After my visit to Goodwill yesterday I was feeling thrifty again today so I headed over to the local Value Village. The one here is really big. Its at least 3-4 times bigger than the Goodwill, you could spend hours in it. I have never bought used clothing before, but lately I have been thinking why not? I thought it couldn't hurt to atleast check it out, you never know what you will find.
I was mainly looking for brands of clothing that I would not normally purchase brand new because of the high price. I mean, I am not going to buy a used shirt that came from Walmart, that could be anywhere from like $4-$7 when you can get it brand new for a few bucks more. I found a lot of great brand name items like Tommy Hilfiger and Guess jeans, or Abercrombie and Hollister shirts. I ended up getting a pair of shorts that were originally from American Eagle, for $5.99!! They fit perfect and are very comfortable.
Another reason I wanted to check this place out was for books! I ended up getting a book by Donald Trump called Think Like a Billionaire for $5.99 and a novel called See Jane Run by Joy Fielding for $3.99. Some of the book prices there seem a little pricey to me for a used book, but it's still considerably cheaper than buying them new.
Afterwards I noticed another book store in the same plaza that I didn't know about! I think it might be new. Anyways it was a used book store, similar to another one I like to go to, where you take your old books and get store credit. This one is closer to me and a lot nicer and I am thinking I might start going to this one regularly as well. It even had a nice little area with leather armchairs where you can sit and read!
I've decided I need to stop buying books brand new. Not that I buy a lot of them, but I think I should make a rule for myself to stop altogether! I mean, there are so many ways to get great used books for so much cheaper, there really is no reason to buy new ones.
Tomorrow I probably won't go anywhere since it's a holiday and mostly everything will be closed. I think I might try to clean up my room, or go for a nice walk if the weather permits. So far this weekend has been pretty cold, so I am crossing my fingers for tomorrow.