With our weather now, it may seem like summer is a long way off. I stopped at a second hand store near my house on the way home this afternoon and ended up finding 5 pairs of Studio Works capris. They still had the original price tags ($28) and were marked $2.99 each. On the way into the store I saw a sign that the white tags were half off. So each pair of capris were $1.50. So I ended up getting $150 of pants for $8.01. I got 2 khaki, 2 black and 1 blue pair of capris.
This is one example of not knowing what you will find when shopping at thrift stores. It is not as much of a guarantee of finding specific items as shopping at other stores, but in many cases you can find a deal on brand new or almost brand new items.