Maybe I'm just a little slow...
But I think I've stumbled upon a little "trick of the trade" for some thrift store employees... (aaaand this might cause them to hate me just a little or a lot)
Tonight I walked through every jean section of my local goodwill store.
Because I'm looking to resell. So I look at all jeans, not just my size and my gender.
At first I found nothing, nothing, nothing, until...
I looked in the women's plus size jeans. Guess what I found?
Two pairs of like new Rock Republic (retail $88) and Joe's Jeans (retail $158).
Holla! Cha Ching! Yes Please and Thank You! :)
But here is the kicker. They WERE NOT plus size. Far from it. Size 29 and 30.
I was in a hurry to get back to my son's soccer practice so I grabbed them, paid for them, patted myself on the back for a successful trip to the thrift and went on my way.
Then tonight, I started thinking... Hmmm. That actually happens to me A LOT!
Much too often for it to always be a mistake.
I often find the best designer brands in the WAY WRONG section. I find women's designer brands in the men's section all.the.time. And this trip is not the first time I've found great (tiny size) designer jeans mixed into the giant (I can say giant, cause it's my size-ha) "Venezia" and "Just My Size" jeans in the plus size section.
The reason this "trick" works for these tricksters MOST of the time, is because most people are just shopping in their size. So if I'm in the plus size jeans (and I'm not an ebay seller), it doesn't matter how expensive or cute the jeans are, if they are size 28 and I can't fit my right toe in the leg... I won't buy them. Nobody will. Until their (the employees) grace period of having to wait to make purchases of new items passes and they can go grab their hidden gem.
Why do I share this story? Two reasons.
One: I've out smarted the cheaters! Ha! Whoop whoop! Sorry suckers!
(this is my random blog... I can brag right?!)
Two: To remind my other reselling friends that you need to check ALL sections and keep your eyes peeled for the "right" prize to be in the wrong section!
Happy Hunting! :)