17. Shop Out of Season
Most thrift stores try to get rid of their older clothing by putting them on sale. However, there will sometimes be clothes that sit there for months without getting purchased, and they just sit in a certain section of the store. These out-of-season items tend to be the cheapest things you can find in the store, because the owners prefer to have popular items sold in front. If you can wait until this item gets out of season, you can find amazing deals.
For example, I once got my mom a London Fog peacoat for $5 that was brand new with its $200 price tag still on it. I also found a $100 Nautica jacket for just $8, because it was being sold at the end of the season when jackets went on clearance. With that being said, a lot of these things will be picked over by then. However, sometimes the most expensive items are left over, because they were out of someone’s price range. You in some cases, you are literally saving the best for last and making out like a bandit.