As a frugal shopper, you probably visit a lot of thrift stores in your area, and there is probably times when you don't feel like getting out of the house. During the times when you prefer to say home, online thrift store shopping is the way to go. Yes, that's right, you can get your thrift store fix without leaving home!
You can save time and aggravation shopping at online thrift stores by using the stores' search feature as well as shopping by categories. When shopping by category, you can get just what you're looking for by selecting the size(s), color(s) and brand(s) you're shopping for.
Below, in alphabetical order, are my favorites when it comes to online thrift store shopping. Hopefully, they'll become your favorites as well.
atOncer - atOncer is a thrift store marketplace that connects shoppers and sellers worldwide. You'll discover auctions, eStores, fixed prices and bartering. There's a large selection of merchandise such as diapers, baby furniture, clothing, collectibles and much more! Save time by using atOncer's advanced search feature to narrow your selections.
The Attic - The Attic offers free shipping on all their merchandise. You can shop for men and women's accessories and apparel, watches and jewelry.
Gone-Tomorrow - Unlike most online thrift stores, Gone-Tomorrow doesn't offer clothing. They do, however, have a nice selection of vintage items, antiques, games, toys, books, home decor, housewares, purses, shoes and other merchandise at very affordable prices. Furthermore, you can name your own price on select merchandise.
Schoola - Whether you're doing back to school shopping or just need more clothing and accessories, Schoola is a great place for online thrift store shopping! They offer apparel, shoes and accessories for women, kids and babies. If you're really searching for some great bargains, everything in their Closeout Closet is priced at $3, and there are many name brand clothes to choose from.
If you've never placed an order with Schoola, save more with the discount code FIRST50OFF to receive 50% off your first order. You can maximize your savings at Schoola by stacking coupons during checkout. What this means is you can enter more than one coupon code in their cart, so if you come across any other Schoola discounts or offers, write down the coupon codes and use them along with the FIRST50OFF code for additional savings.
I've ordered from Schoola, and I was very pleased with the merchandise I received as well as the entire experience. The thing I love about shopping at School is knowing that 40% of my purchase will benefit schools.
Swap - Swap offers clothing and apparel accessories for men, women, kids and babies, toys, maternity apparel, video games and accessories, home decor, bedding and more. New customers will get FREE shipping on orders of $10 or more, and if you visit Swap from my link above (click the store's name), you'll get 20% off your first order.
thredUP - Save on secondhand designer brands at thredUP. You can shop for clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, gloves, sunglasses and much more. Orders totaling $79 or more receive FREE shipping.
Other Great Places to Shop for Secondhand Clothing, Furniture & More
The following resources are not online thrift stores, but they offer things you'd normally find in an online or local thrift store. This way of online thrift store shopping is more like an online rummage sale. You'll discover secondhand merchandise listed by locals.
When you see something you like, you can arrange to meet the seller and buy the item(s) you're interested in. Be sure to meet in a public area with lots of people around. If you have to go to the seller's home, don't go alone.
Facebook Marketplace - Facebook's Marketplace is a great place to look for secondhand clothing, used furniture, housewares, toys, home improvement items and much more. To get local results, enter your city and state, and then select how many miles you're willing to travel to purchase the item(s) you want.
Craigslist - Like Facebook Marketplace, you'll discover a variety of used merchandise at Craigslist. Just select locations near you from the list on the right. Then you can select the categories that interest you. To save time, once you've selected a category, if you know what you're looking for, you can search for that item in the category or categories you select.
Do you have a favorite online thrift store and/or other place that I didn't mention where you like to shop for used merchandise? Comment to let us know your favorite(s) and what you like about the online thrift store(s) and/or place(s).
Happy shopping and saving!
Thrift store photo courtesy of Flickr member, Brent Moore
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