Quick question for you. Who likes to save money? (Like that’s even a question.)
If your hand is waving wildly like a delighted shopper who found the last discount toaster on Black Friday, you have come to the right place.
Most smart shoppers have found that bargain hunting can even be done from the comfort of your own living room. Online thrift shops are all the rage, and you can find anything from clothes to technology at great prices.
So, where to start? Here are our top 5 recommendations for the best places to thrift shop online.
- Fashion Thrift Shops
Couture is where it’s at for 2021. But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.
Online sites like thredUP, Poshmark, and others spread the designer love and get more bang for your buck. Shopping for that couture handbag or latest trend has never been easier — or cheaper.
- Social Media
While initially not known for their bargain steals, social media sites online have broadened their horizons to include online thrift store shopping. What sites can you check out to score the latest deal?
If you’re looking for local discounts you can get in-person, Facebook Marketplace can be very helpful. Their online marketplace contains a lot of good local deals where people want to make their junk another person’s treasure.
Not many people think about it when looking to buy secondhand, but Instagram has stepped up its online shopping game lately. There are literally hundreds of users to follow that offer couture and second-hand items for sale. You can find their links through their profile and spend a solid afternoon perusing their selection.
- Odds and Ends Thrifting
Some sites are for recycling and reselling other people’s items (besides clothing). Start with OfferUp (which used to be known as LetGo) to find anything and everything at discount prices. You can download their free app or peruse their selection straight from your computer.
Another good online secondhand shop spot is eBay. Although it has waned in popularity during the last decade or so, you can still find bargains for everything from apparel to appliances.
- Find an Industry-Specific Thrift Shop
Not looking to buy clothes? If you have something very specific to look for, there are resources for that too. For example, those in the medical field would be very interested in some online medical equipment auctions to find some good deals.
All you have to do is search on Google for what you might need, and a variety of selections will be yours for the taking.
- A Thrift Shop That Gives Back
If you are looking to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, by not just buying for yourself but giving to others, shopGoodwill.com is for you. While offering the same discount deals you would normally find while shopping at Goodwill, you also have the opportunity with every purchase of donating to a charity that helps others.
Endless Bargain Opportunities
Finding discounts online can be easy and fun if you know where to look. Beat the crowds by trying some of the options mentioned — your wallet will thank you for it.
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