So, yes, I do really, really like buying second-hand. It started with garage sales. I had them, I went to them, and enjoyed the hunt very much!
Then, I discovered resale SHOPS! There are many, many if you take the time to hunt them down. And they have improved with the years, and also with the competition.
There are now resale shops for just about anything you could want to purchase, including clothing, large & small, books, many items for various collections, and furniture. There are many advantages to buying resale, not the least of which is the bottom line....less $$$.
So, when I arrived back in GSP, I immediately sought out my all time favorite resale haunt, Trunk Treasures! The real beauty of this sale is that I am also an employee, so I am able to see it all come in, scan the inventory and pick my favorites. I also consign in this sale, so the chance of at least breaking even is greatly improved. :/