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Shop Resale for Everyday Bargains: Amazing Quality and Savings

Updated on March 20, 2018
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About a month ago my son was in need of a dress shirt for his band concert, and he did not have a black shirt on hand. There is a resale shop in my neighborhood just about two miles from our home. I had wanted to go there but didn’t have a need. With only minutes left before the concert, Encore Upscale Resale was our choice. That night would be the night I spent the best $2.10 I ever spent on something I needed.

Shop Resale And Save Big

Upon entering the resale shop, Encore, I was impressed at the cleanliness, organization and bright atmosphere in the store. I was even more delighted because the store was hosting 50 percent off the day we went. As we walked in, we could get a snapshot view of the entire store from the main entrance. There were women’s clothing and outerwear, girls and boys wear, shoes and other household items. You could see books on the shelves and some small furniture items.

Easy To Locate

As we searched for the black shirt, it was easy to find. There were two racks of teen/men shirts. We immediately spotted the shirt….the price was $4.20. The price really excited me because I knew I was getting a real bargain. The style and quality of a shirt like the one we bought retails for around $25.00.

Perfect Fit

When I looked at the shirt, I knew that my son would be able to fit into it. I did not even have him try on the shirt. We grabbed the shirt, headed to the checkout, and went home. I was pleased that the shirt was clean, and it only needed a touch up with the iron.

Purchases Benefit Local School

The Encore Upscale Resale Shop is an on-going fundraiser for one of the local private schools in the community. I am especially delighted that we could support their efforts in a tiny way. I know that I will return to this shop one day soon to support the cause of education and help my family save money at the same time.

One last thought, you can donate your gently used or new items to shops likes these, they will appreciate your contribution.


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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    crystolite, thanks for your comment. Glad to know this is Informative!

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    Emma 7 years ago from Houston TX

    Informative hub.

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    heavenbound5511, thanks for visiting my page. I agree that thrift stores are becoming more popular these days. The quality and care make the difference.

    Have a good day!

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    heavenbound5511 7 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

    Great page!

    I love going to the thrift stores. They are becoming even more popular these days.

    God bless you!

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Hello Dian'swords4u, thanks for coming by. You have given some good advice about shopping resale - be Patient. I like that.

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    Dian'swords4u 7 years ago from North Carolina

    You can really find some gems if you are patient when you shop. Nice Hub

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    SJKSJK, I did not know that so many people take advantage of resale. It is a great way get some good items.

    Thanks for sharing your Goodwill experience and stopping by. And I do know what you mean about giving away good stuff! It is always nice to see you

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    SJKSJK 7 years ago from delray beach, florida

    I truly believe in resale. I bring so much stuff to Goodwill, some does not fit, some I don't need, and never is it garbage. I plan to furnish my retirement home completely from resale furnishings. Good hub.

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Truckstop Sally,

    I like your daughter's idea of finding vintage pieces at the resale shop for wedding and formal events. I will keep this in mind.

    Susan52, I find your comments very informative, thanks for sharing your story about bargain hunting. Good for you!

    Virtual Treasures,

    I know what you mean, my eldest son might not like resale, it was my youngest youngest likes the idea of saving money.

    Thanks to all of you, I value your input!

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    Kacie Turner 7 years ago from Michigan

    I LOVE resale shopping! My kids hate it, but I LOVE it! Great hub! Good information.

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    Susan Deppner 7 years ago

    When I lost quite a bit of weight due to illness, I didn't know for sure what the future had in store for me and didn't want to spend a lot on a wardrobe, but I needed clothes badly - so I visited our local resale shop. What a worthwhile trip! Now I take my own clothes to re-sell and spend my share of the earnings on "new" things for myself. Designer for cheap is the best way, I say!

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    Truckstop Sally 7 years ago

    Glad to see you have found the benefits of resale shopping. Several years ago my daughter's friends started wearing bowling-type shirts (with a person's name embroidered over a pocket on the chest). The resale shop was the best place to find them. And my daughter was so excited by the thrill of a bargain. She has also found vintage pieces to wear to weddings and other formal events.

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    Sophia Angelique 7 years ago

    :) Thank you. :) Pleasure.

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Hello Sophia, nice name. Glad to meet you today. I appreciate you being the First to stop by this hub today. See you later!

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    Sophia Angelique 7 years ago

    Nice hub!


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