13. Look For Misunderstood Items
Sometimes, you can find a really great deal at a thrift shop if you find something that has been misunderstood. What I mean by that is that the person putting out the items and creating the prices has no idea what that thing is. So they might put something more valuable into the wrong section of the thrift store. When a mistake has been made, you might be able to get something at a huge discount simply because the employee was misinformed about what it was.
This has happened to me on multiple occasions, mostly when I was looking for older antiques. It tends to happen more often in my local college town where Goodwill employees are students just looking for a part-time gig. Obviously, older people and private shop owners are more likely to have the experience to know how to price something correctly, and you’re not going to get as good of a discount.