Do you thrift? You do if you’ve ever been to a store that sells previously owned goods like clothes, electronics, furniture, books, or music. You do if you’ve ever used an online used goods site like eBay, Etsy, or Craigslist. Ever shop at a consignment store? That’s thrifting. You can even call yourself a “thrifter” if you’ve donated items to an outreach organization like Goodwill. To get the most out of the thrift experience, it’s good to step back and take a look at the whole thrifting world: the concept, what they offer, how they offer it, and what impact it can have on us and our world. Some surprises are in store as we take a close look at the benefits of thrift shopping.