Ahhh, the joys of retail shopping: clean environment, friendly employees who rely on sales commissions, and items that you can actually return for a full refund. There are sales racks with additional discounts off the sale prices like the awesome deal on Vera Bradley that I enjoyed this past Friday at Dillard's. Used Vera Bradley bags at thrift stores can range from $9.99 to $19.99 and even higher. Now, why would anyone pay this price for used VB bags, when Dillard's crossbody hipster bags were marked down to $22.00, plus an additional 20% off with a 30 day return policy? With savings like those, I purchased a crossbody bag (retail $45.00), lunchbox (retail $34.00), and backpack (retail $104.00) for less than $85.00 Wow!
It makes perfect sense to do the math first, and thrift store prices may not be such a great deal after all! And..Dillard's gives back to the community by supporting our job readiness training workshops!
We're spending more of our dollars where it counts the most...maybe you should try it!