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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.
    (2) Reviews Write a review
    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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    Mattoon Community Thrift Store
    234 Broadway Ave E, Mattoon, IL 61938
    Local thrift store offering a variety of items, including clothing and many household items. We have a great selection of goods at low prices, so check us out today!
    (217) 235-8362
    Humble Heart Thrift Center
    2427 Stevenson Dr, Springfield, IL 62703
    Humble Heart Thrift Center is a 4,000 sq ft facility selling quality goods at unbeatable prices. We support H.E.L.P. Outreach whose mission is giving opportunity, dignity, and hope to the homeless.
    (217) 219-0397
    Ewe's Treasures Shop
    901 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554
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    (309) 347-8387
    User Review: "Small store but good selection. Cheapest jean prices at any thift store. Good prices on other items. Wish this place was..."
    201 Lincoln Sq, Urbana, IL 61801
    (217) 384-2158
    Four Seasons Garage Sale
    401 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
    (217) 607-0335
    Pink and Blue
    401 W Springfield Ave Apt A, Urbana, IL 61801
    (217) 344-6134
    Twice Is Nice Thrift Shop
    607 W Elm St, Urbana, IL 61801
    (217) 328-2724
    Ella's Upscale Consignment
    408 N Race St, Urbana, IL 61801
    (217) 954-0264
    2000 N Neil St Spc 315, Champaign, IL 61820
    (217) 352-2567
    Carrie's Antiques & Jewelry
    204 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820
    (217) 352-3231
    Dandelion Vintage & Used Clothing
    9 E Taylor St, Champaign, IL 61820
    (217) 355-9333
    So Called Junk
    110 E University Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
    (217) 398-1520
    Plato's Closet
    29 E Marketview Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
    (217) 366-8200
    Peckham Estate Sales & Appraisers
    118 E University Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
    (217) 377-0634
    Salvation Army
    109 W John St, Champaign, IL 61820
    (217) 351-0952

    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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