There are a select few of you out there who avoid thrift stores. More specifically you eschew them. Because that’s what the hoity toity do. They eschew.
Incidentally, hoity toity has nothing to do with wealth or income. It has to do with a mindset. Often the hoity toity can be found buying only what is the most expensive regardless of whether they actually like it or not. And regardless of whether they can afford it or not.
The hoity toity will not shop in Dollar Stores, thrift shops or stores that require you put your goods in a cart. And they don’t use allen keys. Which works out well, what with them not knowing what allen keys are. To be perfectly honest, the hoity toity don’t even like people named Allen.
Then there are the rest of us. The ones who appreciate quality goods, but know that you don’t *always* have to pay a lot for them. The ones who not only cross the threshold of places like Dollar General, Goodwill and any number of dumpsters, but we get a tingling thrill from it each and every time.
Just writing this post today about my 4 best Thrift Store finds from the past year is giving me the wiggles.
And with the holidays upon us, Thrift Stores are a great place to find inexpensive presents that you normally wouldn’t be able to afford or would never be able to find.
So if you’re part of the hoity toity who don’t shop in thrift stores or for some reason you’ve forgotten how great they can be, take a look at these things I picked up this year. They may not be to your taste, which is fine. That’s not the point. The point is V A L U E.
And the thrill of the hunt.
Now, to get deals like this you have to act fast, be decisive and make sure you grab it before the person behind you does. Don’t be embarrassed and don’t be coy. If you like it, put your head down, take a football blocking stance, run towards it and GRAB it.
Thrift stores don’t have 20 french copper pots. They have one. And if you like it, chances are someone else will too, so if you think about your purchase, or politely let someone else look at it you’ll probably lose out. This is NOT the time to act Canadian. Push, shove, grab, purchase.
Remember that mantra. PUSH, SHOVE, GRAB, PURCHASE. You are a thrift store warrior and PROUD of it.
The moral of this story? I think it’s pretty obvious. Don’t be a Hoity Toity … be a Shifty Thrifty.