If you love going to the thrift shop, you’re likely to be someone who loves getting a good deal. But did you know that you can save even more? For years, I had a reselling business where I found items at thrift shops and antique stores to sell online. Here are some of my best secrets for saving 50% or more at the thrift store.
30. Show Up For The Weekly Color Tag Sales
Almost every thrift stop has one day a week where they mark down the prices of their items by 50%. The way they manage this is through color coordinating tags. For example, this week it might be the blue tags that are 50% off. And next week the red tags are scheduled to go on sale. It’s always designed to make the oldest items go on sale every 6 weeks or so. If you’re willing to go back every week, pay attention to the items that are going to be on sale the following week.
Something that I used to do to make sure I got the best deals possible was to show up the day before the sale. Ask the cashier what the color tag will be for tomorrow. Then look through the aisles and find the items with those color tags. The next day, show up early in the morning and go straight for those items. Keep in mind that some managers tell their employees not to inform customers of the color schedule, since they don’t want anyone to get an unfair advantage. But it really just depends on the policy of your local thrift shop.