More People Looking for Holiday Thrift Store Bargains
With the holidays right around the corner, many people have been hitting the stores, hoping to find bargains.
And more people are flocking to thrift stores like the Salvation Army to find those deals this year.
But the problem is even though the number of customers has increased, the amount of donations has decreased.
The National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops predicts a large increase in the resale industry this holiday season, even larger than last year, which had an increase of 35 percent.
At the Salvation Army in Gainesville, managers say they've already seen about a 30 percent increase.
Unfortunately, there's not as much merchandise this year to go around because donations have been down.
Employees say fewer people are giving away their old stuff because they can't afford anything new.
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