1.18.2012

Thrifting Tips::

Hi There, I hope you are having a great week so far. I figured I would post this information just in case you needed it.
                                    In Response to Cityfarmer's Question:

                                     Do you haggle at your thrift shop?
                                                              OR
                                      Can you haggle at a thrift shop?

 Answer: I don't want to confuse you guys. At most thrift shops prices are marked clearly. Unless, they have a sale of sorts for example: Bag sale or Color coded sale depending on week. So, my answer is a NO. Here's my but, check shop's Policy. Some thrift stores post their policy right at the check out for view. Did you know that?
     Here's my rule of thumb #1. If there is No Policy posted, GO FOR IT! Haggle Away. Rule of thumb # 2. If an item is over priced or you think mismarked. ASK??? It doesn't hurt. What is the worst thing that could happen. They will tell you, "NO!"  Rule of thumb #3. Once you become a regular customer your foots in the door.. Haggle for a better deal. By now you know the Staff by name. I have even given volunteers a verbal list of things I'm looking for. Do you know they are more than happy to help you out. Their job is to sell and Customers want to buy. So, haggle on :)
              I hope this answered your Question.
              Enjoy your fun journey of thrifting.

PS. Yes, Cityfarmer I haggle at my thrift shop!
PSS. Shops ;)
                                                                                   xxx Liz

6 comments:

GirlRural.com said...

I completely agree with your post. I can haggle at my local thrift stores because I've built a relationship and I'm careful of when to ask and about what.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great advice! People need to remember not to ask for a price that is extremely too low! That would be an insult!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Hi Liz~
THANK YOU for the buttons! They arrived so quickly!
If you come across these again or ANY WHITE vintage buttons, please let me know.
...And I completely agree with your post. :) :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

cityfarmer said...

you're so cute ... now that I think of it, there's a sign clearly posted at my favorite haunt ...darn it all

cityfarmer said...

ps ... and you said you know the reason you were hacked ... do tell

email me

Pam said...

I so agree! Great post.