Here are the TOP 3 reasons why impulse buying is necessary at thrift stores:
You want it.
You’re not a spoiled brat, are you? You’re not kicking and screaming on the floor because you have a case of the galloping greedy gimmies, are you? Of course not! But you want that awesome thing you just peeped in the thrift store because you’d already previously decided that you’d like to have a ____[fill in the blank]___. And–alas!–there it is! What luck! I believe that NO purchase is truly “impulsive” if you knew that it’s something you’d been wanting and just hadn’t found the perfect one yet. When you find the perfect something of what you’d been wanting, it’s no longer impulsive–it’s serendipity. You must buy it 🙂
You love it.
Try this test the next time you see something you love at the thrift store: try walking away. If you physically cannot do it (okay, you might have serious issues if you literally physically cannot walk away, LOL), you must buy it. But I bet you won’t even want to move to the end of the aisle, for fear that some other thrift diver is going to swoop up your perfect score. If you feel that way, then you must buy it. You’d hate yourself later for losing it. And you’ll lament for years to come about how you found “THE” perfect ____[fill in the blank]____ but you let it get away.
It won’t be there tomorrow.
This isn’t Macy’s, you guys. There aren’t 100 more back in the stock room just waiting for you to save up….or decide if you really want it. There’s (usually) only one of something (although I was lucky as hell to find two matching of the coolest lampshades EVER, but that rarely happens). So, if you see something that’s amazing, odds are, someone else thinks it’s pretty amazing, too. Buy it. It won’t be there tomorrow.