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Thrift Stores -  How to Shop

One of the places to get some quality, unique and inexpensive products are the Thrift Stores. Products offered here are good which somebody no longer requires or has out grown it.

When you shop at such stores; it benefits many charitable community organizations who in turn reach out to needy people across the nation. Do shop at such stores and do a good deed.

Step 1

Try to locate second hand stores and thrift stores in your area. Bigger cites have such stores in larger number, but these are easy to find in any town.

Step 2

Find out the purpose of your visit. Is your visit to shop for some cute looking stuff; or is there something special on your mind? You can use the search engines to find the nearest store to your house.

Step 3

Don't be disappointed. Some stores are organized while others are not. After you have visited a couple of shops; you will be able to figure out where to shop. Some shops organise products according to size, gender or you might find a collection of products mixed together. Start with the organized stores so that your search becomes easy.

Step 4

If you are hunting for clothes, grab what catches your eyes and make use of dressing room. If you don't prefer to put on someone else's garments, take it home for a wash and then try it. If you’re dissatisfied with the purchase; you can be good and re-donate it. Note that all clothes don't look good on the hangar. So take it and try it. It could end up looking good on you.

Step 5

Thrift stores are excellent places to get inexpensive furniture, pots, dishes, bed sheets etc. So if you’re planning to buy that one or two odd furnisher try your luck here. You could end up getting that fancy furniture at a good bargain. Shopping at thrift store is cheaper than renting furniture. Other items which you can find are posters, trinkets, shoes, belts and purses at a fraction of a price .

Step 6

If you are a voracious reader you can get used books here. But most of the books are beat up. Before you buy the book; flip through the pages just to ensure that you are not missing any pages.

Step 7

To clear out old stock many shops have clearance racks. Also from time-to-time they offer student discount day, half price days or store wide sales and bargain days for families and seniors . Be on the lookout for such events.

Step 8

Before you pay for any item; check it thoroughly. If you are buying clothes, check that the clothes don't have stains or is torn. In case of shoes check that if any tear is there, it can be fixed for a fraction of money. Bypass the underwear or make up section without any guilt.

Step 9

If you are going to buy CD's you will find loads of old CD's and records. If you’re lucky you could end up getting a good CD. But check out for scratches and damages if any.

Use your judgment; don’t let the price at these stores fool you.

Street Talk

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