A thrift store is a retail business that typically sells mostly used goods that have been donated. While many thrift stores are nonprofit organizations making money to support communities and people in need, some are for-profit, according to Natural & Thrifty.
Goodwill is an example of a large thrift store retail chain. For consumers, thrift stores are an opportunity to find quality used items at reasonable prices. However, Natural & Thrifty pointed out that people need to carefully look over items before purchase to ensure they are in good condition. Local directories, search engines and other people are resources to discover thrift stores in a given area.