As you roll through the different buying and gift-giving seasons, you might find yourself asking, “why buy retail?” You may get the latest fashions at retail stores but it costs so much more than resale. Resale. That’s right, “used.” For more and more people trying to live on less and less buying power, small price tags are becoming a badge of honor. To be able to go out and say you spent $20 on your outfit, that looks better than others with $200+ price tags, shows you have fiscal sense as well as fashion sense.
Get that showroom look from a resale outlet.
Buying pre-owned clothes doesn’t mean you have to look like a ragamuffin. In fact, many resale outlets are upping their game by organizing clothing with attractive displays that can easily rival those of retail stores. Much of the product is lightly used and some even has the original price tag still attached. It is not unheard of to go to one of the major second-hand outlets and leave with hundreds of dollars worth of clothing, that looks fresh off the showroom floor, for less than twenty to thirty dollars.
Buy resale and save money on everything you use.
There are many options for resale including consignment shops, pawn shops, used furniture outlets, reclaimed and restoration warehouses, flea markets and yardsales. Change your shopping habits to include some of those outlets. Save large amounts of money and come home with even the latest fashions for a fraction of the cost of new. just be aware that “resale” does not mean “thrift”. Many resale shops are discerning with what they carry, both in the inventory and the quality. They make an extra effort to provide you with a postive resale experience so they are not able to offer bargain basement prices. You will still find significant savings and have a great experience to boot. It really begs the question, “why buy retail when you can buy resale?”