Thrifty Confession # 3: I Thrift For More Than Just My Fashion Fix!

Fashion is my passion and thrifting is my addiction hence the name of my blog Confessions of a Thrift Store Fashionista. However I am often asked if I thrift for more than just fabulous, fashionable apparel. The answer to this question is YES. I thrift for any and everything that will benefit my family and keep money in my pocket. Which brings me to today’s fabulous find. One of my main practices when thrift shopping is to check the merchandise behind the counter. In a lot of thrift stores the merchandise behind the counter is usually higher end products. You may find jewelry, higher end electronics, designer hand bags and some higher priced toys and video games. Sunday’s thrifting excursion produced great items from “behind the counter” for my son.  

My son Jackson is 3 and I am always looking for the next toy or educational game to hold his very short attention span. Sunday I hit the toy jackpot. Behind the counter slightly hidden was a child’s MP3 player. I asked the sales girl to hand me the box only to discover that it was a brand new, never been open Fisher Price Kid Tough FP3 player. This device allows you to download books and music for your child to listen to. The item was only $6.90 so of course I had to buy it for my little man. Then just as I am about to leave the counter I spot another item. I have the sales girl bring it closer and see that it is a Fisher Price Smart Cycle for $2.90. This was a very popular Christmas item a couple years ago. My son already has a thrifted one that I found a couple months back. However for $2.90 he can have one at his grandparents house too. He was SUPER excited when we left the store and couldn’t wait to get home and play with his “NEW” toys. Once we got home I pulled out my laptop to google my son’s 2 new distractions. I always like to find out how much money I have actually saved. To my complete suprise and utter joy I discovered that I had saved a small fortune. The Fisher Price FP3 player retails on Amazon.com for $179.88 and the Smart Cycle retails for $156.99. I paid less than $10.00 for both. Needless to say I am on a thrift high. My son is happy and I’m not broke, ahhhhhhhhh the joys of thrifting. Until next time everyone.

Peace, Love and Happy Thrifting,

The Thrifty Fashionista

You Can't Beat the Price Or The Smile On His Face

Hey Everyone Look At My "New" Toy

Another Thrift Blessing 🙂

My Son On His "New" Smart Cycle

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