Times are tough! I find myself saying that more and more. When I was younger I loved thrift shops as they allowed me to purchase things I would not have been able to afford, for low prices.
Nowadays my wife would never let me bring this crap into our home but for a college student this is a great way to decorate a dorm room or a first apartment. I knew kids that bought all their clothes from thrift stores.
Now in 2010, we are in the digital age, and like everything else, there are now online thrift stores.
We will run down three really cool online thrift stores that might help you save a small fortune. One of the shops is a non-profit for charity and the other two are for-profit companies but they all have good deals!
We will cover the charity first. It is Good Will Online. When we arrive at their homepage we will see a screen that looks something like this:
Good Will Online’s shop offers their items up in an eBay-like fashion which is pretty cool. You can bid on an item you want and hope to win it. You can find different categories like Art, Clothing, Collectibles, Books/Movies/Music, Antiques, Computers & Electronics, For The Home, Musical Instruments and many more. When clicking on a category they will show you sub-categories as well as “featured” listings and then the additional ones.
The products at their online thrift stores come from their stores nationwide so they will also tell you where the items are located and a specific description of them.
The next online thrift store up for review is Gone Tomorrow a.k.a Once in a Blue Moon. They are an online thrift store and consignment shop. This means you can sell your used items on their site as well as buy the items they have for sale.
When you arrive at their site you will see a screen that looks something like this:
They have categories on the right which include $1.00 items and bridal wear! A very eclectic collection of stuff but that is where you can find the best stuff! Let’s take a closer look as to what Once in a Blue Moon has to offer:
I clicked on books and was greeted with the above sub-sections. I then moved onto the Fiction Hardcover/Paper Back section and saw this:
There is no bidding here. You can just simply click on add to cart and purchase the item. It is then yours! Have yourself a look around and see if anything floats your boat!
And finally we have AtOncer that seems to have a huge collection of everything available online. When you arrive at their online thrift store website you will see their categories like so:
Clicking into a category will show you their items or sub-categories like so:
And then clicking through to a sub-category will show you this:
Some of the products have auctions and some have purchase prices. You can find some great deals on here if the equipment works! Check out that Phillips DVD Player for $15!
Do you have a favorite online thrift store? Or maybe you run one – either way share the URLs with us in the comments!