TSC Exclusive – Salvation Army Makeover!

Hi Comrades! Exciting first-hand news here on the second-hand front! The Salvation Army, as most of us are aware, have been “Doing the Most Good” for generations.  Hard-core thrifters flock to their stores, and revenues benefit real people in real need. In an enormous effort to give existing shoppers a more pleasant experience, appeal to … Continue reading

TSC Second-Hand News! The late, great American consumer | Philadelphia Inquirer

Hi comrades! Great article from the Philadelphia Inquirer offering a frank look at the state of the economy and what people are doing to embrace thrift. The late, great American consumer | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/20/2011.

TSC Second-Hand Article! How to Raise a Thrift Store-Loving Kid from Planet Green

Hi Comrades! Found this fantastic article today on introducing kids to thrift store shopping and wanted to share it with you all. Check it out! How to Raise a Thrift Store-Loving Kid – Planet Green. Thanks and all best, Nicole & the TSC Team

TSC NEWS – Sour Economy Sweetens Thrift Store Deals

Hi Comrades!  Great article about the rise of thrift store shopping.  Read the full article here. by JASON WHITELY, WFAA.com Bio | Email | Follow: @jasonwhitely | Follow: @jasonwhitely Posted on January 5, 2011 at 11:26 PM DALLAS — Bargain buying has become a boom in this down economy. Discount stores just finished one of … Continue reading

You Say You Want a Resolution…

Well, Comrades, here we are.  The promise of a New Year is upon us, and most Americans at least toy with the idea of a New Year’s Resolution – either getting rid of things we don’t want in our lives, or manifesting the things we do. While working on the terribly ambitious game plan for … Continue reading

Salvation Army Coat Sale Exclusive – COMING SOON!

Howdy, Comrades! Hope your  holidays were full of laughter, patience and joy!  BIG NEWS here at TSC – the amazing people of The Salvation Army gave TSC an exclusive sneak-peek at their legendary New York City coat sale earlier this month.  Yes, we got in early, yes we’ve got footage of it, and of course, … Continue reading

“I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum”

Happy Holidays, Comrades – Damn, it’s hard to be broke during this time of year.   The days are ticking down, and the list of things I want to give to so many people is so long it seems it will never end.  Today has been a day of discouragement and, at times, self-deprecation about my … Continue reading

Last Salvation Army Coat Sale of the Year THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 4!

Hey there, you hungry, chilly Comrades! If you live anywhere near New York City, you’re in for a special treat with the Salvation Army’s Final Coat Sale, Saturday, December 4th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at 536 West 46th Street in Manhattan.  People start lining up at around 8:00 a.m., jockeying for a spot at the … Continue reading

Woohoo! Goodwill Rewards Program!

Well now this is exciting to me.  Goodwill today launched a program that earns you a $10 credit for each $100 you spend in any store across the country.  I think every retailer should have a “frequent buyer” program (hello, Starbucks?!) – psychologically I feel it’s a big incentive for me to spend with that … Continue reading

The Best Coat Sale in NYC and Cure Fall Home & Fashion Event – October 9, 2010 NYC

TSC Comrade Sale Alert!  Two AMAZING thrifty events this Saturday, October 9, 2010, NYC Salvation Army 2010 Winter Coat Sale and The Cure Thrift Shop Fall Home & Fashion Event First – the sale we’ve been waiting for!  The Salvation Army’s 2010 Winter Coat Sale Line up early, kids!  I go “blow by blow” with … Continue reading

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