Many people swear by their local thrift store for finding quality merchandise at bargain basement prices.
The AARP and U.S. News & World Report, as shared with consumer resource Bottom Line Secrets magazine, shared the following for shopping thrift stores:
* SHOP EARLY IN THE WEEK. Most thrift stores' donations arrive on weekends, so the inventory is larger at the beginning of the week.
* HUNT "CATEGORY BARGAINS." Shirts, for example, may be all the same price, whether they are K-Mart or Tommy Hilfiger.
And NEVER buy the following at thrift stores. They are either safety hazards or health risks:
* USED CRIBS
* USED CHILDREN'S FURNITURE
* USED BICYCLE HELMETS
* USED CHILD SAFETY SEATS FOR VEHICLES
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