Do Thrift Stores in your area have deals anymore?
I've noticed lately that the Thrift Store prices in my area seem to be closer to retail than they used to. It once was possible to save a bundle in these stores, but recently, not so much. As an example, I went this morning to try to find a computer mouse with an older PC plug (not USB) for an older computer I'm working on that requires one. I used to get them for 99-cents but today they wanted $2.99 up to $5.99 for an old-style mouse! Heck, I can get 2 or 3 on eBay for that price!
Also, I used to get good bargains at Goodwill stores for their showcase items. Now, however, you can no longer buy them outright; you have to either place a silent auction bid in a book, or show up on the day of the auction to try to get the item! It makes more money for the store, but makes it very hard to get a bargain!
How are the stores in your area?