Thrift Stores vs. Garage Sales


I shop all thrift venues.  Each has its own merits, its set of positives and negatives, but when you are on the hunt for neat stuff, anything goes.

Thrift Stores

  • Open every day
  • Not seasonal
  • Special discount days
  • Senior discount days
  • Lots of inventory – changes daily
  • Large well-lit /displayed areas
  • One destination
  • Can’t bargain

Garage Sales – Neighborhood Sales

  • Lower prices
  • Great finds
  • People are willing / expect to bargain
  • Meet interesting people

Why Women Shop at Thrift Stores, Garage Sales, Flea and Antique Markets

  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • The thrill of the hunt
  • To save money
  • Boredom
  • Stress
  • The need for change
  • To create something new out of old
  • Addictive, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose…like gambling



Barb Tobias
Author, Coach, Speaker, Thrift Specialist
BarbTobias@ThriftTalkDiva.com
1-303-503-1557
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