sure exactly what a thrift store is, but I'm guessing it's similar to our charity shops, which I love browsing, you can get some really unusual bits and bobs in them.
@mrtoffee (1527)
16 Oct 15
I can't ever remember going into a thrift store lol, sounds like it might be a fun adventure. I tend to shop in the chain stores and run everything into the ground, once the holes get to big sort of thing.
@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
16 Oct 15
Oh yes all the time! I love the idea of not knowing whether you will find anything useful but then finding all sorts of treasures - and of course they are all bargains and the money you spend supports a good cause so what's not to like?