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For individuals on a tight budget that are shopping for reduced price, secondhand goods can be a great option. Secondhand shops also carry unique items to accent a home or wardrobe. Below are five terms used to describe locations where secondhand goods are sold.

  • Consignment Shop - A store that sells items that are owned by other people. A seller brings goods to a consignment store, where they are displayed until purchased. Once the goods have been purchased the store gives the profits to the seller. Consignment shops typically have used goods available at reduced prices.
  • Flea Market - A market where cheap or second-hand goods are sold or traded by individual sellers, sometimes referred to as a swap meet. Flea markets may be held outdoors or in large indoor venues, like warehouses or schools.
  • Antique Shop - A store that sells items that are old or collectible. Any item may be an antique, including clothing or furniture. Antiques are desired because of unique or beautiful features particular to a certain period of time.
  • Vintage Shop - A store that sells items that were produced in the past and reflect the style of an earlier time. Vintage stores that focus on clothing, shoes, and jewelry are very popular. Items considered vintage are typically newer than antiques.
  • Thrift Shop - A store that sells previously owned items like, apparel, furniture, appliances, books, and toys. Thrift shops are often operated to fund a charity and sell donated merchandise and very low prices. Also, some thrift shops are operated for profit and purchase merchandise from the public.
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    Good Deal Great Stuff
    6520 Old Waterloo Rd Ste D, Elkridge, MD 21075
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    (410) 799-1530
    User Review: "I love this little shop have bought many items there without a hitch."
    The Salvation Army
    511 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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    (410) 768-0477
    User Review: "Dropped off bags of clothing last wk & the person at the trailer didn't to offer helping me get the bags of clothes to the..."
    Kaboodle Home Gallery
    16801 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood, MD 20855
    Our consignment store has the best inventory and customer service around. Here you can find quality previously owned furniture and home accessories at outstanding prices. Get in touch to see our inventory.
    (301) 670-0766
    Thrift Stores of Washington DC
    9880 Washington Blvd N, Laurel, MD 20723
    (410) 792-0090
    Trinity Episcopal Church Gift & Thrift Shoppe
    7474 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410) 799-9175
    Goodwill Industiies of The Chesapeake Inc
    6600 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
    (410) 869-4831
    1700 N Rolling Rd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
    (410) 448-4949
    Goodwill Store & Donation Center
    12655 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
    (301) 490-5926
    Collins Thift Store Center
    211 Collins Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229
    (410) 242-8111
    10811 Tucker St, Beltsville, MD 20705
    (301) 595-3840
    Everything Else But New Thrift Store
    5224 Baltimore National Pike, Baltimore, MD 21229
    (443) 830-1549
    Trash Picker's Thrift Store
    1027 Regina Dr, Halethorpe, MD 21227
    (443) 304-2460
    Fas Consultants LLC
    12014 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD 20705
    (240) 965-7237
    Goodwill Industries
    800 Central Ave, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
    (410) 636-3721
    Unique Thrift Store Bazaar
    12211 Veirs Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (301) 962-0600

    Shops that sell second hand goods have been around a good while. Most sell clothing or furniture. They fall into a number of categories. Thrift stores are often the most popular. They are run independently, but usually linked to some kind of charity. They take donated items and sell them on, often at very low prices. Thus, they serve two purposes, of raising money for the charity and of providing quality goods to shoppers with limited funds. Pawn shops also provide two services. Generally, items in a pawn shop were given as collateral for a loan that was never paid. Pawn shops also buy items outright. These stores can have interesting, unusual and often valuable items including collectibles and antiques. Pawn shops are great places to look around and search through. Other second hand shops often specialize in different products. For example, they may sell baby clothes and toys or vintage records. Used book stores serve a different industry. Designer apparel and jewelry are also common, including shoes. Home furniture and kitchen appliances might also be seen, including plates and dishes. Some sell collectibles such as coins and stamps. Often, items are taken for sale on a consignment basis. Consignment is an important part of the business of many used stores. Other stores may buy items outright. Despite the wide variety of goods, clothing is often the most important, especially in thrift stores. Second hand stores offer an opportunity to purchase unique vintage items, often cheaply. They are also particularly useful for both buying and selling clothing for children.
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