Date Posted: 12:12:48 01/05/12 Thu
Subject: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store
A friend of ours needs some fresh, new (for him) ideas for moving merchandise.
--fill a bag for a buck
--anything red (for instance) a quarter
--dishes 10 cents
What ideas can you suggest? What kinds of sales do your local thrift stores have?
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- jtsd1965, 12:20:55 01/05/12 Thu 
coupons and discounts. people loves coupons. a certain percent off items,give it to them as they leave on next visit and they'll be back to use it,and give them an extra one for their friends, people are into coupons right now
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- Kay(PA), 12:27:01 01/05/12 Thu 
A thrift store gives a near us give a discount to senior citizens on Mondays. Another one does the same but on Wednesday.
They also have specials every day of the week by using different colors of tags on their items and every day is a different color tag getting the discount. They post the list on the day and find that people looking for say
clothes come on the day that color tag is on special.
I hope you get more ideas.
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- jazz, 12:33:50 01/05/12 Thu 
Thanks so much for responding, ladies. This guy is only open every other weekend, Friday & Saturday. The discounts & colored tags would be great ideas if he were open during the week. (((hugs)))
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- Lori Jean, 13:08:00 01/05/12 Thu 
Maybe once a month on a specified day, he could give a senior discount of 10% off everything.
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- Ginny, 08:16:52 01/06/12 Fri 
Maybe instead of the colored tag having a discount, he can give a discount if you are wearing a certain color. Put a sign in the store and you can change the color daily. So one day if you are wearing red you get 10% discount and another yellow.
Or dollar days pick 3 or 4 random numbers and post them. If the customer can show you a dollar bill with those numbers in the same order on the serial number of the bill they get an item at a deep discount or 50% off their entire purchase etc.
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- Nannyday, 15:34:01 01/06/12 Fri 
Ours has 50% off every Friday. From 12-5. Hugs Nannyday
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- bonniek, 22:41:52 01/06/12 Fri 
Maybe he could have some kind of junkers show & tell. People can show off what they've done with thrift store finds. You know how quilt guilds have show & tell and the members show what project they are working on. Maybe some of his regulars would like to show off their projects and inspire folks to shop for stuff too!
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- Brenda, 22:50:26 01/06/12 Fri 
Ours have 3 colors a week on sale every week colors change ,blue,green,orange one week, next maybe white,pink,blue. Them tags are half off. Books are 50 soft cover hard backs a buck & they go on sale once a month for 10cents.
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- jazz, 09:04:34 01/08/12 Sun 
Great ideas. Thanks so much for responding. I made a list & will give it to him next weekend. (((hugs)))
[> Re: Friend needs ideas for his thrift store -- garnet, 18:02:59 01/08/12 Sun 
I saw low shelves of bins of small toys with a bag dispenser and sign saying 5 for $1. A little guy knew the routine. Walked right up, pulled out a bag, and busied himself picking out his 5 toys.