Do you Feel Guilty Shopping at Thrift Stores?
Yesterday I spent a fair amount of time at thrift stores in the Ann Arbor area with my mom. There were a few interesting things that happened. As soon as we pulled up to the Salvation Army thrift store, we noticed the parking lot was FULL. My mom exclaimed “what, are they giving something away?!” I knew that wasn’t the case, but as this is pretty much my favorite thrift store ever I wanted to brave the crowds and go in anyway.
I wasn’t looking for much, just a pair of jeans or two, and luckily I found a pair that fit well. My mom found herself a pair, and we made our way up to the line. The line was seriously like 8 people long when we got in it. It was the longest line I’ve ever seen for a thrift store! We did wait in line, and when we checked out it was worth it. I got a pair of jeans for $3.99 plus half off of that, and my mom got hers for $5.99 plus half off (yellow tags and women’s jeans were half off.)
I almost felt guilty shopping at the thrift store. I can “afford” to shop for new clothes if I want to, and am I hurting all these other people that may need the clothes worse than me? I don’t know why, but that thought hit me when I was in there searching for deals with so many other people.
Have you ever felt guilty shopping at thrift stores?