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I love browsing thrift stores. I have found some great items for my house, some items to upcycle, some for projects, kids clothes, and even presents for friends and family. Even now on the road, I like to browse you never know what you might find! If you know what to look for you can make some extra money shopping thrift stores. Wait, yes re-read that. You can MAKE money for SHOPPING. Let's check out a few thrift store finds that were worth money.
Thrift Store Finds Worth Money You Don't Want to Pass Up
Before you jump in to buy check on your phone what the item is going for. I always take my phone some items I thought would be really good weren't and some I didn't think I would get a whole lot out of were worth more than I thought!
Name Brand Clothing – I love being able to snatch up name brand clothes for pennies on the dollar. Another blogger picked up an Oscar De la Renta Dress for $6 and was able to resell it for $200+ Stay away from Target and Old Navy brands and go for higher end brands.
Clothing with Tags – Of course, any items new with tags you can pick up for cheap can be resold for more, just do your research!
Signed Books – Look for signed books! Some of them can go for thousands of dollars. These are some of the best thrift store finds.
College Text Books – Check thrift stores near a college campus for textbooks. You can snag them for $5 or less and resell for $50 or more! You can also use the Amazon college textbook trade-in program to make money from them.
Vintage Video Games – Many adults are hunting down the classic video games they remember playing as kids. Some are going for thousands of dollars.
Vintage Pyrex– This stuff is sought after and the vintage sets sell well on Etsy.
Watches – If you know what you are looking for, this can be a real money maker. A man bought a divers watch at a Phoenix Goodwill for $5.99 then turned around and sold it for $35,000! While stories like this are rare it’s nothing to make $100 off a thrift store flip.
Vintage Board Games – If all the pieces are there including the instructions and the box is in decent condition you can make some good money selling these on eBay. Just do a simple internet search before buying.
Picture Frames – Many of the old ornate picture frames are worth more than the cheap pictures they have in them.
Carnival Glass – It’s that glass that is a rainbow of color that looks almost like an oil spill on water. It’s beautiful and can be worth quite a bit. Look for a makers mark on the bottom and do a quick Google search.
Vintage Blue Mason Jars – These are sought after and can be pretty easy to find. At most thrift stores you can buy them for $1 or so and then resell them for $10 each. These are some of my favorite thrift store finds worth money.
Depression Era Glass – This glass is translucent colored glass and is pretty sought after now. Normally these are in a bluish color or a slight red tint.
Vintage Globes – These are hard to ship but if it’s in good condition you can get around $200 for them, even more, if they include countries that no longer exist.
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What has been your best thrift store find worth money?
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I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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