Economic snapshot: thrift store

I spend a lot of my time inside thrift stores looking for records.  I’ve noticed a massive increase of people shopping at the discount/recycled/donated stores.  I’m not the only one.

In case you needed more evidence of the gut-kick California’s economy has taken, consider this: Sales records have been shattered at thrifts in Oxnard, Long Beach and the Lincoln Heights store, said David Fields, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. In April, cash registers at the 95,000-square-foot main store in Lincoln Heights rang up $349,158 in sales. That was 16.5% higher than the same month in 2010.

via Steve Lopez: Hard times are boom times for thrift stores – latimes.com.

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