The songs says it all:
But sh@t, it was ninety-nine cents! (Bag it)/
Coppin’ it, washin’ it, ’bout to go and get some compliments…
Savin’ my money and I’m hella happy that’s a bargain…
In spite of all my anti-consumerism rants, I’m occasionally a shopaholic. A thrifty shopaholic. If I had to guess, I’d say 70% of my clothes, shoes, and household items are from a thrift store/garage sale/estate sale/friend. I guess that makes me a pretty big second-hand advocate.
Better quality, used, lower cost, possibly supporting a good industry vs. crappier quality, straight out of a sweatshop, higher cost, probably exploiting someone. The choice seems obvious.
Here are a few of my latest finds at Goodwill: