2. Bring a Friend as a Second Set of Eyes
Whenever you go to a thrift store, flea market, or yard sale, it’s always a good idea for you to bring a friend. There is so much inventory packed into a small space, it can be difficult to spot everything. It’s kind of like looking at one of those I Spy books. Most people are not taking the time to look through every single object on a shelf. For one thing, they don’t want to take up the space for too long, because it means that you aren’t giving other customers a chance.
So if you have a friend with you, they are the second set of eyes to help you look for those amazing deals. Before you go inside of a thrift store, make a game plan. Communicate on the items that you are looking for. If one person finds what the other person is looking for, all the better. Teamwork makes the dream work. Hopefully your friend isn’t competing with you on the same items, though. In most cases, you should be able to find someone to shop with who won’t take your deals away from you.