that's why it's called a ******* thrift store.
if they charged $45 for a cup, they'd be a retail store.
around here, there's GW's that are in richer areas, you can get some really good stuff there.
There's racks of womens suits and little black dresses for cocktail parties, etc.
Plus, the type of people who buy a cup or handbag (which was probably $200 plus when new) for $45 dollars aren't going to go to a GW or Sallies to find it.
For a cup with some kind of logo they want to feel like they "found" something special on ebay.
For someone who'd by that handbag, I get that, because it's not something they can go into a GW and find.
Stuff like that? I don't look for it. If it's not going to take more than literally one minute of my time, I'm not going to go digging through 99% crap. Most of the stuff is worthless.
Sometimes though, some decent brand bag was just brought in, and just sitting there.
I don't think I've ever spent more than 10-15 minutes tops in a GW if I was checking to see if they had something worth buying for resale on ebay.
In any event, I found another type of item that I can buy a moderate quantity new, and make a few bucks, maybe $10 or so, on each one.
Anyway, like I said, I don't buy clothes there because I can't stand looking through racks of crap to find what I like.
However, consider my ex-husband. He basically wore polo type shirts each and every day of his life. He regularly messed them up. I could walk into any GW, go to that ever present rack of men's polo shirts, go to the size medium section, and pull out a dozen that looked new, in a variety of colors and buy them in 5 minutes.
I'll tell you what, if anyone is ever in a market for a bread machine, go to GW or Sallies, especially a month after Christmas when everyone who got one donates it.