Good-bye Abercrombie…

Hello Buffalo Exchange! There is a new meaning to the 3 R’s…Recession= Resourceful for Resale. It appears (according to Adele Meyer, executive director of the National Association of Resale & Thrift Stores) that profit is up. Not only because of soaring prices in our economy but also because people want to be GREEN and recylce. This is actually a mulitbillion-dollar industry. Now all of a sudden it is “cool” to shop second hand and inventory now has a better selection due to people needing cash and bringing in newer merchandise.

 I’m taking the situation we are in now and turning it into a challenge! Instead of getting mad I think “how can I afford the things my family and I need”. I’m trying to be as creative as I can, pretending I am on SURVIOR (but without that million dollar prize).  But I will choose mac and cheese over  tarantula’s for dinner.

 

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  1. Just an FYI to readers… Buffalo Exchange has a huge markup on their used goods. They only typically accept higher quality/less used clothes. Depending on your region, you may be able to find a small chain of vintage/second hand stores. If you’re feeling ambitious, Goodwill typically has larger selections of clothes and they dont mark up their prices. Additionally, the money spent here goes back into the community, helping train citizens on welfare how to work and hold job, but also allowing less fortunate citizens to have a place to buy affordable clothing.

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