Its a truth that you can get good deals at the thrift shop or at garage sales. Its also true that much of the time the best deals are pure luck and no certain thing. And it seems that you can never get what you wanted to get when you want it. But that that thing will come up for sale the minute you have decided you dont want it after all. Usually because you just spent full price for the same item.
I think thrift store bargins were a myth put on this earth by the shopping gods as a way to toy with we mere mortals. Naturally to promote the myth these shopping gods do allow the occassional "great deal". But in all its a bit like puting coins into a slot machine - the pay off can be worth it, but its the guyb right behind you that will hit the jack pot. :rofling: