I think shopping at thrift shops are absolutely great. I am a big fan of HGTV, so I change my decor often and thrift shops are a great and inexpensive way for me to do it. I have found that people don't always get rid of things because they are damaged, but because they have bought something new or changed their style. I have found books, jewelry, artwork, you name it. If you haven't tried it, I say, "Go for it!"