19. Check the Clearance Section
This next tip might seem obvious, but you should really check out the clearance section of your thrift store. Just like regular stores, thrift shops also put things on clearance, and you can save upwards of 75% off the ticket price. These are usually items that are out of season, or have been in the store for a very long time. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they are bad items either. These are things that could have been overlooked. After all, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
I have found some great deals in the thrift store clearance section. For example, I found a Longaberger picnic basket for only three dollars because it was in the middle of winter, and no one was going on a picnic. These normally sell for $150 each. I got an amazing deal because I understood what this brand was, and I understood its actual value. Obviously, everyone else who saw that item had no idea what it was.