Tips on Hitting the Thrift Stores

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Feeling thrifty? If you're like most women, you have no problem making someone else's trash your treasure, especially if it means getting more for less. But there are a few things you want to keep in mind, bargain shoppers. Before you set out on your thrift store spending spree, keep your budget at the forefront of your mind. Although $10 here and $15 there may seem like a steal, it all adds up and before you know it, you could be paying retail store prices for second-hand stuff. One way to avoid this is to set in stone exactly what you're shopping for before ever stepping foot in the store. In other words, if you're on the prowl for a little black dress and a scarf, keep your search narrow. If not, you're likely to blow your budget by a huge margin. Don't make any impulse purchases you hadn't planned on. Remember, the early bird gets the worm... and the bargains. Get an early start. By arriving at a thrift store when the doors open, you'll have first run of the merchandise. That means getting the pick of the litter. For the best deals, you'll want to beat the crowds.