Sometimes second hand shopping can be a S-L-O-W process. It can take months to find what you want, in good condition, for a price you’re willing to pay.
Last Friday my sister told me one of her foster girls needed a pair of swim shoes. She told me her size and asked me to keep an eye out for them while I was thrifting?
The very next day I stopped at 3 thrift stores on my way home from work. Eastside Community Aid and Value Village share a parking lot so it wasn’t like I did a lot of driving from store to store. At ECA they were having a half off everything sale. I found a pair that were marked $1.75. That made them 88 cents. However I was looking for size 3 and the shoes were size 12.
Having never shopped for children I am unfamiliar with sizing. The size 12 looked smaller not bigger than the size 3 I needed for a 9 year old.
Across the lot to Value Village I went- Nothing there.
St. Vincent’s is only a mile down the street from my house so on the way home I swung in for a look see.
$4.99 but I had a 20% off coupon, making them $3.99.
A summer of fun awaits.
I just love it when a need arises and the thrift stores “just happen” to have what I’m looking for on my next visit. It’s such a blessing. I wish I had recorded all the other times its happened.
Did you ever find just what you needed, just when you needed it? Tell me about it in the comments.