I went to a thrift store called Red, White & Blue, located at 935 Ohio River Blvd in Bellevue or Avalon. I don’t know which.
- The store is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
- It only accepts cash, although there is a MAC machine in the store
- There’s a 50% off senior discount (I can’t remember if it’s on certain days) and 75% off “white tag” items, whatever those are
The store was PACKED! The parking lot was completely full. I managed to grab a space just as someone was backing out. Inside the store, every aisle was full of people sorting through clothes racks.
They stock all sorts of clothes, shoes, bedding, housewares, books, and just a little bit of furniture. I only looked at a few clothes racks, because it was just so darn crowded. Prices for nice men’s blazers were around $9.95. Nice women’s workwear could be found around that price as well. For the clothing that I saw, all looked to be in good condition.
I found three bread machines. One was for $8.95, another $12.95, and another for $14.95. All looked to be decent, but in need of a good dusting/cleaning. I haven’t decided if I want to buy one yet, and I only had $5 in cash with me, so I decided to wait on this purchase.
The store did have a musty odor, which I noticed as soon as I walked in the door. Still, this shouldn’t deter anyone from coming in and finding some bargains.
I didn’t notice if there were any fitting rooms in this store. Does anyone know?
I will return. I’ll be sure to bring cash and patience for dealing with the crowds. I’ll try to come earlier in the day, so that perhaps it won’t be as busy.