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Key Terms in the World of Thrift Shops

Because of increased prices, consumers are looking to second hand shopping to make small and large purchases. Thrift stores offer bargain and sale prices for gently used apparel, household decor and other items. Window shop through these key terms that might be useful next time you visit a thrift shop.

  • Consignment - An arrangement where a consignor delivers items or goods to a consignee to be resold or reused where the consignee pays a portion of the proceeds to the consignor. Clothes and furniture are among the many items that may be put on consignment.
  • Resale - The act of selling again or selling something that was already bought. Resale shops fall in the category of thrift shops because of the potential bargains that may exist and because used items such as furniture and clothes may be found in a resale shop. Resale shops often have sales for many items at cheap prices.
  • Vintage - Second hand garments from a previous era. Garments over 25 years old are typically considered vintage.
  • Charity Shop - A thrift store owned by a charity but is run as an independent business under contract. Charity shops are considered a retail establishment but only collect money from buyers for items purchased toward that independent charity.
  • Thrifting Community - Online community that share cheap deals for thrift stores in various regions. These communities also give general advice on thrift shopping for new and seasoned shoppers alike. There is often a forum, weekly newsletter and daily deals associated within the thrifting community.
    Association of Resale Professionals
    Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
    Featuring the best thrift shops with low rates and competitive services. We also offer educational meetings and resale information for anyone interested in learning more about what they can do.
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    User Review: "Well displayed and organized. Didn't feel like a thrift shop, more like a boutique. Furniture, pictures,china and other..."
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    Christian Crossing Thrift Shop
    2 W 1st Ave, Oakland, MD 21550
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    (301) 334-6339
    User Review: "The store has everything you can imagine and the prices are very realistic. The store is only open a couple days a week and..."
    Vintage to Vogue
    522 Valley Brook Rd, Venetia, PA 15367
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    (724) 941-4040
    User Review: "Gorgeous upscale shop! excellent clothing and housewares ..... Beautiful setting!! new items too the best I have been to"
    Home and Office Consignment Gallery
    100 Broughton Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Upscale consignment store offering an eclectic selection of furniture and accessories at affordable prices. Furniture is displayed in room settings, everything is clearly priced and accessible.
    (412) 347-0413
    Dianna's Closet
    115 S Price St, Kingwood, WV 26537
    (304) 329-1679
    Horizon Goodwill Industries Inc
    223 N 3rd St, Oakland, MD 21550
    (301) 533-1950
    Seventh Day Church Thrift Shop
    339 1st St, Parsons, WV 26287
    (304) 478-3888
    Contemporary Consignment
    1756 Mileground Rd Ste D, Morgantown, WV 26505
    (304) 284-8070
    Cool Kids Consignment
    1706 Mileground Rd, Morgantown, WV 26505
    (304) 292-7467
    Unique Consignment
    3506 University Ave, Morgantown, WV 26505
    (304) 598-5656
    Goodwill Store
    500 Fairmont Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554
    (304) 363-3155
    Hospice Care Thrift Shop
    315 Market St, Fairmont, WV 26554
    (304) 366-7995
    This N That
    57 Cory Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554
    (304) 366-1115
    Penny Pincher Thrift Store
    113 Fairmont Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554
    (304) 363-6045
    Animal Friends Thrift Shoppe
    5000 Greenbag Rd Ste B13, Morgantown, WV 26501
    (304) 291-5825
    Just Kidding Around
    874 Fairmont Rd Ste F, Morgantown, WV 26501
    (304) 292-5377

    Thrift shops are stores that sell second hand items such as furniture, clothing, and jewelry. Thrift stores often give people the option to purchase these used items at the cheapest possible prices. The shop might be operated as a charity or a consignment store. Although some consignment stores focus on selling vintage and antique clothes, others concentrate on selling second hand clothes at cheap prices. They often carry a wide range of styles for men, women, and children. They might even have baby clothes for sale. Many thrift stores can afford to sell used furniture and textiles at bargain prices because they do not pay money for these items. Instead, they accept donations. They can then resale the items at extremely cheap prices. Although many people think of thrift stores as inexpensive places where they can buy costumes, many of the stores have modern fashions from name brand designers. Instead of spending a lot of money on these items at a retail store, people can choose to buy them much more cheaply from the thrift shop. Some of the stores will even have gold and silver jewelry at inexpensive prices. Since the types of items and fashions that stores keep in stock can vary significantly, you should consider using a popular Internet search engine to find the websites of several thrift shops in your area. This could help you decide which ones have the types of clothing, footwear, furniture, and jewelry that interest you. Instead of driving from store to store, you can decide which ones fit your style best.
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