For me, thrifting can be addictive and can get costly. I reason that I'm saving money (and I am) but I need to really save money, that is not spend money. So I made an agreement with myself to avoid the thrift store for three months, basically until mid to end of April. I'm happy I kept my word to myself.
Yesterday, though, I ventured into the thrift store. I only spent about $11.00 but I felt really happy about my purchases. My main reason for going to the thrift store was to find a bag. I needed something with lots of pockets and compartments. It needed to a shoulder bag (when we go into the city, I usually carry Z2's stroller on one shoulder and my book-bag really makes it difficult). I was disappointed when I couldn't find a shoulder bag but thrilled when at the last minute, I found the Skip Hop messenger style diaper bag and it only cost $3.99 although it retails for $80. It's in excellent condition too. Perfect.
So, a pretty good haul, I'd say. And I won't be back at the thrift store for some time. :)