Do you ever shop at thrift stores? If so, why?

Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
I like to shop at thrift stores such as Goodwill or Salvation Army. If you like to shop at thrift stores please share why.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I don't shop at thrift stores.
12
I do shop at thrift stores. I shop there because:
54
- Money is tight
30
- I like styles that are no longer in stores
26
- I love to hunt for a bargain
38
- I prefer to buy used when possible to keep things out of the landfill
18
- I like to support the charity that runs the store.
19
- I can buy more or my money goes further.
41
- Other
13
Total votes: 251 (73 voters)
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requiem dreams requiem dreams
I do shop in thrift stores for a few reasons, I like styles that were popular in the 70's and 80's and I love finding unusual styles of clothing. I like to support the charity that runs my local shop, and I also like shopping there because I like to use found items and make them my own one of a kind thing
05/27/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
I shop at all but goodwill.

when a CEO makes 2.5 million in a year off selling items that are given to him for free, and doesn't pay his employees much...lost my money.
05/27/2013
Taylor Taylor
I don't usually shop at them, I feel like I never find anything I like in my size.
05/27/2013
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by dancingduo
I shop at all but goodwill.

when a CEO makes 2.5 million in a year off selling items that are given to him for free, and doesn't pay his employees much...lost my money.
Sadly, what is left? The Salvation Army is very much anti LGBT. Perhaps the independent thrift stores are a better choice. However, how their employees are treated and their views on topics such as marriage rights would be unknown. Doesn't really leave much left.
05/27/2013
js250 js250
I love thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets!! The bargains you can get on like new clothing, books, antiques, some furniture items, toys and other goodies is phenomenal!!! Making my money stretch farther than it should really does give me peace of mind--and I love that while I am dressed nicely and with style, no one else is going to look like me!!!!

There are 4 thrift stores in our area.
--Safe House Savers (abused women and children).
--Thrift of Hope (breast cancer).
--Commodity (senior citizens).
--Fancy Furnishings (animal shelter).
05/27/2013
Mrs.Hellzapoppin Mrs.Hellzapoppin
I thrift for dresses that are no longer. I like styles from the 40s-60s. We've got great shops like Trunk & Disorderly and Grime that really fulfill my needs.
05/27/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I love thrift shops for many reasons. Number one, I'm broke. Number two, you can find some really good stuff if you dig hard enough
05/27/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I don't think I've ever been to one.
05/27/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
We often find our kids' clothes at thrift stores not because money is tight, but because they are freaking hard on clothes! Our boys can successfully destroy a new pair of pants within 2 weeks of purchase. By supplementing their good/school clothes with thrift store clothes, we don't have to worry so much. Money would be extremely tight if we decided to get them all new clothes every time they ruined something!
05/27/2013
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I do shop at thrift stores. I like to buy my books there because money is tight and they're cheaper there. I also like that I can support the charity in the store.
05/27/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by RonLee
Sadly, what is left? The Salvation Army is very much anti LGBT. Perhaps the independent thrift stores are a better choice. However, how their employees are treated and their views on topics such as marriage rights would be unknown. Doesn't ... More
Do we really have to get into the politics of organizations that helping people? Do you have things made in China by prison labor? Do you have clothes made in Bangladeshi sweat shops?

The Salvation Army has provided help and assistance to millions of the needy for 100+ years. You don't have to agree with everything thing they do.

What happened to tolerance for other points of view?
05/27/2013
married with children married with children
I will go and look for books sometimes.
05/27/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I love shopping at thrift stores. I'm in the process of moving into a new apartment, so the thrift shop is a great place to buy small appliances and household accessories!
05/27/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I shop at thrift stores all the time (mainly Goodwill). A huge portion of my wardrobe came from thrifting.
05/27/2013
evanescentowl evanescentowl
I collect teacups, so I love to go out thrift shopping and to antique stores (which around here are similiar). Single teacups with a saucer aren't that expensive. I also like looking for other household items and candles. I'm very small so clothes don't usually fit me, unfortunately.

I have found some cute shoes from thrift shopping in the big city though.
05/27/2013
RigWife RigWife
I shop at thrift stores because I can get really good things for cheap sometime items with tags still on them. why wouldn't you
05/27/2013
Nezzie13 Nezzie13
I love thrift shops! Even when money isn't tight, I love looking around to see what I can find, especially books. A lot of books from my childhood are out of print, so it's sweet to wee one sitting in a thrift shop for a buck
05/27/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
Do we really have to get into the politics of organizations that helping people? Do you have things made in China by prison labor? Do you have clothes made in Bangladeshi sweat shops?

The Salvation Army has provided help and assistance to ... More
There is a difference between disagreeing on politics, Gunsmoke, and an organization that supports my own equal rights being stripped from me.

If an organization helped fight against your right to be married to your wife, you may question your allegience to them, too. Why give power to something that wants to hurt me? There are so many other just as good, if not better, non-profits that both help people and manage to do that without being anti-me.
05/27/2013
GingerSpice GingerSpice
great for buying clothes to tear apart and sew something new out of
05/27/2013
Chelynn67 Chelynn67
Quote:
Originally posted by Pete's Princess
I like to shop at thrift stores such as Goodwill or Salvation Army. If you like to shop at thrift stores please share why.
I love them, you can find some very interesting things there
05/27/2013
kitcomet kitcomet
Thrift stores are what I can afford. Dig N' Save anyone?
05/27/2013
ZZ ZZ
Mostly for books
05/27/2013
eri86 eri86
I've tried. Can never find anything I like or want.
05/28/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Never been to one
05/28/2013
marmouse marmouse
I'm broke and I have two kids to dress. I can usually find some nice name brand stuff so they don't have to worry about getting teased, and it's cheap. Plus, I hate buying new things and I hate things being thrown out. It also saves me from having to worry so much about bad corporate ethics.
05/28/2013
ChaiMocha ChaiMocha
In addition to cheap prices I just like not knowing what to expect. Its kind of like a treasure hunt.
05/28/2013
KinkyNicki92 KinkyNicki92
I don't shop at thrift shops but i dont think there is anything wrong with it... to each its own.
05/28/2013
humblepie humblepie
We always shopped at thrift store growing up, and I hated it. I always felt really dirty after going in and I was upset that I never got anything 'new'. In my area the only thrifstores nearby were expensive boutique-y ones or huge Value Villages etc with no changing rooms.
Nowadays, I do go occasionally. They're awesome places to find cookbooks, and I can sometimes find clothes that work for me. I still take an hour long shower after leaving though x_x
05/28/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
Quote:
Originally posted by Pete's Princess
I like to shop at thrift stores such as Goodwill or Salvation Army. If you like to shop at thrift stores please share why.
I do at times, when looking for unusual Halloween theme props.
05/28/2013
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