quote:Originally posted by Rick Bradford:
Do many/any thrift stores filter out items that are "collectibles"? Either for outside sales (eBay) or an instore "collectibles" area?
I don't know. But my guess would be that stores like Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Value Village, etc. are probably less likely to filter things out.
My rationale is that a privately owned thrift store is in business to make a profit and the owners/employees might have a better handle on the collectibles market.
The chain stores I mentioned are more of a service to the lower income community, and would have more of an MO to just get low priced necessities to people on a budget.
That's just my opinion, though. I'm no expert on collectibles.