Thursday, September 23, 2021

Why is thrift shopping so popular?


This vintage cameo

Thrifting is so popular because everyone likes to treasure hunt especially with pre owned items.  Everyone likes a deal and many like to haggle over prices at sales.

Yard sales, garage sales and estate sales are especially popular for people searching for specific items or for spontaneous finds found to either keep or flip on sites like eBay.

"Another man's trash is another man's treasure" that saying is so true today. 

Thrifting started in the 60s when people started to purchase vintage clothing and vintage collectibles.  There has always been a market for antiques items more than a 100 years old.  Vintage items were considered junk until recent history .  in this era of climate change many people are choosing to reuse, recycle and repurpose items to save the environment and at the same time save money.

The reasons why shopping At at thrift shops are popular are because: it's affordable.

At thrift shops you can pay anything from a few cents to a couple of dollars for clothing and household items. 

Thrift shopping helps the local economy by guaranteeing people with low economic resources find items in their price range to shop.

Many people choose to shop thrift but there is a segment of population that rely on thrift shops for their needs such as clothes shopping and furniture shopping. They have budget constraints that make them have no option but to shop at thrift shops.

Thrift shopping helps charities that provide jobs and job training as a service to the disadvantaged and disabled like Goodwill.  Many thrifts are non profits and help the community they are in.   There are some that are for profit but they also donate to charities and causes in the community.

Thrifting is popular because Gen z tend to buy sustainable. Clothing and items and are making thrift a billion dollar industry.  

Thrift shopping is popular because we are saving the environment by reusing and recycling these items as we give them a second life and take them into our homes.

Thrifting will always be popular because people will always search for deals and amazing rare finds and treasures.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Visit my ebay store vintage old treasures

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Friday, September 17, 2021

The politicazation of vaccines and masks


Why are there 80 million Americans unvaccinated and why is there such an aversion to wearing masks?  The answer is simple there is so much disinformation out there that many Americans believe social media or news platforms like fox news and newsman which spread disinformation.  Covid vaccine has become political even though Americans have been getting vaccines for


over a hundred years such as polio , flu, measles and other vaccines.  Why is covid different ? 

It started when Donald trump refused to wear a mask and caught covid.   He said it was like the flu even though he had expensive treatment to treat his covid that regular Americans wouldn't have access to.  Republicans started to follow his lead and hence it became political.   Nevermind the more than 648,000 Americans that have died from covid despite this number the covid deniers won't vaccinate causing the virus to mutate into the delta variant.  These millions are spreading covid to vaccinated people and children under 12 potentially killing innocent people.  

Covid numbers are still high in America because the unvaccinated are taking up icu beds from patient's that need the treatment from life threatening illness and injury.  What's tragic is that the unvaccinated don't have to die unnecessarily if they only vaccinated .  our economy could rebound if people only decided to listen to the science and not the nonsense out there. 

The facts are out there for level headed people to listen to fact,  the almost 700,000 people that have died should scare them into taking the vaccine.  This disease was created in a lab it wasn't designed by nature so it was designed to be deadlier by the fact that its so contagious.  Vaccination should be mandated because people don't understand that this isn't about personal choice this is about personal survival. 

Covid doesn't care if you are republican or democrat this disease kills with impunity. I read a story of a small Texas girl of 4 years old died of covid because of anti vaxxer mom who had covid she spread it to her little girl and now she has to live with that. The mom now wished that she had vaxxed up. Covid is not a hoax nor is it the flu it is more than that.  The sooner people realize the truth the better it will be for the country.  

President Biden mandated that companies with 100 or more workers had to vaccinate or be tested weekly for covid. He placed fines on air travelers who won't mask up in order to limit the spread.  These mandates are within his powers as President and I hope this will limit the spread of the disease.

There are people that believe that the vaccine has a microchip in it or that it affects woman from getting pregnant. Some celebrities have spread misinformation like Nicky Minaj saying the her cousin's friends testicles got swollen because of covid vaccine. One lady at a town hall said the people have become magnetized by the vaccine. People believe this nonsense and that is scary.

Americans need to inform themselves by listening to the science not the political rhetoric for the sake of this country.


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Daytona beach trip

Life's a box of chocolates

 Did you know that Daytona Beach was where the first Daytona nascar races were held in the 1910s before being moved to present location. On the boardwalk there are plaques about the history of Daytona Beach which is fascinating.

Have to go there to enjoy the history and scenery.

Here are some photos from trip.

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