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2013-08-19 11:45:58   Many of these are straight up businesses and thus actually second-hand shops. The definition of a thrift store is that it benefits a charity. —badfish

2013-08-19 12:54:33   Hmmm, you're right. We should move some of these to either Antiques or whatever category their goods fall under (such as Clothing Stores). —EileenF

2013-08-19 13:06:53   We should probably make a page for businesses that sell second-hand goods that are not antiques. Utter Clutter, for example. —EileenF

2013-08-19 18:13:37   I'd actually think that having a page first that lists second hand stores—regardless if they sell clothes or furniture—would be very useful. Lots of people are looking for a bargain. I would say the "secondhand stores" page and "thrift stores" page should clearly refer to each other. Many people shop at the VOA at Main and Culver, then head to Greenovation just up the road, and shop at both for the same reason. Good used stuff at a good price.

2013-08-19 18:32:55   Let me rephrase that last statement. I think the line between secondhand shops is blurred and people call them all "thrift shops" even if they have no charity associated with them. (Utter Clutter and Tome Traders are examples—Greenovation may straddle the line between them.) So I think because many of the same people would be interested in both categories, and in fact may not realize there is a difference, we should be clear in having each category explicitly remind people to check out the other category. —badfish

2013-08-19 19:01:22   How's Second-Hand Goods? We can include links to the pages for Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, Antiques, and Garage Sales. —EileenF

2013-08-19 20:56:35   Looks good to me! —badfish