3 Cool Online Thrift Stores to Save Yourself a Fortune

Sandy Writtenhouse 07-01-2018

“Times are tough.” We all likely say that more and more. So saving a buck here and there The 1% Rule for Financial Freedom Small changes can make a big difference in your finances. Make a few of these easy "1% changes" and you'll reap the rewards later! Read More is always a huge help. Luckily, there are not only great online shopping deals nowadays, but online thrift stores too.


Here are three terrific options for finding a hidden gem or just saving some of your hard-earned cash. If you aren’t satisfied with these, just know that there are plenty of other awesome online thrift shops out there!

1. Goodwill

Goodwill’s online shop offers their items up in auctions, much like eBay. Choose a category from the homepage and you’ll see sub-categories with featured listings and often a huge number of items for sale.


The products come from Goodwill stores nationwide, so you’ll also where the items are located. If you’re nearby, you can pick them up from the store, or you can pay to have them shipped to you 7 Ways to Score Free Shipping on Every Online Order Here are seven ways you can get free shipping when you shop online. Read More .



Like any other online auction site, it’s a good idea to use good searching and bidding practices 5 Critical eBay Online Shopping Tips You Must Know eBay is different from Amazon and other shopping sites. Here are the critical eBay shopping tips you must know to succeed. Read More to find what you want and get the best price.

2. Gone Tomorrow

The next online thrift store up for review is an online thrift shop and consignment store. This means that you can sell your used items on their site as well as buy the items they have for sale.


They have categories on the left which include Ship For Free Items, Collectibles, Clothing, and Housewares. Many categories have subcategories so that you can find exactly what you are looking for easily. For example, Books contains subcategories such as children’s, cookbooks, and fiction.



Selecting a product will provide further details including a short description, shipping details, and an option to add it to your cart. You can also select the quantity when more than one is available.


There is no bidding on Gone Tomorrow. You can simply click on Add to cart and purchase the item. Payment options include PayPal The 8 Best PayPal Alternatives for Making Online Payments PayPal is the biggest online payment provider, but it's not the only one. Here are the best alternatives to PayPal you can try. Read More and Pay with Amazon.


3. AtOncer [No Longer Available]

This online thrift store provides a huge amount of products, as well as a number of different ways to shop. You can even open your own online store if you have a lot of things to sell 5 Sites Like Craigslist to Buy and Sell Used Stuff Online Want to buy and sell your used items locally but not on Craigslist? Here are the best sites like Craigslist you should consider. Read More .


Although the interface is extremely dated, you can easily use the categories and sub-categories to browse the type of products you’re interested in. It might take a while to sort through the thousands of results — many without photos — but there’s definitely treasure to be found here.



The site even allows for buyers and sellers to arrange swaps. So if you’re interested in trading something that you have for something else, AtOncer can help. Despite the rather terrible interface, this is an extremely useful site.


Your Favorite Online Thrift Store

These three online thrift stores are great for getting deals on the items you’re looking for, but there are certainly more out there. Don’t forget to check out all of the deals we frequently highlight here at MakeUsOf, as well as our official online shopping guide The MakeUseOf Online Shopping Guide Learn how to hunt sales and use the latest websites and tools to do online shopping the right way. Read More . We also want to hear about your favorites and why you think they’re good paces to shop—maybe you’re more into sites with cheap electronics The 8 Best Online Shopping Sites for Cheap Electronics Buying cheap electronics is one way to save money. These online shopping sites have the best deals on cheap electronics. Read More .

Do you do a lot of online thrift store shopping? What your favorite stores? Do you have any tips for getting the best deals? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. Classi
    March 21, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Goodwill is more like kijiji

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  3. Anonymous
    August 12, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I agree as well. It all comes down to greed. I have found one that hasn't raised prices. Selection is limited but still great prices at

    • PotLuckMommy
      May 10, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      I cant find them. Is still around?

  4. Anonymous
    August 11, 2015 at 4:52 am

    I completely agree with Robert. Check out my new online thrift store ( ), which will lunch before the end of August. This site will have a very large selection of great quality of item at affordable price.
    thank you

    • PotLuckMommy
      May 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      I cant find your store. Did you ever make a go of it?

    • PotLuckMommy
      May 10, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      I cannot find your store online, did you ever make a go of it or switch the name?

  5. Danielle Sarasohn
    January 7, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I agree totally, Robert. It's been a nightmare just to find used shoes when I have nothing left to put on my feet. Goodwill locked me out of their site and I have no idea why. i went to 3 other online thirfts-which used shoe prices starting at $79. Ridiculous.

    • Misty Ellis
      December 21, 2017 at 3:59 am

      Goodwill did that to me as well and for no reason at all. They want to help others and supposedly its a non profit organization but they won't let people shop.

  6. Robert Moskowitz
    March 29, 2010 at 7:44 am

    This is not a good thing. These sites all feature higher prices on merchandise that would sell at lower prices in a bricks-and-mortar thrift shop. The more people shop these sites, the more merchandise they will need. The net result is that the better merchandise will tend to filter out of the stores and onto the web. We have seen this happen with a Salvation Army Thrift Store, which spawned a "Boutique" next door. All the good stuff now goes to the Boutique where it is priced prohibitively high. All that's left in the regular thrift store is junk.

  7. Bob
    March 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    All U.S. :(

    • Liane
      December 10, 2017 at 5:54 pm is Canadian, but it's just for children's clothing.