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20 Random Thrifting Facts You Should Know

  How many of these random thrift facts do you know? Test your knowledge! 20 Random Thrifting Facts 1). Thrift shop – noun - Merriam Webster Definition of thrift shop: a shop that sells secondhand articles and especially clothes and is often run for charitable purposes  2). August 17 - National Thrift Shop Day  3). 1879: The Salvation Army comes to the U.S  4). 1902: Goodwill Industries is founded in Boston 5). 1919: The term “thrift shop” is coined. 6). 1974: Buffalo Exchange opens first store in Tucson, AZ. 7). 1984- NARTS-- The Association of Resale Professionals. Founded in 1984. Has noticed an increase in resale shops. Helps members (shop owners) with educational and professional development.  Also provides consumers with an online SHOPPING LIST to locate shops in their city or towns when visiting. 8). 1995: eBay and Craigslist are founded 9). At a garage sale in 2000, a Fresno, California house painter noticed images of Yosemite National Park on glass plates of