Thrifting: Do you do it?

Thrifting: Do you do it?

Tangles Tangles
Do you buy clothes and other things from thrift stores and re-sale shops? I've been trying to do buy more from re-sale shops to cut down on my carbon footprint and constant consuming. Plus you can get some really good deals from thrift stores.
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All the time!
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Occasionally.
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Nope.
Rossie , ViVix , LovesToPlay , dhig , Incendiaire , hjtee , SparklyGlitter , Allstars316
8  (14%)
Total votes: 59
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js250 js250
I love thrifting. A lot of the time I can get clothing way over my budget. I scored a pair of Jimmy Choo heels for $5.00 a couple of months ago. No way I could ever get a pair at full price.
03/20/2012
ladychristie ladychristie
I didn't use to but since I get bored of my clothes so quick it only made sense to start thrifting. And I just scored recently I got an eddie bauer swing for my baby on the way for $5.
03/20/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I like to, but the thrift stores in my area don't carry any clothing I would wear. Most of them have clothes from the 80's and stuff. If I go to a thrift store in the city, I can find some things I like.
03/20/2012
Rossie Rossie
I'm a thrifty person, but I cannot stand something that has been worn by a stranger.
03/20/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangles
Do you buy clothes and other things from thrift stores and re-sale shops? I've been trying to do buy more from re-sale shops to cut down on my carbon footprint and constant consuming. Plus you can get some really good deals from thrift stores.
I can't persuade myself to do it since the bedbug epidemic at Goodwill stores.
03/20/2012
tiggle biddies tiggle biddies
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangles
Do you buy clothes and other things from thrift stores and re-sale shops? I've been trying to do buy more from re-sale shops to cut down on my carbon footprint and constant consuming. Plus you can get some really good deals from thrift stores.
my room mate and i go to thrift stores to buy interesting t shirts and other random stuff you'd never thing existed. it's a great experience, besides being better for the environment. plus it's all super cheap!
03/20/2012
Kissy Kissy
Quote:
Originally posted by ViVix
I can't persuade myself to do it since the bedbug epidemic at Goodwill stores.
Bed bug epidemic at Goodwill? When? Where? Ick!
03/20/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangles
Do you buy clothes and other things from thrift stores and re-sale shops? I've been trying to do buy more from re-sale shops to cut down on my carbon footprint and constant consuming. Plus you can get some really good deals from thrift stores.
Sometimes. We have a nice value village near us and sometimes I've shopped there.
03/20/2012
LovesToPlay LovesToPlay
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Originally posted by Rossie
I'm a thrifty person, but I cannot stand something that has been worn by a stranger.
I am with you!! I know you can wash it and all but still I'm just not up for used items...
03/20/2012
dhig dhig
never have
03/20/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
A couple times I have but it is usually new stuff they have got in.
03/20/2012
Djiffy Djiffy
I love thrifting. The local thrift store has 50% sales on the last Saturday of the month. It gets crowded, but hardcover novels for 20 cents makes it SO worth it to brave the crowds.
03/20/2012
MeliPixie MeliPixie
Every summer my family likes to go thrifting at least a few times. So much fun!
03/20/2012
Kitka Kitka
Sure do, good way to save some money on clothes.
03/20/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Half of my clothes are from thrift stores! That's pretty much the only way we can afford a lot of things, so~
03/20/2012
hjtee hjtee
I wish I could-we don't have any thrift/second hand stores where I live.
03/20/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
I love thrift stores and garage sales.
03/20/2012
Owl Identified Owl Identified
In New York, Goodwill is really no more likely to have bed bugs than like, a a waiting room at a doctor's office. They're sadly just sort of common in the metropolitan area. I understand why some people would avoid thrifting for that reason, though. I'm pretty good at sussing out bad pieces, but I also mostly thrift for clothes, appliances, kitchen ware, etc. I would definitely be reluctant to bring home any furniture because there are lots of places for roach eggs and the like to hide. I am very into second hand furniture, just not from a big chain like that. It's better to peruse garage or moving sales, easier to ask questions and get histories. But, yes, you know that Cat Power song "Lived In Bars"? If they wrote a soundtrack to my life, the opening score would be called "Lived In Salvos". We throw out way too much good shit in the United States!
03/20/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by ViVix
I can't persuade myself to do it since the bedbug epidemic at Goodwill stores.
It's been mentioned in the news from time to time, thrift stores periodically hire pest control people to their locations to prevent bug infestations from happening. A while back, a lady bought a bedroom furniture set that was visibly clean, disinfected everything when she brought it home, slept on the bed that night and was chewed up by bedbugs, and those pesky things spread all over her house!

But of course, like Owl Identified said, you can be in contact with bedbugs at other places too; that's why I'm not in the mood to travel much nowadays, worried that there's bedbugs at hotels.
03/20/2012
Roz W Roz W
Hellz yeah. Stuff is more unique (imo), and it cuts down on waste.
03/20/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Love thriftstoring!
03/20/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
i love thrift stores.
03/20/2012
PleasurableThings PleasurableThings
I'm hooked ever since finding a vintage French corset for $5.

Also, for anyone with kids it's such a great recycling option: you can buy next-to-new kid clothes for a fraction of the cost, and donate the clothes back to the shop once they've grown out of them.
03/20/2012
DiamondKoala DiamondKoala
Definitely since I can always find something really random for a party or odd cosplay instance.
03/20/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
My God I LOVE thriftstoring, all those treasures, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! !!
03/20/2012
PinkiePie PinkiePie
I almost never buy anything full priced and plus it's more satisfying to wade through a bunch of crap to find your magnificently priced gem.
03/21/2012
samanthalynn samanthalynn
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangles
Do you buy clothes and other things from thrift stores and re-sale shops? I've been trying to do buy more from re-sale shops to cut down on my carbon footprint and constant consuming. Plus you can get some really good deals from thrift stores.
i love it
03/21/2012
Destri Destri
Love to shop thrift stores. I do it as much as possible. My mother and step-father actually had a second-hand store when I was growing up, so it is probably in my blood.
03/21/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
Sometimes.
03/21/2012
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