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Resale a good way to save

August 16, 2012
Estherville Daily News

Are you a parent who's wondering how to pay for school clothes?

Well, there might be some light at the end of the tunnel for you.

According to the National Association of Resale Professionals, resale shopping attracts consumers from all economic levels. There is no typical resale shopper, just as there is no typical resale shop. No one is immune to the excitement of finding a treasure and saving money. Shrewd shoppers take advantage of the opportunity resale offers to save money on apparel, furniture and other consumer goods. These savings can add quality to life when used for vacations, entertainment, funding college and retirement accounts and expanding family activities.

According to America's Research Group, a consumer research firm, about 16-18 percent of Americans will shop at a thrift store during a given year. For consignment/resale shops, it's about 12-15 percent. To keep these figures in perspective, consider that during the same time frame 11.4 percent of Americans shop in factory outlet malls, 19.6 percent in apparel stores and 21.3 percent in major department stores.

We are indeed lucky to have a great resale store right here in Estherville - Thrifty's on 12 N. Sixth Street.

Thrifty's has all kinds of gently used clothing for back to school plus a lot of other items for the household such as small kitchen appliances, dinner ware and other items.

And proceeds go toward an excellent cause. Echo Plus Inc. clients benefit directly from proceeds from Thrifty's.

So the next time you need back-to-school clothes - or anything for the home - and money's tight, Thrifty's is a great place to visit.

What the heck. It's even great if you have all the money in the world.

You just don't know what treasures you'll find inside.



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