You’ve found the perfect dress while thrifting, that is until you notice a gigantic stain on the back that you aren’t sure will easily come out.
Obviously, the dress isn’t worth the $20 the thrift store is asking for and you want to ask for a discount.
But something stops you, random thoughts begin to race through your mind, “what if they say no, what if everyone gets tired of wainting for me in line and a mob forms to kick me out of the store’?
Ok, I’ll admit that the last thought maybe a little far fetched (hopefully). But the first concern is valid, they might say no and that’s okay.
As my mom always told me, you never know unless you ask.
So, if you’re nervous about asking for a discount don’t worry, I get it, and as avid thrifters, we’ve all been there.
But sometimes you just have to go for it and when you do keep these things in mind when asking for a discount at the thrift store.
1. Build up the nerve
Initially, it might have to find the nerve to ask for a discount. Just keep in mind that this probably isn’t the first nor the last time that an employee will be asked for a discount. In fact, I can guarantee it happens a lot more than you think!
2. Point out flaws
so make sure you point out why you want a discount when you ask. Usually, most stores want to get rid of the item and will be more than happy to take a percentage off.
3. Discuss repair cost
Remember to point out the fact that you will most likely have to pay to get something repaired. If that comes as a cost for cleaning or having a zipper replaced make sure you let the associate or manager know you will at some point have to shell out more money.
4. Find market price
If an item is grossly overpriced bring it to the manager’s attention, there is always the possibility that they will discount the item once they see the pricing error.
What else would you add for a novice about asking for thrift discounts?