Ive always loved a good thrift store find. If someone told me 10 years ago that a good portion of my income would come from making money from thrift store flips I wouldnt have believed it. Im going to talk a little bit about how I make money with thrift store flipping.
More and more people are hitting thrift and discount shops in the hope of being able to purchase something that is affordable because money doesn’t come easy nowadays. With the rising prices in almost all basic commodities, gasoline, and the like, quite often not much of our money is left after we pay for all our bills and buy our daily needs. Shopping in a thrift store can be quite fun as you rummage your way to finding one of a kind items that are still in good condition and in good quality.
You will come to find that a thrift store is quite different from your ordinary shop. In an ordinary department store you will find a particular item to be sold in many while in a thrift shop there is only one of each kind. It is important that you are keen and fast when making a decision on whether to buy it or not for if you can’t make up your mind and decide to return the following day you won’t expect that item to still be around.
Most thrift shops usually have something new almost everyday. I am not telling you to go visit it everyday but if you can’t find anything you want today you could always visit again tomorrow or the following day after that in case something new pops up. I would strongly advise that you only buy something when you need it or want a particular thing. Avoid going on impulsive shopping sprees.
It is very important that you have the patience when shopping in a thrift store. You have to go through several racks before you actually find an item that you like. Going through the items in a thrift shop is like going on a treasure hunt and it poses quite a challenge.
I would always advise that when you buy clothes, you should try them on to get to see how it looks on you. Most well practiced shoppers though have an eye at knowing if a particular item fits them by just looking at it. Many thrift shops have a return policy but why give yourself the hassle of returning the items when you can try them on right there at the shop.
One last piece of advice, check for damages that may have been overlooked like damaged zipper, buttons, etc. If you find something that you really like having a very slight damage but you are willing to pay for it, make sure that you can repair it or have it repaired.