Temporary Thrift Store

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This is a different type of thriftstore than the others I have reviewed on this site. On Thursday, September 17, the Anime Weekend Atlanta event started. This event was held at the Cobb Galleria Hotel and Conference Center as it is every year. As part of this event, a nighttime thriftstore was set up so that the participants could sell their unwanted CDs, DVDs, books, video games and any other items to each other. I participated so that I could help my daughter raise money to attend the event. She sold about $200 worth of merchandise. Of course, she also bought some things from the other participants.

Most of the sellers were under the age of 25. They sold everything from wigs to slot machines. In fact the best deal of the night was a 1st generation Apple Ipod that I purchased for a grand total of $3.00. No, this is not a typo. And, it actually has about 3000 songs from country to rap music already recorded on the IPOD.

My daughter bought some collectable magazines for 50 cents each. We bought DVDs which had a retail value of over $20 for 1-5 dollars each. We also sold some for that amount.

As part of this convention, the participants dress up as their favorite anime characters. Some of the outfits can go for $200 if bought retail. These were sold from $25-50. There was also authentic kimonos sold at reasonable prices. The event was very organized and lasted from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. This sale was also a very good way for my children and I to spend time together. This event takes place every year around the 3rd week in September. If you are interested in knowing more about Anime Weekend Atlanta you should visit the website at www. animeweekendatlanta.com.

As you can see, a thriftstore can be started on a shoe string with minimum amount of organization.

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