Really? thats no bueno. My wife and I adopted two alpacas at our local zoo...random I know but we got free admission for a year.
+1 this thread isn't going to be the sole reason of price increases at thrift stores. Heck if anything the song on the radio (which i still here ) would probably have more of an affect than a thread full of thrift talk.
One of my salvation army stops tries to price things they think they know are good brands for higher prices like 60+ on suits that carry the label of Brooks Brothers or Chaps (lol). I dont really mind much because they still leave behind plenty of oxxford and HF amongst others that apparently they have no clue about with an average price of about 4 bucks.
The thing I'd be most concerned about is not a price increase, rather the amount of thrift flippers popping up in our communities. I cant help but wonder when in a thrift store what I missed lately in here and which random person is wearing it (not knowing the value or quality of the item, such as say a brioni, or a kiton, or even an oxxford).
But hey...at the end of the day, its a thrilling hunt for a reason...without a hunt its no fun in my book.