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The Complete Idiot's Guides to Starting and Running a Thrift Store by Ravel Buckley, Carol Costa

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Introduction
Thrift stores are considered to be recession-proof, making this type of business one of the fastest growing in the country.
The thrift store business is exciting because it is never routine. There are always surprises to be found among the merchandise and there is always the chance that a real treasure will be discovered. An industry that was once viewed as a wasteland for the less fortunate has become a shining star in the ongoing challenge to save our planet. Reuse, recycle, and go green are now common cries, and thrift stores that have adhered to this philosophy all along are leaders in the effort to protect the Earth for future generations.
All thrift stores service the community where they are located in one way or another. ...

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