a We usually shop Tuesday through Saturday, although on occasion a Sunday or Monday trip happens. We find that the best days for shopping are Wed-Fri. Much less competition in the stores, and new things have made it out to the shelves by then. Saturday shopping involves more auto and human traffic and less things being put out on the shelves, so it can be more hit or miss than usual. Today was a pretty good day.
STORE#1 (local charity store benefitting women's shelter).
This store was recently remodeled and has mostly clothing. I have gotten a few really nice items out of this store at a very good price, including a Temperley dress for $6 and a blumarine shirt for $4. They have a boutique section, which I avoid because everything is priced beyond what would be a reasonable resale profit margin, and they focus on the better known brands that don't actually sell as well on eBay (Talbots, Laundry, etc.). I didn't get anything there today.
STORE #2 - Goodwill
This store pays off big once in a while. Today's purchases:
STORE #4 - another Goodwill
STORE #7 - yet another Goodwill - I usually don't visit this one as the prices are higher than others and the selection is slim. But today I got a brand new in box Villaware Pizzelle maker for $11. Should sell around $70 more or less.
These are in the same shopping strip, one is a new resale store I've never been in. Very nice stuff, but prices more than I like to pay for resale. But I may have found a place to consign some of my vintage couture. The other is a YWCA resale I rarely go in because the prices are higher than the other resale shop. I did happen to find a three-pieces Misook outfit I took a chance on for $12. Could be $100+
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