I turned the profits from my find into the vehicle which allows me to get to thrift stores. Ex A: for a mere ~$3.15, I get almost 100 mpg. It would take a week consisting of 10 stops a day to account for one gas tank in a 15-25 mpg vehicle. I don't make much money, so avoiding a $60 gas tank fill AND finding sicknasty things I can wear and flip is the perfect balance for my OCD shopping tendencies. The Gucci crocs opened that door for me. I haven't been thrifting as much in the winter given that I don't use a car. Maybe eazye can relate to this. We all do this for different reasons, but turning my thrift find into real cash allowed me to up my game significantly.