If looking for clothing, this is the system I use. I will check garage/yard sales first. You can find tons of great name brand clothes for quarter, nickels, and dimes. If I can't find what I'm looking for there, I go to the Goodwill or Salvation Army. If I still can't find what I'm looking for then I go to the discount stores like TJMax. If I can't find it there, then I will give in and search a clothing store for sale items. I do my best to look for clothes that are not stained, torn, broken zippers, faded, etc... I do look for the tag to see how worn the item is. If the tag is still somewhat starchy, then it hasn't been worn very often.
I seldom go to the mall or shop for clothes at Wal-Mart. Mall prices are so expensive even if they are on sale, and when it gets to the clearance price, you can never find the size or matching piece to go with what you're wanting. Wal-Marts clothes just don't last as long.
If your area has an Aldi's, shop there before going elsewhere. They have products that are cheaper (and sometimes better tasting!) than the leading stores' products. Ours also tends to have better strawberries.
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