|(Not actually my VV. I “borrowed” this image.)|
I made my weekly trip to Value Village this morning. VV has switched up their sales in the last couple months. Mondays used to be $1 tag day (which I LOVED), but they’ve done away with $1 sales completely. Now on Mondays they have one tag that is 50% off and all other used merchandise is 25% off.
Yes, I am so cheap (er, thrifty) that I generally shop the clearance racks at thrift stores! But now that the $1 tags are no more, it is encouraging/forcing me to expand my horizons. Instead of focusing on what is “cheap” I am looking around for more brand names that I might be able to buy at higher prices but make a bigger margin of profit on. I am not good at this. Yet.
I call this “expensive thrifting” because even with the 25% off it still hurts to pay some of their prices. I usually end up spending around $14 and take home four or five things. This week was no exception. Here is what I picked up this morning:
Puss In Boots (pd $2.99)
So, Puss seems to be worth the most out of everything I picked up. Mine is not NIB but it is in good condition. Of course, my son has played with it all morning long and even though I told him when we bought it that it would be going away in the mail to someone else, I can tell he’s not going to be happy when (if, mommy guilt) that happens.
Shrek (pd $2.99)
I was kind of iffy on even picking this one up because I figured there would be lots-o-Shreks out there. Looks like I could make my money back but not much more. I’m keeping him in the bag for now so that I can return him next week if I decide that’s best. If I let Hinton hold on to Puss for awhile I may decide to keep Shrek as well and try to sell them together at a later date. Maybe they would attract more bidders as a pair?
Mr. Incredible (pd $2.99)
I had no hesitation picking this one up. The Incredibles came out long ago enough that I figured these are hard to find and people would be looking for them. Wrong. A few for sale but not a single completed sale. This one I will take back to VV when I go next week.
vintage Little People sheet (pd $4.49)
And I’m bummed about this one as well. For some reason VV’s sheets are on the expensive side (regularly $5.99 for one sheet!). I thought for sure this would be an eBay hit but completeds show otherwise. But, there aren’t any other LP sheets for sale right now so I think I will hold onto it and list it with a high BIN and see if I get a taker. Maybe add an OBO which I’ve never done before.
So, the moral of this story is . . . I need to find somewhere else to thrift. I tried out the GW Outlet a few months back and was not impressed, but I think I need to give it another try. Maybe Tues or Thurs this week when my oldest is at preschool. I also need to figure out a way to go to VV kid-free. It’s open until 9 p.m. Maybe next week I’ll try venturing out after my husband is home from work and see how that goes. Maybe I’ll actually have a chance to tackle some of the racks of clothes.