We all love special and unique items as well as a good deal. How about having the best of both worlds? Thrift shopping makes that possible. A thrift shop is one that sells second hand items at amazing prices. In the age where many people are becoming very money conscious but still have an eye for unique and quality items thrift shops have come to save the day. So many of these outlets are popping up all over the world especially in Lagos, Nigeria! This is giant West African country has seen a rise in the number of thrift shops in the city Lagos in recent times. The patronage is so good that you wonder why they never came sooner.
The best thing about thrift and consignment stores are the one-in-a-lifetime items you could find in your convenience. Every trip to one can be likened to a treasure hunt because you really never know what gem you will find. The funny thing is that you will usually find many! That's never a problem in thrift shopping because the prices are always affordable so you can shop and shop and shop, you never go tire! The most popular thrift products are clothes, toys and household goods.
Our store, Rehoboth Restore & Renew Store is one of the biggest and coolest thrift stores in Lagos. We sell a wide range of kid’s toys, books, clothes, ride-on cars as well as house goods all in excellent condition. Most of our stock was previously barely used. The ride-on cars for children come in various brands and are among our top selling products. These include BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jeep. The smiles of the faces of kids we see when they sit in these cars are priceless! Locate us, Rehoboth Restore & Renew Store at Ogudu Road, Ogudu GRA, Lagos Nigeria and you won't be disappointed. We make thrift shopping an easy experience you will enjoy!
Thrift stores are fascinating places. Their shelves represent decades of fashion, trends and cultural snapshots. Their racks house interesting artifacts and items that range from furniture to glassware to musical instruments to jewelry. No other stores can compare to thrift shops in the range of items offered.
Besides the interesting nature of thrift stores, though, there are a variety of benefits both to the consumer and the community that come with doing at least some of the household shopping within their walls. Here are six benefits of buying used.
Saving money obviously thrift stores are cheaper than retail stores. You can buy twice or three times as many items at thrift stores than you can at run-of-the-mill retail stores. Or you can just apply the difference to other expenses, such as gas or groceries, or deposit it into a savings account or college fund.
Designer pieces Thrift stores usually boast racks of designer clothes, just like department stores do, at a fraction of the cost. Some even sort the items out and hang them on a separate rack to make them easier to look through. Of course the selection can’t compare to a store at the mall, but the extremely discounted prices make it easy to overlook the limited selection. Some thrift stores even have websites to host their “best” items-talk about convenience!
One-stop shop Although many retailers offer clothing for only one gender or age, or heavily favor one gender or age, thrift stores offer clothing for the entire family-usually sorted neatly by size, sometimes even by color. All your favorite brands from other major retailers will be present without you having to go to multiple stores. And besides clothes, a variety of other items will please everyone in the household-from toys to electronics to accessories.
New items daily Thrift stores typically restock way more often than traditional retailers. As donations are made, which happens on a daily basis at large thrift stores, the items are sorted, tagged and added to the existing stock as quickly as possible. Whereas a big-box retailer restocks items as they run out but doesn’t necessarily add anything different daily, thrift stores add new, different things all the time. You can literally visit the same store every day and see something you didn’t see the day before.
Sales The influx of donations makes the turnover of inventory paramount. To keep things moving out the doors and the current inventory fresh, regular sales are practically mandatory. Most thrift stores have daily, weekly and monthly sales. Student, military and senior citizen discounts are most likely offered on certain days of the week. Half-off sales of certain items or tag colors are offered at most thrift shops. Calendars are usually to help you learn your favorite thrift store’s sale schedule, which you should absolutely take advantage of for even more savings.
Purpose Most thrift stores operate as an extension of a nonprofit agency with a majority of the funds raised going to help the community in some way. People in our local community directly benefit from every dollar we spend in most thrift stores. Maybe the money benefits job training, a homeless shelter, a children’s group or a unique mission such as to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can also serve this purpose by donating instead of shopping. your items after hours when thieves will be able to steal your donated items.
We can feel a lot better about the money we spend at thrift stores because it is a mutually beneficial way to save money, participate in charitable giving and benefit others in our community.
Luke 1:37 We are building children for Christ.