The uncertainty has people running scared.
While I do not spend willy nilly, I do balance big ticket purchases with frugal ones.
I am more than happy that we have thrift shops in our town. I patronize them on a regular basis and have fun looking at the wares. You might be familiar with that saying "one man's junk is another man's treasure".
Shopping in thrift shops offers opportunities to acquire things at reasonable prices. It is an adventure and one must shop with an open mind, keeping your eyes open. Go slowly and peruse carefully, move things around, and you might be surprised what you'll find. Thrift shops are not just for the needy and impoverished. Well shod, bejeweled, ladies - who - lunch have been spied gathering goods and conversations are shared in the aisles over themed table settings for their upcoming dinner parties!
I have seen more Mercedes parked outside and think that thrifting has been elevated to include the upper middle classes.
I would encourage you to venture forth and seek out your local charity shops...
Here are my latest finds...
Very similar to the Hobo wallet
I paid $100 for the Hobo
and $10 for this one...
the lining is bright and cheery
in perfect condition.
A book for Grammy's Home Library
Isla loves books!
A new release which I nearly bought at the book shop for $30.00
I found this mint one for $4.00
He who does not economize will have to agonize. ~Confucius
Has the current economic news changed the way that you think about money
or have you decided to stop shopping for anything that is a non essential?