Yes, the economy went to shit. Before 2007 it was like a giant undiscovered treasure field. Then the economy went down hill, and the otherwise untapped thrift market was tapped by "normal" people, who wanted to save money and buy used. The simple level of traffic increased, and the shops became "sellers market" savvy, and started hiking prices because they could do so, and still compete with ANY actual retail shops.
12/19/14 at 11:52am