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Second-Hand Shopping: How to Save at Thrift Stores & Consignment Shops


Want to save more money shopping for clothes and other home goods? Learn more about the types of second-hand shops, and strategies to find the best deals.

Before we get into the tips on how to hit a home run at this stores, let’s first get familiar with the different types of shops.

Types of Second-Hand Stores

If you live in a medium to large-sized city, you probably have access to several different types of second-hand shops. You may find some overlap in the merchandise between different categories of shops. If you have a clear idea of what you need, you can visit the type of shop most likely to carry the goods you need to save you time and stress, and to increase your chances for success.

Choose Your Store Carefully
Second-hand stores often specialize and you may find that the quality and style of the goods match the community where the store is located. If you want to buy designer clothing, target a consignment store or a for-profit second-hand store in an affluent community.

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