Inflation has hit a 31 year old high and products and goods have risen up 7%. Prices on food, rent, gas, and everything else has risen. Thrift stores helps customers during these difficult times.
Thrift stores allow people to purchase clothing, home goods, pots, furniture, and appliances, as an example of only a few items sold at these stores. Thrift allows people to purchase items at very low cost. The stigma of thrift shopping has gone away as shopping thrift has become cool with younger Generations. Thrift shopping and sustainable shopping and is beneficial to the environment.
Saving money at thrift
The thrift store is Affordable because you can pay a few cents to up to a few dollars as an example. You might pay lower price point depending upon the item. As a thrift customer I have saved money on black Frigidaire and Whirlpool appliances. I got a stove, dishwasher, and microwave all for $295. They were all in very good condition. They were purchased in 2017 and they have lasted. You can find quality appliances depending upon those thrift store. Some only so furniture.
Customers avoid inflation
Some thrift stores sell unique different unexpected items. At helping hands, they sell snacks like chips, crackers, and chocolate. I was surprised to find snacks there, they get donations from Walmart. So you can find the most unique items at thrift. The norm is too find clothing which is popular at thrift.
Many people buying Home Goods like vases, pots, and bowls that are Collectibles. Customers pay a fraction of what they will pay at a retail store.
Shopping for pre-owned Electronics
Sometimes customers can find amazing pre-owned vintage electronics like old radios, stereos, and speakers. Vintage electronics are very collectible and popular. Some items are used for decorating or for nostalgic purposes like old typewriters.
Shopping for different styles of furniture
You can find country style, French Country, to Victorian Eastlake, to mid-century modern pieces. There's a style for everyone.
In summary, these are just a few of the items that can be saved at thrift stores and save customers money. These thrift store sales help them avoid inflation for retail items.