Tight economic times have consumers looking for alternative ways save money, driving business at thrift stores to new highs.
"We have had an increase in sales across the board in Southwestern Pennsylvania," David Tobiczyk, Goodwill Industries vice president of marketing and development, said. "The economy plays a good part of it -- but some people just like thrift shopping and seeing what is available."
Goodwill's normal customer demographic used to be women between the ages of 26 and 54 in the middle- to lower-income bracket, Tobiczyk said. But the thrift-store giant has seen that demographic blown away -- it's now catering to entire families. [continue reading source...]
Excellent article. A couple months ago, the local news in my town did a story similar to this about the increase of thrift store shopping due to the current state of the economy. Since times are getting hard, do you find yourself shopping second hand more and more? Take the poll below.