Road Trip Thrifting Day #1 – May 2016

Hello everyone!

I am going to start sharing some of the trips I go on, along with some of the neat things I see and find along the way. I went on the road for a few days this week where I started in NY and made my way down to Fairfax, Virginia where I am today and I am stopping at thrift stores along the way. I had a very interesting day yesterday and I also realized I need to do better with my photography along the way to get more images that capture what I am seeing in the really cool moments. I started in NYC around 8AM and headed made some stops along the way in Bethlehem, Allentown, Fogelsville, and Reading Pennsylvania. I had 2 really good stores where I founds some really high quality Italian items and then I stumbled across a Goodwill Outlet. This was my first time experiencing one of the Goodwill Outlets and it was pretty intense and exciting at some moments. They had a few rules and they moved new bins full of clothing out every hour and a half and it was a mad rush for the bins when they said go so it was both stressful and exciting however I found some decent items to flip for some good profits there. The best part about the outlet is even though you really, really have to search for items you only pay 1.49 per pound so most of the items cost me less than a dollar a piece. I will be sure to look for these in the future and I also know that there is a new outlet opening in Rochester, NY this month. I ended out the day meeting up with my friends Jackie and Joe and they treated me to this really cool place called Top Golf where joe works part time. It is a pretty awesome idea where the balls are microchip and they have different style of games where you rent by the hour like a bowling alley, it was super fun!

 

My totals for the day:

Total items Purchased=35

Price=$105.03

Cost Per Item=$3.00

 

Overall it was a great day and all of the items found to day should turn me at least $10.00 in profit a piece and a few were really nice big dollar items. I will be thrifting in the greater D.C. area today trying to find some nice sport coats and suits. I have no idea what the thrift stores are like here but it will be exciting to explore either way!

 

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Comments (3)

  1. Teri

    Nice update! Hope you find the sports coats and suits. Good luck in DC. Thanks for sharing your journey. I enjoy following along!

    • mjpeters1987@gmail.com

      Thanks Teri! So happy to hear you are enjoying my blog so far.

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