Do many/any thrift stores filter out items that are "collectibles"? Either for outside sales (eBay) or an instore "collectibles" area?
I've been thinking more lately about checking out more of the thrift stores (I rarely ever go to them, but for no particular reason) and would prefer to go to those who don't do the above.
Maybe they all do that now, I don't know. The parallel in my brain is used bookstores (Half-Price Books in particular). They used to be these amazing havens where you could find real gems or incredible oddities but now it's mostly remainders and higher-priced collectible items.
I guess another parallel might be flea markets. I used to love rummaging through people's unwanted items but at some point everyone was suddenly a collectibles or antiques dealer..
I must be getting old the way I'm talking about the Good Old Days..