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Does your marketplace include a segment of the local population who disdain to use your consignment services, who feel it is beneaath them to “sell” their “old clothes”? But you suspect they could have wonderful things that your customers would buy, and that disconnect seems insurmountable to you?

If you’re dealing with folks who feel like (more…)

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A simple, earth-friendly, and genuinely-useful gift for that friendly shopkeeper down the road, or in the next town. Something your recipient will use over and over again, all year long.

That’s all you ask.

Bonus points if it can be made with little cash and a little loving attention.

This idea’s so simple, and so useful… you’ll want a set for your own shop as well. (Or, simply print this post out and leave it around the house. Chances are someone is wondering what you could possibly need for Christmas…) (more…)

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miner canvas tentLet’s face it.

Sometimes we’d like to buy something other than Chinese cr#p at a soul-less big box, but no one (more…)

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Consignment and resale shopkeepers are COOL with CHEAPResale industry folks are known far and wide for being cheapskates.


Free, salvaged, donated is their favorite price, with a buck or two not far behind.

With that in mind, we consignment, resale, and thrift managers and owners still adore to shop. We just shop FRUGALLY. One of the most popular pages on the Too Good to be Threw web site is our Let’s Shop page with ideas of what to look for, from garage sales to seasonal clearances.

And one of the most cost-shaving Products for the Professional Resaler? Resale’s Cheapest Tricks & Best Buys from the Luncheonette page of TGtbT mini-Products (“cheaper than a grilled cheese sandwich“!)

Got a Cheapskate Choice of your own to add? How you recycle bubble wrap into “snow” for your ski window, the thrill of finding something on the curb, or how you repurposed a useless item into… well, something useful for your shop? Comment below and let’s hear

just how cheap you are!

(A word, though. This post is meant to be light-hearted, but there is a danger in being indiscriminately cheap. Read more on the difference between FRUGAL and TRULY BADLY CHEAP.)

BTW, this cool button graphic? Create your own for free at Cooltext.com. Imagine its uses!

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Educate yourself. Then educate your future customers and consignors with HowToConsign.comOne of the best things a consignment, resale, or thrift shopkeeper can do

 is to learn about the merchandise she/he sells.


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