We all love shopping. Especially when it comes to thrift shopping. It feels like a treasure hunt from childhood days. Digging the racks in search of unknown jewels and gems. How many times had this happened that you have returned empty handed? Don’t worry! It happens. Thrift stores are known for this. Here are seven tips that can make your thrifting experience all the more exciting:
- Do Not Expect Anything
You’ll probably not find what you are looking for. The thrift stores thrive on donations. You’ll not find the same thing again and again. Every time you visit the store there will be new things on the racks. Go with minimum expectations and you will find something of interest to you.
- Keep Looking
Never back down. If you haven’t found something on your first visit to the store, you should definitely try after a couple of days. Thrift stores typically restock every day or twice to thrice a week. Sooner or later you will find what you are looking for.
- Carry Extra Cash With You
The store near you probably won’t accept credit or debit card. Even if it does, they surely would have a minimum purchase for card users. It is better and wiser to carry cash with you. This will be convenient for both, the store and you.
- Ask The Representatives For Sales And Discounts
Often the representatives at a thrift store are volunteers. They will happily help you out and give out any sale or discount information to you. Visit your nearest Goodwill Store. You can find the nearest store at mersgoodwill.org. Approach the representative with a smile. Ask them if they can help you out when sales are on and discounts are offered.
- Extract Information About Restock
Whenever a store restocks, it is the best time to find a good deal. Rather best deal. If you already know when a store near you restock, then try to visit it the next day or at most a day later. It is very likely that the stock will still be fresh and you’ll find new and amazing things. The best deals one could get are on clothing.
- Explore Neighborhood
Do not hesitate to go a little farther. Venture into downtown stores if you can. Shoppers near that store probably won’t buy anything unnecessary. Moreover, every store has different things to offer. Not all stores have the same stock.
- There Is No Right Time
Understand one thing, there is no right time. You didn’t plan what you have come to buy. Even if you have planned it, still you may find something out of interest. Hit it!. Buy it right away. Don’t wait for the right time to buy something. There is no such thing as right time when it comes to thrifting. The next time you come to a thrift store you may not find the same thing again.
Thrift shopping has been evolving as a culture in recent decades. Macklemore should all the more be thanked for this. Venture out into the world of thrift shopping or as they say it, Treasure Hunting.