I never heard it called "slum-shopping." Sounds a little demeaning
Always called it "thrifting." It's how I furnished my first apartment - that, and a lady who moved back with her parents after her husband left her, gave me some of her furniture.
I still find odds and ends at thrift stores, although the good stuff does not last long these days. My friend who lost 100 pounds, bought clothes at thrift stores while the weight was coming off. Amazing what pretty things she found.
Originally Posted by Sunset
Interesting, as I've certainly noticed pre-covid, that I really enjoyed what I call slum-shopping. It's where I shop at places that cater to largely minimum wage workers.
When I slum-shop it's freeing as I can buy as much as I want and don't need to worry about the cost.